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Allen Garfield (Allen Goorwitz)

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Biography

Newark, New Jersey, USA
New Jersey-born Allen Garfield was trained at the Actors Studio in New York City. He had a prolific career on the stage before making his film debut in 1968. His stocky build and nervous, jumpy mannerisms fit well with the weaselly criminals, lecherous villains and corrupt businessmen and politicians he excels in playing - a perfect example of which is the Beverly Hills police chief in 1987's Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). Midway through his career he reverted to his real name of Allan Goorwitz, but not long afterwards decided to stay with his stage name, and went back to Allen Garfield. Read more...

Actor

Character: Smut Peddler

Greetings 1968

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Character: Dress Shop Proprietor

The Owl and the Pussycat 1970

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Character: Joe Banner

Hi, Mom! 1970

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Character: Vincent J. Palmer

Slither 1973

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Character: Bernie Moran

The Conversation 1974

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Character: Cal van Damp

One-Trick Pony 1980

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Character: Howard McDermott

Continental Divide 1981

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Character: Leo Kubelsky

The Majestic 2001

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Character: Witkin

The Ninth Gate 1999

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Character: Lieutenant Paul Taylor

Absence of the Good 1999

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Character: Simon Frischmuth

Obsession 1997

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Character: Vinnie Vidivici

Destiny Turns on the Radio 1995

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Character: Dan Rackman

Wild Side 1995

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Character: Eagleman

Les patriotes 1994

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Character: Magnus O'Leary

Miracle Beach 1992

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Character: Abe Feller

Citizen Cohn 1992

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Character: Bernie, User Car Dealer

Bis ans Ende der Welt 1991

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Character: Harrison Farnsworth IV

Club Fed 1990

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Character: Zachary Willard

Night Visitor 1989

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Character: Harold Lutz

Beverly Hills Cop II 1987

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Character: Entertainment Magnate

My Best Friend's Birthday 1987

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Character: Mr. Mosol

Desert Bloom 1986

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Character: Abbadabba Berman

The Cotton Club 1984

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Character: Carl Rosenberg

Teachers 1984

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Character: Phil Hanner

Irreconcilable Differences 1984

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Character: Max Wolfe

Get Crazy 1983

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Character: Leo Katzman

Diabolique 1996

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Character: Lt. James Finn

Crime of the Century 1996

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Character: Mr. Berger / Psychiatrist

Get a Job 1998

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Character: Mr. Ratledge

Taxi 1978

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Character: Charles Weaver

Mod Squad 1968

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Character: Ralphie Goodbody

McCloud 1970

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Character: Henry Spear

Banyon 1971

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Character: Bernie Yoakum

The Young Lawyers 1969

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Character: Jackie Noodleman

Men Named Milo, Women Named Greta 2000

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Character: Man on Cross

Bananas 1971

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Character: Dr. Abrahms

Leave 'em Laughing 1981

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Character: Lieutenant Ralph Fogherty

The Million Dollar Rip-Off 1976

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