Fritz Feld

Actor, Assistant director, Screenwriter
German-born actor Fritz Feld established himself in his native film industry before immigrating to the United States in the '20s. With a distinct European accent, Feld was often typecast as an aristocrat or as a hotel ... Read more »
Born: 10/15/1900 in Berlin, DE

Filmography

Actor (82)

B-Men 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Homer and Eddie 1989 (Movie)

Mortician (Actor)

Barfly 1987 (Movie)

Bum (Actor)

Heidi's Song 1981 (Movie)

of Sebastian (Voice)

History of the World Part I 1981 (Movie)

Maitre d' (Actor)

Herbie Goes Bananas 1980 (Movie)

Chief Stewart (Actor)

P.J. and the President's Son 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The World's Greatest Lover 1977 (Movie)

Hotel Manager (Actor)

Freaky Friday 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Silent Movie 1976 (Movie)

Maitre d' (Actor)

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sunshine Boys 1975 (Movie)

Man at Audition (Actor)

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes 1970 (Movie)

Sigmund Van Dyke (Actor)

Hello, Dolly! 1969 (Movie)

Fritz (Actor)

The Phynx 1969 (Movie)

Fritz Feld (Actor)

Lost in Space 1965 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Barefoot in the Park 1967 (Movie)

Restaurant Proprietor (Actor)

Three on a Couch 1965 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Patsy 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)

Promises, Promises 1963 (Movie)

Ship's Doctor (Actor)

Four For Texas 1962 (Movie)

Maitre D' (Actor)

Who's Minding the Store? 1962 (Movie)

Irving Cahastrophe (Actor)

A Pocketful of Miracles 1961 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

The Errand Boy 1961 (Movie)

Foreign Director (Actor)

Juke Box Rhythm 1958 (Movie)

Ambrose (Actor)

Jail Busters 1955 (Movie)

Dr Fernando F Fordyce (Actor)

Crime Wave 1954 (Movie)

Man (Actor)

Living It Up 1954 (Movie)

Barber (Actor)

Paris Playboys 1954 (Movie)

Marcel (Actor)

Riding Shotgun 1954 (Movie)

Firtz (Actor)

Call Me Madam 1953 (Movie)

Hat Clerk (Actor)

Aaron Slick From Punkin Crick 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

Appointment With Danger 1951 (Movie)

Window Dresser (Actor)

I've Always Loved You 1946 (Movie)

(Actor)

George White's Scandals 1945 (Movie)

Montescu (Actor)

The Phantom of the Opera 1942 (Movie)

Lacours (Actor)

Bringing Up Baby 1938 (Movie)

Dr Lehmann (Actor)

Hollywood Hotel 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

When Tomorrow Comes 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

Expensive Husbands 1936 (Movie)

Herr Meyer, Hotel Director (Actor)

A Ship Comes In 1927 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Command 1927 (Movie)

(Actor)

At the Circus (Movie)

Jardinet (Actor)

Broadway (Movie)

Mose Leavett (Actor)

Call Her Mom (TV Show)

Actor

Carnival in Costa Rica (Movie)

Clerk (Actor)

Come Live with Me (Movie)

Headwaiter (Actor)

Ever Since Venus (Movie)

Michel (Actor)

Everything Happens at Night (Movie)

Gendarme (Actor)

Fun on a Weekend (Movie)

Sergei Stronganoff (Actor)

Get Smart, Again! (TV Show)

Actor

Gold Diggers in Paris (Movie)

Luis Leoni (Actor)

Henry Aldrich Swings It (Movie)

Josef Altman (Actor)

I Met Him in Paris (Movie)

Swiss Hotel Clerk (Actor)

I Was an Adventuress (Movie)

Henri Gautier (Actor)

Iceland (Movie)

Tegnar (Actor)

Idiot's Delight (Movie)

Pittatek (Actor)

If You Knew Susie (Movie)

Chez Henri (Actor)

It's a Date (Movie)

Headwaiter (Actor)

Journey into Light (Movie)

Clothing Salesman (Actor)

Julia Misbehaves (Movie)

Pepito (Actor)

Knickerbocker Holiday (Movie)

Poffenburgh (Actor)

Last of the Great Survivors (TV Show)

Actor

Little Egypt (Movie)

Professor (Actor)

Little Old New York (Movie)

Tavern Keeper (Actor)

Maisie Gets Her Man (Movie)

Prof. Orco (Actor)

Mexican Hayride (Movie)

Prof. Ganzmeyer (Actor)

Mexican Spitfire's Baby (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

My Girl Tisa (Movie)

Prof. Tabor (Actor)

Only With Married Men (TV Show)

Actor

Shut My Big Mouth (Movie)

Robert Oglethorpe (Actor)

Skylark (Movie)

Maitre d'Hotel (Actor)

Sleepytime Gal (Movie)

Chef Petrovich (Actor)

Take It Big (Movie)

Dr. Dittenhoffer (Actor)

The Affairs of Annabel (Movie)

Vladimir (Actor)

The Catman of Paris (Movie)

Prefect of Police (Actor)

The Noose Hangs High (Movie)

Psychiatrist (Actor)

Tovarich (Movie)

Martelleau (Actor)

True Confession (Movie)

Krayler's Butler (Actor)

Up in Smoke (TV Show)

Actor

World Premiere (Movie)

Muller (Actor)

You Belong To Me (Movie)

Desk Clerk (Actor)

Biography

German-born actor Fritz Feld established himself in his native film industry before immigrating to the United States in the '20s. With a distinct European accent, Feld was often typecast as an aristocrat or as a hotel employee of some sort. Following a hiatus from film during the mid '30s, Feld was cast with fellow Europeans Claudette Colbert and Charles Boyer in Ukrainian director Anatole Litvak's "Tovarich," about exiled royal Russians in Paris during the Bolshevik revolution. The following year Feld was cast as Dr. Fritz Lehman (he would often be cast as a "Fritz") in Howard Hawks's screwball comedy "Bringing Up Baby" in 1938. Playing another Fritz in H.C. Potter's musical "Romance in the Dark," Feld costarred with John Barrymore. In the '40s he played Lecours in the Oscar-winning horror film "Phantom of the Opera," directed by Arthur Lubin, and developed his trademark "pop" exclamation as Chez Henri in the comedy "If You Knew Susie" in 1948. Working in small and supporting film roles through the '40s and '50s, Feld increasingly took television roles in the '60s in guest roles on popular shows such as the spy series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and the superhero series "Batman." Still making films, Feld had small parts in the romantic comedies "Barefoot in the Park" and "Hello, Dolly!"--once again playing a character named Fritz. Displaying incredible longevity in his career, Feld made films into the '80s, including several spoofs of early cinema like Gene Wilder's "The World's Greatest Lover" in 1977.

Relationships

Virginia Christine

Wife
married November 16, 1940 appeared in commercials for Folgers coffee as Mrs. Olson died July 24, 1996 of heart problems at age 77

Daniel Feld

Son
survived him

Steve Feld

Son
survived him

Rudi Feld

Brother
survived him

Milestones

1923

Came to US with Max Reinhardt's stage production of "The Miracle"

1917

Feature film debut, "Der Golem und die Tanzerin"

1916

Made stage debut in "William Tell" at Royal Theater in Berlin

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