Sam Wanamaker

Sam Wanamaker

Highest Rated: 87% The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1966)

Lowest Rated: 0% Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)

Birthday: Jun 14, 1919

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Distinguished looking, left-leaning actor who came to the screen in 1948 after considerable experience as an actor/director on the Chicago and Broadway stage. During the "Red Scare," Wanamaker appeared in "Give Us This Day" (1949), directed in London by Edward Dmytryk, a blacklisted member of the Hollywood Ten and after appearing in another film in England remained there to avoid any possible repercussions for his political commitments. After appearing in two British productions, however, he found that the tentacles of the Hollywood blacklist reached across the Atlantic, making it impossible for him to continue working in film.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Justice Kingston Parker (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bloodlines: Murder in the Family Unknown (Character) - 1993
65% 54% Guilty by Suspicion Felix Graff (Character) $8.4M 1991
9% 60% Pure Luck Highsmith (Character) $21.3M 1991
No Score Yet 78% Running Against Time Hendryk Koopman (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Always Remember I Love You Grandfather Mendham (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Grand Deceptions Director - 1989
No Score Yet 39% The Shell Seekers Richard (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grand Deceptions Director - 1989
No Score Yet 39% Judgment in Berlin Bernard Hellring (Character) $218.4K 1988
11% 15% Superman IV: The Quest for Peace David Warfield (Character) $14.9M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Detective Sadie and Son Marty Goldstein (Character) - 1987
76% 62% Baby Boom Fritz Curtis (Character) $25.4M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sadie and Son Marty Goldstein (Character) - 1987
23% 28% Raw Deal Luigi Patrovita (Character) $14.8M 1986
No Score Yet 100% Deceptions Jim Nolan (Character) - 1985
20% 41% The Aviator Bruno Hansen (Character) - 1985
57% 46% Irreconcilable Differences David Kessler (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heartsounds Moe Silverman (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Berringer's Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was a Mail Order Bride Frank Tosconi (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 57% The Killing of Randy Webster Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Family Business Ralph (Character) - 1981
75% 62% The Competition Andrew Erskine (Character) - 1980
82% 60% Private Benjamin Teddy Benjamin (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Kidnapper, My Love Director - 1980
No Score Yet 88% From Hell to Victory Ray MacDonald (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Side of Love Director - 1979
76% 78% Death on the Nile Rockford (Character) - 1978
0% 37% Billy Jack Goes to Washington Bailey (Character) - 1977
60% 55% Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger Director - 1977
83% 53% Voyage of the Damned Carl Rosen (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 20% The Sellout Harry Sickles (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 27% The Spiral Staircase Lt. Fields (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law Jules Benson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mousey Inspector (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Muffin Ruttgers (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 35% Catlow Director - 1971
No Score Yet 38% The Executioner Director - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The File of the Golden Goose Director - 1969
No Score Yet 22% Warning Shot Frank Sanderman (Character) - 1967
87% 82% The Spy Who Came in From the Cold Peters (Character) - 1966
78% 75% Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines George Gruber (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 50% Man in the Middle Maj. Kaufman (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 69% Taras Bulba Filipenko (Character) - 1962
86% 58% The Concrete Jungle Mike Carter (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Nick Delaney (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Denning Drives North Chick Eddowes (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christ in Concrete Unknown (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Give Us This Day Geremio (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Girl Tisa Mark Denek (Character) - 1948

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Boom Fritz Curtis (Character) 1988-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Two Mrs. Grenvilles Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Berrenger's Simon Berrenger (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Director 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holocaust Moses Weiss (Character) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Asa Longworth (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964

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