Ben Piazza

Actor, Playwright
Reliable, fair-haired stage actor, noted for his starring performances in Edward Albee's "American Dream" and "The Zoo Story" in the early 1960s. Piazza made his film debut in Sidney Furie's "A Dangerous Age" (1957) and ... Read more »
Born: 07/29/1934 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Dallas 1977 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Guilty By Suspicion 1991 (Movie)

Darryl Zanuck (Actor)

Never Forget 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Clean & Sober 1988 (Movie)

Kramer (Actor)

Blind Tom: The Story of Thomas Bethune 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Mask 1985 (Movie)

Mr Simms (Actor)

Scene of the Crime 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Winds of War 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Waltz Across Texas 1983 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

The Circle Family 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wall 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

A Matter of Life and Death 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Song 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Bender 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blues Brothers 1980 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

The Murder That Wouldn't Die 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Nightwing 1979 (Movie)

Roger Piggott (Actor)

The Waverly Wonders 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Forever Fernwood 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden 1977 (Movie)

Mr Blake (Actor)

The Bad News Bears 1976 (Movie)

Councilman Whitewood (Actor)

The Candy Snatchers 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon 1970 (Movie)

Jesse (Actor)

Ben Casey 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

No Exit 1962 (Movie)

Camarero (Actor)

The Hanging Tree 1959 (Movie)

Rune (Actor)

Consenting Adult (TV Show)

Actor

Fear on Trial (TV Show)

Actor

Fer-De-Lance (TV Show)

Actor

Grace Kelly (TV Show)

Actor

Kill Me If You Can (TV Show)

Actor

Once an Eagle (TV Show)

Actor

The Bakery (TV Show)

Actor

The Billionaire Boys Club (TV Show)

Actor

The Children of An Lac (TV Show)

Actor

The Critical List (TV Show)

Actor

The Five of Me (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Reliable, fair-haired stage actor, noted for his starring performances in Edward Albee's "American Dream" and "The Zoo Story" in the early 1960s. Piazza made his film debut in Sidney Furie's "A Dangerous Age" (1957) and portrayed studio chief Darryl F. Zanuck in "Guilty by Suspicion" (1991). Piazza also wrote plays and a novel, "The Exact and Very Strange Truth", which was published in 1964.

Relationships

Wayne Tripp

Companion

Charles Piazza

Father

Elfreida Piazza

Mother

Dolores Dorn-Heft

Wife
divorced

EDUCATION

Actors Studio

New York , New York

Princeton University

Princeton , New Jersey
graduated

Milestones

1991

Last TV acting role in "Never Forget" (shown on TNT)

1968

Wrote plays "Lime Green" and "Khaki Blue", performed at the Provincetown Playhouse, NY

1965

Played Dr. Mike Rogers on "Ben Casey" TV series

1961

Played "Young Man" in Edward Albee's "The American Dream" at the York Playhouse, later (1962) in repertory with Albee's "The Zoo Story" at the Cherry Lane Theatre, New York

1958

Broadway debut in "Winesburg, Ohio"

1957

Film debut, "A Dangerous Age" (director, Sidney J. Furie)

1952

Stage debut, "Othello", at the Theatre Intime in Princeton NJ

Featured as Walt Driscoll on nighttime soap-opera, "Dallas"

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