Larry Bishop

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
The son of comic Joey Bishop, Larry Bishop grew up surrounded by show business, not to mention his father's "Rat Pack" pals such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Bishop fils decided to try acting, but for more than 25 ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (20)

Forgotten Pills 2014 (Movie)

Mathis (Actor)

Hell Ride 2008 (Movie)

Pistolero (Actor)

Kill Bill Vol. 2 2004 (Movie)

Larry Gomez (Actor)

Underworld 1997 (Movie)

Ned Lynch (Actor)

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

All Together Now 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sting II 1981 (Movie)

Gellecher--Lonnegan's 2nd Guard (Actor)

Beane's of Boston 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Chomps 1979 (Movie)

Ken Sharp (Actor)

The Big Fix 1978 (Movie)

Wilson (Actor)

The Day the Lord Got Busted 1975 (Movie)

Brian Spencer (Actor)

How Come Nobody's on Our Side? 1974 (Movie)

Brandy (Actor)

Shanks 1973 (Movie)

Motorcycle Gang Member (Actor)

Angel Unchained 1970 (Movie)

Pilot (Actor)

Chrome And Hot Leather 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Savage Seven 1968 (Movie)

Joint (Actor)

Wild in the Streets 1968 (Movie)

Abraham (Actor)

Condominium (TV Show)

Actor

High Midnight (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (3)

Hell Ride 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Underworld 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (2)

Hell Ride 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

Hell Ride 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

The son of comic Joey Bishop, Larry Bishop grew up surrounded by show business, not to mention his father's "Rat Pack" pals such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Bishop fils decided to try acting, but for more than 25 years he languished in the obscure world of small parts until, in the 90s, Bishop began writing his own screenplays -- often tales of the mob -- and made his directorial debut with "Mad Dog Time" (1996). The latter was the story of a mob boss who is released from a mental ward. Bishop also wrote the script and played a key role. Also in 1996 came the release of "Underworld," which he wrote and had a role. Bishop was born in Philadelphia and raised across the Hudson from Manhattan in New Jersey, but by high school was in Beverly Hills, where he met such future filmmakers as Richard Dreyfuss, Rob Reiner, and Albert Brooks. After graduation, they performed together in an improvisational group, but it soon disbanded. Bishop turned to acting, making his feature film debut in "Wild in the Streets" (1968), the American International Pictures low-budget effort about a teen revolution which has become a cult classic. That same year he appeared in two other AIP movies, "The Savage Seven" and "The Devil's Eight." But his parts were small. Bishop played a pilot in "Angel Unchained" (1970), and a motorcycle gang member in "Shanks" (1974). Buddy Richard Dreyfuss gave Bishop a featured role in "The Big Fix" (1978), which Dreyfuss also produced, but by 1982, Bishop's film career had sputtered to where he was playing a bit role as a guard in "The Sting II." TV also offered unrewarding roles. Bishop guested on such series as "I Dream of Jeannie" and "King Fu," and in 1979 had a co-starring role in an unsold CBS pilot about a retail establishment called "Beane's of Boston." Bishop also had roles in the 1970 TV movie "High Midnight" (CBS), and "The Girl From Left Field" (ABC, 1973). Like many others, Bishop decided that if he was to get meatier roles, he would have to write them himself, but in case, unlike so many others, the attempt worked. He raised the money to make "Mad Dog Time" and it was picked up by MGM/UA earning good critical reaction.

Relationships

Scott Bishop Production

Son

Joey Bishop Actor

Father
Best known for being a member of the "Rat Pack" also had his own talk show, "The Joey Bishop Show" (ABC)

Kirk Bishop

Son

Sylvia Ruzga

Mother

Milestones

1996

Acted in and wrote "Underworld"

1996

Made directorial debut with "Mad Dog Time"

1982

Acting career sputtering, played a guard in "The Sting II"

1979

Co-starred in unsold pilot, "Beane's of Boston" (CBS)

1969

Made TV movie debut in "High Midnight" (CBS)

1968

Made screen debut in three AIP low-budget efforts

Bonus Trivia

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Bishop has told interviewers that during lean times when acting roles were few, he survived by cashing in the $10,000 savings bond given to him for his bar mitzvah by Frank Sinatra.

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