Cliff Gorman

Lowest Rated: 24% King of the Jungle (2000)
Birthday: Oct 13, 1936
Birthplace: Not Available
The world was a different place in 1968, the year that actor Cliff Gorman created a sensation with his all-stops-out portrayal of "screaming queen" Emory in the off-Broadway hit The Boys in the Band. At that time, Gorman's agents found it expedient to assure playgoers that their client was not the sashaying homosexual he played in Band and to that end commissioned newspaper and magazine pieces detailing Gorman's previous manly-man jobs as trucker, ambulance driver and probation officer; there were also photos aplenty of Gorman's wife and children. The same protecting-our-investment publicity blitz occurred when Gorman repeated his Emory characterization for the 1970 film version of Band. By the time Gorman won his Tony award for his virtuoso portrayal of Lenny Bruce in the 1972 Broadway production Lenny, however, no one really cared about his sexual orientation; it was enough to know that Gorman was one of the finest young actors working in America. Cliff Gorman's subsequent big-screen work has included Cops and Robbers (1973), All That Jazz (1979) and Angel (1984); his television credits include the role of Joseph Goebbels in The Bunker (1982) and his periodic appearances as detective Aaron Greenberg in the TV-movie adaptations of the crime novels of William Bayer (Doubletake, Murder Times Seven etc.)

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
25% Kill the Poor Yakov 2006
24% King of the Jungle Jack 2000
82% Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai Sonny 2000
No Score Yet Down Came a Blackbird Nick 1995
No Score Yet The Return of Ironside Joe McManus 1993
54% Hoffa Solly Stein 1992
57% Night and the City Phil Nasseros 1992
No Score Yet Doubletake Aaron Greenberg 1985
No Score Yet Angel Lt. Andrews 1984
No Score Yet The Bunker Joseph Goebbels 1981
No Score Yet Night of the Juggler Gus Soltic 1980
86% All That Jazz Davis Newman 1979
90% An Unmarried Woman Charlie 1978
No Score Yet Strike Force Actor 1975
40% Rosebud Yafet Hemlekh 1975
No Score Yet Cops and Robbers tom 1973
No Score Yet Class of '63 Actor 1973
94% The Boys in the Band Emory 1970
No Score Yet Justine Toto 1969

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Judge Gary Feldman Judge Feldman
  • 1998
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Lt. Det. Dennis Parnell Chief Cooper
  • 1992
  • 1986
No Score Yet Friday the 13th: The Series
1987-1990
Doctor
  • 1987

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