Milton Selzer

Avid television viewers of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s (i. e., the Baby Boomers and early Gen-Xers) will undoubtedly have no trouble recognizing the mug of character actor Milton Selzer, who, according to the book ... Read more »
Born: 10/25/1918

Filmography

Actor (56)

Walker, Texas Ranger 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Valley of the Dolls 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Doogie Howser, M.D. 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Down the Shore 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Flying Blind 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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L.A. Law 1986 - 1987, 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Reasonable Doubts 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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The Famous Teddy Z 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Shoot to Kill 1988 (Movie)

Mr Berger (Actor)

Tapeheads 1988 (Movie)

Merlin Hinkle (Actor)

Walker 1987 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Mirrors 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Sid and Nancy 1986 (Movie)

Granpa Spungen (Actor)

Why Me? 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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No Place to Hide 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Blue Collar 1978 (Movie)

Sumabitch (Actor)

Capricorn One 1978 (Movie)

Dr Burroughs (Actor)

The Evil 1978 (Movie)

Realtor (Actor)

The Harvey Korman Show 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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P.J. and the President's Son 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Harvey Korman Show 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Hey, I'm Alive! 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Mr. & Ms. 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Mr. & Ms. 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The Abduction of Saint Anne 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Girl Who Couldn't Lose 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Key West 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Needles and Pins 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Rx For the Defense 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Jigsaw 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Keep the Faith 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Lady Sings the Blues 1972 (Movie)

The Doctor (Actor)

Along Came a Spider 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Blood and Lace 1970 (Movie)

Mr Mullins (Actor)

In Enemy Country 1968 (Movie)

Josef Bartowski (Actor)

The Legend of Lylah Clare 1968 (Movie)

Bart Langner (Actor)

A Big Hand For the Little Lady 1966 (Movie)

Fleeson (Actor)

The Cincinnati Kid 1965 (Movie)

Sokal (Actor)

Marnie 1964 (Movie)

Man at the Track (Actor)

The Young Savages 1961 (Movie)

Walsh (Actor)

The Last Mile 1958 (Movie)

Peddie--Guard (Actor)

The Defender 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

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Crowhaven Farm (TV Show)

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Miss Rose White (TV Show)

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Murdock's Gang (TV Show)

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One of My Wives Is Missing (TV Show)

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People vs. Jean Harris (TV Show)

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Scruples (TV Show)

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The Million Dollar Face (TV Show)

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The Sex Symbol (TV Show)

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The Yellow Canary (Movie)

Vecchio (Actor)

This Is the West That Was (TV Show)

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To Kill a Cop (TV Show)

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Biography

Avid television viewers of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s (i. e., the Baby Boomers and early Gen-Xers) will undoubtedly have no trouble recognizing the mug of character actor Milton Selzer, who, according to the book "Television Guest Stars: An Illustrated Chronicle for Performers of the Sixties and Seventies," may hold the record for most guest appearances of any actor of television's golden era. Upon his return home from serving in World War II (the Italian campaign), he studied acting at both the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the New School. In the late '40s, he landed some minor roles in Broadway productions of Shakespearean classics ("Richard III" and "Julius Caesar") and George Bernard Shaw's "Arms and the Man." He parlayed his stage success into an acting career that spanned five decades, including appearances on over 160 TV shows and roles in 21 feature films. His idiosyncratic looks, diffidence, and put-upon, defeated manner lent a pathetic, almost endearing quality to most of his characters, and a large portion of his career was spent playing loners, losers, and neglected outsiders in shows like "The Untouchables" and "The Fugitive." Selzer retired from show business in 1995 and died 11 years later at the age of 87.

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