Lee J. Cobb

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IVA Star Rating : 77
Lee J. Cobb was an American actor. He is best known for his performances in On the Waterfront (1954), 12 Angry Men (1957), and The Exorcist (1973). He also played the role of Willy Loman in the original Broadway production of Arthur Miller's 1949 play Death of a Salesman under the direction of Elia Kazan. On television, Cobb starred in the first four... read more

Lee J. Cobb was an American actor. He is best known for his performances in On the Waterfront (1954), 12 Angry Men (1957), and The Exorcist (1973). He also played the role of Willy Loman in the original Broadway production of Arthur Miller's 1949 play Death of a Salesman under the direction of Elia Kazan. On television, Cobb starred in the first four seasons of the Western series The Virginian. He typically played arrogant, intimidating and abrasive characters, but often had roles as respectable figures such as judges and police officers. He was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for The Brothers Karamazov (1958) and On the Waterfront (1954).

Birth Name

Leo Jacoby

Born

Friday, 08 December 1911

Died

Wednesday, 11 February 1976

Actor Filmography

Role Model: Gene Wilder Willy Loman 2008
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Lt. William Kinderman 2007
The 50th Annual Tony Awards Willy Loman 1996
American Masters Johnny Friendly 1986
Arthur Miller on Home Ground Self 1979
Bad Men of the West Judge Henry Garth 1978
Origins of the Mafia Bartolomeo Gramignano 1976
Nick the Sting Robert Clark / Robert Clarke 1976
La legge violenta della squadra anticrimine Dante Ragusa 1976
Last Moments Twenty Years 1974
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Role Model: Gene Wilder Willy Loman 2008
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Lt. William Kinderman 2007
The 50th Annual Tony Awards Willy Loman 1996
American Masters Johnny Friendly 1986
Arthur Miller on Home Ground Self 1979
Bad Men of the West Judge Henry Garth 1978
Origins of the Mafia Bartolomeo Gramignano 1976
Nick the Sting Robert Clark / Robert Clarke 1976
La legge violenta della squadra anticrimine Dante Ragusa 1976
Last Moments Twenty Years 1974
The Great Ice Rip-Off Willy Calso 1974
Trapped Beneath the Sea Victor Bateman 1974
La polizia sta a guardare Jovine 1973
Double Indemnity Barton Keyes 1973
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Harvey Lapchance / Lapchance 1973
The Exorcist Lt. William Kinderman / Lt. William F. Kinderman 1973
The Bull of the West Judge Garth 1972
Lawman Vincent Bronson 1971
Macho Callahan Duffy 1970
The Liberation of L.B. Jones Oman Hedgepath 1970
Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man Himself / Self 1970
McCloud Alexander Montello 1970
The Young Lawyers David Barrett 1969
Mackenna's Gold The Editor 1969
They Came to Rob Las Vegas Steve Skorsky 1968
Coogan's Bluff Lt. McElroy 1968
Mafia Don Mariano Arena 1968
In Like Flint Lloyd C. Cramden 1967
Death of a Salesman Willy Loman 1966
Our Man Flint Cramden 1966
The Dean Martin Show 1965
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Ernie Wigman 1963
Come Blow Your Horn Harry R. Baker / Harry Baker 1963
How the West Was Won Marshal Lou Ramsey 1962
The Virginian Richter Henry Garth, Judge Henry Garth / Richter Henry Garth 1962
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Julio Madariaga 1962
Exodus Barak Ben Canaan 1960
The DuPont Show with June Allyson Captain Maximillian Gault 1959
But Not for Me Jeremiah MacDonald 1959
Green Mansions Nuflo 1959
The Trap Victor Massonetti 1959
Party Girl Rico Angelo 1958
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse El Jefe 1958
Naked City Paul Delito 1958
Man of the West Dock Tobin 1958
Frontier Justice Ca'pt. Andrew Watling 1958
The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Karamazov 1958
The DuPont Show of the Month Dr. Hochberg, Miguel de Cervantes / Don Quixote de la Mancha / Alonso Quijana 1957
The Three Faces of Eve Doctor Curtis Luther 1957
The Garment Jungle Walter Mitchell 1957
12 Angry Men Juror 3 1957
Zane Grey Theatre Captain Andrew Watling, Drifter - Frank MacKinnon 1956
Playhouse 90 Al Bengsten, Dr. Lawrence Doner 1956
Miami Exposé Lt. Barton 'Bart' Scott 1956
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Judge Bernstein 1956
The Alcoa Hour Zocco 1955
Gunsmoke Col. Josiah Johnson 1955
The Left Hand of God Mieh Yang 1955
The Road to Denver Jim Donovan 1955
The Racers Maglio 1955
Day of Triumph Zadok 1954
Producers' Showcase Rubashev 1954
Medic Henry Fisher 1954
On the Waterfront Johnny Friendly 1954
Gorilla at Large Detective Sgt. Garrison 1954
Yankee Pasha Sultan 1954
The Tall Texan Capt. Theodore Bess 1953
General Electric Theater Dominic Roma, Grayson Foxhall 1953
The Ford Television Theatre Matt Erwin 1952
The Fighter Durango 1952
The Family Secret Howard Clark 1951
Goodyear Playhouse 1951
Tales of Tomorrow Wayne Crowder 1951
Sirocco Col. Feroud 1951
The Man Who Cheated Himself Lt. Ed Cullen / Lieutenant Ed Cullen 1950
Somerset Maugham TV Theatre Charles Strickland 1950
Lux Video Theatre Emile Zola 1950
Thieves' Highway Mike Figlia 1949
The Dark Past Dr. Andrew Collins 1948
Studio One Dr. Joseph Pearson 1948
The Luck of the Irish David C. Augur / D.C. Augur 1948
The Miracle of the Bells Marcus Harris 1948
Call Northside 777 Brian Kelly 1948
Captain from Castile Juan Garcia 1947
Boomerang! Chief Harold F. Robinson / Chief Harold F. 'Robbie' Robinson 1947
Johnny O'Clock Inspector Koch 1947
Lights Out David Stevenson 1946
Anna and the King of Siam Kralahome 1946
Winged Victory Doctor 1944
The Song of Bernadette Dr. Dozous 1943
Buckskin Frontier Jeptha Marr 1943
Tonight We Raid Calais M. Bonnard / Bonnard 1943
The Moon Is Down Dr. Albert Winter 1943
Paris Calling Captain Schwabe 1941
Men of Boys Town Dave Morris 1941
This Thing Called Love Julio Diestro 1941
Golden Boy Mr. Bonaparte 1939
The Phantom Creeps Road Crew Foreman (archive footage) / Road Crew Foreman 1939
Danger on the Air Tony Lisotti 1938
Ali Baba Goes to Town Arab 1937
Rustlers' Valley Cal Howard 1937
North of the Rio Grande Goodwin / President Wooden 1937
The Vanishing Shadow Roadwork Foreman / Roadwork Foreman [Chs. 3, 4] 1934

Director Filmography

Startime 1959
1967 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama Nominated
1964 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor Nominated
1960 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor (Lead or Support) Nominated
1959 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1958 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor Nominated
1958 Emmy Actor - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support Nominated
1955 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
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