Joey Bishop

Lowest Rated: 17% Mad Dog Time (1996)
Birthday: Feb 3, 1918
Birthplace: Not Available
Nightclub comedian Joey Bishop managed to get a lot of mileage out of a dour facial expression, an air of perpetual doom-and-gloom, and the mumbled catchphrase "Son of a gun!" Bishop climbed on the Philadelphia nightclub carousel as one of the Bishop Brothers, a singing group comprised of three friends who were neither Bishops nor brothers. As a solo comic in the early 1950s, Bishop caught the eye of Frank Sinatra, whose influence enabled Joey to secure bigger and better club engagements. Bishop was signed to a Warner Bros. movie contract in 1956; his best showing during this period was as the ill-fated Jewish army private in The Naked and the Dead (1957). He continued accepting occasional film roles into the 1990s in such productions as Texas Across the River (1966) and Betsy's Wedding (1990). In 1961, Bishop starred as put-upon press agent Joey Barnes on an episode of The Danny Thomas Show titled "Everything Happens to Me"; this served as the pilot for The Joey Bishop Show, which lasted from 1961 through 1965, weathering numerous cast, concept and network changes. Having proven himself a suitable substitute host for such late-night gurus as Jack Paar and Johnny Carson, Bishop emceed ABC's nightly The Joey Bishop Show, with Regis Philbin as Joey's "Ed McMahon" and an endless stream of borscht-belt comics and "Rat Pack" intimates as guest stars. After The Joey Bishop Show closed out its two-year run in 1969, Bishop returned to the guest-star treadmill; in later years, he popped up on everything from infomercials to home-shopping programs. Bishop died in October 2007 at the age of 89.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Rat Pack - Most Famous Hits Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Ocean's 11 Story Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Rat Pack Actor 2001
No Score Yet Rat Pack's Las Vegas Actor 2001
17% Mad Dog Time Mr. Gottlieb 1996
50% Betsy's Wedding Eddie's Father 1990
18% The Delta Force Harry Goldman 1986
35% Valley of the Dolls MC at Telethon 1967
No Score Yet Who's Minding the Mint? Ralph Randazzo 1967
57% A Guide for the Married Man Technical Advisor 1967
No Score Yet Texas Across the River Kronk 1966
No Score Yet Johnny Cool Used Car Salesman 1963
No Score Yet Sergeants 3 Sgt. Maj. Roger Boswell 1962
No Score Yet Pepe Himself 1960
52% Ocean's 11 Mushy O'Connors 1960
83% The Naked and the Dead Roth 1958
No Score Yet Onionhead Gutsell 1958
No Score Yet The Deep Six Ski Krakowski 1958

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Buster
  • 1985

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