Harry Caesar

Pittsburgh-born character actor Harry Caesar's first brush with show business came in the in the early 1950s, when he tried his luck as an R&B singer after moving to California. First working as a solo artist, he ... Read more »
Born: 02/18/1928

Filmography

Actor (34)

Evening Shade 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Josh and S.A.M. 1993 (Movie)

Father on Bus (Actor)

L.A. Law 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Few Good Men 1992 (Movie)

Luther (Actor)

Roadside Prophets 1992 (Movie)

Jesse (Actor)

Bird on A Wire 1990 (Movie)

Marvin (Actor)

Homer and Eddie 1989 (Movie)

Street Person (Actor)

Retribution 1987 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

The Ladies 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Offspring 1987 (Movie)

Felder Evans (Actor)

Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo 1985 (Movie)

Byron Smith (Actor)

City Heat 1984 (Movie)

Locker Room Attendant (Actor)

Murder 1, Dancer 0 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Barbarosa 1982 (Movie)

Sims (Actor)

Thou Shalt Not Kill 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Angel on My Shoulder 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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One Last Ride 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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A Small Circle of Friends 1979 (Movie)

Jimmy--The Cook (Actor)

Boulevard Nights 1979 (Movie)

Juvenile Hall Guard (Actor)

Casey's Shadow 1978 (Movie)

Calvin Lebec (Actor)

Spider-Man 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Big Fix 1978 (Movie)

Burke (Actor)

The End 1978 (Movie)

Hospital Orderly (Actor)

Farewell, My Lovely 1975 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

The Blue Knight 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Roll Out! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Longest Yard 1973 (Movie)

Granville (Actor)

Lady Sings the Blues 1972 (Movie)

The Rapist (Actor)

The Emperor of the North Pole 1972 (Movie)

Coaly (Actor)

Angel on My Shoulder (Movie)

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Disaster on the Coastliner (TV Show)

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Murder in Mississippi (TV Show)

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The Ambush Murders (TV Show)

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Biography

Pittsburgh-born character actor Harry Caesar's first brush with show business came in the in the early 1950s, when he tried his luck as an R&B singer after moving to California. First working as a solo artist, he garnered some attention with the eerie 1952 hit single "Goodbye Baby" and the offbeat novelty number "Atomic Love" in 1953. By the beginning of the 1960s, Caesar was recording with the Doo-wop backing group the Romans, and together they released the popular track "Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You)." As Caesar's music career declined, he moved on to acting, first finding minor television roles in 1970. He soon began appearing in feature films, including the 1972 Billie Holiday biopic "Lady Sings the Blues" and the 1973 Great Depression-set adventure "Emperor of the North", directed by Hollywood vet Robert Aldrich. Caesar shared the screen with stars Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Keith Carradine in the latter film. The next year, he worked with Aldrich again, acting in the filmmaker's popular sports comedy "The Longest Yard". Caesar then started to gravitate toward television series and TV movies, guesting on popular programs of the 1970s and '80s, such as "Baretta", "Hillstreet Blues" and "L.A. Law". He later scored some of his most memorable supporting film roles in the 1990s, including parts in the Mel Gibson-Goldie Hawn hit "Bird on a Wire" and the Oscar-nominated courtroom drama "A Few Good Men".

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