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Joseph Wiseman is a Actor Canadien born on 15 may 1918 at Montreal (Canada)

Joseph Wiseman

Joseph Wiseman
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Nationality Canada
Birth 15 may 1918 at Montreal (Canada)
Death 19 october 2009 (at 91 years) at New York City (USA)

Joseph Wiseman (May 15, 1918 – October 19, 2009) was a Canadian theatre and film actor, best known for starring as the titular antagonist of the first James Bond film, Dr. No, his role as Manny Weisbord on the TV series Crime Story, and his career on Broadway. He was once called "the spookiest actor in the American theatre".


Wiseman married Nell Kinard on August 28, 1943; they divorced. He was married to dancer, teacher and choreographer Pearl Lang from 1964 until her death in February 2009. Wiseman died on October 19, 2009 at his home in Manhattan, having been in declining health for some time. He is survived by his daughter, Martha Graham Wiseman, and his sister, Ruth Wiseman.

Best films

Dr. No (1962)
Viva Zapata! (1952)
With These Hands (1950)

Usually with

Britt Ekland
Britt Ekland
(3 films)
Alex North
Alex North
(3 films)
Terence Young
Terence Young
(2 films)
Lee J. Cobb
Lee J. Cobb
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Joseph Wiseman (25 films)

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Seize the Day, 1h33
Directed by Fielder Cook
Origin USA
Actors Robin Williams, Jerry Stiller, Louis Guss, John Fiedler, Joseph Wiseman, Richard B. Shull
Roles Dr. Adler
Rating59% 2.9997552.9997552.9997552.9997552.999755
After losing his job, his girlfriend, and his sanity, Salesman Tommy Wilhelm (Williams) packs up for New York City to try to repair the pieces of his broken life. His skill as a salesman comes naturally, but his strained relationship with his father (Joseph Wiseman) certainly does not. Tommy must face the father he never really knew while trying to balance the new life that he attempts to carve out for himself.
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, 1h29
Directed by Daniel Haller
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Pamela Hensley, Tim O'Connor, Felix Silla, Mel Blanc
Roles Draco
Rating66% 3.347253.347253.347253.347253.34725
In 1987, NASA astronaut Captain William "Buck" Rogers is piloting the space shuttle Ranger 3 when he flies into an unexpected space phenomenon and is frozen for 504 years. In the year 2491, his shuttle is found drifting in space by the alien ship Draconia, which is headed to Earth for a trade conference, under the command of Princess Ardala and her aide de camp, Kane, a former native of Earth. Rogers is revived from his cryogenic sleep. Princess Ardala is visibly attracted to Buck, but Buck rebuffs the Princess and is put back on his shuttle and sent towards earth.
Jaguar Lives!, 1h36
Directed by Ernest Pintoff
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Spy, Martial arts
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence, Barbara Bach, Capucine, Joseph Wiseman, Woody Strode
Roles Ben Ashir
Rating43% 2.188522.188522.188522.188522.18852
After his partner is killed, a secret agent and karate expert (Joe Lewis) sets out to defeat an international drug cartel.
The Betsy
The Betsy (1978)
, 2h6
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Laurence Olivier, Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall, Clifford David, Katharine Ross, Jane Alexander
Roles Jake Weinstein
Rating51% 2.5545152.5545152.5545152.5545152.554515
A fading family-owned automobile manufacturer and its owners pin their hopes for a return to profitability on a new model named for the great-granddaughter of the firm's founder.
Journey Into Fear, 1h40
Directed by Daniel Mann
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller
Themes Spy films
Actors Sam Waterston, Zero Mostel, Yvette Mimieux, Ian McShane, Joseph Wiseman, Shelley Winters
Roles Colonel Haki
Rating55% 2.7841752.7841752.7841752.7841752.784175
U.S geologist Graham (Sam Waterston) discovers a rich oil deposit in the mountains of Turkey that creates a dangerous conflict between Turks and Arabs interests.
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, 2h
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Micheline Lanctôt, Jack Warden, Randy Quaid, Joseph Wiseman, Denholm Elliott
Roles Uncle Benjy
Rating67% 3.397993.397993.397993.397993.39799
Duddy Kravitz (Richard Dreyfuss) is a brash, restless young Jewish man growing up poor in Montreal, Canada. His taxi driver father Max (Jack Warden) and his rich uncle Benjy (Joseph Wiseman) are very proud of Duddy's older brother Lenny, whom Benjy is putting through medical school. Only his grandfather (Zvee Scooler) shows the motherless Duddy any attention.
The Valachi Papers, 2h5
Directed by Terence Young
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Mob film, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Charles Bronson, Lino Ventura, Jill Ireland, Walter Chiari, Joseph Wiseman, Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Roles Salvatore Maranzano
Rating64% 3.249723.249723.249723.249723.24972
The movie begins in the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, where an aging prisoner named Joseph Valachi (Charles Bronson) is imprisoned for smuggling heroin. The boss of his crime family, Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), is imprisoned there as well. Genovese is certain that Valachi is an informant, and gives him the "kiss of death." Valachi kisses him back.
Lawman (1971)
, 1h39
Directed by Lee J. Cobb, Robert Duvall, Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Michael Winner
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Duvall, John Beck, Sheree North
Roles Lucas
Rating69% 3.4965253.4965253.4965253.4965253.496525
The film starts with a scene common to many Westerns, cowboys in a drunken state shooting up a town and wreaking havoc. The rowdies are from the town of Sabbath and are visiting the town of Bannock for a little recreation that gets out of hand.
Le Masque de Sheba, 1h40
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Actors Eric Braeden, Stephen Young, Walter Pidgeon, Inger Stevens, Joseph Wiseman, William Horace Marshall
Roles Fandil Bondalok
Rating66% 3.318843.318843.318843.318843.31884
Une expédition de recherche part en Éthiopie afin de retrouver un masque d'or caché dans les régions sauvages et qui a une valeur inestimable...
Stiletto (1969)
, 1h38
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Alex Cord, Britt Ekland, Patrick O'Neal, Joseph Wiseman, Barbara McNair, John Dehner
Roles Matteo
Rating48% 2.407592.407592.407592.407592.40759
A rich, jet-setting playboy has a secret life: he's also a professional Mafia hitman. When he decides it's time to retire from that life, he finds that his former employers don't like the idea that someone who knows so much about them won't be under their control anymore, and decide to send their own hitmen to eliminate him.
Bye Bye Braverman, 1h34
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors George Segal, Jack Warden, Joseph Wiseman, Jessica Walter, Sorrell Booke, Godfrey Cambridge
Roles Felix Ottensteen
Rating58% 2.909582.909582.909582.909582.90958
When idealistic minor author Leslie Braverman dies suddenly from a heart attack at the age of 41, his four best friends decide to attend his funeral. The quartet of Jewish intellectuals drawn from the four corners of Manhattan consists of public relations writer Morroe Rieff from the Upper East Side, poet Barnet Weinstein from the Lower East Side, book reviewer Holly Levine from the Lower West Side, and Yiddish writer (and chronic complainer) Felix Ottensteen from the Upper West Side.
The Night They Raided Minsky's, 1h39
Directed by William Friedkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Bert Lahr, Norman Wisdom, Forrest Tucker, Harry Andrews
Roles Louis Minsky
Rating61% 3.050313.050313.050313.050313.05031
Rachel Schpitendavel (Britt Ekland), an innocent Amish girl from rural Pennsylvania, arrives in New York's Lower East Side, hoping to make it as a dancer. Rachel's dances are based on Bible stories. She auditions at Minsky's Burlesque, but her dances are much too dull and chaste for the bawdy show. But then Billy Minsky (Elliott Gould) and the show's jaded straight man, Raymond Paine (Jason Robards), concoct a plan to foil moral crusader Vance Fowler (Denholm Elliott), who is intent on shutting down the theater. Minsky publicizes Rachel as the notorious Madamoiselle Fifi, performing the "dance that drove a million Frenchmen wild." This will invite a raid by Fowler and the police. But Billy will let Rachel perform her innocuous Bible dances, thus humiliating Fowler.
The Counterfeit Killer, 1h35
Directed by Józef Lejtes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Jack Lord, Shirley Knight, Jack Weston, Charles Drake, Joseph Wiseman, Don Hanmer
Roles Rajeski
Rating51% 2.5933252.5933252.5933252.5933252.593325
À San Francisco, des clandestins fraîchement débarqués sont retrouvés assassinés. Le gouvernement américain décide d'envoyer sur place l'agent Don Owens avec mission d'infiltrer une bande de mafieux, commanditaires des meurtres, sous le nom de Jack Smitty...
The Happy Thieves, 1h28
Directed by George Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Comedy thriller, Crime
Themes Heist films
Actors Rita Hayworth, Rex Harrison, Joseph Wiseman, Alida Valli, Grégoire Aslan, Virgílio Teixeira
Roles Jean Marie Calbert
Rating54% 2.714952.714952.714952.714952.71495
A painting belonging to Duchess Blanca is stolen from a castle in Spain by the clever Jim Bourne and his partner in crime, Eve Lewis. It is stolen from the thieves, however, by Dr. Munoz, the cousin of the duchess.