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Ben Piazza (I) (1933–1991)

Ben Piazza was born on July 30, 1933 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as Benito Daniel Piazza. He was an actor, known for The Bad News Bears (1976), The Blues Brothers (1980) and Mask (1985). He was married to Dolores Dorn. He died on September 7, 1991 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1991 Never Forget (TV Movie)
Speaker
 1991 Dragnet (TV Series)
Charles Degman
- Armored Truck 211s (1991) ... Charles Degman
 1990 Rocky V
Doctor (uncredited)
 1990 The Bakery (TV Movie)
Captain Gleason
 1990 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
Richards
- Beggar's Comet (1990) ... Richards
 1987-1989 Matlock (TV Series)
Martin Landers / Dr. David Westlake
- The Ex (1989) ... Martin Landers
- The Doctors (1987) ... Dr. David Westlake
 1989 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Judge David Steiner
- Snowfall (1989) ... Judge David Steiner
 1989 Generations (TV Series)
Judge (1989)
 1988-1989 Dynasty (TV Series)
Dr. Charles Hampton
- Ginger Snaps (1989) ... Dr. Charles Hampton
- The Last Hurrah (1989) ... Dr. Charles Hampton
- Every Picture Tells a Story (1988) ... Dr. Charles Hampton
- Body Trouble (1988) ... Dr. Charles Hampton
- Broken Krystle (1988) ... Dr. Charles Hampton
 1988 Clean and Sober
Kramer
 1988 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Captain Renault
- Here's Living with You, Kid (1988) ... Captain Renault
 1988 Marblehead Manor (TV Series)
Nigel Smedley
- Now, for a Re-Butle (1988) ... Nigel Smedley
 1988 Ohara (TV Series)
Max Sherman
- You Bet Your Life (1988) ... Max Sherman
 1987 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Mr. Dawson / Judge L. Nathan
- Marsha's Job (1987) ... Mr. Dawson
- The Ticket (1987) ... Judge L. Nathan
 1987 Billionaire Boys Club (TV Movie)
Mr. Cody
 1987 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Dean Howard Jones
- Rites of Passage: Part 1 (1987) ... Dean Howard Jones
 1984-1987 Family Ties (TV Series)
Mr. Wertz / Ed Nelson / John Adams
- Keaton vs. Keaton (1987) ... Mr. Wertz
- Architect's Apprentice (1987) ... Mr. Wertz
- Philadelphia Story (1985) ... Ed Nelson / John Adams
- Say Uncle (1984) ... Mr. Wertz
 1986-1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Josiah Bartlett / Dr. Josiah Bartlett
- You Again? (1987) ... Josiah Bartlett
- Family Ties (1986) ... Dr. Josiah Bartlett
 1987 Outlaws (TV Series)
- Madril (1987)
 1986 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Dr. Rawlings
- Episode #1.530 (1986) ... Dr. Rawlings
- Episode #1.519 (1986) ... Dr. Rawlings
- Episode #1.517 (1986) ... Dr. Rawlings
- Episode #1.501 (1986) ... Dr. Rawlings
- Episode #1.499 (1986) ... Dr. Rawlings
 1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Hornby
- A Safe Place (1986) ... Hornby
 1981-1986 Benson (TV Series)
Arthur Duffy / Mr. Grunning
- Reel Murder: Part 2 (1986) ... Arthur Duffy
- Reel Murder: Part 1 (1986) ... Arthur Duffy
- Big Buddy (1981) ... Mr. Grunning
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Dr. Vaughn Heilman (segment "Chameleon")
- Wordplay/Dreams for Sale/Chameleon (1985) ... Dr. Vaughn Heilman (segment "Chameleon")
 1985 Scene of the Crime (TV Series)
Phillip Bingham
- The Medium Is the Murder (1985) ... Phillip Bingham
 1985 Mask
Mr. Simms
 1985 Consenting Adult (TV Movie)
Dr. Mark Waldo
 1984 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Peter Weston
- Model for Murder (1984) ... Peter Weston
 1984 Cover Up (TV Series)
Tabbles
- Harper-Gate (1984) ... Tabbles
 1984 The A-Team (TV Series)
City Councilman Michael Prescott
- Bullets and Bikinis (1984) ... City Councilman Michael Prescott
 1984 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series)
Supervisor Helms
- Home Is Where the Bart Is (1984) ... Supervisor Helms
 1983 The Winter of Our Discontent (TV Movie)
Louis Brock
 1983 The Mississippi (TV Series)
Lowery
- Cradle to Grave (1983) ... Lowery
 1983 Grace Kelly (TV Movie)
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series)
Aloysius Whitman
- The Changing of the Guard (1983) ... Aloysius Whitman
 1982 Waltz Across Texas
Bill Wrather
 1982 The Wall (TV Movie)
Janta
 1980-1981 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Arthur Minch / David Shulton / John Essex
- Homeless (1981) ... Arthur Minch
- Homicide: Part 2 (1980) ... David Shulton
- The Inventor (1980) ... John Essex
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Caine
- Harts Under Glass (1981) ... Caine
 1981 The Five of Me (TV Movie)
Neurologist
 1981 Nero Wolfe (TV Series)
Harlan Davidson
- Death and the Dolls (1981) ... Harlan Davidson
 1981 A Matter of Life and Death (TV Movie)
Dr. Laurie
 1980 The Last Song (TV Movie)
Ken Pentoff
 1980 The Children of An Lac (TV Movie)
Dr. Wayne R. McKinney
 1980 The Blues Brothers
Father
 1980 Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't Die (TV Movie)
Dr. John Spencer
 1980 The Chisholms (TV Mini-Series)
Sutter
- Chains (1980) ... Sutter
- Death in the Sierras (1980) ... Sutter
 1980 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Stan Belding
- Deadlock in Parma (1980) ... Stan Belding
 1980 Paris (TV Series)
- The Ghost Maker (1980)
 1979 Bender (TV Series)
Farragut
- Pilot for CBS (1979) ... Farragut
 1979 The Concorde... Airport '79
Associate (TV version) (uncredited)
 1979 Nightwing
Roger Piggott
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Sanborne
- Energy Solution (1979) ... Sanborne
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Jim McCrea
- Samaritan (1979) ... Jim McCrea
 1978 The Critical List (TV Movie)
Dr. Henry de Jong
 1978 When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (TV Movie)
Herman Grasser
 1978 Kojak (TV Series)
Abernathy
- Mouse (1978) ... Abernathy
 1978 The Waverly Wonders (TV Series)
George Benton
- The Revolution (1978) ... George Benton
- The Kiss (1978) ... George Benton
- Mock Marriage (1978) ... George Benton
- Joe Goes to Press (1978) ... George Benton
- Joe Checks Out the Librarian (1978) ... George Benton
 1977 Forever Fernwood (TV Series)
Bob Truss
 1977 Kill Me If You Can (TV Movie)
Bill Edmunds
 1977 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
- The Cult (1977)
 1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
Capt. Jerome
 1976 The Bad News Bears
Bob Whitewood
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Warren Rayker
- The Deadly Missiles (1976) ... Warren Rayker
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
Ernie Riker
- Come Die with Me (1976) ... Ernie Riker
 1975 Fear on Trial (TV Movie)
Harry
 1975 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Eugene Armstrong
- Bond of Fear (1975) ... Eugene Armstrong
 1975 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Fifer
- Hard Labor (1975) ... Fifer
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Frank Cabot
- Double Jeopardy (1975) ... Frank Cabot
 1974 Fer-de-Lance (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Whitehead
 1974 The Waltons (TV Series)
George Reed
- The Five Foot Shelf (1974) ... George Reed
 1973 Griff (TV Series)
Henry Pizer
- Don't Call Us, We'll Call You (1973) ... Henry Pizer
 1973 The Candy Snatchers
Avery
 1973 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Dr. Chase
- The Night Holds Terror (1973) ... Dr. Chase
 1972 The Outside Man
Desk clerk
 1972 Mannix (TV Series)
Harry
- To Kill a Memory (1972) ... Harry
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Blaine Hagerman
- The Old Man Picked a Lemon (1965) ... Blaine Hagerman
 1962-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mike Knox / Morton Leverton / Jack Powers
- Whipping Boy (1965) ... Mike Knox
- The Hidden Fury (1964) ... Morton Leverton
- The Iron Man (1962) ... Jack Powers
 1962 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Dayton Hill
- A Matter of Pride (1962) ... Dayton Hill
 1962 Sinners Go to Hell
Camarero
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
- Savage Sunday (1962)
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Nino Licosa
- Vengeance Is a Wheel (1961) ... Nino Licosa
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Coley Goad
- The Grubstake (1959) ... Coley Goad
 1959 The Hanging Tree
Rune
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Ray
- Gun at a Fair One (1957) ... Ray
 1957 A Dangerous Age
David
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
David
- A Member of the Family (1957) ... David
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Jonas Falk (1965)
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Stage Play: A Second String. Written by Lucienne Hill. Adapted from a novel by Colette. Scenic Design by Ben Edwards. Costume Design by Robert Mackintosh. Lighting Design by Ben Edwards. Directed by Raymond Gerome. Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 13 Apr 1960- 7 May 1960 (29 performances). Cast: Jean-Pierre Aumont (as "Farou"), Shirley Booth (as "... See more »
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Came to Hollywood and was given the co-starring role opposite Gary Cooper in The Hanging Tree (1959) on the strength of his Canadian film debut in A Dangerous Age (1957). See more »

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