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Born: January 22, 1935 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA Profession: Cast ...
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As child, traveled with mother in a burlesque troupe
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Lived for several years in Panama where his family owned a nightclub
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After high school, appeared in summer stock productions in Michigan
1958:
Broadway debut, "The World of Suzy Wong"
1960:
Film debut in "Murder, Inc."
1960:
Served as associate producer on John Cassavetes directorial debut, "Shadows"
1961:
First apppearance in a Cassavetes film, "Too Late Blues"
1964:
TV-movie debut in Don Siegel's "The Hanged Man" (NBC)
1964:
Appeared with Cassavetes in Siegel's "The Killers"; also featured Ronald Reagan in his last screen role
1968:
Reteamed with Siegel for "Coogan's Bluff"
1968:
Received Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his aging hippie who saves Lynn Carlin's character from suicide in Cassavetes' "Faces"
1971:
Reunited with Cassavetes, opposite the director's wife Gena Rowlands in the kitchen-sink comedy "Minnie and Moskowitz"; played yet another aging hippie
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Acted in Cassavetes' "Killing of a Chinese Bookie" (1976) and "Opening Night" (1977)
1978:
Played Governor Haskins in Sam Peckinpah's "Convoy"
1979:
Delivered a nice turn as one of the leads of "California Dreaming"
1982:
Jailed for conspiracy to sell cocaine
1984:
Last film with Cassavetes, "Love Streams"
1987:
Offered a colorful supporting turn as Cheese, one the titular "Tin Men", directed by Barry Levinson
1987:
Appeared in Nicholas Roeg's "Track 27"
1989:
Reteamed with Roeg for NBC movie, "Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth"
1990:
Acted in Warren Beatty's "Dick Tracy"
1991:
Portrayed Gabby Haysesque prospecting pal of Klaus Maria Brandauer in "White Fang", a remake of the Jack London novel (executive produced by Andrew Bergman)
1992:
Acclaimed for his scenery-chewing performance as a fast-talking hood opposite Steve Buscemi's aspiring filmmaker in Alexandre Rockwell's "In the Soup"
1992:
Third collaboration with Roeg, "Cold Heaven"
1992:
First association with Andrew Bergman as director, "Honeymoon in Vegas", starring Nicolas Cage
1993:
Played Robert Redford's chauffeur in Adrian Lyne's "Indecent Proposal"
1994:
Reteamed with Bergman and Cage for "It Could Happen to You", portraying Jack Gross, a sly old slickster ready to help Cage and wife Rosie Perez plot their investment strategy
1994:
TV series debut as a regular, "Under Suspicion" (CBS)
1996:
Appeared as Uncle Al in Buscemi's "Trees Lounge"
1996:
Was regular on the short-lived CBS series "The Cube"
1997:
Acted in CBS miniseries "Mario Puzo's The Last Don"
1998:
Portrayed Jason Schwartzman's barber father in Wes Anderson's "Rushmore"
2001:
Starred in Wes Anderson's "The Royal Tenenbaums"
2002:
Played Uncle Jack in the comedy "Stealing Harvard"
2003:
Starred with John Corbett in the FX drama "Lucky" a dark comedy dealing with the lives and addictions of compulsive gamblers in Las Vegas
2003:
Cast in the Farrelly Brothers' comedy "Stuck on You"
2006:
Co-starred in Steve Buscemi's "Lonesome Jim"
2007:
Co-starred with brothers Luke and Owen Wilson in "The Wendell Baker Story," a film co-directed by Luke and Andrew Wilson

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