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Joe Silver (I) (1922–1989)

Broadway, motion picture, television, and voice actor from the 1950s to the 1980s, distinguished by a deep, resonant voice. He started his acting career on stage at age 20 in "Tobacco Road," and on CBS TV's "Mr. I. Magination." He was a character actor and puppeteer for "Space Funnies" (in the role of Captain Jett) from 1955 to 1960. Probably more ... See full bio »

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 1988 Switching Channels
Mordsini
 1987 Mr. Nice Guy
Leser Tish
 1987 Magic Sticks
Pawnbroker
 1987 Creepshow 2
The Creep (voice)
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Guzman
- In a Safe Place (1986) ... Guzman
 1985 The Gig
Abe Mitgang
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Felix Dzershinsky
- The Defector (1985) ... Felix Dzershinsky
 1985 Almost You
Uncle Stu
 1983 Focus on Fishko (Short)
Old Studio Boss
 1983 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series)
Aaron Harbach
- The Adoption Story (1983) ... Aaron Harbach
 1983 Illusions (TV Movie)
Arnie
 1983 Likely Stories, Vol. 4 (TV Movie)
J.J. Glucksman (1983)
 1980-1981 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Elliot Silverstein
- Episode #1.1543 (1981) ... Elliot Silverstein
- Episode #1.1516 (1981) ... Elliot Silverstein
- Episode #1.1515 (1981) ... Elliot Silverstein
- Episode #1.1514 (1981) ... Elliot Silverstein
- Episode #1.1513 (1981) ... Elliot Silverstein
 1981 Nurse (TV Series)
Agnello
- Best Friends (1981) ... Agnello
 1980 Gnomes (TV Movie) (voice)
 1980 3-2-1 Contact (TV Series)
Mr. Midas (segment: "The Bloodhound Gang")
- Light/Dark: The Eye (1980) ... Mr. Midas (segment: "The Bloodhound Gang")
 1979 Boardwalk
Leo Rosen
 1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1979 Starstruck (TV Movie)
Max
 1978 Crash (TV Movie)
Alvin Jessop
 1978 Love on the Nose (TV Movie)
Store Owner
 1978 Alice (TV Series)
Mr. Parker
- Love Is a Free Throw (1978) ... Mr. Parker
 1977 You Light Up My Life
Sy Robinson
 1977 Rabid
Murray Cypher
 1977 Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure
The Greedy (voice)
 1977 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Teacher / Noah
- It's a Brand New World (1977) ... Teacher / Noah (voice)
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Chief Wilson
- An Unfair Trade (1976) ... Chief Wilson
 1975-1976 Fay (TV Series)
Jack Stewart
- Fay and the Doctor (1976) ... Jack Stewart
- Danny Falls in Love (1975) ... Jack Stewart
- Not with My Husband You Don't (1975) ... Jack Stewart
- Jack's Heart Attack (1975) ... Jack Stewart
- Mr. Wonderful (1975) ... Jack Stewart
 1975 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Mr. Barlow
- The Invention (1975) ... Mr. Barlow
 1975 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Mr. Stone
- The Stand-In (1975) ... Mr. Stone
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Bernie
- For the Love of Money (1975) ... Bernie
 1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Marty
- No Way Home (1975) ... Marty
 1974 Rhinoceros
Norman
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Adrien S. Clark (segment "Love and the Out-of-Town Client")
- Love and the Ghost/Love and the Out-of-Town Client/Love and the Secret Habit (1972) ... Adrien S. Clark (segment "Love and the Out-of-Town Client")
 1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Beal Brown
- The Brothers (1972) ... Beal Brown
 1971 Klute
Dr. Spangler (uncredited)
 1970 The Night the Animals Talked (TV Short)
Ox (voice)
 1970 Move
Oscar
 1969 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series)
 1967 Keep the Cool, Baby (Short)
Spider (voice, uncredited)
 1967 A Bridge Grows in Brooklyn (Short)
Hart Hat / Mayor (voice, uncredited)
 1966 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Danny Fenton
- Episode dated 15 April 1966 (1966) ... Danny Fenton
 1963-1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Arthur Bleck / Mr. Wellman / Mr. Cox / ...
- The Witnesses (1965) ... Arthur Bleck
- Next Stop, Valhalla (1964) ... Mr. Wellman
- Gizmo on the EEG (1964) ... Mr. Cox
- A Difference of Years (1963) ... Mr. Carhart
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
Conrad
- With Intent to Influence (1965) ... Conrad
 1961-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Steve Sankey / Tony Roman
- The Siege (1964) ... Steve Sankey
- The Hundred Lives of Harry Simms (1961) ... Tony Roman
 1964 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Man / Coach Edwards
- Patty, the People's Voice (1964) ... Man (voice)
- Patty, the Pioneer (1964) ... Coach Edwards
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
Bartender
- Hideout (1964) ... Bartender
 1964 Diary of a Bachelor
Charlie Barrett
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Harry Silverman
- The Passion of the Nickel Player (1964) ... Harry Silverman
 1961-1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Dean of Admissions / Assistant D.A. Ketton / Man in Doorway / ...
- No Naked Ladies in Front of Giovanni's House! (1963) ... Dean of Admissions
- Idylls of a Running Back (1962) ... Assistant D.A. Ketton
- Portrait of a Painter (1962) ... Man in Doorway
- Take and Put (1961) ... Assistant D.A.
 1962 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Newstand Customer
- 142 Tickets on the Aisle (1962) ... Newstand Customer (uncredited)
 1958 Decoy (TV Series)
Bennie
- First Arrest (1958) ... Bennie
 1957 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Harvey Metts
- The Son of Bilko (1957) ... Harvey Metts
 1956 The Big Story (TV Series)
Dom Frasca / Ted Prager
- Reunion (1956) ... Dom Frasca
- With Intent to Kill ... Ted Prager
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Berway
- You Sometimes Get Rich (1956) ... Berway
 1954 Danger (TV Series)
 1952 The Red Buttons Show (TV Series)
Regular performer
 1951 Out There (TV Series)
- Susceptibility (1951)
 1951 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Mugger / Parson
- Episode #2.7 (1951) ... Mugger / Parson
 1950-1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
The Policeman / Policeman
- The Martian Eyes (1951) ... The Policeman
- The Martian Eyes (1950) ... Policeman
 1950 Mr. I. Magination (TV Series)
Servant
- The Taming of the Shrew (1950) ... Servant
 1950 Joey Faye's Frolics (TV Series)
Regular
 1949 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- The Dybbuk (1949)
 1949 The Fifty-Fourth Street Revue (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Character voice in 35 episodes of the CBS Radio Mystery Theater radio drama, displaying his talent in a wide variety of parts from dramatic to comedic. See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on the show Captain Jett] "I had a different kid with me every week as co-pilot, and we'd blast off, and watch cartoons on the way. Now, it's pretty unsettling when a middle-aged man comes up to me and reminds me that he was one of my space hoppers." See more »

Trivia:

Was nominated for Brodway's 1972 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Lenny." See more »

Trademark:

His foghorn-like voice

Star Sign:

Libra

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