Ned Wertimer

Alongside Lorenzo Music's Carlton from the sitcom "Rhoda", Ned Wertimer had the honor of playing television's most famous doorman during his 50-episode stint on "The Jeffersons". Wertimer began his career in the theater ... Read more »
Born: 10/27/1923 in Buffalo, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 4 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jeffersons 1975 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Joke's On Mr. Little 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The $1000 Bill 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pack 1976 (Movie)

Harry Walker (Actor)

You'll Never See Me Again 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Bad Company 1972 (Movie)

Dixon's Father (Actor)

Second Chance 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Adam at 6 A.M. 1970 (Movie)

Dr Peters (Actor)

Pinocchio 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Some Kind of a Nut 1969 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

A Summer Without Boys (TV Show)

Actor

Chiller (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Alongside Lorenzo Music's Carlton from the sitcom "Rhoda", Ned Wertimer had the honor of playing television's most famous doorman during his 50-episode stint on "The Jeffersons". Wertimer began his career in the theater as an assistant stage manager and an actor. He made his first televised appearances in mid-1950s live programming that included the crime series "Rocky King, Detective" and an episode of the drama anthology "The Alcoa Hour". Wertimer's film career is an interesting cross-section of supporting roles in motion pictures ranging from the 1964 guilty pleasure "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" and the Joe Namath feature film debut "C.C. and Company" to a latter-day supporting role in 2007's "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" as a Singing Gallows Pirate. Television was always Wertimer's steadiest employer, from guest shots on "McMillan & Wife", "Simon & Simon", and "227", to a turn in the 1985 Wes Craven made-for-television horror film "Chiller". But it was Wertimer's portrayal of Ralph the Doorman, the sycophantic gatekeeper of a Manhattan high rise building always angling for a tip from Sherman Hemsley's George Jefferson, that television fans will remember most.

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