The Shazam/Isis Podcast: Episode 19 - Jack McCulloch


The next in our series of interviews with the people who made Shazam and The Secrets of Isis happens with actor Jack McCulloch. Jack appeared as Vinnie in the two-part first season finale of Shazam! In this interview, he talks about his career, from his start in religious programming to his appearance in the pilot of Happy Days, to his turning down the chance to audition for Luke Skywalker to his appearance in the final season of M*A*S*H, to working with Jackson Bostwick on Shazam!

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Jack McCulloch was a character actor who appeared in television and movies throughout the 70s and into the early 80s. He has the distinction of being there for the start of Happy Days, by appearing in the pilot episode and playing a solider in the final season of M*A*S*H. In addition, he appeared in such movies as The California Kid and The Big Red One.

Jack played Vinnie, the leader of the vultures in the two-part season finale of Shazam!'s first season. After appearing in M*A*S*H, Jack walked away from Hollywood in 1982 and opened a business that specializes in wide width shoes - McCulloch's Wide Shoes. His store features tributes to Hollywood and many cone from far and wide, not just to buy shoes, but to see his museum-like store.

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