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Also Known As: Casey Siemazsko, Kazimierz Siemaszko Died:
Born: March 17, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor

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A round-faced, slightly pudgy former juvenile lead who moved character roles in his 20s and 30s, Casey Siemaszko was born and raised in a Polish ethnic community in Chicago, IL. His father, a Holocaust survivor, ran a dance troupe and Casey (born Kazimierz) debuted with them at age five. His first paying job, however, was as an extra in the Stuttgart Ballet production of "The Taming of the Shrew". Siemaszko studied at the Goodman Theater School, where he acted in several stage productions. After debuting in "Class" (1983), he went on to appear as Jerry O'Connell's older brother in "Stand By Me" (1986) and played the doomed high school student in "Three O'Clock High" (1987). Siemaszko earned critical praise for his turn as the vulnerable cowboy in "Young Guns" (1988) while "Breaking In" (1989) teamed him with Burt Reynolds as the veteran's youthful partner-in-crime. In the 1992 remake of "Of Mice and Men". he was properly menacing as the farm boss' nasty son. More recently, the actor, who can be a commanding screen presence with the proper material, has been virtually wasted in throwaway supporting roles in "The Phantom" (1996) and "Bliss" (1997).

A round-faced, slightly pudgy former juvenile lead who moved character roles in his 20s and 30s, Casey Siemaszko was born and raised in a Polish ethnic community in Chicago, IL. His father, a Holocaust survivor, ran a dance troupe and Casey (born Kazimierz) debuted with them at age five. His first paying job, however, was as an extra in the Stuttgart Ballet production of "The Taming of the Shrew". Siemaszko studied at the Goodman Theater School, where he acted in several stage productions. After debuting in "Class" (1983), he went on to appear as Jerry O'Connell's older brother in "Stand By Me" (1986) and played the doomed high school student in "Three O'Clock High" (1987). Siemaszko earned critical praise for his turn as the vulnerable cowboy in "Young Guns" (1988) while "Breaking In" (1989) teamed him with Burt Reynolds as the veteran's youthful partner-in-crime. In the 1992 remake of "Of Mice and Men". he was properly menacing as the farm boss' nasty son. More recently, the actor, who can be a commanding screen presence with the proper material, has been virtually wasted in throwaway supporting roles in "The Phantom" (1996) and "Bliss" (1997).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Public Enemies (2009)
3.
 Waltzing Anna (2006)
4.
 Crew, The (2000) Young Bobby Bartellemeo
5.
 Limbo (1999) Bobby Gastineau
6.
 Chameleon II: Death Match (1999) Booker
7.
 Napoleon (1997) Voice Of Penguin
8.
 Rose Hill (1997) Fergus Carroll
9.
 Bliss (1997) Tanner
10.
 Mistrial (1996) Detective Bobby Zito
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1966:
Performing debut at age 5 with The Kosciuszko Dancers, a folk-dance group headed by his father (date approximate)
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First professional performance, as extra in Stuttgart Ballet production of "The Taming of the Shrew"
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Worked with Ref-Ren Theatre (Polish community troupe) and in various Chicago bands
1983:
Film acting debut, "Class"
1984:
TV-movie debut in "Hard Knox" (NBC)
1984:
Had recurring role on the NBC medical drama "St. Elsewhere"
1985:
Appeared in "The Mission" episode of "Amazing Stories" (NBC)
1985:
Had featured role of 3-D in "Back to the Future"
1986:
Co-starred as Jerry O'Connell's older brother in "Stand By Me"
1987:
Cast as doomed high school student in "Three O'Clock High"
1988:
Portrayed a cowboy in "Young Guns", directed by Christopher Cain
1989:
Played a buglar teamed with an older pro (Burt Reynolds) in "Breaking In"
1989:
Reprised role of 3-D in "Back to the Future II"
1991:
Starred as a bank robber in the based-on-fact NBC TV-movie "The Chase"
1992:
Played Curley in screen remake of "Of Mice and Men"
1994:
Made guest appearance as Joey Stivic on the premiere of the short-lived sitcom "704 Hauser Street" (CBS); the character was the grown-up grandson of the house's previous owner, Archie Bunker
1996:
Played a homicide detective in "Mistrial" (HBO)
1997:
Co-starred in "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production "Rose Hill" (CBS), directed by Christopher Cain
2000:
Featured in "The Crew" playing a young version of the character played by Richard Dreyfus
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Education

Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University: Chicago , Illinois - 1983

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sister:
Nina Siemaszko. Actor. Born in 1970; appeared in the films "Airheads" (1994) and "Twenty Bucks" (1993).

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