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Also Known As: Died: May 17, 2005
Born: April 5, 1933 Cause of Death: lung cancer, emphysema and pneumonia
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
High Times' Potluck (2003) as Slim Man
The story focuses on a 55-year old mobster who disocvers the magic of marijuana. Good old home-grown from the Kentucky farmlands finds its way through the streets of Manhattan with such unsuspecting characters as actors, killers, punk-rockers, drag queens and the mafia. The marijuana filled suitcase
2.
Mail Order Bride (2003) as Russian Doctor
Anthony Santini is the nephew of Italian Mob boss Tony Santini. He is sent to Russia to find a gorgeous mail-order bride who scammed five would-be grooms out of their money--as it turns out one of those guys is part of 'the family' and it's up to Anthony to set things right.
3.
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003) as Himself
Adam West and Burt Ward reflect on the times of the "Batman" series with a mix of classic clips and dramatizations, while they try to uncover a plot to steal the Batmobile from an auction.
4.
Manna From Heaven (2001) as Ed Burns
Once upon a time, many years ago, a neighborhood in Buffalo, New York is mysteriously showered with 20-dollar bills. Theresa, a young girl who everyone thinks is a saint, doesn't have much trouble convincing her loose-knit "family" that the money is a gift from heaven to be split up amongst themselv
5.
Beethoven's 3rd (2000)
The third installment in the "Beethoven" series focuses on a family and their unusually large Saint Bernard.
6.
Final Rinse (1999)
Ex-hippie turned cop Max Block is assigned to track down a serial killer who targets long-haired rock n' rollers.
7.
Man of the Century (1999) as Roman Navarro
Johnny Twennies, a young fast-talking reporter who writes a column for New York's lowly Sun-Telegram, has convinced himself that he's living in the 1920s. Unfortunately, his old-fashioned ethics prevent him from fulfilling the physical needs of his increasingly frustrated girlfriend Samantha, a SoHo
8.
All Shook Up (1998)
A man who claims to be Elvis comes to the rescue of the country band, The Tedy Bears, who are on the lam from the local sheriff. The sheriff's search for the band becomes sidetracked when a million dollar reward is posted by a tabloid for proof that Elvis lives. While "Elvis" hides the band, the b
9.
Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997) as Cain Ball
Peter Glahn is a former political prisoner who is returning to his homeland, the mythical Mandragora where the sun never sets. On board the ship home, he meets the mysterious Juliana Kossel who vanishes after stealing his heart. Once he arrives, he goes to the family ostrich farm run by his sister A
10.
Bloodmoon (1997) as Chief Hutchins
A former policeman and martial-arts expert comes out of retirement to take on a killer who is brutally murdering ace athletes.
11.
Cul-de-sac (1996)
Two old men go to a secluded place to kill themselves. Upon arrival they witness a murder and go after the killer.
12.
12 Monkeys (1995) as Dr Fletcher
The year is 2035 and humankind subsists in a desolate netherworld following the eradication of 99% of the Earth's population, a holocaust that makes the planet's surface uninhabitable, and mankind's destiny uncertain. A desperate group of scientists secure a reluctant volunteer, Cole, to embark on a
13.
Mr. Payback (1995) as (Cameo Appearance)
Spoof about a man who takes action against some people that are annoying him. Audience determines what brand of justice the hero will mete out to offending villains.
14.
After the Game (1995)
Aging gambler Benny Walsh dies in a suspicious car crash after the biggest poker win of his life. His son, Clyde, comes to the Nevada town in search for answers and discovers that each of his father's gambling buddies had ample reason to see him dead.
15.
Hail Caesar (1994)
A punk/grunge band tries to get a record deal.
16.
Sweet Justice (1993)
Six gorgeous ex-commandos are hell-bent on avenging the sadistic murder of their friend.
17.
Amore! (1993)
A Jewish New York billionaire, unhappy with his uncharismatic image, revamps his personality into that of a leading man from the glorious yesteryear of Italian cinema.
18.
Meteor Man, The (1993) as Mr Byers
As a result of a meteor shower, an inner city school teacher acquires super-human powers that enable him to bring justice to his neighborhood.
19.
Body Trouble (1992)
A screenwriter gets entangled with a beautiful woman and her dangerous mobster boyfriend.
20.
Life and Times of Charlie Putz, The (1991)
Romantic comedy about a vacuum cleaner salesman.
21.
Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers (1989) as Doc
A deranged doctor and mortician team up to corner the market on the secret to eternal life.
22.
Midnight (1988) as Ron
Sounding a lot like the life of Elvira, a television personality known for her macabre makeup struggles for fame and power.
23.
Hollywood Vice Squad (1986) as Walsh
Patrolling Hollywood Boulevard undercover, Detective Ray Chang is propositioned by a prostitute. Back at the station, Captain Mike 'Bulldog' Jensen commanding officer of Hollywood Vice Division, warns a distressed mother against searching the city streets alone for ther runaway daughter. Back on t
24.
Masterpiece Of Murder, A (1986) as Pierre Rudin
Bob Hope, in his first made-for-TV movie as well as his first starring film in over a dozen years, teamed with veteran actor Don Ameche, playing a down-on-his-luck gumshoe and a wealthy retired master thief, respectively, to solve a string of art thefts and murders involving a stellar (by TV standar
26.
Hot Resort (1985) as Mr Green
27.
Den Tuchtigen Gehort Die Welt (1981)
After hired killer Harry Werner finishes on assassination in San Francisco, he travels to Vienna to kill a man who is blackmailing government officials. However, his target is as capable of killing as he is, and the two begin to hunt each other.
28.
Death Car on the Freeway (1979) as Ralph Candler
Model-turned-Charlie's Angel Shelley Hack is a determined TV reporter out to find a maniac who is methodically attacking lone women drivers on the Los Angeles Freeway by pushing them off the road with his powerful van. A number of familiar TV stars (including Dinah Shore, in her "dramatic" TV debut)
29.
Record City (1977)
30.
Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976) as Voice Of Sir Tent Worthree/Camel
The story follows Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, as he embarks on a mission for Santa: finding Happy, the Baby New Year--who has run away from Father Time; if not found, there will be no new year and December 31st will remain forever. A sequel to the animated "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
31.
Sky Hei$t (1975) as Ben Hardings
A husband and wife team devise an ingenious plan to steal ten million dollars in gold bullion, hijacking a police helicopter as a diversionary tactic.
32.
Skidoo (1968) as The man
A retired gangster has to pull off a hit when his daughter is kidnapped.
33.
Batman (1966) as The Riddler
The archvillains of The United Underworld - The Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler and The Penguin - combine forces to dispose of Batman and Robin as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world. From his submarine, Penguin and his cohorts hijack a yacht containing a superdehydrator, which can extract all moisture from humans and reduce them to particles of dust. The evildoers turn the 9 Security Council members in the United World Building into 9 vials of multicolored crystals! Batman and Robin track the villains in their Batboat and use Batcharge missles to force the sub to surface.
34.
Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966) as Tod Wisdom
After being tortured and robbed of his savings, a buffalo hunter sets out to exact violent revenge on the men who branded him.
35.
That Darn Cat (1965) as Iggy
A woman is kidnapped. While in captivity, she manages to send a message out with a wandering cat. The cat's owner calls the FBI. The FBI tries to follow the cat. Jealous boyfriends and nosy neighbours also get in the act.
36.
Sail a Crooked Ship (1962) as George Wilson
Foolish robbers steal and board a ship they can''''t sail.
37.
The Great Impostor (1961) as Barney
Based on a true story, a bright young man who hasn't the patience for the normal way of advancement finds that people rarely question you if your papers are in order. He becomes a marine, a monk, a surgeon onboard a Canadian Warship, and a prison warden.
38.
Ring of Fire (1961) as Frank Henderson
A group of delinquents hold a sheriff hostage in the middle of a forest fire.
39.
The George Raft Story (1961) as Moxie Cusack
A fictionalized movie biography of former top Hollywood film star George Raft.
40.
Studs Lonigan (1960) as Kenny Killarney
(Dra ''60,BW). Christopher Knight, Frank Gorshin, Venetia Stevenson, Carolyn Craig, Jack Nicholson, Dick Foran. A young man attempts to break away from his ghetto existence in this adaptation of the controversial James T. Farrell novel about Chicago''s South Side district during the 1920s. Scripted and produced by Philip Yordan. Jack Nicholson stands out as one of Studs'' cronies.
41.
Where the Boys Are (1960) as Basil Demotomes
College coeds go looking for love during spring break in Fort Lauderdale.
42.
Bells Are Ringing (1960) as Blake Barton
An answering service operator gets mixed up in her clients' lives.
43.
Night of the Quarter Moon (1959) as Bib boy
A San Francisco society boy learns that his new wife is part-black.
44.
Warlock (1959) as Billy Gannon
A Western town hires a famous gunman to rid it of outlaws.
45.
Tank Battalion (1958) as Skids
Four soldiers pilot their tank behind enemy lines during the Korean War.
46.
Torpedo Run (1958) as Crewman
A submarine commander is forced to blow up a Japanese prison ship carrying his family.
47.
Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957) as Joe Gruen
A teenage couple making out in the woods accidentally runs over an alien creature with their car. The creature's hand falls off, but it comes alive, and, with an eye growing out of it, begins to stalk the teens. Meanwhile, Joe the town drunk wants to store the body in his refrigerator, but some of the alien's buddies inject alcohol into his system, and Joe dies of an overdose.
48.
The Delicate Delinquent (1957) as Juvenile delinquent
Sidney Pythias (Jerry Lewis) is the a bumbling janitor picked up by cop Darren McGavin as a teenage gang member worth saving from delinquency. With McGavin's help, Sidney works his way through the Police Academy to become a cop too.
49.
Portland Exposé (1957) as Joe
50.
Dragstrip Girl (1957) as Tommy Burns
Rival teens challenge themselves to a dragstrip race, and the winner runs of the girl.
51.
The True Story of Jesse James (1957) as Charley Ford
The young Rebel turns to crime after the Civil War''''s end.
52.
The Proud and Profane (1956) as Harry
53.
Between Heaven and Hell (1956) as Millard
A wealthy, bigoted Southerm man enters the service shortly after Pearl Harbor and learns some lessons about racism and survival from an aging sharecropper.
54.
Runaway Daughters (1956) as Tommy Burns
55.
Hot Rod Girl (1956) as Flat Top
Thrill-seeking teens in hot rods terrorize the quiet streets of 50s suburbia. The question is whether or not a city-sponsored racetrack will restore order to the streets, or simply push the pedal to the metal.

Cast (special)

56.
Batman Unmasked: Adam West: The E! True Hollywood Story, The (1999) as Interviewee
Follows the meteoric rise and fall of "Batman," the 1960s television series, and its star, Adam West.
57.
Canned Ham: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) as Interviewee; The Riddler
Behind-the-scenes look at the film "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me." The program also examines the life of Austin Power's nemesis, Dr. Evil. Includes footage from the film and interviews with Mike Myers (in character as Dr. Evil) and other superhero menaces, such as The Riddler, Catwoman and
58.
Roger Corman's The Phantom Eye (1999) as Codger
A 35-chapter serial monster special that airs during breaks between the airing of classic monster movies. Gorman, the head of the fictitious AMC Horror Department, sends a pair of wiseguy interns off on a wild goose-chase to locate the missing midnight movie, "The Phantom Eye." On their journey, the
59.
Emmanuel Lewis: My Very Own Show (1987)
A special featuring Emmanuel Lewis and guests satirizing the networks and the comic machinations of their boards of directors. Featured are musical production numbers, comedy routines, and magic shows.
60.
Stars and Stripes Show, The (1976)
Another bicentennial blow-out from the National Broadcasting Company.
61.
Fabulous Fordies, The (1972)
A nostalgic tribute to America as it was the 1940s.
62.
Tom Jones Special, The (1971)
An hour of songs and comedy with singer Tom Jones.
63.
And Debbie Makes Six (1967) as Guest
An hour of music, songs, and comedy sketches.
64.
New Girl in His Life (1957)
The pilot film for "Bachelor Father." The story of Bentley Gregg, a confirmed young bachelor whose carefree lifestyle suddenly changes when he inherits custody of Kelly, his teenage niece, following the death of her parents in an automobile accident. In the pilot episode, Bentley attempts to help

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

65.
Luck of the Draw (2000) as Sterling Johnson
66.
Game Day (1998) as Sam Segal

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

67.
Goliath Awaits (1981) as Dan Wesker

Cast (short)

68.

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