Allen Garfield

22 Nov 1939


Allen Garfield, born and sometimes credited as Allen Goorwitz (born November 22, 1939), is an American film and television actor.

Garfield was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Alice (née Lavroff) and Philip Goorwitz.A graduate of Weequahic High School, he was a sports reporter and Golden Gloves boxer before becoming an actor. He studied acting at The Actors Studio in New York City, studying with both Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan, and worked in stage before film. Garfield is a quirky and prolific actor who has appeared in over 100 films and television shows. He is known for playing nervous villains, corrupt businessmen and politicians. In addition he has appeared in two art films by German director Wim Wenders, Der Stand der Dinge and Bis ans Ende der Welt. Garfield has one sister, Lois.


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Filmography (30 titles)

(movie, 1999)
···The Ninth Gate
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Witkin)
(movie, 1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Music, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Simon Frischmuth)
(movie, 1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Leo Katzman)
(movie, 1995)
···Wild Side
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Dan Rackman)
(movie, 1994)
···Les patriotes
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Eagleman)
(movie, 1993)
···Cyborg 2
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Martin Dunn)
(movie, 1987)
···Beverly Hills Cop II
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Police Chief Harold Lutz)
(movie, 1986)
···Killer in the Mirror
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dist. Atty. Randall Hale)
(movie, 1984)
···The Cotton Club
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Abbadabba Berman)
(movie, 1983)
···Get Crazy
Genre: Comedy, Music
Role: Actor (as Max Wolfe)
(movie, 1983)
···The Black Stallion Returns
Genre: Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Kurr)
(movie, 1981)
···Continental Divide
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Howard McDermott)
(movie, 1980)
···The Stunt Man
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sam (as Allen Goorwitz))
(movie, 1978)
···The Brink's Job
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Vinnie Costa (as Allen Goorwitz))
(movie, 1978)
···Nowhere to Run
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Herbie Stoltz)
(movie, 1978)
···Ring of Passion
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Damon Runyon)
(movie, 1978)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Role: Actor (as Manny Bloom)
(movie, 1976)
···Gable and Lombard
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Louis B. Mayer)
(movie, 1976)
···Mother, Jugs & Speed
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Harry Fishbine)
(movie, 1976)
···The Million Dollar Rip-Off
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Lieutenant Ralph Fogherty)
(movie, 1975)
Genre: Music, Drama
Role: Actor (as Barnett)
(movie, 1974)
···The Front Page
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Kruger)
(movie, 1974)
···The Conversation
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as William P. 'Bernie' Moran)
(movie, 1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Carl Rizzo)
(movie, 1974)
···Virginia Hill
Genre: Biography, Drama
Role: Actor (as Leo Ritchie)
(movie, 1972)
···The Candidate
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Klein)
(movie, 1971)
···The Organization
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Benjy)
(movie, 1971)
···Believe in Me
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Stutter)
(movie, 1971)
···Cry Uncle
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Jake Masters)
(movie, 1970)
···Hi, Mom!
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Joe Banner)