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Al Lewis (Alexander Meister)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
In the late 1920s, Lewis worked as a circus performer, but ultimately decided on college, earning a Ph.D. in child psychology from Columbia University. He taught school and wrote two children's books. In 1949, at the suggestion of a friend, Lewis turned to acting and joined the Paul Mann Actor's Workshop in New York. Lewis worked in burlesque and vaudeville theaters across the country, which eventually led to Broadway. By the 1950s, television was booming, and Lewis took advantage of the work appearing on almost every live show out of his home base of New York City. Read more...

Actor

Character: Machine Gun Manny

Pretty Boy Floyd 1960

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Character: Sam Sharp

Black Starlet 1974

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Character: Leo Schnauzer

Car 54, Where Are You? 1994

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Character: Vernon Cooger

My Grandpa Is a Vampire 1992

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Character: Himself

U.S. Open Sores 1989

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Character: Uncle Joe Russo

Married to the Mob 1988

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Character: Himself

Sidoglio Smithee 1998

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Character: Guard at Hotel Lobby

Death Wish 1974

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Character: Officer Leo Schnauser

Car 54, Where Are You? 1961

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Character: Himself - Guest

The Jackie Gleason Show 1966

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Character: Zalto

Lost in Space 1965

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Character: Himself

Coney Island 1991

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