Known for movies

Short Info

DiedSeptember 20, 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
SpouseLois Cassatt
FactGraduate of Julliard.

Jack Thayer was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 2, 1894. His father, Frank Thayer, was a successful businessman, and his mother, Margaret (née Ziegler) Thayer, was a homemaker. Jack had two older sisters, Marion and Gladys. He was educated at the prestigious St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, and graduated in 1912.

Jack Thayer’s career began on Wall Street, where he worked as a stockbroker. He later joined his father’s business, Thayer & Company. In 1917, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served during World War I. After the war, he returned to Thayer & Company.

In April 1912, Jack Thayer boarded the RMS Titanic at Southampton as a first-class passenger. He was traveling with his parents and sister Marion. His father and mother occupied cabin C-68, and Jack and Marion occupied cabin C-70.

On the night of April 14, 1912, Jack was awakened by the ship’s collision with an iceberg. He dressed quickly and went up to the deck, where he helped his father and mother into lifeboats. He then returned to his cabin to fetch his sister Marion, but she had already gone up to the deck. Jack was last seen by Titanic survivor Harold Bride standing on the stern of the ship as it sank into the Atlantic Ocean. His body was never recovered.

At the time of his death, Jack Thayer was 18 years old. He was survived by his father, mother, and two sisters.

Jack Thayer’s net worth at the time of his death was estimated to be $2 million (equivalent to $48 million in 2019).

General Info

Full NameJack Thayer
DiedSeptember 20, 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height1.63 m
ProfessionActor, Comedian
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania, Apple Valley High School
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseLois Cassatt
ChildrenEdward Cassatt Thayer, Alexander Johnston Cassatt Thayer, John B. Thayer IV., Julie Thayer Vehr, Pauline Maguire, Lois Thayer Frazier
ParentsJohn Thayer, Marian Thayer, Catherine Thayer
SiblingsFrederick Morris Thayer, Margaret Thayer Talbott, Pauline Thayer Dolan


MoviesTable 19, Night of the Living Deb, Annie Claus is Coming to Town, Let Go, State of Play, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Accepted, Romancing the Bride, Hitch, Strangers with Candy, Storytelling, Daddy Who?, Our Show, Eagleheart: Paradise Rising
TV ShowsEagleheart, Strangers with Candy, Those Who Can't

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1I'm strictly a movie person. I mean, I watch the HBO documentaries and Netflix.
2I had to pretend to drown. I was underwater, which is scary, and I'm not afraid of water, but people do die underwater.
3As an actor, I'll take any job.
4Even to play a dead body; that'd be an easy gig.
5I have work to do as a human being.
6I need something fun to get my mind off of pretending to die and I didn't have any squibs under water.
7I love Errol Morris so much; he's one of my heroes.
8I love not serious documentaries, too, but I love seeing people at their wits' end, I guess.
9Documentaries are my favorite thing, and the more depressing, the better.
10If someone is doing something crazy - or what I think is crazy - I'm watching, but also am I keeping the actual seriousness of someone actually running for president in my mind all the time?
11I mostly, for someone who makes a lot of their living in comedy - and even for someone who doesn't make their living in comedy - I don't watch a lot of comedy.


1Was her high school's homecoming queen.
2Graduate of Julliard.
3Was born on a bee farm.
4Graduate of Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota.
5Is allergic to bees.
6Played the role of "Nina" in a an off-Broadway performance of "The Seagull" at the Blue Heron arts center in New York City.




Table 192017completedInfamous Kate
Those Who Can't2016TV SeriesAbbey Logan
Comedy Bang! Bang!2014-2016TV SeriesMarissa Price / Monica Dubinsky
The Mindy Project2016TV SeriesCourtney
Gentlemen Lobsters2016TV SeriesSarah / Blair
Great Minds with Dan Harmon2016TV SeriesCourtney the Balloon-gram Girl
Married2015TV SeriesKristi
Gotham2015TV SeriesScottie Mullens
Difficult People2015TV SeriesNicole
Night of the Living Deb2015Deb Clarington
Kroll Show2015TV SeriesDuchess Tina
Man Seeking Woman2015TV SeriesMaude
The League2014TV SeriesCheryl
Mulaney2014TV SeriesAmanda
Wedlock2014TV SeriesRosie the Caterer
Pauline Alone2014ShortCat
Review2014TV SeriesEliza
Men at Work2014TV SeriesBridget
Dads2014TV SeriesMaria
American Dad!2014TV SeriesNun
Eagleheart2011-2014TV SeriesSusie Wagner
Long Distance2014TV SeriesJess
Arrested Development2013TV SeriesTracey B.
Maron2013TV SeriesMegan
Family Tools2013TV SeriesWendy Doyle
Cougar Town2013TV SeriesRiggs
Sex Surrogates2013TV SeriesLisa
Portlandia2013TV Series
New Girl2012TV SeriesAmelia
Louie2012TV SeriesRental Car Lady
Annie Claus is Coming to Town2011TV MovieAnnie
Harry's Law2011TV SeriesJulie Cassidy
Let Go2011/IBeth
Traffic Light2011TV SeriesEsme
Our Show2010TV Movie
Important Things with Demetri Martin2010TV SeriesEdith
House M.D.2009TV SeriesAnnie
State of Play2009Sonia Baker
30 Rock2009TV SeriesJennifer Rogers
Lipstick Jungle2008TV SeriesCassidy
Forgetting Sarah Marshall2008Wyoma
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2006TV SeriesHope
Nip/Tuck2006TV SeriesTransplant Consultant
The Colbert Report2006TV SeriesJenny
Accepted2006Rory Thayer
Will & Grace2006TV SeriesLila
Romancing the Bride2005TV MovieKimmy
Strangers with Candy2005Tamela 'Tammi' Littlenut
Comedy Lab2004TV SeriesJill
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2003TV SeriesClaire Brody
Miss Match2003TV SeriesChelsea Greer
The Education of Max Bickford2001TV SeriesTina
Storytelling2001Amy (segment "Fiction")
Big Apple2001TV SeriesRosemary
Strangers with Candy1999-2000TV SeriesTammi Littlenut


Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
Adam's Accepted Chronicles2006Video documentary shortHerself
Reject Rejection: The Making of 'Accepted'2006Video shortHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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