Allen Garfield Biography (1939-)

Born Allen Goorwitz, November 22, 1939, in Newark, NJ; has made occasional appearances under real name since 1978; son of Philip and Alice (maiden name, Lavroff) Goorwitz. Addresses: Agent: Mark J. Holder, Henderson-Hogan, 247 South Beverly Dr., Suite 102, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Actor, singer, songwriter
Birth Details
November 22, 1939
Newark, New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut; as Alan Garfield) Smut peddler, Greetings, 1968
  • Martin Axborough, March of the Spring Hare (also known as Roommates), Pantages, 1969
  • Orgy Girls '69, 1969
  • Elias, Jr., Putney Swope, Cinema V Distributing, 1969
  • Dress shop proprietor, The Owl and the Pussycat, Columbia, 1970
  • Joe Banner, Hi, Mom! (also known as Confessions of a Peeping John, Blue Manhattan, and Son of Greetings), SIGMA III, 1970
  • Benjy, The Organization, United Artists, 1971
  • Herby Moss, You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat, J.E.R., 1971
  • Man on cross, Bananas, United Artists, 1971
  • Stutter, Believe in Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971
  • Norman, Taking Off, Universal, 1971
  • Vic, Get to Know Your Rabbit, Warner Bros., 1972
  • Taxi driver, Top of the Heap, Fanfare, 1972
  • Juicy Brucey, Deadhead Miles, Paramount, 1972
  • Howard Klein, The Candidate, Warner Bros., 1972
  • Vincent J. Palmer, Slither, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973
  • Jake Masters, Cry Uncle (also known as American Oddballs and Super Dick), 1973
  • Carlo Rizzo, Busting, United Artists, 1974
  • Bernie Moran, The Conversation, Paramount, 1974
  • Kruger, The Front Page, Universal, 1974
  • The Long Goodbye, 1974
  • Barnett, Nashville, Paramount, 1975
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful, 1975
  • Padre, Paco, 1976
  • The Commitment, Borden, 1976
  • Louis B. Mayer, Gable and Lombard, Universal, 1976
  • Harry Fishbine, Mother, Jugs and Speed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976
  • Manny Bloom, Skateboard (also known as Skateboard: The Movie), Universal, 1978
  • (As Allen Goorwitz) Preacher, Fyre, 1978
  • (As Allen Goorwitz) Vinnie Costa, The Brink's Job (also knownas Big Stickup at Brink's), Universal, 1978
  • (As Allen Goorwitz) Sam, The Stunt Man, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • (As Allen Goorwitz) Cal Van Damp, One-Trick Pony, Warner Bros., 1980
  • (As Allen Goorwitz) Howard McDermotte, Continental Divide, Universal, 1981
  • (As Allen Goorwitz) Restaurant owner, One from the Heart, Columbia, 1982
  • (As Allen Goorwitz) Kurr, The Black Stallion Returns, United Artists, 1983
  • (As Allen Goorwitz) Gordon, The State of Things (also known as Der Stand der Dinge and O estado das coisas), Artificial Eye, 1983
  • (As Allen Goorwitz) Max Wolfe, Get Crazy (also known as Flip Out), Embassy, 1983
  • Abbadabba Berman, The Cotton Club, Orion, 1984
  • Rosenberg, Teachers, United Artists, 1984
  • Phil Hanner, Irreconcilable Differences, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Mr. Mosol, Desert Bloom, Columbia, 1986
  • Harold Lutz, Beverly Hills Cop II, Paramount, 1987
  • Ben Sydney, Chief Zabu, IFM, 1988
  • Greenberg, Let It Ride, Paramount, 1989
  • Zachary Willard, Night Visitor (also known as Never Cry Devil), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1990
  • Reporter, Dick Tracy, Touchstone/Buena Vista, 1990
  • Bernie, Until the End of the World (also known as Bis ans Endeder Welt and Jusqu'au bout du monde), Warner Bros., 1991
  • Harrison Farnsworth IV, Club Fed, Prism Entertainment, 1991
  • Magnus O'Leary, Miracle Beach, 1992
  • Jack, Jack and His Friends, 1992
  • Cantor, Family Prayers, 1993
  • Martin Dunn, Cyborg 2 (also known as Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow), 1993
  • Eagleman, Les patriotes (also known as The Patriots), 1994
  • Maitre D', Stuart Saves His Family, 1995
  • Vinnie Vidivici, Destiny Turns on the Radio, 1995
  • Dan Rackman, Wild Side, 1995
  • Leo Katzman, Diabolique, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Simon Frischmuth, Obsession (also known as Berlin Niagara),1997
  • Mr. Berger/psychiatrist, Get a Job, Taurus Entertainment, 1998
  • Witkin, The Ninth Gate (also known as La neuvieme porte andLa novena puerta), Artisan Entertainment, 1999
  • Jackie Noodleman, Men Named Milo, Women Named Greta (short), AtomFilms, 2000
  • Leo Kubelsky, The Majestic, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Film Song Performer
  • "Hollywood Hollywood," The State of Things (also known as Der Stand der Dinge and O estado das coisas), Artificial Eye, 1983
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Ben Rutledge, Taxi, ABC, NBC, 1982-83
  • Arnie, The Boys, Showtime, 1989
  • Harry Sylver, The Lot, AMC, 1999
  • Movies
  • Brewster, Footsteps (also known as Foosteps: Nice Guys Finish Last and Nice Guys Finish Last), CBS, 1972
  • Leo Ritchie, The Virginia Hill Story, NBC, 1974
  • Lieutenant Ralph Fogherty, The Million Dollar Rip-Off, NBC, 1976
  • The principal, Growing Pains: Number One (also known as NumberOne), 1976
  • Sketches of a Strangler, 1978
  • Herbie Stoltz, Nowhere to Run (also known as Winner Take All), NBC, 1978
  • Damon Runyon, Ring of Passion (also known as Countdown to the Big One), NBC, 1978
  • (As Allen Goorwitz) Dr. Arthur Abrams, Leave 'em Laughing, CBS, 1981
  • District Attorney Randall Hale, Killer in the Mirror, NBC, 1986
  • Uncle Howie, You Ruined My Life, 1987
  • Abe Feller, Citizen Cohn, 1992
  • Lieutenant James Finn, Crime of the Century, HBO, 1996
  • Miniseries
  • Adam Gore, Sins, CBS, 1986
  • Specials
  • Judgment: The Trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, ABC, 1974
  • Pilots
  • Mario Portello, "The Marcus-Nelson Murders," Kojak, CBS, 1973
  • Sonny Waller, Sonny Boy, CBS, 1974
  • The professor, Serpico: The Deadly Game, NBC, 1976
  • Lottery, ABC, 1983
  • Mitchell Franklin, Never Again, ABC, 1984
  • Episodic
  • "Welcome to Our City," Mod Squad, ABC, 1971
  • "The Iron Butterfly," Bonanza, 1971
  • "The Whimper of Whipped Dogs," Young Lawyers, ABC, 1971
  • "A Little Plot in Tranquil Valley," McCloud, NBC, 1972
  • "A Date with Death," Banyon, NBC, 1972
  • The manager, "Let's Get away from It, Almost," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1973
  • Love, American Style, ABC, 1973
  • "The Unwritten Law," Adam's Rib, ABC, 1973
  • "The Double-Edged Sword," Ironside, NBC, 1973
  • "Incident at Vichy," Conflicts, PBS, 1973
  • Rhoda, CBS, 1975
  • Henry Decory, "The Fires of Ignorance," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1975
  • "But Who Will Bless Thy Daughter, Norah?," Kate McShane, CBS, 1975
  • "In Again, Out Again," McCoy, NBC, 1976
  • "Crime and Punishment," Taxi, NBC, 1982
  • Donald, Kinglsey Diamond, Michael Rudnick, and The Devil, "The Deal," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1988
  • Sy Hertzog, "The Three-Minute Egg," Palace Guard, 1991
  • Carl Berg, "Vengeance," Law & Order, NBC, 1992
  • Raymond Kadalski, "Shutt Down," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1994
  • Raymond Kadalski, "Death Be Proud," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1994
  • Raymond Kadalski, "Life Support," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1994
  • Raymond Kadalski, "Growth Pains," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1994
  • Stan Gottlieb, "Do You Want Fries with That?," Dharma & Greg,ABC, 1998
  • Chuck "The Cut Man" Kimmel, "The Cut Man Cometh," Sports Night, ABC, 2000
  • Roger Becker, "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen (Part 2)," The West Wing, NBC, 2000
  • Also appeared (as Allen Goowitz) in "Warning--I May Be Hazardous to YourHealth," Trapper John, M.D.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Witness (double-bill with Sweet Eros), Gramercy Arts Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • (Broadway debut) Clerk, Inquest, Music Box Theatre, New York City,1970
  • Also appeared in Dream of a Blacklisted Actor, Nuts, A View from the Bridge, The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie, and ... Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been....
  • Film Song
  • The State of Things (also known as Der Stand der Dinge andO estado das coisas), Artificial Eye, 1983

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