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Michael Vale (I) (1922–2005)

Michael Vale, the character actor best known for his role as Fred the Baker in television commercials for Dunkin' Donuts, was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 28, 1922. He studied acting at New York City's Dramatic Workshop and made his movie debut in a bit part in director Fred Zinnemann's cinematic adaptation of Michael V. Gazzo's A Hatful of ... See full bio »

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Known For

Marathon Man Jewelry Salesman
(1976)
Looking Up Sweedler
(1977)
Guerrilla Girl Pavel Danov
(1953)

Filmography

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 1995 Crown Prosecutor (TV Series)
Owen O'Donnell
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Owen O'Donnell
 1989 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Mr. Sizzle
- Episode #1.5395 (1989) ... Mr. Sizzle
 1980-1988 3-2-1 Contact (TV Series)
Soapy Suds
- Your Body: Twins (1988) ... Soapy Suds
- Near/Far: Space Travel (1980) ... Soapy Suds
- Food/Fuel: Animal Food (1980) ... Soapy Suds
 1987 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mr. Lee
- Calling Doctor Huxtable (1987) ... Mr. Lee
 1986 Seasons in the Sun (TV Movie)
Bernie
 1985 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Louis Szabo
- Episode #1.8627 (1985) ... Louis Szabo
 1979 Mr. Gimme (Short)
Mr. Saluppo
 1978 Captain Kangaroo (TV Series)
 1977 The Psychic Parrot (Short)
Husband
 1977 Looking Up
Sweedler
 1976 Marathon Man
Jewelry Salesman
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Nightclub Manager
- Birthday Party (1976) ... Nightclub Manager (as Michael Vael)
 1973 Acts of Love and Other Comedies (TV Movie)
Dante
 1972 Madigan (TV Series)
Mario Zelman
- The Manhattan Beat (1972) ... Mario Zelman
 1970 Shut Up... I'm Crying (Short)
 1969 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Waiter
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Bowman
- The $5.98 Dress (1964) ... Bowman
 1961-1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Maury - Real Estate Agent / Louie - Ticket Seller (Camelot) / Cooper / ...
- The White Elephant (1963) ... Maury - Real Estate Agent (uncredited)
- 142 Tickets on the Aisle (1962) ... Louie - Ticket Seller (Camelot) (uncredited)
- Thirty Days Notice (1961) ... Cooper
- Home Sweet Sing Sing (1961) ... Klein
 1957 A Hatful of Rain
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1953 Guerrilla Girl
Pavel Danov
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Personal Details

Other Works:

The Last Analysis (1964). Farce. Written by Saul Bellow. Directed by Joseph Anthony. Belasco Theatre: 1 Oct 1964- 24 Oct 1964 (28 performances + 10 previews). Cast: Charles Boaz, Edwin Bordo, Bert Conway, James Dukas, Alix Elias, Tresa Hughes, Leon Janney, Will Lee, Sam Levene, Sully Michaels, Lucille Patton, Minerva Pious, ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Michael Vael

Spouse:

Nancy Vale  (his death)
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Trivia:

The long-time commercial mascot of both Dunkin' Donuts (as Fred the Baker) and Breakstone's Sour Cream (as Sam Breakstone). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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