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Rod Steiger (1925–2002)


Rodney Stephen Steiger was born in Westhampton, New York, to Augusta Amelia (Driver) and Frederick Jacob Steiger, both vaudevillians. He was of German and Austrian ancestry. After his parents' divorce, Steiger was raised by his mother in Newark, New Jersey. He dropped out of Westside High school at age 16 and joined the Navy. He saw action in the ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1967)
В порту Charley Malloy
(1954)
The Pawnbroker Sol Nazerman
(1964)
Giù la testa Juan Miranda
(1971)

Filmography

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 2002 Поединок
Nick
 2001 The Hollywood Sign
Floyd Benson
 2001 A Month of Sundays
Charley McCabe
 2001 Lightmaker
King Osso
 2001 The Flying Dutchman (TV Movie)
Ben
 2000 Animated Epics: Moby Dick (TV Movie)
Ahab (voice)
 2000 The Last Producer
Sheri Ganse
 2000 Body and Soul
Johnny Ticotin
 1999 Конец света
Father Kovak
 1999 Ураган
Judge Sarokin
 1999 Cypress Edge
Woodrow McCammon
 1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
 1999 Hotel Alexandria (TV Mini-Series)
- Il factotum (1999)
- L'alibi (1999)
- Gli innocenti (1999)
- Il debito (1999)
 1999 Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season
Doc Wallace
 1998 The Snatching of Bookie Bob
Bookie Bob
 1998/I Legacy
Sadler
 1998 Симпсоны (TV Series)
Captain Tenille
- Simpson Tide (1998) ... Captain Tenille (voice)
 1998 Нежить (TV Movie)
Dr. Frederick Van Helsing
 1997 The Kid
Harry Sloan
 1997 Инкогнито
Milton A. Donovan
 1996 Марс атакует!
General Decker
 1996 Little Surprises (TV Short)
Joe
 1996 EZ Streets (TV Series)
Quinn's Father
- Pilot (1996) ... Quinn's Father
 1996 Автостоянка
Mr. Hammerman
 1996 Dalva (TV Movie)
John Wesley Northridge II
 1996 Livers Ain't Cheap
Victor
 1996 Комиссар полиции (TV Series)
Oskar Rothman / Carl Wolfe
- Redemption (1996) ... Oskar Rothman / Carl Wolfe
 1995 Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys
The President
 1995 Out There (TV Movie)
Col. Buck Gunner
 1995 Коломбо (TV Series)
Vincenzo Fortelli
- Strange Bedfellows (1995) ... Vincenzo Fortelli
 1995 Вопрос чести (TV Movie)
Col. Owen Stuart
 1995 Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story (TV Movie)
Anthony Comstock
 1994 Tous les jours dimanche
Benjamin
 1994 Специалист
Joe Leon
 1994 Кинокритик (TV Series)
Rod Steiger
- L.A. Jay (1994) ... Rod Steiger (voice)
 1994 The Last Tattoo
Gen. Frank Zane
 1993 The Neighbor
Dr. Myron Hatch
 1993 Городские истории (TV Mini-Series)
Bookshop Owner
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... Bookshop Owner (credit only)
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... Bookshop Owner
 1993 Kölcsönkapott idö
Sepak
 1992 Due vite, un destino (TV Movie)
Frank Argento
 1992 Синатра (TV Mini-Series)
Salvatore 'Sam' 'Momo' Giancana
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Salvatore 'Sam' 'Momo' Giancana
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Salvatore 'Sam' 'Momo' Giancana
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Salvatore 'Sam' 'Momo' Giancana
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Salvatore 'Sam' 'Momo' Giancana
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (voice)
 1992 Игрок
Rod Steiger
 1991 Guilty as Charged
Kallin
 1991 In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas (TV Movie)
Gordon Kahl
 1991 The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
Rev. Willin
 1990 Men of Respect
Charlie D'Amico
 1989 Tennessee Nights
Judge Prescott
 1989 Djavolji raj
Martin
 1989 Страсть и рай (TV Movie)
Sir Harry Oakes
 1989 The January Man
Eamon Flynn
 1988 Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge (TV Movie)
Silas Slaten
 1987 American Gothic
Pa
 1987 Catch the Heat
Jason Hannibal
 1987 The Kindred
Dr. Phillip Lloyd
 1986 Sword of Gideon (TV Movie)
Mordechai Samuels
 1985 Hollywood Wives (TV Mini-Series)
Oliver Easterne
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Oliver Easterne
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Oliver Easterne
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Oliver Easterne
 1984 The Glory Boys (TV Mini-Series)
Professor David Sokarev
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Professor David Sokarev
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Professor David Sokarev
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Professor David Sokarev
 1984 The Naked Face
Lt. McGreavy
 1983 Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole (TV Movie)
Robert E. Peary
 1982 Der Zauberberg
Mynheer Peperkorn
 1981 The Chosen
Reb Saunders
 1980 Лев пустыни
Benito Mussolini
 1980 The Lucky Star
Colonel Gluck
 1980 Wolf Lake
Charlie
 1980 Klondike Fever
Soapy Smith
 1979 The Amityville Horror
Father Delaney
 1979 Portrait of a Hitman
Max Andreotti
 1979 Love and Bullets
Joe Bomposa
 1978 F.I.S.T
Senator Madison
 1977 Иисус из Назарета (TV Mini-Series)
Pontius Pilate
- Part 2 (1977) ... Pontius Pilate
- Part 1 (1977) ... Pontius Pilate (uncredited)
 1976 W.C. Fields and Me
W.C. Fields
 1975 Hennessy
Niall Hennessy
 1975 Les innocents aux mains sales
Louis Wormser
 1974 Mussolini ultimo atto
Benito Mussolini
 1973 Lucky Luciano
Gene Giannini
 1973 Gli eroi
Guenther von Lutz, German baron
 1973 Lolly-Madonna XXX
Laban Feather
 1971 Happy Birthday, Wanda June
Harold Ryan
 1971 Giù la testa
Juan Miranda
 1970/I Waterloo
Napoleon Bonaparte
 1969 Three Into Two Won't Go
Steve Howard
 1969 The Illustrated Man
Carl
 1968 The Sergeant
MSgt. Albert Callan
 1968 No Way to Treat a Lady
Christopher Gill
 1967 La ragazza e il generale
The General
 1967 In the Heat of the Night
Gillespie
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Willy Loman
- Death of a Salesman (1966) ... Willy Loman
 1965 Doctor Zhivago
Komarovsky
 1965 E venne un uomo
The Intermediary
 1965 The Loved One
Mr. Joyboy
 1964 Gli indifferenti
Leo
 1964 The Pawnbroker
Sol Nazerman
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Mike Kirsch
- A Slow Fade to Black (1964) ... Mike Kirsch
 1964 The Movie Maker (TV Movie)
 1963 Le mani sulla città
Edoardo Nottola
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Justin Lezama
- Welcome to the Wedding (1962) ... Justin Lezama
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Charles Dirkson
- In the Name of Love, a Small Corruption (1962) ... Charles Dirkson
 1962 The Longest Day
Destroyer Commander
 1962 Convicts 4
Tiptoes
 1962 13 West Street
Detective Sergeant Pete Koleski
 1961 The Mark
Dr. Edmund McNally
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Saul Bevins
- The Saul Bevins Story (1961) ... Saul Bevins
 1961 An einem Freitag um halb zwölf
Frank Morgan
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Sherriff Harvey Denton
- Playhouse 90: A Town Has Turned to Dust (1960) ... Sherriff Harvey Denton
 1960 Seven Thieves
Paul Mason
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Bruno Holder
- The Book of Silence (1960) ... Bruno Holder
 1959 On Trial (TV Series)
Charles Steinmetz
- The Lonely Wizard (1959) ... Charles Steinmetz
 1959 Al Capone
Al Capone
 1957-1958 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (TV Series)
Hume Searcy / Charles Steinmetz
- A Thing to Fight For (1958) ... Hume Searcy
- The Lonely Wizard (1957) ... Charles Steinmetz
 1958 Decision (TV Series)
Visitor
- Markheim (1958) ... Visitor
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Harvey Denton
- A Town Has Turned to Dust (1958) ... Harvey Denton
 1958 Cry Terror!
Paul Hoplin
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Frank Marre
- The Bull Skinner (1958) ... Frank Marre
 1957 The Unholy Wife
Paul Hochen
 1957 Across the Bridge
Carl Schaffner
 1957 Run of the Arrow
O'Meara
 1956 Back from Eternity
Vasquel
 1956 The Harder They Fall
Nick Benko
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Visitor
- Markheim (1956) ... Visitor
 1956 Jubal
'Pinky' Pinkum
 1955 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
Maj. Allan Guillion
 1955 Oklahoma!
Jud Fry
 1955 The Big Knife
Stanley Shriner Hoff
 1951-1955 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Marty Pilletti
- Anatomy of Fear (1955)
- Smoke Screen (1954)
- Marty (1953) ... Marty Pilletti
- No Medals on Pop (1951)
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Busch
- Yellow Jack (1955) ... Busch
 1952-1954 Kraft Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Dream House (1953)
- The Inn (1952)
 1954 В порту
Charley Malloy
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
 1954 You Are There (TV Series)
Romeo / Richard Burbage
- The First Command Performance of Romeo and Juliet (1597) (1954) ... Romeo / Richard Burbage
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
 1952-1953 Suspense (TV Series)
Leo Whaley
- Alibi Me (1952) ... Leo Whaley
 1950-1953 Danger (TV Series)
- Windy (1953)
- Taste of Ashes (1950)
 1953 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
First Man
- Cafe Society (1953) ... First Man
 1952-1953 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Peter / Henry
- The Evil Within (1953) ... Peter
- The Window (1952) ... Henry
 1951 Out There (TV Series)
- Ordeal in Space (1951)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Victor Honegger
- Cafe Ami (1951) ... Victor Honegger
 1951 Teresa
Frank
 1950 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- Telas, the King (1950)
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(7/25/79) Guested on the TV program "A.M. New York". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 6 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Method acting is anything that gets you involved personally in the part, so that you can communicate in human terms with an audience. Despite all the obstacles, the American actor has changed the acting world. See more »

Trivia:

He was the first person to win the best actor BAFTA two years in a row and the Oscar in the second year (For The Pawnbroker (1964) and In the Heat of the Night (1967)). The second one was Colin Firth in Одинокий мужчина (2009) and Король говор... See more »

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His chunky frame and serious-looking face See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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