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Lee J. Cobb (Leo Jacoby)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Lee J. Cobb, one of the premier character actors in American film for three decades in the post-World War II period, was born Leo Jacoby in New York City's Lower East Side on December 8, 1911. The son of a Jewish newspaper editor, young Leo was a child prodigy in music, mastering the violin and the harmonica. Any hopes of a career as a violin virtuoso were dashed when he broke his wrist, but his talent on the harmonica may have brought him his first professional success. Read more...

Actor

Character: Julio Diestro

This Thing Called Love 1940

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Character: Captain Schwabe

Paris Calling 1941

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Character: Chief Harold F. 'Robbie' Robinson

Boomerang! 1947

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Character: Inspector Koch

Johnny O'Clock 1947

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Character: Mike Figlia

Thieves' Highway 1949

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Character: Capt. Theodore Bess

The Tall Texan 1953

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Character: Detective Sgt. Garrison

Gorilla at Large 1954

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Character: Mieh Yang

The Left Hand of God 1955

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Character: Maglio

The Racers 1955

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Presenter: Best Special Effects

The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955

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Character: Juror #3

12 Angry Men 1957

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Character: Doctor Curtis Luther

The Three Faces of Eve 1957

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Character: Nuflo

Green Mansions 1959

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Character: Jeremiah MacDonald

But Not for Me 1959

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Character: Barak Ben Canaan

Exodus 1960

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Character: Marshal Lou Ramsey

How the West Was Won 1962

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Character: Harry R. Baker

Come Blow Your Horn 1963

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Character: Lloyd C. Cramden

In Like Flint 1967

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Character: Lt. McElroy

Coogan's Bluff 1968

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Character: Twenty Years

Il venditore di palloncini 1974

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Character: Paul Delito

Naked City 1958

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Character: Rubashev

Producers' Showcase 1954

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Character: Zocco

The Alcoa Hour 1955

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Character: David C. Augur

The Luck of the Irish 1948

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Character: Alexander Montello

McCloud 1970

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Character: Alonso Quijana

The DuPont Show of the Month 1957

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Character: Steve Skorsky

They Came to Rob Las Vegas 1968

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Character: Attorney David Barrett

The Young Lawyers 1969

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Character: Oman Hedgepath

The Liberation of L.B. Jones 1970

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Character: Juror #3

Fonda on Fonda 1992

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Character: Capt. Maximillian Gault

The DuPont Show with June Allyson 1959

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Character: Victor Massonetti

The Trap 1959

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Character: Captain Andrew Watling

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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Directing

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