Vic Tayback

Vic Tayback

Highest Rated: 98% Bullitt (1968)

Lowest Rated: 40% Report to the Commissioner (1975)

Birthday: Jan 6, 1930

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Burly, likable actor Vic Tayback was born in Brooklyn but his family moved to Burbank, California, when he was a teenager. There, Tayback would spend the rest of his life and career as an actor. For almost the first 20 years of his career Tayback managed to land only one-off appearances on TV shows like "Mission: Impossible" and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and a few roles in feature films. In 1974 Martin Scorsese cast him as restaurant owner Mel Sharples in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore." The hit movie led to a similarly popular TV show of the same name, starring Linda Lavin as hard-working waitress Alice, while Tayback reprised his role as Sharples. The series ran for 200 episodes from 1976 through 1985, and became what Tayback is most remembered for in his career. After the show ended he had a number of roles on television and in films, mostly notably in a famous Aqua Velva commercial with baseball star Pete Rose. Tayback died of a sudden heart attack in 1990.

Highest rated movies

Bullitt
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Love With the Proper Stranger
The Gambler
The Big Bus
The Cheap Detective
The Shaggy D.A.

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Horseplayer George Samsa (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Criminal Act The Exterminator (Character) - 1989
44% 63% All Dogs Go to Heaven Carface (Voice) $26.2M 1989
No Score Yet 20% Beverly Hills Body Snatchers Lou (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 44% Weekend Warriors Sgt. Burdge (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 85% George Carlin - Playin' With Your Head Unknown (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 67% Treasure Island Long John Silver (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow Me If You Dare Ted Randall (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 50% This Year's Blonde Harry Cohn (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tut and Tuttle Horembeb (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a Stripper Harry Parkins (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Through the Magic Pyramid Horembeb (Character) - 1979
50% 58% The Cheap Detective Lieutenant DiMaggio (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Married Burt Carboni (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Ladies of the Night Finch (Character) - 1977
44% 39% The Choirboys Zoony (Character) - 1977
64% 57% The Big Bus Goldie (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 32% Mansion of the Doomed Detective Simon (Character) - 1976
50% 45% The Shaggy D.A. Eddie Roschak (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 65% No Deposit, No Return Big Joe (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 50% Dark Victory Archie (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 23% Special Delivery Wyatt (Character) - 1976
40% 68% Report to the Commissioner Lt. Seidensticker (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 40% Lepke Lucky Luciano (Character) - 1975
80% 77% The Gambler One (Character) - 1974
87% 73% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Mario Pinski (Character) - 1974
88% 82% Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Mel (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Neil Grogan (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alpha Caper Policeman (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 33% They Call It Murder Jeff Poland (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 21% Blood and Lace Calvin Carruthers (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Butchers Smedke (Character) - 1970
98% 85% Bullitt Pete Ross (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 65% With Six You Get Eggroll Truck Driver (Character) - 1968
82% 86% Love With the Proper Stranger Cye (uncredited) (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 31% Five Minutes to Live Fred Dorella (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 75% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 65% Alice Mel Sharples (Character),
Director
1976-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1979 1981-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet T.J. Hooker Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flo Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1974 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Capt. Marsh (Guest Star) 1971 1973 1975
No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller Mr. Stavochek (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1972 1974
No Score Yet 50% The Partridge Family Rocco (Guest Star) 1970-1971 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Sgt. Norm Hassejian (Guest Star) 1972-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Dean Wilcox (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Ike Gaines (Guest Star) 1967 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Miles Stark (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courtship of Eddie's Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet 75% Columbo Sam Franklin (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet 20% Bewitched Police Officer 1 (Guest Star) 1965 1968 1971
No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Officer Jackson (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Brides Larsen (Guest Star) 1970
71% 87% The Good Guys Steve (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Tony Oliver (Guest Star) 1967-1968
80% 89% Star Trek Jojo Krako (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet 50% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love on a Rooftop Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet 100% I Dream of Jeannie Turhan (Guest Star) 1966
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet F Troop Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Bearded Rebel (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1958