Allen Garfield

Allen Garfield

Highest Rated: 100% Taking Off (1971)

Lowest Rated: 17% Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995)

Birthday: Nov 22, 1939

Birthplace: Not Available

Rotund character actor Allen Garfield was trained at the Actors Studio. He interrupted a fruitful stage career in 1968 to appear in a string of low-budget, Manhattan-based films, among them the seminal Brian de Palma project Hi, Mom! (1970) and Woody Allen's Bananas (1971, as the Christ figure who has trouble finding a parking space for his cross). He was promoted to leading man in 1970's Cry Uncle, a raunchy R-rated detective spoof which attracted extensive press coverage thanks to the scene in which Garfield has sex with a corpse! In mainstream films like The Long Goodbye (1973) The Conversation (1974) and Nashville (1975), Garfield was generally cast as slimy executives and promoters. As MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer in Gable and Lombard, Garfield offered a fascinating amalgam of sticky sentimentality, sharp business acumen and cold-blooded ruthlessness. From 1978 through 1983, Garfield billed himself under his given name of Allen Goorwitz, and also lost a great deal of weight; but with 1984's Cotton Club onward, it was back to "Garfield" and excess poundage. In 1993, Allen Garfield played his first starring role in years in the angst-driven theatrical feature Jack and His Friends.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Chief Zabu Ben Sydney 2016
No Score Yet White Boy (Menace) Mr. Rosen 2002
42% The Majestic Leo Kubelsky 2001
No Score Yet Absence of the Good Lt. Paul Taylor 1999
No Score Yet Obsession Simon Frischmuth 1997
No Score Yet Get a Job Mr. Berger/Dr. Farnsworth 1997
No Score Yet Crime of the Century Lt. James Finn 1996
18% Diabolique Leo Katzman 1996
17% Destiny Turns on the Radio Vinnie Vidivici 1995
30% Stuart Saves His Family Maitre d' 1995
60% Wild Side (All The Way) Dan Rackman 1995
No Score Yet Les Patriotes (The Patriots) Eagleman 1994
No Score Yet Cyborg 2 Martin Dunn 1993
No Score Yet Citizen Cohn Abe Feller 1992
No Score Yet Family Prayers Cantor 1992
No Score Yet Jack and His Friends Jack 1992
No Score Yet Miracle Beach Magnus O'Leary 1992
No Score Yet Club Fed Harrison 1990
63% Dick Tracy Reporter 1990
30% Let It Ride Greenberg 1989
No Score Yet Night Visitor Zachary 1989
43% Beverly Hills Cop II Harold Lutz 1987
No Score Yet You Ruined My Life Howie 1987
64% Desert Bloom Mr. Mosol 1986
76% The Cotton Club Abbadabba Berman 1984
62% Teachers Rosenberg 1984
57% Irreconcilable Differences Phil Hanner 1984
20% The Black Stallion Returns Kurr 1983
No Score Yet Get Crazy Max Wolfe 1983
52% One From the Heart Restaurant Owner 1982
40% The State of Things Gordon 1982
70% Continental Divide Howard McDermott 1981
No Score Yet Leave 'em Laughing Actor 1981
No Score Yet One-Trick Pony Cal van Damp 1980
89% The Stunt Man Sam 1980
75% The Brink's Job Vinnie Costa 1978
No Score Yet Ring of Passion (Countdown to the Big One) Actor 1978
No Score Yet Sketches of a Strangler Actor 1978
No Score Yet Skateboard Manny Bloom 1977
No Score Yet The Million Dollar Rip-Off Actor 1976
No Score Yet Gable and Lombard Louis B. Mayer 1976
47% Mother, Jugs and Speed Harry Fishbine 1976
No Score Yet The Virginia Hill Story Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Commitment Actor 1976
91% Nashville Barnett 1975
No Score Yet Paco Actor 1975
70% The Front Page Kruger 1974
98% The Conversation Bernie 1974
No Score Yet Busting Rizzo 1974
83% Slither Vincent J. Palmer 1973
87% The Candidate Howard Klein 1972
No Score Yet Get to Know Your Rabbit Vic 1972
No Score Yet Top of the Heap Taxi Driver 1972
No Score Yet Footsteps Brewster 1972
No Score Yet Deadhead Miles Juicy Brucey 1972
40% The Organization Benjy 1971
No Score Yet Cry Uncle Jake Masters 1971
100% Taking Off Norman 1971
89% Bananas Man on Cross 1971
80% The Owl and the Pussycat Dress Shop Proprietor 1970
73% Hi, Mom! Joe Banner 1970
67% Putney Swope Elias Jr. 1969
88% Greetings Smut Peddler 1968


90% Sports Night
The Cut Man/Chuck 2000
75% The West Wing
Roger Becker 2000
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
Gottlieb 1998
No Score Yet Law & Order
Carl Berg 1992
No Score Yet Taxi
Mr. Rutledge 1982
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
Brody 1980
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Decory 1975
No Score Yet Rhoda
David 1975
No Score Yet Ironside
Baxter 1973
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
Manager 1973
No Score Yet Bonanza
Charlie 1971


William P. "Bernie" Moran says: I've gotta give credit where credit is due, right? I mean abracadabra, Harry. You see, I'm number two Harry, I have to try harder....The bugger got bugged, huh?