Bob Dishy

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Bob Dishy
Occupation(s)Stage, television actor
Years active1960-2014
SpouseJudy Graubart

Bob Dishy is an American actor of stage, film, and television.


Dishy served in the U.S. Army in the late 1950s,[1] touring military bases in a show called Rolling Along in '57 after winning an All-Army Entertainment Contest.[2]

He played Sergeant John J. Wilson, Columbo's polite, respectful assistant in two episodes of Columbo ("Now You See Him" and "The Greenhouse Jungle"); Rose’s titular love interest “Mister Terrific” in an episode of The Golden Girls; and Dr. Schenkman, the marriage counselor for Niles and Maris, in an episode of Frasier. He also appeared in several episodes of Law & Order.

His film appearances include Lovers and Other Strangers (1970), I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? (1975), The Big Bus (1976), The Last Married Couple in America (1980), First Family (1980), Author! Author! (1982), Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986), Critical Condition (1987), Stay Tuned (1992), Used People (1992), Don Juan DeMarco (1994), Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) and Along Came Polly (2004).

He was a regular on That Was The Week That Was, a weekly satirical series that aired on NBC-TV in 1964–65.

He made his stage debut as a replacement for the ballplayer Rocky in the original run of the hit musical Damn Yankees: a role he reprised ten years later for the TV adaptation. In 1965 Dishy co-starred with Liza Minnelli in the Broadway musical, "Flora, The Red Menace" directed by George Abbott.

He went on to appear on Broadway and in television in:

Year Title
1960 From A to Z
1965 Flora the Red Menace
1967 The Unknown Soldier and His Wife
Something Different
1968 The Goodbye People
1969 A Way of Life
1971 The Mary Tyler Moore Show
That Girl
1972 The Creation of the World and Other Business
All in the Family
Columbo, episode "The Greenhouse Jungle"
1974 An American Millionaire
1976 Sly Fox
1978 Alice
1979 Murder at the Howard Johnson's
1980 Barney Miller
1981 Grownups
1986 Brighton Beach Memoirs
1988 The Golden Girls
1989 Cafe Crown
The Tenth Man
1994 Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story
Don Juan DeMarco
1998 Frasier
1999 The Price
2002 Morning's at Seven
2004 Along Came Polly
Sly Fox
2014 The Angriest Man in Brooklyn


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