Allen Garfield

Biography

Date of Birth 22 November 1939, Newark, New Jersey, USA Birth Name Allen Goorwitz Mini Biography New Jersey-born Allen Garfield was trained at the Actors Studio in New York City. He had a prolific career on the stage before making his film debut in 1968. His stocky build and nervous, jumpy mannerisms fit well with the weaselly criminals, lecherous villains and corrupt businessmen and politicians he excels in playing - a perfect example of which is the Beverly Hills police chief in 1987's Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). Midway through his career he reverted to his real name of Allan Goorwitz, but not long afterwards decided to stay with his stage name, and went back to Allen Garfield. Trivia Studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse Studied acting with both Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan. A former Golden Gloves boxer. Was originally a journalist who worked his way up from copy boy to sports reporter for "The Newark Star Ledger" and worked as a staff writer for Australia's "Sunday Morning Herald.".

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Birth Name

Allen Goorwitz

Birth Place

Newark, New Jersey, USA

Birth Date

11/22/1939

Death Date

4/7/2020
Known For
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The Conversation

Bernie Moran

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The Black Stallion Returns

Kurr (as Allen Goorwitz)

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Continental Divide

Howard McDermott (as Allen Goorwitz)

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Hi, Mom

Joe Banner

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Putney Swope

Elias, Jr.

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The Stunt Man

Sam (as Allen Goorwitz)

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Busting

Carl Rizzo

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Get Crazy

Max Wolfe (as Allen Goorwitz)

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Mother, Jugs & Speed

Harry Fishbine

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The Owl and the Pussycat

Dress Shop Proprietor

Starring In
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Death Train

Harry Fishbine

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White Boy

Mr. Rosen

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The Majestic

Leo Kubelsky

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Citizen Cohn

Abe Feller

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The Elf Who Didn't Believe

Twisp (as Alen Garfield)

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The Ninth Gate

Witkin

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Absence of the Good

Lieutenant Paul Taylor

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Diabolique

Leo Katzman

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Le Crime du Siècle

Lt. James Finn

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Destiny Turns on the Radio

Vinnie Vidivici

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Stuart Saves His Family

Maitre D' - Near North Restaurant

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Wild Side

Dan Rackman

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The Patriots

Eagleman

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Cyborg 2

Martin Dunn

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Family Prayers

Cantor

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Miracle Beach

Magnus O'Leary

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Until The End Of The World

Bernie, User Car Dealer

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Dick Tracy

Reporter

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Let It Ride

Greenberg

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Night Visitor

Zachary Willard

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Beverly Hills Cop II

Harold Lutz

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My Best Friend's Birthday

Entertainment Magnate

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Killer in the Mirror

Dist. Atty. Randall Hale

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The Cotton Club

Abbadabba Berman

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Irreconcilable Differences

Phil Hanner

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Teachers

Carl Rosenberg

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Get Crazy

Max Wolfe (as Allen Goorwitz)

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The Black Stallion Returns

Kurr (as Allen Goorwitz)

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One from the Heart

Restaurant Owner (as Allen Goorwitz)

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The State of Things

Gordon

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Continental Divide

Howard McDermott (as Allen Goorwitz)

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The Stunt Man

Sam (as Allen Goorwitz)

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Winner Takes All

Herbie Stoltz

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Skateboard

Manny Bloom

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The Brink’s Job

Vinnie Costa (as Allen Goorwitz)

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Mother, Jugs & Speed

Harry Fishbine

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Gable and Lombard

Louis B. Mayer

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Nashville

Barnett

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The Front Page

Kruger

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The Conversation

Bernie Moran

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Judgment: The Trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

David Greenglass

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Busting

Carl Rizzo

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Slither

Vincent J. Palmer

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The Candidate

Klein

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Top of the Heap

Taxi Driver

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Get to Know Your Rabbit

Vic

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Bananas

Man on Cross

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Taking Off

Norman

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The Organization

Benjy

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Cry Uncle

Jake Masters

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The Owl and the Pussycat

Dress Shop Proprietor

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Hi, Mom

Joe Banner

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Putney Swope

Elias, Jr.

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Greetings

Smut Peddler (as Alan Garfield)

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