Bob Dishy

Actor, Director
A prolific, instantly recognizable curly-haired character player of stage and screen, Bob Dishy has excelled at playing the 'Jewish Everyman' whether the character be a working-class stiff or a mid-level businessman ... Read more »
Born: 01/12/1934 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn 2014 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The Wackness 2008 (Movie)

Grandpa Shapiro (Actor)

A Broken Sole 2007 (Movie)

Cabbie (Actor)

Along Came Polly 2004 (Movie)

Irving Feffer (Actor)

Welcome to New York 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Judy Berlin 2000 (Movie)

Arthur Gold (Actor)

Law & Order 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Fish in the Bathtub 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Labor Pains 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Frasier 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jungle2jungle 1997 (Movie)

Langston (Actor)

Don Juan Demarco 1995 (Movie)

Dr Paul Showalter (Actor)

Flying Blind 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

My Boyfriend's Back 1993 (Movie)

Murray the Gravedigger (Actor)

Used People 1992 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Critical Condition 1987 (Movie)

Dr Foster (Actor)

Brighton Beach Memoirs 1986 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

The Cafeteria 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Zone 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Author! Author! 1982 (Movie)

Morris Finestein (Actor)

Barney Miller 1974 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

First Family 1980 (Movie)

Vice President Shockley (Actor)

A.E.S. Hudson Street 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Married Couple in America 1978 (Movie)

Howard (Actor)

Ace 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Bus 1975 (Movie)

Dr Kurtz (Actor)

Story Theater 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Lovers and Other Strangers 1970 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Pure Goldie 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tiger Makes Out 1967 (Movie)

Jerry Fiske (Actor)

That Was the Week That Was 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A prolific, instantly recognizable curly-haired character player of stage and screen, Bob Dishy has excelled at playing the 'Jewish Everyman' whether the character be a working-class stiff or a mid-level businessman coping with a nagging wife, unruly children and a bad day at the office. Presentable without being conventionally handsome, smart and experienced without being urbane, he has amassed an impressive resume over some four decades, encompassing everything from Broadway musicals to independent features.

Relationships

Nathan Dishy

Father
Lebanese born in Beirut

Amy Dishy

Mother
born in Jerusalem in October 1898 died in January 1976

Samuel Dishy

Son
born in 1987

Judy Graubart

Wife
co-starred with Dishy in "Story Theater" was a regular on "The Electric Comedy" in the 1970s married in the 1980s

EDUCATION

New Utrecht High School

Brooklyn , New York

Syracuse University

Syracuse , New York 1955

Seth Lowe Junior High School

Brooklyn , New York

P S 205

Brooklyn , New York

Milestones

1999

Co-starred as the school principal in the independent feature "Judy Berlin", screened at the Sundance Film Festival

1999

Returned to Broadway as co-star of a revival of Arthur Miller's "The Price", staged by James Naughton

1996

Reprised role of Simon in "The Shawl", a revised version of the 1994 play

1994

Began playing recurring role of defense attorney Lawrence Weaver on NBC's "Law & Order"

1994

Acted in first primetime network TV-movie in over a decade, "Thicker Than Water: The Larry McLinden Story"

1994

Originated the role of Simon in "Blue Light", a stage adaptation of Cynthia Ozick's "The Shawl", directed by Sidney Lumet

1986

Cast as the father in the screen adaptation of Neil Simon's autobiographical play "Brighton Beach Memories"

1984

Appeared on the short-lived CBS comedy series, "The Comedy Zone"

1982

Had first dramatic stage role in Jules Feiffer's "Grown-Ups"

1978

Played Dr Friedman in the short-lived ABC sitcom "A.E.S. Hudson Street"

1977

Garnered praise for his supporting turn in the Broadway comedy "Sly Fox", Larry Gelbart's modern take on "Volpone"

1976

Starred in the title role of the unsuccessful ABC pilot "Ace", about an eccentric private investigator

1976

Played first top-billed role in films in "I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now?"

1974

TV-movie debut in "It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy" (1974)

1972

Guest starred in the pilot episode of "Maude" (CBS)

1970

Performed as a regular on the syndicated children's anthology, "Story Theater"

1969

Billed as 'Robert Dishy' for his role in the feature comedy about the plans surrounding a wedding, "Lovers and Other Strangers"

1968

Starred on Broadway in Herb Gardner's short-lived play "The Goodbye People"

1967

Made feature film debut in "The Tiger Makes Out"

1967

Reprised stage role of Rocky in a NBC-TV adaptation of the Broadway musical "Damn Yankees"

1965

Starred opposite Liza Minnelli in the Kander & Ebb musical "Flora, the Red Menace"

1964

Began directing career at Second City

1959

Appeared in the NYC revue "Chic"

1957

Served with the US Army; performed in military shows in an 11-month tour (often singing "Heart" from "Damn Yankees"); won an All-Army Entertainment Contest for performance in the revue "Rolling Along"

1955

Broadway debut in "Damn Yankees", replacing James Komack in the role of Rocky

Raised in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, New York

Was a regular on the TV news satire, "That Was the Week That Was" (NBC)

Was a member of the Green Mansions Resorts resident acting company

Joined Second City troupe in NYC, appearing alongside Severn Darden, Barbara Harris and Avery Schreiber

Performed off-Broadway in "Cafe Crown" (playing a waiter alongside Fyvush Finkel) and on Broadway in the revival of "The Tenth Man", featuring Phoebe Cates

Bonus Trivia

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Received chancellor's medal for distinguished achievement from Syracuse University

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