Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Stage, television actor|
Bob Dishy is an American actor of stage, film, and television.
He is best remembered today for playing Sergeant John J. Wilson, Columbo's polite, respectful assistant in two episodes of Columbo ("Now You See Him" and "The Greenhouse Jungle") and as “Mister Terrific” in one episode of The Golden Girls. He also appeared in several episodes of Law & Order.
His film appearances included 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:
|1960||From A to Z|
|1965||Flora the Red Menace|
|1967||The Unknown Soldier and His Wife|
|1968||The Goodbye People|
|1969||A Way of Life|
|1971||The Mary Tyler Moore Show|
|1972||The Creation of the World and Other Business|
|All in the Family|
|Columbo Season 2--The Greenhouse Jungle|
|1974||An American Millionaire|
|1979||Murder at the Howard Johnson's|
|1986||Brighton Beach Memoirs|
|1988||The Golden Girls|
|The Tenth Man|
|1994||Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story|
|Don Juan DeMarco|
|2002||Morning's at Seven|
|2004||Along Came Polly|
|2014||The Angriest Man in Brooklyn|