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Known Credits: 57

Birthday: 1939-11-22

Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, USA

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Allen Garfield

Biography

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Allen Garfield, born and sometimes credited as Allen Goorwitz (born November 22, 1939), is an American film and television actor.

Garfield was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Alice (née Lavroff) and Philip Goorwitz.A graduate of Weequahic High School, he was a sports reporter and Golden Gloves boxer before becoming an actor. He studied acting at The Actors Studio in New York City, studying with both Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan, and worked in stage before film. Garfield is a quirky and prolific actor who has appeared in over 100 films and television shows. He is known for playing nervous villains, corrupt businessmen and politicians. In addition he has appeared in two art films by German director Wim Wenders, Der Stand der Dinge and Bis ans Ende der Welt. Garfield has one sister, Lois.

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Acting
1999 The Ninth Gate as Witkin
1999 Absence of the Good as Lieutenant Paul Taylor
1999 The West Wing - (1 episode)
1999 The Lot - (17 episodes)
1997 Dharma & Greg - (1 episode)
1997 Obsession as Simon Frischmuth
1996 Diabolique as Leo Katzman
1995 Wild Side as Dan Rackman
1994 Chicago Hope - (4 episodes)
1993 Cyborg 2 as Martin Dunn
1992 Miracle Beach as Magnus O'Leary
1992 Jack's Place - (1 episode)
1991 Eddie Dodd - (1 episode)
1990 Law & Order - (1 episode)
1990 Club Fed as Harrison Farnsworth IV
1989 Let It Ride as Greenberg
1989 Night Visitor as Zachary Willard
1987 Beverly Hills Cop II as Police Chief Harold Lutz
1987 You Ruined My Life as Howie
1987 My Best Friend's Birthday as Entertainment Magnate
1986 Matlock - (2 episodes)
1986 Desert Bloom as Mr. Mosol
1984 Irreconcilable Differences as Phil Hanner
1984 Teachers as Carl Rosenberg
1983 Tales from the Darkside - (1 episode)
1983 Get Crazy as Max Wolfe
1983 The Black Stallion Returns as Kurr
1982 The State of Things as Gordon
1981 Continental Divide as Howard McDermott (as Allen Goorwitz)
1981 Leave 'em Laughing as Dr. Abrahms
1980 One Trick Pony as Cal van Damp
1980 The Stunt Man as Sam (as Allen Goorwitz)
1979 Trapper John, M.D. - (1 episode)
1978 The Brink's Job as Vinnie Costa (as Allen Goorwitz)
1978 Nowhere to Run as Herbie Stolz
1976 Mother, Jugs & Speed as Harry Fishbine
1975 Nashville as Barnett
1974 The Front Page as Kruger
1974 Rhoda - (1 episode)
1974 The Conversation as William P. 'Bernie' Moran
1974 Busting as Carl Rizzo
1973 Adam's Rib - (2 episodes)
1972 The Bob Newhart Show - (1 episode)
1972 Banyon - (1 episode)
1972 Search - (1 episode)
1972 The Candidate as Klein
1972 Get to Know Your Rabbit as Vic
1971 Believe In Me as Stutter
1971 The Organization as Benjy
1971 Cry Uncle! as Jake Masters
1970 McCloud - (1 episode)
1970 Hi, Mom! as Joe Banner
1970 The Owl and the Pussycat as Dress Shop Proprietor
1969 Putney Swope as Elias, Jr.
1968 The Mod Squad - (1 episode)
1967 Ironside - (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke - (1 episode)