John Herbert "Jackie" Gleason (February 26, 1916—June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor, writer, composer, and conductor best known for his brash visual and verbal comedy, as exemplified by his portayal of Ralph Kamden in The Honeymooners. Aside from The Honeymooners, he is also known for his roles as master pool shark, "Minnesota Fats" in The Hustler, and as Corrupt Hick Sheriff Buford T. Justice in the Smokey and the Bandit films.
Gleason is one of several individuals known by the sobriquet "The Great One". His grandson, Jason Patric, is also an actor.
Not to be confused with Jack Gleeson.
- All Through the Night (1941)
- The Hustler (1961)
- Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
- Skidoo (1968)
- Don't Drink the Water (1969)
- Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
- 1941 (1979)
- The Toy (1982)
- Nothing in Common (1986)