Lee J. Cobb

Actor, Director, Soundtrack

Actor, Director, Soundtrack


Lee J. Cobb, one of the premier character actors in American film for three decades in the post-World War II period, was born Leo Jacoby in New York City's Lower East Side on December 8, 1911. The son of a Jewish newspaper editor, young Leo was a child prodigy in music, mastering the violin and the harmonica. Any hopes of a career as a violin ...
Birth date
1911-12-08
Death date
1976-02-11
Awards
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations.
Height
5' 11" (1.8 m)

Known For


12 Angry Men
12 Angry Men
Juror 3 (1957)
On the Waterfront
On the Waterfront
Johnny Friendly (1954)
The Exorcist
The Exorcist
Lt. William Kinderman (1973)
Exodus
Exodus
Barak Ben Canaan (1960)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorDie Quellen der Mafia
(TV Mini-Series) Bartolomeo Gramignano - Gli antenati (1976) ... Bartolomeo Gramignano
1976
ActorNick the Sting
Robert Clark
1976
ActorDie Killer der Apokalypse
Dante Ragusa
1976
ActorDas Ultimatum läuft ab
Il commedator Benzi
1975
ActorThat Lucky Touch
Lt. Gen. Henry Steedman
1975
ActorBlood, Sweat and Fear
Benzi
1975
ActorBad Men of the West
(TV Movie) Judge Henry Garth
1974
ActorDer Luftballonverkäufer
Twenty Years
1974
ActorGunsmoke
(TV Series) Col. Josiah Johnson - The Colonel (1974) ... Col. Josiah Johnson
1974
ActorThe Great Ice Rip-Off
(TV Movie) Willy Calso
1974
ActorTrapped Beneath the Sea
(TV Movie) Victor Bateman
1974
ActorDr. Max
(TV Movie) Dr. Maxwell 'Max' Gordon
1974
ActorThe Exorcist
Lt. William Kinderman
1973
ActorThe Great Kidnapping
Jovine
1973
ActorUltimatum1973
ActorDouble Indemnity
(TV Movie) Barton Keyes
1973
ActorThe Man Who Loved Cat Dancing
Harvey Lapchance
1973
ActorMcCloud
(TV Series) Alexander Montello - Showdown at the End of the World (1973) ... Alexander Montello
1973
ActorThe Bull of the West
(TV Movie) Judge Garth
1972
ActorHeat of Anger
(TV Movie) Frank Galvin
1972
ActorDie jungen Anwälte
(TV Series) David Barrett - I've Got a Problem (1971) ... David Barrett - Conrad and the Taxi Squad (1971) ... David Barrett - The Whimper of Whipped Dogs (1971) ... David Barrett - Down at the House of Truth, Visiting (1971) ... David Barrett - And the Walls Came Tumbling Down (1971) ... David Barrett Show all 24 episodes
1970-1971
ActorLawman
Vincent Bronson
1971
ActorMacho Callahan
Duffy
1970
ActorThe Liberation of L.B. Jones
Oman Hedgepath
1970
ActorTo Confuse the Angel
(TV Movie)
1970
ActorMackenna's Gold
The Editor
1969
ActorThey Came to Rob Las Vegas
Steve Skorsky
1968
ActorCoogan's Bluff
Lt. McElroy
1968
ActorMafia
Don Mariano Arena
1968
ActorIn Like Flint
Lloyd C. Cramden
1967
ActorDeath of a Salesman
(TV Movie) Willy Loman
1966
ActorThe Virginian
(TV Series) Judge Henry Garth - The Mark of a Man (1966) ... Judge Henry Garth (credit only) - A Bald-Faced Boy (1966) ... Judge Henry Garth (credit only) - No Drums, No Trumpets (1966) ... Judge Henry Garth (credit only) - That Saunders Woman (1966) ... Judge Henry Garth (credit only) - The Wolves Up Front, the Jackals Behind (1966) ... Judge Henry Garth (credit only) Show all 120 episodes
1962-1966
ActorOur Man Flint
Cramden
1966
ActorBob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
(TV Series) Ernie Wigman - It's Mental Work (1963) ... Ernie Wigman
1963
ActorCome Blow Your Horn
Harry R. Baker
1963
ActorThe Devil's Children
Judge Henry Garth
1962
ActorHow the West Was Won
Marshal Lou Ramsey
1962
ActorGeneral Electric Theater
(TV Series) Grayson Foxhall / Dominic Roma - The Unstoppable Gray Fox (1962) ... Grayson Foxhall - The Committeeman (1960) ... Dominic Roma
1960-1962
ActorThe Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Julio Madariaga
1962
ActorVincent Van Gogh: A Self-Portrait
(TV Movie) Vincent Van Gogh
1961
ActorNaked City
(TV Series) Paul Delito - Take Off Your Hat When a Funeral Passes (1961) ... Paul Delito
1961
ActorThe DuPont Show with June Allyson
(TV Series) Captain Maximillian Gault - The School of the Soldier (1961) ... Captain Maximillian Gault
1961
ActorExodus
Barak Ben Canaan
1960
ActorThe DuPont Show of the Month
(TV Series) Dr. Hochberg / Miguel de Cervantes / Don Quixote de la Mancha / ... - Men in White (1960) ... Dr. Hochberg - I, Don Quixote (1959) ... Miguel de Cervantes / Don Quixote de la Mancha / Alonso Quijana
1959-1960
ActorBut Not for Me
Jeremiah MacDonald
1959
ActorPlayhouse 90
(TV Series) Dr. Lawrence Doner / Al Bengsten - Project Immortality (1959) ... Dr. Lawrence Doner - Panic Button (1957) ... Al Bengsten
1957-1959
ActorGreen Mansions
Nuflo
1959
ActorThe Trap
Victor Massonetti
1959
ActorWestinghouse Desilu Playhouse
(TV Series) El Jefe - Trial at Devil's Canyon (1959) ... El Jefe
1959
ActorZane Grey Theater
(TV Series) Drifter - Frank MacKinnon / Captain Andrew Watling - Legacy of a Legend (1958) ... Drifter - Frank MacKinnon - Death Watch (1956) ... Captain Andrew Watling
1956-1958
ActorParty Girl
Rico Angelo
1958
ActorMan of the West
Dock Tobin
1958
ActorThe Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Karamazov
1958
ActorStudio One in Hollywood
(TV Series) Dr. Joseph Pearson - No Deadly Medicine: Part 2 (1957) ... Dr. Joseph Pearson - No Deadly Medicine: Part 1 (1957) ... Dr. Joseph Pearson
1957
ActorThe Three Faces of Eve
Doctor Curtis Luther
1957
ActorThe Garment Jungle
Walter Mitchell
1957
Actor12 Angry Men
Juror 3
1957
ActorMiami Exposé
Lt. Barton 'Bart' Scott
1956
ActorThe Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Judge Bernstein
1956
ActorGoodyear Playhouse
(TV Series) - A Patch of Faith (1956)
1956
ActorThe Alcoa Hour
(TV Series) Zocco - A Patch of Faith (1956) ... Zocco
1956
ActorThe Left Hand of God
Mieh Yang
1955
ActorThe Road to Denver
Jim Donovan
1955
ActorProducers' Showcase
(TV Series) Rubashev - Darkness at Noon (1955) ... Rubashev
1955
ActorMedic
(TV Series) Henry Fisher - Break Through the Bars (1955) ... Henry Fisher
1955
ActorLux Video Theatre
(TV Series) Emile Zola - The Life of Emile Zola (1955) ... Emile Zola
1955
ActorThe Racers
Maglio
1955
ActorDay of Triumph
Zadok
1954
ActorOn the Waterfront
Johnny Friendly
1954
ActorGorilla at Large
Detective Sgt. Garrison
1954
ActorThe Ford Television Theatre
(TV Series) Matt Erwin - Night Visitor (1954) ... Matt Erwin
1954
ActorYankee Pasha
Sultan
1954
ActorThe Tall Texan
Capt. Theodore Bess
1953
ActorThe Fighter
Durango
1952
ActorLights Out
(TV Series) David Stevenson - The Veil (1951) ... David Stevenson
1951
ActorTales of Tomorrow
(TV Series) Wayne Crowder - Test Flight (1951) ... Wayne Crowder
1951
ActorThe Family Secret
Howard Clark
1951
ActorSirocco
Col. Feroud
1951
ActorSomerset Maugham TV Theatre
(TV Series) Charles Strickland - The Moon and Sixpence (1951) ... Charles Strickland
1951
ActorThe Man Who Cheated Himself
Lt. Ed Cullen
1950
ActorThieves' Highway
Mike Figlia
1949
ActorThe Dark Past
Dr. Andrew Collins
1948
ActorThe Luck of the Irish
D.C. Augur
1948
ActorThe Miracle of the Bells
Marcus Harris (as Lee Cobb)
1948
ActorCall Northside 777
Brian Kelly
1948
ActorCaptain from Castile
Juan Garcia
1947
ActorBoomerang!
Chief Harold F. Robinson
1947
ActorJohnny O'Clock
Inspector Koch
1947
ActorAnna and the King of Siam
Kralahome
1946
ActorWinged Victory
Doctor (as Cpl. Lee Cobb)
1944
ActorThe Song of Bernadette
Dr. Dozous
1943
ActorBuckskin Frontier
Jeptha Marr
1943
ActorTonight We Raid Calais
M. Bonnard
1943
ActorThe Moon Is Down
Dr. Albert Winter
1943
ActorParis Calling
Captain Schwabe
1941
ActorMen of Boys Town
Dave Morris
1941
ActorThis Thing Called Love
Julio Diestro
1940
ActorGolden Boy
Mr. Bonaparte
1939
ActorDanger on the Air
Tony Lisotti
1938
ActorAli Baba Goes to Town
Arab (uncredited)
1937
ActorRustlers' Valley
Cal Howard (as Lee Colt)
1937
ActorNorth of the Rio Grande
Goodwin (as Lee Cobb)
1937
ActorThe Vanishing Shadow
Roadwork Foreman [Chs. 3, 4] (uncredited)
1934
RoleTitleYear
DirectorStartime
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Tennessee Ernie Ford Meets King Arthur (1960)
1960
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackGolden Boy
(performer: "Funiculi, Funicula")
1939
RoleTitleYear
SelfArthur Miller on Home Ground
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1979
SelfSuddenly an Eagle
(TV Movie documentary) American Narrator
1976
SelfThe Merv Griffin Show
(TV Series) Self - On location of "The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing" at Gila, Arizona (1973) ... Self
1973
SelfThe Dean Martin Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #5.21 (1970) ... Self
1970
SelfAnnie, the Women in the Life of a Man
(TV Special) Self
1970
SelfThe Linkletter Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 26 April 1967 (1967) ... Self
1967
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(TV Series) Self - Guest - From Los Angeles California/Lee J. Cobb, Carol Lawrence (1964) ... Self - Guest
1964
SelfThe 12th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self
1960
SelfThe 31st Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
1959
SelfThe 27th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee & Presenter
1955
SelfIncendiary Attack for Japanese Cities
(Documentary short) Project Officer (uncredited)
1945
SelfFlight Characteristics of the P-51 Airplane
(Documentary short) Arthur Deeds (uncredited)
1944
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageStrictly Courtroom
(TV Movie documentary) Juror #3 (uncredited)
2008
Archive footageRole Model: Gene Wilder
(TV Movie documentary) Willy Loman (uncredited)
2008
Archive footageInside the Jury Room
(Video documentary short) Juror 3
2008
Archive footageCinemassacre's Monster Madness
(TV Series documentary) Lt. William Kinderman - The Exorcist (2007) ... Lt. William Kinderman
2007
Archive footageAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Johnny Friendly - None Without Sin (2003) ... Johnny Friendly
2003
Archive footageHopalong Cassidy: Public Hero #1
(TV Movie documentary) (uncredited)
2001
Archive footageThe 50th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Willy Loman
1996
Archive footageHenry Fonda: The Man and His Movies
(TV Movie documentary) Juror 3 (uncredited)
1982
Archive footageThe Final Hour
Judge Garth
1965
Archive footageThe Brazen Bell
Judge Garth
1962
Archive footageFrontier Justice
(TV Series) Ca'pt. Andrew Watling - Death Watch (1958) ... Ca'pt. Andrew Watling
1958
Archive footageThe Phantom Creeps
(TV Movie) Road Crew Foreman (uncredited)
1949
Archive footageThe Phantom Creeps
Road Crew Foreman (uncredited)
1939