Jay Adler

Jay Adler

  • Birthday: 1896-09-25
  • Deathday: 1978-09-23
  • Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jay Adler (September 26, 1896 – September 23, 1978) was an American actor in theater, television, and film. Born in New York City, he was the eldest son of actors Jacob and Sara Adler, and the brother of five actor siblings, including stage actor Luther and drama coach Stella. The Adlers were a Jewish-American acting dynasty in New York City's Yiddish Theater District and they played a significant role in theater from the late 19th century to the 1950s. Stella Adler became the most influential member of their family. During a long acting career of minor character roles, Jay Adler appeared in more than 40 films and 37 television series between 1938 and 1976. He appeared in The Big Combo (1955), Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956) and Jerry Lewis' The Family Jewels (1965). In 1961, Adler appeared both in the episode "The Lady and the Lawyer" of the television series The Asphalt Jungle and in The Lawbreakers, a theatrical film version of the episode. Jay Adler died at age 81 in Woodland Hills, California and was buried in the Mount Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, New York.

Filmography

Seven Guns to Mesa

1958

As Ben Avery

The Family Jewels

1965

As Attorney

99 River Street

1953

As Christopher

My Six Convicts

1952

As Steve Kopac

Cry Danger

1951

As Williams

Runaway Daughters

1956

As Mr. Rubeck

No Time To Marry

1938

As Hess

Crime of Passion

1956

As Mr. Nalence

The Big Combo

1955

As Detective Sam Hill

Murder Is My Beat

1955

As Bartender Louie

Bummer

1973

As Sid Rosen

Curse of the Undead

1959

As Bartender

Dreamboat

1952

As Desk Clerk

Down Three Dark Streets

1954

As Uncle Max - aka Charles Martell

Scandal Sheet

1952

As Bailey (uncredited)

The Long Wait

1954

As Joe the Bellhop

Illegal

1955

As Joseph Carter

Vice Squad

1953

As Frankie Pierce

Three Secrets

1950

As Editor (uncredited)

The Saint in New York

1938

As Eddie (Uncredited)

Assignment: Paris

1952

As Henry (uncredited)

Saddle the Wind

1958

As Hank (uncredited)

Sweet Smell of Success

1957

As Manny Davis (uncredited)

The Killing

1956

As Leo the Loanshark

The Catered Affair

1956

As Sam Leiter

Murder in Soho

1939

As Drunk with two girls

The Juggler

1953

As Papa Sander - Susy's Father (uncredited)

All the Fine Young Cannibals

1960

As Sammy Trist (uncredited)

The Turning Point

1952

As Sammy Lester (uncredited)

The Lawbreakers

1961

As Abe Hirsch

Macon County Line

1974

As Impound Yard Man

The Bad and the Beautiful

1952

As Mr. Z (uncredited)

The Story on Page One

1959

As Lauber (uncredited)

The Brothers Karamazov

1958

As Pawnbroker

Love Me or Leave Me

1955

As Orry

Who's Got the Action?

1962

As Motorist

The Underworld Story

1950

As Munsey's Assistant (uncredited)

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