Ben Gazzara (I) (1930–2012)

Actor | Director | Soundtrack
Visit on IMDb
KNOWN FOR 
Run for Your Life (1965-1968) | Anatomy of a Murder (1959) | The Big Lebowski (1998)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 6 nominations More »
NICKNAME  
Benny
BORN 
Aug 28, 1930 (died Feb 3, 2012)
HEIGHT 
5' 10½" (1.79m)

Filmography Filter

Past Film & Video (79 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (60 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The 64th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) In Memory Of  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Edición Especial ColeccionistaEdición Especial Coleccionista (TV Series) In Memory Of ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Empire State Building MurdersEmpire State Building Murders (TV Movie) Paulie Genovese  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Donne sbagliateDonne sbagliate (TV Movie) Franco Maresco  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for And Quiet Flows the DonAnd Quiet Flows the Don (TV Series) Gen. Secretov  Less 2006– 
  • Primary photo for L'onore e il rispettoL'onore e il rispetto (TV Mini-series) Fred Di Venanzio  Less 2006– 
  • Primary photo for Pope John Paul IIPope John Paul II (TV Mini-series) Cardinal Agostino Casaroli ( 2 episodes, 2005 )  Less 2005 2
    • Episode #1.2 (Dec 7, 2005) Cardinal Agostino Casaroli  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (Dec 4, 2005) Cardinal Agostino Casaroli  Less
  • Primary photo for Hysterical BlindnessHysterical Blindness (TV Movie) Nick  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Brian's SongBrian's Song (TV Movie) Coach Halas  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) Executive Assistant Attorney ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
    • Wrath (Oct 5, 2001) Executive Assistant Attorney  Less
  • Primary photo for Piovuto dal cieloPiovuto dal cielo (TV Movie) Cesare Palmieri  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Un bacio nel buioUn bacio nel buio (TV Movie) Actor  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Tre stelleTre stelle (TV Movie) Col. Marshall  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Il tesoro di DamascoIl tesoro di Damasco (TV Movie) Gregorio Kos  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Angelo neroAngelo nero (TV Movie) Padre Guelfi  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The Notorious 7The Notorious 7 (TV Movie) Dom Diablo  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for StrangersStrangers (TV Series) Doctor ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for Una donna in fugaUna donna in fuga (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Convict CowboyConvict Cowboy (TV Movie) Warden  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O'Hara StoryFatal Vows: The Alexandra O'Hara Story (TV Movie) Papa  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Parallel LivesParallel Lives (TV Movie) Charlie Duke  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Cycle SimenonCycle Simenon (TV Series) John ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia MarriageLove, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage (TV Movie) Joseph Bonanno  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for BlindsidedBlindsided (TV Movie) Ira Gold  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Lies Before KissesLies Before Kisses (TV Movie) Grant Sanders  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for People Like UsPeople Like Us (TV Movie) Gus Bailey  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Downpayment on MurderDownpayment on Murder (TV Movie) Harry Cardell  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Police Story: The Freeway KillingsPolice Story: The Freeway Killings (TV Movie) Capt. Tom Wright  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for A Letter to Three WivesA Letter to Three Wives (TV Movie) Porter Holloway  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for An Early FrostAn Early Frost (TV Movie) Nick Pierson  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Hollywood's Most Sensational MysteriesHollywood's Most Sensational Mysteries (TV Movie) Narrator  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for A Question of HonorA Question of Honor (TV Movie) Detective Joe DeFalco  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The Trial of Lee Harvey OswaldThe Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (TV Movie) Anson 'Kip' Roberts  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for The Death of RichieThe Death of Richie (TV Movie) George Werner  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for ColumboColumbo (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1974–1975 )  Less 1974–1975 2
  • Primary photo for The American ParadeThe American Parade (TV Mini-series) Narrator ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for QB VIIQB VII (TV Mini-series) Abe Cady ( 2 episodes, 1974 )  Less 1974 2
  • Primary photo for ManeaterManeater (TV Movie) Nick Baron  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for You'll Never See Me AgainYou'll Never See Me Again (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for PursuitPursuit (TV Movie) Steven Graves  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Family RicoThe Family Rico (TV Movie) Eddie Rico  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Fireball ForwardFireball Forward (TV Movie) Maj. Gen. Joe Barrett  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for When Michael CallsWhen Michael Calls (TV Movie) Doremus Connelly  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Name of the GameThe Name of the Game (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for Run for Your LifeRun for Your Life (TV Series) Paul Bryan ( 85 episodes, 1965–1968 ) , Director ( 5 episodes, 1967–1968 )  Less 1965–1968 85
    Show more
  • Primary photo for The Jerry Lewis ShowThe Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series) Singer ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967 1
  • Primary photo for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler TheatreBob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) Sidney ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967 1
  • Primary photo for Kraft Suspense TheatreKraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) Paul Bryan ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for A Carol for Another ChristmasA Carol for Another Christmas (TV Movie) Fred  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Arrest and TrialArrest and Trial (TV Series) Det. Sgt. Nick Anderson ( 30 episodes, 1963–1964 )  Less 1963–1964 30
    Show more
  • Primary photo for Cry Vengeance!Cry Vengeance! (TV Movie) Davidde  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for The DuPont Show of the MonthThe DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) Carlos Perez ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959 1
  • Primary photo for Armchair TheatreArmchair Theatre (TV Series) Jim Mason ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959 1
  • Primary photo for Kraft Television TheatreKraft Television Theatre (TV Series) Moony - Story #3 ( 2 episodes, 1952–1958 )  Less 1952–1958 2
  • Primary photo for Playhouse 90Playhouse 90 (TV Series) M. Paul / Stanley Carr ( 2 episodes, 1957–1958 )  Less 1957–1958 2
  • Primary photo for JusticeJustice (TV Series) Actor ( 3 episodes, 1954 )  Less 1954 3
  • Primary photo for The United States Steel HourThe United States Steel Hour (TV Series) Richard Elgin Jr. ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for DangerDanger (TV Series) Actor ( 3 episodes, 1952–1954 )  Less 1952–1954 3
  • Primary photo for Medallion TheatreMedallion Theatre (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for Treasury Men in ActionTreasury Men in Action (TV Series) Bowman ( 2 episodes, 1952–1953 )  Less 1952–1953 2
Self (55 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Broadway: Beyond the Golden AgeBroadway: Beyond the Golden Age Himself  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for Greenwich Village: A World ApartGreenwich Village: A World Apart (Short) Himself  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American FilmOne Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American Film Himself  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Giuseppe Tornatore: Every Film My First FilmGiuseppe Tornatore: Every Film My First Film Himself  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for GazzaraGazzara Himself  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Ben Gazzara Remembers the Strange OneBen Gazzara Remembers the Strange One (Video) Himself / Jocko De Paris  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Chabad: To Life TelethonChabad: To Life Telethon (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2008 $325K $8.1MM
  • Primary photo for AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic GenresAFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the MoviesBeyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies Himself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for BuenafuenteBuenafuente (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for El MagacineEl Magacine (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Premio Donostia a Ben GazzaraPremio Donostia a Ben Gazzara (TV Special) Himself - Honoree  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The Tony Danza ShowThe Tony Danza Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Charlie RoseCharlie Rose (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 2 episodes, 1998–2004 )  Less 1998–2004
  • Primary photo for Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were ThereBroadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Who Is Alejandro Chomski?Who Is Alejandro Chomski? Himself  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Cassavetes: Claroscuro americanoCassavetes: Claroscuro americano (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for A Constant ForgeA Constant Forge Himself  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Marilyn in ManhattanMarilyn in Manhattan (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for PaleoworldPaleoworld (TV Series) Narrator ( 2 episodes )  Less 1994–1997
  • Primary photo for Mundo VIPMundo VIP (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Howard SternHoward Stern (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for John Cassavetes: To Risk Everything to Express It AllJohn Cassavetes: To Risk Everything to Express It All Himself  Less 1996 €100K
  • Primary photo for A Film és... I.-XIVA Film és... I.-XIV (TV Series) Himself (1995)  Less 1995– 
  • Primary photo for Anything for JohnAnything for John (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Annual Daily Variety Honors. A Salutes to Army ArcherdThe Annual Daily Variety Honors. A Salutes to Army Archerd (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Bon dia, CatalunyaBon dia, Catalunya (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Paul Ryan ShowThe Paul Ryan Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode )  Less 1977–1992
  • Primary photo for La paradaLa parada (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Du côté de chez FredDu côté de chez Fred (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Moving Image Salutes James StewartMoving Image Salutes James Stewart (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominee  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Cinéma cinémasCinéma cinémas (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Night of 100 Stars IINight of 100 Stars II (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Droit de réponse: l'esprit de contradictionDroit de réponse: l'esprit de contradiction (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host ( 13 episodes, 1971–1978 )  Less 1971–1978
    Show more
  • Primary photo for The 35th Annual Golden Globe AwardsThe 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Dinah!Dinah! (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 3 episodes, 1975–1977 )  Less 1975–1977
  • Primary photo for The Annual Theatre World AwardsThe Annual Theatre World Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The 29th Annual Tony AwardsThe 29th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself - Guest / Himself ( 8 episodes, 1965–1973 )  Less 1965–1973
    Show more
  • Primary photo for The Dick Cavett ShowThe Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The Joe Namath ShowThe Joe Namath Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The Joey Bishop ShowThe Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) Himself ( 4 episodes, 1967–1969 )  Less 1967–1969
    Show more
  • Primary photo for The David Frost ShowThe David Frost Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for Dee TimeDee Time (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The 40th Annual Academy AwardsThe 40th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Audience Member  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Merv Griffin ShowThe Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1966 )  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for Tonight Starring Jack PaarTonight Starring Jack Paar (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1962 )  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Here's HollywoodHere's Hollywood (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for What's My Line?What's My Line? (TV Series) Himself - Mystery Guest / Himself - Guest Panelist ( 4 episodes, 1959–1961 )  Less 1959–1961
    Show more
  • Primary photo for I've Got a SecretI've Got a Secret (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for A.N.T.A. Album of 1955A.N.T.A. Album of 1955 (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1955
Archive Footage (15 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

Filter by:

Select: All | None
Edit Page Submit additional information and/or report errors on this page. If it is approved by IMDb database managers, it will be added to the page in a future update.
Become an IMDbPro Member Today
Get access to the industry's most essential research tool
Get Connected Detailed contact & representation data
Stay Informed IMDb trends, shared credits & industry news
Discover New Opportunities In-Development projects & casting notices
Showcase Your Talent Enhanced profile control with photos, demo reels, & bio