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Allen Garfield

New Jersey-born Allen Garfield was trained at the Actors Studio in New York City. He had a prolific career on the stage before making his film debut in 1968. His stocky build and nervous, jumpy mannerisms fit well with the weaselly criminals, lecherous villains and corrupt businessmen and politicians he excels in playing - a perfect example of ... See full bio »

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The Conversation
The Conversation Bernie Moran
The Ninth Gate
Beverly Hills Cop II
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 2016 Chief Zabu
Ben Sydney
 2002 White Boy
Mr. Rosen
 2000 The West Wing (TV Series)
Roger Becker
- In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part II (2000) ... Roger Becker
 2000 Men Named Milo, Women Named Greta (Short)
Jackie Noodleman
 2000 Sports Night (TV Series)
Chuck 'The Cut Man' Kimmel
- The Cut Man Cometh (2000) ... Chuck 'The Cut Man' Kimmel
 1999 Absence of the Good (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Paul Taylor
 1999 The Lot (TV Series)
Harry Sylver
 1998 Get a Job
Mr. Berger / Psychiatrist
 1998 Has-Been (Short)
Russ Klein
 1998 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
Stan Gottlieb
- Do You Want Fries with That? (1998) ... Stan Gottlieb
 1997 The Elf Who Didn't Believe
Twisp (as Alen Garfield)
 1997 Obsession
Simon Frischmuth
 1996 Crime of the Century (TV Movie)
Lt. James Finn
 1995 Wild Side
Dan Rackman
 1995 Stuart Saves His Family
Maitre D'
 1994 Great Harry and Jane (Short)
 1994 The Patriots
 1993/I The Waiter (Short)
 1993 Jack's Place (TV Series)
- Play It Again, Jack (1993) ... Tommy
 1993 Family Prayers
 1992 Jack and His Friends
 1992 Miracle Beach
Magnus O'Leary
 1992 Citizen Cohn (TV Movie)
Abe Feller
 1992 Law & Order (TV Series)
Carl Berg
- Vengeance (1992) ... Carl Berg
 1991 Until the End of the World
Bernie, User Car Dealer
 1991 Eddie Dodd (TV Series)
Benny Schaeffer
- Welcome Home (1991) ... Benny Schaeffer
 1991 Stat (TV Series)
- The Wilding (1991)
 1991 Equal Justice (TV Series)
- In Confidence (1991) ... Sam (uncredited)
 1991 Grave Images (Video)
 1990 Club Fed
Harrison Farnsworth IV
 1990 Dick Tracy
 1990 Matlock (TV Series)
Detective Richard Cox
- The Informer: Part 2 (1990) ... Detective Richard Cox
- The Informer: Part 1 (1990) ... Detective Richard Cox
 1988-1989 The Boys (TV Series)
- Friars' Club (1989) ... Arnie
- Labor Day (1989) ... Arnie
- Some Don't Like It Hot (1989) ... Arnie
- Gene's Problem (1988) ... Arnie
 1989 Let It Ride
 1989 Night Visitor
Zachary Willard
 1988 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Donald / Kingsley Diamond / Michael Rudnick / ...
- The Deal (1988) ... Donald / Kingsley Diamond / Michael Rudnick / ...
 1987 My Best Friend's Birthday
Entertainment Magnate
 1987 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
- You Ruined My Life (1987) ... Howie
 1986 Killer in the Mirror (TV Movie)
Dist. Atty. Randall Hale
 1986 Sins (TV Mini-Series)
Adam Gore
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Adam Gore
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Adam Gore
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Adam Gore
 1986 Desert Bloom
Mr. Mosol
 1984 Never Again (TV Movie)
Mitchell Franklin
 1984 Teachers
Carl Rosenberg
 1984 Irreconcilable Differences
Phil Hanner
 1983 Trial by Terror (as Allan Goorwitz)
 1983 Lottery! (TV Series)
- Being a Winner (1983) ... (as Allen Goorwitz)
 1983 Get Crazy
Max Wolfe (as Allen Goorwitz)
 1983 The Black Stallion Returns
Kurr (as Allen Goorwitz)
 1982 Taxi (TV Series)
Mr. Ratledge
- Crime and Punishment (1982) ... Mr. Ratledge (as Allen Goorwitz)
 1982 The State of Things
 1981 Continental Divide
Howard McDermott (as Allen Goorwitz)
 1981 One from the Heart
Restaurant Owner (as Allen Goorwitz)
 1981 Leave 'em Laughing (TV Movie)
Dr. Abrahms (as Allen Goorwitz)
 1980 One-Trick Pony
Cal van Damp (as Allen Goorwitz)
 1980 The Stunt Man
Sam (as Allen Goorwitz)
 1980 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
- Warning: I May Be Hazardous to Your Health (1980) ... Brody (as Allen Goorwitz)
 1979 Fyre
Preacher (as Allen Goorwitz)
 1978 Sketches of a Strangler
Jack Garvey (as Allen Goorwitz)
 1978 The Brink's Job
Vinnie Costa (as Allen Goorwitz)
 1978 Ring of Passion (TV Movie)
Damon Runyon
 1978 Skateboard
Manny Bloom
 1978 Nowhere to Run (TV Movie)
Herbie Stoltz
 1976 Number One (Short)
 1976 Serpico (TV Series)
Redman / The Professor
- Strike! (1976) ... Redman
- The Deadly Game (1976) ... The Professor
 1976 The Million Dollar Rip-Off (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Ralph Fogherty
 1976 Paco
 1976 Mother, Jugs & Speed
Harry Fishbine
 1976 McCoy (TV Series)
J. Carter Sloan
- In Again Out Again (1976) ... J. Carter Sloan
 1975 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Henry Decory
- The Fires of Ignorance (1975) ... Henry Decory
 1975 Rhoda (TV Series)
David Bloom
- Strained Interlude (1975) ... David Bloom
 1974 The Front Page
 1974 Virginia Hill (TV Movie)
Leo Ritchie
 1974 Sonny Boy (TV Movie)
Sonny Boy Walker
 1974 The Conversation
Bernie Moran
 1974 Busting
Carl Rizzo
 1973 Incident at Vichy (TV Movie)
Lebeau, A Painter
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Baxter Flynn
- Double-Edged Corner (1973) ... Baxter Flynn
 1973 Kojak (TV Series)
Mario Portello
- The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973) ... Mario Portello
 1973 Slither
Vincent J. Palmer
 1973 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
The Manager
- Let's Get Away from It Almost (1973) ... The Manager
 1973 Deadhead Miles
Juicy Brucey (uncredited)
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Gork (segment "Love and the First Kiss")
- Love and the First Kiss/Love and the Impressionist/Love and the Super Lover (1972) ... Gork (segment "Love and the First Kiss")
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
Henry Spear
- A Date with Death (1972) ... Henry Spear
 1972 Footsteps (TV Movie)
 1972 Search (TV Series)
Marty Zackarian
- One of Our Probes Is Missing (1972) ... Marty Zackarian
 1972 The Candidate
 1972 Top of the Heap
Taxi Driver
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Ralphie Goodbody
- A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley (1972) ... Ralphie Goodbody
 1971 Believe in Me
 1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
- The Iron Butterfly (1971) ... Charlie
 1971 The Organization
 1971 Cry Uncle
Jake Masters
 1971 Bananas
Man on Cross
 1971 Taking Off
 1971 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Bernie Yoakum
- The Whimper of Whipped Dogs (1971) ... Bernie Yoakum
 1971 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Charles Weaver
- Welcome to Our City (1971) ... Charles Weaver
 1971 Roommates
Martin Axborough
 1970 The Owl and the Pussycat
Dress Shop Proprietor
 1970 Hi, Mom!
Joe Banner
 1970 The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful
Moreno (as Alan Garfield)
 1969 Putney Swope
Elias, Jr.
 1968 Greetings
Smut Peddler (as Alan Garfield)
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