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Born: December 9, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
First Family (1980) as Director
Manfred Link is a particularly inept President of the United States whose family consists of an alcoholic wife and an oversexed daughter. When the First Family travels to the country of Upper Gorm in Africa, the daugther is kidnapped and Americans are taken as slaves.
2.
Heaven Can Wait (1978) as Director
When a football player dies early, he gets a second chance in the body of a crooked industrialist.

Cast (feature film)

3.
Casting By (2013)
A portrait of the late, legendary casting director Marion Dougherty who was a pioneer in the field of casting before the job even received a significant credit. Establishing herself in the early 1960s with two groundbreaking television series - "Naked City" and "Route 66" - she went on to become the
4.
It Came From Kuchar (2009)
About legendary, underground filmmaking twins, George and Mike Kuchar. As kids in the 1950s, George and Mike began making no-budget 8mm epics in their Bronx neighborhood, starring friends and family. In the 1960s the Kuchars became part of Warhol's New York, underground film scene. The Kuchar brothe
5.
Get Smart (2008)
Maxwell Smart is on a mission to thwart the latest plot for world domination by the evil crime syndicate known as KAOS. When the headquarters of U.S. spy agency Control is attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief has no choice but to promote his ever-eager analyst Maxwell Smart, who has always dreamt of working in the field alongside stalwart superstar Agent 23. Smart is partnered instead with the lovely-but-lethal veteran Agent 99. Given little field experience and even less time, Smart--armed with nothing but a few spy-tech gadgets and his unbridled enthusiasm--must thwart the doomsday plans of KAOS head Siegfried.
6.
American Swing (2008)
The year was 1977 and New York City burned. As the metropolis hurtled into bankruptcy, the city's nightlife hit unprecedented heights. In midtown, the ultra-exclusive Studio 54 was a cocaine-fueled celebrity playhouse. Downtown, at the spartan CBGB's, punk rockers set out to destroy everything Pop.
7.
Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema (2007)
The least known massively influential person in international cinema, Pierre Rissient is a samurai warrior on behalf of the films he believes in. Instigator of the Cercle MacMahon, assistant director on "Breathless," champion of blacklisted filmmakers, confidant of Ford and Walsh, Hawks and Lang, Pi
8.
Last Shot, The (2004) as Lonnie Bosco
A movie shoot is shut down in Providence, Rhode Island as part of a sting operation.
9.
Town & Country (2001) as Suttler
A comedy about life, love, friendship, having everything and not getting caught... At least that's the way successful architect Porter Stoddard has been living his life. However, when his best friend Griffin is caught cheating by his wife Mona and an ugly divorce drama begins to unfold, Porter begins to re-evaluate his sturdy relationship with his wife Ellie in terms of his own dalliances with a beautiful cellist named Alex. Suddenly confronted by his own wife's suspicions, he decides to come clean--realizing that it's his wife that he truly loves. But is this revelation strong enough for Porter to commit the rest of his life to true monogamy?
10.
Breakfast of Champions (1999) as Fred T Barry
Dwayne Hoover, the most respected business man in Midland City, is on the verge of a nervous breakdown- yet his identity as the leader of the town's financial empire continues to flourish as he slowly descends from semi-sanity into madness. At the same time, Kilgore Trout, a misunderstood, impoveris
11.
Story of X, The (1998) as Narration
The story of X begins with the earliest days of adult film when men peddled stag reels and projectors out of the trunks of their cars. Meet the men behind the camera, such as "King of Sexploitation" Dave Friedman and the preeminent breast man Russ Meyer. Considered pariahs back then, they're now h
12.
Curtain Call (1998)
A romantic comedy about a book publisher and his girlfriend who move into a new house which is inhabited by two ghosts who were once famous actors.
13.
I'm Losing You (1998) as Philip Dragom
On the eve of his sixtieth birthday, Perry Krohn learns he has one year to live. He must deal with his family, including his washed-up actor son Bertie and adopted daughter Rachel, who is actually his niece. Bertie meanwhile gets involved with HIV positive Aubrey, and Rachel works out her ennui by h
14.
Real Blonde, The (1997) as Dr Leuter
Revolves around the relationship between a struggling actor his successfull girlfriend.
15.
1999 (1997) as Mr Goldman
The century is coming to an end and New York City is tearing out its hair. At a New Year's Eve party on December 31, 1999, a group of discombobulated characters converge on a downtown brownstone. Everyone has their own ideas about what to accomplish before the millennium turns. In the end, the party
16.
Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron (1995) as Havlicek
Television movie based on a satirical short story by Kurt Vonnegut. Set in the society of 2053, the telefilm chronicles a young man's first love and his fight to return to the right of free thought in a society of automatons and national mediocrity.
17.
To Die For (1995) as Mr Finlaysson
Suzanne Stone is a small town girl with a dream--to become a famous TV personality--a dream that becomes a nightmare when ambition turns into obsession. Disillusioned with her marriage to Larry, she immerses herself in the pursuit of her career and manages to talk her way into a job at the local TV station. She decides to produce a documentary about kids and enlists the help of three teenagers who seem to have little hope for the future: Jimmy, Russell, and Lydia. Together, they form a powerful and dangerous bond which threatens to blow the lid off their seemingly idyllic suburban life forever.
18.
Shotgun Freeway: Drives Thru Lost L.A. (1995) as Himself
If you think you know Los Angeles, think again! A documentary on the multiple realities of Los Angeles, this is a vibrant history of violence, music, witchhunting, beauty, poverty and, of course, redemption. The city is refracted in the lives of 14 of its more illustrious residents (including James
19.
Grumpy Old Men (1993) as Elliott Snyder
A longtime feud heats up when the men become rivals for a sexy new neighbor.
20.
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993) as Dr Dreyfus
Film adaptation of Tom Robbins' cult novel, first published in 1976, recounting the misadventures of a beautiful young woman, Sissy Hankshaw, whose over-sized thumbs establish her as a very formidable hitchhiker.
21.
Short Cuts (1993) as Gordon Johnson
Episodic narrative based on nine short stories and one poem by the late Raymond Carver, detailing the longings and thwarted lives of a disparate group of individuals in contemporary Southern California.
22.
Keep the Change (1992) as Smitty
An adaptation of Tom McGuane's novel of the same title. Emotionally and professionally adrift, a California artist returns to the sanctuary of his native Montana.
23.
The Player (1992) as Himself
A rising producer tries to cover up the accidental killing of a screenwriter who was stalking him.
24.
Mastergate (1992) as Clay Fielder
An adaptation of Larry Gelbart's play about the U.S. Senate Watergate hearings in 1973-74. In this political satire, it is alleged that government functionaries used a Hollywood studio to funnel money to right-wing guerrillas.
25.
Defending Your Life (1991) as Dick Stanley
The first "true" story about the afterlife.
26.
Lounge People, The (1991) as Louis
Dark comedy about a millionaire couple who have everything. Everything changes when an enigmatic houseboy is hired.
27.
Linguini Incident, The (1991) as Cecil
Desperate for money, a waitress teams up with two friends to rob the Italian restaurant where she works.
28.
Tune In Tomorrow (1990) as Father Serafim
Set in 1950s New Orleans, a naive college boy falls for his glamorous, twice-divorced aunt and finds that his life is being manipulated by an eccentric soap-opera writer.
29.
Rude Awakening (1989) as Lloyd
Two 1960s political activists move to an idyllic hippie-style commune in Central America.
30.
Dark Before Dawn (1988) as Charlie Stevens
The farmers versus corporate America.
31.
Aria (1987) as Preston ("Rigoletto")
32.
Eating Raoul (1982) as Mr Leech
A straight-laced couple starts murdering obnoxious sexual swingers to realize their dream of opening a restaurant.
33.
First Family (1980) as Father Sandstone; Tv Anchorman
Manfred Link is a particularly inept President of the United States whose family consists of an alcoholic wife and an oversexed daughter. When the First Family travels to the country of Upper Gorm in Africa, the daugther is kidnapped and Americans are taken as slaves.
34.
Gloria (1980) as Jack Dawn
A mild mannered man has been secretly working as an accountant for the mob.
35.
Old Boyfriends (1979) as Art Kopple
A woman starts looking up old boyfriends who played important parts in her life.
36.
Heaven Can Wait (1978) as Escort
When a football player dies early, he gets a second chance in the body of a crooked industrialist.
37.
Man Who Fell to Earth, The (1976) as Oliver Farnsworth
Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft, and meets Mary-Lou, a girl who falls in love with him. He does not count on the greed and ruthlessness of business here on Earth, however.
38.
Taking Off (1971) as Larry Tyne
Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone, the parents are now free to rediscover/enjoy life.
39.
Is There Sex After Death (1971) as Dr Manos
Driving through New York City in his Sexmobile, Dr. Harrison Rogers of the Bureau of Sexological Investigation, searches out luminary figures in the world of sex.
40.
The Owl and the Pussycat (1970) as Man looking through Doubleday bookstore
When a bookworm gets a prostitute evicted, she moves into his apartment.
41.
Catch-22 (1970) as Lieutenant Colonel Korn
Set on a small island just off Italy, circa 1944, Captain Yossarian is an American bombardier who attempts to have himself grounded by claiming he's insane.
42.
The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968) as Stockade commandant
When 5 allied generals are captured in Italy in WW II, it is a propaganda nightmare for the Allies. The generals are all 1 star and refuse to take orders from each other in order to plan an escape. Harry Frigg is a private who has escaped from the guard house dozens of times. He is promoted to Major General (2 stars) and ordered to get the generals out once he is captured. Harry is willing to escape, but then he meets the countess ...
43.
The Graduate (1967) as Room clerk
A recent college graduate has an affair with his neighbor's wife, then falls for their daughter.
44.
The Troublemaker (1964) as T. R. Kingston
A naive chicken farmer from New Jersey moves to Greenwich Village to open a coffee house. The obstacles he must overcome include the mob (who, in one of the movie's funniest scenes, surreptitiously follow him in a garbage truck) and corrupt officials--among them, an Irish fire chief, played by Godfrey Cambridge, black comic actor.

Writer (feature film)

45.
Humbling, The (2014)
An aging stage actor finds purpose through a younger woman when he retires to his retreat home.
46.
Get Smart (2008)
Maxwell Smart is on a mission to thwart the latest plot for world domination by the evil crime syndicate known as KAOS. When the headquarters of U.S. spy agency Control is attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief has no choice but to promote his ever-eager analyst Maxwell Smart, who has always dreamt of working in the field alongside stalwart superstar Agent 23. Smart is partnered instead with the lovely-but-lethal veteran Agent 99. Given little field experience and even less time, Smart--armed with nothing but a few spy-tech gadgets and his unbridled enthusiasm--must thwart the doomsday plans of KAOS head Siegfried.
47.
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd : Out of Control (2008)
The adventures of Bruce, a technician, and Lloyd, an analyst, at spy agency CONTROL.
48.
Town & Country (2001) as Screenwriter
A comedy about life, love, friendship, having everything and not getting caught... At least that's the way successful architect Porter Stoddard has been living his life. However, when his best friend Griffin is caught cheating by his wife Mona and an ugly divorce drama begins to unfold, Porter begins to re-evaluate his sturdy relationship with his wife Ellie in terms of his own dalliances with a beautiful cellist named Alex. Suddenly confronted by his own wife's suspicions, he decides to come clean--realizing that it's his wife that he truly loves. But is this revelation strong enough for Porter to commit the rest of his life to true monogamy?
49.
To Die For (1995) as Screenwriter
Suzanne Stone is a small town girl with a dream--to become a famous TV personality--a dream that becomes a nightmare when ambition turns into obsession. Disillusioned with her marriage to Larry, she immerses herself in the pursuit of her career and manages to talk her way into a job at the local TV station. She decides to produce a documentary about kids and enlists the help of three teenagers who seem to have little hope for the future: Jimmy, Russell, and Lydia. Together, they form a powerful and dangerous bond which threatens to blow the lid off their seemingly idyllic suburban life forever.
50.
I Love N.Y. (1987) as Screenwriter
51.
Protocol (1984) as Screenwriter
A woman lands a menial government job in Washington, but soon finds herself embroiled in some major dealing with Middle-Eastern leaders.
52.
Nude Bomb, The (1980) as Characters As Source Material ("Get Smart")
Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 from the secret counter-espionage agency CONTROL, works to stop enemies from exploding a bomb that would destroy all of the clothing in the world.
53.
First Family (1980) as Screenwriter
Manfred Link is a particularly inept President of the United States whose family consists of an alcoholic wife and an oversexed daughter. When the First Family travels to the country of Upper Gorm in Africa, the daugther is kidnapped and Americans are taken as slaves.
54.
The Day of the Dolphin (1973) as Screenwriter
After teaching dolphins to speak, a scientist tries to keep them from being used in an assassination plot.
55.
What's Up, Doc? (1972) as Screenwriter
Several different people with the same overnight bag, get their things mixed up.
56.
The Owl and the Pussycat (1970) as Screenwriter
When a bookworm gets a prostitute evicted, she moves into his apartment.
57.
Catch-22 (1970) as Screenwriter
Set on a small island just off Italy, circa 1944, Captain Yossarian is an American bombardier who attempts to have himself grounded by claiming he's insane.
58.
Candy (1968) as Screenwriter
Based on Terry Southern's satirical novel, a sendup of Voltaire's -Candide-. Young Candy is a college girl who seeks truth and meaning in life, encountering a variety of kookie characters and humorous sexual situations in the process.
59.
The Graduate (1967) as Screenwriter
A recent college graduate has an affair with his neighbor's wife, then falls for their daughter.
60.
The Troublemaker (1964) as Story
A naive chicken farmer from New Jersey moves to Greenwich Village to open a coffee house. The obstacles he must overcome include the mob (who, in one of the movie's funniest scenes, surreptitiously follow him in a garbage truck) and corrupt officials--among them, an Irish fire chief, played by Godfrey Cambridge, black comic actor.
61.
The Troublemaker (1964) as Screenwriter
A naive chicken farmer from New Jersey moves to Greenwich Village to open a coffee house. The obstacles he must overcome include the mob (who, in one of the movie's funniest scenes, surreptitiously follow him in a garbage truck) and corrupt officials--among them, an Irish fire chief, played by Godfrey Cambridge, black comic actor.

Producer (feature film)

62.
Heaven Can Wait (1978) as Producer
When a football player dies early, he gets a second chance in the body of a crooked industrialist.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

63.
Get Smart (2008)
Maxwell Smart is on a mission to thwart the latest plot for world domination by the evil crime syndicate known as KAOS. When the headquarters of U.S. spy agency Control is attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief has no choice but to promote his ever-eager analyst Maxwell Smart, who has always dreamt of working in the field alongside stalwart superstar Agent 23. Smart is partnered instead with the lovely-but-lethal veteran Agent 99. Given little field experience and even less time, Smart--armed with nothing but a few spy-tech gadgets and his unbridled enthusiasm--must thwart the doomsday plans of KAOS head Siegfried.
64.
Get Smart, Again! (1989)
A movie based on the series "Get Smart" which aired from 1965-1970 on NBC and CBS. Bumbling agent Maxwell Smart and his sidekick wife, Agent 99, once again confront their old enemies, the evil agents of K.A.O.S., who demand a ransom of $250 billion for the return of a missing scientist and his weath
65.
Get Smart, Again! (1989)
A movie based on the series "Get Smart" which aired from 1965-1970 on NBC and CBS. Bumbling agent Maxwell Smart and his sidekick wife, Agent 99, once again confront their old enemies, the evil agents of K.A.O.S., who demand a ransom of $250 billion for the return of a missing scientist and his weath

Director (special)

66.
Hunger Chic (1989) as Director
A comedy broadcast as part of the PBS anthology series "Trying Times." A self-absorbed yuppie couple must confront a series of bizarre occurrences provoked by a most unusual household helper and a television remote control.

Cast (special)

67.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000)
The American Film Institute (AFI) reveals a list of the 100 funniest American films.
68.
15th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2000) as Honorary Co-Chairperson
The 15th annual Independent Spirit Awards presentation, honoring independent films in twelve different categories.
69.
Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country (1994) as Himself
A record of the making of Robert Altman's film "Short Cuts" (USA/1993), comprising interviews with Altman himself, his entire cast, various technicians on the project and Tess Gallagher, the widow and literary executor of Raymond Carver, on whose short stories "Short Cuts" is based.
70.
Laughing Matters (1993)
A three-part documentary that explores the various forms of comedy. Hosted by comedians, the series features performances and special interviews by comics combined with archival footage.
71.
Indecision '92: The Democratic National Convention (1992)
Eight-hour, four-day coverage of the 1992 Democratic National Convention in New York City by a team of comedians, journalists, political analysts and celebrities.
72.
Beauty Rest (1992)
An episode of "Tales From the Crypt," the horror anthology series for HBO. Willing to kill to win, a beauty contestant finally gets the crown she covets.
73.
Independent Spirit Awards (1991) as Master Of Ceremonies
A special presented by the Independent Features Project West in which awards are given to filmmakers and companies involved in independent filmmaking.
74.
Republic Pictures Story, The (1991) as Interviewee
A documentary on the Republic Pictures studios. Includes film clips and interviews with various celebrities who appeared in these films.
75.
Secret Life of 118 Green Street, The (1990) as Narration
A documentary that examines an average home through microphotography and time-lapse techniques to expose the multitude of creatures we all live with every day including bacteria, mold, mice, termites, etc.
76.
Edge (1990)
A pilot for a magazine series focusing on American art and popular culture.
77.
Hunger Chic (1989) as The Man On Tv
A comedy broadcast as part of the PBS anthology series "Trying Times." A self-absorbed yuppie couple must confront a series of bizarre occurrences provoked by a most unusual household helper and a television remote control.
78.
Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary (1989)
A live broadcast of the 15th Anniversary of "Saturday Night Live," featuring clips and highlights from the past fourteen years as well as appearances from previous regulars and guests.
79.
Playboy's 25th Anniversary Celebration (1979)
A salute to Playboy Magazine on the occasion of its twenty-fifth anniversary, hosted by founding publisher Hugh Hefner and an all-male guest list.
80.
That Was the Year That Was (1976) as Host
A satirical review of 1976 -- an election year, an Olympics year, a leap year, and of course, the year of the much ballyhooed bicentennial celebration.
81.
George Segal Show, The (1974)
A special featuring the comic and dramatic talents of versatile actor George Segal.
82.
Last Laugh at the 60's, A (1970)
A music and comedy reveiw of the 1960s.

Writer (special)

83.
74th Annual Academy Awards, The (2002) as Writer (Special Material)
Seventh-fourth annual presentation of the Academy Awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.
84.
That Was the Year That Was (1976) as Writer
A satirical review of 1976 -- an election year, an Olympics year, a leap year, and of course, the year of the much ballyhooed bicentennial celebration.

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