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Byrne Piven (1929–2002)

Byrne Piven was born on September 24, 1929 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Bernard Piven. He was an actor, known for Being John Malkovich (1999), Very Bad Things (1998) and Miracle on 34th Street (1994). He was married to Joyce Hiller Piven. He died on February 18, 2002 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. See full bio »

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Being John Malkovich
Being John Malkovich Captain Mertin
Very Bad Things
Miracle on 34th Street
The Jack Bull
The Jack Bull Tub Weller


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 2001 Madison
George Wallin
 2000 Shadow of the Blair Witch (TV Movie)
Dr. Clayton Larson
 2000 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
- BRCA2 (2000)
 1999 Being John Malkovich
Captain Mertin
 1999 The Jack Bull (TV Movie)
Tub Weller
 1999 Early Edition (TV Series)
Rabbi Ginsburg
- Slippity-Doo-Dah (1999) ... Rabbi Ginsburg
 1998 Cupid (TV Series)
Dr. Stroud
- Heaven... He's in Heaven (1998) ... Dr. Stroud
 1998 Temporary Girl
Leonard Byrnestein
 1998 Very Bad Things
 1998 Born Free (TV Series)
Stephen Jeffries / Jeffries / Stephen Jefferies
- Kobie (1998) ... Stephen Jeffries
- Akilil & the Mouse (1998) ... Jeffries
- A Night to Remember (1998) ... Stephen Jefferies
 1997 Home Improvement (TV Series)
- The Niece (1997) ... Rolf
 1997 Trojan War
Mr. Crosby
 1996 The X-Files (TV Series)
Robert Sparks
- Paper Hearts (1996) ... Robert Sparks
 1996 Pandora's Clock (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1996)
- Episode #1.1 (1996)
 1996 E=mc2
The President
 1995 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Andrew Jackson
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street
Dr. Hunter
 1993 Missing Persons (TV Series)
Mr. Rudolph
- Pilot (1993) ... Mr. Rudolph
 1992 Mario and the Mob (TV Movie)
Vincent Vitale
 1991 Pyrates
Rabbi Lichenstein
 1991 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (TV Series)
- The Reunion (1991)
 1990 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Dr. Kayhill
- Vowel Play (1990) ... Dr. Kayhill
 1990 Unspeakable Acts (TV Movie)
 1989 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Captain Colton Cotter
- So Help Me God - July 29, 1957 (1989) ... Captain Colton Cotter
 1987 Desperate (TV Movie)
Law Judge
 1987 Werewolf (TV Series)
Dr. Victor Degoethels
- Spectre of the Wolf (1987) ... Dr. Victor Degoethels
 1987 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Rabbi Weiss
- Young Harry Houdini (1987) ... Rabbi Weiss
 1987 Hunter (TV Series)
Dr. Lyle Shapiro
- The Girl Next Door (1987) ... Dr. Lyle Shapiro
 1987 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Pasqual Valez
- On the Fly (1987) ... Pasqual Valez (as Bryne Piven)
 1986 Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story (TV Movie)
Local Fisherman
 1986 The A-Team (TV Series)
Bennie Conway
- Trial by Fire (1986) ... Bennie Conway
 1986 Jack and Mike (TV Series)
Nelson Kimball
- Change of Heart (1986) ... Nelson Kimball
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Hector Sandoval
- Free Verse (1986) ... Hector Sandoval
 1985 Creator
 1985 Two Fathers' Justice (TV Movie)
 1983 Adams House (TV Movie)
Mr. Webster
 1983 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series)
Van Dyke
- The Road Rebels (1983) ... Van Dyke
 1981 Chicago Story (TV Movie)
 1979 The Duke (TV Series)
 1978 The Awakening Land (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Pearsall
- Part III: The Town (1978) ... Dr. Pearsall

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He played Ghost/Player King in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Mike Wise (Bernardo); John Copeland (Horatio); Peter Burnell (Claudius); Deanna Dunagan (Gertrude); Tom Benich (Ostric); Del Close (Polonius); Kevin Gudahl (Laertes, Player Queen); Aidan Quinn (Hamlet); ... See more »

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Co-director with his wife Joyce Hiller Piven of Piven Theater Workshop, a Chicago-area school whose alumni include Jeremy Piven, John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Ann Cusack, Aidan Quinn, and Rosanna Arquette, among others. See more »


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