Joey Faye

Birthday: Jul 12, 1909
Birthplace: Not Available
Character actor of stage, screen, and television, Joey Faye was among the last of the great burlesque comedians. Over his 65-year career he performed alongside stars ranging from Gypsy Rose Lee, Marlene Dietrich, Abbott and Costello, Tony Randall, and John Wayne. The son of a sideshow barber working with the Barnum and Bailey circus, Faye (born Joseph Palladino) started out as a Borscht Belt comic during the early '30s. While working in primarily Russian Jewish Catskills resorts, Faye starred alongside such comics as Phil Silvers, Rags Ragland, and the aforementioned duo. Faye appeared 36 times on Broadway (including a command performance of Guys and Dolls for President Lyndon B. Johnson) and for the U.S.O. His films include Close Up (1948; his film debut), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967), and Once Upon a Time in America (1984). On April 26, 1997, the 87-year-old Faye, by then a resident of the Actor's Home in Englewood, NJ, died of heart failure.

Highest Rated Movies



86% Once Upon a Time in America Adorable Old Man 1984
No Score Yet Delivery Boys Baggy Pants Comic 1984
75% The Front Waiter 1976
No Score Yet The War Between Men and Women Florist Delivery Man 1972
50% The Grissom Gang Woppy 1971
No Score Yet What's So Bad About Feeling Good? Zookeeper 1968
89% No Way to Treat a Lady Superintendent 1968
92% How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Taxi Cab Driver 1967
40% Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round Taxi Driver 1966
78% That Touch of Mink Short Man 1962
50% North to Alaska Sourdough 1960
No Score Yet The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock Booster 1959
67% The Tender Trap Sol Z. Steiner 1955
No Score Yet Top Banana Pinky 1954


No Score Yet Maude
  • 1973


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