Warren Finnerty


Biography

Warren Finnerty was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Finnerty started his acting career landing roles in such films as "The Connection" (1962), "The Brig" (1964) and the Norman Alden drama "Andy" (1965). He also appeared in "The Pawnbroker" (1965) with Rod Steiger. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the sixties, appearing in the Paul Newman dramatic adapt...

Biography

Warren Finnerty was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Finnerty started his acting career landing roles in such films as "The Connection" (1962), "The Brig" (1964) and the Norman Alden drama "Andy" (1965). He also appeared in "The Pawnbroker" (1965) with Rod Steiger. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the sixties, appearing in the Paul Newman dramatic adaptation "Cool Hand Luke" (1967), the drama "Easy Rider" (1969) with Peter Fonda and "Marlowe" (1969). During the latter half of his career, he continued to act in "The Panic in Needle Park" (1971) with Al Pacino, "Injun Fender" (1973) and "Cockfighter" (1974). Finnerty more recently acted in the drama "The Last Movie" (1988) with Dennis Hopper.

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Panic In Needle Park, The (1971) - I've Been In Jail Eight Times Helen (Kitty Winn), released from a Manhattan hospital after treatment following a botched illicit abortion, is mostly pleased to find Bobby (a charming Al Pacino, in his first movie lead role), her boyfriend’s dealer, waiting, in director Jerry Schatzberg’s gritty The Panic In Needle Park, 1971
Panic In Needle Park, The (1971) - Hank's A Burglar Easily winning-over otherwise untethered Helen (Kitty Winn) with his street-smarts, Upper West Side heroin dealer Bobby (Al Pacino) introduces addict friends (Warren Finnerty as Sammy), and “brother” Hank (Richard Bright), in The Panic In Needle Park, 1971, screenplay by Joan Didion and husband John Gregory Dunne.
Marlowe (1969) - Open, Little Sister Groovy opening with an original song by Peter Matz and Noman Gimbel, taking it’s title from Raymond Chandler’s original novel The Little Sister, James Garner as the contemporary version of Chandler’s famous L-A detective, querying the manager (Warren Finnerty) of a hippie hotel, in Marlowe, 1969.
Panic In Needle Park, The (1971) - I Don't Like To Wake Up Alone Still shocking, Al Pacino as New York heroin dealer/user Bobby, happily chatting with new girlfriend Helen (Kitty Winn) while friends (Warren Finnerty, Michael McClanathan and especially Kiel Martin as Chico) shoot up, in director Jerry Schatzberg’s The Panic In Needle Park, 1971.
Connection, The (1962) - Who Killed Cock Robin? First of many performances which alone justify making the film, pianist Freddie Redd’s composition, with alto sax hero Jackie McLean, Mike Mattos and Larry Ritchie, bass and drums, William Redfield the filmmaker, Shirley Clarke actually directing, from Jack Gelber’s play and screenplay, in The Connection 1962.
Connection, The (1962) - I Don't Feel Like Getting Busted It’s now clear that Leach (Warren Finnerty) and his fellow heroin-addict guests are being directed by a barely-seen documentarian, musicians Mike Mattos, Freddie Redd, Jackie McLean and Larry Ritchie as themselves, Jerome Raphel as Sully, Garry Goodrow as Ernie, in Shirley Clarke’s The Connection, 1962.
Connection, The (1962) - In A Drug Addict's Apartment Challenging from the start, Shirley Clarke directs from Jack Gelber’s experimental play and screenplay, Roscoe Lee Browne the voice of cameraman character, Burden, the opening address to camera by Leach (Warren Finnerty) the de facto host of the junkies waiting to score, in The Connection, 1962.
Connection, The (1962) - Let's Not Get Hostile! The director character (William Redfield as Dunn) all-but giving up, addressing his cameraman JJ (unseen Roscoe Lee Browne), Warren Finnerty as host heroin-addict Leach, musician Jackie McLean as himself, and the documentary premise explained, in director Shirley Clarke’s The Connection, 1962.

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