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Norman Fell



A prolific character player whose lived-in face was his fortune, Norman Fell attended Temple University, served in World War II, then took acting lessons at the American Academy of Dramatic Art and the Actors' Studio. Fell entered films in 1959, playing such peripheral roles as the radio technician in Inherit the Wind (1960) until achieving a measure of fame as a detective named Meyer Meyer on TV's 87th Precinct (1961). His meatier film assignments included the role of Mr. McCleery in The Graduate (1967) and a pushy American tourist in If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium (1969). In 1966, Fell was cast as the second lead in the pilot for the Girl From UNCLE series, but "skewed old" and was replaced by Noel Harrison. Fell finally achieved TV stardom as the sex-obsessed landlord Mr. Roper in the popular 1970s sitcom Three's Company, which resulted in a spin-off vehicle for Fell titled The Ropers (both series were based on British TV originals; the English equivalent of The Ropers was George and Mildred). A later video vehicle for Fell, 1982's Teachers Only, was less successful. Norman Fell made his final film appearance in the independent feature The Destiny of Marty Fine (1996).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Hanged Man
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet You're Driving Me Crazy
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet You're Driving Me Crazy
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet The Destiny of Marty Fine
  • Daryl
1996
No Score Yet Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare
  • Grandpa
1995
10% Hexed
  • Herschel
1993
No Score Yet The Naked Truth
  • Actor
1992
38% For the Boys
  • Sam Schiff
1991
No Score Yet The Boneyard
  • Shepard
1991
No Score Yet With Friends Like These...
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet C.H.U.D. II
  • Tyler
1989
No Score Yet Stripped to Kill
  • Ray
1987
20% Transilvania Seis, Cinco Mil
  • Mac Turner
1985
No Score Yet The Jesse Owens Story
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Uncommon Valor
  • Garvin
1983
No Score Yet Paternity
  • Larry
1981
No Score Yet On the Right Track
  • Mayor
1981
No Score Yet Heartbreak High
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet For the Love of It
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Rabbit Test
  • Segoynia's Father
1978
No Score Yet Guardian of the Wilderness
  • Camp Doctor
1977
No Score Yet Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold
  • Stanley
1975
29% Airport 1975
  • Drinker
1974
No Score Yet Thursday's Game
  • Melvin Leonard
1974
No Score Yet Death Stalk
  • Cody
1974
86% Charley Varrick
  • Mr. Garfinkle
1973
No Score Yet The Stone Killer
  • Detective Les Daniels
1973
No Score Yet The Boatniks
  • Max
1970
85% Catch-22
  • Sgt. Towser
1970
No Score Yet If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
  • Harve Blakely
1969
97% Bullitt
  • Baker
1968
No Score Yet The Secret War of Harry Frigg
  • Capt. Stanley
1968
No Score Yet Sergeant Ryker
  • Sgt. Max Winkler
1968
89% The Graduate
  • McCleery
1967
No Score Yet Fitzwilly
  • Oderblatz
1967
No Score Yet The Young Warriors
  • Sgt. Wadley
1967
77% The Killers
  • Mickey
1964
75% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Detective
1963
60% PT 109
  • Edmund Drewitch
1963
91% Inherit the Wind
  • Radio Announcer
1960
48% Ocean's Eleven
  • Peter Rheimer
1960
No Score Yet The Rat Race
  • Phone Repairman
1960
No Score Yet What Makes Sammy Run?
  • Actor
1959
No Score Yet Pork Chop Hill
  • Sgt. Coleman
1959
No Score Yet Studio One Anthology
  • Actor
1948

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Landlord Mr. Weisman
The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Eddie O'Hara

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