Joey Bishop

Joey Bishop

Highest Rated: 83% The Naked and the Dead (1958)

Lowest Rated: 17% Mad Dog Time (1996)

Birthday: Feb 3, 1918

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

The cynical, quick-witted funnyman of the iconic Rat Pack, actor-comedian Joey Bishop was held in far higher esteem by pack leader Frank Sinatra than may have been apparent to the casual spectator. Educated in the hard-knock school of the vaudeville circuit, Bishop had gained a solid reputation as a nightclub comedian by the early 1950s, whereupon he caught the eye of Sinatra, who hired him as an opening act. He soon broke into acting with small roles in such films as "The Naked and the Dead" (1958), but it was the Rat Pack-defining crime caper "Ocean's Eleven" (1960) that forever enshrined him and his pals Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis, Jr. as icons of Sixties cool. As a solo act on television, Bishop enjoyed a successful run as a sitcom star on "The Joey Bishop Show" (NBC, 1961-64/CBS, 1964-65), followed by a brief run as a late night talk show host with "The Joey Bishop Show" (ABC, 1967-69). Following a decade comprised largely of nightclub performances and appearances on television game shows, Bishop made his Broadway debut with a short stint in the long-running musical "Sugar Babies" in 1981. With his career winding down, the comic made the occasional return to the screen in features like the action-adventure "The Delta Force" (1986). Although often overshadowed by his larger-than-life Rat Pack brethren, Bishop managed to outlast them all, leaving behind a legacy as a devoted friend, husband and remarkably accomplished entertainer.

Highest rated movies

The Naked and the Dead
Betsy's Wedding
Ocean's Eleven
Johnny Cool
Valley of the Dolls
Mad Dog Time
The Delta Force

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
17% 47% Mad Dog Time Mr. Gottlieb (Character) $102.9K 1996
50% 40% Betsy's Wedding Mr. Hopper (Character) $19.7M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glory Years Sydney Rosen (Character) - 1987
17% 49% The Delta Force Harry Goldman (Character) $15.9M 1986
No Score Yet 80% Who's Minding the Mint? Ralph Randazzo (Character) - 1967
35% 58% Valley of the Dolls MC at Cystic Fibrosis telethon (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 65% Texas Across the River Kronk (Character) - 1966
40% 46% Johnny Cool Holmes (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 32% Sergeants 3 Roger Boswell (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 53% Pepe Self - 1961
48% 81% Ocean's Eleven "Mushy" O'Connors (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deep Six Ski Krokowski (Character) - 1958
83% 38% The Naked and the Dead Roth (Character) - 1958

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sinatra: All or Nothing at All Self 2015
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
19% No Score Yet Hardcastle & McCormick Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop Guest 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chico and the Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet 50% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1960 1963 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Joe Barnes/Himself (Character) 1961-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program Guest 1960 1964