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Joseph Wiseman (1918–2009)


Joseph Wiseman was born on May 15, 1918 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He came to Broadway in the 1930s, where he was critically hailed for performances in Shakespeare's "King Lear", Clifford Odets' "Golden Boy" and Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya". Motion pictures in which Wiseman has been seen include Detective Story (1951), starring Kirk Douglas, ... See full bio »

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 1994 A Passover Seder (Video short)
Grandfather
 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Isidore Schoen
- Finish Line (1994) ... Isidore Schoen
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Julius Schiff
- For Better or Perverse (1992) ... Julius Schiff
 1989 MacGyver (TV Series)
Joe Catano
- The Battle of Tommy Giordano (1989) ... Joe Catano
 1988 Lady Mobster (TV Movie)
Victor Castle
 1986 Seize the Day
Dr. Adler
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Eddie Vanessi
- The Confirmation Day (1985) ... Eddie Vanessi
 1984 The A-Team (TV Series)
Zeke Westerland
- The Bells of St. Mary's (1984) ... Zeke Westerland
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Judge Leopold Wapter
- The Ghost Writer (1984) ... Judge Leopold Wapter
 1983 Rage of Angels (TV Movie)
Antonio Granelli
 1983 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Dr. Albert Tessa
- Birdman of Budapest (1983) ... Dr. Albert Tessa
 1981 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
James J. Beck
- Don't Mess Around with Jim (1981) ... James J. Beck
 1980 Freebie and the Bean (TV Series)
Dr. Dorf
- Health Nuts (1980) ... Dr. Dorf
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Morphus
- Vegas in Space (1979) ... Morphus
 1979 Jaguar Lives!
Ben Ashir
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Movie)
Draco
 1978 The Betsy
Jake Weinstein
 1977 Murder at the World Series (TV Movie)
Sam Druckman
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Barbado
- The Thrill Killers: Part 2 (1976) ... Barbado
- The Thrill Killers: Part 1 (1976) ... Barbado
 1975 Journey Into Fear
Colonel Haki
 1975 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
- Suicide Club (1975)
 1975 Zalmen: or, The Madness of God (TV Movie)
Rabbi
 1974 QB VII (TV Mini-Series)
Morris Cady
- Part One & Two (1974) ... Morris Cady
 1974 Men of the Dragon (TV Movie)
Balashev
 1974 The Suicide Club (TV Movie)
 1974 The Magician (TV Series)
Hahn Shakai
- The Illusion of the Lost Dragon (1974) ... Hahn Shakai
 1973 If I Had a Million (TV Movie)
 1971-1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Gilford
- The Payoff (1973) ... Gilford
- Bitter Harbor (1971)
 1973 Nightside (TV Movie)
Grudin
 1972 Pursuit (TV Movie)
Dr. Nordman
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Paul Rudell / Stephen Rudensky
- Fifth Man in a String Quartet (1972) ... Paul Rudell / Stephen Rudensky
 1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Armand Pringle
- Operation: White Fire (1972) ... Armand Pringle
 1971 Lawman
Lucas
 1970 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (TV Series)
Jacob Bauman (segment "Room with a View")
- Room with a View/The Little Black Bag/The Nature of the Enemy (1970) ... Jacob Bauman (segment "Room with a View")
 1970 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
Lev
- They Have Taken Over (1970) ... Lev
 1970 The Mask of Sheba (TV Movie)
Fandil Bondalok
 1969 Stiletto
Matteo
 1968 The Night They Raided Minsky's
Louis Minsky
 1968 The Counterfeit Killer
Rajeski
 1968 Bye Bye Braverman
Felix Ottensteen
 1967 The Outsider (TV Movie)
Ernest Grimes
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Rudi Nateseh
- The Presence of Evil (1967) ... Rudi Nateseh
 1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
Prince Nicky
- The System (1966) ... Prince Nicky
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Rajeski
- The Faceless Man (1966) ... Rajeski
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Captain Hammel
- The Last Stand of Captain Hammel (1966) ... Captain Hammel
 1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Jim Case
- The Santiago Quesada Story (1964) ... Jim Case
 1962 Dr. No
Dr. No
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Clayton Grimes
- Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo? (1962) ... Clayton Grimes
 1962 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Paul Radin
- One More Pallbearer (1962) ... Paul Radin
 1961 The Happy Thieves
Jean Marie Calbert
 1960-1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Russell Shield / Albert Maris
- The Antidote (1961) ... Russell Shield
- The Tommy Karpeles Story (1960) ... Albert Maris
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series)
Serafin
- Ghost of a Chance (1960) ... Serafin
 1958-1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Lurgan / Sorcerer
- Kim (1960) ... Lurgan
- The Wild Swans (1958) ... Sorcerer
 1960 The Unforgiven
Abe Kelsey
 1960 CBS Repertoire Workshop (TV Series)
Anton
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Lepke Buchalter
- Lepke (1959) ... Lepke Buchalter
 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Torok
- The Derelict (1959) ... Torok
 1959 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Dr. Newland
- Mr. Wilson's Wife: Part 2 (1959) ... Dr. Newland
- Mr. Wilson's Wife: Part 1 (1959) ... Dr. Newland
 1958 Rendezvous (TV Series)
- Alone (1958)
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Max Gebler
- False Alarm (1958) ... Max Gebler
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Hosea
- The Prophet Hosea (1958) ... Hosea
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
- The Deadly Game (1957)
 1957 The Garment Jungle
George Kovan
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1956 Three Brave Men
Jim Barron
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Will Prentiss
- The Marked Bullet (1956) ... Will Prentiss
 1956 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Antonio
- Twice in Peril (1956) ... Antonio
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- Darkness at Noon (1955)
 1954-1955 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
Death
- Billy Budd (1955)
- Death Takes a Holiday (1954) ... Death
- Arrowsmith (1954)
 1955 The Prodigal
Carmish
 1954 The Silver Chalice
Mijamin
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
Vincent Wilbec
- Terror on the Tracks (1954) ... Vincent Wilbec
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
- Ghost Mail (1954)
 1954 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
 1950-1954 Suspense (TV Series)
- Criminals Mark (1950)
 1953 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Baroff
- Brandenburg Gate (1953) ... Baroff
 1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Tour of Duty (1953)
 1953 Champ for a Day
Dominic Guido
 1953 Danger (TV Series)
- Circus Story (1953)
 1953 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
- Lazarus Walks (1953)
- The Squeeze Play (1953)
 1952 Frontiers of Faith (TV Series)
 1951-1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
The Croupier
- Man in the Dark (1952)
- The Deal (1951) ... The Croupier
 1950 With These Hands
Deleo
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Stage Play: The Barber Had Two Sons. Melodrama. Written by Thomas Duggan and Thomas Hogan. Directed by Melville Burke. Playhouse Theatre: 1 Feb 1943- 20 Feb 1943 (24 performances). Cast: Edith Angold (as "Mrs. Alta Hjalmer"), James Bass (as "Captain Ulmer"), Walter Brooke (as "Johann Mathieson"), Fairfax Burger (as "Carl Nagel"), James ... See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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A life being enacted onstage is a thing of utter fascination for me. And acting, it may begin out of vanity but you hope that it's taken over by something else. I hope I've climbed over the vanity hurdle. See more »

Trivia:

Father of Martha Graham Wiseman. See more »

Trademark:

Deep dramatic voice See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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