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Joey Bishop (I) (1918–2007)


Perpetually glum standup comedian Joey Bishop was born Joseph Abraham Gottlieb on February 3, 1918, in the Bronx, New York. He was the youngest of five children of Chana "Anna" (Siegel) and Jacob Gottlieb, a bicycle repairman. His father was an Austrian Jewish immigrant and his mother was a Romanian Jew. He was raised in Philadelphia and learned ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Joey Bishop Show
The Joey Bishop Show Himself - Host
(1967-1969)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest Host / Himself / Herself - Guest Host / Himself - Guest
(1963-1988)
The Joey Bishop Show
The Joey Bishop Show Joey Barnes / Himself / Joey Barnes, Jr. / Light Fingered Louie
(1961-1965)
The Jack Paar Tonight Show
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself / Himself - Guest Host / Himself - Co-Host
(1958-1962)

Filmography

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 1996 Mad Dog Time
Mr. Gottlieb
 1990 Betsy's Wedding
Mr. Hopper - Eddie's Father
 1987 Glory Years (TV Movie)
Sydney Rosen
 1986 The Delta Force
Harry Goldman
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Buster Bailey
- Murder at the Oasis (1985) ... Buster Bailey
 1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Boots Dikeman
- What's So Funny? (1985) ... Boots Dikeman
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Burton
- The Pagoda Cure (1981) ... Dr. Burton
 1978 Sorority '62 (TV Movie)
Coach
 1976 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Charlie
- Too Many Crooks (1976) ... Charlie
 1967 Valley of the Dolls
MC at Telethon
 1967 Who's Minding the Mint?
Ralph Randazzo
 1967 Get Smart (TV Series)
Guard
- Viva Smart (1967) ... Guard (uncredited)
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man
Technical Adviser (Charlie)
 1961-1965 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Joey Barnes / Joey Barnes, Jr. / Light Fingered Louie / ...
- Larry's Habit (1965) ... Joey Barnes
 1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Fred Jackson Jr.
- The Sweet Smell of Wampum (1965) ... Fred Jackson Jr.
 1963 Johnny Cool
Holmes - Used Car Salesman
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Walter
- Thunder in a Forgotten Town (1963) ... Walter
 1962 Sergeants 3
Sgt.-Maj. Roger Boswell
 1961 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Joey Mason
- Everything Happens to Me (1961) ... Joey Mason
 1960 Pepe
Joey Bishop
 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- Heaven Can Wait (1960)
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Joey Kirk
- No Laughing Matter (1959) ... Joey Kirk
 1958 Onionhead
Sidney Gutsell
 1958 The Deep Six
Ski Krokowski
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Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Joey Bishop Sings Country Music" (ABC). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joey Bishop Enterprises | Josylar

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The kick [of comedy] is to think quickly. It's a great kick. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald S. Smith, pg. 53-54. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387 See more »

Trademark:

The catchphrase "Son of a gun!" See more »

Nickname:

The Frown Prince

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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