Marc Lawrence

Actor, Director
A swarthy American character player of more than 120 films since 1932, Marc Lawrence survived the blacklist in Hollywood by appearing in films overseas. When he returned to the USA, his familiar pock-marked face could ... Read more »
Born: 02/16/1910 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (102)

Bullets Over Hollywood 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 (Movie)

Acme VP, Stating the Obvious (Actor)

The Shipping News 2001 (Movie)

Cousin Nolan (Actor)

End of Days 1999 (Movie)

Old Man (Actor)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

From Dusk Till Dawn 1996 (Movie)

Old Timer (Actor)

Gotti 1996 (Movie)

Carlo Gambino (Actor)

Lucky Luciano: Chairman of the Mob 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Newsies 1992 (Movie)

Kloppman (Actor)

Ruby 1992 (Movie)

Santos Alicante (Actor)

Blood Red 1989 (Movie)

Michael Fazio (Actor)

The Big Easy 1987 (Movie)

Vinnie "The Cannon" DiMoti (Actor)

Night Train to Terror 1984 (Movie)

Weiss (Actor)

Cane e gatto 1982 (Movie)

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Border Pals 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Supersnooper 1980 (Movie)

Tony Torpedo (Actor)

Hot Stuff 1979 (Movie)

Carmine (Actor)

Foul Play 1978 (Movie)

Stiltskin (Actor)

Goin' Coconuts 1978 (Movie)

Webster (Actor)

A Piece of the Action 1977 (Movie)

Louie (Actor)

Marathon Man 1976 (Movie)

Erhard (Actor)

Switch 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man With the Golden Gun 1974 (Movie)

Rodney (Actor)

Frasier, The Sensuous Lion 1973 (Movie)

Chiarelli (Actor)

Daddy's Deadly Darling 1971 (Movie)

Zambrini (Actor)

The Five Man Army 1970 (Movie)

Carnival Barker (Actor)

The Kremlin Letter 1970 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Krakatoa, East of Java 1969 (Movie)

Jacobs (Actor)

Custer of the West 1968 (Movie)

Goldminer (Actor)

Johnny Tiger 1965 (Movie)

Billie (Actor)

Johnny Cool 1963 (Movie)

Johnny Colini (Actor)

Helen of Troy 1956 (Movie)

Diomedes (Actor)

Hurricane Island 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Favorite Spy 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Asphalt Jungle 1950 (Movie)

Cobby (Actor)

Key Largo 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Walk Alone 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Virginian 1946 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dillinger 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

Don't Fence Me In 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

Flame of the Barbary Coast 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Princess and the Pirate 1943 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ox-Bow Incident 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

This Gun For Hire 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tall, Dark and Handsome 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Shepherd of the Hills 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

Invisible Stripes 1939 (Movie)

(Actor)

San Quentin 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Desire 1935 (Movie)

(Actor)

'Neath the Brooklyn Bridge (Movie)

McGaffey (Actor)

A Dangerous Game (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

Beware Spooks! (Movie)

Slick Eastman (Actor)

Blind Alley (Movie)

Buck (Actor)

Blossoms in the Dust (Movie)

Bert La Verne (Actor)

Brigham Young (Movie)

Prosecutor (Actor)

Captain from Castile (Movie)

Corio (Actor)

Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (Movie)

Steve McBirney (Actor)

Charlie Chan in Honolulu (Movie)

Johnnie McCoy (Actor)

Charlie Chan on Broadway (Movie)

Thomas Mitchell (Actor)

Club Havana (Movie)

Joe Reed (Actor)

Code of the Streets (Movie)

Halstead (Actor)

Convicted (Movie)

Milton Miltis (Actor)

Counsel for Crime (Movie)

Edwin Mitchell (Actor)

Criminals of the Air (Movie)

Blast Reardon (Actor)

Donor (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Socrates (Movie)

Lefty (Actor)

Dust Be My Destiny (Movie)

Venetti (Actor)

G-Men (Movie)

Hood at Lodge (Actor)

Hit the Ice (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

Hold That Ghost (Movie)

Charlie Smith (Actor)

Honor Thy Father (TV Show)

Actor

I Am the Law (Movie)

Eddie Girard (Actor)

If I Had a Million (Movie)

Hoodlum (Actor)

Jigsaw (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Apollo (Movie)

John Bates (Actor)

Lady Scarface (Movie)

Lefty Landers (Actor)

Love, Honor and Oh Baby! (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Man Who Lost Himself (Movie)

Voles' Man (Actor)

Murder in Greenwich Village (Movie)

Rusty Morgan (Actor)

Nazi Agent (Movie)

Joe Aiello (Actor)

Night Waitress (Movie)

Dorn (Actor)

Out of the Storm (Movie)

Red Stubbins (Actor)

Racketeers in Exile (Movie)

Blackie (Actor)

Rainbow Island (Movie)

Alcoa (Actor)

Road Gang (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

Romance of the Redwoods (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Submarine Alert (Movie)

Bela (Actor)

Tampico (Movie)

Valdez (Actor)

Terror at Alcatraz (TV Show)

Actor

The Golden Fleecing (Movie)

"Happy" Dugan (Actor)

The Great Profile (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

The Housekeeper's Daughter (Movie)

Floyd (Actor)

The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (Movie)

Spiro's Henchman (Actor)

The Man Who Talked Too Much (Movie)

Lefty Kyler (Actor)

The Monster and the Girl (Movie)

Sleeper (Actor)

Trapped by Television (Movie)

Griffin (Actor)

Unconquered (Movie)

Sioto, medicine man (Actor)

Under Two Flags (Movie)

Grivon (Actor)

White Woman (Movie)

Connors (Actor)

Who Killed Gail Preston? (Movie)

Frank Daniels (Actor)
Director (2)

Daddy's Deadly Darling 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Nightmare in the Sun 1964 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Nightmare in the Sun 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A swarthy American character player of more than 120 films since 1932, Marc Lawrence survived the blacklist in Hollywood by appearing in films overseas. When he returned to the USA, his familiar pock-marked face could be seen portraying gangsters and toughs well into the 1990s. Lawrence was usually cast in support or opposition to major stars, particularly in gangster films. He worked alongside the creme of the screen toughs (i.e., Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Paul Muni) sometimes taking a bullet for them, but projecting menace and sleaze throughout.

Relationships

Israel Simon Goldsmith

Father

Minerva Norma Goldsmith

Mother

Fanya Foss-Lawrence

Wife
married from 1942 until her death on December 12, 1995 of natural causes

Toni Lawrence

Daughter
appeared in "Daddy's Deadly Darling"

EDUCATION

City College of New York

New York , New York 1928 - 1930

Milestones

1996

Appeared in feature "From Dusk Till Dawn"

1984

Produced and directed "Daddy's Deadly Darling"

1973

Co-starred in TV-movie "Honor Thy Father"

1964

Directed and co-produced "Nightmare in the Sun"

1957

Returned to Hollywood; began directing TV episodes

1951

Moved to Europe, acted in Italian films and occasionally directed

1932

Made feature film debut in bit part, "If I Had A Million"

Bonus Trivia

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Lawrence was a favorite peformer of gangsters. In 1951, while sitting with his wife in a restaurant in Naples, Italy, he was approached by a man whose demeanor was not unlike that played by Lawrence in scores of films--a mob soldier: "This little guy comes over to me and says, 'Charlie Lucky wants to talk to you. Then this other guy comes walking over, about Bogart's size. He had a little dog with him, named Bambi. He introduces himself and his dog and tells me, 'I want to hear New York talk.' So I talked New York to him for about a half-hour. Whaddya going to do?" --Marc Lawrence, who played a character perhaps based on Charles 'Lucky' Luciano in "Johnny Cool" (1963).

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"Being a tough guy is easy. You just give them this hard look and yell, 'Hey, you, get over here!' and nobody bothers you." --Marc Lawrence

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"I loved Eddie Robinson, but nobody was better than Jimmy Cagney. The bounce that Cagney had was special. It was a pleasure to watch him dancing through a scene as a tough guy." --Marc Lawrence

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