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Born: June 29, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Misery Loves Comedy (2015)
Interviews with comedians blended with archival footage and photos explore how professional performers transform pain into humor.
She's Funny That Way (2015)
Gearing up for the production of his latest play, Broadway director Arnold Albertson arrives in New York City ahead of his family and treats himself to a one-night stand with spunky, charismatic Brooklynite Izzy. Assuming they'll go their separate ways and never meet again, they're both shocked when
Misery Loves Comedy (2015)
Interviews with comedians blended with archival footage and photos explore how professional performers transform pain into humor.
Confessions of an Action Star (2005)
Francis Allen Sledgewick, AKA Frank Sledge, is a dancer turned martial arts action star whose rise to fame and fortune caused him to lose his sense of what is truly important in life. Only by rediscovering his true self can he attempt a comeback.
Drunks (1997) as Jim
A diverse group of characters share the torments, terror and triumph of recovering alcoholics during an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. The movie brings us face to face with these characters as they "share" their experiences -- monologues that are often disturbing, sometimes hopeful, and even raucousl
Maze, The (1997)
In a world not too unlike our own, people live just one day--or for the eternity. In a labyrinth of time, they are prisoners of a future that is only made of memories of past lives--and there seems to be no exit from this solitary building of infinite corridors and rooms; perhaps it's all part of an
Weekend in the Country, A (1996) as Bobby Stein
A romantic comedy set in a California wine country bed-and-breakfast run by a spacey New Age woman.
Leaving Las Vegas (1995) as Peter
An avowed alcoholic, Ben drank away his family, friends and, finally, his job. With deliberate resolve, he burns the remnants of his life and heads for Las Vegas to end it all in one final binge. On the strip, Ben picks up a street-smart hooker named Sera in what might have been another excess in his self-destructive jag. Instead their chance meeting becomes a respite on the road to oblivion as something connects between these two disenfranchised souls.
Wagons East! (1994) as Phil Taylor
A jaded bunch of Old West pioneers hire an unlucky wagonmaster to get them back east, and he runs them straight into Indian territory.
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) as Prince John
Spoof of the Robin Hood legend.
Danger of Love, The (1992) as Edward Sanders
A television movie based on the true story of Carolyn Warmus, who was convicted of killing her lover's wife in Westchester County, New York.
Once Upon A Crime (1991) as Julian Peters
Three American couples vacationing in Monte Carlo become involved in a mysterious murder.
That's Adequate (1989) as Pimples
Comedy about a fictional Hollywood movie studio known as "the worst studio in town."
Wrong Guys, The (1988) as Richard
Things get out of hand when a group of former Cub Scouts from the same troop hold a reunion.

Cast (special)

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
A portrait of comedian Don Rickles who continues to entertain us at age 81.
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time (2004) as Guest Panelist (Part 5); 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.
Intimate Portrait: Famous Families (2003) as Interviewee
Look into the lives of celebrity daughters who have to fight for their own time in the spotlight. Women highlighted are Jamie Lee Curtis, Tracee Ellis Ross and Natalie Cole.
John Candy: The E! True Hollywood Story (2001) as Interviewee
A detailed look into the life of comedian John Candy, from his successes, downfalls and his battle with obesity, to his tragic death on March 4, 1994, when he died of a heart attack in his sleep at age 43.
Prism Awards 2001 (2001) as Host
Coverage of the fifth annual Prism Awards, honoring the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction in entertainment.
Intimate Portrait: Jamie Lee Curtis (2000) as Interviewee
Portrait of the life and career of actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999) as Interviewee
A "mockumentary" showing Seinfeld co-creator Larry David's preparation to shoot a stand-up comedy special for television. The special also features David performing a stand-up routine at Caroline's, in New York City.
Who Makes You Laugh? 2 (1997)
Special in which comedy superstars reveal which comedians inspired them. Also features interviews and clips.
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
Comedy Club Superstars (1996)
Special gives viewers a backstage look at some of the most popular comedians, including early performances, new interviews, and a roundtable discussion.
Richard Lewis: The Magical Misery Tour (1996)
Actor/comedian Richard Lewis performs a one-man standup comedy show from The Bottom Line in New York City.
Catch a Rising Star 50th Anniversary -- Give or Take 26 Years (1996)
Special honoring the New York comedy club where many comedians got their start. Features classic performances and new tribute performances.
Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman, A (1995)
Tribute to the comedy of the late Andy Kaufman. Includes stars introducing clips of his most outrageous performances and personal recollections.
Buster Keaton: Genius in Slapshoes (1995) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of silent film star and comedy pioneer Buster Keaton.
Just For Laughs (1995)
Footage from the 1995 Montreal International Comedy Festival. Includes highlights from previous festivals.
Comic Relief VII (1995)
The seventh annual live Comic Relief, to benefit the nation's homeless people.
Return of TV's Censored Bloopers 2, The (1993)
A special featuring out-takes and on-camera miscues from several television series.
First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame, The (1993) as Presenter
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.
American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special (1992)
A special commemorating the 40th anniversary of the long-run television series, "American Bandstand". Included are clips showcasing past musical performances and recollections by artists who appeared on the show or were influenced by it.
Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special For Amnesty International (1992)
A comedy and music special hosted by Roseanne and Tom Arnold, supporting Amnesty International and its efforts on behalf of public awareness of human rights abuses suffered by women.
49th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1992)
A presentation of the 49th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and honoring special achievement in film and television.
HBO's 20th Anniversary -- We Hardly Believe It Ourselves (1992)
A special celebrating HBO's twentieth anniversary. Features new performances, classic clips from HBO specials, and reprises of memorable moments in HBO's twenty years.
Day in the Life of Hollywood, A (1992)
A documentary shot over a 24-hour period on May 20, 1992 as filmmakers chronicle a typical day in Hollywood.
44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, The (1992) as Presenter
A live presentation of the 44th annual prime-time Emmy Awards honoring the best in television.
Comic Relief V (1992)
A live broadcast of the fifth annual "Comic Relief" fundraiser to help homeless Americans.
14th Annual Young Comedians Show, The (1991) as Host
A comedy special showcasing the talents of new comedians.
George Burns' 95th Birthday Party (1991)
A special commemorating George Burns' 95th birthday.
American Saturday Night, An (1991) as Host
A magazine-style special consisting of segments that include live and taped coverage of what famous and not-so-famous people do on Saturday night. Included are a Manhattan rock 'n' roll gala, an exclusive Hollywood party, the Miami singles scene, and the post-race jubilation at the Kentucky Derby.
Living Against the Odds (1991) as Host
A special examining some of life's personal risks, such as gambling, rock climbing, earthquakes, plane crashes and global pollution.
1991 Emmy Awards (1991)
A presentation of the forty-third annual prime-time Emmy Awards honoring the best in television.
Here He Is... The One, The Only... Groucho (1991)
A special on the life and career of Groucho Marx. Includes recollections from his family and friends, and clips and photos that highlight Marx's life.
12th Annual ACE Awards, The (1991)
Live broadcast of the twelfth annual Ace Awards ceremony honoring excellence in cable television.
Elvis Files, The (1991)
A live special that examines the mystery surrounding the life and death of music legend Elvis Presley.
2 Years... Later (1990)
A special marking the second anniversary of the late-night series "Later with Bob Costas," which features clips of some of Costas's most memorable in-depth interviews of the past season.
42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation (1990) as Presenter
Live telecast of the forty-second annual prime time Emmy Awards honoring the best in television.
Comic Relief IV (1990)
The fourth annual "Comic Relief" fundraiser to help homeless Americans. The five-hour presentation is broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York.
16th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1990)
A live presentation of the sixteenth annual "People's Choice Awards" honoring America's favorite entertainers, in which the public determines the winners by a special Gallup Poll.
Richard Lewis: "I'm Doomed" (1990)
A comedy special with Richard Lewis performing at the Vic Theater in Chicago and also from Los Angeles.
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.
ABC's Comedy Sneak Peek (1989)
Preview of ABC's new comedy series for the 1989-90 season, hosted by Bob Uecker.
41st Annual Emmy Awards, The (1989)
Live telecast of the 41st annual primetime Emmy Awards, honoring excellence in television.
Montreal International Comedy Festival (1989)
A special featuring performances by comedians from around the world doing stand-up, sketch, and visual routines during the last night of the two-week Montreal International Comedy Festival.
Comic Relief III (1989)
A broadcast of the third Comic Relief benefit to raise funds and awareness to help the homeless. Broadcast live from the Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles. As in the two previous benefits, a toll-free 800 number will be provided on screen for viewers to call in and pledge contributions.
10th Annual Ace Awards (1989)
Live presentation of the ACE Awards, honoring the best in made-for-cable programming. Chuck Dolan receives the Governor's Award for his career achievements in the cable industry and HBO receives the Golden ACE award, cable's highest honor, for outstanding achievments in cable.
Richard Lewis: "I'm Exhausted" (1988)
A special featuring comedian Richard Lewis in a performance taped at Chicago's Park West Theatre.
All-Star Toast to the Improv, An (1988)
Top comics toast the place where they got their start in this live broadcast from the Improv, Budd Friedman's Los Angeles comedy club.
Late Night With David Letterman Sixth Anniversary Show (1988)
David Letterman hosts this 90-minute prime-time special, celebrating the sixth anniversary of the "Late Night With David Letterman" show. Taped January 24, 1988 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
King of the Building (1987) as Joey
A story about a doorman in a Park Avenue apartment building who becomes involved in the lives of the tenants.
Richard Lewis I'm in Pain Concert (1985)
Filmed during a live performance at the Improv in Los Angeles, young comedian Richard Lewis leads audience members through a maze of comic situations, joking and cavorting about his family, ex-girlfriends, being on the road and, mainly, himself.
Fact, The (1982) as Host
A series of comedy sketches that parody various aspects of modern day society. Based on true but unusual facts.
416th, The (1979) as Private Rick Michaels
The pilot, set in 1968 at the height of the Vietnam War, follows the adventures of Rick Michaels, a talent agent, Myron Kowalski, an accountant, Carmine Pompinece, a mechanic, and Billy Henderson, a college dropout. The four are Army reservists who are called up and assigned to combat training as pa

Writer (special)

Living Against the Odds (1991) as Additional Written Material
A special examining some of life's personal risks, such as gambling, rock climbing, earthquakes, plane crashes and global pollution.
Richard Lewis: "I'm Doomed" (1990) as Writer
A comedy special with Richard Lewis performing at the Vic Theater in Chicago and also from Los Angeles.
Steve Landesberg Television Show, The (1983) as Writer
Various sketches that highlight the talents of comedian Steve Landesberg.

Film Production - Main (special)

Comedy Club Superstars (1996) as Photographs
Special gives viewers a backstage look at some of the most popular comedians, including early performances, new interviews, and a roundtable discussion.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Elevator, The (1999) as Phil Milkowski
Game Day (1998) as Coach Steven Adler
Borrowers II, The (1993) as Host
A miniseries adapted from Mary Norton's books about a family of little people who live under the floorboards of an English country house.
Borrowers, The (1993) as Host
A miniseries adapted from Mary Norton''s books about a family of little people who live under the floorboards of an English country house.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Drug Years, The (2006)
A look at the impact of drugs through the mid-20th century and up, detailing the influence the drug culture has had on politics, the arts and society at large.

Cast (short)

Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man (2012)
A documentary that explores the origin and influence of "The 2000 Year Old Man," the classic comedy routine created by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner.

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