George Segal

Birthday: Feb 13, 1934
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, USA
George Segal kicked off his performing career as a boy magician in his Long Island neighborhood. An accomplished banjoist, Segal played with Bruno Lynch and His Imperial Jazz before enrolling at Columbia University. After three years' military service, Segal resettled in New York in 1959, and that same year was cast in his first off-Broadway play. Entering films with 1961's The Young Doctors, Segal quickly established himself as one of Hollywood's most accomplished young character actors; in 1967, he received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Nick in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. When one compiles a list of favorite films from the late 1960s-early 1970s, one usually spends a great deal of time exclaiming "Hey! Segal was in that, too." He played a hustling POW in King Rat (1965), a Cagneyesque hood in Saint Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), ulcerated homicide detective Mo Brummel in No Way to Treat a Lady (1968), a neurotic New York Jewish intellectual in Bye Bye Braverman (1968), a straight-laced bachelor in love with a foul-mouthed hooker in The Owl and the Pussycat (1970), and a repressed lawyer saddled with an outrageously senile mother in Where's Poppa? (1970). During this same period, Segal had an arrangement with the ABC TV network, permitting him to star in television adaptations of classic Broadway plays: he was cast as George opposite Nicol Williamson's Lenny in Of Mice and Men, then switched gears as vicious escaped criminal Glenn Griffin in The Desperate Hours. Throughout this busy period in his life, Segal fronted the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band, cutting several records and making a number of memorable Tonight Show appearances. In 1973, Segal's successful screen teaming with Glenda Jackson in A Touch of Class enabled him to demand a much higher price for his film services; unfortunately, many of the films that followed--The Black Bird (1975) and The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976) in particular--failed to justify Segal's seven-figure price tag. In the 1980s, Segal starred in two well-written but low-rated TV weeklies, Take Five (1987) and Murphy's Law (1989). His film career was lifted from the doldrums in the late 1980s with such plum roles as the pond-scum father of Kirstie Alley's baby in Look Who's Talking (1989) and the "pinko" comedy writer in For the Boys (1991). Segal's projects of the 1990s have included the syndicated TV adventure series High Tide (1994) and such film roles as the bemused husband of abrasive Jewish mama Mary Tyler Moore in the 1996 Ben Stiller vehicle Flirting with Disaster. In 1996, Segal found renewed success on television playing a well-meaning but rather duplicitous publisher whose estranged daughter comes to work for him in the razor-sharp NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me. Though he worked less frequently during the 21st century, he appeared in a variety of projects including The Linda McCartney Story as the main character's father, Fielder's Choice, 2012, and Love and Other Drugs.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
31% Elsa & Fred John 2014
100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Inbe No Akita $0.5M 2014
48% Love and Other Drugs Dr. James Randall $33.3M 2010
No Score Yet Ollie Klublershturf vs the Nazis Actor 2010
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Mr. Jacobs 2009
40% 2012 Tony Delgado $166.2M 2009
No Score Yet Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure Horror 2007
No Score Yet Three Days to Vegas Actor 2007
No Score Yet Fielder's Choice J.D. 2005
No Score Yet Dinotopia: En Busca de la Piedra del Sol Escarlata Albagon 2005
64% Heights Rabbi Mendel $1.1M 2005
No Score Yet The Linda McCartney Story Lee Eastman 2000
No Score Yet Houdini Beck 1998
56% The Mirror Has Two Faces Henry Fine 1996
53% The Cable Guy Earl Kovacs 1996
87% Flirting With Disaster Mr. Coplin 1996
47% It's My Party Paul Stark 1996
17% The Babysitter Bill 1995
88% To Die For Actor 1995
No Score Yet The November Conspiracy Senator Beau Ashton 1995
No Score Yet Picture Windows Actor 1995
No Score Yet Deep Down Gil 1994
No Score Yet Following Her Heart Harry 1994
0% Look Who's Talking Now Albert 1993
No Score Yet Taking The Heat D.A. Kepler 1993
No Score Yet Direct Hit James Tronson 1993
No Score Yet Joshua Tree (Army of One) Lt. Franklin L. 1993
No Score Yet Me Myself and I Buddy 1992
43% For the Boys Art Silver 1991
59% Look Who's Talking Albert 1989
No Score Yet The Endless Game Jock 1989
No Score Yet All's Fair Colonel 1988
29% Stick Barry 1985
No Score Yet Not My Kid Dr. Bower 1985
No Score Yet The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood Actor 1984
No Score Yet The Cold Room Hugh Martin 1984
No Score Yet Killing 'Em Softly Jimmy Skinner 1982
No Score Yet The Deadly Game Actor 1982
No Score Yet Deadly Game Actor 1982
No Score Yet Carbon Copy Walter Whitney 1981
No Score Yet The Last Married Couple in America Jeff Thompson 1980
No Score Yet Lost and Found Adam Watson 1979
70% Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (Too Many Chefs) Robby 1978
56% Rollercoaster Harry Calder 1977
55% Fun with Dick and Jane Dick 1977
20% The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox Charlie 'Dirtwater Fox' Malloy 1976
25% The Black Bird Sam Spade Jr. Executive Producer 1975
No Score Yet Ruleta Rusa Cpl. Timothy Shaver 1975
93% California Split Bill Denny 1974
62% The Terminal Man Harry Benson 1974
91% A Touch of Class Steve Blackburn 1973
100% Blume in Love Stephen Blume 1973
67% The Hot Rock Kelp 1972
33% Born to Win J 1971
No Score Yet Loving Brooks 1970
80% The Owl and the Pussycat Felix 1970
100% Where's Poppa? Gordon Hocheiser 1970
No Score Yet The Bridge at Remagen Lieutenant Phil Hartman 1969
No Score Yet The Southern Star Dan 1969
No Score Yet Unstrap Me Himself 1968
89% No Way to Treat a Lady Morris Brummel 1968
43% Bye Bye, Braverman Morroe Rieff 1968
88% The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Peter Gusenberg 1967
No Score Yet Lost Command Lieut 1966
95% Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Nick 1966
No Score Yet Death of a Salesman Biff Loman 1966
67% The Quiller Memorandum Quiller 1966
No Score Yet King Rat Corporal King 1965
81% Ship of Fools David 1965
No Score Yet Invitation to a Gunfighter Matt Weaver 1964
No Score Yet Act One Lester Sweyd 1963
91% The Longest Day 1st commando up cliff 1962
No Score Yet The Young Doctors Dr. Howard 1961

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Goldbergs
2013
Albert "Pops" Soloman Pops Pops Solomon
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2013
  • 2012
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Murray Berenson
  • 2009
96% Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
Buster
  • 2009
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Paul Cruickshank
  • 2008
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Wendell Parker
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Roger Tate
  • 2003
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Jack Gallo
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
1996-1999
  • 1997
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Himself
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • 1993

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