Shelley Berman

Comedian, Actor, Director
Easygoing, all-American and athletic, Sean Patrick Flanery was a natural choice to star in "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" (ABC, 1992-93), a role he would reprise over the course of his busy career in a string of ... Read more »
Born: 02/03/1925 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (51)

When Jews Were Funny 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2007, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Legend of Secret Pass 2009 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Unusuals 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hannah Montana 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

History of the Joke 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

You Don't Mess With the Zohan 2008 (Movie)

Zohan's Father (Actor)

Boston Legal 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Entourage 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

State of Mind 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Holiday 2006 (Movie)

Norman (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Like Me 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Meet the Fockers 2004 (Movie)

Judge Ira (Actor)

The Last Producer 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living Single 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Providence 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Doctors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Living in Captivity 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

In God We Trust 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chicago Sons 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Motorama 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Walter and Emily 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The World of Jewish Humor 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Elliot Fauman, Ph.D 1990 (Movie)

Stromboy--TV Cook Show Hostess (Actor)

Teen Witch 1989 (Movie)

Mr Weaver (Actor)

What's Alan Watching? 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Rented Lips 1988 (Movie)

Bill Slotnick (Actor)

Emmanuel Lewis: My Very Own Show 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Mabel and Max 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second City 25th Anniversary Special 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Brenda Starr, Reporter 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Forever Fernwood 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Beware the Blob 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Every Home Should Have One 1969 (Movie)

Nat Kaplan (Actor)

That's Life 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Divorce American Style 1967 (Movie)

David Grieff (Actor)

The Best Man 1963 (Movie)

Sheldon Bascomb (Actor)

The Wheeler Dealers 1962 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jack Paar Presents 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jack Paar Special 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Easygoing, all-American and athletic, Sean Patrick Flanery was a natural choice to star in "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" (ABC, 1992-93), a role he would reprise over the course of his busy career in a string of made-for-TV and direct-to-video sequels. Despite the controversy surrounding director Victor Salva, Flanery notched his biggest dramatic showcase as a supernaturally gifted, ultra-sensitive albino in "Powder" (1995). Famous to a particular generation, Flanery booked roles in "Suicide Kings" (1997), "Simply Irresistible" (1999) and "The Boondock Saints" (1999) as well as on "Stephen King's Dead Zone" (USA Network, 2002-07), but frequently appeared in lower-profile genre projects, including the horror schlock "KAW" (Sci Fi Channel, 2008) and "Mongolian Death Worm" (Syfy, 2010). He notched a flashy supporting turn as a duplicitous self-help author undone by his lies in "Saw 3-D" (2010) and joined the cast of "The Young and the Restless" (CBS, 1973- ). Although never quite achieving mainstream stardom, Flanery built an impressively lengthy career and a devoted group of fans who enjoyed his eclectic professional range.

Relationships

Nathan Berman

Father

Irene Berman

Mother

Rachel Berman

Daughter
Adopted by Shelley and Sarah Berman in 1967

Joshua Berman

Son
Adopted by Shelley and Sarah Berman in 1965 was diagnosed with a brain tumor and within 18 months, at age 12, he had passed away

Sarah Herman

Wife
Met as drama students at Chicago's Goodman Theatre married on April 19, 1947

EDUCATION

1953 - 1954
Studied acting with Uta Hagen

The Goodman Theatre

Chicago, Illinois 1943 - 1947

Milestones

2008

Played Adam Sandler's father in the comedy "You Don't Mess with the Zohan"

2007

Guest-starred in an episode of HBO's "Entourage" as 'Uncle Shelley' to Mrs. Ari and her husband, Ari Gold

2006

Appeared in episodes of ABC's "Boston Legal" as Judge Robert Sanders

2006

Cast in director Nancy Meyer's comedy "The Holiday"

2004

Had a small role as Judge Ira in Jay Roach's "Meet the Fockers"

2002

Played the recurring role of Larry's father, Nat David on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm"; earned an Emmy nomination in 2008 for Outstanding Guest Actor

2000

Cast in Jason Reitman's Short Film "In God We Trust"

1996

Appeared in two episodes of the NBC sitcom "Friends"

1995

Released a new live comedy album, <i>Live Again! At the Improv</i>

1992

First dramatic play, "First Is Supper"; produced off-Broadway by the American Jewish Theater

1992

Cast in a recurring role as Ben Flicker on the NBC legal drama, "L.A. Law"

1988

Returned to comedy appearing in the feature "Rented Lips"

1977

Played Mel Beach on syndicated TV series, "Forever Fernwood"

1975

Film directing debut, "Keep Off! Keep Off!

1969

Debut as TV producer (with Robert Klein), "Comedy Tonight" (CBS)

1968

Played Mr. Quigley on the ABC series, "That's Life"

1964

Film acting debut, "The Best Man"

1962

Broadway musical debut, "A Family Affair"

1959

Broadway acting debut, "The Girls Against the Boys"

1959

Won international recognition with his first LP, <i>Inside Shelley Berman</i>

1957

Began career as a stand-up comedian

Appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show" in the 1950s

Bonus Trivia

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For over twenty years, Shelley taught humor writing in the Master of Professional Writing program at USC, where he is now a Lecturer Emeritus.

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