Biography

Was an American film director and actor and is credited as the person most responsible for the modern recreation of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. He is father to actress Zoë Wanamaker.

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Was an American film director and actor and is credited as the person most responsible for the modern recreation of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. He is father to actress Zoë Wanamaker.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Samuel Wanamaker, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 78

Birthday 1919-06-14

Day of Death 1993-12-18

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

  • Samuel Wanamaker

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1993 Bloodlines: Murder in the Family as Gerald Woodman
1993 Wild Justice as Kingston Parker
1991 Running Against Time as Doctor Koopman
1991 Pure Luck as Highsmith
1991 Guilty by Suspicion as Felix Graff
1990 Always Remember I Love You as Grandfather Mendham
1989 The Shell Seekers as Richard
1988 Baby Boom (13 episodes)
1988 Cognac as Ambassador Morley
1988 Judgment in Berlin as Bernard Hellring
1987 Sadie and Son as Marty Goldstein
1987 Baby Boom as Fritz Curtis
1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace as David Warfield
1986 Raw Deal as Luigi Patrovita
1985 Deceptions as Jim Nolan (1 episode) as Jim Nolan
1985 Embassy as Ambassador Arthur Ingram
1985 The Aviator as Bruno Hansen
1985 Berrenger's (12 episodes)
1984 Heartsounds as Moe Silverman
1984 Irreconcilable Differences as David Kessler
1982 I Was a Mail Order Bride as Frank Tosconi
1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1 episode)
1980 The Competition as Andrew Erskine
1979 Charlie Muffin as Ruttgers
1979 From Hell to Victory as Ray MacDonald
1978 Death on the Nile as Rockford
1978 Holocaust (5 episodes) as Moses Weiss
1977 Rafferty (1 episode)
1977 Billy Jack Goes to Washington as Bailey
1976 Voyage of the Damned as Carl Rosen
1976 The Sell Out as Harry Sickles
1975 The Spiral Staircase as Lt. Fields
1974 The Law as Jules Benson
1974 Mousey as Inspector
1972 The Gangster Show: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui as O'Casey
1967 Danger Route as Lucinda
1967 The Day the Fish Came Out as Elias
1967 Judd for the Defense (1 episode)
1967 Warning Shot as Frank Sanderman
1965 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold as Peters
1965 The Wild Wild West (1 episode)
1965 Run for Your Life (2 episodes)
1965 Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes as George Gruber
1963 Man in the Middle as Major Kaufman
1963 The Outer Limits (1 episode)
1963 The Paradise Suite as Frank Engel
1962 Taras Bulba as Filipenko
1962 Man of the World (1 episode)
1960 The Criminal as Mike Carter
1960 The Battle of the Sexes as Commentary spoken
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)
1955 The Secret as Nick Delaney
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1951 Mr. Denning Drives North as Chick Eddowes
1949 Give Us This Day as Geremio
1948 My Girl Tisa as Mark Denek

Directing

1981 Aida - San Francisco Opera Director
1981 The Killing of Randy Webster Director
1979 Hart to Hart (1 episode)Director
1979 Mrs. Columbo (2 episodes)Director
1978 David Cassidy: Man Under Cover (1 episode)Director
1978 Return of the Saint (1 episode)Director
1977 Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger Director
1971 Catlow Director
1971 Columbo (2 episodes)Director
1970 The Executioner Director
1969 The File of the Golden Goose Director
1968 The Champions (1 episode)Director
1968 Lancer (1 episode)Director
1968 The Legend of Custer Director
1967 Cimarron Strip (1 episode)Director
1967 Dundee and the Culhane (1 episode)Director
1967 Custer (1 episode)Director
1967 Coronet Blue (4 episodes)Director
1966 Hawk (3 episodes)Director
1965 For the People (1 episode)Director
1961 The Defenders (1 episode)Director

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