Acteur né le 16 mai 1931 (décédé à 63 ans)
Jack Dodson Born John S. Dodson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was an American television actor best remembered for the milquetoast character Howard Sprague in The Andy Griffith Show and its spin-off Mayberry R.F.D. From 1959 until his death in 1994, Dodson was married to television art director Mary Dodson.
In 1966 Andy Griffith hired Dodson for the Howard Sprague role, having previously seen him in Broadway's Hughie. Dodson also appeared in episodes of My Friend Flicka, The Virginian, Maude, Barney Miller, Archie Bunker's Place, Newhart, Mr. Belvedere, Matlock, Mama's Family, and St. Elsewhere.
The actor appeared as a airplane passenger caught-up in murder-plot in a 1972 episode of "Hawaii 5-0." In 1967 Dodson appeared in the episode "A Mighty Hunter Before the Lord" of NBC's The Road West, which aired opposite The Andy Griffith Show. Dodson also appeared in two Sam Peckinpah films, The Getaway and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. He also had a small role in the 1974 film Thunderbolt and Lightfoot which starred Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges.
In the early 1980s, he had a recurring role as Mickey Malph, Ralph Malph's optometrist dad on Happy Days. A guest appearance on Barney Miller had Dodson in a twist on his Mayberry role- as a mild-mannered, blood-thirsty killer.