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George Segal

Lowest Rated:   0% Look Who's Talking Now (1993)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Southern Star
  • Actor
2015
32% Elsa & Fred
  • John
2014
100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • Inbe No Akita
$0.5M 2014
49% 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
39% 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
53% The Mirror Has Two Faces
  • Henry Fine
1996
54% 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
87% 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
38% For the Boys
  • Art Silver
1991
58% Look Who's Talking
  • Albert
1989
No Score Yet The Endless Game
  • Jock
1989
No Score Yet All's Fair
  • Colonel
1988
33% 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
67% Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (Too Many Chefs)
  • Robby
1978
57% Rollercoaster
  • Harry Calder
1977
60% 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
58% The Terminal Man
  • Harry Benson
1974
91% A Touch of Class
  • Steve Blackburn
1973
No Score Yet Blume in Love
  • Stephen Blume
1973
63% The Hot Rock
  • Kelp
1972
40% 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 Unstrap Me
  • Himself
1968
89% No Way to Treat a Lady
  • Morris Brummel
1968
No Score Yet Bye Bye, Braverman
  • Morroe Rieff
1968
100% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
77% The Goldbergs
2013
  • Albert "Pops" Soloman Pops Pops Solomon
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2013
  • 2012
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Murray Berenson
  • 2009
No Score Yet Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
  • Buster
  • 2009
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Paul Cruickshank
  • 2008
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Wendell Parker
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Roger Tate
  • 2003

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