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Marc Lawrence (I) (1910–2005)


American character actor who specialized in underworld types, despite a far greater range. A native of the Bronx, Lawrence participated in plays in school, then attended the City College of New York. In 1930, he was accepted into Eva Le Gallienne's company, where he became friendly with another young actor, one day to be known as John Garfield. ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 2001 The Shipping News
Cousin Nolan
 1999 End of Days
Old Man
 1998 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Newton
- Shades of Gray (1998) ... Mr. Newton
 1996 Gotti (TV Movie)
Carlo Gambino
 1995 Four Rooms
Sam the Bellhop
 1994 Metaltech: Earthsiege (Video Game)
Pilot #5 (as Marc C. Lawrence)
 1992 Newsies
Kloppman
 1990 Donor (TV Movie)
Ben Beloit
 1990 Shannon's Deal (TV Series)
Abe the Just
- Art (1990) ... Abe the Just
 1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Volnath
- The Vengeance Factor (1989) ... Volnath
 1989 Blood Red
Michael Fazio
 1986 The Big Easy
Vinnie 'The Cannon' DiMotti
 1986 The A-Team (TV Series)
Sam Marlini
- The Little Town with an Accent (1986) ... Sam Marlini (as Mark Lawrence)
 1985 Night Train to Terror
Mr. Weiss / Dieter (segment "The Case of Claire Hansen")
 1983 Cat and Dog
Salvatore Licuti
 1983 Savage Journey (TV Movie)
Chief Walker (uncredited)
 1982 Terror at Alcatraz (TV Movie)
Daniel Ginelli
 1980 Cataclysm
Abraham Weiss / Dieter
 1980 Super Fuzz
Torpedo
 1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Rostosky
- The Meeting (1979) ... Rostosky
 1979 Swap Meet
Mr. Booth
 1979 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Mr. Jones
- Going, Going, Gone (1979) ... Mr. Jones
 1978 Goin' Coconuts
Webster
 1978 Foul Play
Stiltskin
 1978 CHiPs (TV Series)
Armored Car Co-Driver
- Crack-Up (1978) ... Armored Car Co-Driver
 1977 A Piece of the Action
Louie
 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
Linsky
- Street Edition (1976) ... Linsky
 1976 Marathon Man
Erhard
 1976 The Rookies (TV Series)
Roger Marsten
- Journey to Oblivion (1976) ... Roger Marsten
 1975 Switch (TV Series)
Don Vincenzo / Franks
- Kiss of Death (1975) ... Don Vincenzo
- Pilot Episode (1975) ... Franks
 1974 McCloud (TV Series)
Vito Gilardi
- The Gang That Stole Manhattan (1974) ... Vito Gilardi
 1969-1974 Mannix (TV Series)
Cameron / Ty Webber / Angelo Palerma
- A Fine Day for Dying (1974) ... Cameron
- Overkill (1971) ... Ty Webber
- The Nowhere Victim (1969) ... Angelo Palerma
 1973 Frasier, the Sensuous Lion
Chiarelli
 1972 Pigs
Zambrini
 1972 Nichols (TV Series)
Prouty
- Zachariah (1972) ... Prouty
 1971 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Frankie Fury
- The Wings of an Angel (1971) ... Frankie Fury
 1971 Diamonds Are Forever
Slumber Inc. Attendant
 1970-1971 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Ruby / Joe Grapefruit
- Lucy and Ma Parker (1970) ... Joe Grapefruit
 1971 The Partners (TV Series)
Kelso
- The Prisoner of Fender (1971) ... Kelso
 1970 Dream No Evil
Pimp / Undertaker
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Red Gaskell
- Caution, Easter Bunny Crossing (1970) ... Red Gaskell
 1970 The Kremlin Letter
The Priest
 1969 Il killer (TV Mini-Series)
 1969 Krakatoa: East of Java
Jacobs
 1968 King of Kong Island
Albert Muller
 1967 Custer of the West
The gold miner
 1967 Du mou dans la gâchette
Magnum
 1966 7 monaci d'oro
Lucky Marciano, Capo da banda
 1966 The Rat Patrol (TV Series)
Abu Hassan
- The Moment of Truce Raid (1966) ... Abu Hassan
 1966 Savage Pampas
Sargent Barril
 1966 Johnny Tiger
William Billie
 1966 2 mafiosi contro Al Capone
Joe Minasi
 1965 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Sailor
- Flight Through Eternity (1965) ... Sailor (uncredited)
 1965 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Spike the Bank Robber
- The Bank Robbery (1965) ... Spike the Bank Robber
 1965 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Barney Dawson
- Hooterville Crime Wave (1965) ... Barney Dawson
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Plato Atutle
- The Timothy Heist (1964) ... Plato Atutle
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Leo Tucci
- Tigers Are for Jungles (1964) ... Leo Tucci
 1963 Johnny Cool
Johnny Colini
 1960-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Lou Cagan / Mike Genna / Luigi Renaldo
- Blues for a Gone Goose (1963) ... Lou Cagan
- The Genna Brothers (1961) ... Mike Genna
- Star Witness (1960) ... Luigi Renaldo
 1960-1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Marcus Maroon / Ed Watkins / Rocco
- The Other Side (1960) ... Ed Watkins
- Life in the Balance (1960) ... Rocco
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Frankie Wisdom
- Death at Even Money (1961) ... Frankie Wisdom
 1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Frank Walker
- Homecoming (1961) ... Frank Walker
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Alvy Burke
- The Hard Decision (1961) ... Alvy Burke
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Dr. Emil Berland
- The Mark of the Hand (1960) ... Dr. Emil Berland (uncredited)
 1958-1960 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Cougar / Gavin
- Trail of Hate (1960) ... Cougar
- The Safe Guard (1958) ... Gavin
 1960 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Vito Doria
- Running Scared (1960) ... Vito Doria
 1960 Bronco (TV Series)
Joe Russo
- Tangled Trail (1960) ... Joe Russo
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Wade Migill
- Killer Instinct (1960) ... Wade Migill
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Vic
- The Unwise Men (1959) ... Vic
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Frankie Farrell
- Man in the Middle (1959) ... Frankie Farrell
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Vince Cronin
- Jeopardy by Fire (1959) ... Vince Cronin
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Max Grayco
- Vendetta (1959) ... Max Grayco
 1958-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
El Sordo / The Canjun / Scarface
- Old Man (1958) ... The Canjun
- Days of Wine and Roses (1958) ... Scarface
 1959 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Gideon Finch
- Mesa of Missing Men (1959) ... Gideon Finch
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
First Mate Ferris
- Around the Horn (1958) ... First Mate Ferris
 1957 Kill Her Gently
William Connors
 1955 La catena dell'odio
Braschi
 1955 Suor Maria
Don Mario, proprietario del night club
 1955 New Moon
Pierre
 1954 Ballata tragica
Felipe Alvaro
 1954 Vacation with a Gangster
Jack Mariotti
 1953 Funniest Show on Earth
Il proprietario del circo
 1953 Trouble for the Legion
Serg. Schwartz
 1953 Noi peccatori
Camillo
 1952 Brothers of Italy
Il capitano March - un ufficiale austriarco
 1952 The Three Pirates
Van Gould
 1952 La tratta delle bianche
Machedi
 1952 Torment of the Past
Andrea Rossi (alias Piero)
 1951 My Favorite Spy
Ben Ali
 1951 Hurricane Island
Angus Macready (uncredited)
 1950 Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion
Frankie--Loan Shark
 1950 The Desert Hawk
Samad
 1950 The Asphalt Jungle
Cobby
 1950 Black Hand
Caesar Xavier Serpi
 1949 Tough Assignment
Vince
 1949 Jigsaw
Angelo Agostini
 1948 Out of the Storm
Red Stubbins
 1948 Key Largo
Ziggy
 1948 I Walk Alone
Nick Palestro
 1947 Captain from Castile
Corio
 1947 Unconquered
Sioto - Medicine Man
 1947 Joe Palooka in the Knockout
John Mitchell
 1947 Yankee Fakir
Duke
 1946 Cloak and Dagger
Luigi
 1946 Inside Job
Donovan
 1946 The Virginian
Pete
 1946 Blonde Alibi
Joe DeRita
 1945 Life with Blondie
Pete, Blackie's Henchman
 1945 Club Havana
Joe Reed
 1945 Don't Fence Me In
Clifford Anson
 1945 Flame of Barbary Coast
Joe Disko, Gambler
 1945 Dillinger
Doc Madison
 1944 Rainbow Island
Alcoa
 1944 Tampico
Valdez
 1943 Submarine Alert
Vincent Bela
 1943 Hit the Ice
Phil - Silky's Henchman
 1943 The Ox-Bow Incident
Jeff Farnley
 1943 Calaboose
Sluggsy Baker
 1942 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge
McGaffey
 1942 Eyes of the Underworld
Gordon Finch
 1942 Call of the Canyon
Horace Dunston
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Tommy
 1942 Yokel Boy
Henchman Trigger
 1942 Nazi Agent
Joe Aiello
 1941 Public Enemies
Mike
 1941 Sundown
Abdi Hammud
 1941 A Dangerous Game
Joe
 1941 Hold That Ghost
Charlie Smith
 1941 Lady Scarface
Lefty Landers
 1941 The Shepherd of the Hills
Pete Matthews
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
La Verne
 1941 The Man Who Lost Himself
Frank DeSoto
 1941 The Monster and the Girl
Sleeper
 1940 The Great Profile
Tony
 1940 Brigham Young
Prosecutor
 1940 The Golden Fleecing
'Happy' Dugan
 1940 The Man Who Talked Too Much
Lefty Kyler
 1940 Love, Honor and Oh-Baby!
Tony Luffo
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Bates
 1939 Invisible Stripes
Lefty
 1939 Beware Spooks!
Slick Eastman
 1939 Dust Be My Destiny
Venetti
 1939 Think First (Short)
Joe
 1939 S.O.S. Tidal Wave
Melvin Sutter
 1939 Ex-Champ
Bill Crosley, Olsen's Manager
 1939 Blind Alley
Buck
 1939 Code of the Streets
Henchman Halstead, aka Denver Collins
 1939 Sergeant Madden
'Piggy' Ceders
 1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt
Henchman in Trenchcoat (uncredited)
 1939 There's That Woman Again
Stevens (uncredited)
 1939 Homicide Bureau
Chuck Brown
 1938 Charlie Chan in Honolulu
Johnny McCoy
 1938 While New York Sleeps
Happy Nelson
 1938 Adventure in Sahara
Poule
 1938 The Spider's Web
Steve Harmon
 1938 I Am the Law
Eddie Girard
 1938 Convicted
Milton Militis
 1938 Squadron of Honor
Lawlor
 1938 Who Killed Gail Preston?
Frank Daniels
 1938 Penitentiary
Jack Hawkins (uncredited)
 1937 The Shadow
Kid Crow
 1937 Murder in Greenwich Village
Rusty Morgan
 1937 Counsel for Crime
Edwin Mitchell
 1937 Life Begins with Love
Pearson (uncredited)
 1937 Charlie Chan on Broadway
Thomas Mitchell
 1937 San Quentin
Venetti
 1937 A Dangerous Adventure
Calkins
 1937 It Can't Last Forever
Hoodlum (uncredited)
 1937 What Price Vengeance
Pete Brower
 1937 Criminals of the Air
'Blast' Reardon
 1937 I Promise to Pay
Henchman Whitehat
 1937 Motor Madness
Gus Slater
 1937 Racketeers in Exile
'Blackie' White
 1936 Night Waitress
Dorn - a Henchman (as Marc Laurence)
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Opera
Undetermined Minor Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1936 The Cowboy Star
Johnny Sampson
 1936 Blackmailer
Pinky (uncredited)
 1936 The Final Hour
Mike Magellon
 1936 Trapped by Television
Frank Griffin (uncredited)
 1936 Counterfeit
Dint Coleman
 1936 Under Two Flags
Grivon (uncredited)
 1936 Desire
Charles, the Valet (uncredited)
 1936 Robin Hood of El Dorado
Manuel (uncredited)
 1936 Love on a Bet
County Fair Barker (uncredited)
 1936 Don't Gamble with Love
Gambler (uncredited)
 1936 Road Gang
Pete (friendly convict)
 1935 Three Kids and a Queen
Gangster (uncredited)
 1935 Dr. Socrates
Lefty Croger - a Gangster (uncredited)
 1935 Little Big Shot
Doré's Henchman
 1935 After the Dance
Tom - a Prisoner (uncredited)
 1935 Don't Bet on Blondes
Gangster #6 (uncredited)
 1935 The Arizonian
Henchman Who Pistol-Whipped Clay (uncredited)
 1935 Men of the Hour
Joe
 1935 Strangers All
Communist Meeting Chairman (uncredited)
 1935 Go Into Your Dance
Eddie Logan (uncredited)
 1935 'G' Men
Gangster Killed at Lodge (uncredited)
 1934 Death on the Diamond
Bookies' Doorman (uncredited)
 1934 Straight Is the Way
Monk's Henchmen (uncredited)
 1933 White Woman
Connors
 1933 Lady for a Day
Nick - Mug at Reception (uncredited)
 1933 Her First Mate
Orderly with Message (uncredited)
 1933 Gambling Ship
Hood (uncredited)
 1932 If I Had a Million
Henchman of Mike the Gangster (uncredited)
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Acted infrequently on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 6 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

F.A. Foss | Marc Laurence | Marc C. Lawrence | Mark Lawrence

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I had this effect on people. I remember walking along the street and seeing Eddie Cantor's name up on one of the theaters, so I stopped by the ticket seller and asked him, 'When does Eddie go on?' He looked at me and went pale and said, 'You-you-you-you're the guy in that picture up the street!' He was petrified of me. So I went and watched that movie again and thought to myself 'Christ Almighty,... See more »

Trivia:

Despite a prolific career covering nearly 70 years, consisting hundreds of motion picture appearances and many more television spots, his name was not included in the necrology of deceased film actors in the previous year at the 2006 Academy Awards (Oscar) Show. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently played gangsters.

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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