Abe Vigoda

Abe Vigoda

ACTOR

Tall, dour-faced and slouch-shouldered character actor Abe Vigoda proved himself in both gritty dramatic roles, and as an actor with wonderful comedic timing. Vigoda was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Lena (Moses) and Samuel Vigoda, both Russian Jewish immigrants. His father was a tailor on the Lower East Side. He made his first stage appearance at the age of 17 and plodded away in small theater shows for over 20 years. For the majority of film-goers, Vigoda first came to prominence in The Godfather (1972) as the double-crossing Tessio, pleading with Robert Duvall to get him off the hook "for old times' sake." He also appeared in its sequel. Vigoda had roles in a few nondescript TV films before landing the plum part of Sgt. Phil Fish on the brilliant sitcom Barney Miller (1975). Perhaps his best known role, Sgt. Fish proved popular enough to be spun off to his own (short-lived) series Fish (1977). With his long face and unusual looks, Vigoda remained in high demand in mafioso-type r
  • Where was
    Abe Vigoda born?

    Abe Vigoda was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA


Abe Vigoda's Offical Twitter Account - @abevigoda



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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

I was alive and now I'm not :(

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Monday, November 8, 2010

BT should write a song about me being alive!

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Monday, November 8, 2010

This New Yorker is alive!!

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Monday, November 8, 2010

I am alive!

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