Ben Frommer (1913–1992)

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Ben Frommer was born on June 12, 1913 in Poland as Benjamin Frommer. He was an actor, known for Scarface (1983), Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) and Battlestar Galactica (1978). He was married to Hilda Valerie Cohen. He died on May 9, 1992 in Tarzana, California, USA. See full bio »

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(age 78) in Tarzana, California, USA
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Known For

Scarface Male Patron
(1983)
(1978)
Prime Time Count
(1977)

Filmography

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 1986 The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show (TV Series)
Various Characters (voice)
 1984 The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
The Cook
- Thanksgiving Day (1984) ... The Cook
 1983 Scarface
Male Patron
 1983 Psycho II
Sexton
 1983 Doctor Detroit
Faculty Member
 1981-1983 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Funeral Attendee / Man at Accident Scene / Waiter
- Whatever Happened to Morris Perlmutter? (1983) ... Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
- D.U.I. (1981) ... Man at Accident Scene
- Dear Mummy (1981) ... Waiter
 1982 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Fisherman
- Laundry Is a Tough Town: Part 2 (1982) ... Fisherman
 1982 Flush
 1981 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Meek Shall Inherit Rhonda (1981) ... Bartender
 1981 Smokey Bites the Dust
Caesar Camaro
 1981 American Pop
Palumbo
 1980 The Asphalt Cowboy (TV Movie)
Fat man
 1980 Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype
Sgt. Gurnisht Hilfn
 1980 The Bad News Bears (TV Series)
Grandpa Wally
- Old Timers' Day (1980) ... Grandpa Wally
 1979 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Shooting Gallery Barker
- Crackers (1979) ... Shooting Gallery Barker
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Mexican Man
- Escape from Los Santos (1978) ... Mexican Man
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Nogow
- The Magnificent Warriors (1978) ... Nogow
 1978 Hanging on a Star
Tip
 1978 Evening in Byzantium (TV Movie)
Sine
 1978 Rabbit Test
Mr. Sanchez
 1977 Prime Time
Count
 1975-1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Butcher / Clerk / Lincoln
- Merry Christmas Waldo (1977) ... Butcher
- Father to the Man (1976) ... Clerk
- Nothing Left to Lose (1975) ... Lincoln
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Second Citizen
 1977 Cover Girls (TV Movie)
Tourist in Bus
 1970-1977 McCloud (TV Series)
Winegar / Bum / Fat Man Meeting Bus / ...
- The Great Taxicab Stampede (1977) ... Winegar
- The Concrete Jungle Caper (1974) ... Bum
- Somebody's Out to Get Jennie (1971) ... Fat Man Meeting Bus (uncredited)
- Horse Stealing on Fifth Avenue (1970) ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
 1976 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Aide
- Tour De Force, Killer Aboard (1976) ... Aide
 1976 Car Wash
Man Behind Ken
 1976 Harry and Walter Go to New York
Actor in Play (uncredited)
 1976 McNaughton's Daughter (TV Mini-Series)
 1975 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
 1975 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
Freddy
- Sharks Eat Sharks (1975) ... Freddy (uncredited)
 1972-1975 Columbo (TV Series)
Arthur / Cook / Bartender / ...
- Identity Crisis (1975) ... Arthur (uncredited)
- A Case of Immunity (1975) ... Cook (uncredited)
- A Friend in Deed (1974) ... Bartender (uncredited)
- The Most Crucial Game (1972) ... Photographer (uncredited)
 1975 The Four Deuces
George
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Benny
- The Trade-Off (1975) ... Benny (uncredited)
 1970-1974 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Fat Man / Gonzales
- The Subway Story (1974) ... Fat Man (uncredited)
- Oscar's Ulcer (1970) ... Gonzales
 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
The Monk
- The Zombie (1974) ... The Monk
 1974 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
2nd Passenger
- Nuclear Alert (1974) ... 2nd Passenger (uncredited)
 1974 Zandy's Bride
Townsman (uncredited)
 1974 Honky Tonk (TV Movie)
Lout
 1974 Blazing Saddles
Convict (uncredited)
 1974 Willie Dynamite
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Man / Watchman
- Nguyen (1973) ... Man
- The Tortoise Dance (1973) ... Watchman
 1973 The Blue Knight (TV Movie)
Man In Police Wagon (uncredited)
 1968-1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
John Wager / Gerald Wilson / Observer On Sidewalk
- West Valley Division (1973) ... John Wager
- Keeping Tabs (1973) ... Gerald Wilson
- Log 161: And You Want Me to Get Married? (1968) ... Observer On Sidewalk (uncredited)
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Townsman
- The Stone (1973) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Vendor
- The Best Laid Plans (1973) ... Vendor
 1965-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Juror / Townsman
- The Hidden Enemy (1972) ... Juror (uncredited)
- Patchwork Man (1965) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1972 Emergency! (TV Series)
Neighbor
- Fuzz Lady (1972) ... Neighbor (uncredited)
 1972 Search (TV Series)
Man Walkng Up Stairs
- Live Men Tell Tales (1972) ... Man Walkng Up Stairs (uncredited)
 1972 Get to Know Your Rabbit
Fat Man with White Tie (uncredited)
 1966-1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Bartender
- Hidalgo (1972) ... Bartender (uncredited)
- The Noonday Devil (1970) ... Bartender (uncredited)
- The Mission (1966) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1971 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Party Guest
- Husbands, Wives, and Killers (1971) ... Party Guest (uncredited)
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Townsman / Waiter / Cantina Barfly / ...
- Jailbreak at Junction City (1971) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- The Legacy of Charlie O'Rourke (1971) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Journey from San Juan (1971) ... Cantina Barfly (uncredited)
- The Root of It All (1971) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Great Shell Game (1971) ... Mexican Townsman (uncredited)
 1971 How to Frame a Figg
Diner Patron (uncredited)
 1965-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Barfly / Gang Member / Trapper / ...
- Follow the Leader (1970) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- With Love, Bullets and Valentines (1970) ... Gang Member (uncredited)
- A Bad Place to Die (1967) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- Long Ride to Wind River (1966) ... Trapper (uncredited)
- Legend for a Lawman (1965) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1970 Darling Lili
Club Patron (uncredited)
 1970 The Cheyenne Social Club
Barfly (uncredited)
 1969 The Comic
Mexican Barfly (uncredited)
 1969 Night Gallery (TV Movie)
Museum Patron (uncredited)
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Commuter at Airport
- The Baranoff Timetable (1969) ... Commuter at Airport (uncredited)
 1969 Family Affair (TV Series)
Station Manager
- Lost in Spain: Part 2 (1969) ... Station Manager
 1968 The Love Bug
Mexican Official (uncredited)
 1968 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Townsman
- Meeting in a Small Town (1968) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1966-1968 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Boxing Match Spectator / Townsman
- The Contender: Part 2 (1968) ... Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited)
- Pilot (1966) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1968 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour (TV Series)
Various Characters (voice)
 1968 Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Worker
- The Man from THRUSH Affair (1967) ... Worker (uncredited)
 1966-1967 I Spy (TV Series)
Townsman / Vendor
- Red Sash of Courage (1967) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- There Was a Little Girl (1966) ... Vendor (uncredited)
 1967 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Sailor
- Shanghai Kelly's Birthday Party (1967) ... Sailor (uncredited)
 1967 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Convict
- Condemned of Space (1967) ... Convict (uncredited)
 1967 The Fastest Guitar Alive
Prescott Townsman (uncredited)
 1965-1967 F Troop (TV Series)
Smokey Bear / Happy Bear / Lookout / ...
- Is This Fort Really Necessary? (1967) ... Smokey Bear (uncredited)
- Our Brave in F Troop (1967) ... Smokey Bear (uncredited)
- The Majority of Wilton (1967) ... Smokey Bear (uncredited)
- Carpetbagging, Anyone? (1967) ... Smokey Bear (uncredited)
- Guns, Guns, Who's Got the Guns? (1967) ... Smokey Bear (uncredited)
 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1967 Red Tomahawk
Townsman (uncredited)
 1966 The Monkees (TV Series)
Party Guest
- Royal Flush (1966) ... Party Guest (uncredited)
 1966 Torn Curtain
Plane Passenger (uncredited)
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Man Admiring Batmobile
- The Thirteenth Hat (1966) ... Man Admiring Batmobile (uncredited)
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Townsman
- The Treasure of San Diablo (1966) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1966 The Ugly Dachshund
Man with Bulldog (uncredited)
 1965 Fluffy
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1964 Your Cheatin' Heart
Customer in Store (uncredited)
 1964 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Club Member / Policeman
- If Africa Speaks, Don't Answer (1964) ... Club Member (uncredited)
- How to Live Without Dying (1964) ... Policeman (uncredited)
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods
Derelict (uncredited)
 1963 Transylvania 6-5000 (Short)
Count Bloodcount (voice)
 1963 Irma la Douce
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1959-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Waiter / Mobster in Car / 'Fats' Gilman / ...
- Junk Man (1963) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Elegy (1962) ... Mobster in Car (uncredited)
- The Case Against Eliot Ness (1962) ... 'Fats' Gilman (uncredited)
- Augie 'The Banker' Ciamino (1961) ... Bootlegger (uncredited)
- Star Witness (1960) ... Thug Checking Money (uncredited)
 1963 I Was a Teenage Thumb (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1962 Gypsy
Wichita Audience Member (uncredited)
 1962 Two Weeks in Another Town
Caterer (uncredited)
 1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Cantina Bartender (uncredited)
 1961 The Last Hungry Cat (Short)
Hitchcock-type Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1961 Too Late Blues
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1961 Bachelor in Paradise
Baseball Spectator (uncredited)
 1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Picketer
- Ike, the Novelty King (1961) ... Picketer (uncredited)
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Bartender
- Sam Bass (1961) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Barfly
- The Frame-Up (1961) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Trial Spectator
- A Noose for Nora (1960) ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
 1960 The Bugs Bunny Show (TV Series)
Additional voices (voice)
 1960 Oklahoma Territory
Trial Spectator (uncredited)
 1959-1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Mulligan
- There Is an Island (1960) ... Mulligan
- Haunted (1959) ... Mulligan
 1960 Toby Tyler or Ten Weeks with a Circus
Circus Spectator (uncredited)
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Dock Worker
- Tampico Raid (1960) ... Dock Worker (uncredited)
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights
Stage Hand (uncredited)
 1959 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
- Fight Game (1959)
- The Source (1959)
 1959 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Mexican Vendor
- Missing (1959) ... Mexican Vendor (uncredited)
 1959 The Wreck of the Mary Deare
Seaman (uncredited)
 1959 The Young Land
Diego (uncredited)
 1959 Compulsion
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1959 Arson for Hire
Hotdog Vendor
 1958 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Clothing Merchant
- Law and Order, Incorporated (1958) ... Clothing Merchant (uncredited)
 1958 Dragnet (TV Series)
 1958 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Musician
- The Great Experiment (1958) ... Musician (uncredited)
 1958 The Saga of Hemp Brown
Townsman (uncredited)
 1958 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Man at Funeral
- The Kill (1958) ... Man at Funeral (uncredited)
 1958 Too Much, Too Soon
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Pedro
- Dr. Alice (1958) ... Pedro
 1957 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Chief Atoga
- The Skull in the Stone (1957) ... Chief Atoga
 1957 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Farmer
- Efficiency Secretary (1957) ... Farmer
 1956 Rumble on the Docks
Brindo Associate (uncredited)
 1956 Naked Gun
Joe
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Extra (uncredited)
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
Stickman (uncredited)
 1955 Brave Eagle (TV Series)
 1955 Captain Midnight (TV Series)
Bandito
- Mission to Mexico (1955) ... Bandito
 1955 The Last Command
Bartender (uncredited)
 1955 Cult of the Cobra
Hotdog Stand Proprietor (uncredited)
 1955 Bride of the Monster
Drunk
 1955 Hell's Island
Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1955 Timberjack
Barfly (uncredited)
 1953 Calamity Jane
Chicagoan (uncredited)
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
Beachgoer (uncredited)
 1952 The Big Trees
Lumberman (uncredited)
 1951 Crazy Over Horses
Silent Man (uncredited)
 1949 Jackson and Jill (TV Series)
Waiter
- Model Mix-up (1949) ... Waiter
 1948 Bodyguard
Joe Torres - Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1947 Thunder Mountain
Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 Born to Kill
Delivery Boy (uncredited)
 1946 Badman's Territory
Townsman (uncredited)
 1945 San Antonio
Townsman (uncredited)
 1945 Crime, Inc.
Club Patron (uncredited)
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Soldier (uncredited)
 1944 The Conspirators
Cafe Patron (uncredited)
 1943 Crazy House
Impersonator (uncredited)
 1941 Shadow of the Thin Man
Wrestling Match Spectator (uncredited)
 1940 Patient Porky (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
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