Nussbaum, Mike 1923–

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Nussbaum, Mike 1923–

(Michael Nussbaum)


Born December 29, 1923, in Chicago, IL; children: Susan (an actress and writer).


Actor. Previously owned an exterminating business.

Awards, Honors:

Drama Desk Award, outstanding ensemble work, 1984, for Glengarry Glen Ross.


Film Appearances:

Exercise chief, The Monitors, Commonwealth United Entertainment, 1969.

Office manager, T. R. Baskin (also known as A Date With a Lonely Girl), 1971.

Clerk at old age home, Harry and Tonto, 1974.

Bob Drimmer, Fatal Attraction, Paramount, 1987.

Joey, House of Games, Orion, 1987.

Mr. Greene, Things Change, Columbia, 1988.

Principal, Field of Dreams, Universal, 1989.

Mr. Nelson, Desperate Hours, 1990.

Doctor, Gladiator, 1992.

Dr. Jamison, Losing Isaiah, 1995.

Sam Barlow, Steal Big, Steal Little, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995.

Gentle Rosenberg, Men in Black (also known as MIB), Columbia, 1997.

Jake, Sailorman, 2000.

Paul, Flying (short), 2002.

Johnny Abruzzo, The Game of Their Lives (also known as The Miracle Match), IFC Films, 2005.

Sal, Osso Bucco, 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Justice Felix Frankfurter, Separate but Equal, ABC, 1991.

Gaspar DiGregorio, Love, Honor, and Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage, NBC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Car dealer, The Dollmaker, ABC, 1984.

Mike, Vital Signs, CBS, 1986.

Dr. Canfield, Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery, ABC, 1987.

Mr. Wallace, The Water Engine, TNT, 1992.

Bob Davis, Overexposed, ABC, 1992.

Dr. Burton Langhern, Condition: Critical (also known as Final Pulse), NBC, 1992.

Weber, Gypsy, CBS, 1993.

Nate Golden, Shadow of a Doubt, NBC, 1995.

Harry, The Con, USA Network, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Voice, In Our Own Hands: The Hidden Story of the Jewish Brigade in World War II, PBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

"Pop" Tate, Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again (also known as Archie: Return to Riverdale and Weekend Reunion), NBC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not," Spenser: For Hire, 1986.

Harry Dawson, "First Light," The Equalizer, 1987.

Henry Sutter, "The Last Gasp," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

Uncle Myron, "Death in Brooklyn," Brooklyn Bridge, CBS, 1991.

Uncle Myron, "Old Fools," Brooklyn Bridge, CBS, 1991.

Benjamin Metzger, "The Witness," The Commish, ABC, 1992.

Benjamin Metzger, "Sleep of the Just," The Commish, ABC, 1992.

"David Is Authorized," Class of '96, 1993.

Benjamin Metzger, "Security," The Commish, ABC, 1994.

Sweet Justice, NBC, 1994.

Owner, "The Innkeepers," Frasier, NBC, 1995.

Benjamin Metzger, "Redemption," The Commish, ABC, 1996.

Dr. Charles Goldstein, "Demons," The X-Files, Fox, 1997.

Yuri, "Redfellas," Early Edition, CBS, 1997.

"Hung Jury," Cupid, 1998.

Stage Appearances:

Teach, American Buffalo, 1973.

Happy Days, c. 1976.

George Aaronow, Glengarry Glen Ross, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, then John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1984-85.

Semyonov-Pishchik, The Cherry Orchard, Goodman Theatre, 1985.

John, "The Shawl," Prairie du Chien and The Shawl, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1985-86.

Hans Einhorn, Principia Scriptoriae, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1986.

Billy Einhorn, The House of Blue Leaves, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1986-87.

Little Murders, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Pischik/Firs, The Cherry Orchard, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Gogol, Mr. Gogol and Mr. Preen, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, 1991.

Hamm, Endgame, American Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, 2000.

Justice Harvey Garvey, The Infidel, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, IL, 2000.

Shelly Levine, Glengarry Glen Ross, Steppenwolf Theatre, 2002.

Also appeared as title role, Visiting Mr. Green, Northlight Theatre, then Royal George Theatre, both Chicago, IL; Eddie Carbone, A View from the Bridge; Denial, Apple Tree Theatre, Highland Park, IL.

Stage Director:

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1982.

(With Brian Russell) American Buffalo, American Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, 1999-2000.



American Theatre, November, 2000, p. 6.