Bart Braverman

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Bart Braverman
Born
Bartley Louis Braverman

(1946-02-01) February 1, 1946 (age 76)
Other namesBart Bradley
OccupationActor
Years active1951—present
Parent(s)Herb Braverman
Kendall Carly Browne

Bartley Louis Braverman (born February 1, 1946, Los Angeles) is an American actor, best known as "Binzer" during the entire run of the ABC prime time series Vega$ (1978–1981).[1] Braverman has also guest starred on many television shows.

Early years[edit]

Bart Braverman is the son of producer Herb Braverman and actress Kendall Carly Browne.[2] His brother, Chuck Braverman, is a television director and producer.[2]

When he was first acting, Braverman was billed as Bart Bradley in many of his early roles.[3]

Career[edit]

Bart Braverman made his professional acting debut in milk commercials, along with his brother Charles Braverman. His television appearances included I Love Lucy,[1] Seinfeld, M*A*S*H, and Shameless. Braverman played a protester in a Columbo episode which guest-starred Hector Elizondo. He did the voice of Puggsy on Fangface. Braverman played the key role of Dan Tanna's legman,, "Binzer" (Bobby Borso) on Vega$, and he was a regular co-star in all 69 Vega$ episodes, including the pilot, from 1978 to 1981. The character "Binzer" was Dan Tanna's field assistant and legman in and around Las Vegas in Tanna's detective work. Vega$ aired as an ABC prime time series on Wednesdays, from 10:00 pm 11:00 pm. The Vega$ cast included actors Robert Urich, Greg Morris, Tony Curtis, actress Phyllis Davis, actor Will Sampson, (season 1 only), and actress Judy Landers (season 1)

Braverman also has made frequent appearances on the game show Match Game during its run in syndication from 1979–82, including appearing on the premiere episode of the run.[citation needed] Braverman also appeared on the game shows Password Plus with his Vega$ co-star Robert Urich, in 1979 and 1980, and on Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour in 1984.

Braverman had a role on the television show Have Gun - Will Travel. He also co-starred in the 1982-83 television series The New Odd Couple.

His film credits include roles in 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957), Helter Skelter (1976), The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (1976), Alligator (1980), The Gladiator (1986), A Very Brady Christmas (1988) and 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997).

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1955 Cell 2455 Death Row Young Whit Credited as Bart Bradley
1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me Boy Uncredited
1957 This Could Be the Night Boy in Class Uncredited
1957 20 Million Miles to Earth Pepe Credited as Bart Bradley
1957 The Hired Gun Pablo Uncredited
1958 Voice in the Mirror Gene Devlin Uncredited
1976 The Great Texas Dynamite Chase Freddie
1980 Alligator Kemp
1990 White Palace Additional Voice (voice)
1999 Running Red Mercier Direct-to-video
2015 Aguruphobia Ahmed

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1956 The Bob Hope Show Himself Episode: "Kim Novak, Pearl Bailey, Vic Damone, Ken Murray"
Credited as Bart Bradley
1956 I Love Lucy Giuseppe Episode: "Lucy Gets Homesick in Italy"
Credited as Bart Bradley
1959 Have Gun - Will Travel Pedro Season 1 Episode 39: ”The statue of San Sebastian. Paladin steps in to help boy (Pedro) who is determined to see statue returned.”
1959 77 Sunset Strip Guido Orsini Season 1 Episode 29: ”A Bargain in Tombs.”
1961 Wagon Train Evening Star Episode: The Patience Miller Story
1975 Columbo Episode: A Case of Immunity Credited as Bart Bradley
1978-1981 Vegas Bobby "Binzer" Borso 69 episodes
1978-1980 Fangface Puggsy (voice) 32 episodes
1982-1983 The New Odd Couple Roy 18 episodes
1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 Mr. Parker Episode: "It's Only a Test"
1997 Seinfeld Zubin Episode: "The Betrayal"
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Older Sahjid Television miniseries
Episode: "Le voyage dans la lune"
2000 The West Wing Shapiro Episode: "20 Hours in L.A."
2007 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Ambassador Episode: "Aptitude"
2011 Shameless Doorman Episode: "Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband, Devoted Father"
2012 Castle Cabbie Episode: "After Hours"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Witbeck, Charles (January 27, 1980). "Braverman: Star at 5, 5th Banana on 'Vegas'". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Actress Kendall Carly Browne Dies at 99". The Hollywood Reporter. 2018-01-29. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  3. ^ "Bart Braverman Biography (1946-)". Film Reference. Archived from the original on 24 September 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017.

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