Milton Selzer

Milton Selzer

Highest Rated: 98% Blue Collar (1978)

Lowest Rated: 50% The Young Savages (1961)

Birthday: Oct 25, 1918

Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Avid television viewers of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s (i.e., the Baby Boomers and early Gen-Xers) will undoubtedly have no trouble recognizing the mug of character actor Milton Selzer, who, according to the book "Television Guest Stars: An Illustrated Chronicle for Performers of the Sixties and Seventies," may hold the record for most guest appearances of any actor of television's golden era. Upon his return home from serving in World War II (the Italian campaign), he studied acting at both the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the New School. In the late '40s, he landed some minor roles in Broadway productions of Shakespearean classics ("Richard III" and "Julius Caesar") and George Bernard Shaw's "Arms and the Man." He parlayed his stage success into an acting career that spanned five decades, including appearances on over 160 TV shows and roles in 21 feature films. His idiosyncratic looks, diffidence, and put-upon, defeated manner lent a pathetic, almost endearing quality to most of his characters, and a large portion of his career was spent playing loners, losers, and neglected outsiders in shows like "The Untouchables" and "The Fugitive." Selzer retired from show business in 1995 and died 11 years later at the age of 87.

Highest rated movies

Blue Collar
The Cincinnati Kid
Marnie
Lady Sings the Blues
The Legend of Lylah Clare
The Young Savages

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey: Together Again Ira Glass (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 80% No Place to Hide Florist (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal Mr. Levin (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 31% The Evil The Realtor (Character) - 1978
98% 88% Blue Collar Sumabitch (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hey, I'm Alive! Glen Sanders (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 75% One of My Wives Is Missing Sidney Bernstein (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. & Ms. and the Magic Studio Mystery Lt. Selzer (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Abduction of Saint Anne Dr. Simon Roth (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sex Symbol Phil Bamberger (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is the West That Was Pa Wellman (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murdock's Gang Unknown (Character) - 1973
67% 86% Lady Sings the Blues The Doctor (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Key West Stauffer (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jigsaw Psychologist (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 21% Blood and Lace Mr. Mullins (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 24% Crowhaven Farm Dr. Terminer (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Along Came a Spider Dr. Leonard Schuster (Character) - 1970
60% 43% The Legend of Lylah Clare Bart Langner (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 85% A Big Hand for the Little Lady Fleeson (Character) - 1966
86% 78% The Cincinnati Kid Sokal (Character) - 1965
83% 73% Marnie Man at Track (Character) - 1964
50% 52% The Young Savages Walsh (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Mile Peddie (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet She-Wolf of London Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 75% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Famous Teddy Z Abe Werkfinder (Character) 1989-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Murray Kaplan (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Elija Pattman (Guest Star) 1980
100% 86% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files Irving Rockfelt (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% Sanford and Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 91% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Eugene Beal (Guest Star) 1973 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Lou Gold (Character) 1974-1975
No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller Murray Grossman (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Mr. Wexler (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Marty Kaufman (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Moe Harris (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 100% The Bob Newhart Show Mr. Brimskill (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Dave Wright (Guest Star) 1969 1971 1973
No Score Yet 20% Bewitched Pete Johnson (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan August Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Alfred Weaver (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Albert Schiller (Guest Star) 1960 1963 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet 100% Hogan's Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1966 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Joe Coyne (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet 50% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wackiest Ship in the Army Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Lou Cartwright (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Dr. Aaron Stuart (Guest Star) 1963-1964
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Alien (Character) 1962 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. Barnaby Taylor (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Fisherman Father (Character) 1956