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Mike Nussbaum

Highest Rated:   96% House of Games (1987)
Lowest Rated:   15% Steal Big, Steal Little (1995)
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Though eminently distinguished, actor Mike Nussbaum built a screen career tackling the most difficult sort of onscreen character roles: that of the everyman. After serving in World War II, Nussbaum applied to the esteemed Goodman School of Drama but was rejected; he subsequently started an exterminator business and became active in community theater before achieving his break at the hands of Hull House theater proprietor Bob Sickinger and developing a particularly strong reputation for Chicago-area work in the plays of Beckett, Ionesco, and Pinter. Nussbaum debuted on film in the late '60s and early '70s, with bit parts in features such as The Monitors (1969), T.R. Baskin (1971), and Harry and Tonto (1974), and in the mean time remained extremely active on the stage, particularly Windy City and Gotham productions, where he excelled in David Mamet-authored plays including American Buffalo and Glengarry Glen Ross. In fact, Nussbaum's onscreen activity re-crescendoed to no small degree in the late '80s thanks largely to Mamet, who cast him in two films -- the 1987 thriller House of Games (1987, with prominent billing as a snaky con man) and the gentle 1988 comedy Things Change (as a Mafia don). Subsequent projects included Steal Big, Steal Little (1995), Men in Black (1997), and Osso Bucco (2007).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Osso Bucco
  • Uncle Sal
2008
26% Le match de leur vie
  • Johnny Abruzzo
$0.4M 2005
No Score Yet The Con
  • Harry
1998
92% Men in Black
  • Gentle Rosenberg
1997
No Score Yet Shadow of a Doubt
  • Nate Golden
1995
15% Steal Big, Steal Little
  • Sam Barlow
1995
45% Losing Isaiah
  • Dr. Jamison
1995
40% Gypsy
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet The Water Engine
  • Mr. Wallace
1992
25% Gladiator
  • Doctor
1992
83% Separate But Equal
  • Justice Frankfurter
1991
36% Desperate Hours
  • Mr. Nelson
1990
No Score Yet Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again
  • Pops
1990
86% Field of Dreams
  • Principal
1989
82% Things Change
  • Mr. Greene
1988
96% House of Games
  • Joey
1987
78% Fatal Attraction
  • Bob Drimmer
1987
78% Five Corners
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet The Dollmaker
  • Car Dealer
1984
88% Harry and Tonto
  • Old Age Home Clerk
1974
No Score Yet The Monitors
  • Exercise Chief
1969

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
0% The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Dr. Goldstein
  • 1997
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Owner
  • 1995

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