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Shelley Berman (1925–2017)


Shelley Berman began studying acting shortly after he was honorably discharged from the US navy. He enrolled as a drama student at Chicago's Goodman Theater, where he met Sarah Herman, another aspiring thespian. They fell in love and were married in 1947. After graduating from the Goodman Theater, Shelley joined the Woodstock Players, a stock ... See full bio »

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Known For

You Don't Mess with the Zohan
(2008)
Meet the Fockers
Meet the Fockers Judge Ira
(2004)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
(2002-2009)
The Holiday
The Holiday Norman
(2006)

Filmography

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 2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Morty Sapperstein
- Ohuna (2012) ... Morty Sapperstein
 2010 The Legend of Secret Pass
Ira (voice)
 2002-2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Nat David
- The Black Swan (2009) ... Nat David
- The Rat Dog (2007) ... Nat David
- The End (2005) ... Nat David
- The Seder (2005) ... Nat David
- The Smoking Jacket (2005) ... Nat David
 2009 Raising the Bar (TV Series)
Danny Rose
- Rules of Engagement (2009) ... Danny Rose
 2009 The Unusuals (TV Series)
Tom Speigelman
- The Tape Delay (2009) ... Tom Speigelman
 2009 CSI: NY (TV Series)
George Savar
- Yahrzeit (2009) ... George Savar
 2008 Pushing Daisies (TV Series)
Gustav Hofer
- Robbing Hood (2008) ... Gustav Hofer
 2008 Hannah Montana (TV Series)
Dr. Froman
- Don't Go Breakin' My Tooth (2008) ... Dr. Froman
 2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Zohan's Father
 2006-2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Judge Robert Sanders
- Indecent Proposals (2008) ... Judge Robert Sanders
- Beauty and the Beast (2007) ... Judge Robert Sanders
- Duck and Cover (2007) ... Judge Robert Sanders
- Tea and Sympathy (2007) ... Judge Robert Sanders
- Brotherly Love (2007) ... Judge Robert Sanders
 2007 State of Mind (TV Series)
Harvey Fleischman
- Passion Fishing (2007) ... Harvey Fleischman
 2007 Entourage (TV Series)
Uncle Shelley
- The Return of the King (2007) ... Uncle Shelley
 2006 The Holiday
Norman
 2005 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Jed Sorento
- Let It Be (2005) ... Jed Sorento
 2004 Meet the Fockers
Judge Ira
 2004 Dead Like Me (TV Series)
Theo
- The Shallow End (2004) ... Theo
 2003 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Skitch
- Queens'bro Bridge (2003) ... Skitch
 2002 Lizzie McGuire (TV Series)
Nobby Frostybump
- Xtreme Xmas (2002) ... Nobby Frostybump
 2001 That's My Bush! (TV Series)
Principal
- Fare Thee Welfare (2001) ... Principal
 2000 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Ira Goldberg
- Lazarus (2000) ... Ira Goldberg
 2000 The Last Producer
Poker Player
 2000 Providence (TV Series)
- Syd in Wonderland (2000) ... (as Shelly Berman)
 2000 In God We Trust (Short)
Manny
 1999 L.A. Doctors (TV Series)
 1998 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Ollie Fogle
- The American Game (1998) ... Ollie Fogle
 1997 The Blues Brothers Animated Series (TV Series)
Alderman
- True Lies ... Alderman (voice)
- The People's Party ... Alderman (voice)
- Strange Death of Betty Smythe ... Alderman (voice)
- Piano Movin' Blues ... Alderman (voice)
- Gigolo Jake ... Alderman (voice)
 1997 Chicago Sons (TV Series)
McGlashan
- The Things We Do for Love (1997) ... McGlashan
 1996-1997 Friends (TV Series)
Mr. Kaplan Jr.
- The One Where Rachel Quits (1996) ... Mr. Kaplan Jr.
 1995 Living Single (TV Series)
Hyman
- Baby I'm Back... Again (1995) ... Hyman
 1994 Garfield and Friends (TV Series)
Dick Drake
- Horror Hostess/Newsworthy Wade (1994) ... Dick Drake (voice)
 1992-1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Ben Flicker
- Bare Witness (1993) ... Ben Flicker
- Spanky and the Art Gang (1993) ... Ben Flicker
- Odor in the Court (1993) ... Ben Flicker
- Christmas Stalking (1992) ... Ben Flicker
- Helter Shelter (1992) ... Ben Flicker
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
- The Triumph of DeVille (1992) ... (as Shelly Berman)
 1992 Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue (TV Movie)
Shelley Berman
 1991 Walter & Emily (TV Series)
Albert
 1991 MacGyver (TV Series)
Abe Sherman
- Honest Abe (1991) ... Abe Sherman
 1991 Motorama
Million Dollar Driver
 1991 Monsters (TV Series)
Leo Tandoski
- Werewolf of Hollywood (1991) ... Leo Tandoski
 1990 What a Dummy (TV Series)
Grandpa Lou
- Grandpa Lou (1990) ... Grandpa Lou
 1990 Elliot Fauman, Ph.D.
Stromberg
 1989 The Munsters Today (TV Series)
Sam Hawkins
- The Trial (1989) ... Sam Hawkins
 1989 Teen Witch
Mr. Weaver (as Shelly Berman)
 1989 What's Alan Watching? (TV Special)
Mel Krasoen
 1988 Rented Lips
Bill Slotnik
 1988 Night Court (TV Series)
Al
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Harry
- Mabel and Max (1987) ... Harry
 1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Comedian
- The Last Laugh (1987) ... Comedian
 1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Bill Belvedere
- Getting Ahead (1987) ... Bill Belvedere (voice)
 1985 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Josh Bevin
- Knight Song (1985) ... Josh Bevin
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Barney
- Obsessions (1985) ... Barney
 1984 Brothers (TV Series)
Marcus Beechcroft / Marcus
- Liza (1984) ... Marcus Beechcroft
- He Ain't Witty, He's My Brother (1984) ... Marcus
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Dickie Bevak
- The Yacht Club Murders (1983) ... Dickie Bevak
 1978-1981 CHiPs (TV Series)
Strum / Desperate Car Owner
- Fast Money (1981) ... Strum
- Neighborhood Watch (1978) ... Desperate Car Owner (uncredited)
 1979 Eischied (TV Series)
- Angels of Terror (1979)
 1979 Brenda Starr, Reporter (TV Movie)
A.J. Livwright
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Phil
- High Rollers (1978) ... Phil
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Mickey
- Milliken's Stash (1978) ... Mickey
 1977 Forever Fernwood (TV Series)
Mel Beach
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Eddie Bender
- The Company (1975) ... Eddie Bender
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
Art Frommich
- The Screenwriter (1974) ... Art Frommich
 1972 Beware! The Blob
Hair Stylist
 1970-1971 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the College Professor") / Window Washer (segment "Love and the Ledge") / George Miller (segment "Love and the V.I.P. Restaurant")
- Love and Those Poor Crusaders' Wives/Love and the Big Night/Love and the V.I.P. Restaurant (1970) ... George Miller (segment "Love and the V.I.P. Restaurant")
 1971 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Phil Duke
- Log 165: Once a Cop (1971) ... Phil Duke
 1970 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Dr. Walter Udall
- Divorce Isn't Everything (1970) ... Dr. Walter Udall
 1970 Every Home Should Have One
Nat Kaplan
 1968-1969 That's Life (TV Series)
Mr. Quigley
- Happy Anniversary (1969) ... Mr. Quigley
- Our First Vacation (1969) ... Mr. Quigley
- Our Wedding (1968) ... Mr. Quigley
 1967 Get Smart (TV Series)
Elwood Box
- Classification: Dead (1967) ... Elwood Box (uncredited)
 1967 Divorce American Style
David Grieff
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Dr. Vladimir Toulouse
- The Moulin Ruse Affair (1967) ... Dr. Vladimir Toulouse
 1966 The Hero (TV Series)
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Sheldon Veblen
- The Super-Colossal Affair (1966) ... Sheldon Veblen
 1966 Mister Roberts (TV Series)
- The Replacement (1966)
 1964 Bewitched (TV Series)
Mr. Brinkman
- The Witches Are Out (1964) ... Mr. Brinkman
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
King Dmitri
- Who Killed Cassandra Cass? (1964) ... King Dmitri
 1964 The Best Man
Sheldon Bascomb
 1963 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Roy Chase
- Whatsoever Things I Hear (1963) ... Roy Chase
 1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Mendel Sorkin
- The Peddler (1962) ... Mendel Sorkin
 1961 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Rabbi Einsenberg
- Catch Me on the Paar Show (1961) ... Rabbi Einsenberg
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Stanley
- The $200 Parlay (1961) ... Stanley
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Archibald Beechcroft
- The Mind and the Matter (1961) ... Archibald Beechcroft
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Danny Holland
- The Comic (1959) ... Danny Holland
 1955 Dementia
Stoned Beatnik (uncredited)
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Manager
- The Catered Affair (1955) ... Manager
 1954 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Time of Delivery (1954) ... (as Sheldon Berman)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Self (94 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Other Works:

Album: "New Sides of Shelley Berman" (Verve Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Sheldon Berman | Shelley & Sarah Berman | Shelly Berman | Shelley & Sarah

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

While you're improvising, you may come up with something which will break him up. As soon as that smile comes out, you know that, hey, we're having fun. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald S. Smith, pg. 48-50. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387 See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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