Joe Mantell

Actor
A veteran character actor, Joe Mantell made his mark with an Oscar-nominated performance in the classic "Marty" (1955), a noted "buddy" role that he reprised from the celebrated 1953 television play by Paddy Chayefsky ... Read more »
Born: 12/21/1915 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

The Two Jakes 1990 (Movie)

Lawrence Walsh (Actor)

Movers & Shakers 1985 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Blame It on the Night 1984 (Movie)

Attorney (Actor)

Chinatown 1974 (Movie)

Walsh (Actor)

Mister Buddwing 1966 (Movie)

1st Cab Driver (Actor)

The Birds 1963 (Movie)

Traveling Salesman (Actor)

Pete and Gladys 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The Crowded Sky 1959 (Movie)

Louis Cappelli (Actor)

Onionhead 1958 (Movie)

"Doc" O'Neal (Actor)

Beau James 1957 (Movie)

Bernie Williams (Actor)

The Sad Sack 1957 (Movie)

Private Stan Wenaslawsky (Actor)

The Web 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Storm Center 1956 (Movie)

George Slater (Actor)

Marty 1955 (Movie)

Angie (Actor)

Marty 1952 - 1953 (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Ambition (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

They Only Come Out at Night (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A veteran character actor, Joe Mantell made his mark with an Oscar-nominated performance in the classic "Marty" (1955), a noted "buddy" role that he reprised from the celebrated 1953 television play by Paddy Chayefsky. The late 1950s and early 1960s were Mantell's busiest period in features, with roles in "Storm Center" (1956), "The Sad Sack" and "Beau James" (1957); he also contributed a memorable bit as a traveling salesman in Alfred Hitchcock's chilling "The Birds" (1963). Later in his career, Mantell made a notable impression playing Lawrence Walsh, an associate of Jack Nicholson's Jake Gittes in Roman Polanski's neo-noir, "Chinatown" (1974), as well as in the Nicholson-directed sequel, "The Two Jakes" (1990). The actor passed away on Sept. 28, 2010 at the age of 94.

Relationships

Mary Mantell

Wife

Jeannie Mantell

Daughter

Cathy Mantell

Daughter

Robert Mantell

Son

Milestones

1990

Reprised role, opposite Jack Nicholson, for the "Chinatown" sequel, "The Two Jakes"

1985

Had a small role in the film, "Movers & Shakers"

1979

Played Joey in the CBS political docudrama miniseries, "Blind Ambition"

1974

Played Jack Nicholson's partner in "Chinatown"

1968

Appeared in several episodes of "Mannix" (CBS) as Albie Luce

1963

Appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"

1961

Had a recurring role as Ernie Briggs on "Pete and Gladys" (CBS)

1957

Co-starred with Jerry Lewis in the film, "The Sad Sack"

1955

Played the lead in "Guilty Witness" on "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (CBS)

1955

Received an Academy Award nomination when he reprised his role as Angie, the best friend of Ernest Borgnine, in the film version of "Marty"

1953

Made TV debut as Angie in Paddy Chayefsky's "Marty," presented on "The Goodyear Playhouse" (NBC)

1952

Performed on Broadway in the musical, "Buttrio Square"

1949

Made his big screen debut as a newsboy in Joseph H. Lewis' "The Undercover Man"

1949

Appeared in the film, "Barbary Pirate"

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