Al Waxman

Highest Rated: 100% Atlantic City (1980)
Lowest Rated: 0% Live Wire (1992)
Birthday: Mar 2, 1935
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ubiquitous Canadian actor/director Al Waxman is not always cast in leading roles, but he is invariably given special billing, usually with a box around his name in the opening credits. This honor is well-deserved; in show business since the 1950s, Waxman labored long and hard to make a name for himself. During his first Hollywood stay in the 1960s, Waxman worked as a waiter and bouncer between engagements. He was fired from his job as a short-order cook at Barney's Beanery after sneaking extra portions of food to his fellow starving artists. Returning to Canada in the late 1960s, Waxman directed several intriguing but unsuccessful low-budget films, among them Tviggy (the story of a Jewish model), The Crowd Inside, and the soft-core My Pleasure is My Business. He finally struck gold in the role of blue-collar blowhard Larry King on the popular 1970s Canadian sitcom King of Kensington, which clocked in at 111 episodes, 65 of which were syndicated to the U.S. On the strength of this series, Louis Malle cast Waxman as ever-grinning cocaine dealer Alfie in Atlantic City (1980). Waxman has remained busy ever since, as both actor and director (White Light [1991], The Diamond Fleece [1992]). Most American televiewers know Waxman as short-tempered Lt. Bert Samuels on Cagney and Lacey (1982-88). For many years, Al Waxman's wife Sara wrote a food and restaurant column for a major Toronto newspaper.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Louis B. Mayer 2001
No Score Yet What Makes a Family Frank Cataldi 2001
No Score Yet The Ride Actor 2000
No Score Yet Summer's End Grandpa Trapnell 2000
No Score Yet The Thin Blue Lie Art Zuggler 2000
83% The Hurricane Warden 1999
No Score Yet A Saintly Switch Coach Beasily 1999
No Score Yet Naked City: A Killer Christmas Burt 1998
No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage---Two Couples Actor 1998
59% Critical Care Sheldon Hatchett 1997
60% The Assignment Carl Mickens 1997
No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage---Two Women Dr. Jacob Weinstock 1997
No Score Yet Holiday Affair Corley 1996
44% Bogus School Principal 1996
60% Gotti Bruce Cutler 1996
No Score Yet Iron Eagle IV (Iron Eagle on the Attack) Gen. Kettle 1995
No Score Yet Net Worth Actor 1995
No Score Yet Operation Golden Phoenix Chief Gordon 1994
No Score Yet Something from Nothing Grampa 1993
No Score Yet Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story Allen 1992
0% Live Wire James Garvey 1992
No Score Yet Quiet Killer Mayor Carmichael 1992
No Score Yet The Diamond Fleece Director 1992
13% The Hitman Marco Luganni 1991
No Score Yet I Still Dream of Jeannie Gen. Wescott 1991
No Score Yet Scream of Stone Stephen 1991
No Score Yet White Light Director 1990
No Score Yet Mob Story Sam 1990
11% Millennium Dr. Brindle 1989
No Score Yet Collision Course Dingman 1989
No Score Yet Malarek (Malarek: A Street Kid Who Made It ) Stern 1989
55% Switching Channels Berger 1988
No Score Yet Meatballs III Peter 1986
No Score Yet Spasms Warren Crowley 1983
72% Class of 1984 Stawiski 1982
61% Heavy Metal Rudnick 1981
No Score Yet Tulips Bert Irving 1981
100% Atlantic City Alfie 1980
No Score Yet Double Negative D'Allasandro 1980
No Score Yet Wild Horse Hank Jay Connors 1979
No Score Yet The Clown Murders Police Officer 1976
No Score Yet My Pleasure Is My Business Director 1975
No Score Yet Isabel Herb 1968
No Score Yet The Winston Affair (Man in the Middle) Cpl. Zimmerman 1964
No Score Yet The Victors Squad Member 1963
No Score Yet The War Lover Prien 1962

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Due South
1994-1998
Leggett
  • 1994
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Carl Wilson
  • 1989
No Score Yet My Secret Identity
1988-1991
Director
  • 1988
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey
1982-1988
Director Lt. Bert Samuels
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982

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