Sid Caesar

Sid Caesar

Highest Rated: 100% Lunch (2012)

Lowest Rated: 16% Vegas Vacation (1997)

Birthday: Sep 8, 1922

Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, USA

A pioneer of television comedy, Sid Caesar was the prodigiously talented star of such legendary variety series as "Your Show of Shows" (NBC, 1950-54) and "Caesar's Hour" (NBC, 1954-57). Gifted beyond compare in so many aspects of comic performance - from physical humor, improvisation and pantomime to mimicry and his specialty, double-talk - Caesar wowed post-war audiences with his energy and keen eye for the absurd aspects of everyday life and popular culture. His shows, which were a training ground for some of the greatest comedy writers of the 1960s and beyond, were immediate classics, influencing generations of performers and fans. Off-camera, however, Caesar suffered from personal demons, including substance abuse issues, which became unmanageable after the demise of his series; he spent much of the next few decades rebuilding his life and career. By the new millennium, he was overseeing the preservation of his early work, which reminded audiences of his immeasurable impact on TV comedy and performance. His death at the age of 91 on February 12, 2014 was mourned by several generations of comedy fans.

Highest rated movies

Lunch
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
Silent Movie
Grease
History of the World: Part I
The Cheap Detective
Grease 2
Airport 1975

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 58% Lunch Unknown (Character) - 2012
83% 71% The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit Sid Zellman (Character) - 1997
16% 51% Vegas Vacation Mr. Ellis (Character) $36.4M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caesar's Writers Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Mom Swap Papa Tognetti (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Side by Side Louis Hammerstein (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freedom Fighter Max (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wall of Tyranny Max (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 40% The Emperor's New Clothes The Emperor (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stoogemania Doctor Fixyer Mindyer (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass The Gryphon (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 93% Love Is Never Silent Mr. Petrakis (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 33% Over the Brooklyn Bridge Uncle Benjamin (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Found Money Sam Green (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Secret Angel Sam Green (Character) - 1983
35% 53% Grease 2 Coach Calhoun (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 73% The Munsters' Revenge Dr. Dustin Diablo (Character) - 1981
61% 81% History of the World: Part I Chief Caveman (Character) - 1981
17% 45% The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Joe Capone (Character) - 1980
50% 57% The Cheap Detective Ezra Dezire (Character) - 1978
76% 87% Grease Coach Calhoun (Character) $305.3K 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire Sale Sherman (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight to Holocaust George Beam (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 33% Curse of the Black Widow Lazlo Cozart (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby and Me Leo Fisk (Character) - 1977
81% 72% Silent Movie Studio Chief (Character) - 1976
29% 37% Airport 1975 Barney (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ten From Your Show of Shows Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 75% The Spirit Is Willing Ben Powell (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 60% The Busy Body George Norton (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Some of Manie's Friends Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guilt of Janet Ames Sammy Weaver (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tars and Spars Chuck Enders (Character) - 1946

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 96% Whose Line Is It Anyway? Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Uncle Harold (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 82% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Van Dyke & Company Guest 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Heavens Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bobby Darin Show Guest 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1963 1967 1973
No Score Yet 100% The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Revlon Revue Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Producers' Showcase Unknown (Character) 1954