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Sydney Lassick (1922–2003)

Chubby, antsy, and distinctive character actor Sydney Lassick was born on July 23, 1922 to Jewish Russian immigrant parents in Chicago, Illinois. Lassick first began acting in both films and TV shows in the late 50s. Portly and bespectacled, with a high-pitched voice and a nervous disposition, Sydney was usually cast as peevish neurotics, ... See full bio »

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 2000 Vice
Mr. Wanorski
 2000 Something to Sing About (TV Movie)
Elderly Man
 1999 Man on the Moon
Crystal Healer
 1997 The X-Files (TV Series)
Chuck Forsch
- Elegy (1997) ... Chuck Forsch
 1996 Squanderers
Peter Chisholm
 1996 Johns
 1996 Freeway
Woody Wilson
 1994 Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women (TV Movie)
 1994 Dream On (TV Series)
Mr. Janovic
- Martin Tupper in 'Magnum Farce' (1994) ... Mr. Janovic
 1994 Future Shock
Mr. Johnson
 1993 Eye of the Stranger
 1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Competition Announcer
 1992 Tom and Jerry: The Movie
Straycatcher (voice)
 1992 Judgement
Dr. Henry Silver
 1992 On the Air (TV Series)
Mr. Zoblotnick
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Mr. Zoblotnick (as Sydney Lassik)
 1991 Cool as Ice
 1991 The Art of Dying
 1991 Committed
 1991 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
- One Flew Over the Bird's Nest (1991) ... Liebowitz
 1990/I Wishful Thinking
Dr. Harding
 1990 Smoothtalker
Mr. Nathan
 1990 The New Adam-12 (TV Series)
Thomas McLaughlin
- Teach the Children (1990) ... Thomas McLaughlin
 1990 Pacific Palisades
Mr. Beer
 1989 Tale of Two Sisters
 1989 Curse II: The Bite
 1989 Out on Bail
Otis T. Smiley
 1989 Knots Landing (TV Series)
 1986 Body Slam
 1984-1986 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Fatman Phillie Brock / Philly Brock
- To Kill a Friend (1986) ... Philly Brock
- Cold Target (1984) ... Philly Brock
- Dead Card Down (1984) ... Fatman Phillie Brock
- Hot Ice (1984) ... Fatman Phillie Brock
- 24 Karat Dead (1984) ... Fatman Phillie Brock
 1986 Ratboy
Lee 'Dial-A-Prayer'
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Alan Tupperman's Neighbour
- The Bride of Tupperman (1986) ... Alan Tupperman's Neighbour
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Walter Poindexter
- Remote Control Man (1985) ... Walter Poindexter
 1985 Stitches
Sheldon Mendlebaum
 1984 Monaco Forever
American Tourist
 1984 Night Patrol
Peeping Tom (as Sidney Lassick)
 1984 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Mr. Evans
- Whatever Happened to Guts? (1984) ... Mr. Evans
 1984 Silent Madness
Sheriff Liggett
 1984 Night Court (TV Series)
- Pick a Number (1984) ... Leo
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
- Needle in a Haystack (1983) ... Brady
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Apartment Manager
- D.J., D.O.A. (1983) ... Apartment Manager
 1983 Murder 1, Dancer 0 (TV Movie)
Phil Estin
 1983 Gloria (TV Series)
Dr. Montego
- Class Struggle (1983) ... Dr. Montego
 1982 Fast-Walking
 1982 Partners
Photo Shoot Assistant (uncredited)
 1982 Pandemonium
Man in Bus Station
 1981 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
- Harry's Investment (1981) ... Sid
- The Date (1981) ... Sid
 1981 History of the World: Part I
Applecore Vendor - The French Revolution (as Sidney Lassick)
 1980 Father Damien: The Leper Priest (TV Movie)
 1980 The Unseen
Ernest Keller
 1980 Alligator
Gutchel (as Sidney Lassick)
 1978-1980 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Victor Carse / Arnold Cummings
- Fog (1980) ... Victor Carse (as Sidney Lassick)
- Toys (1978) ... Arnold Cummings
 1979 1941
Salesman (uncredited)
 1979 Skatetown, U.S.A.
 1979 Hot Stuff
 1979 The Cracker Factory (TV Movie)
 1978 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
King Agadiz
- Joshua and the Battle of Jericho (1978) ... King Agadiz
 1978 Kaz (TV Series)
 1978 China 9, Liberty 37
Sheriff's friend
 1978 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
- Invitation to Murder (1978) ... Benilea
 1977 Bunco (TV Movie)
 1977 Tabitha (TV Series)
The Warlock
- What's Wrong with Mister Right? (1977) ... The Warlock
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Davey Scafali
- Make the Sun Shine (1977) ... Davey Scafali
 1977 The Billion Dollar Hobo
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Mr. Kaminsky
- Dark Horse (1977) ... Mr. Kaminsky
 1977 Man from Atlantis (TV Series)
- The Hawk of Mu (1977) ... Smith
 1977 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Mr. Murray
- Dying Can Be a Pleasure (1977) ... Mr. Murray
 1976 Carrie
Mr. Fromm
 1976 Serpico (TV Series)
- The Deadly Game (1976) ... Goldman
 1972 Bridget Loves Bernie (TV Series)
Customer #4
- Who's Watching the Store? (1972) ... Customer #4
 1959 Al Capone
Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
 1959 Paratroop Command
Interpreter (as Sid Lassick)
 1958 The Bonnie Parker Story
Scout Master (as Sid Lassick)
 1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
- Hideout (1958) ... Cook
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Was best known for his role as "Charlie Cheswick" in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). See more »

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