Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield

Highest Rated: 86% Back to School (1986)

Lowest Rated: 0% My 5 Wives (2000)

Birthday: Nov 22, 1921

Birthplace: Babylon, New York, USA

Legendary comedian Rodney Dangerfield's signature line, "I don't get no respect," belied a man and a career revered by friends and fans alike. Having started in stand-up comedy prior to his friend and contemporary Lenny Bruce, Dangerfield temporarily set his dreams aside a decade later only to give it another try at the tender age of 40. After years on the New York club circuit and performances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" (CBS, 1948-1971), he set up shop with a club of his own, Dangerfield's, where he further honed his act and gave dozens of future stand up stars their early break. Marquee names like Jim Carrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr and Sam Kinison all owed their funny father-figure a tremendous debt of gratitude. Then, at an age when most professionals begin to contemplate retirement, Dangerfield enjoyed his breakout moment as a member of the madcap cast of the hit comedy "Caddyshack" (1980). Suddenly a superstar at the age of 60, the lovable lout went on to record hit comedy albums, appear in several of his own television specials and star in features films like "Easy Money" (1983) and "Back to School" (1986). Never shying away from edgier material, he shocked audiences with his performance as a vile stepfather in Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers" (1994). An unlikely comedic leading man, Dangerfield's downtrodden everyman proved utterly relatable to multitudes of fans, who just like him, only wanted a little respect and a good belly laugh.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
0% No Score Yet Angels With Angles God (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 45% Back by Midnight Jake Puloski (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 22% The 4th Tenor Lupo (Character),
Writer
- 2002
22% 56% Little Nicky Lucifer (Character) $39.4M 2000
0% 45% My 5 Wives Monte Peterson (Character),
Writer
- 2000
No Score Yet 71% Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 23% The Godson The Rodfather (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 83% Rusty: The Great Rescue Bandit (Voice) - 1998
13% 31% Meet Wally Sparks Wally Sparks (Character) $4.1M 1997
0% 41% Casper: A Spirited Beginning Mayor Johnny Hunt (Character) - 1997
48% 81% Natural Born Killers Ed Wilson (Character) - 1994
12% 42% Ladybugs Chester Lee (Character) $14M 1992
40% 56% Rover Dangerfield Rover Dangerfield (Voice),
Writer,
Executive Producer
- 1991
86% 68% Back to School Thornton Melon (Character) $89.2M 1986
60% 58% Easy Money Monty Capuletti (Character),
Writer
- 1983
73% 87% Caddyshack Al Czervik (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover Manager (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 30% The Projectionist Renaldi/The Bat (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Still Standing Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 71% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suddenly Susan Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
85% 77% The Simpsons Larry Burns (Guest Voice) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Living Color Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show Guest 1980 1976 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1980

QUOTES FROM Rodney Dangerfield CHARACTERS

Lucifer says: The last time I saw a pair of jugs that big, two hillbillies were blowing on them.

Lucifer says: Even in Hell I get no respect.

Al Czervik says: Hey, Wang! What's with the pictures? It's a parking lot. Come on, will ya?

Peterson says: I'll tell you one thing about LA. The population never changes. Every time a kid is born, some guy leaves town.

Al Czervik says: Hey you scratched my anchor!

Al Czervik says: Wanna make 12 dollars, the hard way?

Al Czervik says: You scrathed my anchor

Al Czervik says: You scrathed my anchor.

Al Czervik says: (Picks up hat) Oh, this is the worst-looking hat I ever saw. What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh?

Al Czervik says: [picks up hat] Oh, this is the worst-looking hat I ever saw. What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh?

Judge Smails says: (Wearing same the same hat, glaring at Al)

Judge Smails says: [wearing same the same hat, glaring at Al]

Al Czervik says: Oh, it looks good on you though. (Rolls eyes)

Al Czervik says: Oh, it looks good on you though. [rolls eyes]

Al Czervik says: Hey Moose! Rocko! Help my buddy here find his wallet! (Turns to crowd) Hey everybody! We're all gonna get laid!

Al Czervik says: Hey Moose! Rocko! Help my buddy here find his wallet! [turns to crowd] Hey everybody! We're all gonna get laid!

Al Czervik says: Now I know why Tigers eat their young

Al Czervik says: Now I know why tigers eat their young.

Thornton Melon says: With the shape my body is in, I could donate it to science fiction.

Thornton Melon says: Bring a pitcher of beer every seven minutes until someone passes out, then bring one every ten minutes.

Diane says: Whoever wrote that doesn't know the first thing about Kurt Vogenegut!

Thornton Melon says: And another thing Vogenegut, I'm stopping payment on the check!!

Thornton Melon says: Class huh? Let's talk about class ok Vanessa. There's you and Gorgio in the guest room. Very classy. There's you and Gorgio in the rumpus room, another classy one. Whoo this one i can't figure out! There's you, there's Gorgio, what's with the midget? Hey wait I've got more!

Thornton Melon says: Call me sometime, when you have no class

Thornton Melon says: Call me sometime, when you have no class.