Joseph Wiseman

Joseph Wiseman

Highest Rated: 95% Dr. No (1962)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Silver Chalice (1954)

Birthday: May 15, 1918

Birthplace: Not Available

Though an award-winning stage actor and prolific television performer for nearly five decades, Joseph Wiseman was enshrined in the public consciousness as Dr. No, the malevolent scientist who battled Sean Connery's James Bond in the 1962 film of the same name, which launched the long-running action franchise. Wiseman initially dismissed the film, believing it to be a B-grade title at best, and was mortified in later years to learn that it was the film with which he was most identified. In truth, Wiseman appeared to regard film and television as side careers to his main outlet, the American stage, where he starred in such critically acclaimed productions as "Detective Story" (1949), "Golden Boy" (1952) and "In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer" (1969). But his screen efforts were also marked by memorable character turns in such features as "The Unforgiven" (1960), "Bye Bye Braverman" (1968) and "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" (1974), as well as appearances on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964), "The Streets of San Francisco" (CBS, 1972-77) and "Crime Story" (ABC, 1986-88). Though his legacy as Bond's first nemesis was never surpassed by any subsequent screen projects, Joseph Wiseman also enjoyed a long and celebrated career as an actor in three different mediums.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Mobster Victor Castle (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 47% Seize the Day Dr. Adler (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 93% Masada Jerahmeel (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 13% Jaguar Lives! Ben Ashir (Character) - 1979
25% 54% Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Draco (Character) - 1979
20% 23% The Betsy Jake Weinstein (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder at the World Series Sam Druckman (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Homage to Chagall: The Colours of Love English Narrator (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey Into Fear Colonel Haki (Character) - 1975
93% 71% The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Uncle Benjy (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 54% QB VII Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men of the Dragon Balashev (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Suicide Club Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet If I Had a Million Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pursuit Dr. Nordman (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 53% The Valachi Papers Salvatore Maranzano (Character) - 1972
63% 61% Lawman Lucas (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mask of Sheba Fandil Bondalok (Character) - 1969
43% 37% Bye Bye Braverman Felix Ottensteen (Character) - 1968
60% 45% The Night They Raided Minsky's Louis Minsky (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outsider Ernest Grimes (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 22% The Happy Thieves Jean Marie Calbert (Character) - 1962
95% 82% Dr. No Dr. No (Character) - 1962
60% 59% The Unforgiven Abe Kelsey (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 67% The Garment Jungle George Kovan (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Brave Men Jim Barron (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 29% The Prodigal Carmish (Character) - 1955
13% 19% The Silver Chalice Mijamin (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 40% Les Misérables Genflou (Character) - 1952
65% 77% Viva Zapata! Fernando Aguirre (Character) - 1952
75% 72% Detective Story Charley Gennini (burglar) (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet With These Hands Mike Deleo (Character) - 1950

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 81% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime Story Manny Weisbord (Character) 1986-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Greatest American Hero James J. Beck (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Barbado (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Paul Radin (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Dr. Newland (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1954 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1953
90% No Score Yet Lights Out Unknown (Character) 1951

QUOTES FROM Joseph Wiseman CHARACTERS

Dr. No says: The Americans are fools. I offered my services, they refused. So did the East. Now they can both pay for their mistake.

James Bond says: World domination. The same old dream. Our asylums are full of people who think they're Naploeon. Or God.