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Born: November 22, 1939 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Became a copy boy for the NEWARK STAR LEDGER
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Competed as an undefeated Golden Gloves boxer
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Became a sports reporter for the NEWARK STAR LEDGER
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Served as managing editor of the LINDEN LEADER in Linden, New Jersey
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Worked as a staff writer for Australia's SUNDAY MORNING HERALD
1968:
Film acting debut, played Smut Peddler in Brian De Palma's "Greetings", a draft evasion comedy; first collaboration with the writer-director
1970:
Broadway acting debut, "Inquest", a play by Donald Freed about the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
1970:
First feature starring role, "Cry Uncle/Super Dick", an X-rated comedy feature
1970:
Played Joe Banner, a philosophical porno producer who guides aspiring dirty filmmaker Robert De Niro, in De Palma's "Hi, Mom!", a sequel (of sorts) to "Greetings"
1971:
TV acting debut, a guest shot on "Mod Squad"
1972:
TV-movie acting debut, "Footsteps", a CBS crime drama
1974:
Played major supporting role in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Conversation" as a rival of Gene Hackman's surveillance expert; first collaboration with producer-writer-director Coppola
1974:
Starred as 35-year-old mama's boy Sonny Waller on "Sonny Boy", a busted CBS sitcom pilot
1975:
Played the protective husband of a fragile C&W recording star (Ronee Blakely) in Robert Altman's "Nashville"
1986:
TV miniseries debut, "Sins", a CBS drama set in the fashion industry
1989:
Made TV series debut as a regular on "The Boys", a limited Showtime sitcom series, as "Sir" Arnie, the baker and founder of Arnie's Cookies
1992:
Portrayed UN chief counsel Abe Feller, a political victim of the red-baiting Roy Cohn (James Woods), in the well-received HBO biopic "Citizen Cohn"
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Played the recurring role of psychiatrist Dr. Ray Kadalski on the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope"
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Staged the NYC and Los Angeles productions of his own play "Four in the Family: Five If You Include the Dog"
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Received a Filmmakers Grant from the American Film Institute for his original dramatic screenplay "Allegiance", a political thriller; planned to direct and act in the project

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