Jack Perkins was born on December 28, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Jack Morton Perkins. He was married to Mary Jo Keplinger and Mary Jo. He died on August 19, 2019 in Nokomis, Florida, USA.
- Parodied by Michael J. Nelson for Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988) Hour.
- He grew up in Wooster, Ohio. As a student at what is now Case Western Reserve University, he studied political science and religion and worked for the college radio station. After graduating, he joined an ABC-TV affiliate in Cleveland. He moved to NBC in 1961, where he became a writer for David Brinkley, the Washington-based anchor of the network's evening news show, "The Huntley-Brinkley Report".