Joseph Bologna

Actor, Screenwriter, Playwright
Character player of the 1970s and 80s, usually in comic roles; outstanding as the manic host of an old-time TV variety show in the hilarious "My Favorite Year" (1982). Bologna writes for theater and TV with his wife ... Read more »
Born: 12/30/1934 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (64)

Night of the Archer 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

According to Jim 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Mr. Start (Actor)

Opposite Day 2006 (Movie)

Jack Benson (Actor)

The Boynton Beach Club 2006 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Everwood 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fathers and Sons 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Returning Mickey Stern 2003 (Movie)

Mickey Stern (Actor)

Arli$$ 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martial Law 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Daddy 1999 (Movie)

Mr Koufax (Actor)

Blink of An Eye 1999 (Movie)

Renfro (Actor)

Cosby 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Don's Analyst 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simple Life 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Heaven Before I Die 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Temporarily Yours 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gail Sheehy's New Passages 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Is All There Is 1996 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Married... With Children 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jersey Girl 1993 (Movie)

Bennie Mastallone (Actor)

The Danger of Love 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Rivals 1992 (Movie)

Anthony Canberra (Actor)

Top of the Heap 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Alligator II: The Mutation 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Coupe de Ville 1990 (Movie)

Uncle Phil (Actor)

Prime Target 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

It Had to Be You 1989 (Movie)

Vito Pignoli (Actor)

Sins 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbour Report 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Joe Piscopo Special 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Transylvania 6-5000 1985 (Movie)

Dr Malavaqua (Actor)

Bedrooms 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Blame It on Rio 1984 (Movie)

Victor Lyons (Actor)

One Cooks, the Other Doesn't 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Woman in Red 1984 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

My Favorite Year 1982 (Movie)

King Kaiser (Actor)

Chapter Two 1979 (Movie)

Leo Schneider (Actor)

Woman of the Year 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Bus 1975 (Movie)

Dan Torrance (Actor)

Paradise 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Cops and Robbers 1973 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Mixed Company 1973 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

Made For Each Other 1971 (Movie)

Gig (Actor)

A Time to Triumph (TV Show)

Actor

An Inconvenient Woman (TV Show)

Actor

Citizen Cohn (TV Show)

Actor

Copacabana (TV Show)

Actor

Honor Thy Father (TV Show)

Actor

Not Quite Human (TV Show)

Actor

Rags to Riches (TV Show)

Actor

Shot Heard 'Round the World (TV Show)

Actor

Thanksgiving Day (TV Show)

Actor

Torn Between Two Lovers (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (8)

Love Is All There Is 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

It Had to Be You 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

It Had to Be You 1989 (Movie)

("It Had to Be You") (Play as Source Material)

Made For Each Other 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lovers and Other Strangers 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Cry For Love (TV Show)

Screenplay
Director (4)

Love Is All There Is 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

It Had to Be You 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Renee Running 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Good Penny 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Director
Producer (2)

Lovers and Other Strangers 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Producer

Calucci's Department 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

Character player of the 1970s and 80s, usually in comic roles; outstanding as the manic host of an old-time TV variety show in the hilarious "My Favorite Year" (1982). Bologna writes for theater and TV with his wife, Renee Taylor; the duo co-adapted (from their own plays) "Lovers and Other Strangers" (1970) and the 1989 feature, "It Had to Be You," which they co-directed. Taylor and Bologna also co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in "Love Is All There Is" (1995), a feature inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" about two feuding families whose children fall in love. The feature was shown out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

Relationships

Gabriel Bologna

Son
mother, Renee Taylor married actor Lisbet Stensland in July 1990 (niece of the late Inger Stevens)

Juliano Bologna

Grandson
born c. 1995

Renee Taylor

Wife
married on August 6, 1965

EDUCATION

Brown University

Providence , Rhode Island

Milestones

2001

Directed wife in "An Evening With Golda Meir"

2001

Co-wrote and co-starred in the Broadway play "If You Ever Leave Me, I'm Going With You"

1999

Played Adam Sandler's father in "Big Daddy"

1982

Won acclaim for his performance as a Sid Caesar-like TV comic in "My Favorite Year"

1970

Film acting debut in "Made For Each Other"

1969

Screenwriting debut, "Lovers and Other Strangers"

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