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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
What's Cooking? (2000) as Uncle David Seelig
A tale focusing on the cultural and personal diversity of four Los Angeles families during Thanksgiving festivities.
2.
Godzilla (1998) as Old Fisherman
A blinding flash of white light fills the sky above the French Polynesian islands. Giant footsteps plow an ominous path through miles of Panamanian forests and beaches. Ships off the U.S. coast capsize, dragged into a rolling sea where they are instantly demolished. This incessant, inexplicable dest
3.
Her Last Chance (1996) as Pawnbroker
A troubled teenager is wrongly accused of the murder of her boyfriend. Her widowed mother is determined to help her prove her innocence.
4.
Get Shorty (1995) as Fred The Barber
Chili Palmer is a Miami loanshark who's sent to Los Angeles to collect on a gambling debt from film producer Harry Zimm. Harry's luck may have changed though; Chili is a big movie fan--even of the B-movie screamers that Harry churns out. Instead of breaking Harry's legs, Chili figures--what the hell
5.
Showdown (1995) as Manza
An ex-Mafioso tries to start a new life but finds family allegiances and his violent past difficult to abandon.
6.
Dave (1993) as White House Barber
A presidential look-alike steps in when the real chief executive is felled by a stroke.
7.
Retribution (1987) as Amos
Supernatural story revolving around two men who are killed at the same time, and come back from the dead in one body, both good and evil.
8.
Philadelphia Experiment, The (1984) as Older Jim
9.
Fatso (1980)
A New Yorker with an eating disorder attempts to lose weight.
10.
Little Miss Marker (1980) as Workman
Set during the Great Depression, a precocious little girl is left as an I.O.U. with an irascible bookie.
11.
Samurai (1979) as Irving Berman
A young San Francisco lawyer, an assistant district attorney by day, straps on his samurai sword at night to do battle with a power-mad tycoon who is plotting to destroy San Francisco with an earthquake machine, in this pilot for a prospective martial arts series.
12.
Love At First Bite (1979) as Limo Driver
This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles through typical New York city life situations while pursuing Cindy Soundheim. But her boyfriend, Doctor Jeff Rosenberg, realizes she is under the influence of a vampire, and tries his bumbling best to convince police Lt Ferguson of what is going on, and to help him stop Dracula.
13.
Perfect Gentlemen (1978) as Frankie Fox
Lauren Bacall made her TV-movie debut in this amusing caper film about three women with totally different backgrounds but sharing a common bond in that each needs a large sum of money and each has a husband in prison, and with the help of a safecracking old lady they pull off a million dollar heist.
14.
One And Only, The (1978) as Bellman
1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise engaged. But getting a job after college turns out much harder than expected; most directors take offense at his free interpretation of his roles. Desperate, he tries in wrestling. To avoid getting beaten up he stages the fights - and incidentally invents show-wrestling.
15.
Cat From Outer Space, The (1978) as Weasel
A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that has special powers, including the ability to allow the cat to communicate with humans, has eluded the authorities and needs the help of a man named Frank in order to reclaim and repair his ship to get back home.
16.
Terraces (1977) as Louis Parizzi
A drama about various people who share adjoining terraces in a high-rise apartment building.
17.
Cry For Help, A (1975) as Tony Garafolas
A cynical radio talk-show host, who daily insults his audience, receives a suicide threat from a nameless young girl and frantically tries to get his listeners to locate her before she can carry out her threat.
18.
Banacek: Detour to Nowhere (1972) as Jay Drury
An urbane, Boston-based insurance investigator attempts to locate an armored car filled with gold bullion that vanished in the middle of a deserted Texas highway. This pilot film spawned the TV series with Peppard (1972-74).
19.
The Love Machine (1971) as Bartender
John Phillip Law, Dyan Cannon, Robert Ryan, Jackie Cooper, David Hemmings, Maureen Arthur, Shecky Greene, Jodi Wexler. Based on the best-selling pulp novel by Jacqueline Susann, this behind-the-scenes expose of a national television network follows the career of a ruthless executive who sleeps his way to the top. The music score includes two songs by Dionne Warwick - "He's Moving On" & "Amanda's Theme".
20.
Three Guns for Texas (1968) as
Our heroes, Texas Rangers based in Laredo, are joined by a pompous and persnickity constable who plans to civilize and modernize law enforcement in Texas according to methods he's developed in nine years of law enforcement in New Hampshire. He accompanies them on an adventure in which they encounter the wily outlaw, Linda Littletrees. They lose Linda, but they do get rid of the constable only to be joined by an old friend of Reese's, a man who believes himself to be a jinx--with some reason. They set out again to capture Linda, but Linda gets a look at Joe with his shirt off and falls in love. She has him captured and tied up so she can marry him, and the other Rangers must rescue him. Joe escapes unscathed and Cletus breaks his jinx, but Linda eludes capture once more.
21.
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966) as Waiter
Soldiers in World War II Italy have to fake combat so a strategic village can stage its annual festival.
22.
Secret of Deep Harbor (1961) as Frank Miner
23.
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960) as Bookmaker
A small-time thief kills his way to the top of the New York rackets.
24.
Too Soon to Love (1960) as Hughie Wineman
25.
Gang War (1958) as Bernard "Axe" Duncan
26.
The Hunters (1958) as Gifford
Three American pilots are assigned to dogfight the Chinese "volunteer" pilots during the Korean War.
27.
The Enemy Below (1957) as Lt. Bonelli
During World War II, the USS Haynes, an American destroyer escort discovers a German U-boat in the South Atlantic. A deadly duel between the two ships ensues, and Captain Murrell must draw upon all his experience to defeat the equally experienced German commander.

Cast (special)

28.
Topper Returns (1973)
An updated version of the Topper story in which Cosmo Topper Jr., the nephew of the late Cosmo Topper, finds his life plagued when he inherits his uncle's possessions, including the spirits of George and Marian Kerby. The ghosts who once appeared and spoke only to his uncle now appear and speak only

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

29.
Donovan's Kid (1979) as Lou

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