Joseph Wiseman

Lowest Rated: 13% The Silver Chalice (1954)
Birthday: May 15, 1918
Birthplace: Not Available
Intense, incisive Canadian-born actor Joseph Wiseman first set foot on stage with a Manhattan-based Italian acting troupe. One of his earliest Broadway appearances was as a townsman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1939). He went on to share the spotlight with such notables as Helen Hayes, Katherine Cornell, Tallulah Bankhead, and Julie Harris. Wiseman's first important film role was the whining, psychopathic burglar in Detective Story (1951), a part he'd previously played on Broadway. One of his most colorful roles (though hardly his personal favorite) was the Fu Manchu-like title character in Dr. No (1962). A busy film and TV actor into the 1980s, Joseph Wiseman was also active with the Lincoln Repertory Theater in New York. Wiseman died in the fall of 2009 at age 91, following a period of declining health.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Lady Mobster Victor Castle 1988
No Score Yet Seize the Day Dr. Adler 1986
No Score Yet Rage of Angels Granelli 1983
No Score Yet Jaguar Lives! Ben Ashir 1979
14% Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Morphus 1979
No Score Yet The Betsy Jake Weinstein 1978
No Score Yet Homage to Chagall: The Colours of Love Narrator 1977
No Score Yet Journey Into Fear (Burn Out) Col Haki 1975
No Score Yet Zalmen or the Madness of God Actor 1975
100% The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Uncle Benjamin 1974
No Score Yet Pursuit Dr. Nordman 1972
No Score Yet The Valachi Papers Salvatore Maranzano 1972
71% Lawman Lucas 1971
No Score Yet Stiletto Matteo 1969
No Score Yet The Night They Raided Minsky's (The Night They Invented Striptease) Louis 1968
43% Bye Bye, Braverman Felix Ottensteen 1968
No Score Yet The Counterfeit Killer Rajeski 1968
No Score Yet Carol for Another Christmas Ghost of Christmas Future 1964
96% Dr. No Dr. No 1962
No Score Yet The Happy Thieves Jean Marie Calbert 1961
No Score Yet The Unforgiven Abe Kelsey 1960
No Score Yet The Garment Jungle Kovan 1957
No Score Yet Three Brave Men Jim Barron 1956
No Score Yet The Prodigal Carmish 1955
13% The Silver Chalice Mijamin 1954
65% Viva Zapata! Fernando Aguirre 1952
No Score Yet Les Miserables Genflou 1952
70% Detective Story Charles Gennini 1951


No Score Yet Law & Order
Seymour Bergreen
  • 1996
No Score Yet MacGyver
Joe Catano
  • 1989
No Score Yet The A-Team
  • 1984
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
Dr. Albert Tessa
  • 1983
80% The Twilight Zone
Paul Radin
  • 1962