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Joel Grey

Joel Grey began his illustrious career at the age of nine, when he made his acting debut at the Cleveland Playhouse in On Borrowed Time. Since then, he has achieved critical praise and success in almost every entertainment medium: stage, nightclubs, feature films and television. He is best known for his Tony-, Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning performances as the M.C. in the stage (1966) and film (1972) versions of Cabaret.

Grey's extensive theatrical credits also include the hilariously hapless Amos Hart in the recent Broadway revival of Kander and Ebb's Chicago, with Bebe Neuwirth; Neil Simon's Come Blow Your Horn; Half A Sixpence; and Stop the World, I Want to Get Off. In addition to his Tony for Cabaret, he was nominated for his work in George M (1969), Goodtime Charley (1975) and The Grand Tour (1979).

On television, Grey received an Emmy nomination in 1993 for his performance in two episodes of Brooklyn Bridge. His film credits include Frank Perry's Man On a Swing, Robert Altman's Buffalo Bill and the Indians and The Player, Herbert Ross's The Seven Percent Solution and Steven Soderbergh's Kafka. He won a Golden Globe nomination for his portrait of a 75-year old Korean martial arts expert in Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Joel Grey Facts

Birth NameJoe Katz
BirthdayApril 11, 1932 (89)
BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Joel Grey compared to you?
Awards1973 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for Cabaret)
1973 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Cabaret)

Selected Filmography

Ghost World
A Christmas Carol
Informed Consent
Broadway: The American Musical
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
Another 48 Hrs.
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