David Joseph Margulies
February 19, 1937
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||January 11, 2016 (aged 78)|
New York, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Carol Grant (divorced; 1 child)|
David Joseph Margulies (February 19, 1937 – January 11, 2016) was an American actor.
Margulies made his stage debut in the off-Broadway play Golden 6 (1958). In that same year, he joined the American Shakespeare Festival as an apprentice, which led to his receiving an Actors' Equity Association contract for the 1960 theater season. His first Broadway appearance was in the 1973 revival of The Iceman Cometh.
His film credits include The Front (1976), Last Embrace (1979), All That Jazz (1979), Hide in Plain Sight (1980), Dressed to Kill (1980), Times Square (1980), I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982), Daniel (1983), Ghostbusters (1984), Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986), 9½ Weeks (1986), Ishtar (1987), Running on Empty (1988), Ghostbusters II (1989), Out on a Limb (1992), A Stranger Among Us (1992), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), and Fading Gigolo (2013).
His television credits include Kojak, Tales from the Darkside, Spenser: For Hire, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Chicago Hope, NYPD Blue, Northern Exposure, Touched by an Angel, four episodes of Law & Order, and eight episodes of The Sopranos as mob boss Tony Soprano's lawyer Neil Mink.
Margulies died on January 11, 2016 of cancer in Manhattan, New York, at the age of 79. He was survived by his partner, actress Lois Smith, as well as son Johnathon and grandson by his marriage, which ended in divorce.
- Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers (1972) as Walter Mitty
- The Front (1976) as Phelps
- Last Embrace (1979) as Rabbi Josh Drexel
- All That Jazz (1979) as Larry Goldie
- Night-Flowers (1979) as Psychiatrist
- Hide in Plain Sight (1980) as Detective Reilly
- Dressed to Kill (1980) as Dr. Levy
- Times Square (1980) as Dr. Zymansky
- I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982) as Walter Kress
- Daniel (1983) as Dr. Duberstein
- Ghostbusters (1984) as Mayor Lenny Clotch
- 9½ Weeks (1986) as Harvey
- Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986) as Mr. Farber
- Candy Mountain (1987) as Lawyer
- Ishtar (1987) as Mr. Clarke
- Magic Sticks (1987) as Goldfarb
- Running on Empty (1988) as Dr. Jonah Reiff
- Ghostbusters II (1989) as Lenny Clotch, the mayor of New York City
- Funny About Love (1990) as Dr. Benjamin
- A Stranger Among Us (1992) as Lt. Oliver
- Out on a Limb (1992) as Mr. Buchenwald
- Day of Atonement (1992) (English version, voice)
- Family Prayers (1993) as Uncle Sam
- Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) as Doctor
- Hudson River Blues (1997) as Stan
- Lifebreath (1997) as Abe Gross
- Celebrity (1998) as Counselor Adelman
- Man of the Century (1999) as Mr. Meyerscholtz
- Looking for an Echo (2000) as Dr. Ludwig
- Bought & Sold (2003) as Kutty Nazarian
- Invitation to a Suicide (2004) as Roman Malek
- Whiskey School (2005) as Rex Michaels
- Ira & Abby (2006) as Dr. Arnold Friedman
- Noise (2007) as Heart Attack Man
- All Good Things (2010) as Mayor
- Roadie (2011) as Don Muller
- The Girl on the Train (2013) as Morris Herzman
- Fading Gigolo (2013) as Chief Rebbe
- A Most Violent Year (2014) as Saul Lefkowitz
- License Plates (2016) as Jacob
- Adam Bloom (2016) as Harris Sutton (final film role)
- Curmudgeons (2016) (short film) as Ralph (released posthumously)
Additional Broadway credits
- Comedians (1976)
- The West Side Waltz (1981)
- Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983)
- Conversations with My Father (1992)
- Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (1993)
- Angels in America: Perestroika (1993)
- A Thousand Clowns (1996 revival)
- 45 Seconds from Broadway (2001)
- Wonderful Town (2003 revival)
- David Margulies profile, filmreference.com; accessed January 13, 2016.
- David Margulies profile, milkenarchive.org; accessed December 19, 2015.
- Bloom, Nate. "Celebrity Jews", jweekly.com, March 10, 2006; accessed December 19, 2015.
- "Bard Academy Awards Equity Contracts to 7". Bridgeport, CT. The Bridgeport Post. April 17, 1960. p. 13. Retrieved April 2, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- David Margulies on IMDb
- "Stage and Screen Actor David Margulies Passes Away at 88". BroadwayWorld.com. Archived from the original on 2016-01-12. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
- Reddit comment from his grandson with picture; states "one of" his sons.
- Reddit comment from his grandson; mods verified it in the comment below his.