Ben Hammer

Actor Ben Hammer developed a knack for portraying authority figures in television and movies, during a career that has covered over half a century. However, due to mostly one-off or short-lived appearances on television ... Read more »
Born: 12/08/1925

Filmography

Actor (31)

The Last New Yorker 2010 (Movie)

Moses Weiss (Actor)

Guiding Light 1951 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Untitled 2009 (Movie)

Morton Cabot (Actor)

Ed 1992 - 1995, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1991 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sleepers 1996 (Movie)

Judge Weisman (Actor)

Nick and Rachel 1995 (Movie)

Chaim Pearlman (Actor)

Crazy People 1990 (Movie)

Dr Horace Koch (Actor)

Histoires d'Amerique 1989 (Movie)

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Survival Quest 1989 (Movie)

Hal (Actor)

Mannequin 1987 (Movie)

Hans--Maitre d' (Actor)

Reunion 1987 (Movie)

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Search For Tomorrow 1951 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Jagged Edge 1985 (Movie)

Dr Goldman (Actor)

Running Hot 1984 (Movie)

Danny's Father (Actor)

The Winds of War 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Cagney & Lacey 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beastmaster 1982 (Movie)

Young Dar's Father (Actor)

The Competition 1979 (Movie)

Nichols (Actor)

Haunts 1977 (Movie)

Vicar (Actor)

Holmes and Yoyo 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Collision Course 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Griffin and Phoenix 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Got His Gun 1971 (Movie)

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Advice to the Lovelorn (TV Show)

Actor

Another World (TV Show)

Actor

Street Killing (TV Show)

Actor

The Marcus-Nelson Murders (TV Show)

Actor

Victory at Entebbe (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Actor Ben Hammer developed a knack for portraying authority figures in television and movies, during a career that has covered over half a century. However, due to mostly one-off or short-lived appearances on television shows, Hammer never truly received the "breakthrough role" that many of his peers were lucky to obtain. Hammer initially got his start in acting during the early 1950s, via appearances on such early television shows as "The Plymouth Playhouse" and "Goodyear Playhouse". In the ensuing decades, Hammer has appeared in some of television's most renowned shows ("Peter Gunn", "Bonanza", "The Six Million Dollar Man", "Kojak", "The Incredible Hulk", "Barney Miller", etc.), but again, few of these roles lasted more than one episode. In fact, his longest-lasting role, as Judge Herman Mooney on "Law & Order", did not arrive until the early 1990s (10 episodes from 1991 through 2002). Although primarily a television actor, Hammer has also appeared in countless films over the years, including "The Beastmaster", "Mannequin", and "The Last New Yorker", to name but a few.

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