George Segal

George Segal

Infobox Actor
name = George Segal

birthdate = birth date and age|1934|2|13
location = Great Neck, Long Island, New York
spouse = Marion Sobel (1956–1981)
Linda Rogoff (1983–1996)
Sonia Schultz Greenbaum (1996-present)
goldenglobeawards = Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical/Comedy
1974 "A Touch of Class"

George Segal (born February 13, 1934 in Great Neck, Long Island, New York) is an American film and stage actor. He was educated at George School, a private Quaker preparatory boarding school near Newtown, Pennsylvania. He also attended Haverford College.Segal, George. "I've Got A Secret", April 11, 1966.]

A 1955 graduate of Columbia University, he has played both drama and comedy, although he is more often seen in the latter. Originally a stage actor and musician, Segal appeared in several minor films in the early 1960s before attracting critical attention in 1965 as a distraught newlywed in "Ship of Fools" and as a P.O.W. in "King Rat". He followed with well-regarded performances as Nick in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (for which he was nominated for an Oscar), a British secret service agent in "The Quiller Memorandum", a Cagneyesque gangster in "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre", perplexed police detective Mo Brummel in "No Way to Treat a Lady", a bookworm in "The Owl and the Pussycat", a man laying waste to his marriage in "Loving", and a hairdresser turned junkie in "Born to Win". Segal also starred with Ruth Gordon in Carl Reiner's 1970 dark comedy "Where's Poppa?".

He played a burglar in the 1972 comedy "The Hot Rock" with Robert Redford, a comically unfaithful husband in "A Touch of Class" and a midlife crisis victim in "Blume in Love". He co-starred with Jane Fonda as suburbanites-turned-bank-robbers in "Fun with Dick and Jane", and starred as a faux gourmet in "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?".

Segal was so appealing that too often he was asked to carry a film on his charm aloneFact|date=October 2007, especially in the 1970s. He was relatively inactive in the 1980s, but bounced back as the sleazy father of Kirstie Alley's baby in "Look Who's Talking", and in the 1993 sequel "Look Who's Talking Now", and as a left-wing comedy writer in "For the Boys" (1991).

He also starred in the NBC television sitcom "Just Shoot Me!" (1997–2003) as Jack Gallo, the sharp, though somewhat silly, head of the fashion and style magazine "Blush".

He is also a banjo player; he played with a dixieland jazz band while in college at Columbia that assumed different names; when he was the one who booked a gig, he would bill the group as "Bruno Lynch and his Imperial Jazzband". The group, which later settled on the name Red Onion Jazz Band, later played at his first wedding. In 1974 he played in "A Touch of Ragtime", an album with his band, the Imperial Jazzband (which, other than its name, may or may not have had any relation to his college band).


* "The Young Doctors" (1961)
* "The Longest Day" (1962)
* "Act One" (1963)
* "The New Interns" (1964)
* "Invitation to a Gunfighter" (1964)
* "King Rat" (1965)
* "Ship of Fools" (1965)
* "Lost Command" (1966)
* "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966)
* "The Quiller Memorandum" (1966)
* "Death of a Salesman" (1966)
* "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (1967)
* "Bye Bye Braverman" (1968)
* "No Way to Treat a Lady" (1968)
* "The Girl Who Couldn't Say No" (1969)
* "The Southern Star" (1969)
* "The Bridge at Remagen" (1969)
* "Loving" (1970)
* "Where's Poppa?" (1970)
* "The Owl and the Pussycat" (1970)
* "Born to Win" (1971)
* "The Hot Rock" (1972)
* "Blume in Love" (1973)
* "A Touch of Class" (1973)
* "The Terminal Man" (1974)
* "California Split" (1974)
* "Russian Roulette" (1975)
* "The Black Bird" (1975)
* "The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox" (1976)
* "Fun with Dick and Jane" (1977)
* "Rollercoaster" (1977)
* "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?" (1978)
* "Lost and Found" (1979)
* "The Last Married Couple in America" (1980)
* "Carbon Copy" (1981)
*"Killing 'em Softly" (1982)
* "Stick" (1985)
* "Run for Your Life" (1988)
* "All's Fair" (1989)
* "Look Who's Talking" (1989)
* "Time of Darkness" (1991)
* "For the Boys" (1991)
* "Me, Myself and I" (1992)
* "Joshua Tree" (1993)
* "Look Who's Talking Now" (1993)
* "The Feminine Touch" (1994)
* "Deep Down" (1994)
* "Direct Hit" (1994)
* "To Die For" (1995)
* "The Babysitter" (1995)
* "It's My Party" (1996)
* "Flirting with Disaster" (1996)
* "The Cable Guy" (1996)
* "The Mirror Has Two Faces" (1996)
* "Heights" (2004)
* "" (2005)
* "Chutzpah, This Is?" (2005) (short subject)
* "My Wife Is Retarded" (2007) (short subject)
* "Three Days to Vegas" (2007)
* "Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure" (2007) (voice)
* "Private Practice" (2007) (1 episode)
* "Made For Each Other" (2008)


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NAME= Segal, George
DATE OF BIRTH= 1934-2-13
PLACE OF BIRTH= Great Neck, Long Island, New York

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