Alan Manson

Birthday: Jun 7, 1918
Birthplace: Not Available
A popular Broadway actor who was blacklisted following his refusal to answer questions at the HUAC hearings, actor and World War II veteran Alan Manson rebuilt his career following the McCarthy witch hunts, though he is best remembered for his stage roles in such Broadway hits as Funny Girl and Neil Simon's Broadway Bound. A Brooklyn, NY, native, Manson made his stage debut at 16 before hitting the bright lights of Broadway with his performance in Journey to Jerusalem at 21. Joining a touring wartime acting troupe during World War II, Manson and company attempted to keep morale high in such productions as Three Men and a Horse and Brother Rat. After being noticed by famed composer Irving Berlin, Manson made his film debut in the 1943 feature This Is the Army. Returning to the United States shortly following the end of the war, the now-established actor returned to the Broadway stage with roles in Call Me Mister and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro. Summoned before the HUAC shortly before he was to take the lead in 1955's Blithe Spirit, the actor paid for his silence when he was blacklisted from television until the early '60s. Returning to the stage and screen in the early '70s following a few turbulent years, Manson would continue to make a name for himself with roles in made-for-television movies (Switch [1975] and Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After [1992]), theatrical feature films (Bang the Drum Slowly [1973], The Doors [1991]), and such notable television series as Three's Company, The Rockford Files, and Kojak. In March of 2002, Alan Manson died of natural causes in New York. He was 83.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Montana Paul 1998
66% The Devil's Advocate Judge Sklar 1997
No Score Yet Cafe Society Judge Valente 1995
57% The Cemetery Club Abe Silverman 1993
No Score Yet Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After Mark Phillips 1992
56% The Doors Judge 1991
No Score Yet Whiffs Sgt. Poultry 1975
No Score Yet Poor Devil Mr. Marley 1973
92% Bang The Drum Slowly Doc Loftus 1973
29% Let's Scare Jessica to Death Dorker 1971
82% The Rain People Lou 1969
No Score Yet Cop Hater Newlywed Clark 1958
No Score Yet This Is the Army Soldier 1943

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Arraignment Judge Bryan Chief Administrative Judge
  • 1996
  • 1992
No Score Yet Three's Company
1977-1984
Snow Officer Mike
  • 1981
  • 1980
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Harry
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Chuck Ryan Dr. Carl Rainer
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
1975-1985
Rossi
  • 1977
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Insp. Kekola Gallagher Nekola Detective
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1973
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Bialy
  • 1976
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Sid Daley
  • 1976
No Score Yet Good Times
1974-1979
Fred
  • 1976
No Score Yet Maude
1972-1978
Ned
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Psychiatrist
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Congressman Avery
  • 1975
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Col. Hersh
  • 1973

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