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      Al Waxman

      Al Waxman

      Highest Rated: 100% Atlantic City (1980)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Mar 2, 1935

      Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Destined to become one of Canada's leading actors, Al Waxman was inspired after seeing "The Jolson Story" at age nine. He went on to study acting at the University of Western Ontario, the Neighborhood Playhouse under Lee Strasberg, and the London School of Film Technique. By the '60s, he was landing roles on Canadian television. He would go on to earn credits as a writer, director and producer, but was undoubtedly best known as a actor. In 1975, Waxman became a household name in Canada as the lead on the popular sitcom "King of Kensington." He broke through to American audiences in the '80s, as Lieutenant Samuels on the crime drama "Cagney & Lacey." The show was critically lauded and ran for seven seasons. Waxman's portrayal as the gruff cop with a heart of gold earned him fame, acclaim, and the rank of honorary lieutenant, awarded by the New York City Police Department in 1986. In a career spanning 41 years, Waxman made 83 appearances in television and film, and accrued many accolades. Also a noted philanthropist, he's been awarded a number of honors in his homeland including the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal, the B'nai Brith of Canada Humanitarian Award, and the Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement in Canadian television. After his death during surgery, a statue of his likeness was erected in his honor at Kensington Market, the locale of his first hit show.

      Highest rated movies

      Atlantic City poster Atlantic City Class of 1984 poster
      Class of 1984
      The Assignment poster
      The Assignment
      Gotti poster
      Gotti
      Critical Care poster
      Critical Care
      Switching Channels poster
      Switching Channels
      Bogus poster
      Bogus
      The Hitman poster
      The Hitman

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 56% What Makes a Family Frank Cataldi (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Blue Lie Art Zugler (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ride Max Lieberman (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 58% Summer's End Grandpa Trapnell (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 50% In the Company of Spies Myron Sindell (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story John Hofsess (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Naked City: A Killer Christmas Burt (Character) - 1998
      62% 61% The Assignment Carl Mickens (Character) $540.1K 1997
      59% 31% Critical Care Sheldon Hatchett (Character) $169.4K 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage -- Two Women Dr. Jacob Weinstock (Character) - 1997
      41% 45% Bogus School Principal (Character) $4.3M 1996
      60% 82% Gotti Bruce Cutler (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Holiday Affair Mr. Corley (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Junction Captain Jenkow (Character),
      Director
      - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Net Worth Jack Adams (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 37% Iron Eagle IV Gen. Kettle (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shamrock Conspiracy O'Connor (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 14% Operation Golden Phoenix Chief Gordon (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey: The Return Lt. Samuels (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Know My Son Is Alive Grandpa Herb (Character) - 1994
      0% 29% Live Wire James Garvey (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 33% Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story Allen (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Quiet Killer Mayor Andy Carmichael (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Diamond Fleece Director - 1992
      13% 44% The Hitman Marco Luganni (Character) $3.4M 1991
      No Score Yet 64% Scream of Stone Stephen (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet White Light Director - 1991
      No Score Yet 62% Malarek Stern (Character) - 1989
      11% 30% Millennium Dr. Brindle (Character) $5.7M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mob Story Sam (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 32% Collision Course Dingman (Character) - 1989
      57% 32% Switching Channels Berger (Character) $8.2M 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Ben Casey Dr. Stratton (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 37% Meatballs III Peter (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 13% Spasms Warren Crowley (Character) - 1983
      71% 67% Class of 1984 Detective Stewiski (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey Lt. Bert Samuels (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tulips Bert Irving (Character),
      Director
      - 1981
      100% 77% Atlantic City Alfie (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Negative Dellassandro (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 60% Wild Horse Hank Jay Connors (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 20% The Clown Murders Police Sergeant (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 54% Sunday in the Country Sergeant (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Star Is Lost! Inspector Bruno (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heat Wave Lasted Four Days Unknown (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Pleasure Is My Business Director - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When Michael Calls Sheriff Hap Washbrook (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 47% The War Lover Sgt. Prien (Character) - 1962

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Twice in a Lifetime Othniel (Character) 1999-2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Due South Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Time on Planet Earth Director 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character),
      Director
      1988-1989
      No Score Yet 100% My Secret Identity Director 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey Lt. Bert Samuels (Character),
      Director
      1982-1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Bay Unknown (Guest Star),
      Director
      1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Heat Director 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo Unknown (Guest Star),
      Director
      1983-1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Plainclothesman (Guest Star) 1965