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Also Known As: Joseph Mantell Died: September 29, 2010
Born: December 21, 1915 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A veteran character actor, Joe Mantell made his mark with an Oscar-nominated performance in the classic "Marty" (1955), a noted "buddy" role that he reprised from the celebrated 1953 television play by Paddy Chayefsky. The late 1950s and early 1960s were Mantell's busiest period in features, with roles in "Storm Center" (1956), "The Sad Sack" and "Beau James" (1957); he also contributed a memorable bit as a traveling salesman in Alfred Hitchcock's chilling "The Birds" (1963). Later in his career, Mantell made a notable impression playing Lawrence Walsh, an associate of Jack Nicholson's Jake Gittes in Roman Polanski's neo-noir, "Chinatown" (1974), as well as in the Nicholson-directed sequel, "The Two Jakes" (1990). The actor passed away on Sept. 28, 2010 at the age of 94.

A veteran character actor, Joe Mantell made his mark with an Oscar-nominated performance in the classic "Marty" (1955), a noted "buddy" role that he reprised from the celebrated 1953 television play by Paddy Chayefsky. The late 1950s and early 1960s were Mantell's busiest period in features, with roles in "Storm Center" (1956), "The Sad Sack" and "Beau James" (1957); he also contributed a memorable bit as a traveling salesman in Alfred Hitchcock's chilling "The Birds" (1963). Later in his career, Mantell made a notable impression playing Lawrence Walsh, an associate of Jack Nicholson's Jake Gittes in Roman Polanski's neo-noir, "Chinatown" (1974), as well as in the Nicholson-directed sequel, "The Two Jakes" (1990). The actor passed away on Sept. 28, 2010 at the age of 94.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Two Jakes, The (1990) Lawrence Walsh
2.
 Movers And Shakers (1985) Larry
3.
 Blame It on the Night (1984) Attorney
4.
 They Only Come Out at Night (1975) Lieutenant Baylor
5.
 Chinatown (1974) Walsh
6.
 Mister Buddwing (1966) 1st cab driver
7.
 The Birds (1963) Traveling salesman
8.
 The Scarface Mob (1962) George Ritchie
9.
 Murder Men (1961) Morey
10.
 The Crowded Sky (1960) Louie Capelli
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Milestones close milestones

1949:
Made his big screen debut as a newsboy in Joseph H. Lewis' "The Undercover Man"
1949:
Appeared in the film, "Barbary Pirate"
1952:
Performed on Broadway in the musical, "Buttrio Square"
1953:
Made TV debut as Angie in Paddy Chayefsky's "Marty," presented on "The Goodyear Playhouse" (NBC)
1955:
Received an Academy Award nomination when he reprised his role as Angie, the best friend of Ernest Borgnine, in the film version of "Marty"
1955:
Played the lead in "Guilty Witness" on "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (CBS)
1957:
Co-starred with Jerry Lewis in the film, "The Sad Sack"
1961:
Had a recurring role as Ernie Briggs on "Pete and Gladys" (CBS)
1963:
Appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"
1968:
Appeared in several episodes of "Mannix" (CBS) as Albie Luce
1974:
Played Jack Nicholson's partner in "Chinatown"
1979:
Played Joey in the CBS political docudrama miniseries, "Blind Ambition"
1985:
Had a small role in the film, "Movers & Shakers"
1990:
Reprised role, opposite Jack Nicholson, for the "Chinatown" sequel, "The Two Jakes"
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