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Also Known As: Died: July 21, 1996
Born: November 5, 1933 Cause of Death: emphysema
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Picking Up the Pieces (1985) as Mac
Margot Kidder is the plucky wife and mother who literally picks herself up off the floor when her vindictive husband, threatened by her demand of divorce, strips their household of its possessions, closes out their bank account and cuts off her credit cards. James Farentino is a widower with whom sh
Smorgasbord (1983) as Dr Jonas Pletchick
A hopeless klutz seeks psychiatric help.
Shooting Stars (1983) as Rex
Billy Dee Williams and Parker Stevenson star in this prospective series pilot as a pair of TV detectives who are fired from their fictional series by their jealous co-star (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) and decide to open up shop as real private eyes to earn money between acting jobs.
On the Right Track (1981) as Sam
Lester is a homeless boy who manages to support himself by shining shoes. He also has a gift for being able to pick the winning racehorses out of the paper for his customers. Soon, lots of people learn about his talent, and they all want to benefit from it.
Cry for Love, A (1980) as Jack
She's an amphetamine addict; he's an alcoholic. Together they strive to save one another from self-destruction in this adaptation by Joseph Bologna and Renee Taylor of the autobiographical best-seller by Jill Schary Robinson (daughter of producer/director Dore Schary). Last-minute editing left Charl
Marathon (1980) as Saul Feigenbaum
Bob Newhart is a bemused, mild-mannered accountant (which, in fact, he was before becoming a professional comic) who takes up jogging and Leigh Taylor-Young is the lithe young woman who sprints into his life, to the annoyance of his non-running wife, Anita Gillette.
California Suite (1978) as Harry Michaels
Four sets of guests at a posh hotel face personal crises.
Goin' Coconuts (1978) as Sid
Special Olympics (1978) as Doug Ransom
A widowed father struggles to hold together his family of three teenagers, one of whom is mentally retarded and enrolled in a state school for "special" children where he finds self-fulfillment in his love of sports, emulating his older, athletic brother.
Comedy Company, The (1978) as Lester Dietz
An ex-comedian fights to keep a failing nightclub alive as a showcase for aspiring young comics.
Smash Up On Interstate 5 (1976) as Danny
This drama depicts the lives of an all-star cast prior to their involvement in a massive thirty-nine-car crash on a southern California freeway over a holiday weekend.
Hearts of the West (1975) as Eddie Polo
An aspiring western novelist in thirties Hollywood becomes a low-budget cowboy star.
Crossfire (1975) as Bert Ganz
A cop-show pilot that failed with an undercover officer volunteering to get kicked off the force in order to infiltrate the underworld and learn who has been laundering money being used to corrupt city officials.
The Yakuza (1974) as Wheat
Trying to help a kidnapped girl puts a private eye on the wrong side of the Yakuza.
The Front Page (1974) as Schwartz
A ruthless editor tries to get his top reporter to cover one more crime story before retirement.
Strange and Deadly Occurrence, The (1974) as Felix
A family's move to a new home in a remote area coincides with a series of mysterious accidents, and they soon realize that someone is deadly serious about getting them out of the house.
The Way We Were (1973)
A fiery liberal fights to make her marriage to a successful writer work.
Banyon (1971) as Harry Sprague
An atmospheric pilot for the series (1972-73) about a private eye working the Los Angeles beat circa 1937. In this outing, he's embarrassed when a girl -- his client -- is found murdered in his office with his gun. The subsequent series starring Forster found Joan Blondell (in Hermione Gingold's pil
Neon Ceiling, The (1971) as Harry
A runaway wife, fleeing middle-class boredom with her teenage daughter, lands in a truck-stop diner in the California desert run by a gruff, beer-drinking recluse living in a fantasy world that is a creative work of art. Lee Grant won an Emmy for her performance; Gig Young was nominated for his.
Once Upon a Dead Man (1971) as Gregory Constantine
A San Francisco police commissioner is dragged into a charity auction theft and a mysterious murder by his kooky wife. Rock Hudson made his TV acting debut in this pilot to his hit "McMillan and Wife" series (1971-77). Susan Saint James and John Schuck were the other holdovers from the pilot.
Feminist and the Fuzz, The (1971) as Wyatt Foley
A familiar TV sitcom plot that makes roommates of a dedicated women's libber and a male chauvinist cop.
In Name Only (1969) as Bert Clayton
In this romantic comedy, a carbon copy of "We're Not Married" (1952), several couples discover they were joined in illegal wedlock by a pair of marriage consultants who set about to rectify the situation.
The Odd Couple (1968) as Murray
A divorced neat freak moves in with his sloppy best friend.
P. J. (1968) as Charlie
Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth Orbeson plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile P.J. falls in love with Maureen and Orbeson's money.
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968) as Murray
A henpecked L.A. lawyer escapes into the world of hippies and free love.
In Like Flint (1967) as Russian premier
A super-agent must save the world from a secret organization of women who plan to seize power.
Barefoot in the Park (1967) as Telephone man
A free-thinking bride and her conservative groom have trouble adjusting to married life.

Cast (special)

Anna (1990) as 1st Cop
A comedy in which an aging, eccentric Jewish woman takes on an unlikely roommate, an aspiring black actor, to resist her son's attempts to uproot her from her New York City apartment and relocate her to the suburbs.
Just Temporary (1989) as Arnie
Three young women share an apartment and work together in a temporary-employment agency. Barbara is the boss and roommate of two quintessential Valley Girls, Torie and Nicole whose main mission in life seems to be to find attractive men.
Maggie (1986) as Harry "Pidge" Pidgeon
A pilot for a light-hearted mystery, not picked up by CBS, about Maggie Webb, an attractive widow in London, whose late husband has left her nothing but a huge home and an enormous tax debt. Maggie is offered a job by Diane Webb, her tough but warm-hearted sister-in-law, who runs an international pu
Honest Al's A-OK Used Car and Trailer Rental Tigers (1978) as "Honest" Al
The story of "Honest" Al, a used car salesman who undertakes sponsorship of the Tigers, a youth league football team. The pilot for an unsold series.
Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around (1978) as Sharkey
The story reunites Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon, the stars of a series of '60s "Beach Party" films. The would-be series was to focus on the experiences of Dee Dee, now a sorority housemother at a campus near Malibu. In the pilot episode, Frankie, now a singer, meets up with Dee Dee for the f
Have I Got a Christmas For You! (1977) as Rabbi
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.
Boys, The (1974) as Harry Rufkin
The adventures of comedy writers Eddie Ryan and Harry Rufkin. The pilot episode finds Eddie contemplating remarriage, in spite of his feeling that his life is still being run by his bossy ex-wife, Cassie.
Kosta and His Family (1973) as Herb Kosta; The Father
The misadventures of Herb Kosta, an unemployed aerospace technician too qualified for the jobs he might find, and his slightly wacky family.
Of Thee I Sing (1972) as Louis Lippman
A musical about John P. Wintergreen, a presidential candidate with an irresistible platform based on silver linings and love.
Bill Cosby Special, Or?, The (1971)
An hour of music and comedy sketches, featuring comedian Bill Cosby and friends.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Naked Truth, The (1993) as Rupert Hess

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Grass Roots (1992) as Manny Pearl
A two-part miniseries based on the novel by Stuart Woods. A respected lawyer/politician about to undertake a campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate is forced to defend a young white man for the brutal murder of a black activist. Sequel to the 1983 miniseries "Chiefs."

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