Abe Vigoda

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Abraham Charles "Abe" Vigoda (vɨˈɡdə; born February 24, 1921) is an American movie and television actor who appeared in dramas, including The Godfather, and in comedies such as Barney Miller and Joe Versus The Volcano. Vigoda is well known for his portrayal of Sal Tessio in The Godfather and for his portrayal of Detective Sgt. Phil Fish on the sitcom television series Barney Miller from 1975 to 1977 and on its spinoff show Fish that aired from February 1977 to June 1978 on ABC. After mistaken reports of his death in 1982 and 1987, Vigoda has been the subject of running gags as to whether he is dead or alive.

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Filmography

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Selected Abe Vigoda film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2013
High School USA! (2013) (TV Show)
Otto

2007
Frankie the Squirrel (Short Film)
Blind Uncle Morty

2006
Penguin from Boca

2003
Crime Spree (2003)
Angelo Giancarlo

2000
Chump Change (2000)
The Frog

2000
Deadline (2000) (TV Show)
Joseph Spiaggio

2000
Manhattan, AZ (2000) (TV Show)
Ben

2000
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1999
Norm (1999) (TV Show)
Sal

1999
Just the Ticket
Arty

1998
Uncle Guy

1998
Witness to the Mob (1998) (TV Movie)
Paul Castellano

1997
Good Burger (1997)
Otis

1997
Farticus

1996
Rudy

1996
Underworld (1996)
Will Cassady

1996
Promised Land (1996) (TV Show)
Albert Spokaine

1995
Jury Duty (1995)
Judge Powell

1995
Don Frito Layleone

1994
North (1994)
Alaskan Grandpa

1994
Touched by an Angel (1994) (TV Show)
Receptionist

1994
Weird Science (1994) (TV Show)

1994
Grandpa

1993
Salvatore Valestra

1993
Fist of Honor (1993)
Victor Malucci

1993
Pawn Broker

1993
Sugar Hill (1993)
Gus Molino

1993
Diagnosis Murder (1993) (TV Show)
Alfredo Bartolo, Alfred 'Al' Bartell, Mr. Johnson

1992
Lucky Luke (1992) (TV Show)
Judge Rinehart

1992
Mad About You (1992) (TV Show)
Kalman Wertzel

1990
Chief of the Waponis

1990
Law & Order (1990) (TV Show)
Ret. Detective Landis

1990
D. J. Lancaster

1990
Wings (1990) (TV Show)
Harry

1989
Grandpa

1989
Prancer (1989)
Orel Benton

1989
B.L. Stryker (1989) (TV Show)
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1988
Plain Clothes (1988)
Mr. Wiseman

1988
Monsters (1988) (TV Show)
Dolan

1988
The Adventures of Superboy (1988) (TV Show)
Mr. Wagner

1988
Keaton's Cop (1988)
Louis Keaton

1986
Detective Edwards

1985
The Stuff (1985)
Special Guest Star in Stuff Commercial

1985
MacGyver (1985) (TV Show)
Bill Cody

1984
Caesar

1984
Murder, She Wrote (1984) (TV Show)
George

1984
Santa Barbara (1984) (TV Show)
Lyle DeFranco

1984
The New Mike Hammer (1984) (TV Show)
Arthur

1983
Tales from the Darkside (1983) (TV Show)
Jake Corelli

1981
Harper Valley P.T.A. (1981) (TV Show)
Slick

1981
The Big Stuffed Dog (1981) (TV Movie)
Carnival Pitchman

1980
Gridlock (TV Movie)
Herb

1979
Death Car on the Freeway (1979) (TV Movie)
Mr. Frisch

1979
$weepstake$ (1979) (TV Show)
Anthony

1979
Supertrain (1979) (TV Show)
Ray Yellburton

1979
The Littlest Hobo (1979) (TV Show)
Howard Mattson

1978
Sgt. Rizzuto

1978
How to Pick Up Girls! (1978) (TV Movie)
Nathan Perlmutter

1978
B.J. and the Bear (1978) (TV Show)
Grandpa Ben Rule

1978
Vega$ (1978) (TV Show)
Max

1978
The Comedy Company (TV Movie)
Jake

1977
Sal Tessio

1977
Eight Is Enough (1977) (TV Show)
Ben Ryan

1977
Fantasy Island (1977) (TV Show)
Joe Lange, Sid Gordon

1977
Fish (1977) (TV Show)
Det. Phil Fish

1977
The Love Boat (1977) (TV Show)
Charlie Fletcher

1976
Having Babies (1976) (TV Movie)
Al Schneider

1976
The Bionic Woman (1976) (TV Show)
Barlow

1974
Tessio

1974
The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd (1974) (TV Movie)
Dominic Morrell

1974
Barney Miller (1974) (TV Show)
Det. Phil Fish

1974
The Rockford Files (1974) (TV Show)
Phil 'The Dancer' Gabriel, Al Dancer

1974
Newman's Law (1974)
John Dellanzia

1973
Don Talusso

1973
The Devil's Daughter (1973) (TV Movie)
Alikhine

1973
Kojak (1973) (TV Show)
Kilty

1973
Toma (1973) (TV Show)
Donzer

1972
The Godfather (1972)
Tessio

1972
The Sandy Duncan Show (1972) (TV Show)
Mr. Samuelson

1971
Cannon (1971) (TV Show)
Mr. Couzellous

1968
Hawaii Five-O (1968) (TV Show)
Abe Kemper

1967
Mannix (1967) (TV Show)
Anton Valine

1966
Dark Shadows (1966) (TV Show)
Ezra Braithwaite, Otis Greene

1965
Waiter

1956
As the World Turns (1956) (TV Show)
Joe Kravitz

1950
All Star Revue (1950) (TV Show)
Guest Comic, Cab Driver

1949
Suspense (1949) (TV Show)
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1948
Studio One in Hollywood (1948) (TV Show)
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Albums

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Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Abe Vigoda.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Throwing Shade 2010 92,045
Crush 2010 93,106
Sequins 2010 109,017
Dream Of My Love (Chasing After You) 2010 112,833
Bear Face 2008 124,189
Repeating Angel 2010 152,450
Animal Ghosts 2008 139,149
November 2010 139,643
Cranes 2008 147,768
Pure Violence 2010 151,071
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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