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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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Known For

Dr. No
Dr. No Dr. No
(1962)
Viva Zapata!
Viva Zapata! Fernando
(1952)
Detective Story
Detective Story Charley Gennini
(1951)

Filmography

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 1996 Law & Order (TV Series)
Seymour Bergreen
- Family Business (1996) ... Seymour Bergreen
 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
 1986-1988 Crime Story (TV Series)
Manny Weisbord
- The Hearings (1988) ... Manny Weisbord
- Last Rites (1988) ... Manny Weisbord
- Little Girl Lost (1987) ... Manny Weisbord
- Shockwaves (1987) ... Manny Weisbord
- Atomic Fallout (1987) ... Manny Weisbord
 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
 1981 Masada (TV Mini-Series)
Jerahmeel, Head Essene
- Part IV (1981) ... Jerahmeel, Head Essene
- Part III (1981) ... Jerahmeel, Head Essene
- Part II (1981) ... Jerahmeel, Head Essene
- Part I (1981) ... Jerahmeel, Head Essene
 1980 Freebie and the Bean (TV Series)
Dr. Dorf
- Health Nuts (1980) ... Dr. Dorf
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Carl Morphus
- Vegas in Space (1979) ... Carl Morphus
 1979 Jaguar Lives!
Ben Ashir
 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)
Mr. Silverado
- Suicide Club (1975) ... Mr. Silverado
 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)
Hon Chi Kai
- The Illusion of the Lost Dragon (1974) ... Hon Chi Kai
 1973 If I Had a Million (TV Movie)
 1971-1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Gilford / Big Julio
- The Pay-Off (1973) ... Gilford
- Bitter Harbor (1971) ... Big Julio
 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
 1972 The Valachi Papers
Salvatore Maranzano
 1971 Lawman
Lucas
 1970 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
Emilio 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 Cavalcante
- The System (1966) ... Prince Nicky Cavalcante
 1966 Preview Tonight (TV Series)
Pharaoh
 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 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Paul Radin
- One More Pallbearer (1962) ... Paul Radin
 1961 The Happy Thieves
Jean Marie Calbert
 1961 Festival (TV Series)
Prisoner / Messenger
- The Police (1961) ... Prisoner
- The Dybbuk (1961) ... Messenger
 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)
 1952 Les Miserables
Genflou
 1951-1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
The Croupier
- Man in the Dark (1952)
- The Deal (1951) ... The Croupier
 1952 Viva Zapata!
Fernando
 1951 Detective Story
Charley Gennini
 1950 With These Hands
Mike Deleo
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Other Works:

"Incident at Vichy," original drama, written by Arthur Miller; directed by Harold Clurman; Stanley Beck (portraying Bayard); C. Thomas Blackwell (portraying Police Guard); James Dukas (portraying Second Detective); Pierre Epstein (portraying Prisoner); James Greene (portraying Police Captain); Hal Holbrook (portraying Major); ... See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his most famous role and film, Dr. No (1962)] I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. I had no idea it would achieve the success it did. I know nothing about mysteries. I don't take to them. As far as I was concerned, I thought it might be just another Grade-B Charlie Chan mystery. See more »

Trivia:

He had mixed feelings about his role as the title character in Dr No(1962). He preferred to be remembered for his theater career. However, he was proud to be the first of the many actors who have played a main James Bond villain. See more »

Trademark:

Deep dramatic voice See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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