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Joseph Wiseman

Joseph Wiseman
(Last Updated May 12th 2004)

Former Broadway actor who made nearly a dozen film appearances in the 1950’s before earning the distinction of becoming the screen’s first James Bond Villain in “Dr. No”   (1962). Other notable films include, “Viva Zapata” (1952),   “The Valachi Papers” (1972) & “Jaguar Lives” (1979).

Joseph Wiseman Fact File :

Birth Name: Jospeh Wiseman

Date Of Birth: 15th May 1918

Place Of Birth: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Spouse: Pearl Lang (Unknown - Present)

Film Debut: “With These Hands” (1950)

James Bond Villain:
In 1962 Joseph played the title character in the first-ever Bond film “Dr. No”.

Notable TV appearances:
“Wagon Train” (1957), “The Twilight Zone” (1959), “The F.B.I.” (1965), “Buck Rogers” (1979), “Magnum PI” (1980), The A-Team (1983), “L.A. Law” (1986), “Law & Order (1990)

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Joseph Wiseman Appearances on VHS & DVD :

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century: Vegas In Space [VHS] VHS
An outer space casino is really the front for an interplanetary crimelord whom Buck must stop. 50 min. Special Appearance by Joseph Wiseman NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.

The Prodigal [VHS](1955) VHS
The New Testament parable was elaborated upon for this lavish costume drama. Edmund Purdom plays the Hebrew man who leaves home for the bright lights of Damascus and falls for seductive pagan priestess Lana Turner. Before long he is broke and sold into slavery, where he leads a revolt against Turner and her cohorts. Louis Calhern, Audrey Dalton, James Mitchell also star. 114 min.

Dr. No [VHS](1962) VHS
The first 007 feature finds Her Majesty's top spy (Sean Connery) investigating mysterious goings-on at a small Jamaican port, where he meets the diabolical Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman) and the first "Bond Bombshell," bikini-clad Honey Rider (Ursula Andress). 111 min. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.

Crackshot [VHS](1968) VHS
Exciting crime drama with a pre-"Hawaii Five-O" Jack Lord starring as a treasury agent who goes undercover to break a "funny money" ring. With Mercedes McCambridge, Jack Weston, Shirley Knight and Joseph Wiseman. AKA: "Counterfeit Killer." 95 min.

Lawman [DVD](1971) DVD
Provocative Western drama starring Burt Lancaster as a marshal who discovers that those responsible for hiring him to capture a group of murderous ranchers have turned against him. Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb, Sheree North and Robert Duvall also star. 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby mono, French mono, Spanish mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; theatrical trailer. Dolby mono, French Dolby mono; Subtitles: Spanish, French; theatrical trailer.

The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz [VHS](1974) VHS
Richard Dreyfuss's energetic performance as an aggressive and ambitious young man who's not afraid to step on some toes on his climb out of the Jewish ghettos of 1940s Montreal propels this Canadian comedy-drama, based on Mordecai Richler's novel. Co-stars Jack Warden, Randy Quaid, Micheline Lanctot. 121 min.

Zalmen, Or The Madness Of God [VHS](1975) VHS
Elie Wiesel's play is set in post-Stalinist Russia in a synagogue on the night before a Western acting group is slated to appear. The haunting play, penned by Wiesel after he visited the Soviet Union in 1965, stars Dianne Wiest, Robert Prosky and Joseph Wiseman. 120 min.

The Betsy [VHS](1978) VHS
Harold Robbins' sensational look at the sexual and financial intrigue in a family who made their fortune in the auto industry. Laurence Olivier is the patriarch of the clan that has created a car that appears so perfect it threatens to put the other manufacturers out of business. Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Lesley-Anne Down and Katharine Ross star. 125 min.

Rage Of Angels [VHS](1983) VHS
Sidney Sheldon's bestseller is transformed into a glossy drama set within the world of high-powered law firms. Jaclyn Smith is torn between a handsome, married attorney (Ken Howard) and a magnetic underworld lawyer (Armand Assante). 187 min. This tape is previously viewed. Manufacturer: Starmaker. Box condition: B. Tape appearance: B. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.

Seize The Day [DVD](1986) DVD
Robin Williams stars in his first dramatic role as a lonely man who refuses to let a failed marriage and financial ruin rob him of his sense of humor and optimism. Based on a Saul Bellow novella, this powerful drama also stars Joseph Wiseman, Tony Roberts and William Hickey. 93 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; biographies; filmographies; behind-the-scenes footage.


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Dr. No (1962)

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