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Joshua Shelley

Joshua Shelley

Highest Rated: 69% The Front (1976)

Lowest Rated: 30% Funny Lady (1975)

Birthday: Jan 27, 1920

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Actor Joshua Shelley performed in New York vaudeville before being drafted to fight in Europe in 1942--a mere warm-up to fighting for his career years later. Once the war ended, he continued performing on the New York stage in a number of high-profile projects such as "Make Mine Manhattan" and "Our Town," as well as working on several radio serials like "Dick Tracy." He set out from New York for Hollywood in 1949 to try and make it as a movie actor. He landed a role in the musical "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" with Donald O'Connor and played reform-school boy Theodore "Crazy" Perrin in the hard-boiled drama "City Across the River," a role that nabbed the young actor plenty of television work in the following years. But when he was named as a Communist subversive by the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, his burgeoning career halted, and he returned to the New York stage for the next 15 years or so. In the 1970s, Shelley returned to working as a director and actor in Hollywood, frequently appearing on television shows like "B.J. and the Bear" and "The Odd Couple," as well as having small parts in features like "The Front Page," "Funny Lady," and "All the President's Men." He also starred in "The Front" with Woody Allen, directed by fellow blacklistee Martin Ritt, scripted by blacklistee Walter Bernstein, and starring blacklistees Zero Mostel, John Randolph, Lloyd Gough, and Herschel Bernardi.

Highest rated movies

69% The Front
30% Funny Lady

Photos

CITY ACROSS THE RIVER, Tony Curtis, Joshua Shelley, Al Ramsen, 1949 CITY ACROSS THE RIVER, Mickey Knox, Joshua Shelley, Tony Curtis, Richard Jaeckel, Peter Fernandez, Al Ramsen, 1949

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 52% Little Miss Marker Benny (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ring of Passion Max (Character) - 1978
69% 74% The Front Sam (Character) - 1976
30% 55% Funny Lady Painter (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 20% Firehouse Mr. Warnecke (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 33% The Perils of Pauline Director - 1967
No Score Yet 50% Yes Sir, That's My Baby Arnold Schultze (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet City Across the River Theodore "Crazy" Perrin (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Colin - Cover Girl Owner (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 88% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 93% Soap Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Character) 1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Obitsky (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Burglar 2 (Guest Voice),
Race Announcer (Guest Star)
1973 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Jackie Lenihan (Character) 1974
100% 88% Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Earl Grey (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Happy (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Paul Lynde Show Joe Patterson (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 82% Get Smart Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1949