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Michael Higgins (I) (1920–2008)


Michael Higgins was born on January 20, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Michael Patrick Higgins Jr. He was an actor, known for Angel Heart (1987), State and Main (2000) and Dead Bang (1989). He was married to Elizabeth Lee Goodwin. He died on November 5, 2008 in Manhattan, New York City. See full bio »

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Known For

Angel Heart
Angel Heart Dr. Albert Fowler
(1987)
State and Main
State and Main Doc Wilson
(2000)
Dead Bang
Dead Bang Reverend Gebhardt
(1989)
School Ties
School Ties Mr. Gierasch
(1992)

Filmography

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 2008 An American Carol
Parent
 2008 Synecdoche, New York
Actor Playing Man with Nose Bleed
 2007 The Favor
Mr. Ritter
 2007 The Savages
Resident #1
 2006 Off the Black
Al Cook
 2005 Goodnight Bill (Short)
Terry
 2004 Messengers
Poor Old Man from Room 410
 2002 Swimfan
Mr. Tillman
 2001-2002 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Jim Ryder
- Justice Delayed (2002) ... Jim Ryder
- Give Up or Fight (2002) ... Jim Ryder
- Lost Causes (2001) ... Jim Ryder
 2001 Niko's Restaurant (Short)
 2001 Mean People Suck (Short)
Old Man
 2001 Buddy & Grace (Short)
Buddy
 2000 State and Main
Doc Wilson
 1991-1999 Law & Order (TV Series)
Darryl Grady / Thad Messimer
- Ramparts (1999) ... Darryl Grady
- In Memory Of (1991) ... Thad Messimer
 1998 Just the Ticket
Confessional Priest
 1998 The Impostors
Older Man who Drops Dead
 1997 Dellaventura (TV Series)
Henry Long
- Clean Slate (1997) ... Henry Long
 1996 Calm at Sunset (TV Movie)
Howard
 1992 School Ties
Mr. Gierasch
 1992/I Wind
Artemus
 1990 An Empty Bed
Man in 50's Restaurant
 1990 Working It Out (TV Series)
Apple Jimmy
- Instructions (1990) ... Apple Jimmy
 1990 The Local Stigmatic
Drunk man
 1989 Forced March
Andras Bereg
 1989 Dead Bang
Reverend Gebhardt
 1989 New York Stories
Robber (segment "Life without Zoe")
 1988 Crusoe
Dr. Martin
 1987 Courtship
Mr. Vaughn
 1987 Angel Heart
Dr. Albert Fowler
 1987 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Archibald Mayfield
- One Flew East (1987) ... Archibald Mayfield
 1986 Barnum (TV Movie)
Phineas Taylor
 1986 On Valentine's Day
Mr. Vaughn
 1986 Nobody's Child (TV Movie)
Dr. Walker
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Marvin Stahl
- Lady Cop (1985) ... Marvin Stahl
 1985 Seven Minutes in Heaven
Senator Peterson
 1985 1918
Mr. Vaughn
 1984 Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (TV Movie)
William Spear
 1983 The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (TV Movie)
Hanibal
 1983 Rumble Fish
Mr. Harrigan
 1983 The Firm (TV Series)
Judge Whitewood
- Pilot (1983) ... Judge Whitewood
 1983 The Hamptons (TV Series)
Morrissey
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Morrissey
 1983 The Cradle Will Fall (TV Movie)
Dr. Emmet Salem
 1982 Born Beautiful (TV Movie)
Walter Forrest
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Father / Hobo
- Carl Sandburg: Echoes and Silences (1982) ... Father / Hobo
 1981 Kent State (TV Movie)
Professor Glenn Frank
 1981 Fort Apache the Bronx
Heffernan
 1980 A Time for Miracles (TV Movie)
 1980 Paul's Case (TV Movie)
Paul's Father
 1979 The Black Stallion
Neville
 1979 The Seduction of Joe Tynan
Senator Pardew
 1978 King of the Gypsies
Traffic Court Judge
 1978 An Enemy of the People
Billing
 1976 Death Play
Sam
 1975 The Stepford Wives
Mr. Cornell
 1974 The Conversation
Paul
 1971 Desperate Characters
Francis Early
 1970 Wanda
Norman Dennis
 1969 The Arrangement
Michael Anderson
 1968 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Mr. Clifford
- Barney Hosts a Summit Meeting (1968) ... Mr. Clifford
 1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Lawson
- Johnny Moon (1967) ... Lawson
 1961-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Dr. Fowler / Assistant Warden / Mayer Ostervelt
- The Bum's Rush (1965) ... Assistant Warden
- Blacklist (1964) ... Mayer Ostervelt
- Along Came a Spider (1962) ... Dr. Fowler
- The Riot (1961) ... Dr. Fowler
 1963-1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Ron Cassidy / Tim Finnegan
- The Kite (1964) ... Ron Cassidy
- Two of a Kind (1963) ... Tim Finnegan
 1964 Terror in the City
Carl
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Roger O'Hara
- One Nation Indivisible (1964) ... Dr. Roger O'Hara
- The Only Place Where They Know My Name (1964) ... Dr. Roger O'Hara
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Thomas 'Kelly' Kellander
- The Mice (1964) ... Dr. Thomas 'Kelly' Kellander
 1963 The Patriots (TV Movie)
James Monroe
 1962 Chûshingura
Narrator (1963 US version) (voice)
 1958-1961 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
John Noble
- The Vanished (1958) ... John Noble
 1961 The Million Dollar Incident (TV Movie)
Franklin
 1960 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Kearns
- Treasury Agent (1960) ... Kearns
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Priest
- Rashomon (1960) ... Priest
 1960 Rashomon (TV Movie)
 1960 The Robert Herridge Theater (TV Series)
William Hutchinson
- The Lottery (1960) ... William Hutchinson
 1959 New York Confidential (TV Series)
Al
- Come Home to Death (1959) ... Al
 1959 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Anthony March
- The Open Window (1959) ... Anthony March
 1953-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Paul Warren / Matt
- Web of Guilt (1958) ... Paul Warren
- Killer's Choice (1958)
- Keep Our Honor Bright (1953) ... Matt
 1958 Edge of Fury
Richard Barrie
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Jamie Farrow
- The Fabulous Irishman (1957) ... Jamie Farrow
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Sergeant James Sheeley
- The Defender: Part 2 (1957) ... Sergeant James Sheeley
- The Defender: Part 1 (1957) ... Sergeant James Sheeley
 1957 The Lark (TV Movie)
Brother Ladvenu
 1955-1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Joey Garfield / Liam
- The Human Pattern (1957) ... Joey Garfield
- A Wind from the South (1955) ... Liam
 1955-1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Dan O'Neill / Groom
- The Terrorists (1956) ... Dan O'Neill
- The Catered Affair (1955) ... Groom
 1956 Camera Three (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Rendezvous (1956) ... Narrator
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
Hector (segment)
- Iliad (1955) ... Hector (segment)
 1955 You Are There (TV Series)
Alexander the Great / Colonel Tallmadge
- The Triumph of Alexander the Great (324 B.C.) (1955) ... Alexander the Great
 1953 Martin Kane (TV Series)
Charlie Todd
- The Comic Strip Killer (1953) ... Charlie Todd
 1953 To My Valentine (TV Movie)
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Chester Blake
- It's a Boy! (1952) ... Chester Blake
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Stanley 'Stan' Norris #1 (1970)
 1952 CBS Television Workshop (TV Series)
- Into the Valley (1952)
 1951 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
Jimmy Willard
- Act of God Nonwithstanding (1951) ... Jimmy Willard
 1949 One Man's Family (TV Series)
Johnny Roberts (1949-1951)
 1949 Academy Theatre (TV Series)
- Aria da Capo (1949)
 1948 Shades of Gray
U,S, Army Soldier
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in James Prideaux's play, "Slightly Delayed," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Geraldine Page, Anne Jackson and Kevin McCarthy in the cast. See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

Toured veteran's hospitals in Europe and Africa, 1947-49, with the American Theatre Wing productions of 'The Milky Way' and 'Brigadoon'. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast in Francis Ford Coppola films.

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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