Cliff Gorman

Actor, Truck driver, Ambulance driver
An unmistakable character player with a prominent chin, a shock of thick, dark hair and eyebrows to match, the explosive Cliff Gorman has typically played tough, loud-mouthed and somewhat sleazy cops and crooks, or ... Read more »
Born: 10/12/1936 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

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Kill the Poor 2006 (Movie)

Yakov (Actor)

King of the Jungle 2001 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Ghost Dog: the Way of the Samurai 2000 (Movie)

Sonny Valerio (Actor)

The 60s 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Silent Betrayal 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Hoffa 1992 (Movie)

Solly Stein (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Night and the City 1992 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

Howard Beach: Making the Case For Murder 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Internal Affairs 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Doubletake 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel 1984 (Movie)

Lieutenant Andrews (Actor)

The Bunker 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of the Juggler 1980 (Movie)

Gus Soltic (Actor)

All That Jazz 1979 (Movie)

Davis Newman (Actor)

An Unmarried Woman 1978 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Having Babies II 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Silence 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Rosebud 1974 (Movie)

Hamlekh (Actor)

Cops and Robbers 1973 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

The Boys in the Band 1970 (Movie)

Emory (Actor)

Justine 1969 (Movie)

Toto (Actor)

Brink's: The Great Robbery (TV Show)

Actor

Class of '63 (TV Show)

Actor

Cocaine and Blue Eyes (TV Show)

Actor

Down Came a Blackbird (TV Show)

Actor

Murder Times Seven (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Black & White (TV Show)

Actor

Strike Force (TV Show)

Actor

Terror on Track 9 (TV Show)

Actor

The Forget-Me-Not Murders (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Ironside (TV Show)

Actor

Vestige of Honor (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An unmistakable character player with a prominent chin, a shock of thick, dark hair and eyebrows to match, the explosive Cliff Gorman has typically played tough, loud-mouthed and somewhat sleazy cops and crooks, or overly confident and rather obnoxious studs who aren't as attractive as they think. All his characters also seem to have a thick New York accent and an edge no matter the part of the globe in which they toil. After receiving a degree in education from NYU, Gorman worked as a truck and ambulance driver, and was also employed by a collection agency and as a probation officer for young delinquents. He began acting Off-Broadway in the mid-1960s and was part of Jerome Robbins' American Theatre Laboratory from 1966-67.

Relationships

Samuel Gorman

Father

Ethel Gorman

Mother

Gayle Stevens

Wife
married on May 31, 1963

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1955 - 1956

New York University

New York , New York 1959

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque , New Mexico 1954 - 1955

Milestones

1997

Made TV pilot, "Desert Breeze" for Fox

1995

Starred in "Down Came a Blackbird" for Showtime

1992

Returned to features to play prominent supporting roles in the films, "Night and the City" and "Hoffa"

1986

Acted onstage in "Social Security"

1985

First TV miniseries, the two-part crime drama, "Doubletake"; also marked the first time he played Detective Sergeant Aaron Greenberg in an ongoing series of TV-movies opposite Richard Crenna

1985

Succeeded Ron Liebman in the role of Lennie in the Broadway production "Doubles"

1983

Played a leading role in the feature, "Angel", his last film for nine years

1981

Played Joseph Goebbels in the CBS war drama TV-movie, "The Bunker", starring Anthony Hopkins as Adolph Hitler

1978

Acted on Broadway in the Neil Simon comedy-drama, "Chapter Two"; received a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor

1973

Received top billing in his third feature film, "Cops and Robbers"

1972

Breakthrough stage role as Lenny Bruce in "Lenny"; won Tony Award as Best Actor

1969

Recreated his stage role in William Friedkin's film adaptation of "The Boys in the Band"

1968

Made feature film debut in "Justine", directed by George Cukor

1968

Had first important stage success Off-Broadway in the landmark comedy-drama, "The Boys in the Band"

1968

Acted onstage in New York in the play, "Ergo"

1966

Was a member of Jerome Robbins' American Theatre Laboratory

1965

Acted onstage in New York in the play, "Hogan's Goat", opposite Faye Dunaway

Earliest TV-movies included "The Trial of the Chicago Seven" (1970) and "Class of '63" (1973)

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