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Allen Garfield

Allen Garfield


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Born: November 22, 1939 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...


Became a copy boy for the NEWARK STAR LEDGER
Competed as an undefeated Golden Gloves boxer
Became a sports reporter for the NEWARK STAR LEDGER
Served as managing editor of the LINDEN LEADER in Linden, New Jersey
Worked as a staff writer for Australia's SUNDAY MORNING HERALD
Film acting debut, played Smut Peddler in Brian De Palma's "Greetings", a draft evasion comedy; first collaboration with the writer-director
Broadway acting debut, "Inquest", a play by Donald Freed about the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
First feature starring role, "Cry Uncle/Super Dick", an X-rated comedy feature
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"
TV acting debut, a guest shot on "Mod Squad"
TV-movie acting debut, "Footsteps", a CBS crime drama
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
Starred as 35-year-old mama's boy Sonny Waller on "Sonny Boy", a busted CBS sitcom pilot
Played the protective husband of a fragile C&W recording star (Ronee Blakely) in Robert Altman's "Nashville"
TV miniseries debut, "Sins", a CBS drama set in the fashion industry
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
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"
Played the recurring role of psychiatrist Dr. Ray Kadalski on the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope"
Staged the NYC and Los Angeles productions of his own play "Four in the Family: Five If You Include the Dog"
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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