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Gene Siskel (1946–1999)


Gene Siskel was born on January 26, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Eugene Kal Siskel. He was an actor, known for Siskel & Ebert (1986), At the Movies (1982) and Sneak Previews (1975). He was married to Marlene Siskel. He died on February 20, 1999 in Evanston, Illinois. See full bio »

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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1995 The Critic (TV Series)
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- Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice (1995) ... Gene Siskel (voice)
 1993 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
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- Off Camera (1993) ... Gene Siskel
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Wrote regular movie reviews for The Chicago Tribune. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

On Daylight (1996): As a measure of my boredom, about halfway through this picture I became distracted by a man down the aisle from from me who was eating some candy, and I tried to guess the candy he was eating by the sounds he was making. Those sounds were more interesting to me than anything going on on the screen in Daylight (1996). See more »

Trivia:

Hated nothing worse than trying to watch a movie while a baby in the theatre is crying. Hates any mother who would bring an infant to a movie theatre and is willing to pay $10 to any usher who would chuck the baby out of the theatre along with its negligent mother. See more »

Trademark:

Known for his extreme dislike at films that showed children being in danger See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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