|Birth name||Yacov Moshe Maza|
|Born||June 9, 1928|
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Died||July 24, 2021 (aged 93)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
Jyll Rosenfeld (m. 1991)
|Notable works and roles||The World According to Me!|
Hyman Krustofski in "Like Father, Like Clown", "Today I Am A Clown", "Once Upon a Time in Springfield", "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution", and "At Long Last Leave"
|Outstanding Voice-Over Performance|
1992 The Simpsons - "Like Father, Like Clown"
His 1986 one-man show The World According to Me won a Special Tony Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, an Ace Award, an Emmy Award, and a Grammy nomination. Later, his 1988 special Jackie Mason on Broadway won another Emmy Award. He was known for his voice role as Rabbi Hyman Krustofski in The Simpsons, which won Mason a third Emmy Award.
Personal life[change | change source]
Mason was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and grew up in New York City. He graduated from the City College of New York. In 1991, he married Jyll Rosenfeld. He has a daughter from another relationship.
Works[change | change source]
Selected TV, film and radio roles[change | change source]
- The Ed Sullivan Show (1961–1968) frequent guest appearances
- The Stoolie (1972) - Roger Pitman
- Sleeper (1973) - Voice of robot tailor (uncredited)
- The Jerk (1979) - Harry Hartounian
- History of the World: Part I (1981) - Jew #2
- Jackie Mason Radio Show live from Rum Runner Bay, Miami Beach (1982) produced by John L.Woolley
- Caddyshack II (1988) - Jack Hartounian
- Chicken Soup (1989) - Jackie Fisher
- The Simpsons - Rabbi Hyman Krustofski in five episodes:
- The Fairly OddParents episode "Beddy Bye/The Grass Is Greener" (2003) - Harvey Sandman a.k.a. The Sandman, a.k.a. The Mattress King
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - The Quandary Phase (2005) - The East River Lifeform
- 30 Rock episode The Collection (2007) - Himself (small guest appearance)
- The Drinky Crow Show episode "Aspire" (2009) - Mort Cooper
- Jackie Goldberg: Private Dick (2010) - Jackie Goldberg
- Answer Me This! Episode 206 (2012) - Jackie Mason
- Graham Norton BBC Radio 4 Show! (2012) - Jackie Mason
Television specials[change | change source]
- Jackie Mason's The World According to Me! (1988)
- An Audience with Jackie Mason (1990)
- Jackie Mason on Campus (1992)
- Jackie Mason at the London Palladium (1996)
- Jackie Mason: A Night at the Opera (2002)
Discography[change | change source]
- I'm the Greatest Comedian in the World, Only Nobody Knows it Yet! (1962)
- I Want to Leave You with the Words of a Great Comedian (1963)
- The World According to Me! (1987)
- Brand New (1991)
- Politically Incorrect
- In Israel
- Live at the London Palladium (1997)
- All New! Much Ado About Everything (2003)
- Prune Danish
- The Unholy Tour
- Freshly Squeezed
- The Ultimate Jew (2008)
One-man shows[change | change source]
- Jackie Mason's the World According to Me! (1986–1988)
- Jackie Mason: Brand New (1990–1991)
- Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect (1994–1995)
- Love Thy Neighbor (1996–1997)
- Much Ado About Everything (1999–2000)
- Jackie Mason: Prune Danish (2002–2003)
- Jackie Mason: Freshly Squeezed (2005–2006)
- Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew (2008)
References[change | change source]
- "Jackie Mason". Comedy-Quotes.com. Archived from the original on 15 June 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "Internet Broadway Database: Jackie Mason". The Broadway League. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "Jackie Mason". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
- "Jackie Mason Is Rare Entertainer Defending Donald Trump". Retrieved 7 October 2017.
- "Jackie Mason, 93, Dies; Turned Kvetching Into Comedy Gold". The New York Times. July 24, 2021. Retrieved July 25, 2021.
- "Jackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage, dies at 93". The Associated Press. July 24, 2021. Retrieved July 25, 2021.