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Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield

Highest Rated: 87% Back to School (1986)

Lowest Rated: 0% My 5 Wives (2000)

Birthday: Nov 22, 1921

Birthplace: Babylon, New York, USA

Legendary comedian Rodney Dangerfield's signature line, "I don't get no respect," belied a man and a career revered by friends and fans alike. Having started in stand-up comedy prior to his friend and contemporary Lenny Bruce, Dangerfield temporarily set his dreams aside a decade later only to give it another try at the tender age of 40. After years on the New York club circuit and performances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" (CBS, 1948-1971), he set up shop with a club of his own, Dangerfield's, where he further honed his act and gave dozens of future stand up stars their early break. Marquee names like Jim Carrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr and Sam Kinison all owed their funny father-figure a tremendous debt of gratitude. Then, at an age when most professionals begin to contemplate retirement, Dangerfield enjoyed his breakout moment as a member of the madcap cast of the hit comedy "Caddyshack" (1980). Suddenly a superstar at the age of 60, the lovable lout went on to record hit comedy albums, appear in several of his own television specials and star in features films like "Easy Money" (1983) and "Back to School" (1986). Never shying away from edgier material, he shocked audiences with his performance as a vile stepfather in Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers" (1994). An unlikely comedic leading man, Dangerfield's downtrodden everyman proved utterly relatable to multitudes of fans, who just like him, only wanted a little respect and a good belly laugh.

Highest rated movies

87% Back to School 72% Caddyshack 60% Easy Money
51% Natural Born Killers
22% Little Nicky
14% Ladybugs
13% Meet Wally Sparks
0% Angels With Angles

Photos

RODNEY DANGERFIELD, CA. 1970S MEET WALLY SPARKS, Rodney Dangerfield, 1997. (c) Trimark Pictures. EASY MONEY, Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, 1983. ©Orion CADDYSHACK, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Dan Resin, Ted Knight, Brian Doyle-Murray, 1980. (c)Orion Pictures.. EASY MONEY, Rodney Dangerfield, Jennifer Jason Leigh, 1983, (c)Orion Pictures EASY MONEY, Taylor Negron, Rodney Dangerfield, 1983. (c) Orion Pictures. CADDYSHACK, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, 1980. (c) Orion Pictures. CADDYSHACK, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Ted Knight, 1980. (c) Orion Pictures. CADDYSHACK, Scott Colomby, Chevy Chase, Ted Knight, Rodney Dangerfield, 1980. (c)Orion Pictures.. EASY MONEY, Rodney Dangerfield, 1983, (c)Orion Pictures CADDYSHACK, Ted Knight, Dan Resin, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, 1980. (c) Orion Pictures. EASY MONEY, Rodney Dangerfield, 1983, © Orion LADYBUGS, Tom Parks, Jeanetta Arnette, Jackee Harry, Rodney Dangerfield, 1992, (c)Paramount Pictures/ . EASY MONEY, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Taylor Negron, Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, 1983, (c)Orion Pictures BACK TO SCHOOL, Rodney Dangerfield, 1986. (c) Orion Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Colleciton. BACK TO SCHOOL, Rodney Dangerfield, Ned Beatty, 1986, (c)Orion Pictures EASY MONEY, Rodney Dangerfield (second from right), Joe Pesci (center), 1983. (c) Orion Pictures. EASY MONEY, Rodney Dangerfield, 1983. (c) Orion Pictures. EASY MONEY, Joe Pesci, Rodney Dangerfield, 1983. (c) Orion Pictures. MEET WALLY SPARKS, Rodney Dangerfield, 1997. (c) Trimark Pictures.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
0% No Score Yet Angels With Angles God (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 25% The 4th Tenor Lupo (Character),
Writer
- 2002
No Score Yet 45% Back by Midnight Jake Puloski (Character) - 2002
22% 55% Little Nicky Lucifer (Character) $39.4M 2000
0% 44% My 5 Wives Monte Peterson (Character),
Writer
- 2000
No Score Yet 71% Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 24% The Godson The Rodfather (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 77% Rusty: The Great Rescue Bandit (Voice) - 1998
0% 42% Casper: A Spirited Beginning Mayor Johnny Hunt (Character) - 1997
13% 31% Meet Wally Sparks Wally Sparks (Character),
Screenwriter
$4.1M 1997
51% 81% Natural Born Killers Ed Wilson (Character) - 1994
14% 43% Ladybugs Chester Lee (Character) $14.0M 1992
17% 56% Rover Dangerfield Rover Dangerfield (Voice),
Writer,
Executive Producer
- 1991
87% 68% Back to School Thornton Melon (Character) $89.2M 1986
60% 58% Easy Money Monty Capuletti (Character),
Writer
- 1983
72% 87% Caddyshack Al Czervik (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover Manager (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 30% The Projectionist Renaldi/The Bat (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Still Standing Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 71% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suddenly Susan Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
85% 77% The Simpsons Larry Burns (Guest Voice) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Living Color Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1969-1970 1974