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Seymour Cassel

Highest Rated:   100% Love Streams (1984)
Lowest Rated:   0% Johnny Be Good (1988)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Algerian
  • Professor Wright
2015
50% Fort McCoy
  • Father Mivkovek
$78.7k 2014
13% 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
  • Executive Producer
  • Alvin
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
No Score Yet The Black Widow
  • Actor
2007
36% Hollywood Dreams
  • Actor
$89.7k 2007
No Score Yet Big Heart City
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Johnny 316
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Circadian Rhythm
  • 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 The Black Widow
  • 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
58% Passionada
  • Daniel Rasuk
$0.5M 2003
No Score Yet A Good Night to Die
  • Guy
2003
53% 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
80% 61*
  • Sam Simon
2001
79% 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
  • Actor
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
45% Dead Presidents
  • Saul
1995
50% Cannes Man
  • Sy Lerner
1995
No Score Yet Mrs. Munck
  • Gem
1995
56% 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
20% Boiling Point
  • Leach
1993
38% 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
No Score Yet 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
67% Track 29
  • Dr. Bernard Fairmont
1988
79% Colors
  • Sullivan
1988
No Score Yet Plain Clothes
  • Ed Malmburg
1988
0% Johnny Be Good
  • Wallace Gibson
1988
71% Best Seller
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Survival Game
  • Dave Forrest
1987
79% 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
50% 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
50% 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
44% The Last Tycoon
  • Seal Trainer
1976
77% The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
  • Mort
1976
83% Minnie and Moskowitz
  • Seymour Moskowitz
1972
No Score Yet The Revolutionary
  • Leonard II
1970
89% Faces
  • Chet
1968
94% Coogan's Bluff
  • Young Hood
1968
77% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Hester Dealt
  • 1988
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Canceled
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Jerry
  • 1964

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