George Segal Biography (1934-)

Full name, George Segal, Jr.; born February 13, 1934, in Great Neck, NY; sonof George, Sr., and Fannie Segal; married Marion Sobol, 1956 (divorced, 1981); married Linda Rogoff (a manager), 1982 (died June 13, 1996); married SoniaSchultz Greenbaum, 1996; children: (first marriage) Elizabeth, Polly. Addresses: Agent: Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4526 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
February 13, 1934
Great Neck, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Don Juan, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1955
  • The Iceman Cometh, Circle in the Square, 1956
  • Ollie, Leave It to Jane, Sheridan Square Playhouse, New York City,1959
  • The Premise (improvisational revue), off-Broadway production, 1960
  • Title role, Gideon, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1961-1962
  • Rattle of a Simple Man, Broadway production, 1963
  • The Knack, Broadway production, 1964
  • Maish Resnick, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Dallas, TX, then MartinBeck Theatre, New York City, both 1985
  • Serge, Art, Martin Beck Theatre, 1999
  • (London debut) Serge, Art, Wyndham Theatre, London, 2001
  • Also appeared in Antony and Cleopatra, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City; The Fourth Wall.
  • Stage Work
  • Directed a production of Scuba Duba, Bucks County Playhouse, BucksCounty, PA.
  • Film Appearances
  • Dr. Howard, The Young Doctors, United Artists, 1961
  • First commando running up cliff, The Longest Day, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1962
  • Lester Sweyd, Act One, Warner Bros., 1963
  • Dr. Tony Parelli, The New Interns, Columbia, 1964
  • Matt Weaver, Invitation to a Gunfighter, United Artists, 1964
  • David the painter, Ship of Fools, Columbia, 1965
  • Corporal King, King Rat, Columbia, 1965
  • Mahidi, The Lost Command, Columbia, 1966
  • Nick, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Warner Bros., 1966
  • Quiller, The Quiller Memorandum, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966
  • Peter Gusenberg, The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Monroe Rieff, Bye Bye Braverman, Warner Bros./Seven Arts, 1968
  • Morris Brummel, No Way to Treat a Lady (also known as Asi no setrata a una dama), Paramount, 1968
  • Dan, The Southern Star (also known as L'etoile du sud), Columbia, 1969
  • Lieutenant Phil Hartman, The Bridge at Remagen, United Artists, 1969
  • Franco, The Girl Who Couldn't Say No (also known as Tenderly and Il suo modo di fare), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970
  • Brooks Wilson, Loving, Columbia, 1970
  • Felix, The Owl and the Pussycat, Columbia, 1970
  • Gordan Hocheiser, Where's Poppa? (also known as Going Ape!), United Artists, 1970
  • Jay Jay, Born to Win (also known as Addict and Born to Lose), United Artists, 1971
  • Kelp, The Hot Rock (also known as How to Steal a Diamond in Four Uneasy Lessons), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972
  • Steve Blackburn, A Touch of Class, Avco-Embassy, 1973
  • Stephen Blume, Blume in Love, Warner Bros., 1973
  • Harry Benson, The Terminal Man, Warner Bros., 1974
  • William Denny, California Split (also known as Jackpot!), Columbia, 1974
  • Sam Spade, Jr., The Black Bird, Columbia, 1975
  • Corporal Timothy Shaver, RCMP, Russian Roulette, Avco-Embassy, 1976
  • Charlie "Dirtwater Fox" Malloy, The Duchess and Dirtwater Fox, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976
  • Dick Harper, Fun with Dick and Jane, Columbia, 1977
  • Harry Calder, Rollercoaster, Universal, 1977
  • Robby, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (also known as Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe, Die Schlemmerorgie,Le grande cuisine, Ein Kochtopf voller Leichen, Qualcuno sta uccidendo i piu grandi cuochi d'europa, and Too Many Chefs), Warner Bros., 1978
  • Adam, Lost and Found, Columbia, 1979
  • Jeff Thompson, The Last Married Couple in America, Universal, 1980
  • Walter Whitney, Carbon Copy, Embassy, 1981
  • Howard Trapp, Deadly Game, 1982
  • Jimmy Skinner, Killing 'em Softly (also known as Man in 5A), 1982
  • Barry Braham, Stick, Universal, 1985
  • Alan Morani, Run for Your Life, 1988
  • Colonel, All's Fair (also known as All's Fair Weekend Warriors and Skirmish), Moviestore Entertainment, 1989
  • Albert, Look Who's Talking (also known as Daddy's Home), TriStar, 1989
  • Grigory, The Clearing, Babylon Studios/Kodiak Films, 1991
  • Uncle Art Silver, Eddie Sparks' head writer, For the Boys, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Buddy Arnett, Me, Myself, and I, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1992
  • Severance, Army of One (also known as Joshua Tree), LIVE Home Video, 1993
  • Albert, Look Who's Talking Now, TriStar, 1993
  • James Tronson, Direct Hit, Republic Pictures, 1994
  • Gil, Deep Down, Imperial Entertainment Corporation, 1995
  • Senator "Beau" Ashton, The November Conspiracy (also known as The Feminine Touch), MiraCon Pictures, 1995
  • Bill Holsten, The Babysitter, Republic Pictures, 1995
  • (Uncredited) Conference speaker, To Die For (also known as Heaven's a Drag), TDF, 1995
  • Steven's father, The Cable Guy, Columbia, 1996
  • Paul Stark, It's My Party, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996
  • Mr. Coplin, Flirting with Disaster, Miramax, 1996
  • Henry Fine, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Sony Pictures Entertainment,1996
  • Film Executive Producer
  • The Black Bird, 1975
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Andy Kooper, Take Five, CBS, 1987
  • Daedalus Patrick "D. P." Murphy, Murphy's Law, ABC, 1988-1989
  • Gordon, High Tide, syndicated, 1994
  • Voice of Dr. Benton Quest, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (also known as Jonny Quest: The New Adventures and Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures; animated), TNT, TBS, and Cartoon Network, 1996-1997
  • Harry Rosenthal #2, Tracey Takes On ... , HBO, 1997
  • Fred Wilde, The Naked Truth (also known as Wilde Again), NBC, 1997-1998
  • Jackson H. "Jack" Gallo, Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1997-
  • Miniseries
  • Ted Varnas, "Song of Songs," Picture Windows (also known as Picture Windows: Language of the Heart), 1995
  • Movies
  • The Closing Door, 1960
  • Biff Loman, Death of a Salesman, 1966
  • The Lie, 1970
  • George, Of Mice and Men, 1970
  • John Grafton, Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer, 1983
  • Ezra Goldstine, Seasons of the Heart, NBC, 1983
  • Robin Hood, The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood, 1984
  • Hugh Martin, The Cold Room (also known as The Prisoner andCold Room--Kalter Hauch der Vergangenheit), 1984
  • Frank Bower, Not My Kid, CBS, 1985
  • Bud Robinson, Many Happy Returns, CBS, 1986
  • Narrator, The Kiss, 1987
  • Jock, The Endless Game, Showtime, 1990
  • Un orso chiamato Arturo (also known as A Bear Called Arthur), 1992
  • District Attorney Kepler, Taking the Heat, 1993
  • Harry Haussmann, Following Her Heart (also known as Sing Me theBlues, Lena), NBC, 1994
  • Leo, Good Doctor: The Paul Fleiss Story (also known as The Making of a Hollywood Madam), CBS, 1996
  • Beck, Houdini, TNT, 1998
  • Lee Eastman, The Linda McCartney Story, CBS, 2000
  • Also appeared in The Desperate Hours.
  • Specials
  • The Circus of the Stars #9, 1984
  • Narrator, "Natalie Wood," Crazy about the Movies, Cinemax, 1987
  • Episodic
  • "Root of Violence," The Nurses, CBS, 1963
  • "Man without a Skin," Naked City, ABC, 1963
  • Larry Duke, "A Nice Touch," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, 1963
  • "Climb a Broken Ladder," The Nurses, CBS, 1964
  • Himself, "Performance Artist," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1993
  • Dave Novaro, "Murder at a Discount," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993
  • "Who Killed the Starlet?," Burke's Law, 1994
  • Himself, "Next Stop Bottom," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1994
  • Himself, "Eight," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1995
  • Voice of Eli, Adventures from the Book of Virtues (animated), PBS,1996
  • Bob Anderson, "Caroline and the Buyer," Caroline in the City, NBC,1997
  • Himself, "And the Winner Is," Bette, CBS, 2000
  • Himself, Breakfast, BBC, 2001
  • Himself, Open House (also known as Open House with Gloria Hunt), 2001
  • Also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC and USA Network; The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC; as himself, Wogan.
  • Albums
  • (And arranger) A Touch of Ragtime, 1985
  • (With the Canadian Brass) Basin Street, 1987
  • Also appeared on Leave It to Jane (original cast recording), Strand Records; The Yama Yama Man; and others.

Further Reference


    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 1996
    • American Film, May, 1978
    • People Weekly, June 29, 1981

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