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Al Waxman

Highest Rated:   100% Atlantic City (1980)
Lowest Rated:   0% Live Wire (1992)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
40% 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
56% Switching Channels
  • Berger
1988
No Score Yet Meatballs III
  • Peter
1986
No Score Yet Collision Course
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Spasms
  • Warren Crowley
1983
75% Class of 1984
  • Stawiski
1982
57% 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

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