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Rodney Dangerfield (1921–2004)


Rodney Dangerfield was born Jacob Cohen on November 22, 1921 in Deer Park, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. He was the son of Dorothy "Dotty" (Teitelbaum) and Phillip Cohen, who performed in vaudeville under the name Phil Roy. His father was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents, and his mother was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant. Rodney ... See full bio »

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 2005 Angels with Angles
God
 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
Lupo
 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)
Rodney
- Day Planner (1997) ... Rodney (voice)
 1996 Suddenly Susan (TV Series)
Artie
- 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)
Rodney
 1994 Natural Born Killers
Ed Wilson, Mallory's Dad
 1992 Muscle Rock Madness (Video)
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Dr. Vinny Boombatz
 1988 Moving
Loan Broker (uncredited)
 1985 Not Necessarily the News (TV Series)
Chet
- The Comedian (1985) ... Chet
 1977 Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover (TV Movie)
Manager
 1971 The Projectionist
Renaldi / The Bat
 1968-1969 That's Life (TV Series)
 1956 The Killing
Onlooker (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Album: "Rappin' Rodney" (RCA Records AFL1-4887) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

My wife and I were happy for 20 years. Then we met. See more »

Trivia:

As a teenager, he started in stand-up comedy and changed his name to "Jack Roy". After nine years, he quit show business. When he returned in 1962, he wanted to change his name to distance himself from his previous failure. A club owner gave him the name of "Rodney Dangerfield" after Ricky Nelson used the name in an episode of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952). But "Jack Roy" remained ... See more »

Trademark:

Nervously dabbing his forehead and neck with a handkerchief See more »

Nickname:

Jack See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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