As we rapidly approach a new Jimmy Olsen coming to the small screen with Mehcad Brooks, we are sadden to learn that the original television Olsen passed away. Jack Larson died in his Brentwood home at the age of 87. Larson was an actor, producer, playwright and screenwriter but is best remembered for his time on The Adventures of Superman opposite George Reeves.
Though the series type cast him, the actor never shied away from the role that made him famous making cameo appearances in the television series Superboy and Lois and Clark, the New Adventures of Superman as well as the film Superman Returns.
Larson went on to work more behind the scenes after the series ended as a producer and playwright with some of his plays including: The Candied House(1966) Chuck (1968) and later in life, The Astronaut's Tale (1998).