Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Nicholas Selby to Marc Singer
Joe Silver Biography (1922-1989)
Born September 28, 1922, in Chicago, IL; died of a heart attack, February 27,1989, in New York, NY; son of Morris (in sales) and Sonja (in sales) Silver;married Chevi Colton (an actress), January 8, 1950; children: Christopher, Jennifer.
- Birth Details
- September 28, 1922
- Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Death Details
- February 27, 1989
- New York, New York, United States
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Lov Bensey, Tobacco Road, Forrest Theatre, 1942.
- Burton Snead, Heads or Tails, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1947.
- Aldobrandini, Lamp at Midnight, New Stages Theatre, New York City, 1947.
- Dubois, The Victors, Gad, The Sun and I, and man, Blood Wedding, all NewStages Theatre, 1949.
- waiter, Nature's Way, Coronet Theatre, New York City, 1957.
- Weber, Gypsy, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1959.
- Squire Hardcastle, O Marry Me!, Gate Theatre, New York City, 1961.
- Phil Barr, The Heroine, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- Harry Grossman, The Zulu and the Zayda, Cort Theatre, 1965.
- Herb Miller, "The Shock of Recognition" in You Know I Can't Hear You Whenthe Water's Running, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- ensemble, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (revue), Village Gate Theatre, New York City, 1968.
- Julius Katz, The Shrinking Bride, Mercury Theatre, New York City, 1971.
- judge, Sherman Hart, general, vampire priest, plainclothesman, Mr.
- Wollenstein, and photographer, Lenny, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1971.
- narrator, Bits and Pieces, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1974.
- Moe, Cakes with the Wine, New Dramatists Inc., New York City, 1974.
- host, Encore, National Musical Theatre, St. Malachy's Theatre, New York City, 1979.
- Garry Allen, The Roast, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1980.
- Mendele, the book seller, and bandit, The World of Sholom Aleichem, Rialto Theatre, New York City, 1982.
- Max, The Homecoming, Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1984.
- Joseph Parmigian, Cold Storage, Jewish Repertory Theatre, 1984-85.
- Hinson, Rich Relations, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 1986.
- Fleischer, Old Business, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1987.
- Arnold Rothstein, Legs Diamond, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1988.
- Also appeared in See My Lawyer and Boy Meets Girl, both Adams Theatre, Newark, NJ, 1943; The Goldfish Bowl, Theatre Showcase, New York City, 1943; TheOctoroon, Putnam County Playhouse, Lake Mahopac, NY, 1946; The Terrorists, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1948; Nobody Starts Out to Be a Pirate, Whole Theatre Company, Montclair, NJ, 1983; Teahouse of the August Moon and I'm Not Rappaport, both Burt Reynolds' Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, FL, 1987; Joseph andHis Brethren and Family Pieces, both New York City.
Credits; STAGE WORK
- Director, Shoe Store, Equity Library Theatre, New York City, 1971.
- director, The Rabinowitz Gambit, New Dramatists Inc., New York City, 1974.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- The Bellboy, Doughgirls, U.S. cities, 1943.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Charlie Barrett, Diary of a Bachelor, American International, 1964.
- Oscar, Move, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970.
- Dr. Spangler, Klute, Warner Brothers, 1971.
- Farber, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Paramount, 1974.
- Norman, Rhinoceros, American Film Theatre, 1974.
- Rollo Linsky, They Came from Within (also known as The Parasite Murders,Frissons, and Shivers), American International, 1976.
- Murray Cypher, Rabid (also known as Rage), New World, 1976.
- voice of the Greedy, Raggedy Ann and Andy (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977.
- Si Robinson, You Light Up My Life, Columbia, 1977.
- Leo, Boardwalk, Atlantic Releasing, 1979.
- Seymour Starger, Deathtrap, Warner Brothers, 1982.
- Uncle Stu, Almost You, TLC, 1984.
- Abe Mitgang, The Gig, The Gig Company, 1985.
- voice of Creep, Creepshow 2, New World, 1987.
- Lazer Fish, Mr. Nice Guy, Shapiro Entertainment, 1987.
- pawnbroker, Magic Sticks, Wolfgang Odentahl Filmproduktion/Tale Film, 1987.
- Morosini, Switching Channels, Tri-Star, 1988.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- TELEVISION DEBUT--Panelist, What's It Worth?, CBS, 1947.
- Regular, The 54th Street Revue, CBS, 1949-50.
- regular, Mr. I Magination, CBS, 1949-52.
- regular, Joey Faye's Frolics, CBS, 1950.
- regular, Ad Libbers, CBS, 1951.
- regular, The Red Buttons Show, CBS, 1952-54, then NBC, 1954-55.
- voice characterization, Captain Jet (animated), CBS, 1954.
- voice characterization, Space Funnies (animated), CBS, 1959-60.
- Max Spier, Coronet Blue, CBS, 1967.
- Jack Stewart, Fay, NBC, 1975-76.
- Also Elliott Silverstein, Ryan's Hope, ABC; Love of Life, CBS.
- Max, Starstruck, CBS, 1979.
- Dzershinsky, The Equalizer, CBS, 1985.
- Guzman, Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1986.
- Also Studio One, CBS, 1949; Winston Telefinds, CBS, 1949; Gunsmoke, CBS,1972; Love, American Style, ABC, 1972; The Phil Silvers Show, CBS; Alice, CBS.
- Alvin Jessop, Crash, ABC, 1978.
- Arnie, Illusions, CBS, 1983.
- Voice of Teacher and Noah, "It's a Brand New World" (animated), Special Treat, NBC, 1977.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- Variety, March 1-7, 1989.
- Jersey Journal, February 28, 1989.
- New York Times, February 28, 1989.
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