skip navigation
Milton Berle

Milton Berle

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Evil Roy Slade... The whole family will get a kick out of "Evil Roy Slade" (1972), a made-for-TV... more info $6.95was $6.95 Buy Now

Evil Roy Slade... In "Evil Roy Slade" (1972) John Astin plays Evil Roy Slade, the meanest train... more info $7.98was $7.98 Buy Now

The Color... The Color Honeymooners: Collection 1 is more alluring than it would seem at... more info $39.98was $39.98 Buy Now

The Color... The Color Honeymooners (a/k/a The Jackie Gleason Show), a top-rated... more info $39.98was $39.98 Buy Now

The Color... The Color Honeymooners (a/k/a The Jackie Gleason Show), a top-rated... more info $39.98was $39.98 Buy Now

Let Me In, I... Let Me In, I Hear Laughter - A Salute to the Friars Club (2004) takes us behind... more info $24.99was $24.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: March 27, 2002
Born: July 12, 1908 Cause of Death: colon cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
RATE AND COMMENT

COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Storybook (1994) as Illuzor
When eight-year-old Brandon believes in something, nothing will change his mind. That's the kind of faith he needs, when he finds a magical storybook and crosses over, with his dog Leo, into enchanted Storyland. Brandon soon learns that the only way for him to return home is to save the Kingdom from
2.
Driving Me Crazy (1991) as Hotel Clerk
A German car engineer develops a fool-proof car which can run over 200 mph and uses no gasoline. However, that doesn't save it from being stolen at a Los Angeles auto convention.
3.
Side By Side (1988) as Abe Mercer
Three men refuse to be categorized as "too old." All 65 and older and forced to retire, the men decide to form a new company to produce a line of clothing for the over-65 set.
4.
Broadway Danny Rose (1984) as Himself
A small-time agent gets mixed up with gangsters when he falls for a client's girlfriend.
5.
Smorgasbord (1983) as Female Patient
Warren Nefron narrates his life's story to his psychiatrist. He is such a failure at life that he cannot even succeed at committing suicide.
6.
Muppet Movie, The (1979) as Mad Man Mooney
Orson Welles interpreta Lew Lord, potente e famoso produttore cinematografico, contattato per produrre un film con Kermit la Rana e gli altri Muppets, dopo aver trattato con il loro agente.
7.
Lepke (1975) as Mr Meyer
A mobster sets up a murder for hire racket serving the nation's top gang bosses.
8.
Legend of Valentino, The (1975) as Jesse Lasky
Romantic fiction -- a term used by the network to describe it and blunt any possible lawsuits -- based on the life and myth of the screen's first and most famous male sex symbol.
9.
Journey Back to Oz (1974) as Voice
Once back in Oz, Dorothy sets off for the Emerald City to see her old friend the Scarecrow. But soon she encounters Mombi, the evil cousin of her old nemesis the Wicked Witch of the West, who plans to use her evil sorcery to depose the Scarecrow and install herself as Queen of the Emerald City. It's
10.
Evil Roy Slade (1972) as Harry Fern
A comedy Western involving a rotten outlaw whose villainy knows no bounds, a pretty but bubbleheaded schoolmarm who tries to reform him, and an egotistical singing marshal out to capture him. This feature-length film was the second pilot to an unrealized series called "Sheriff Who?" in which the bad
11.
Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969) as Good Time Eddie Filth
Hieronymus Merkin has recently turned 40, and is in the midst of preparing a film that details his life's history and development. Portraying himself as a marionette being controlled by an unseen puppet master, young Merkin is led away from the innocence of youth and into the waiting arms of one woman after another by Goodtime Eddie Filth. With Filth's guidance, Merkin steadily transforms into a self-centered womanizer, save only for the longing he feels for his one lost love, Mercy Humppe. As the producers of his life story scream for him to come up with an ending, Merkin must look back and decide what, if anything, he's learned from his experiences.
12.
For Singles Only (1968) as Mr. Parker
John Saxon, Lana Wood, Mary Ann Mobley, Mark Richman, Ann Elder, Chris Noel, Marty Ingels, Milton Berle. This typically tacky Sam Katzman sex comedy about the comings and goings of swinging singles in a California apartment complex is notable for the musical appearances of Cal Tjader, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Lewis and Clarke Expedition, The Sunshine Company and the Walter Wanderly Trio with Talya Ferro.
13.
Where Angels Go ... Trouble Follows! (1968) as Film director
A young progressive nun creates headaches for the Mother Superior.
14.
The Happening (1967) as Fred
A kidnapped gangster joins forces with the hippies who abducted him.
15.
Who's Minding the Mint? (1967) as Luther Burton
When he accidentally destroys good money, a mint worker tries to break in to print some more.
16.
The Oscar (1966) as Kappy Kapstetter
An unscrupulous actor fights his way to the top, destroying everyone in his path.
17.
Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title (1966) as
A Cook and a waitress decide to work at a bookstore filled with spies and bank robbers.
18.
The Loved One (1965) as Mr. Kenton
An Englishman in Hollywood moves into the funeral business.
19.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) as J. Russell Finch
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
20.
Let's Make Love (1960) as Himself
A millionaire uses a fake name to infiltrate a musical making fun of him.
21.
The Bellboy (1960) as Himself/Milton the bellboy
An accident-prone bellboy's resemblance to Jerry Lewis causes rampant confusion.
22.
Always Leave Them Laughing (1949) as Kip Cooper
A vaudeville clown neglects his family while fighting for stardom.
23.
Over My Dead Body (1943) as Jason Cordry, also known as Baron La Roux
The problem with the mystery stories concocted by Jason Cord (Milton Berle) is that he can never figure out who's guilty. Stuck, as usual, he takes his latest unfinished "who-dunit" to the office of his wife, Patricia Cord (Mary Beth Hughes), whose boss, Brennan (Reginald Denny), doesn't know she is married. Hidden in a closet, Jason overhears Brennan and his partners discussing a situation which exactly parallels his new story. He steps out when the discussion reaches the point of his story's current progress and, seeing a chance of finding an ending to his story, offers to make a suicide look like a murder. He soon finds himself the central figure in a front-page murder trial before he proves the supposed suicide to have been an actual murder - committed by one of the victim's partners.
24.
Margin for Error (1943) as Moe Finkelstein
It is a toss-up as to who is most displeased when Patrolman Moe Finkelstein (Milton Berle) is given the duty of guarding the German consulate ran by Karl Baumer (Otto Preminger); neither Moe nor Baumer are too happy with this turn of events. Moe, however, quickly becomes fiends with the other residents of the consulate: Sophie Baumer (Joan Bennett), the consul's wife; the secretary Baron Max Von Alvenstor (Carl Esmond); and a pretty maid named Freida (Poldi Dur as Poldy Dur.)Moe senses an underlying tension that is not entirely accounted for by the gathering clouds of war. The gambling-loving Baumer has lost a large sum of money belonging to the German government, Sophie has learned to hate her husband and what he stands for and represents, and Baron Max has fallen in love with her. Max confronts Baumer with the discrepancy in the consulate's funds, and Baumer threatens to inform Berlin that one of Max's grandparents was not "Aryan." The arrival of a group of Nazi saboteurs (Ted North, Elmer Jack Semple and J. Norton Dunn) and the insistence they be given the funds to finance their project stirs consulate affairs even further.
25.
A Gentleman at Heart (1942) as Lucky Cullen
A race-track bookie tries his hand in the art racket.
26.
Whispering Ghosts (1942) as H. H. Van Buren
27.
Sun Valley Serenade (1941) as [Jerome K.] Nifty Allen
A Norwegian war orphan adopted by a pianist as a publicity stunt turns out to be a beautiful young woman.
28.
Rise and Shine (1941) as Seabiscuit
The college president, the head cheerleader and a gambling gangster try to keep a flunking football star in the game.
29.
Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941) as Frosty [Welch]
A softhearted gangster tries to go straight.
30.
Radio City Revels (1938) as Teddy
Burned-out songwriters find man who composes while asleep.
31.
New Faces of 1937 (1937) as Wallington Wedge
A producer over-finances a Broadway show, expecting it to flop.

Music (feature film)

33.
Roger & Me (1989)
Documentary about the elimination of 30,000 jobs in Flint, Michigan by General Motors.
34.
Manifesto (1988) as Song ("I'D Give A Million Tomorrows")
The attempted assasination of a king draws disparate people together.
35.
For Singles Only (1968) as Composer
John Saxon, Lana Wood, Mary Ann Mobley, Mark Richman, Ann Elder, Chris Noel, Marty Ingels, Milton Berle. This typically tacky Sam Katzman sex comedy about the comings and goings of swinging singles in a California apartment complex is notable for the musical appearances of Cal Tjader, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Lewis and Clarke Expedition, The Sunshine Company and the Walter Wanderly Trio with Talya Ferro.
36.
Always Leave Them Laughing (1949) as Composer
A vaudeville clown neglects his family while fighting for stardom.
37.
Li'l Abner (1940) as Composer

Cast (special)

38.
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time (2004) as Honoree (Archival Footage)
Comedy Central celebrates the best in stand-up comedy, as comedian panelists Dom Irrera, Judy Gold, Mario Joyner, and Greg Giraldo count down the top 100 comics of all time.
39.
Television: The First 50 Years (2001) as Interviewee
The history of television is recounted, featuring clips from famous series and insights of several stars.
40.
Jackie Gleason: The Great One (2001) as Interviewee
Profile of actor/comedian Jackie Gleason.
41.
Barbara Walters: A Driving Force (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of journalist and television personality Barbara Walters.
42.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000)
The American Film Institute (AFI) reveals a list of the 100 funniest American films.
43.
Norman Jewison on Comedy in the 20th Century: Funny Is Money (1999) as Interviewee
A feature-length documentary on comedy in the 20th century. Using the hype surrounding the finale of "Seinfeld" as a launchpad, Norman Jewison explores the annals of comedy with a focus on its evolution and impact on society. From early radio shows to the slapstick humor of Milton Berle in the 1950s
44.
James Bacon: The E! True Hollywood Story (1999) as Interviewee
Profile of Hollywood Associated Press Correspondent James Bacon.
45.
Rat Pack, The (1999) as Interviewee
Four-hour documentary about the Rat Pack -- Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.
46.
Let Me In, I Hear Laughter: A Salute to the Friars (1999) as Interviewee
Nostalgic history of the Friars Club, using archival footage, photos, audio recordings and filmed performances. Includes highlights of some memorable roasts.
47.
Comic Relief VIII (1998)
Eighth annual live comedy event to benefit the nation's homeless. Features stand-up comedy, musical performances and ensemble sketches. A toll-free 800 number is shown onscreen enabling viewers to make pledges and donations.
48.
NYTV: By the People Who Made It (1998) as Interviewee
History of New York television as told through the collective voices of its celebrities and innovators. Interviews are supplemented by archival film clips from classic programs made in New York as well as scenes from shows currently produced in New York.
49.
Steve Allen's 75th Birthday Celebration (1997)
Nostalgic clips and guest appearances paying tribute to producer, song writer and comic Steve Allen on his 75th birthday.
50.
Sonja Henie: Fire on Ice (1997) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of Norwegian figure skating star Sonja Henie, who went on to become a Hollywood movie star and pioneer live ice shows.
51.
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary (1997)
Documentary celebrating 50 years of television history. Featuring a large collection of television clips introduced by legendary and current television stars. The documentary, also shown at a Hollywood gala, launches the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences new Archive of American Television.
52.
Phil Silvers: Top Banana (1997) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actor Phil Silvers.
53.
1996 Emmy Awards (1996) as Presenter
Live telecast of the 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
54.
Danny Thomas: Make Room For Danny (1996) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of entertainer and founder of St. Jude hospital, Danny Thomas.
55.
Nichols and May -- Take Two (1996) as Interviewee
Documentary about the influential comedy team of Mike Nichols and Elaine May. Includes highlights of the team's many television appearances, featuring recently discovered kinescopes of live performances not seen since their original television broadcasts in the late 1950s and 60s. Four of their radi
56.
Jingle Bell Rock (1995) as Voice Of Jerry Labello
Just days before Christmas, Santa Claus runs out of money and asks his elves for help. Three of the elves decide to go to Hollywood to become contestants on "Star Quest," with the hope of winning the cash prize in order to help Santa keep the toy factory open and save Christmas.
57.
Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special, The (1995)
A special highlighting performances from 23 years of Ed Sullivan's classic variety show. Includes reminiscences by a number of celebrities.
58.
Liberace: Mr. Showmanship (1995) as Interviewee
Profile of the life and career of entertainer and television personality Liberace.
59.
Milton Berle: Mr. Television (1994)
Documentary on the life and career of Milton Berle.
60.
Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame, The (1994)
A special honoring legendary performers for their lifetime achievements in comedy. Included are tributes to Sid Caesar, George Carlin, Bob Hope, Shirley MacLaine, Mary Tyler Moore, and Richard Pryor.
61.
TV Nation: Year-in-Review Special (1994)
From filmmaker Michael Moore's comedic magazine summer series "TV Nation" comes this year-in-review special with new stories based on the issues and events of 1994. Included are a segment suggesting which countries the United States should invade in 1995, a benefit concert for corporations hit with
62.
More of the Best of the Hollywood Palace (1993)
Special showcasing the top comedy and musical performers who appeared on the variety series, "Hollywood Palace," which aired on ABC from 1964 to 1970. Also included are never-before-seen outtakes.
63.
Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years (1993)
A gala special celebrating the 90th birthday of Bob Hope.
64.
Laughing Matters (1993)
A three-part documentary that explores the various forms of comedy. Hosted by comedians, the series features performances and special interviews by comics combined with archival footage.
65.
9th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1993)
The Television Academy Hall of Fame honors seven new inductees: John Chancellor, Dick Clark, Phil Donahue, producer Mark Goodson, Bob Newhart, soap opera producer Agnes Nixon, and Jack Webb.
66.
1993 MTV Video Music Awards, The (1993) as Presenter
Live broadcast of the tenth annual MTV Video Music Awards.
67.
First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame, The (1993)
Presentation of the first annual Comedy Hall of Fame awards. Includes tributes to lifetime achievement recipients Carol Burnett, George Burns, Walter Matthau, Jonathan Winters, Milton Berle and Red Skelton.
68.
Celebration of Eddy Arnold, A (1992)
A musical tribute to country music singer Eddy Arnold.
69.
Elvis: The Great Performances (1992)
An entertainment documentary showcasing the greatest songs of Elvis' career as captured in film, television and in concert. Includes guest appearances by friends and colleagues.
70.
Bob Hope and Other Young Comedians: The World Laughs, Young and Old (1992)
A special starring Bob Hope introducing a line-up of new comedians, including Jeff Cesario, Jeff Foxworthy, Mark Nizer, and Max Alexander.
71.
George Burns' 95th Birthday Party (1991)
A special commemorating George Burns' 95th birthday.
72.
Just For Laughs: The Montreal International Comedy Festival (1991)
Live broadcast of the Montreal International Comedy Festival. The annual event involves 225 performers from seventeen countries.
73.
It's Howdy Doody Time-a 40 Year Celebration (1990)
A birthday salute to the popular TV puppet, Howdy Doody, with clips from old shows, celebrity guests, and cast updates.
74.
Bob Hope's "Don't Shoot, It's Only Me" (1990)
A television special based on Bob Hope's book of the same name that traces the past 50 years of Hope's comedy appearances throughout the world. Includes conversations with show-business celebrities Hope has worked with over the years as well as film clips from the early days of radio and television,
75.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1990)
A telecast of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) sixth annual Television Academy Hall of Fame induction ceremony, honoring individuals who have made lasting contributions to the television industry. The program also features footage chronicaling the careers of the inductees.
76.
World of Jewish Humor, The (1990)
A documentary tracing the evolution of Jewish humor from New York's turn-of-the-century Lower East Side to the present.
77.
Happy Birthday, Bugs: 50 Looney Years (1990)
A special celebrating the fiftieth birthday of cartoon character Bugs Bunny. Also included is a tribute to the late Mel Blanc, the creator of Bugs' voice.
78.
41st Annual Emmy Awards, The (1989)
Live telecast of the 41st annual primetime Emmy Awards, honoring excellence in television.
79.
75th Anniversary of Beverly Hills, The (1989)
A seventy-fifth anniversary salute to the city of Beverly Hills, California. Included is the presentation of the annual Will Rogers Award to entertainer Frank Sinatra; a tour of the city's designer shops by Shelley Long; Christmas and Fourth of July ceremonies; an auto tour of the city conducted by
80.
Milton Berle: The Second Time Around (1988)
A celebration of Milton Berle's fortieth anniversary on television. The special includes clips from Uncle Miltie's "Texaco Star Theater," an enormously popularly show that aired from the 1947 to 1953.
81.
Happy Birthday, Bob -- 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years With NBC (1988)
A three-hour special celebrating the eighty-fifth birthday of comedian Bob Hope, and his fifty years with NBC. Highlights include a retrospective of Hope's radio days, film clips from his most memorable movies and television shows, and singing and dancing performances by guest celebrities.
82.
NBC Investigates Bob Hope (1987) as Mr Fox
In a spoof of "Olliemania" and the Iran/Contra hearings, Bob Hope is accused of selling jokes to cable television and diverting the profits. An investigation is launched into his alleged covert activities and, overnight, Hope becomes a national hero and "Hopemania" sweeps the country.
83.
Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge (1987)
A comedy special featuring the improvisational comedy of Jonathan Winters. The program was filmed with no prepared scripts or camera blockings, allowing Winters and his friends just to make it up as they went along.
84.
38th Annual Emmy Awards, The (1986)
A live three-hour telecast from Pasadena, California, of the thirty-eighth Annual Emmy Awards which honors excellence in the television industry. David Letterman and Shelley Long are this year's co-hosts. Veteran comedian Red Skelton, recipient of this year's coveted Governor's Award by the Board of
85.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1986)
In a special black-tie event, celebrities perform as entertainers and pay tribute as seven new members are inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. The inductees include: Steve Allen, Fred Coe, Walt Disney, Jackie Gleason, Mary Tyler Moore, Frank Stanton, and Burr Tillstrom.
86.
NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration (1986)
A special featuring more than 100 stars and highlights from the most memorable moments in radio and television history spanning six decades on America's first broadcast network. NBC stars, past and present, recall, via film clips and personal memories, unforgettable moments from the past 60 years. H
87.
Funny (1986)
A quasi-scientific look at what tickles the funny bone throughout the world, presented in a comedy magazine format with performances by top comics.
88.
George Burns' 90th Birthday Special (1986)
A variety special celebrating comedian George Burns' ninetieth birthday. The event includes appearances by many celebrities in person and on pre-taped sequences.
89.
Bob Hope Buys NBC? (1985) as Guest
Bob puts together a telethon to raise funds to buy NBC, his adopted network, in this hour-long variety special of music, dance, and comedy.
90.
Life's Most Embarrassing Moments (1985)
Another installment in an occasional series which looks at foul-ups from television programs.
91.
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, The (1984) as Guest
A comical tribute to actress Joan Collins.
92.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Hilarious Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars (1984)
A full program of out-takes from Hope's previous specials.
93.
Cracker Brothers, The (1984)
Comedy sketches relate the adventures of Mark, Kevin, and Derek Cracker, three trouble-prone brothers who will do anything for a laugh.
94.
Parade of Stars (1983) as Guest
Celebrities perform in a benefit for the Actor's Fund Charity in a program that recalls vaudeville's golden age.
95.
Family Business (1983) as Isaiah Stein
A story of an old man whose imminent death finds his four sons bickering over the inheritance that crystallizes the marked differences between them.
96.
George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business (1983) as Guest
A star-studded salute to George Burns on his eightieth year in show business.
97.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary TV Special (1981)
A salute to Bob Hope on the anniversary of his thirty years on television.
98.
Sinatra -- The First 40 Years (1980)
A black-tie party for Frank Sinatra on his 64th birthday -- and on the anniversary of his fortieth year in show business. Taped at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
99.
Chevy Chase National Humor Test, The (1979)
Chevy Chase hosts this comedy special which presents sketches designed to test the American sense of humor.
100.
George Burns' 100th Birthday Party (1979)
An hour of comedy and music celebrating George Burns' eighty-third birthday.
101.
Kraft 75th Anniversary Special, The (1978)
Highlights of radio and television shows sponsored by Kraft Foods throughout its 75-year history.
102.
Tribute to "Mr. Television," Milton Berle, A (1978) as Host
A star-studded tribute to Milton Berle, whose comedy show of the '50s was so universally popular that he was dubbed "Mr. Television."
103.
Have I Got a Christmas For You! (1977) as Morris Glickstein
The story of a group of Jewish people who become on-the-job surrogates for lonely Gentiles wishing to spend Christmas Eve with their families.
104.
Sheila (1977) as Marty Rose
The story relates the comical life of a single girl in Manhattan as seen through the experiences of Sheila Levine, an attractive Gal Friday for Marty Rose, a girl-chasing Broadway producer.
105.
First 50 Years, The (1976)
The National Broadcasting Company's celebration of the fifty-year golden anniversary of its founding.
106.
Milton Berle's Mad Mad Mad World of Comedy (1975) as Host
An insider's look at contemporary comedy via interviews with and performances by young comedians, all under the supervision of "Mr. Television," Milton Burle.
107.
Show Business Salute to Milton Berle, A (1973) as Star
A music and comedy tribute to Mr. Television, Milton Berle, on the occasion of his sixtieth year in show business.
108.
Many Faces of Comedy, The (1973)
A rapid-fire laugh-a-thon tracing the origins and varied manifestations of humor, past and present.
109.
Opening Night: U.S.A. (1972) as Star
Videotaped highlights of opening night performances in Las Vegas.
110.
Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary, A (1972)
The program recalls outstanding moments from twenty-five years of television broadcasting with clips from some 400 shows.
111.
20th Century Follies (1972)
The pilot for a prospective weekly series of music and comedy sketches.
112.
Plimpton! Did You Hear the One About...? (1971)
A behind-the-scenes look at the world of stand-up comedy as seen through the eyes of do-it-himself author George Plimpton, who bravely strives to get laughs from audiences and finds how exquisitely painful it is to get silence.
113.
City vs. Country (1971)
A music and comedy battle between confirmed city-dweller Danny Thomas and certified country boy Tennessee Ernie Ford.
114.
Murder At NBC (1966)
An hour comedy special in which Bob Hope plays a mad scientist who invents a nuclear chemical that is capable of shrinking the United States.

Producer (special)

115.
Milton Berle: The Second Time Around (1988) as Producer
A celebration of Milton Berle's fortieth anniversary on television. The special includes clips from Uncle Miltie's "Texaco Star Theater," an enormously popularly show that aired from the 1947 to 1953.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)


Cast (short)

118.
Hollywood Hobbies (1939)
In this short film, two young girls take a tour of Hollywood to see the private lives of celebrities.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute