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Joe Seneca

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Joe Seneca (January 14, 1919 – August 15, 1996) was an American film and television actor who had a lengthy Hollywood career, portraying bit parts in many major films and television sitcoms spanning from the 1970s to the 1990s. Seneca was born Joel McGhee in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to his Hollywood career, Seneca belonged to the R&B singing group "The Three Riffs", performing at upscale supper clubs in New York City. He was also a songwriter and had big hits with "Talk to Me" which was sung by Little Willie John and "Break It to Me Gently", which was a smash twice, once by Brenda Lee in 1962, and once by Juice Newton in 1982. His song "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" was recorded by Ike & Tina Turner, Manfred Mann and The Spencer Davis Group. Arguably his most well-known roles are that of bluesman Willie Brown in Crossroads and Dr. Meddows in The Blob, the evil head of a government team sent to contain the title creature. Seneca also made multiple appearances on The Cosby Show as Hillman President Dr. Zachariah J. Hanes. He also played Alvin Newcastle [1]on an episode of The Golden Girls entitled "Old Friends." Joe appeared in Spike Lee's "School Daze" as the Mission College President McPherson in 1988. Joe appeared on Matlock: The Blues Singer Episode May 9, 1989. Joe also appeared in Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel" Music Video In the late 80's. He died from asthma at the age of 77. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joe Seneca, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Nascut:
Jan 14, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
28
Primul film:
In movie The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974-10-02
Ultimul film:
Serial Christy 1994-04-03
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Law & Order
Poster of A Gathering of Old Men
Poster of Throb
Poster of The Evil That Men Do
Filme in care a jucat
Serial Christy Unknown 1994-04-03
Serial seaQuest DSV Unknown 1994-01-19
Film The Vernon Johns Story 1994-01-15
Film Malcolm X Toomer 1992-11-18
Film Mississippi Masala Williben Williams 1991-09-18
Serial Law & Order Lionel Jackson 1990-09-13
Serial Doogie Howser, M.D. Unknown 1989-09-19
Film The Blob Dr. Meddows 1988-08-05
Serial China Beach Unknown 1988-04-26
Film School Daze President McPherson 1988-02-12
Serial Friday the 13th Unknown 1987-10-03
Film A Gathering of Old Men Clatoo 1987-05-10
Serial Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Film Crossroads Willie Brown 1986-03-14
Film Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story Reverend 1986-05-19
Serial Throb Unknown 1986-09-20
Serial Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Serial The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Serial The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Serial 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Film Silverado Ezra 1985-07-10
Serial The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Film The House of Dies Drear Pluto 1984-06-01
Film The Evil That Men Do Santiago 1984-03-14
Film The Verdict Dr. Thompson 1982-12-08
Film Kramer vs. Kramer Partygoer 1979-12-19
Film Wilma Ed Rudolph 1977-12-19
Film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Police Sergeant 1974-10-02