Joe Seneca

Acteur né le 14 janvier 1919 (décédé à 77 ans)


Joe Seneca was an American film and television actor who had a lengthy Hollywood career, portraying bit parts in many major films- He played the role of daddy/Ezra to Mal in the big screen film 'Silverado', and television sitcoms spanning from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Seneca was born Joel McGhee in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to his Hollywood career, Seneca belonged to the R&B singing group "The Three Riffs", performing at upscale supper clubs in New York City. He was also a songwriter and had big hits with "Talk to Me" which was sung by Little Willie John and "Break It to Me Gently", which was a smash twice, once by Brenda Lee in 1962, and once by Juice Newton in 1982. His song "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" was recorded by Ike & Tina Turner, Manfred Mann, Ry Cooder and The Spencer Davis Group.
Arguably his most well-known roles are that of bluesman Willie Brown in Crossroads and Dr. Meddows in The Blob, the evil head of a government team sent to contain the title creature.
Seneca also made multiple appearances on The Cosby Show as Hillman President Dr. Zachariah J. Hanes. He also played Alvin Newcastle, a man suffering from Alzheimer's disease, on an episode of The Golden Girls entitled "Old Friends." Joe appeared in Spike Lee's "School Daze" as the Mission College President McPherson in 1988.


Le Droit de tuer ?

de Joel Schumacher

Film Le Droit de tuer ?

Le Saint de Manhattan

de Tim Hunter

Film Le Saint de Manhattan

Malcolm X

de Spike Lee

Film Malcolm X

Mississippi Masala

de Mira Nair

Film Mississippi Masala

Le Blob

de Chuck Russell

Film Le Blob

A Gathering of Old Men

de Volker Schlöndorff

Film A Gathering of Old Men

Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story

de Richard T. Heffron

Film Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story


de Walter Hill

Film Crossroads


de Lawrence Kasdan

Film Silverado

L'enfer de la violence

de J. Lee Thompson

Film L'enfer de la violence

Le Verdict

de Sidney Lumet

Film Le Verdict

Kramer contre Kramer

de Robert Benton

Film Kramer contre Kramer

School Daze

de Spike Lee

Film School Daze