Maurice Marsac

Although Maurice Marsac originally came to the United States from France as a wine salesman, he wound up finding success in film and on TV as a masterly imitator of the snobbish French maitre d', waiter, and chef. It ... Read more »
Born: 03/23/1915 in France

Filmography

Actor (42)

Dragnet 1987 (Movie)

Maitre d' (Actor)

Bare Essence 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Deal of the Century 1983 (Movie)

Frenchman (Actor)

The Big Red One 1980 (Movie)

Vichy Colonel (Actor)

The French Atlantic Affair 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Ike 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jerk 1979 (Movie)

French Waiter (Actor)

The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

How Do I Love Thee? 1969 (Movie)

The Bishop (Actor)

Double Trouble 1967 (Movie)

Frenchman (Actor)

Gambit 1967 (Movie)

Hotel Clerk (Actor)

Monkeys Go Home! 1967 (Movie)

Cafe Owner (Actor)

Caprice 1966 (Movie)

Auber (Actor)

Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion 1965 (Movie)

Gregory (Actor)

The Art of Love 1965 (Movie)

Prosecutor (Actor)

Wild and Wonderful 1964 (Movie)

Announcer (Actor)

Captain Sinbad 1963 (Movie)

Ahmed (Actor)

Take Her, She's Mine 1963 (Movie)

Mons Bonnet (Actor)

The Pleasure Seekers 1963 (Movie)

Jose (Actor)

What a Way to Go! 1963 (Movie)

Rene (Actor)

Armored Command 1961 (Movie)

Jean Robert (Actor)

Come Fly With Me 1961 (Movie)

Mr Rinard (Actor)

King of Kings 1961 (Movie)

Nicodemus (Actor)

Scent of Mystery 1959 (Movie)

Pepi--Storekeeper (Actor)

Hell Bent For Glory 1958 (Movie)

Sergeant Parris (Actor)

Me and the Colonel 1958 (Movie)

French Lieutenant (Actor)

Twilight For the Gods 1958 (Movie)

Shipping Clerk (Actor)

China Gate 1957 (Movie)

Colonel De Sars (Actor)

Les Girls 1957 (Movie)

French House Manager (Actor)

The Black Shield of Falworth 1954 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Caddy 1953 (Movie)

Mr Leron (Actor)

The Happy Time 1952 (Movie)

The Great Gaspari (Actor)

Cover Girls (TV Show)

Actor

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (TV Show)

Actor

Once More, My Darling (Movie)

Henri (Actor)

One Minute to Zero (Movie)

M.F. Villon (Actor)

Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (Movie)

Headwaiter (Actor)

The Jerk, Too (TV Show)

Actor

The Searching Wind (Movie)

French Reporter (Actor)

Three Husbands (Movie)

Frenchman (Actor)

Biography

Although Maurice Marsac originally came to the United States from France as a wine salesman, he wound up finding success in film and on TV as a masterly imitator of the snobbish French maitre d', waiter, and chef. It didn't happen immediately. Marsac had to age into his pitch-perfect ability to corner that obnoxious French server, but by the end of his career, capped by the 1987 Dan Aykroyd comedy, "Dragnet", it was nothing but these sorts of credits. Intriguingly, one of Marsac's very first credits was that of a maitre d' in the 1946 Tyrone Power drama "The Razor's Edge", to go along with another uncredited part as a Gaullist in the Bogart-Bacall classic "To Have and Have Not". Even on "I Love Lucy", it was a matter of Marsac working his specialty, in the form of Tropicana head waiter Maurice. From Andre on "Hart to Hart" to Maurice on "The Beverly Hillbillies", Marsac was always on Gallic call to provide smooth comic relief.

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