Note: Do not confuse with British actor of same name.
Jack Lambert (April 13, 1920 - February 18, 2002) was an American character actor born in Yonkers, New York specializing in playing movie tough guys and heavies. Best known for playing the psychotic cat-loving, ironhooked Steve "the Claw" Michael in Dick Tracy's Dilemma.
Following a stint on Broadway, Lambert moved to Hollywood and began working in films in 1943. Lambert was a familiar figure in Westerns and crime dramas after World War II, in such movies as Kiss Me Deadly, Vera Cruz, The Killers, How the West Was Won, and The Enforcer.
He is often confused with a British character actor of the same name, as well as the former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker.