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Seymour Cassel


Seymour Cassel, the veteran character actor who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as the hippie swinger Chet in John Cassavetes' Faces (1968), studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and at the Actors Studio. He made his movie debut in Cassavetes' first film, Shadows (1959), on which he also served as associate ... See full bio »
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  Six Gun Dead (pre-production)
Dr. Darwin Bishop
 2014 Sunset at Dawn (filming)
The Trainer (rumored)
 2014 The Last Beat (filming)
Fred Kantor
 2014 At the Maple Grove
Boyle
 2014 The Algerian
Professor Wright
 2014 Lucky Dog
The Real Spencer
 2014 Pride of Lions
Dominic Ackers
 2013 Talent Watch (TV Series)
Guest
- Night of 100 Stars Oscar Party (2013) ... Guest
 2012 Lost Angeles
Film Critic
 2012 FCU: Fact Checkers Unit (TV Series)
Old Man
- James Franco Is Preggers (2012) ... Old Man
 2012 Booster
Harold
 2011 Circling the Drain (TV Movie)
Fuzzy Kaye
 2011 Pass the Salt, Please (Short)
Man
 2011 Silver Case
Dealer
 2011 Freerunner
Gramps
 2011 L!fe Happens
Pop Pop
 2011 Without Borders
Detective McKenneth
 2011 Fort McCoy
Father Mivkovek
 2011 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series)
King of Police (segment "United States Police Department")
- Episode #2.10 (2011) ... King of Police (segment "United States Police Department")
 2011 Cannes Man
Sy Lerner
 2010 Back Nine (TV Movie)
Mondo
 2010/I Now Here
Commissioner
 2010 The Aristofrogs (Short)
 2010 Chasing 3000
Poppy
 2009 Not Dead Yet
Francis
 2009 Little New York
Jasper Sabiano
 2009 Flight of the Conchords (TV Series)
Johnny Boy
- Tough Brets (2009) ... Johnny Boy
 2009 Crash (TV Series)
Julian Gold
- The Pain Won't Stop (2009) ... Julian Gold
 2008 To Love and Die (TV Movie)
Grandfather
 2008 Reach for Me
Alvin
 2008 Big Heart City
Larry
 2008 Barbiere, IL
Mort
 2008 Beau Jest
Abe Goldman
 2007 Cosmic Radio
Malcolm Stone
 2007 Postal
Paul
 2007 ER (TV Series)
Alfred Gower
- Photographs and Memories (2007) ... Alfred Gower
 2007 The Happiest Day of His Life
Mrd. Jacobs
 2006 Beer League
Dirt
 2006 Property (Short)
The Superintendent
 2006 Hollywood Dreams
Rupert
 2006 Sea of Dreams
Tomaso
 2006 Bye Bye Benjamin (Short)
Mr. Ruby
 2005 Circadian Rhythm
Hoover
 2005 Welcome to California
Jim's Father
 2005 Main Street (Short)
Big Business
 2005 Before It Had a Name
Jeff
 2005 Justice League (TV Series)
Chuck Sirianni
- I Am Legion (2005) ... Chuck Sirianni (voice)
 2005 Bittersweet Place
Jack "Pappy" Schaffer
 2005 The Tenants
Levenspiel
 2005 Lonesome Jim
Don
 2004 Thanksgiving (Short)
Del
 2004 Sweet Underground
Wally
 2003 Gary the Rat (TV Series)
- Manrattan (2003) ... (voice)
 2003 Lucky (TV Series)
The Trake
- Pilot (2003) ... The Trake
 2003 A Good Night to Die
Guy
 2003 Wishing Time (Short)
The Angel
 2002 The Biz
Eugene Hinkle
 2002 Time & Again (Short)
Steve
 2002 The Burial Society
Sam Goldberg
 2002 Manna from Heaven
Stanley
 2002 Stealing Harvard
Uncle Jack
 2002 Sonny
Albert
 2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV Series)
James Arthur Ferris / Dazy Perrit
- Immune to Murder (2002) ... James Arthur Ferris
- Before I Die (2002) ... Dazy Perrit
 2002 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Artie
- Moments to Remember (2002) ... Artie
 2002 Passionada
Daniel Vargas
 2001 The Chameleon
Richard Cavanaugh
 2001 The Cure for Boredom
Eddie
 2001 Women of the Night
Sally
 2001 61* (TV Movie)
Sam Simon
 2001 Bartleby
Frank Waxman
 2001 Boston Public (TV Series)
Bernie Willis
- Chapter Fourteen (2001) ... Bernie Willis
 2001 The Sleepy Time Gal
Bob
 2000 Next Stop, Eternity (Short)
Lawrence
 2000 Just One Night
Arthur Imperial
 2000 The Crew
Tony 'Mouth' Donato
 1999 Temps
Arthur, the studio president
 1999/II Black and White
Sal
 1999 Me and Will
Roy
 1999 Smoking Cuban Style
Dragan
 1996-1999 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Candy Casino
- Hype (1999) ... Candy Casino
- Erotica (1999) ... Candy Casino
- Agents (1998)
- 1976 (1997)
 1999 Getting to Know You (uncredited)
 1998 Stingers
 1998 Emma's Wish (TV Movie)
Harry
 1998 Snapped
Bob
 1998 The Treat
Chip O'Herlihee
 1998 Hoods
Pop Martinelli (uncredited)
 1998 Relax... It's Just Sex
Emile Pillsbury
 1998 Johnny 316
 1997 Seed (Short)
First Client
 1997 The Player (TV Movie)
 1997 The Last Don (TV Mini-Series)
Alfred Gronevelt
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Alfred Gronevelt
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Alfred Gronevelt
 1997 Motel Blue
Capistrano Minister
 1997 Obsession
Jacob Frischmuth
 1997 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Norman Cambridge
- Second Chances (1997) ... Norman Cambridge
 1997 This World, Then the Fireworks
Detective Harris
 1996 The Last Home Run
Older Jonathan
 1996 Turnpike (Short)
Older man
 1996 Juicehead (Short)
Dr. Watt
 1996 Chameleon
Francis
 1996 Dead Girl
Ira Golub
 1996 I sfagi tou kokora
Ahilleas
 1996 Good Company (TV Series)
Jack O'Shea
- Day 1329: Revenge (1996) ... Jack O'Shea
- Day 1340: Death (1996) ... Jack O'Shea
- Day 1304: Evaluation (1996) ... Jack O'Shea
- Day 1346: Friendship (1996) ... Jack O'Shea
- Day 1038: Downsizing (1996) ... Jack O'Shea
 1996 Dream for an Insomniac
Uncle Leo
 1995 Dead Presidents
Saul (uncredited)
 1994-1995 Under Suspicion (TV Series)
Lt. Mickey Schwartz
- Wrongful Shooting (1995) ... Lt. Mickey Schwartz
- Kinky Murder (1995) ... Lt. Mickey Schwartz
- Hostage Standoff (1995) ... Lt. Mickey Schwartz
- A Haunting Case (1995) ... Lt. Mickey Schwartz
- Holy Suspect (1995) ... Lt. Mickey Schwartz
 1994 Whew! (Short)
 1994 Tollbooth
Larry / Leon
 1994 Imaginary Crimes
Eddie
 1994 There Goes My Baby
Pop
 1994 Dark Side of Genius
Samuel Rourke
 1994 It Could Happen to You
Jack Gross
 1994 Chasers
Master Chief Bogg
 1993 When Pigs Fly
Frank
 1993/I Boiling Point
Virgil Leach
 1993 Indecent Proposal
Mr. Shackleford
 1993 Trouble Bound
Santino
 1993 Partners (TV Short)
 1992 What Happened to Pete (Short)
Bartender
 1992 Adventures in Spying
Ray Rucker
 1992 Honeymoon in Vegas
Tony Cataracts
 1992 Chain of Desire
Mel
 1992 Love Is Like That
Uncle Bud
 1992 In the Soup
Joe
 1991 Face of a Stranger (TV Movie)
Ralph
 1991 Dead in the Water (TV Movie)
Lt. Frank Vaness
 1991 Cold Heaven
Tom Farrelly
 1991 Diary of a Hitman
Koenig
 1991 Mobsters
Father Bonotto
 1991/I White Fang
Skunker
 1989 Sweet Bird of Youth (TV Movie)
 1989 Wicked Stepmother
Feldshine, Magick Shop Owner
 1988 Matlock (TV Series)
Dick Silvers / Honest Earl Edwards
- The Lemon (1988) ... Honest Earl Edwards
- The Investigation: Part 2 (1988) ... Dick Silvers
- The Investigation: Part 1 (1988) ... Dick Silvers
 1988 Track 29
Dr. Bernard Fairmont
 1988 Colors
Officer Sullivan
 1988 Ohara (TV Series)
Todd Ames
- X (1988) ... Todd Ames
 1987 Hooperman (TV Series)
 1987 Plain Clothes
Ed Malmburg
 1987 Survival Game
Dave Forrest
 1987 Best Seller
Carter (uncredited)
 1987 Tin Men
Cheese
 1987 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Howard
- The Milkman Cometh (1987) ... Howard
 1986 Eye of the Tiger
Sheriff
 1986 Beverly Hills Madam (TV Movie)
Tony
 1984 Love Streams
Jack Lawson
 1983 Rage (TV Movie)
 1983 I Want to Live (TV Movie)
John Santo
 1983 Blood Feud (TV Movie)
Frank Kierdorff (Hoffa enforcer / torch)
 1983 Double Exposure
Dr. Frank Curtis
 1981 King of the Mountain
Barry Tanner
 1980 The Mountain Men
La Bont
 1980 Angel on My Shoulder (TV Movie)
Smiley Mitchell
 1979 Sunburn
Dobbs
 1979 Ravagers
Blind Lawyer
 1979 California Dreaming
Duke Slusarski
 1978 Convoy
Governer Jerry Haskins
 1977 Scott Joplin (TV Movie)
Dr. Jaelki
 1977 Opening Night
Cameo appearance (uncredited)
 1977 Valentino
George Ullman
 1977 Death Game
George Manning
 1977 Black Oak Conspiracy
Homer Metcalf
 1976 The Last Tycoon
Seal Trainer
 1975 Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight
Wise Guy (uncredited)
 1973 Nightside (TV Movie)
Ralph
 1972 Emergency! (TV Series)
Bluebell Hunter
- Dilemma (1972) ... Bluebell Hunter
 1970 The Revolutionary
Leonard II
 1968 Coogan's Bluff
Young Hood
 1968 The Sweet Ride
Surfer / Cyclist (uncredited)
 1968/I Faces
Chet
 1966-1968 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Jensen
- Terrible Leprechaun (1968) ... Jensen (uncredited)
- The Mechanical Man (1966) ... Jensen
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Spock
- The Battleground (1967) ... Spock
 1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Cabbie
- The Judgment: Part I (1967) ... Cabbie (as Seymour Cassell)
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Driver
- The Condemned (1967) ... Driver
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Cancelled
 1965-1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Attendant / P.O.W. Vanndo / Irwin
- The Raid (1967) ... Attendant
- The Hiding Place (1966) ... P.O.W. Vanndo
- The Hijackers (1965) ... Irwin
 1965-1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Capt. Johnson / Mechanic / Left Waist Gunner / ...
- The Fighter Pilot (1966) ... Mechanic
- The Survivor (1966) ... Left Waist Gunner
- Underground (1966) ... B-17 Pilot
- The Jones Boys (1965) ... Capt Johnson
- We're Not Coming Back (1965) ... Capt. Johnson
 1966 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Coach Gregson
- Call Her Max (1966) ... Coach Gregson
 1965 Convoy (TV Series)
Phelps
- Admiral Do-Right (1965) ... Phelps
 1965 Laredo (TV Series)
Jud
- I See by Your Outfit (1965) ... Jud
 1964 The Hanged Man (TV Movie)
Bellboy
 1964 Combat! (TV Series)
Doctor
- Point of View (1964) ... Doctor
 1964 The Killers
Postal Clerk
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Somebody
- The Game with Glass Pieces (1964) ... Somebody
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Artie
- Who Killed Annie Foran? (1964) ... Artie
 1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Jerry
- The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross (1964) ... Jerry (uncredited)
 1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Ed
- The Sam Pulaski Story (1963) ... Ed
 1963 The Nutty Professor
Bored Man (uncredited)
 1962-1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Lawyer / Richard
- A Personal Matter (1963) ... Lawyer
- A Pair of Boots (1962) ... Richard
 1962 The Webster Boy
Vic
 1961 Too Late Blues
Red
 1960 Murder, Inc.
Teenager (uncredited)
 1960 Juke Box Racket
Seymour
 1960 Man on a String
Hotel Pageboy (uncredited)
 1959 Shadows (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

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Height:

5' 7¾" (1.72 m)
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Shadows (1959) wasn't so difficult to get made. It was just, when [John Cassavetes] had the time. He was a working actor, a television star. Edge of the City (1957) had just come out, with him and [Sidney Poitier] and Jack Warden, so John would work to make a living and also to put money into what he wanted to do. We tried doing a couple of films, one with Paramount, and one with Stanley Kramer, ... See more »

Trivia:

Mentioned in two auto-biographies co-written by Anthony Bozza; "Slash" and "Too Fat To Fish" by his Beer League co-star Artie Lange. See more »

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Unexpectedly intelligent working-class characters See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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