Norman Fell

Actor
With his droopy eyes and dyspeptic disposition, Norman Fell was a journeyman actor, adept at both drama and comedy, when he was cast as Stanley Roper, the landlord concerned about a guy living with two girls in "Three's ... Read more »
Born: 03/24/1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (79)

Three's Company: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1981 - 1983, 1987 - 1989, 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ben Stiller Show 1981 - 1983, 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1981 - 1983, 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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The Naked Truth 1981 - 1983, 1988 - 1989, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Destiny of Marty Fine 1994 (Movie)

Daryl (Actor)

Flying Blind 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Hexed 1993 (Movie)

Herschel Levine (Actor)

The Naked Truth 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

1st & Ten: In Your Face! 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

For the Boys 1991 (Movie)

Sam Schiff (Actor)

The Boneyard 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

With Friends Like These... 1991 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

The Boys 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boys 1981 - 1983, 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chud II: Bud the Chud 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stripped to Kill 1987 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Transylvania 6-5000 1985 (Movie)

Mac Turner (Actor)

Teachers Only 1981 - 1983 (Tv Show)

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Uncommon Valor 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Magic With the Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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On the Right Track 1981 (Movie)

Mayor (Actor)

Paternity 1981 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Getting There 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Look What They've Done to My Song 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Celebrity Football Classic 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kinky Coaches and the Pom-Pom Pussycats 1980 (Movie)

McGuire (Actor)

The Pat Boone and Family Christmas Special 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ropers 1978 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Rabbit Test 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

The End 1978 (Movie)

Dr Samuel Krugman (Actor)

Executive Suite 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Risko 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Guardian of the Wilderness 1975 (Movie)

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Airport 1975 1974 (Movie)

Drinker (Actor)

Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold 1974 (Movie)

Stanley Nagel (Actor)

Needles and Pins 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Charley Varrick 1973 (Movie)

Mr Damon Garfinkle (Actor)

Dan August 1970 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Escape 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Going Places 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Heist 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Stone Killer 1972 (Movie)

Detective Daniels (Actor)

Catch-22 1970 (Movie)

Sergeant Towser (Actor)

The Boatniks 1970 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Three's a Crowd 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium 1969 (Movie)

Harve Blakely (Actor)

Bullitt 1968 (Movie)

Captain Baker (Actor)

Sergeant Ryker 1968 (Movie)

Sergeant Max Winkler (Actor)

The Secret War of Harry Frigg 1968 (Movie)

Capt Stanley (Actor)

The Young Runaways 1968 (Movie)

Mr Donford (Actor)

Fitzwilly 1967 (Movie)

Oderblatz (Actor)

The Graduate 1967 (Movie)

Mr McCleery (Actor)

The Hanged Man 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

PT109 1963 (Movie)

Edmund Drewitch (Actor)

Quick, Before It Melts 1963 (Movie)

George Snell (Actor)

The Hanged Man 1963 (Movie)

Gaylord Greb (Actor)

The Killers 1963 (Movie)

Mickey (Actor)

The Lloyd Bridges Show 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

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87th Precinct 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

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Inherit the Wind 1960 (Movie)

Radio Announcer (Actor)

Ocean's Eleven 1960 (Movie)

Peter Rheimer (Actor)

The Rat Race 1960 (Movie)

Phone Repairman (Actor)

Pork Chop Hill 1959 (Movie)

Sergeant Coleman (Actor)

Studio One 1948 - 1958 (TV Show)

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Death Stalk (TV Show)

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For the Love of It (TV Show)

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Moviola: This Year's Blonde (TV Show)

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Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Show)

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Roots: The Next Generations (TV Show)

Actor

The Jesse Owens Story (TV Show)

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The Love Boat (TV Show)

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Three's Company (TV Show)

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Thursday's Game (TV Show)

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Biography

With his droopy eyes and dyspeptic disposition, Norman Fell was a journeyman actor, adept at both drama and comedy, when he was cast as Stanley Roper, the landlord concerned about a guy living with two girls in "Three's Company". Audra Lindley and Fell won the hearts of America, respectively, as the amorous wife and her unwilling husband and in 1979. they were given their own spinoff series, "The Ropers", which lasted for a season and a half.

Relationships

Casey Fell

Son
born on June 27, 1986 adopted with third wife diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age five months placed in a home with children with similar disabilities

Tracy Klorman

Daughter
born c. 1962 survived him

Mara Polan

Daughter
born c. 1964 survived him

Karen Weingard

Wife
third wife divorced

Dianne Weiss

Wife
divorced in 1973

EDUCATION

Temple University

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 1950

Central High School

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

Studied acting with Stella Adler

Milestones

1991

Played featured role in Bette Midler vehicle "For the Boys"

1989

Regular on "The Boys," Showtime series

1989

Was featured regularly on "The Boys" (Showtime)

1973

Starred in TV series "Needles and Pins" (NBC)

1970

Featured in short-lived police drama "Dan August" on ABC

1969

Appeared in Nichols' "Catch-22"

1968

Co-starred in ensemble film "If It's Tuesday, This Must be Belgium"

1967

Played featured role in Mike Nichols' "The Graduate"

1964

TV-movie debut, "The Hanged Man"

1960

Appeared in "Oceans Eleven" with Frank Sinatra

1959

Film debut, "Pork Chop Hill"

1956

Played on Broadway in "Middle of the Night" starring Edward G. Robinson

1956

TV series debut as regular, Mike, a cab driver on "Joe and Mabel" (CBS)

1952

Appeared in numerous live TV roles on "Philco Theatre", "Studio One", "Goodyear Theatre" and others

Stage debut, "Bonds of Interest" directed by Jose Quintero

Breakthrough TV role as Stanley Roper on "Three's Company" (ABC)

Reprised role of Stanley Roper on "The Ropers", spinoff of "Three's Company"

Played fight trainer in miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man"; earned Emmy nomination

Served in Air Force during WWII

Regular on police drama "87th Precinct" (NBC)

Moved to NYC after college graduation; studied acting with Stella Adler

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