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Cliff Osmond (1937–2012)


Cliff Osmond was born on February 26, 1937 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Clifford Osmond Ebrahim. He was an actor and writer, known for The Fortune Cookie (1966), Irma la Douce (1963) and Kiss Me, Stupid (1964). He was married to Gretchen. He died on December 22, 2012 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1996 For Which He Stands
Javier Chavez
 1992 Bodies of Evidence (TV Series)
Bruno Semple
- Time Served (1992) ... Bruno Semple
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
 1990 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Kris Karas
- The Szechuan Dragon (1990) ... Kris Karas
 1989 Guns of Paradise (TV Series)
Keel
- Orphan Train (1989) ... Keel
 1985 Copacabana (TV Movie)
Angelo
 1984-1985 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Alexei Carpov / Alexi Karpov
- Escape from Nam: Part 2 (1984) ... Alexi Karpov
 1984 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Jim Courtney
- Knights of the Fast Lane (1984) ... Jim Courtney
 1984 Mama's Family (TV Series)
Mr. Pitts
- A Grave Mistake (1984) ... Mr. Pitts
 1984 Lottery! (TV Series)
 1984 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Benjy
- Where There's a Will (1984) ... Benjy
 1984 In Search of a Golden Sky
Russ McGuire
 1983 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Vasquez
- Year of the Dog (1983) ... Vasquez
 1981 Incident at Crestridge (TV Movie)
 1981 California Gold Rush (TV Movie)
Harry Love
 1981 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV Movie)
Pap
 1981 The Adventures of Nellie Bly (TV Movie)
Stanfil
 1980 Hangar 18
Sheriff Barlow
 1979 Beggarman, Thief (TV Movie)
Sagerac
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
Henry Gates
- Design for Death (1979) ... Henry Gates
 1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
Wes Hardin (Bank-robber)
 1979 The North Avenue Irregulars
Big Chin
 1978 CHiPs (TV Series)
Michael
- Disaster Squad (1978) ... Michael
 1977 The Mouse and His Child
C. Serpentina (voice)
 1977 Best Friends (TV Movie)
Ouspensky
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Harry Wheeling
- The Velvet Jungle (1977) ... Harry Wheeling
 1976 Guardian of the Wilderness
McCollough
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Gino
- By Silence Betrayed (1976) ... Gino
 1976 Joe Panther
Rance
 1976 Movin' On (TV Series)
Momo / Walt
- Sing It Again, Sonny (1976) ... Momo
- Witch Hunt (1976) ... Walt
 1976 Jigsaw John (TV Series)
Frank Shafer
- Dry Ice (1976) ... Frank Shafer
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
- Eye for an Eye (1975)
 1975 The Art of Crime (TV Movie)
Nanoosh
 1975 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Leonard DePaolo
- The Heavyweights (1975) ... Leonard DePaolo
 1975 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Elevator Guard
- Barnard Wants Out (1975) ... Elevator Guard
 1975 Emergency! (TV Series)
Clyde / Gus
- Election (1975) ... Clyde
- It's How You Play the Game (1975) ... Gus
 1975 Sharks' Treasure
Lobo
 1973-1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Faust / Irate Motorist
- Incident in the Kill Zone (1975) ... Faust
- The Ten Year Honeymoon (1973) ... Irate Motorist
 1975 All in the Family (TV Series)
Nick Howard
- Prisoner in the House (1975) ... Nick Howard
 1974 The Front Page
Jacobi
 1974 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
- Deadly Justice (1974)
 1974 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Sheriff Bob Kemp
- Straight on 'til Morning (1974) ... Sheriff Bob Kemp
 1974 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Jake
- Lucy, the Sheriff (1974) ... Jake
 1973 Oklahoma Crude
Massive Man
 1973 Invasion of the Bee Girls
Captain Peters
 1972 The Heist (TV Movie)
Tom Logan
 1972 Sweet Sugar
Burgos
 1972 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Bull
- The Face of Murder (1972) ... Bull
 1971 The Partners (TV Series)
Slade
- North Is Now South (1971) ... Slade
 1971 The Chicago Teddy Bears (TV Series)
Granite
- The Big Grab (1971) ... Granite
 1968-1971 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Macomb / Ben Sommars / Daniel Sadler / ...
- Pike: Part 2 (1971) ... Macomb
- Pike: Part 1 (1971) ... Macomb
- Celia (1970) ... Ben Sommars
- Roots of Fear (1969) ... Daniel Sadler
- The Hide Cutters (1968) ... Chunk
 1971 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Efram
- The Hideaway (1971) ... Efram
 1970 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Burglar
- Compulsion (1970) ... Burglar
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Jolo / Grotius
- Chamber of Fear (1969) ... Jolo
- Seven Little Indians (1969) ... Grotius
 1969 The Devil's 8
Bubba
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Al Jennings
- The Uptight Town (1969) ... Al Jennings
 1968 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Ignacio Ferrante
- All Alone by the Convent Phone (1968) ... Ignacio Ferrante
 1968 Three Guns for Texas
Running Antelope
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Freddie
- Trip to Hashbury (1968) ... Freddie
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Kurt Kredo
- A Spot of Trouble (1968) ... Kurt Kredo
 1968 Cowboy in Africa (TV Series)
Frank Bentley
- Search and Destroy (1968) ... Frank Bentley
 1968 Alexander the Great (TV Movie)
Memnon
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Andante
- The Wail of the Siren (1967) ... Andante
 1967 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Marko
- The Crittendon Plan (1967) ... Marko
 1966 The Fortune Cookie
Purkey
 1966 Shane (TV Series)
Joshua
- An Echo of Anger (1966) ... Joshua
 1965-1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Midas Mantee / Running Antelope
- The Legend of Midas Mantee (1966) ... Midas Mantee
- Yahoo (1965) ... Running Antelope
 1965 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Plumber
- Whose Afraid of the Big, Bad Wife? (1965) ... Plumber
 1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Sheriff Todd
- The Bartered MacBride (1965) ... Sheriff Todd
 1965 My Living Doll (TV Series)
Fat Sam
- Pool Shark (1965) ... Fat Sam
 1964 Kiss Me, Stupid
Barney
 1964 Wild and Wonderful
Hercule, Giselle's Uncle
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Sam Reardon
- The Toy Jungle (1963) ... Sam Reardon
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
Big Max
- Catsa Nostra (1963) ... Big Max
 1963 The Raiders
Private Jean Duchamps
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Porky Flint
- Call It a Lifetime (1963) ... Porky Flint
 1963 Irma la Douce
Police sergeant
 1962-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Chester Cole / Ben Gill / Simmons
- Alias Bill Hawks (1963) ... Chester Cole
- The John Bernard Story (1962) ... Ben Gill
- The Jud Steele Story (1962) ... Simmons
 1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Koro
- Caravan (1963) ... Koro
 1962-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Augie / Barney Kova
- Globe of Death (1963) ... Augie
- The Monkey Wrench (1962) ... Barney Kova
 1963 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Keller
- Ten Days for a Shirt Tail (1963) ... Keller
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Telford
- Thunder in Pleasant Valley (1963) ... Telford
 1962 How the West Was Won
Bartender (uncredited)
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Frank Bruno
- The World's Greatest Robbery: Part 1 (1962) ... Frank Bruno
 1962 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Manolo
- The Gift (1962) ... Manolo
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Robert Slade
- One for the Road (1962) ... Robert Slade
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Lafayette Blye
- None So Blind (1962) ... Lafayette Blye
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Stage: Appeared in "You Can Never Tell", Candlelight Forum Theatre, Chicago, IL. NOTE: He was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Cameo Performance. See more »

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Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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A producer, writer and director as well as a durable character actor, he was nominated for a Writer's Guild Award for an episode of TV's The Streets of San Francisco (1972) and collaborated on the screenplay for Power Play (1978) starring Peter O'Toole, which won the best screenplay award at the Canadian Film Festival. See more »

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