From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jack Mullaney (September 18, 1929 – June 27, 1982) was an American actor, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mullaney acted in several television series and films throughout his career. He appeared regularly as Johnny Wallace, the bellhop, in CBSs The Ann Sothern Show (1958-1961). In addition to Ann Sothern, his co-stars included Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell, Louis Nye, and Jesse White. He also portrayed Navy Lieutenant Rex St. John in NBCs Ensign OToole (1962-1963), starring Dean Jones. In the 1958 film South Pacific, based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein hit musical, he played a character affectionately known as the Professor. He also appeared as murderer Bert Rockwood on episode #227 of Lee Marvins M-SQUAD titled The Vanishing Lady which first aired 4/3/1959. His death, due to stroke, occurred in Hollywood, June 27, 1982 -- he left no reported survivors. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jack Mullaney, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.