Ben Piazza

Ben Piazza

  • Highest Rated: 97% The Bad News Bears (1976)
  • Lowest Rated: 17% Nightwing (1979)
  • Birthday: Jul 30, 1934
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Leading man Ben Piazza spent most of his Hollywood career just a step or so short of stardom. He was brought to Tinseltown on the strength of his performance in the Canada-filmed A Dangerous Age (1958), subsequently appearing in support of Gary Cooper in the A-western The Hanging Tree. His leading-man period peaked in the early '60s, though he was constantly in demand for supporting and character roles, often playing an uptight suburbanite. Possibly Piazza's best showing in the latter stages of his career was as the father of schizophrenic Kathleen Quinlan in 1971's I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. On television, Piazza had regular roles as Jonas Falk on the daytime drama Love of Life and as teacher George Benton in the 1978 sitcom The Waverly Wonders. Ben Piazza died at the age of 57, shortly after appearing in Guilty By Suspicion (1990).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Never Forget Speaker 1991
65% Guilty by Suspicion Darryl Zanuck 1991
62% Clean and Sober Kramer 1988
No Score Yet Billionaire Boys Club Mr. Cody 1987
No Score Yet Scene Of The Crime Actor 1985
93% Mask Mr. Simms 1985
No Score Yet Consenting Adult Dr. Nark Waldo 1985
No Score Yet Grace Kelly Actor 1983
No Score Yet The Wall Janta 1982
No Score Yet Waltz Across Texas Bill Wrather 1982
No Score Yet The Five of Me Actor 1981
No Score Yet Matter of Life and Death Dr. Laurie 1981
No Score Yet The Last Song Actor 1980
No Score Yet Children Of An Lac Actor 1980
17% Nightwing Roger Piggott 1979
No Score Yet Kill Me If You Can Actor 1977
No Score Yet I Never Promised You A Rose Garden Jay Blake 1977
97% The Bad News Bears Councilman Whitewood 1976
No Score Yet Fer-de-Lance Lt. Whitehead 1974
83% The Candy Snatchers Avery 1973
No Score Yet Un homme est mort (A Man Is Dead), (Funerale a Los Angeles) (The Outside Man) Desk Clerk 1972
22% Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon Jesse 1970
No Score Yet Dangerous Age Actor 1960
No Score Yet The Hanging Tree Rune 1959

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
Richards
  • 1990
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
Martin Landers Dr. Westlake
  • 1989
  • 1987
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Captain Renault
  • 1988
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
Wertz
  • 1987
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Dr. Bartlett
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
Dean Howard
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
Heilman
  • 1985
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Councilman Prescott
  • 1984
No Score Yet Too Close for Comfort
1980-1987
Helms
  • 1984
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
Driscoll Walt Driscoll
  • 1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
Shulton John Essex Minch
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Stan Belding
  • 1980
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Irving Abernathy
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
1976-1978
Rayker
  • 1976
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Fifer
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Reed
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Blaine
  • 1965
No Score Yet Ben Casey
1961-1966
Dr. Mike Rogers
  • 1964

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