Fritz Feld

Fritz Feld

Highest Rated: 100% At the Circus (1939)

Lowest Rated: 0% Homer & Eddie (1989)

Birthday: Oct 15, 1900

Birthplace: Not Available

Diminutive, raspy-voiced German actor Fritz Feld first gained prominence as an assistant to Austrian impresario Max Reinhardt. Feld came to the U.S. in 1923 in the touring company of Reinhardt's The Miracle. Once he reached California, Feld formed the Hollywood Playhouse in partnership with Joseph Schildkraut; here he staged hundreds of productions featuring up-and-coming L.A. talent, including his future wife, actress Virginia Christine. In films on a sporadic basis since the 1920s, Feld began working onscreen regularly around 1936, eventually toting up over 400 movie appearances (not to mention his more than 700 TV stints and 1000-plus radio programs). He was cast as Viennese psychiatrists, Italian duellists, Teutonic movie directors, Russian orchestra leaders, and French maitre d's. It was in 1947's If You Knew Susie that Feld developed his signature "schtick": the sharp "Pop!" sound effect created by smacking his open mouth with the flattened palm of his hand. In the 1960s and 1970s, Feld was a favorite of moviemakers who'd grown up watching his vintage screen appearances; he was virtually a regular at the Disney studios, appeared in many of Jerry Lewis' projects, was given fourth billing in Gene Wilder's The World's Greatest Lover (1977), and was seen in Mel Brooks' Silent Movie (1976) (where his trademarked "Pop!" was conveyed via subtitle) and The History of the World, Part One (1981) (as the head waiter at the Last Supper). Among Fritz Feld's least characteristic screen appearances were his performance as a hearty Northwoods trapper in the 1976 "four-waller" Challenge to Be Free and his poignant cameo as the alcoholic who offers down-and-out Faye Dunaway a match in Barfly (1987).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
0% Homer & Eddie Mortician 1989
No Score Yet Get Smart Again Waiter 1989
75% Barfly Bum 1987
No Score Yet Heidi's Song Sebastian 1982
60% History of the World---Part I Maitre d' 1981
40% Herbie Goes Bananas Chief Steward 1980
No Score Yet Legend of the Northwest Actor 1978
17% The World's Greatest Lover Tomaso Abalone 1977
70% Freaky Friday Jackman 1976
79% Silent Movie Maitre d' 1976
20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Rudy's Butler 1976
75% The Sunshine Boys Man at Audition 1975
No Score Yet The Strongest Man in the World Mr. Frederick 1975
No Score Yet Which Way to the Front? Von Runstadt 1970
No Score Yet The Phynx Himself 1970
43% Hello, Dolly! Fritz, German Waiter 1969
60% The Comic Armand 1969
50% The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Sigmund Van Dyke 1969
No Score Yet The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz Kessel 1968
83% Barefoot in the Park Restaurant Proprietor 1967
No Score Yet Three on a Couch Attache 1966
82% The Patsy Maitre D' 1964
No Score Yet Promises! Promises! Ship's Doctor 1963
11% Four for Texas Maitre d' 1963
40% Who's Minding the Store? Irving Cahastrophe 1963
56% Pocketful of Miracles Pierre 1961
50% The Errand Boy Foreign Director 1961
No Score Yet Living It Up Barber 1954
No Score Yet Riding Shotgun Fritz 1954
67% Crime Wave Man 1954
No Score Yet The French Line French Cabby 1954
80% Call Me Madam Hat Clerk 1953
No Score Yet O. Henry's Full House Maurice 1952
No Score Yet Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Alvarez 1952
No Score Yet My Favorite Spy Dress Designer 1951
No Score Yet Missing Women Pierre 1951
No Score Yet Appointment With Danger Window Dresser 1951
No Score Yet The Jackpot Long-Haired Pianist 1950
No Score Yet The Lovable Cheat Mons. Louis 1949
No Score Yet Mexican Hayride Prof. Ganzmeyer 1948
No Score Yet You Gotta Stay Happy Small Man 1948
No Score Yet Julia Misbehaves Pepito 1948
No Score Yet The Noose Hangs High Psychiatrist 1948
No Score Yet If You Knew Susie Chez Henri 1948
No Score Yet My Girl Tisa Prof. Tabor 1948
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Anatole 1947
No Score Yet I've Always Loved You Nicholas 1946
No Score Yet George White's Scandals (George White's Scandals of 1945) Montescu 1945
No Score Yet Take It Big Dr. Dittenhoffer 1944
No Score Yet Knickerbocker Holiday Poffenburgh 1944
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony Critia 1943
76% Phantom of the Opera Lecours 1943
No Score Yet Iceland (Katina) Tegnar 1942
No Score Yet Maisie Gets Her Man Prof. Orco 1942
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Baby Pierre 1941
No Score Yet Skylark Maitre d'Hotel 1941
No Score Yet You Belong to Me Desk Clerk 1941
No Score Yet Come Live with Me Headwaiter 1941
No Score Yet Four Jacks and a Jill Mr. Hoople 1941
No Score Yet It's a Date Headwaiter 1940
No Score Yet Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me Forsythe 1940
No Score Yet When Tomorrow Comes Nicholas 1939
100% At the Circus Jardinet 1939
No Score Yet Idiot's Delight Pittatek 1939
No Score Yet Everything Happens at Night Gendarme 1939
No Score Yet The Affairs of Annabel Vladimir 1938
No Score Yet Gold Diggers in Paris Luis Leoni 1938
93% Bringing Up Baby Dr. Fritz Lehman 1938
No Score Yet Romance in the Dark Fritz 1938
No Score Yet Artists and Models Abroad Dubois 1938
No Score Yet Tovarich Martelleau 1937
No Score Yet Hollywood Hotel The Russian 1937
No Score Yet I Met Him in Paris Swiss Hotel Clerk 1937
No Score Yet True Confession Krayler's Butler 1937
No Score Yet Expensive Husbands Herr Meyer 1937
No Score Yet Lancer Spy Fritz Mueller 1937
No Score Yet Broadway Mose Leavett 1929
100% The Last Command A Revolutionist 1928
No Score Yet A Ship Comes In Actor 1928
100% The Golem (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam) Jester 1920

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Lars 1983
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Maitre d' 1975
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Maestro Ferranini 1968
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Waiter 1968
93% Batman
1966-1968
Muzzy Prof. Greenleaf 1968
1967
No Score Yet Lost in Space
1965-1968
Zumdish 1967
1966
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Jeweler 1958
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Tour Guide 1956

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