Commercial actor famous for Xerox ads
Comedian and actor Jack Eagle died Jan. 10 in New York. He was 81.Eagle appeared in over 50 commercials throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, most notably the popular Xerox ad as Brother Dominic in 1977. That Xerox commercial won the 1977 Cleo Award and was voted one of the Top 10 All-time Super Bowl commercials. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Eagle also appeared in feature films “Step Mom” and “Isn’t She Great,” and performed on Broadway in “Catskills on Broadway.” He was a stand-up comedian for more than 40 years, performing all over the world, with deep roots in the Catskills. Eagle also made appearances on a number of TV programs, including “Candid Camera,” “Captain Kangaroo,” “The Merv Griffin Show” and “The Mike Douglas Show.” He is survived by his wife Sue; two daughters; son Ian, a sportscaster; and three grandchildren.