Lee J. Cobb

Lee J. Cobb

Highest Rated: 100% The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

Lowest Rated: 20% Mackenna's Gold (1969)

Birthday: Dec 8, 1911

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

It's hard to think of an actor who has had important roles over three solid decades, but Lee J. Cobb definitely belongs on that list. The Russian Jewish actor grew up in the Bronx to working-class parents and made his film debut at the age of 23 in "The Vanishing Shadow." He was associated with the progressive Group Theatre and was named as a possible Communist by the House Un-American Activities Committee during the Red Scare. Cobb's bearing and dignity allowed him to play roles much older than his actual age, which was an enormous asset at the time. In amongst his massive and varied filmography, some of his most memorable roles include playing opposite Marlon Brando as union boss Johnny Friendly in Elia Kazan's 1954 "On The Waterfront"--for which he received an Academy Award nomination--as well as the third juror in Sidney Lumet's 1957 courtroom drama, "12 Angry Men," and Lieutenant Kinderman in the 1973 horror classic "The Exorcist." He also did television work, starring as Judge Henry Garth on four seasons of NBC's Western series "The Virginian." Cobb's stage career was equally storied, as he was the first to play the landmark role of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's "Death Of A Salesman" on Broadway.

Highest rated movies

12 Angry Men
The Man Who Cheated Himself
Thieves' Highway
On the Waterfront
Coogan's Bluff
Man of the West
The Three Faces of Eve
Anna and the King of Siam

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick The Sting Robert Clark (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cross Shot Dante Ragusa (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 44% Blood, Sweat and Fear Benzi (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Lucky Touch Lt. Gen. Henry Steedman (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Circus Show Vent'anni (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapped Beneath the Sea Victor Bateman (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Max Dr. Maxwell `'Max'` Gordon (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Ice Rip-Off Willy Calso (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 47% The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Lapchance (Character) - 1973
83% 87% The Exorcist Lieutenant William Kinderman (Character) $441.4M 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Indemnity Barton Keyes (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ultimatum Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 50% The Bull of the West Judge Garth (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heat of Anger Frank Galvin (Character) - 1972
70% 62% Lawman Vincent Bronson (Character) - 1971
57% 86% The Liberation of L.B. Jones Oman Hedgepath (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Macho Callahan Duffy (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 0% They Came to Rob Las Vegas Steve Skorsky (Character) - 1969
20% 69% Mackenna's Gold The Editor (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day of the Owl Don Mariano Arena (Character) - 1968
95% 50% Coogan's Bluff Lt. McElroy (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mafia Don Mariano Arena (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 81% Il Giorno Della Civetta Don Mariano Arena (Character) - 1968
67% 51% In Like Flint Lloyd C. Cramden (Character) - 1967
77% 68% Our Man Flint Cramden (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 29% The Meanest Men in the West Judge Henry Garth (Character) - 1966
75% 61% Come Blow Your Horn Harry R. Baker (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 50% The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Julio Madariaga (Character) - 1962
86% 74% How the West Was Won Marshal Lou Ramsey (Character) - 1962
65% 69% Exodus Barak Ben Canaan (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 71% But Not for Me Jeremiah MacDonald (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trap Victor Massonetti (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 28% Green Mansions Nuflo (Character) - 1959
83% 56% Party Girl Rico Angelo (Character) - 1958
94% 77% Man of the West Dock Tobin (Character) - 1958
27% 59% The Brothers Karamazov Father Karamazov (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 65% The Garment Jungle Walter Mitchell (Character) - 1957
100% 97% 12 Angry Men Juror No. 3 (Character) - 1957
94% 77% The Three Faces of Eve Doctor Curtis Luther (Character) - 1957
71% 73% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Judge Bernstein (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Expose Lt. Barton "Bart" Scott (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 49% The Left Hand of God Mieh Yang (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Road to Denver Jim Donovan (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Racers Maglio (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day of Triumph Zadok (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 25% Gorilla at Large Detective Sgt. Garrison (Character) - 1954
99% 95% On the Waterfront Johnny Friendly (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yankee Pasha Sultan (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Texan Capt. Theodore Bess (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fighter Durango (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 26% Sirocco Col. Feroud (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Family Secret Howard Clark (Character) - 1951
100% 47% The Man Who Cheated Himself Lt. Ed Cullen (Character) - 1950
100% 79% Thieves' Highway Mike Figlia (Character) - 1949
50% 45% The Dark Past Dr. Andrew Collins (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 48% The Luck of the Irish David C. Augur (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 56% The Miracle of the Bells Marcus Harris (Character) - 1948
79% 73% Call Northside 777 Brian Kelly (Character) - 1948
33% 37% Johnny O'Clock Inspector Koch (Character) - 1947
76% 63% Boomerang! Chief Harold F. "Robbie" Robinson (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 60% Captain From Castile Juan Garcia (Character) - 1947
88% 68% Anna and the King of Siam Kralahome (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winged Victory Doctor (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buckskin Frontier Jeptha Marr (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 80% The Moon Is Down Dr. Albert Winter (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tonight We Raid Calais Bonnard (Character) - 1943
88% 80% The Song of Bernadette Dr. Dozous (Character) - 1943
40% 65% Men of Boys Town Dave Morris (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Thing Called Love Julio Diestro (Character) - 1940
80% 47% Golden Boy Mr. Bonaparte (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rustlers' Valley Cal Howard (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet North of the Rio Grande RR President Wooden (Character) - 1937

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Colonel Josiah Johnson (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Unknown (Character) 1962-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Director 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1956 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Zocco (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Producers' Showcase Unknown (Character) 1955
90% 88% Lights Out Unknown (Character) 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1951