February 4, 1934|
Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Died||June 29, 2005
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Occupation||Film director, actor|
Malmuth was the brother of Daniel S. Malmuth, an executive for Columbia Pictures and second unit director. Malmuth began making documentaries while serving in the Army, where he met baseball announcer Walter Red Barber. After his military career, Malmuth directed the New York Yankee games at WPIX radio before entering the film and television industry.
Film and television career
Malmuth's directoral debut was Fore Play, a anthology comedy film which he co-directed with John G. Avildsen. He was best known for directing Sylvester Stallone in the 1981 thriller Nighthawks and Steven Seagal in the 1990 political action film Hard to Kill and The Man Who Wasn't There, starring Steve Guttenberg.
An avid sports and martial arts fan, Malmuth played the role of ring announcer in 1984's The Karate Kid, among other small film roles. He also worked on the television series Beauty and the Beast and the Emmy-winning ABC Afterschool Special A Boy's Dream, which featured Darryl Strawberry.
|1983||The Man Who Wasn't There||Fireplug Crusher|
|1984||The Karate Kid||Ring Announcer|
|1986||The Karate Kid Part II|
|1986||Where Are the Children?||Restaurant Owner|
|1987||Happy New Year||Police Lieutenant|
|1989||Lean on Me||Burger Joint Manager|
|1994||Pentathlon||Erhardt||(final film role)|
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