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Riff Markowitz

Riff Markowitz was born in New York in 1938, but moved to Toronto, Canada as a young child. He was always interested in theater and vaudeville and he loved attending shows. He ran away from home at the young age of 15 and became a circus clown. After one season of "clowning around", he lied about his age (saying he was 22) and got a radio ... See full bio »

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  Deadly Nightmares (TV Series) (creator - 80 episodes, 1983 - 1991) (created by - 1 episode, 1987)
- New Blood (1991) ... (creator)
- Secrets (1991) ... (creator)
- Offspring (1991) ... (creator)
- A Whole New You (1991) ... (creator)
- Made in Paris (1991) ... (creator)
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  Deadly Nightmares (TV Series) (executive producer - 30 episodes, 1983 - 1987) (producer - 16 episodes, 1983 - 1986)
- Cabin Fever (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Secret Ingredient (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Best Shot (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Joker (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Made for Each Other (1987) ... (executive producer)
 1984 Red Skelton: A Royal Command Performance (TV Special) (co-producer)
 1983 Red Skelton's More Funny Faces (TV Movie) (producer)
 1981 Standing Room Only (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Red Skelton's Christmas Dinner (1981) ... (producer)
 1980 Red Skelton's Funny Faces (TV Movie) (producer)
 1976-1977 Bluff (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 19 January 1977 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... (producer)
 1976 The Wolfman Jack Show (TV Series) (producer)
 1971 The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (TV Series) (producer - as Rafael Markowitz)
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 1971 The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (TV Series) (as Rafael Markowitz)
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 1997 Still Kicking: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies (Documentary short)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Rafael Markowitz

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He has now presided over and performed in some 2,500 performances of his Fabulous Palm Springs Follies. He has never missed a show! See more »


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