Al Waxman

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 ... Read more »
Born: 03/02/1935 in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (55)

Death Junction 2015 (Movie)

Police Chief Jenkow (Actor)

Twice in a Lifetime 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Twitch City 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Charlie Horse Music Pizza 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Power Play 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hurricane 1999 (Movie)

Warden (Actor)

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1995 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Critical Care 1997 (Movie)

Sheldon Hatchett (Actor)

Holiday Affair 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Assignment 1997 (Movie)

Carl Mickens--CIA (Actor)

Bogus 1996 (Movie)

School Principal (Actor)

The Rein-Deer Hunter 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Due South 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Iron Eagle IV 1995 (Movie)

General Kettle (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1989 - 1990, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Trial of Red Riding Hood 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Operation Golden Phoenix 1993 (Movie)

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Quiet Killer 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Schrei aus Stein 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hitman 1991 (Movie)

Marco Luganni (Actor)

Collision Course 1990 (Movie)

Dingman (Actor)

Malarek 1989 (Movie)

Stern (Actor)

Millennium 1989 (Movie)

Dr Brindle (Actor)

Mob Story 1989 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Cagney & Lacey 1981 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Switching Channels 1988 (Movie)

Berger (Actor)

Meatballs III 1987 (Movie)

Saint Peter (Actor)

Spasms 1986 (Movie)

Warren Crowley (Actor)

Cagney & Lacey 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Class of 1984 1982 (Movie)

Detective Stawiski (Actor)

Atlantic City 1981 (Movie)

Alfie (Actor)

Double Negative 1981 (Movie)

D'Allasandro (Actor)

Heavy Metal 1981 (Movie)

of Rudnick (Voice)

Wild Horse Hank 1979 (Movie)

Jay Connors (Actor)

King of Kensington 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Clown Murders 1975 (Movie)

Police Officer (Actor)

When Michael Calls 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man in the Middle 1964 (Movie)

Corp Zimmerman (Actor)

The Victors 1962 (Movie)

Squad Member (Actor)

A Saintly Switch (TV Show)

Actor

Cagney & Lacey: The Return (TV Show)

Actor

Empire of the Bay (TV Show)

Actor

I Know My Son Is Alive (TV Show)

Actor

I Still Dream of Jeannie (TV Show)

Actor

In the Company of Spies (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Ben Casey (TV Show)

Actor

The Ride (TV Show)

Actor

The Shamrock Conspiracy (TV Show)

Actor

The Thin Blue Lie (TV Show)

Actor

What Makes a Family (TV Show)

Actor
Director (5)

Night Heat 1984 - 1990, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Director

Sweating Bullets 1984 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Director

White Light 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Maggie's Secret 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

The Diamond Fleece (TV Show)

Director

Biography

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.

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