Ned Wertimer

Ned Wertimer

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Birthday: Oct 27, 1923

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Alongside Lorenzo Music's Carlton from the sitcom "Rhoda," Ned Wertimer had the honor of playing television's most famous doorman during his 50-episode stint on "The Jeffersons." Wertimer began his career in the theater as an assistant stage manager and an actor. He made his first televised appearances in mid-1950s live programming that included the crime series "Rocky King, Detective" and an episode of the drama anthology "The Alcoa Hour." Wertimer's film career is an interesting cross-section of supporting roles in motion pictures ranging from the 1964 guilty pleasure "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" and the Joe Namath feature film debut "C.C. and Company" to a latter-day supporting role in 2007's "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" as a Singing Gallows Pirate. Television was always Wertimer's steadiest employer, from guest shots on "McMillan & Wife," "Simon & Simon," and "227," to a turn in the 1985 Wes Craven made-for-television horror film "Chiller." But it was Wertimer's portrayal of Ralph the Doorman, the sycophantic gatekeeper of a Manhattan high rise building always angling for a tip from Sherman Hemsley's George Jefferson, that television fans will remember most.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 46% The Long Dark Night Walker (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet You'll Never See Me Again Motel Clerk (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Summer Without Boys Mr. Collins (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Chance Charley Whitehead (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 33% The Impossible Years Dr. Bodey (Character) - 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Ralph (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1975-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
90% No Score Yet Mork & Mindy Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 66% WKRP in Cincinnati Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome Back, Kotter Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 60% Happy Days George McKinnie (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford & Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Fred (Guest Star) 1970 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
71% 87% The Good Guys Piccardo (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet 100% I Dream of Jeannie Charles Fries (Guest Star) 1968 1970
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Jud Douglas (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet 100% Hogan's Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet 50% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Terry (Character) 1956