Seymour Cassel

Highest Rated: 100% Love Streams (1984)
Lowest Rated: 0% Johnny Be Good (1988)
Birthday: Jan 22, 1935
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Fair-haired and often mustached character actor Seymour Cassel began making film and TV appearances as scruffy hippie types in the 1960s. He studied at the American Theatre Wing and the Actor's Studio before making his film debut in John Cassavetes' first film, Shadows (1959), for which he also served as associate producer. He then co-starred with Cassavetes in Too Late Blues (1961) and The Killers (1964). When Cassavetes turned to directing full-time, he utilized Cassel's talents as often as possible. The actor was Oscar-nominated for his portrayal of an aging hippie in Faces (1968) and later played Moskowitz in Minnie and Moskowitz (1971). A somewhat heavier Seymour Cassel continued as a character actor over the next few decades with roles in Tin Men, Colors, and the made-for-TV movie Blood Feud. In the '90s, he played Sam Catchem in Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy, dog-sled adventurer Skunker in the Disney classic White Fang, and a chauffeur in Indecent Proposal. His role as the shyster Joe in the black comedy In the Soup also earned special recognition at Sundance. Cassel then appeared in two romantic comedies with director Andrew Bergman: It Could Happen to You and Honeymoon in Vegas. For the rest of the '90s, his career prospered with small, but memorable, roles in such independent comedies and dramas as Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, Trees Lounge, and Dream for an Insomniac. During this period, he developed a rapport with filmmaker Wes Anderson, who would cast him in many of his projects. Cassel would play Max Fisher's barber father in Rushmore, Royal's friend Dusty in The Royal Tenenbaums, and Steve's late friend Esteban in The Life Aquatic, Cassel would also continue to work consistently in all areas of film, appearing notably in comedies like Stealing Harvard, Stuck on You, Beer League, and L!fe Happens.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Algerian Professor Wright 2015
50% Fort McCoy Father Mivkovek $78.7K 2014
11% The Secret Lives Of Dorks Principal 2013
No Score Yet Silver Case The Dealer 2013
No Score Yet Pride of Lions (The Dependables) Actor 2013
26% L!fe Happens Pop Pop 2012
No Score Yet Booster Harold 2012
No Score Yet Broken Kingdom Clayton 2012
No Score Yet Valentino Actor 2011
No Score Yet Pete Smalls is Dead Saco 2011
No Score Yet Freerunner Grandpa 2011
25% Staten Island (Little New York) Jasper Sabiano 2009
No Score Yet To Love and Die in L.A. Actor 2008
No Score Yet Reach for Me Alvin Executive Producer 2008
No Score Yet Chasing 3000 Actor 2008
No Score Yet Beau Jest Abe Goldman 2008
No Score Yet Cosmic Radio Actor 2008
7% Postal Paul 2007
36% Hollywood Dreams Actor $89.7K 2007
No Score Yet Circadian Rhythm Actor 2007
No Score Yet Big Heart City Actor 2007
No Score Yet Johnny 316 Actor 2007
27% Beer League Dirt $0.5M 2006
No Score Yet Ray of Sunshine Actor 2006
60% Lonesome Jim Don 2006
33% Sea of Dreams Tomaso 2006
32% The Tenants Levenspiel 2006
No Score Yet Bye Bye Benjamin Actor 2006
No Score Yet Circadian Rhythm Actor 2005
No Score Yet Before It Had a Name Actor 2005
40% The Wendell Baker Story Boyd Fullbright $48.6K 2005
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Esteban du Plantier $24M 2004
No Score Yet Bittersweet Place Jack "Pappy" Schaffer 2004
61% Stuck on You Morty O'Reilly $33.9M 2003
No Score Yet Me & Will Jane's Father 2003
57% Passionada Daniel Rasuk $0.5M 2003
No Score Yet A Good Night to Die Guy 2003
50% The Burial Society Sam Goldberg 2003
23% Sonny Albert 2002
22% Manna From Heaven Stanley $0.2M 2002
9% Stealing Harvard Uncle Jack $14M 2002
35% Bartleby Frank Waxman $60.8K 2002
80% The Royal Tenenbaums Dusty $52.4M 2002
82% 61* Sam Simon 2001
81% The Sleepy Time Gal Bob 2001
82% Animal Factory Lt. Seeman 2000
20% The Crew Tony `Mouth' Donato $12.5M 2000
No Score Yet Women of the Night Sally 2000
No Score Yet Just One Night Arthur 2000
No Score Yet Sex and Bullets Eddie 2000
25% Black and White Sal 1999
56% Relax... It's Just Sex Emilie Pillsbury 1999
No Score Yet Temps Arthur 1999
No Score Yet Emma's Wish Harry Bridges 1998
No Score Yet The Treat Councilman 1998
No Score Yet Dead Girl Actor 1998
89% Rushmore Bert Fischer 1998
No Score Yet Stingers Dino 1998
No Score Yet Hollywood Salome (Johnny 316) Actor 1998
43% This World, Then the Fireworks Police Detective Harris 1997
No Score Yet The Last Don Actor 1997
No Score Yet Obsession Jacob Frischmuth 1997
No Score Yet Things I Never Told You Frank 1996
81% Trees Lounge Uncle Al 1996
50% Dream for an Insomniac Uncle Leo 1996
No Score Yet The Last Home Run Actor 1996
No Score Yet I Sfagi Tou Kokora Actor 1996
33% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Actor 1995
44% Dead Presidents Saul 1995
50% Cannes Man Sy Lerner 1995
No Score Yet Mrs. Munck Gem 1995
60% Imaginary Crimes Eddie 1994
No Score Yet There Goes My Baby Pop 1994
71% It Could Happen to You Gross 1994
33% Chasers Master Chief Bogg 1994
No Score Yet Tollbooth Larry/Leon 1994
No Score Yet Dark Side of Genius Samuel Rourke 1994
No Score Yet Hand Gun Jack 1993
18% Boiling Point Leach 1993
35% Indecent Proposal Mr. Shackleford 1993
No Score Yet When Pigs Fly Frank 1993
No Score Yet Bad Love Uncle Bud 1992
61% Honeymoon in Vegas Tony Cataracts 1992
No Score Yet Cold Heaven Tom Farrelly 1992
No Score Yet Trouble Bound Santino 1992
92% In the Soup Joe 1992
60% Chain of Desire Mel 1992
No Score Yet Operation Lookout Ray Rucker 1992
No Score Yet Face of a Stranger Ralph 1991
No Score Yet Diary of a Hitman Koenig 1991
6% Mobsters Father Bonotto 1991
No Score Yet Dead In The Water Lt. Vaness 1991
63% White Fang Skunker 1991
64% Dick Tracy Sam Catchem 1990
No Score Yet Sweet Bird of Youth Actor 1989
No Score Yet Wicked Stepmother Feldshine 1989
No Score Yet Cold Dog Soup JoJo 1989
57% Track 29 Dr. Bernard Fairmont 1988
No Score Yet Plain Clothes Ed Malmburg 1988
81% Colors Sullivan 1988
0% Johnny Be Good Wallace Gibson 1988
71% Best Seller Actor 1987
No Score Yet Survival Game Dave Forrest 1987
81% Tin Men Actor 1987
No Score Yet Legends - Live at Montreux 1997 Cheese 1987
No Score Yet Eye of the Tiger Sheriff 1986
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Madam, (Ladies of the Night) Tony 1986
100% Love Streams Jack Lawson 1984
No Score Yet I'm Almost Not Crazy: John Cassavetes Actor 1984
No Score Yet I Want to Live! John Santo 1983
No Score Yet Double Exposure Actor 1982
No Score Yet King of the Mountain Barry Tanner 1981
43% The Mountain Men LaBont 1980
No Score Yet California Dreaming Duke Slusarski 1979
No Score Yet Sunburn Dobbs 1979
No Score Yet Ravagers Blindman 1979
42% Convoy Governer Jerry Haskins 1978
43% Valentino George Ullman 1977
No Score Yet Death Game George Manning 1977
No Score Yet Scott Joplin Dr. Jaelki 1977
No Score Yet Black Oak Conspiracy Homer 1977
47% The Last Tycoon Seal Trainer 1976
79% The Killing of a Chinese Bookie Mort 1976
79% Minnie and Moskowitz Seymour Moskowitz 1972
No Score Yet The Revolutionary Leonard II 1970
85% Faces Chet 1968
94% Coogan's Bluff Young Hood 1968
79% The Killers Postal Clerk 1964
No Score Yet A Pair of Boots Actor 1962
86% Too Late Blues Red 1961
No Score Yet Murder, Inc. Teenagers 1960

TV

CREDIT
94% Flight of the Conchords
2007-2009
Johnny Boy
  • 2009
No Score Yet Heist
2006
Pops
  • 2006
No Score Yet Arli$$
1996-2002
Guest Artie
  • 2002
No Score Yet Boston Public
2000-2005
Bernie Willis
  • 2001
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
1996-1999
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Hester Dealt
  • 1988
93% Batman
1966-1968
Canceled
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Cabbie
  • 1967
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Jerry
  • 1964

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