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Lionel Ames (I) (1923–2017)

Lionel Ames was born on March 6, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lionel Shapiro. He was an actor, known for Broadway Television Theatre (1952), Men Into Space (1959) and Thundering Jets (1958). He was married to Barbara. He died on October 1, 2017 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA. See full bio »

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Broadway Television Theatre
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Men Into Space
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Thundering Jets
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 1972-1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Rabbi Gersler / Cantor
- To Live Another Day (1975) ... Rabbi Gersler
- Unto the Next Generation (1972) ... Cantor
 1973 Soul Hustler
Dan Myers
 1968 Star!
Roman Officer (uncredited)
 1962 Escape from Zahrain
Arab Student with Car (uncredited)
 1962 Shannon (TV Series)
Chuck Stern
- Delayed Delivery (1962) ... Chuck Stern
 1958-1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Henry Breger / Dave Kitchen / Richards
- Abel Duncan's Dying Wish (1962) ... Henry Breger
- A Sponge Full of Vinegar (1962) ... Dave Kitchen
- Empire of Youth (1958) ... Richards (uncredited)
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Dr. Michaels
- Race Against Time (1961) ... Dr. Michaels
 1960 Why Must I Die?
Eddie Rainey
 1959 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Capt. Draper
- Asteroid (1959) ... Capt. Draper
 1959 This Earth Is Mine
Nate Forster (uncredited)
 1958 Thundering Jets
Capt. 'Andy' Anderson
 1957-1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
- Man of Principle (1958)
- The Rescue (1957)
 1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Cliff Harmon
- Alias Jim Hardie (1958) ... Cliff Harmon
 1958 The True Story of Lynn Stuart
Salesman (uncredited)
 1958 The Old Testament Scriptures (TV Series)
- Soloman: A Man of Wisdom ... Solomon
- David: King of Israel ... Solomon
 1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Ensign Laswell
- The Big White Albatross (1957) ... Ensign Laswell
 1957 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Iggy Olin
- The Rebel Yell (1957) ... Iggy Olin
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
- The Captain's Chimp (1957) ... Garde
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- The Fenton Touch (1957)
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Lt. Keith
- Point of Honor (1957) ... Lt. Keith
 1953 Spark of Genius (TV Movie)
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Jakie Rabinowitz
- The Jazz Singer (1952) ... Jakie Rabinowitz

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Despite his qualifications, he abandoned his work as a scientist, changed his surname from Shapiro to Ames and became involved with show business as a singer and actor. He worked for five years in New York before settling permanently in Hollywood. See more »

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