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Joseph Wiseman

Highest Rated:   95% Dr. No (1962)
Lowest Rated:   13% The Silver Chalice (1954)
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Intense, incisive Canadian-born actor Joseph Wiseman first set foot on stage with a Manhattan-based Italian acting troupe. One of his earliest Broadway appearances was as a townsman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1939). He went on to share the spotlight with such notables as Helen Hayes, Katherine Cornell, Tallulah Bankhead, and Julie Harris. Wiseman's first important film role was the whining, psychopathic burglar in Detective Story (1951), a part he'd previously played on Broadway. One of his most colorful roles (though hardly his personal favorite) was the Fu Manchu-like title character in Dr. No (1962). A busy film and TV actor into the 1980s, Joseph Wiseman was also active with the Lincoln Repertory Theater in New York. Wiseman died in the fall of 2009 at age 91, following a period of declining health.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Lady Mobster
  • Victor Castle
1988
No Score Yet Seize the Day
  • Dr. Adler
1986
No Score Yet Rage of Angels
  • Granelli
1983
No Score Yet Jaguar Lives!
  • Ben Ashir
1979
20% Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
  • Morphus
1979
No Score Yet The Betsy
  • Jake Weinstein
1978
No Score Yet Homage to Chagall: The Colours of Love
  • Narrator
1977
No Score Yet Journey Into Fear (Burn Out)
  • Col Haki
1975
No Score Yet Zalmen or the Madness of God
  • Actor
1975
93% The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
  • Uncle Benjamin
1974
No Score Yet Pursuit
  • Dr. Nordman
1972
No Score Yet The Valachi Papers
  • Salvatore Maranzano
1972
63% Lawman
  • Lucas
1971
No Score Yet Stiletto
  • Matteo
1969
67% The Night They Raided Minsky's (The Night They Invented Striptease)
  • Louis
1968
43% Bye Bye, Braverman
  • Felix Ottensteen
1968
No Score Yet The Counterfeit Killer
  • Rajeski
1968
No Score Yet Carol for Another Christmas
  • Ghost of Christmas Future
1964
95% Dr. No
  • Dr. No
1962
No Score Yet The Happy Thieves
  • Jean Marie Calbert
1961
60% The Unforgiven
  • Abe Kelsey
1960
No Score Yet The Garment Jungle
  • Kovan
1957
No Score Yet Three Brave Men
  • Jim Barron
1956
No Score Yet The Prodigal
  • Carmish
1955
13% The Silver Chalice
  • Mijamin
1954
65% Viva Zapata!
  • Fernando Aguirre
1952
No Score Yet Les Miserables
  • Genflou
1952
75% Detective Story
  • Charles Gennini
1951
No Score Yet With These Hands
  • DeLeo
1950

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Seymour Bergreen
  • 1996
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Joe Catano
  • 1989
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
  • Westerland
  • 1984
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
  • Dr. Albert Tessa
  • 1983
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
  • Barbato
  • 1976
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Paul Radin
  • 1962

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