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Morey Amsterdam (Moritz Amsterdam)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born in Chicago, Morey Amsterdam started in vaudeville at the age of 14, as a straight man for his piano-playing brother. His father, a concert violinist who worked with the Chicago Opera and the San Francisco Symphony, wanted Morey to pursue a career in classical music but Morey had other plans. By the time he was 16, he was working at a Chicago speakeasy owned by Al Brown - better known as Al Capone. When he was caught in the middle of a shootout in the club one night, Ansterdam decided to seek safer bookings. Read more...

Actor

Character: Walter Sage

Murder, Inc. 1960

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Character: Brady / James

Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol 1962

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Character: Himself

When Nature Calls 1985

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Character: Himself

Fame 1982

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Character: Himself - Host

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Himself - Guest Panelist

Stump the Stars 1947

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Character: Himself

The Garry Moore Show 1958

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Character: Himself

The Arsenio Hall Show 1989

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Character: Herman

Alice 1976

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Character: Jerry Mermaid

Adam-12 1968

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Character: Himself

The Kraft Music Hall 1967

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Character: Izzy

Vega$ 1978

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Writing