Sid Caesar (1922–2014)

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Comedian, saxophonist, composer, actor and musician, he performed within the orchestras of Charlie Spivak, Shep Fields and Claude Thornhill as saxophonist. Later, as super-hip jazz musician "Cool Cees" in television skits, he played tenor saxophone, and sang with the satirical trio "The Hair Cuts" (with Carl Reiner and Howard Morris). He sang the ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »


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Grease 2 Coach Calhoun


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 2004 Comic Book: The Movie (Video)
Old Army Buddy
 2002 Globehunters (TV Movie)
Jacob (voice)
 1998 The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
Sid Zellman
 1997 Mad About You (TV Series)
Uncle Harold
- Citizen Buchman (1997) ... Uncle Harold
 1997 Vegas Vacation
Old Guy
 1997 Life with Louie (TV Series)
Marty Kazoo
- Kazoo's Coming to Dinner (1997) ... Marty Kazoo (voice)
 1995 The Great Mom Swap (TV Movie)
Papa Tognetti
 1995 Love & War (TV Series)
Mr. Stein
- At the Pantheon: Part 2 (1995) ... Mr. Stein
 1988 Side by Side (TV Movie)
Louis Hammerstein
 1988 Freedom Fighter (TV Movie)
 1987 The Emperor's New Clothes
The Emperor
 1986 Christmas Snow (TV Movie)
 1986 Sesame Street (TV Series)
The Professor
- Episode #18.19 (1986) ... The Professor
- Uncle Wally recalls his sailor days (1986) ... The Professor
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Mini Series)
The Gryphon
- Part 1 - Alice in Wonderland (1985) ... The Gryphon
 1985 Love Is Never Silent (TV Movie)
Mr. Petrakis
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Lou Bundles
- Mr. Magic (1985) ... Lou Bundles
 1985 Stoogemania
Doctor Fixyer Mindyer
 1984 Cannonball Run II
Fisherman #2
 1984 Over the Brooklyn Bridge
Uncle Benjamin
 1978-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Bert Multon / Michael Harmon
- Julie Falls Hard/Double Wedding/The Dummies (1978) ... Michael Harmon
 1983 Found Money (TV Movie)
Sam Green
 1982 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Prince Sergei Polansky
- Recipe for Murder (1982) ... Prince Sergei Polansky
 1982 Grease 2
Coach Calhoun
 1981 History of the World: Part I
Chief Caveman
 1981 The Munsters' Revenge (TV Movie)
Dr. Dustin Diablo
 1981 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
The Bomber
- Another Day, Another Bomb (1981) ... The Bomber
 1980 Nelvanamation (Video)
King Goochi (voice)
 1980 Dorothy in the Land of Oz (TV Short)
Wizard / Mince Pie (voice)
 1980 Pink Lady (TV Series)
Sid Caesar
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... Sid Caesar
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Sid Caesar
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Sid Caesar
 1979 Having Babies (TV Series)
- Captive (1979)
 1979 Intergalactic Thanksgiving or Please Don't Eat the Planet (TV Movie)
King Goochi (voice)
 1979 Barnaby and Me (TV Movie)
Leo Fisk
 1979 America 2100 (TV Movie)
MAX (voice, uncredited)
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
The General
- Mother Mishkin (1978) ... The General
 1978 W.E.B. (TV Series)
Billy Skinner
- The Great Clowns (1978) ... Billy Skinner
 1978 Grease
Coach Calhoun
 1978 The Cheap Detective
Ezra Dezire
 1977 Curse of the Black Widow (TV Movie)
Lazlo Cozart
 1977 Fire Sale
 1977 Flight to Holocaust (TV Movie)
George Beam
 1976 Good Heavens (TV Series)
Herman Meltzer
- The Queen's Rook Club (1976) ... Herman Meltzer
 1976 Silent Movie
Studio Chief
 1975 When Things Were Rotten (TV Series)
the Marquis de la Salle
- The French Dis-connection (1975) ... the Marquis de la Salle
 1974 Airport 1975
 1969-1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Bert (segment "Love and the Bowling Ball") / John Smith (segment "Love and Who?")
- Love and the Legal Agreement/Love and the Militant/Love and Who? (1969) ... John Smith (segment "Love and Who?")
 1971 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Max - scene from 'Four on a Garden'
- Episode #24.20 (1971) ... Max - scene from 'Four on a Garden'
 1970 NBC Children's Theatre (TV Series)
- Pets Allowed (1970) ... Narrator
 1970 Make Room for Granddaddy (TV Series)
- Tonoose, the Exile (1970) ... Habib
 1969 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Guest Starring Sid Caesar (1969) ... Guest Performer
 1968-1969 That's Life (TV Series)
Mr. Adams
- Buying a House (1968) ... Mr. Adams
 1968 That Girl (TV Series)
Marty Nickels
- The Drunkard (1968) ... Marty Nickels
 1968 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Sid Caesar
- Lucy and Sid Caesar (1968) ... Sid Caesar
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
- Instant Money (1967) ... Gregory
 1967 The Spirit Is Willing
Ben Powell
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man
Technical Adviser (uncredited)
 1967 The Busy Body
George Norton
 1966 The Mouse That Roared (TV Movie)
Grand Duchess Gloriana XII / Prime Minister Count Rupert of Mountjoy / Tully Bascombe
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Melville Crump
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Johnny Wilder
- Kill the Sound (1961) ... Johnny Wilder
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Nick Lucifer
- The Devil You Say (1961) ... Nick Lucifer
 1947 The Guilt of Janet Ames
Sammy Weaver
 1946 Tars and Spars
Chuck Enders
 1941 Shep Fields and His New Music with Ken Curtis (Short)
Band Musician
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Production manager (7 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Composer (2 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
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Other Works:

Album: Spoken Word Recording for "Make Room for Danny" (Audio Renaissance). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Florence Caesar  (her death)  (3 children)

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The things I see now on TV and in movies are so outlandish. Kids doing rude things with pies! And the language that they use! It's being outrageous for the sake of being outrageous. I can't watch it. It turns me off. See more »


Has played at the Vacationland Hotel in Swan Lake in the Catskills during his salad days. There, under the tutelage of Don Appel, the resort's social director, Caesar played in the band and learned to perform comedy, doing three shows a week. See more »


Comedy acts involving ordinary people in unrealistic situations

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