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Johnny Silver (I) (1918–2003)


Johnny Silver was born on April 16, 1918 in Indiana, USA as John Silver. He was an actor, known for Guys and Dolls (1955), Spaceballs (1987) and History of the World: Part I (1981). He was married to Gloria Manos. He died on February 1, 2003 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1995 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Vendor #1
- The Understudy (1995) ... Vendor #1
 1991 Shakes the Clown
Clown Tailor
 1986-1988 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Mr. Arnold / Wilmer
- Old Flames (1988) ... Mr. Arnold
- DWI (1986) ... Wilmer
 1987 Spaceballs
Caddy
 1986 Matlock (TV Series)
Eddie Alonzo
- The Don: Part 1 (1986) ... Eddie Alonzo
 1986 Bad Guys
Tiny
 1985 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
 1984 Alice (TV Series)
Shorty
- Undercover Mel (1984) ... Shorty
 1984 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Leon
- Henry Hamilton Graduate Ghost (1984) ... Leon
 1984 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Man
- Hooray for Hollywood: Part 1 (1984) ... Man
 1981 History of the World: Part I
Small Liar - The Roman Empire
 1981 Evita Peron (TV Movie)
Stage manager
 1980 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Kingman
- Homicide: Part 1 (1980) ... Kingman
 1979 Delta House (TV Series)
Pizza Man
- The Blotto Who Came to Dinner (1979) ... Pizza Man
 1978 Columbo (TV Series)
Tow Truck Driver
- The Conspirators (1978) ... Tow Truck Driver
 1977 Pete's Dragon
Small Townsman (uncredited)
 1973-1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Arnold Dennis / Johnny
- Web of Lies (1975) ... Arnold Dennis
- Betrayed (1973) ... Johnny
 1973-1975 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Sam / Cookie
- Follow Up (1975) ... Sam
- Harbor Division (1973) ... Cookie
 1975 Lepke
Schwartz
 1970-1975 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Bum / Man at O.T.B. / Coach / ...
- Felix the Horse Player (1975) ... Man at O.T.B.
- That Was No Lady (1973) ... Coach (uncredited)
- Good, Bad Boy (1972) ... Chaplain
- Felix Is Missing (1970) ... Bum
 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Pepe LaRue / Morris Shapiro
- The Spanish Moss Murders (1974) ... Pepe LaRue / Morris Shapiro
 1973 Maude (TV Series)
Fred
- The Office Party (1973) ... Fred
 1970-1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Cab Driver / Elevator Operator
- The Park Avenue Rustlers (1972) ... Cab Driver
- Who Says You Can't Make Friends in New York City? (1970) ... Elevator Operator
 1967-1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Billy Roberts / Director / Israel Sanchez / ...
- The Deadly Gamesmen (1972) ... Billy Roberts
- Dora (1970) ... Director
- A Drug on the Market (1969) ... Israel Sanchez
- The Man Who Believed (1967) ... John Brenner
 1971-1972 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Benny / Max
- Dirty Gertie (1972) ... Benny
- Lucy and Carol Burnett (1971) ... Max
 1969-1972 Mannix (TV Series)
Operator / Stacey / Cab Driver / ...
- The Upside-Down Penny (1972) ... Operator
- Days Beyond Recall (1971) ... Stacey
- Duet for Three (1970) ... Cab Driver
- War of Nerves (1970) ... Jed
- Death in a Minor Key (1969) ... Barney
 1972 Hammer
Tiny
 1962-1972 My Three Sons (TV Series)
The Plumber / Customer / Vendor / ...
- Barbara Lost (1972) ... The Plumber
- Casanova O'Casey (1968) ... Customer
- A Woman's Work (1965) ... Vendor
- A Holiday for Tramp (1962) ... Chauffeur
 1971 What's a Nice Girl Like You...? (TV Movie)
Louis, the waiter
 1971 Sarge (TV Series)
Freddy
- The Silent Target (1971) ... Freddy
 1970 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (TV Series)
Pawnbroker (segment "The Little Black Bag")
- Room with a View/The Little Black Bag/The Nature of the Enemy (1970) ... Pawnbroker (segment "The Little Black Bag")
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Johnson / Petey
- The Glory Shouter (1970) ... Johnson
- The Brass Ring (1970) ... Petey
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Intruder")
- Love and the Intruder/Love and the Lost Dog (1970) ... (segment "Love and the Intruder")
 1970 Airport
Franco Spinetti - Passenger (uncredited)
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Cab Driver
- Dance to No Music (1970) ... Cab Driver
 1969 The Comic
Little Man (uncredited)
 1969 The Outsider (TV Series)
Kel
- Service for One (1969) ... Kel
 1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Biff Trout
- The Night of Miguelito's Revenge (1968) ... Biff Trout (as Johnny S. Luer)
 1968 Get Smart (TV Series)
Jojo
- The Secret of Sam Vittorio (1968) ... Jojo
 1968 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Tout #2
- Tomorrow Is Not Another Day (1968) ... Tout #2
 1968 Funny Girl
Arnstein's Jockey (uncredited)
 1968 How Sweet It Is!
Zipper Man
 1968 Never a Dull Moment
Prop Man (uncredited)
 1968 The Thomas Crown Affair
Bert (uncredited)
 1966-1968 That Girl (TV Series)
Siegfried S. Newman / Joey
- Just Spell the Name Right (1968) ... Siegfried S. Newman
- Odpdypahimcaifss (1968) ... Siegfried S. Newman
- Time for Arrest (1966) ... Joey
 1968 Good Morning, World (TV Series)
John
- Pot Luckless (1968) ... John
 1967 Family Affair (TV Series)
Cab Driver
- Take Me Out of the Ballgame (1967) ... Cab Driver
 1967 Who's Minding the Mint?
Workman (uncredited)
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series)
Small Man
- It Tastes OK, But Something's Missing (1967) ... Small Man
 1966-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Dewey / Taxi Driver
- Free of Charge (1967) ... Dewey
- Dear Deductible (1966) ... Taxi Driver
 1967 Occasional Wife (TV Series)
News Dealer
- Kangaroo Kandidates (1967) ... News Dealer
 1966 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
News Vendor / Cab Driver
- Vendetta (1966) ... News Vendor
- The Man Who Went Mad by Mistake (1966) ... Cab Driver
 1966 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Second Martian
- Gomer and the Little Men from Outer Space (1966) ... Second Martian
 1966 Run Buddy Run (TV Series)
Jockey
- Win Place and Die (1966) ... Jockey
 1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Snowden
- Horse of a Different Hue (1966) ... Snowden
 1964-1966 The Munsters (TV Series)
Blinky / Jerry
- Herman, the Tire Kicker (1966) ... Blinky
- Herman the Great (1964) ... Jerry
 1963-1965 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Waiter / Photographer / Taxey / ...
- You're Under Arrest (1965) ... Taxey
- No Rice at My Wedding (1965) ... Humphrey Dundee
- Br-rooom, Br-rooom (1965) ... Counter Man
- One Hundred Terrible Hours (1965) ... Photographer
- Never Bathe on Saturday (1965) ... Waiter
 1965 The Great Race
Baker (uncredited)
 1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Eddie - Waiter in Nightclub
- The Case of the Deadly Debt (1965) ... Eddie - Waiter in Nightclub
 1961-1965 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Mr. Beaumont / Charlie / Witness / ...
- What'll You Have? (1965) ... Mr. Beaumont
- Joey Goes to a Poker Party (1964) ... Charlie
- The Baby's First Day (1963) ... Witness (as Jonny Silver)
- Double Time (1963) ... Styles
 1965 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Sketch Actor
- The Seven Year Wretch (1965) ... Sketch Actor
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Ben
- Memo from Purgatory (1964) ... Ben
 1964 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series)
the Photographer
- Jose's Inheritance (1964) ... the Photographer
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
Boots Rafferty
- The Personal Touch (1964) ... Boots Rafferty
 1964 The Brass Bottle
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
1st Groom / Gil the Bartender
- Who Killed WHO IV? (1964) ... 1st Groom
- Who Killed the Paper Dragon? (1964) ... Gil the Bartender
 1963 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Prothro Hanson
- The Great Filling Station Robbery (1963) ... Prothro Hanson
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
- Borderline (1962)
 1956-1961 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Mr. Shermahorn / Jewelry Customer / Musician / ...
- Keeping Up with the Joneses (1961) ... Jewelry Customer
- The Party Wrecker (1961) ... Musician
- The Plant (1961) ... Floral Deliverman
- Bachelor Party (1960) ... Johnny
- Losers Weepers (1959) ... Mr. Shermahorn
 1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Piano Player
- Long Way to Detroit (1961) ... Piano Player
 1961 Peter Loves Mary (TV Series)
 1960 M Squad (TV Series)
J. C. Grevy
- Needle in a Haystack (1960) ... J. C. Grevy
 1959-1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Gangster
- Syndicate Sanctuary (1960) ... Gangster (uncredited)
- You Can't Pick the Number (1959) ... Gangster (uncredited)
 1959 World of Giants (TV Series)
Chick Crescent
- Off Beat (1959) ... Chick Crescent
 1959 Pete Kelly's Blues (TV Series)
Izzy
- The June Gould Story (1959) ... Izzy
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Drummer
- Double Trouble in Trinidad (1959) ... Drummer
 1959 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Charlie
- Bentley's Economy Wave (1959) ... Charlie
 1958 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Gent (1958)
 1957 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
Mr. Carter
- A Day at the Track (1957) ... Mr. Carter
 1955-1957 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Baker / 2nd Gas Station Attendant / Barker - Wheel
- Jack's Life Story (1957) ... Baker
- Jack Dives Into Empty Swimming Pool in Palm Springs (1956) ... 2nd Gas Station Attendant
- Jack Takes the Beavers to the Fair (1955) ... Barker - Wheel
 1957 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Man on Bridge
- The Clubhouse (1957) ... Man on Bridge
 1957 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Cookie
- The Girl from Molina (1957) ... Cookie
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Frankie
- The Chris Daniels Story (1957) ... Frankie
 1956-1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Jerry the Bartender / Fenton Shanks
- The Cream of the Jest (1957) ... Jerry the Bartender
 1957 Public Pigeon No. One
Marvin (uncredited)
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
- Open Highway (1956)
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Bellboy
- Mrs. Snyder (1956) ... Bellboy
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Johnny Fr'Instance
- Skid Row ... Johnny Fr'Instance
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Johnny S. Luer | John Silver | Jonny Silver

Height:

4' 11½" (1.51 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If you can't laugh at life, you might as well blow your brains out.

Trivia:

Is survived by 2 daughters: Stephanie Silver (actress) and Jennie Silver (singer/songwriter), who work together as a singing duet called The Silver Belles.

Trademark:

Often wears a black french beret in many of his roles. Especially on television.

Star Sign:

Aries

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