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Rodney Dangerfield (Jacob Cohen)

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Biography

Deer Park, Long Island, New York, USA
Rodney Dangerfield was born in Deer Park, New York in 1921. His birth name was Jacob Cohen. Jacob Cohen began writing jokes at the age of 15, and started performing before he was 20. He took his act to the road for ten years, his stage name was "Jack Roy". While working as a struggling comedian, Rodney Dangerfield worked as a singing waiter. His first run at comedy was to no avail. Rodney Dangerfield married Joyce Indig, in 1949 and had two children: Brian and Melanie. During the 1950s, Rodney was an aluminum siding salesman, living in New Jersey. Read more...

Actor

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The Onion Movie 2008

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Character: Himself / Various

Legends: Rodney Dangerfield 2006

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Character: Jake Puloski

Back by Midnight 2004

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Character: Rat-A-Tat-Tat

The Electric Piper 2003

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Character: Wally Sparks

Meet Wally Sparks 1997

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Character: Ed Wilson, Mallory's Dad

Natural Born Killers 1994

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Character: Rover Dangerfield

Rover Dangerfield 1991

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Character: Himself

...Where's Rodney? 1990

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Character: Thornton Melon

Back to School 1986

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Character: Monty Capuletti

Easy Money 1983

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Character: The Rodfather

The Godson 1998

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Character: Bandit the Rabbit

Rusty: A Dog's Tale 1998

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Character: Monte Peterson

My 5 Wives 2000

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Character: Mayor Johnny Hunt

Casper: A Spirited Beginning 1997

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Character: Himself

Rodney's Act 2004

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Character: Himself - Host / Various

Rodney Dangerfield/The J. Geils Band 1980

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Character: Himself

Phil Hartman/Bush 1996

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Character: Himself - Comedian

When Television Came of Age 2014

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Character: Himself

That's Life 1968

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Character: Himself

The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Character: Dr. Vinny Boombatz

The Earth Day Special 1990

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Makeup

The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987

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Character: Himself

When Jews Were Funny 2013

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Character: Himself

Episode #3.144 0

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Character: Himself

Drunk Rodney Dangerfield 0

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Writing

Character: Jake Puloski

Back by Midnight 2004

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Character: Wally Sparks

Meet Wally Sparks 1997

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Character: Rover Dangerfield

Rover Dangerfield 1991

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Character: Thornton Melon

Back to School 1986

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Character: Monty Capuletti

Easy Money 1983

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Character: Monte Peterson

My 5 Wives 2000

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Character: Himself

Rodney's Act 2004

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