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Abe Vigoda

Tall, dour-faced and slouch-shouldered character actor Abe Vigoda proved himself in both gritty dramatic roles, and as an actor with wonderful comedic timing. Vigoda was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Lena (Moses) and Samuel Vigoda, both Russian Jewish immigrants. His father was a tailor on the Lower East Side. He made his first stage appearance at the age of 17 and plodded away in small theater shows for over 20 years. For the majority of film-goers, Vigoda first came to prominence in The Godfather (1972) as the double-crossing Tessio, pleading with Robert Duvall to get him off the hook "for old times' sake." He also appeared in its sequel. Vigoda had roles in a few nondescript TV films before landing the plum part of Sgt. Phil Fish on the brilliant sitcom Barney Miller (1974). Perhaps his best known role, Sgt. Fish proved popular enough to be spun off to his own (short-lived) series Fish (1977). With his long face and unusual looks, Vigoda remained in high demand in mafioso-type roles, and for a while in the mid-1980s, he was mistakenly believed to have been dead, leading producers to remark, "I need an Abe Vigoda type actor," not realizing Vigoda was still alive and well. The 1990s and beyond became busy again for him, with appearances in North (1994), The Misery Brothers (1995), A Brooklyn State of Mind (1998), and Crime Spree (2003). He continued acting into his 90s, surprising audiences with his entertaining style. Abe Vigoda died in his sleep on January 26, 2016 in Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Feb 24, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA
Всего фильмов:
Впервые появился:
series Первая студия 1948-11-07
Последний проект:
movie Devotion 2013-12-07
Фильмы с участием
Poster of Гриффины
Poster of Keaton's Cop
Poster of Крестный отец 2
movie Devotion Otis 2013-12-07
movie Санта-Хрякус: Страшдественская сказка Mr. Wiseman 2006-12-18
Series Гриффины Unknown 1999-01-31
Series The Norm Show Unknown 1999-03-24
movie Just the Ticket Arty 1999-02-26
movie A Brooklyn State of Mind Uncle Guy 1998-01-01
movie Witness To The Mob Paul Castellano 1998-05-10
movie Good Burger Otis 1997-07-25
movie Love Is All There Is Rudy 1996-05-10
movie Underworld Will Cassady 1996-06-01
movie Enskilda samtal Judge Powell 1996-12-25
movie Jury Duty Judge Powell 1995-04-12
Series Чудеса науки Unknown 1994-03-05
movie Sugar Hill Gus Molino 1994-02-25
movie Норт Alaskan Grandpa 1994-07-22
Series Прикосновение ангела Unknown 1994-09-21
movie Fist of Honor Victor Malucci 1993-05-19
Series Поздняя ночь с Конаном О`Брайэном Unknown 1993-09-13
movie Бэтмэн: Маска фантазма Salvatore 'Sal the Wheezer' Valestra 1993-12-25
Series Диагноз: Убийство Unknown 1993-10-29
Series Lucky Luke Unknown 1992-03-20
Series Без ума от тебя Unknown 1992-09-23
movie Keaton's Cop Louis Keaton 1990-03-09
movie Джо против вулкана Chief of the Waponis 1990-03-09
Series The Black Stallion Unknown 1990-09-15
Series Крылья Unknown 1990-04-19
Series Закон и порядок Unknown 1990-09-13
Series B.L. Stryker Unknown 1989-02-13
movie Prancer Orel Benton 1989-11-17
movie Уж кто бы говорил Grandpa 1989-10-12
movie Plain Clothes Mr. Wiseman 1988-01-01
Series Superboy Unknown 1988-10-08
Series Monsters Unknown 1988-10-01
movie Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter Abe 1986-01-01
movie Гонки «Пушечное ядро» 2 Caesar 1984-06-29
Series Она написала убийство Unknown 1984-09-30
movie Death Car on the Freeway Mr. Frisch 1979-09-24
Series B. J. and the Bear Unknown 1979-02-10
Series The Littlest Hobo Unknown 1979-10-11
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-04-25
movie Дешевый детектив Sergeant Rizzuto 1978-06-23
Series Fish 1977-02-05
Series Лодка любви Unknown 1977-09-24
Series Eight Is Enough Unknown 1977-03-15
Series Бионическая женщина Unknown 1976-01-14
Series The Captain and Tennille Unknown 1976-09-20
Series Barney Miller Unknown 1975-01-23
movie Крестный отец 2 Tessio 1974-12-20
movie Newman's Law John Dellanzia 1974-08-21
Series Tony Orlando and Dawn Unknown 1974-12-04
movie The Devil's Daughter Alikhine 1973-01-09
movie The Don Is Dead Don Talusso 1973-11-14
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
movie Крестный отец Salvatore "Sally" Tessio 1972-03-14
Series Новобранцы Unknown 1972-09-11
Series Кеннон Unknown 1971-09-14
Series Отдел 5-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Менникс Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Мрачные тени Unknown 1966-06-27
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series Саспенс Unknown 1949-01-06
Series Первая студия Unknown 1948-11-07