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Cast (feature film)

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Polish Bar (2010)
Reuben, a young middle-class Jew, is fed up with the family jewelry business. He looks for respect by trying to prove himself as a Hip Hop DJ and working for Polish gangsters at the local strip club. In a world of sex, cocaine and violence, he encounters Ebony, a troubled young girl who clashes with
3.
Homicide: The Movie (2000) as Detective John Munch
Television movie version of the NBC police drama series "Homicide: Life on the Street." When leading mayoral candidate Lieutenant Al Giardello is shot, the detectives reunite to search for the perpetrator.
4.
Man on the Moon (1999)
Andy Kaufman, who died in 1984 at the age of 35, was considered one of the most innovative, eccentric and enigmatic performers of his time. A master at manipulating audiences, Kaufman could generate belly laughs, stony silence, tears or brawls. Whether inviting the audience out for milk and cookies
5.
Man on the Moon (1999) as Himself
Andy Kaufman, who died in 1984 at the age of 35, was considered one of the most innovative, eccentric and enigmatic performers of his time. A master at manipulating audiences, Kaufman could generate belly laughs, stony silence, tears or brawls. Whether inviting the audience out for milk and cookies
6.
Species II (1998) as Us President
After being infected during by an alien during a mission to Mars, an astronaut returns to Earth and seeks out his mate--the beautiful but deadly Sil. Astronaut Ross discovers that each time he has sex, the woman is impregated with an alien that kills her in childbirth. Sil wants to mate with Ross to produce a more perfect alien offspring, and the assassin hired to dispatch the aliens hopes that she will lead him to Ross and his violent offspring.
7.
Not of This Earth (1996) as Jeremy Pallin
An invader from outer space shows up on Earth as a "hip" middle-class man in order to collect the only remedy to the deadly disease that is wiping out his planet -- human blood.
8.
Girl 6 (1996) as Caller No 4
Girl 6 is a young actress trying to make it in New York. When money and work are scarce, she becomes a phone sex operator to make ends meet, and embarks on a fantastic, roller-coaster journey of self-discovery. Originally seduced by the cash and free time the job provides, Girl 6 rapidly discovers t
9.
Very Brady Sequel, A (1996) as Detective
A man impersonating Carol Brady''s first husband schemes to get his hands on a priceless family heirloom. Questions then arise about the legality of Mike and Carol''s marriage, and the relationship between the Brady brothers and sisters. As Carol is torn between her two "husbands," Mike struggles to hold the family together and Alice cooks more meatloaf.
10.
Future Of Crime Fighting, The (1996) as Host
Special examining new technology in crime-fighting through dramatic and criminal case histories.
11.
Get on the Bus (1996) as Rick
A group of black men deal with their differences during a bus ride to the Million Man March.
12.
Deadly Pursuits (1996) as Mariano
A college student returns home to find his mother and sister murdered execution-style and his father missing. The killers hire a woman to seduce him into leading them to their target, the student's father.
13.
Prince For a Day (1995) as Bernie Silver
In this contemporary version of Mark Twain's classic tale of a beggar who changes places with a prince, a working-class pizza boy swaps lives with a rock star.
14.
North (1994) as Barker
Feeling unappreciated by his mother and father, an 11-year-old boy finds a lawyer, declares himself a "free agent" and searches the world for the "perfect" parents.
15.
Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart (1994) as Detective Anthony Giordano
Jonathan and Jennifer visit New York City where Jennifer's play is being produced.
16.
Puppet Masters, The (1994) as Jarvis
When a local television station reports that something strange has landed in the small town of Abrose, Iowa, the government''s covert Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI) is called to investigate. Andrew Nivens, his son Sam and NASA scientist Mary Sefton are the team who make the frightening discovery: an alien parasite creature so insidious it attaches to the backs of human beings and sends piercing tendrils to the brains of its hosts, absorbing all their knowledge and memory--controlling their minds and feeding on the victim''s consciousness. Against impossible odds Nivens, Sam and Mary must find a way to eliminate the aliens who seem unstoppable--without killing the innocent human hosts.
17.
Mad Dog and Glory (1993) as Mc/Comic
In appreciation for saving a gangster's life, a cop is given the gift of a female bartender, with whom he falls in love. The story is set in present-day Chicago.
18.
Off and Running (1991)
Cyd is an actress turned performing mermaid in a Miami hotel who has just flipped her flippers for a horse trainer named Woody. But their love is barely out of the gate when Woody's champion horse Molnir--and then Woody himself--are suddenly murdered. The trainer's dying act is to slip a locket into
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Missing Pieces (1991)
Wendell Dickens is a failed, but cheerfully optimistic, greet card writer. His friend, Lou Wimpole, is a failed, and hopeless pessimistic, cello player. When Wendell inherits a riddle from a distant Chinese relative, their luck soon changes... for the worse. The two set off in search of an answer, p
20.
Bonfire of the Vanities, The (1990) as Tv Producer
Story of New York City bond salesman, Sherman McCoy, who accidentally hits a young black man with his car during an unexpected foray into the Bronx.
21.
Fletch Lives (1989) as Phil
Fletch, the investigative journalist, goes to Louisiana for a vacation and finds himself involved in some local intrigue.
22.
Big Picture, The (1989) as Vidoo Show Host
A comedy about an up-and-coming filmmaker.
23.
Freeway (1988) as Dr David Lazarus
Fact-based story on a series of sniper shootings which occured on the California freeways.
24.
Wrong Guys, The (1988) as Belz
Things get out of hand when a group of former Cub Scouts from the same troop hold a reunion.
25.
America (1986) as Gypsy Beam
When his wife finds a plaid skirt in his suitcase, a cable TV newscaster covers up by claiming it is his and begins wearing it during his interviews. His program's rating soar, and soon is seen all over the world as the news show turns into an odd piece of performance art.
26.
Scarface (1983) as Babylon Club Emcee
A determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed in this adaptation of "Scarface" (1932).
27.
Author! Author! (1982) as Seth Shapiro
After his wife leaves him, a New York playwright juggles raising five kids plus a love affair with the star of his new show.
28.
Night Shift (1982) as Pig
Chuck Lumley is a soft-spoken man who has the terrible job of being a morgue attendant during the night shift. Anxious to help a friendly prostitute named Belinda and influenced by his enthusiastic assistant Bill, who always has an angle, Chuck attempts to help Belinda, and make some fast money by t
29.
Flicks (1981)
30.
Fame (1980) as Catch A Rising Star Emcee
Students at a performing arts high school struggle with personal problems.
31.
Groove Tube, The (1974)
A collection of skits that make fun of television. Everything from commercials to the nightly news are spoofed. Chevy Chase makes a brief (as well as his debut), appearance.

Cast (special)

32.
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time (2004) as Narrator
Comedy Central celebrates the best in stand-up comedy, as comedian panelists Dom Irrera, Judy Gold, Mario Joyner, and Greg Giraldo count down the top 100 comics of all time.
33.
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time (2004) as Honoree (Archival Footage)
Comedy Central celebrates the best in stand-up comedy, as comedian panelists Dom Irrera, Judy Gold, Mario Joyner, and Greg Giraldo count down the top 100 comics of all time.
34.
Comedy Central Presents The NY Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase (2002)
Coverage of the New York Friars Club Celebrity Roast of actor Chevy Chase.
35.
Mark Twain Prize -- Celebrating the Humor of Carl Reiner (2001)
A salute to the third annual Mark Twain Prize-winner -- author, actor, writer and director Carl Reiner -- from the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington DC.
36.
Comedy Central Presents the Second Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Celebrating the Humor of Jonathan Winters (2000)
Jonathan Winters is awarded the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize at the second annual Kennedy Center Celebration of American Humor in Washington, D.C.
37.
Comedy Central Presents the New York Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner, The (2000)
Coverage of the New York Friars Club Celebrity Roast of actor/director Rob Reiner from the New York Hilton Hotel.
38.
14th Annual American Comedy Awards, The (2000)
Coverage of the 14th annual American Comedy Awards presentation from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.
39.
Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann, The (1999) as Host ("Crime Stories")
Documentary on the capture and trial of Nazi SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann. As director of the Gestapo's Office of Jewish Affairs during World War II, Eichmann executed Hitler's "Final Solution," Nazi Germany's systematic extermination of the Jewish people. The program features interviews wit
40.
Inside the Criminal Mind II (1999) as Host ("Crime Stories")
Examines efforts to aid prisoners with psycological issues at New York's Sullivan Correctional Facility.
41.
Fatal Passion (1999) as Host ("Crime Stories")
Examines the case of Thomas Capano, a powerful, wealthy and well-connected former prosecutor in Wilmington, Delaware, who, on March 16, 1999, was convicted of the murder of his ex-lover, Anne Marie Fahey, a 30-year-old scheduling secretary for Delaware's governor.
42.
Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Celebrating the Humor of Richard Pryor, The (1999)
Coverage of the first annual Kennedy Center Celebration of American Humor, culminating with the presentation of the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize to comedian Richard Pryor.
43.
People v. Simpson: Unfinished Business (1999) as Host ("Crime Stories")
Court TV anchor Fred Graham returns to Los Angeles to take an in-depth look at the O.J. Simpson case and its continuing grip on the imagination of the American people, five years after the fact.
44.
Barry Levinson on the Future in the 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows (1999) as Interviewee
A feature-length documentary on the concept of the future in the 20th century. Director Barry Levison explores our century-long preoccupation with the future and revisits familiar and not so familiar images of the world we expected to see at the end of the 20th century.
45.
Comedy Central Presents Behind-the-Scenes at the American Comedy Awards (1999)
A behind-the-scenes look at comedians as they attend the rehearsal and party for "The 13th Annual American Comedy Awards" at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.
46.
12th Annual American Comedy Awards (1998)
Presentation of the 12th Annual American Comedy Awards, honoring the nation's outstanding comedic talents in television, motion pictures and stand-up comedy.
47.
When Cars Attack (1998) as Host
Tongue-in-cheek special exposing automobiles and the strange forces that can lead cars to take on unexpected lives of their own.
48.
25th International Emmy Awards (1998) as Presenter
Presentation of the 25th Anniversary International Emmy Awards celebrating the best television programs produced and broadcast outside the United States.
49.
Nissan Presents: The 2nd Annual Celebration of America's Music (1998)
Telecast from Washington, D.C.'s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts of the annual all-star gala devoted to jazz, produced by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.
50.
Andy Kaufman: The E! True Hollywood Story (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of controversial comedian Andy Kaufman, who died of lung cancer at the age of 35 on May 16, 1984.
51.
American Comedy Awards Viewer's Choice, The (1998) as Host
Richard Belzer is host to five nominees for best female stand-up comic and five nominees for best male stand-up comic. Each of the ten nominees introduces their stand-up performance clips and viewers vote for their favorites via a 900 phone line.
52.
John Belushi: The E! True Hollywood Story (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of comedian John Belushi, his meteoric rise to fame, his drug addiction and his tragic death at the age of 33.
53.
Elmopalooza (1998)
Special featuring Sesame Street characters and celebrity guests performing songs to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Sesame Street."
54.
Richard Belzer: Another Lone Nut (1997)
Richard Belzer, comedian and star of television series "Homicide: Life on the Streets, " performs in his first stand-up solo in 11 years. Taped in front of a live audience at The Supper Club in New York City.
55.
Town Hall (1997) as Host
Celebrity panelists debate the importance of news items, such as the Marv Albert trial, the death of Princess Diana, and the Oklahoma City bombing verdict, within the framework of the Seven Deadly Sins (Lust, Envy, Greed, Sloth, Gluttony, Pride and Covetness).
56.
Cutting Edge: The Future of Crime Fighting (1996) as Host
Special examining new technology in crime-fighting through dramatic and criminal case histories.
57.
Comedy Club Superstars (1996)
Special gives viewers a backstage look at some of the most popular comedians, including early performances, new interviews, and a roundtable discussion.
58.
Catch a Rising Star 50th Anniversary -- Give or Take 26 Years (1996)
Special honoring the New York comedy club where many comedians got their start. Features classic performances and new tribute performances.
59.
Comic Relief American Comedy Festival (1996)
Well-known comedians introduce the best of American comedy to benefit Comic Relief. Taped live at the Universal Ampitheater in Los Angeles, the special highlights the different areas of comedy ranging from new comics to sketch comedy and impressionists.
60.
Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman, A (1995)
Tribute to the comedy of the late Andy Kaufman. Includes stars introducing clips of his most outrageous performances and personal recollections.
61.
But Seriously '94 (1995)
Stand-up comedians offer humorous perspectives on 1994's most newsworthy events.
62.
9th Annual American Comedy Awards, The (1995)
A presentation of the 9th Annual American Comedy Awards, honoring the country's comedic talent in motion pictures, television and stand-up.
63.
Lifetime Applauds: The Fight Against Breast Cancer (1995)
A special paying tribute to those who lead the fight against breast cancer.
64.
It's Just a Ride (1994)
A documentary tribute to comedian Bill Hicks, who died of cancer in February 1994 at age 32. A compilation of his performances as well as interviews with his family, friends and colleagues.
65.
Comic Relief VI (1994)
A live presentation of the sixth annual Comic Relief fundraiser to benefit the homeless. Includes stand-up comedy performances, character pieces, ensemble sketches and short film clips describing the Comic Relief organization.
66.
But... Seriously (1994)
A documentary reflecting on comedy's role as America's social conscience. Combines historical news footage with vintage concert and club footage to reflect the times when comedians served as social critics on such issues as homelessness, AIDS, the Los Angeles riots and the Gulf War.
67.
Harley-Davidson's 90th Birthday Blast (1993)
Comedy special celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
68.
Tribute to Sam Kinison, A (1993)
A tribute to the late stand-up comic Sam Kinison.
69.
Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special, The (1992)
A live comedy pilot in which Jon Lovitz and guest stars perform a one-act play about a baseball player afflicted with a potentially fatal head injury who must choose between helping his team with the World Series or safeguarding his health.
70.
Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special For Amnesty International (1992)
A comedy and music special hosted by Roseanne and Tom Arnold, supporting Amnesty International and its efforts on behalf of public awareness of human rights abuses suffered by women.
71.
Belzer on Broadway (1992)
Standup comic Richard Belzer comments on the American political landscape.
72.
Comedy Club Special, The (1988)
Host Dudley Moore introduces a lineup of new talent and famed alumni from eight of North America's most fertile comedy clubs.
73.
American Video Awards (1987)
Ceremonies for the fifth annual event honoring video artists and technicians.
74.
Just For Laughs II (1987)
A special featuring ten performances from the fifth annual Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival in Montreal.
75.
Funny, You Don't Look 200 (1987)
A variety special saluting the bicentennial of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. An all-star cast strives to communicate the spirit of that document through a compilation of scenes, monologues, animation, and music.
76.
Richard Belzer in Concert (1986)
In an uncensored special taped live at the Bottom Line in New York City, outspoken comedian Richard Belzer offers his opinions on everything from professional wrestling to exercise videos. The program is intended for adults.
77.
Comic Relief (1986)
A live comedy special with numerous guest appearances (in person and in pre-recorded segments) by noted stars, as a benefit to help America's homeless. Viewers call an "800" number to make donations to the Comic Relief organization, a not-for-profit group.
78.
Young Comedians All-Star Reunion, The (1986)
A comedy special celebrating the tenth anniversary of HBO's "Young Comedians" showcase which launches new comics. Five established comics each performs his own material from a club where he got his start, and then introduces a personally chosen up-and-coming talent.
79.
Fact, The (1982)
A series of comedy sketches that parody various aspects of modern day society. Based on true but unusual facts.

Writer (special)

80.
Belzer on Broadway (1992) as Writer
Standup comic Richard Belzer comments on the American political landscape.
81.
Richard Belzer in Concert (1986) as Writer
In an uncensored special taped live at the Bottom Line in New York City, outspoken comedian Richard Belzer offers his opinions on everything from professional wrestling to exercise videos. The program is intended for adults.

Producer (special)

82.
Richard Belzer: Another Lone Nut (1997) as Executive Producer
Richard Belzer, comedian and star of television series "Homicide: Life on the Streets, " performs in his first stand-up solo in 11 years. Taped in front of a live audience at The Supper Club in New York City.
83.
Belzer on Broadway (1992) as Executive Producer
Standup comic Richard Belzer comments on the American political landscape.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

84.
Bandit Bandit (1994) as Big Bob Bentley
It''s pedal to the metal one more time, as the hot-roddin'' Bandit meets his match in the shape of a sexy woman.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

85.
Invaders, The (1995) as Randy Stein
An update of the 1960s ABC television series about an extra-terrestrial invasion of Earth and the handful of humans who stand in their way.

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