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Michael Wager (1925–2011)

Michael Wager was born on April 29, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as Emanuel Weisgal. He was an actor, known for Exodus (1960), Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980) and King of Kings (1961). He was married to Susan Blanchard and Mary-Jo Van Ingen. He died on December 26, 2011. See full bio »


(age 86)

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 1981 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Jonas Roving
- Episode #1.1688 (1981) ... Jonas Roving
- Episode #1.1687 (1981) ... Jonas Roving
- Episode #1.1686 (1981) ... Jonas Roving
- Episode #1.1678 (1981) ... Jonas Roving
- Episode #1.1676 (1981) ... Jonas Roving
 1980 Jane Austen in Manhattan
George Midash
 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Albert Gallatin
- Chapter VII: John Quincy Adams, Diplomat (1976) ... Albert Gallatin
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Medea (1959) ... Slave
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Robert Garth
- Presumption of Innocence (1958) ... Robert Garth
 1955 Hill 24 Doesn't Answer
Allan Goodman
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Six O'Clock Call (1955) ... Harry
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
Sam Kaplan
- Street Scene (1952) ... Sam Kaplan
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Ronald Ellison
- Sweet Sorrow (1951) ... Ronald Ellison
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 1976 The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- The Poetry of Earth (1976) ... ("Oedipus Rex" (complete oratorio))
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 2000 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (special thanks - 1 episode)
- Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows (2000) ... (special thanks)
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 1998 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
 1978 Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel (Documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1976 The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard (TV Mini-Series)
Himself ('Oedipus Rex' narrator)
- The Poetry of Earth (1976) ... Himself ('Oedipus Rex' narrator)
 1972 Oedipus Rex (TV Special)
 1970 Bernstein in Vienna: Beethoven - The Ninth Symphony in D Minor (TV Movie)
Himself (off-screen announcer)
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 1993 Great Performances (TV Series)
Speaker in 'Kaddish' Symphony / Narrator from 'Oedipus Rex'
- Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music (1993) ... Speaker in 'Kaddish' Symphony / Narrator from 'Oedipus Rex'

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Saint Joan", at the Phoenix Theatre in New York City in a Cambridge Drama Festival Production with Siobhan McKenna, Kent Smith, Ian Keith, Earle Hyman, Frederic Tozere, Thayer David, Earl Montgomery, Dickie Moore, Dennis Patrick and Peter Falk (played "English soldier") in the cast. ... See more »

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Between 1974 and 1981, he appeared in 32 episodes of the "CBS Radio Mystery Theater." See more »



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