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Bob Dishy is a Actor American born on 12 january 1934 at Brooklyn (USA)

Bob Dishy

Bob Dishy
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Nationality USA
Birth 12 january 1934 (85 years) at Brooklyn (USA)

Bob Dishy (born January 12, 1934) is an American actor of stage, film, and television.

Dishy was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Amy (Barazani) and Nathan Dishy. He is married to former actress Judy Graubart (The Electric Company).

His film appearances included Lovers and Other Strangers (1970), I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? (1975), The Big Bus (1976), The Last Married Couple in America (1980), First Family (1980), Author! Author! (1982), Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986), Critical Condition (1987), Stay Tuned (1992), Used People (1992), Don Juan DeMarco (1994), Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) and Along Came Polly (2004).

He appeared on Broadway in:


From A to Z

Flora the Red Menace

The Unknown Soldier and His Wife

Something Different

The Goodbye People

A Way of Life

The Creation of the World and Other Business

An American Millionaire

Sly Fox

Murder at the Howard Johnson's


The Golden Girls

Cafe Crown

The Tenth Man

Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story

The Price

Morning's at Seven

Along Came Polly

Sly Fox

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

He was a regular on That Was The Week That Was, a weekly satirical series that aired on NBC-TV in 1964-65.

Dishy also played a police officer in a couple of episodes of Columbo in the 1970s.

Columbo Season 2 "The Greenhouse Jungle"

Columbo Season 5 "Now you see him ..."

Best films

Usually with

Anne Meara
Anne Meara
(3 films)
Buck Henry
Buck Henry
(1 films)
Peter Hyams
Peter Hyams
(1 films)
Anne Jackson
Anne Jackson
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bob Dishy (22 films)

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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, 1h23
Directed by Phil Alden Robinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo, James Earl Jones, Richard Kind
Roles Frank
Rating56% 2.849642.849642.849642.849642.84964
Henry Altmann (Robin Williams) is stuck in Brooklyn traffic while on his way to a doctor's appointment. His car is suddenly struck by a taxi, which propels him into a rage which he unleashes upon the taxi driver. Henry goes to the Brooklyn hospital, where Dr. Sharon Gill (Mila Kunis) is covering for his usual doctor, with whom she is having an affair. After examining scans of his brain, Sharon informs Henry that he has a brain aneurysm and his outlook is bad. Henry erupts, throwing insults at Sharon and demanding that she tell him how long he has to live. She tries to dodge the question, but Henry is persistent. Panicking, Sharon tells him that he will die in ninety minutes. Henry leaves the hospital in a rage.
The Wackness, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Levine
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck, Famke Janssen, Olivia Thirlby, Method Man, Mary-Kate et Ashley Olsen
Roles Grandpa Shapiro
Rating69% 3.4982753.4982753.4982753.4982753.498275
In New York City in 1994, Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) is trading marijuana in exchange for therapy from his psychiatrist, Dr. Jeffery Squires (Ben Kingsley). Luke graduates from high school but while dealing at a party, he finds out that Justin (Aaron Yoo) and other people have gone away for the summer. Except him and his classmate, Stephanie (Olivia Thirlby), Dr. Squires' stepdaughter. When Luke returns home, he finds his parents arguing over money and their probable eviction.
A Broken Sole, 1h37
Origin USA
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Danny Aiello, Judith Light, Laila Robins, Bob Dishy, Margaret Colin, John Shea
Roles Cabbie

Based on three short plays by Susan Charlotte, the film follows the lives of six characters: a shoemaker and his customer, a cabbie and his passenger, and a dyslexic director and his date.
Along Came Polly, 1h26
Directed by John Hamburg
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Debra Messing, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hank Azaria, Bryan Brown
Roles Irving Feffer
Rating59% 2.950032.950032.950032.950032.95003
Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller), an insurance actuary, is celebrating his honeymoon with newlywed wife, Lisa Kramer (Debra Messing), on the island of St. Barts but catches her having sex with Claude (Hank Azaria), a French scuba instructor. Returning home to New York alone, he attempts to piece his life back together. Reuben goes to an art gallery with his friend, Sandy Lyle (Philip Seymour Hoffman), where he runs into former junior high school classmate Polly Prince (Jennifer Aniston).
Judy Berlin, 1h33
Directed by Eric Mendelsohn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Barbara Barrie, Bob Dishy, Edie Falco, Carlin Glynn, Bette Henritze, Madeline Kahn
Roles Arthur Gold
Rating67% 3.395733.395733.395733.395733.39573
A schoolteacher, Sue Berlin, develops a romantic attachment to the principal, Arthur Gold, who is in an unhappy marriage with his wife Alice.
A Fish in the Bathtub, 1h36
Directed by Joan Micklin Silver
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jerry Stiller, Louis Zorich, Anne Meara, Mark Ruffalo, Phyllis Newman, Val Avery
Roles Lou Moskowitz
Rating57% 2.862722.862722.862722.862722.86272
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara play Sam and Molly, a married husband and wife whose marriage has been stretched to the brink after 40 years of incessant bickering over the smallest of things, not the least of which is Sam's inexplicable decision to keep a fish in the bathtub. This, along with a daily harangue from the cantankerous Sam, forces Molly to finally pack a bag and go to son Joel's home, which sets the stage for the family to fight through this bump in the road and get life back on track.
Jungle 2 Jungle, 1h45
Directed by John Pasquin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Tim Allen, Martin Short, Sam Huntington, Lolita Davidovich, David Ogden Stiers, JoBeth Williams
Roles George Langston
Rating51% 2.550022.550022.550022.550022.55002
Michael Cromwell (Tim Allen) is a self-absorbed, successful commodities broker living in New York City. Wanting to marry his new fiancée Charlotte (Lolita Davidovich), he needs to obtain a final divorce from his first wife, Patricia (JoBeth Williams), who left him some years earlier. Patricia now lives with a semi-Westernised tribe in Canaima National Park, Venezuela. Michael travels there to get her signature on divorce papers, but upon arriving, discovers that he has a 13-year-old son named Mimi-Siku (Sam Huntington).
Don Juan DeMarco, 1h40
Directed by Jeremy Leven
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Transgender in film, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, Géraldine Pailhas, Bob Dishy, Franc Luz
Roles Dr. Paul Showalter
Rating66% 3.348493.348493.348493.348493.34849
Psychiatrist Jack Mickler (Marlon Brando) dissuades a would-be suicide—a 21-year-old, costumed like Zorro and claiming to be Don Juan (Johnny Depp), who is then held for a ten-day review in a mental institution. Mickler, who is about to retire, insists on doing the evaluation and conducts it without medicating the youth. "Don Juan" tells his story—born in Mexico, the death of his father, a year in a harem, and finding true love (and being rejected) on a remote island. Listening enlivens Mickler's relationship with his own wife, Marilyn (Faye Dunaway). As the ten days tick down and pressure mounts on Mickler to support the youth's indefinite confinement, finding reality within the romantic imagination becomes Jack's last professional challenge.
Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story
Directed by Michael Dinner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Peter Strauss, Rachel Ticotin, Lynn Whitfield, Bob Dishy, Susan Hogan, Carolyn Dunn
Roles Glen Schwartz
Rating65% 3.271223.271223.271223.271223.27122
Securities broker Larry McLinden (Peter Strauss) and Diane Middleton (Rachel Ticotin) are experiencing a rocky affair when Diane announces that she's pregnant. When it's discovered that infant Larry Jr. has traces of cocaine in his blood, the couple's romance is over. Except Larry - now far more enthusiastic about parenthood - wants custody of the child, whom Diane has taken to Florida. Larry's attorney (Lynn Whitfield) sues, and a custody arrangement is set up, which Diane soon breaks, explaining that her son needs more time with her. Then she marries David Meadows (Booth Savage), and tells Larry that the two will try to adopt Larry Jr. As the fight drags on, Diane surprises everyone by suddenly truthfully claiming, contrary to everything she'd said before, that Larry is not the child's biological father, causing things to become even more complicated.
My Boyfriend's Back, 1h25
Directed by Bob Balaban
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Traci Lind, Andrew Lowery, Edward Herrmann, Mary Beth Hurt, Jay O. Sanders, Matthew Fox
Roles Murray le fossoyeur
Rating54% 2.701842.701842.701842.701842.70184
Eager to impress his crush, Johnny Dingle arranges a fake robbery in the store where Missy McCloud works. Dingle intends to foil the robbery and save McCloud. The plan backfires, and Dingle is shot. As he lies dying in the store, he asks her to the prom, and McCloud agrees. After his funeral, Dingle inexplicably returns as a zombie and attempts to reintegrate into society. Though he faces anti-zombie discrimination, Dingle is allowed back in school, where he eats a bully. McCloud, though reluctant to follow through with her promise, eventually agrees to attend the prom with Dingle. As McCloud slowly falls for him, Dingle wrestles with his urge to cannibalize McCloud. Dingle eventually overcomes his urges and takes McCloud to the prom, where he finally decays to point of destruction. As he goes to heaven, Dingle learns that a mishap in heaven was the cause for his return as a zombie. Because he was never meant to die, he is sent back to Earth and given a second chance at life. Dingle again sacrifices himself for McCloud during the robbery, but his life is spared when the bullet is deflected by a locket he bought as gift for McCloud. McCloud, overcome by his sacrifice and the gift of the locket, agrees to attend the prom with him.
Stay Tuned
Stay Tuned (1992)
, 1h28
Directed by Peter Hyams, Chuck Jones
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about religion, Films about television, Demons in film, Comedy horror films
Actors John Ritter, Pam Dawber, Jeffrey Jones, Eugene Levy, David Tom, Heather McComb
Roles Murray Seidenbaum
Rating60% 3.04983.04983.04983.04983.0498
The film's primary protagonists are Roy Knable (John Ritter), a couch potato, struggling Seattle plumbing salesman and former fencing athlete, and his neglected wife Helen (Pam Dawber), a senior vitamin product manager. After a fight (which involved Helen smashing the family television screen with one of Roy's fencing trophies as a wake-up call to reality), Mr. Spike (Jeffrey Jones) appears at the couples' door, offering him a new high tech satellite dish system filled with 666 channels of programs one cannot view on the four big networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox). What Roy doesn't know is that Spike (later referred to as "Mephistopheles of the Cathode Ray") is an emissary from hell who wants to boost the influx of souls by arranging for TV junkies to be killed in the most gruesome and ironic situations imaginable. The 'candidates' are sucked into a hellish television world, called Hell Vision, and put through a gauntlet where they must survive a number of satirical versions of sitcoms and movies. If they can survive for 24 hours they are free to go but if they get killed then their souls will become the property of Satan (the latter usually happens).
Critical Condition, 1h40
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Rachel Ticotin, Richard Pryor, Joe Mantegna, Rubén Blades, Bob Dishy, Sylvia Miles
Roles Dr. Foster
Rating52% 2.606082.606082.606082.606082.60608
Kevin Lenahan (Pryor) is a con man who is framed in a jewel robbery. In order to escape custody, he fakes insanity, then poses as surgeon Dr. Slattery at a local hospital when he switches places with the administrator Arthur Chambers (Joe Mantegna). During a flood and a power outage that follows, Kevin takes charge of the hospital and tries to maintain some order in his unorthodox way. The helicopter used (N1099Z) a Hughes 500D (369) was contracted from Triad Medical Services, was not a medivac aircraft. The helicopter was used for executive transport. Doug Matthews, Chief Pilot for TMS, was the pilot responsible for the aircraft. Larry Kirsh was the pilot for the flying scenes.
Brighton Beach Memoirs, 1h49
Directed by Gene Saks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Théâtre, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays
Actors Jonathan Silverman, Blythe Danner, Fyvush Finkel, Judith Ivey, Bob Dishy, Jason Alexander
Roles Jack
Rating67% 3.3978953.3978953.3978953.3978953.397895
Se déroulant à Brighton Beach, quartier de Brooklyn à New York en Septembre 1937, cette comédie douce-amère suit l'entrée dans l'age adulte de Eugene Morris Jerome, un adolescent juif d'origine polonaise. Il affronte à la fois la puberté, la découverte de sexualité et l'affirmation de son identité.