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Rodney Dangerfield (1921–2004)

Rodney Dangerfield was born in Deer Park, New York in 1921. His birth name was Jacob Cohen. Jacob Cohen began writing jokes at the age of 15, and started performing before he was 20. He took his act to the road for ten years, his stage name was "Jack Roy". While working as a struggling comedian, Rodney Dangerfield worked as a singing waiter. His ... See full bio »

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 2005 Angels with Angles
 2004 Still Standing (TV Series)
Ed Bailey
- Still Neighbors (2004) ... Ed Bailey
 2004 Phil of the Future (TV Series)
Mad Max
- Doggie Day-Care (2004) ... Mad Max (voice)
 2003 The Electric Piper (TV Movie)
Rat-A-Tat-Tat (voice)
 2002 The 4th Tenor
 1999 Pirates: 3D Show (Short)
Crewman Below Deck (uncredited)
 1998 Rusty: A Dog's Tale
Bandit the Rabbit (voice)
 1997 Casper: A Spirited Beginning (Video)
Mayor Johnny Hunt
 1997 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series)
- Day Planner (1997) ... Rodney (voice)
 1996 Suddenly Susan (TV Series)
- Cold Turkey (1996) ... Artie
 1996 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Larry Burns
- Burns, Baby Burns (1996) ... Larry Burns (voice)
 1995 Casper
Rodney Dangerfield (uncredited)
 1995 Guide to Golf Style and Etiquette (Video short)
 1994 Natural Born Killers
Ed Wilson, Mallory's Dad
 1992 Muscle Rock Madness (Video)
 1988 Moving
Loan Broker (uncredited)
 1985 Not Necessarily the News (TV Series)
- The Comedian (1985) ... Chet
 1977 Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover (TV Movie)
 1971 The Projectionist
Renaldi / The Bat
 1968-1969 That's Life (TV Series)
 1956 The Killing
Onlooker (uncredited)
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Music video: Appeared in Sam Kinison's video "Wild Thing" See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 13 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jack Roy


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

Comedy is a camouflage for depression. See more »


His trademark white shirt and red tie are on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. See more »


Wore white shirt and red tie on stage See more »


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i thought he was crap samihale
Let's +ll of us re+e+ber jokes. rednatse
Funniest man ever SMorrilny
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he died? underpants_bandit
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