Dishy, Bob 1934(?)–

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Dishy, Bob 1934(?)–

(Robert Dishy)


Born in 1934 (some sources say 1933), in Brooklyn, NY; son of Nathan (a salesman) and Amy (maiden name, Barazani) Dishy; married Judy Graubart (an actress); children: Samuel Nathan. Education: Syracuse University, B.S., drama, 1955.


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Actor. Appeared with Second City Company, New York City, c. early 1960s; began directing with Second City, 1964. Military: U.S. Army, 1957-59.


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Awards, Honors:

Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best featured actor in a play, Drama Desk Award, outstanding featured actor in play, 1977, both for Sly Fox; All-Army Entertainment Contest; Chancellor's Medal for Distinguished Achievement, Syracuse University.


Stage Appearances:

(Broadway debut) Rocky, Damn Yankees, 46th Street Theatre, 1955-56.

Chic, Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1959.

Child, enemy, Fred, and Patsy, From A to Z, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1960.

Dig We Must, John Drew Theatre, East Hampton, NY, 1960.

Charlie Paal, There Is a Play Tonight, Theatre Marquee, New York City, 1961.

Theophile, Can-Can, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1962.

Medium Rare, Happy Medium Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1962.

Put It in Writing, Happy Medium Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1962.

When the Owl Screams Revue, Square East Theatre, New York City, 1963.

Open Season at Second City, Square East Theatre, 1964.

The Wrecking Ball, Square East Theatre, 1964.

Harry Toukarian, Flora, the Red Menace, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Sapiens, By Jupiter, Theatre Four, New York City, 1967.

Inventor, The Unknown Soldier and His Wife, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Sheldon "Bud" Nemerov, Something Different, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1967-68.

Arthur Korman, The Goodbye People, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1968.

Alex Krieger, A Way of Life, American National Theatre Academy, New York City, 1969.

Adam, The Creation of the World and Other Business, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Arnold Brody, An American Millionaire, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1974.

Abner Truckle, Sly Fox, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1976.

Paul Miller, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Jake, Grownups, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA, then Lyceum Theatre, New York City, both 1981, later Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1983.

Mort, What's Wrong with This Picture?, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1985.

Waiter, Cafe Crown, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Schlissel, The Tenth Man, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1989-90.

Blue Light, 1994.

Simon Persky, The Shawl, Playhouse 91, New York City, 1996.

Gregory Soloman, The Price, Royal Theatre, New York City, 1999-2000.

Bob Dishy, Morning's at Seven, Lyceum Theatre, 2002.

Abner Truckle, Sly Fox, Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Also appeared in Twelfth Night, Second City Company, New York City.

Major Tours:

Medium Rare, U.S. cities, 1960-61.

Stage Director:

The Wrecking Ball, Square East Theatre, New York City, 1964.

Also directed Twelfth Night, Second City Company, New York City.

Film Appearances:

Jerry, The Tiger Makes Out, Columbia, 1967.

(As Robert Dishy) Jerry, Lovers and Other Strangers, Cinerama, 1970.

Jordan Oliver, I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? (also known as Kill My Wife Please), Lorimar, 1975.

Dr. Kurtz, The Big Bus, Paramount, 1976.

Howard, Last Married Couple in America, Universal, 1980.

Vice President Shockley, The First Family, Warner Bros., 1980.

Feinstein, Author! Author!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

Jack, Brighton Beach Memoirs (also known as Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs"), Universal, 1986.

Dr. Foster, Critical Condition, Paramount, 1986.

Murray Seidenbaum, Stay Tuned, Warner Bros., 1992.

Jack, Used People, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Murray the gravedigger, My Boyfriend's Back, Buena Vista, 1993.

Dr. Paul Showalter, Don Juan DeMarco, New Line Cinema, 1995.

George Langston, Jungle 2 Jungle (also known as Un Indien a New York), Buena Vista, 1997.

Arthur Gold, Judy Berlin, Shooting Gallery, 1999.

Lou Moskowitz, A Fish in the Bathtub, Curb Entertainment, 1999.

Labor Pains, USA Home Video, 2000.

Irving Feffer, Along Came Polly, Universal, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

That Was the Week That Was, NBC, 1964-65.

Story Theatre, syndicated, 1971.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Rocky, Damn Yankees!, NBC, 1967.

Prisoner and aide, The Police, 1971.

Sergeant Frederic Wilson, Columbo: The Greenhouse Jungle, 1972.

Ed Huxley, It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy, ABC, 1974.

Sargeant John J. Wilson, Columbo: Now You See Him, 1976.

Various roles, The Good Doctor, 1978.

Glen Schwartz, Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story (also known as The Larry McLinden Story), CBS, 1994.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Pure Goldie, 1971.

Aaron, The Cafeteria, PBS, 1984.

Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde, BBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Edward R Ace, Ace, ABC, 1976.

Dr. Friedman, A.E.S. Hudson Street, 1977.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Officer Larry Tully, "Second Story Story," Mary Tyler Moore (also known as The Mary Tyler Moore Show), CBS, 1971.

David Green, "Maude," All in the Family, CBS, 1972.

"Love and the Love Nest," Love, American Style, ABC, 1972.

"Bless the Big Fish," McCoy, NBC, 1975.

Mr. Shine, "The Layoff," Barney Miller, ABC, 1975.

Pharmacist, "The Pharmacist," Alice, CBS, 1978.

Dr. Friedman, A.E.S. Hudson Street, ABC, 1978.

Sergeant Norris, "Word Games," Mrs. Columbo (also known as Kate Columbo, Kate Loves a Mystery, and Kate the Detective), NBC, 1979.

John Milford, "The Delegate," Barney Miller, 1980.

The Comedy Zone, CBS, 1984.

Harry/Shakespeare, "Act Break," The Twilight Zone (also known as The New Twilight Zone), CBS, 1985.

Mr. Terrific, "Mister Terrific," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1988.

Harry Gulliver, "The Passionate Painter Mystery," Father Dowling Mysteries (also known as Father Dowling Investigates), ABC, 1990.

Dr. Solomon, "The Heartbreak Id," Flying Blind, Fox, 1992.

Oscar Tredwell, "The P.I.," Matlock, ABC, 1994.

Dr. Schenkman, "The Maris Counselor," Frasier, NBC, 1998.

Mendel, "It's Hard to Meet Intelligent Women," Welcome to New York, CBS, 2000.

"Peter Falk: Just One More Thing," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Sol, "Man Up," Jonny Zero, Fox, 2005.

Television Director; Episodic:

Directed individual skits of Story Theatre, syndicated.



Flora, the Red Menace, (original cast recording), RCA, 1965.