Help Identify a TV Actor Cousin Posted on ViewMate


Peter Dreifuss
 

I'm trying to determine the identity of a cousin of my mother (maiden name SCHNEIDER) for genealogical purposes. He was an actor on television (in the 1970s) and was possibly in a few films. I don't believe he was a SCHNEIDER. I came across his photo that I put up on ViewMate at http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78097. If you have any ideas please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Pete Dreifuss
Silver Spring, MD
Watertoen, MA


Geoff Bradley-cox
 

I thought perhaps it was the actor Roy Schneider who was in the movies 'Jaws' and 'All That Jazz', but I don't recognise him from the photograph.

Mary


gordon-and-maryann@...
 

Could it be Wolf Martin Garber (May 18, 1922 – October 17, 2019), known professionally as Bill Macy, an American television, film, and stage actor, best known for his role in the CBS television series Maude (1972–78)?
According to Wikipedia, "Macy was born in May 1922 in Revere, Massachusetts to Mollie (née Friedopfer; 1889–1986) and Michael Garber (1884–1974), a manufacturer. He was raised Jewish in Brooklyn, New York. He worked as a cab driver for a decade before being cast as Walter Matthau's understudy in Once More, with Feeling on Broadway in 1958."
Maryann Aberg
Medford, MA


Pieter Hoekstra
 

You might be right Maryann, though comparing images online I cannot see that little scar on his chin. I screenshot a number of images and pasted into a word doc to compare. Earlobe similar, same crease down side of mouth, same lift on side of nostril, end of chin similar and distance chin to lip.


Linda S. Mintz
 

I actually thought it was Bill Macy when I first saw the picture.


gordon-and-maryann@...
 

I see the tiny black line on his chin in this photo, but I'm not sure it's a "scar." The photo has numerous, similar black lines in that area of the image. So many, in fact, that they may simply be flaws on the surface of the photo. Take a closer look and see what you think...
Maryann Aberg
Medford, MA


Ellen
 

I agree with the person who suggested on ViewMate that it might be Conrad Bain.  I don't believe it's Roy Scheider - not his smile.

Ellen

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Researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN (Ostropol, Ukraine); MOROZ and ESTRIN (Shklov & Bykhov, Belarus); LESSER/LESZEROVITZ, MAIMAN, and BARNETT/BEINHART/BERNHART (Lithuania/Latvia); and ROSENSWEIG/ROSENZWEIG, KIRSCHEN, and SCHWARTZ (Botosani, Romania)


jbonline1111@...
 

He looks most like Conrad Bain when I compare photos, but I noticed that his ear is shaped a bit differently, so I am not certain.  
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Pieter Hoekstra
 

Maryann, I've already agreed with you. :)


Joan Rimmon
 

FYI, actor Bill Macy just recently passed away. He was a poker buddy of my husband, and he is dearly missed by friends at the casino.


Barbara Meyers <babycat3@...>
 

To me, Conrad Bain....not Bill Macy.