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Also Known As: Died: February 12, 2014
Born: September 8, 1922 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Yonkers, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Lunch (2012)
For the past 40 years, a group of writers and directors has been meeting for lunch every other Wednesday. The members and their meeting places have changed over the years, but their appetites for the ties that nourish their friendships have remained. Lunch goes beyond a single meal, and into the liv
Christmas Snow (2010) as Mr Reginald Snyder
A widow and her two adopted children face eviction immediately after the holidays because their mean-spirited landlord plans to convert their home and candy store into a laundromat.
Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, The (1998) as Sid Zellman
Five young Mexican men -- a fast-talking schemer, a tramp, an innocent, an intellectual and a romantic -- are down on their luck. With only $100 between them, they buy a beautiful and magical white suit that will transform their lives. The suit brings out their innermost desires and makes their drea
Vegas Vacation (1997) as Old Guy
Nobody plans a vacation better than Clark Griswold. This time out, Clark has finally chosen the perfect destination. He''s selected the Promised Land where the Griswolds can enjoy their own special brand of kinship and reach certain vacation nirvana: the new family-entertainment capital of America -- Las Vegas, Nevada. But Clark didn''t count on one thing. Despite Vegas'' new image as a city with wholesome activities for the whole family to enjoy, its tempting underbelly still lures the unsuspecting with its glitzy, glammy enchantments. And each wide-eyed member of the Griswold gang becomes seduced by the easy enticements of Sin City. Can the Griswolds come back together once they''ve tasted the high life in Lost Wages? Before their Vegas voyage is over, they''ll see and do it all: wonder at the illusion of a Siegfried & Roy stage extravaganza, scale the dizzying heights of the Hoover Dam, thrill at the bulbs and buzz on the Strip and indulge in the decadent pleasures of the big-ticket suites.
Great Mom Swap, The (1995) as Papa Tognetti
Two combative teens -- a popular cheerleader and a brainy nerd -- get a lesson in tolerance and understanding when they trade families for a month.
Life and Times of Charlie Putz, The (1991)
Romantic comedy about a vacuum cleaner salesman.
Side By Side (1988) as Louie Hammerstein
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.
Freedom Fighter (1988) as Max Wilke
An American G.I. based in Berlin in August 1961, witnesses the building of the Berlin Wall and risks his life to help East Germans escape to the West in the hopes of being reunited with the woman he loves.
Emperor's New Clothes, The (1987) as The Emperor
Stoogemania (1986) as Dr Fixyer Minder
Howard F. Howard is a normal guy who is engaged to be married, and is a casual Three Stooges fan. But suddenly he begins seeing the Stooges everywhere and to save his relationship, and his sanity, he goes to a psychologist. Howard learns that he is one of many who have been affected by a nationwide epidemic that is producing his symptoms. When medication fails to help him, Howard winds up on seedy Stooge Row, where he remains until he is taken to the Stooge Hills sanitarium. The patients undergo a rigorous program to cure them of their mania, and when Howard is released he is back to being a normal fan of the Stooges and marries his fiance.
Love Is Never Silent (1985) as Mr Petrakis
The story of the relationship between a hearing child and her deaf parents, spanning three decades, from the Great Depression to the late '60s.
Cannonball Run II (1984) as 2nd Fisherman
Washed up race car driver J.J. McClure and his mechanic Victor Prinzim enter the cross-country Cannonball Run in a ambulance. In order to look more legitimate, they take along a doctor, Nikolas Van Helsing, and abduct a pretty photographer to pass as their patient.
Over The Brooklyn Bridge (1984) as Uncle Benjamin
Found Money (1983) as Sam Green
Two former bank employees -- executive Dick Van Dyke, forced into early retirement by a computer, and guard Sid Caesar, unceremoniously dismissed before his pension comes due -- concoct a computerized scheme to steal from the rich (i.e., the bank) and give to the poor with anonymous checks (money ac
Grease 2 (1982) as Coach Calhoun
A doo-wop hootenanny featuring one of the earliest screen appearances of Michelle Pfeiffer, "Grease 2" (1982) features the return of the Pink Ladies and T-Birds of Rydell High, with a new story that stars Maxwell Caulfield as a British transfer student who is a nebbish by day and a cool rider at night. Featuring ''50s heartthrob Tab Hunter, Adrian Zmed, Sid Caesar, and Judy Garland''s other daughter, Lorna Luft. Songs include "Back to School," "Cool Rider" and "Girl for All Seasons."
History of the World Part I (1981) as Chief Caveman
A parody of epic historical and biblical films, including such historical themes as "The Dawn of Man," "The Stone Age," The Spanish Inquisition," "The Bible," and "The Future."
Munster's Revenge, The (1981) as Dr Dustin Diablo
In the popular tradition of TV "reunion" movies, this film had the lovable Munster family again taking up residence at 1313 Mockingbird Lane fifteen years after their original show had been relegated to that big syndication series in the sky. Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo and Al Lewis reprising their
Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu, The (1980) as Joe Capone
On Dr. Fu Manchu''s 186th birthday, someone spills his age-reversing elixir, and the evil doctor sends his minions off to find the ingredients to make more. The first item they need is the Star of Leningrad diamond which they steal while it is on exhibition in Washington. The FBI needs help in solving the crime so they send for Nayland Smith, a retired Scotland Yard investigator and an expert on his nemisis Fu Manchu.
Grease (1978) as Coach Calhoun
A prim Australian exchange student falls for a high-school gang leader.
The Cheap Detective (1978) as Ezra Dezire
A private dick tackles two tough cases while trying to clear himself of a murder charge.
Flight To Holocaust (1977) as George Beam
Professional troubleshooters are called to a skyscraper where a private plane has crashed and is lodged in the side of the building on the twentieth floor.
Fire Sale (1977) as Sherman
Benny and his wife Ruthie a getting set to drive down to Florida, but Benny needs someone to look after his store while he's gone. Though he doesn't think much of him, Benny hands the responsibility over to his son, Russel. While Russel doesn't get much respect from his parents, he's better off than his brother, Ezra, whom Benny has gone so far as to disown. Ezra is currently battling with his work (coach of a high school basketball team that hasn't won in ages) and his wife (who keeps nagging him that she wants to have a baby as soon as possible) at the same time.
Curse of the Black Widow (1977) as Lazlo Cozart
A chiller about the search for an elusive killer whose victims are found wrapped in a strange, spider-like web.
Silent Movie (1976) as Studio Chief
A film director struggles to produce a major silent feature film.
Airport '75 (1975) as Talkative Passenger
After a mid-air collision, a jet''s stewardess has to take the pilot''s seat.
10 From Your Show of Shows (1973)
A compilation of ten sketches from the comedy/variety series starring Sid Caesar telecast live on the NBC television network from 1950 to 1954. Highlights include "The Bavarian Clock," a spoof of "From Here to Eternity" and a takeoff on "This Is Your Life."
The Busy Body (1967) as George Norton
A Guide for the Married Man (1967) as
Robert Morse and Walter Mathau are friends. Though both are married, Mathau discovers Morris is fooling around. When asked about it, Morse passes on the oral history and guide to fooling around without your wife finding out. This is done by a series of vignettes with cameos from famous actors that illustrate the point Morse wants to make. Between pieces of advice, we follow Matheau as he begins to prepare for his big affair.
The Spirit Is Willing (1967) as Ben Powell
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) as Melville Crump
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947) as Sammy Weaver
A hard-drinking reporter tries to help the embittered widow of the soldier who had saved his life during the war.
Tars and Spars (1946) as Chuck Enders
Howard Young (Alfred Drake) is a coast guardsman who has been on shore duty for three years despite his efforts to be sent into action. His nearest approach to sea duty was on a harbor-moored life raft for 21 days as part of an experiment with a new type of vitamin gum for the government. He meets Christine Bradley (Janet Blair), a SPAR, sent to take over his communications job and, by things he leaves unsaid, she thinks his life-raft experience was the result of a ship-wreck at sea.

Music (feature film)

Princess Academy, The (1987) as Song Performer ("International Wrap")

Cast (special)

Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) as Interviewee
A TCM original documentary that explores the world of short subjects through film clips and interviews.
Hail Sid Caesar!: The Golden Age of Comedy (2001) as Interviewee
Documentary that celebrates the comic genius of the performers and writers behind the historic television series "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour." The program is a mix of interviews, archival footage and highlights of classic sketches. The documentary tracks how Sid Caesar put together the "
Comedy Central Presents the Second Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Celebrating the Humor of Jonathan Winters (2000)
Jonathan Winters is awarded the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize at the second annual Kennedy Center Celebration of American Humor in Washington, D.C.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1999)
Presentation of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) 14th Annual Hall of Fame ceremony from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood, California. The inductees are Carl Reiner, Fred Rogers, Lorne Michaels, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, Fred Silverman, Ethel Winant and the lat
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.
To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th (1998)
Variety special honoring the State of Israel's 50th Anniversary.
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.
Jonathan Winters: Without a Net (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of comedian Jonathan Winters.
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.
Caesar's Writers (1996)
Sid Caesar and Carl Reiner, stars of 1950s television series, "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour," reminisce with some of the shows' writers. The event was sponsored by the Writers Guild of America.
Danny Thomas: Make Room For Danny (1996) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of entertainer and founder of St. Jude hospital, Danny Thomas.
Human Language, The (1995)
A three-part special exploring human language: what it is, how it works, and where it comes from.
Carl Reiner: Still Laughing (1995) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of comedian and director Carl Reiner.
47th Annual Emmy Awards (1995) as Presenter
Live telecast of the 47th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1995)
Presentation of the 18th annual Kennedy Center Honors. The 1995 honorees are dancer Jacques D'Amboise, singer Marilyn Horne, guitarist B B King, actor Sidney Poitier, and playwright Neil Simon.
Ninth Annual Genesis Awards (1995) as Presenter
Highlights of The Ark Trust's Ninth Annual Genesis Awards, honoring individuals in the major media and artistic community who have spotlighted animal issues in their work.
Buster Keaton: Genius in Slapshoes (1995) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of silent film star and comedy pioneer Buster Keaton.
Sid Caesar: Television's Comedy Genius (1994)
Documentary on the life and career of Sid Caesar.
Comic Relief VI (1994)
A live presentation of the sixth annual Comic Relief fundraiser to benefit the homeless. Includes stand-up comedy performances, character pieces, ensemble sketches and short film clips describing the Comic Relief organization.
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.
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.
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.
5th Annual American Comedy Awards, The (1991)
Broadcast of the fifth annual "American Comedy Awards" honoring top comedic performers in all forms of American entertainment.
George Burns' 95th Birthday Party (1991)
A special commemorating George Burns' 95th birthday.
Neil Simon: Not Just For Laughs (1989)
A documentary on the life and work of playwright Neil Simon. Friends and associates as well as the writer himself are interviewed.
Ooh-La-La -- It's Bob Hope's Fun Birthday Spectacular From Paris' Bicentennial (1989)
A birthday salute to Bob Hope on his eighty-sixth birthday taped in Paris for the City of Light's celebration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the French Revolution.
JFK -- That Day in November (1988)
A documentary, using archival footage and interviews with senior Kennedy Administration officials and popular figures of the time, that examines the assassination of President Kennedy and the psychological and spiritual effect that day's events had on Americans and on the nation as a whole.
2nd Annual American Comedy Awards, The (1988)
A live broadcast of the American Comedy Awards from the Hollywood Palladium. The ceremony, conducted without a host, honors the top comedic performers in all forms of American entertainment. Included is a special tribute to Blake Edwards, who receives the Lifetime Creative Achievement Award in recog
Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (1987)
A gala celebration, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in honor of the centennial of the founding of the town of Hollywood.
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
Comic Relief (1986)
A live comedy special with numerous guest appearances (in person and in pre-recorded segments) by noted stars, as a benefit to help America's homeless. Viewers call an "800" number to make donations to the Comic Relief organization, a not-for-profit group.
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
Life's Most Embarrassing Moments (1986)
A special featuring out-takes from television programs.
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.
All-Star Party For Lucille Ball (1984)
A black-tie music and comedy salute to Lucille Ball, on behalf of the Variety Clubs International's children's charities.
It Only Hurts When You Laugh (1983) as Regular
A comical look at life's everyday frustrations.
Dorothy in the Land of Oz (1980) as Voice Of The Wizard Of Oz
The story of Dorothy's further adventures in the land of Oz as she and her friends, Jack Pumpkin Head and Tic Toc the Tin Man, battle Tyrone the Terrible Toy Maker, who seeks to gain control of Winkle Country, an odd little region of Oz.
America 2100 (1979) as Voice Of Max The Computer
Seeking some warmth in their freezing hotel room, Chester Barnes and Phil Keese, two unsuccessful comics, begin to boil milk on the oven. Having taken sleeping pills, the two fall asleep before turning off the oven. The fumes from the oven begins to kill them, but a split second before they die, the
Gabriel Kaplan Presents the Small Event (1977)
A spoof of over-blown, over-hyped, pretensious "big event" television specials.
Perry Como's Christmas in Austria (1976)
A Perry Como Christmas celebration from Austria.
Ann-Margret Smith (1975)
Music, songs, and comedy sketches with singer/actress Ann-Margret.
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.
As Caesar Sees It (1962) as Host
A series of syndicated specials of music and comedy presided over by comedy great Sid Caesar.
Tiptoe Through TV (1960) as Host
Comedy sketches that spoof the medium of television.
Sid Caesar Special, The (1959) as Host
An hour of music, song, and comedy with Sid Caesar.
Marriage -- Handle With Care (1959) as Host
A series of sketches that spoof the contrasting ideas of courtship and marriage throughout the world.
Dateline (1954)
A program of music and song in which the Overseas Press Club dedicates its Memorial Building in Manhattan in the name of the men and women who have given their lives in the cause of the free press.

Cinematography (special)

Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame, The (1994) as Video Clips
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.

Music (special)

Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1995) as Song Performer ("Your Friends Can See You Now")
Presentation of the 18th annual Kennedy Center Honors. The 1995 honorees are dancer Jacques D'Amboise, singer Marilyn Horne, guitarist B B King, actor Sidney Poitier, and playwright Neil Simon.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Alice in Wonderland (1985) as Gryphon
Sometimes she's too big. Or much too small. Sometimes things are backwards. And there's always too much pepper in the soup. Nothing is quite right since Alice chased a very unusual White Rabbit and stumbled into an adventure that grows curiouser and curiouser.

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