Cliff Gorman (I) (1936–2002)

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Queens-born actor Cliff Gorman, who peaked on stage and in film in the 1970s, was of solid New York stock and well-represented his city throughout his acting career. Short statured, with a set chin, eyes slightly askew, and dark, ethnic looks, his working-class characters reeked of New York realism. Career-wise, it gave Gorman an unsympathetic ... See full bio »

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 2003 Kill the Poor
 2000 King of the Jungle
 1999 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Sonny Valerio
 1999 The '60s (TV Mini Series)
Father Daniel Berrigan
 1998 Law & Order (TV Series)
Trial Judge Gary Feldman
- Monster (1998) ... Trial Judge Gary Feldman
- Bad Girl (1998) ... Trial Judge Gary Feldman
- Under the Influence (1998) ... Trial Judge Gary Feldman
 1996 Desert Breeze (TV Movie)
 1995 New York News (TV Series)
- The Using Game (1995)
 1995 Down Came a Blackbird (TV Movie)
Nick the Greek
 1994 Janek: The Silent Betrayal (TV Movie)
Det. Greenburg
 1994 The Forget-Me-Not Murders (TV Movie)
 1993 The Return of Ironside (TV Movie)
Joe McManus
 1992 Hoffa
Solly Stein
 1992 Night and the City
Phil Nasseros
 1992 Terror on Track 9 (TV Movie)
Sgt. Aaron Greenberg
 1986-1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
NYPD Lt. Parnell / Police Chief Cooper
- To the Last Will I Grapple with Thee (1992) ... NYPD Lt. Parnell
- If the Frame Fits (1986) ... Police Chief Cooper
 1990 Vestige of Honor (TV Movie)
 1990 Murder Times Seven (TV Movie)
Aaron Greenberg
 1990 Murder in Black and White (TV Movie)
Aaron Greenberg
 1989 Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder (TV Movie)
 1988 Internal Affairs (TV Movie)
Aaron Greenberg
 1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
- The Big Fight (1988) ... Joey
 1987 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Robert B. Roberts
- Greed (1987) ... Robert B. Roberts
 1987 Friday the 13th: The Series (TV Series)
Dr. Vincent Howlett
- Doctor Jack (1987) ... Dr. Vincent Howlett
 1985 Doubletake (TV Mini Series)
- Part 2 (1985) ... Aaron
- Part 1 (1985) ... Aaron
 1985 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Mr. Garrett
- Lasting Impressions (1985) ... Mr. Garrett
 1985 Half Nelson (TV Series)
 1983 Angel
Lt. Andrews
 1983 Cocaine and Blue Eyes (TV Movie)
Riki Anatole
 1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Brad Wylie
- Truth and Consequences: Part 2 (1982) ... Brad Wylie
- Truth and Consequences: Part 1 (1982) ... Brad Wylie
 1981 The Bunker (TV Movie)
Joseph Goebbels
 1980 Night of the Juggler
Gus Soltic
 1979 All That Jazz
Davis Newman
 1978 An Unmarried Woman
 1977 Having Babies II (TV Movie)
Arthur Magee
 1977 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Sgt. Eddy Earl Mack
- Time Out (1977) ... Sgt. Eddy Earl Mack
 1976 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Robert Huston
- Tour De Force, Killer Aboard (1976) ... Robert Huston
 1976 Brinks: The Great Robbery (TV Movie)
Danny Conforti
 1975 The Silence (TV Movie)
Stanley Greenberg
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Dr. Frank Duffy
- An Air Full of Death (1975) ... Dr. Frank Duffy
 1974-1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Sgt. Billy Humm / Curt Nations
- Officer Needs Help (1975) ... Sgt. Billy Humm
- Wyatt Earp Syndrome (1974) ... Curt Nations
 1975 Strike Force (TV Movie)
Detective Joey Gentry
 1975 Rosebud
Yafet Hamlekh
 1973 Cops and Robbers
 1973 Class of '63 (TV Movie)
Mickey Swerner
 1971 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Paradise Lost (1971) ... Kewpie
 1970 Dan August (TV Series)
Harry Russell
- Passing Fair (1970) ... Harry Russell
 1970 The Boys in the Band
 1969 Justine
 1968 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
- Naked in the Streets (1968) ... Hickey
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
- Blind Man's Bluff (1966) ... Part-Timer
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In 1974, he co-starred in an unaired sitcom pilot for ABC called "The Fireman's Ball." The plot concerned the misadventures of a group of San Francisco firemen. ABC liked the concept enough to recast and re-shoot another pilot in 1975, with Johnny Brown and David Ketchum the only returning actors but the network decided not to ... See more »


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On the DVD commentary of The Boys in the Band (1970), one of the interviewed mentioned that Gorman and his wife took care of Robert La Tourneaux when he was dying of AIDS. Gorman and La Tourneaux appeared both in the original play and film version of The Boys in the Band. See more »

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