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Steve Allen (I) (1921–2000)

Steve Allen was born on December 26, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen. He was an actor, known for I've Got a Secret (1952), What's My Line? (1950) and Great Balls of Fire! (1989). He was married to Jayne Meadows and Dorothy Goodman. He died on October 30, 2000 in Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

I've Got a Secret
I've Got a Secret Himself - Moderator / Himself - Guest / Himself - Panelist / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Modertor
What's My Line?
What's My Line? Himself - Panelist / Himself - Mystery Guest
The New Steve Allen Show
The New Steve Allen Show Himself - Host
Great Balls of Fire!


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 1999 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Ray Masters
- The Roast (1999) ... Ray Masters
 1998 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
- Fear Strikes Up a Conversation (1998) ... Fear
 1998 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Mr. Cochran
- Shaggy Dog, City Goat (1998) ... Mr. Cochran
 1996 Don't Quit Your Day Job (Video Game)
Special Appearance #1 (as Steven Allen)
 1994 The St. Tammany Miracle
Julia's Grandfather
 1993 For Goodness Sake (Short)
 1986 Riptide (TV Series)
Hal Potter
- Playing Hardball (1986) ... Hal Potter
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
The Gentleman in Paper Suit
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Larry Matthews
- Detours (1985) ... Larry Matthews
 1984 Steve Allen's Music Room (TV Series)
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Stuart Wharton
 1982 Nurse (TV Series)
Barney Ambler
- The Clown Prince Is Indisposed (1982) ... Barney Ambler
 1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (TV Series)
Talk Show Host
- Class Clown (1978) ... Talk Show Host
 1977 Have I Got a Christmas for You (TV Movie)
Martin Kaplan
 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Durwood Moss
 1975/I The Sunshine Boys
Narrator on Fictional TV Program (uncredited)
 1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Townsend
- The Velvet Knife (1975) ... Dr. Townsend
 1973 McCloud (TV Series)
Doug King
- The Solid Gold Swingers (1973) ... Doug King
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Johny (segment "Love and the Many Married Couple")
- Love and the Safely Married Man/Love and the Uncoupled Couple/Love and the Many Married Couple (1970) ... Johny (segment "Love and the Many Married Couple")
 1968 Now You See It, Now You Don't (TV Movie)
Herschel Lucas
 1967 Get Smart (TV Series)
Prime Minister's Aide
- The Mild Ones (1967) ... Prime Minister's Aide (uncredited)
 1967 Warning Shot
Perry Knowland
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Allan Stevens
- The Bat's Kow Tow (1966) ... Allan Stevens (uncredited)
 1966 Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title
Bookstore Customer with Little Boy (uncredited)
 1964 Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Apartment House (1964) ... Cameo
 1963 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Cavendish
- My Son, the Monster (1963) ... Mr. Cavendish
 1963 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1963)
 1962 Something's Got to Give (Short)
Psychiatrist (uncredited)
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Dr. Ben Ellison
- Play Acting (1960) ... Dr. Ben Ellison
 1960 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
- Swinging Long Hair (1960) ... Musician (uncredited)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- A Safe Place (1956)
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Leonard Barnaby
- The Man on Roller Skates (1956) ... Leonard Barnaby
 1954-1955 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series)
- Good Times (1955)
- Sunday in Town (1954)
 1953 Danger (TV Series)
- Flamingo (1953)
 1953 Talent Patrol (TV Series)
Emcee (1953)
 1950 I'll Get By
Peter Pepper
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Other Works:

Book: "How to Be Funny: Discovering the Comic You". New York: McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0070011990 See more »

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5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Steven Allen | Steve & Jayne


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That's how I lost my mind. See more »


Wrote more than 50 books and 7,400 songs. See more »


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