Joel Fabiani

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Joel Fabiani
Joel Fabiani
Born (1936-09-28) September 28, 1936 (age 77)
Watsonville, California, United States
Occupation Film and television actor

Joel Fabiani (born 28 September 1936) is an American film and television actor.

Fabiani was born in Watsonville, California. His family moved a lot, so he attended a total of 17 different schools. After graduating high school he joined the Army, then went to college, where he earned a degree in English and became interested in acting, so after graduation he studied at the Actors Workshop in San Francisco for two years. Then he moved to New York, where he appeared in many summer-stock- and off-broadway-productions, and also worked in television commercials. He had a small role in the pilot episode of Ironside.

In a commercial for cigarettes, he was spotted by British producers looking for an American actor for the ITC show Department S that was in pre-production in England. He accepted their offer, and he and his wife moved to England, where he co-starred in Department S. The show was about a special branch of Interpol dealing with particularly baffling cases that other agencies had failed to solve. Fabiani played the field team leader Stewart Sullivan, a pragmatic man of action and determination and a bit of a temper to go with it.

The show ran successfully in England and was syndicated worldwide, including the US, where it ran for its full season-length. However, the producers set their sights on other projects, such as the short-lived spin-off "Jason King" and the Roger-Moore/Tony-Curtis-show "The Persuaders!", which also only ran for one season.

Fabiani and his wife returned to the United States, where he guest starred in many other television shows, including Dark Shadows, "The FBI", "Banacek", "Barnaby Jones", "Cannon", "The Streets of San Francisco", "The Rockford Files", "S.W.A.T.", Starsky and Hutch, The Cosby Show, and Murder, She Wrote. He also worked as a narrator, and had appearances on soap operas such as "Dallas", played the role of King Galen of Moldavia on Dynasty, served as temporary replacement for Michael Zaslow as Roger Thorpe on Guiding Light from late May to June 1995 while Zaslow was on personal leave, played a major part in "The City" as Jared Chase in 1996, and also had a long run on All My Children as Barry Shire.

He appeared in several high profile movies, including Looking for Mr Goodbar (1977), Reuben, Reuben (1983), and "Tune In...Tomorrow" (1990) as well as Snake Eyes (1998). On television, he more recently appeared in "Third Watch", Law & Order and "Law and Order Criminal Intent". He lives in New York with his wife.

Television and movie appearances[edit]

  • The Doctors (1963)
  • Look Up and Live (1964)
  • Dark Shadows (1966)
  • Ironside (Pilot) (1967)
  • N.Y.P.D. (1967)
  • The Hero (1967)
  • Department S (1969-1970)
  • The Sixth Sense (1972)
  • Particular Men (1972)
  • Owen Marshall, Counsellor at Law (1972)
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. (1972)
  • Banacek (1973)
  • The FBI (1973)
  • The Longest Night (1973)
  • Beg, Borrow...or Steal (1973)
  • The Wide World of Mystery (1973-1975)
  • The Streets of San Francisco (1973, 1975)
  • Cannon (1973, 1975)
  • Nicky's World (1974)
  • Barnaby Jones (2x, 1974)
  • The Rockford Files (1975)
  • Great Performances - The Rules of the Game (1975)
  • Starsky and Hutch (1976)
  • Matt Helm (1976)
  • Risko (1976)
  • McNaughton's Daughter (1976)
  • Jigsaw John (1976)
  • City of Angels (1976)
  • S.W.A.T. (1976)
  • Brenda Starr (1976)
  • The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe (1976)
  • One Of My Wives Is Missing (1976)
  • Black Sheep Squadron (1977)
  • LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR (1977)
  • DARK ECHOES (1977)
  • Switch (1977)
  • Columbo (1978)
  • Wonder Woman (1978)
  • The President's Mistress (1978)
  • Tom and Joann (1978)
  • King Crab (1980)
  • Attica (1980)
  • Flamingo Road (1981)
  • Dallas (1981)
  • REUBEN, REUBEN (1983)
  • Santa Barbara (1984)
  • Dynasty (1985-1986)
  • American Masters: Eugene O'Neill - A Glory of Ghosts (1986)
  • The Cosby Show (1988)
  • Falcon Crest (1989)
  • TUNE IN...TOMORROW (1990)
  • Murder, She Wrote (1992, 1994)
  • General Hospital (1994)
  • Guiding Light (1995)
  • Loving (1996)
  • Feds (1997)
  • Port Charles (1997)
  • Snake Eyes (1998)
  • Barbara Walters Specials (Narrator) (1987-2003)
  • As The World Turns (1999-2000)
  • Strangers With Candy (2000)
  • Strong Medicine (2000)
  • Third Watch (2000)
  • Law and Order (2004)
  • Law and Order - Criminal Intent (2004)
  • Ed (2005)
  • All My Children (1999-2011)

References[edit]

  • NY Times - Joel Fabiani
  • TVRage - Joel Fabiani

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