Joseph Wiseman

Actor
Though an award-winning stage actor and prolific television performer for nearly five decades, Joseph Wiseman was enshrined in the public consciousness as Dr. No, the malevolent scientist who battled Sean Connery's ... Read more »
Born: 05/14/1918 in Montreal, Quebec, CA

Filmography

Actor (41)

Civil Wars 1991 - 1992, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1991 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rise and Fall of the Borscht Belt 1984 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

The Ghost Writer 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1979 (Movie)

Draco (Actor)

Jaguar Lives! 1979 (Movie)

Ben Ashir (Actor)

The Betsy 1977 (Movie)

Jake Weinstein (Actor)

Homage to Chagall - The Colours of Love 1976 (Movie)

Narration(English) (Narrator)

Journey Into Fear 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Zalmen 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Pursuit 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz 1973 (Movie)

Uncle Benhy (Actor)

Lawman 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Valachi Papers 1971 (Movie)

Marazano (Actor)

Stiletto 1969 (Movie)

Emilio Matteo (Actor)

Bye Bye Braverman 1968 (Movie)

Felix Ottensteen (Actor)

The Counterfeit Killer 1968 (Movie)

Rajeski (Actor)

The Night They Raided Minsky's 1968 (Movie)

Louis Minsky (Actor)

The Outsider 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. No 1963 (Movie)

Dr No (Actor)

The Happy Thieves 1961 (Movie)

Jean Marie Calbert (Actor)

The Unforgiven 1960 (Movie)

Abe Kelsey (Actor)

The Garment Jungle 1956 (Movie)

Kovan (Actor)

Three Brave Men 1956 (Movie)

Jim Barron (Actor)

The Prodigal 1955 (Movie)

Carmish (Actor)

The Silver Chalice 1954 (Movie)

Mijamin (Actor)

Viva Zapata! 1952 (Movie)

Fernando (Actor)

Detective Story 1951 (Movie)

1st Burglar (Actor)

With These Hands 1949 (Movie)

DeLeo (Actor)

If I Had a Million (Movie)

(Actor)

Lady Mobster (TV Show)

Actor

Masada (TV Show)

Actor

Men of the Dragon (TV Show)

Actor

Murder at the World Series (TV Show)

Actor

Nightside (TV Show)

Actor

Pursuit (Movie)

Dr. Nordman (Actor)

Qb VII (TV Show)

Actor

Rage of Angels (TV Show)

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Seize the Day (TV Show)

Actor

The Mask of Sheba (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Though an award-winning stage actor and prolific television performer for nearly five decades, Joseph Wiseman was enshrined in the public consciousness as Dr. No, the malevolent scientist who battled Sean Connery's James Bond in the 1962 film of the same name, which launched the long-running action franchise. Wiseman initially dismissed the film, believing it to be a B-grade title at best, and was mortified in later years to learn that it was the film with which he was most identified. In truth, Wiseman appeared to regard film and television as side careers to his main outlet, the American stage, where he starred in such critically acclaimed productions as "Detective Story" (1949), "Golden Boy" (1952) and "In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer" (1969). But his screen efforts were also marked by memorable character turns in such features as "The Unforgiven" (1960), "Bye Bye Braverman" (1968) and "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" (1974), as well as appearances on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964), "The Streets of San Francisco" (CBS, 1972-77) and "Crime Story" (ABC, 1986-88). Though his legacy as Bond's first nemesis was never surpassed by any subsequent screen projects, Joseph Wiseman also enjoyed a long and celebrated career as an actor in three different mediums.

Milestones

1938

Had bit part in Robert E Sherwood's award-winning stage drama "Abe Lincoln in Illinois"

Joined Lincoln Center Repertory Theater (New York) in 1960s

Film acting debut in 1950s

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