Mike Nussbaum

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Mike Nussbaum
Born (1923-12-29) December 29, 1923 (age 95)
Years active1969–present[1]

Michael Nussbaum (born December 29, 1923) is an American actor and director.


Nussbaum was born to a Jewish family.[2] His acting career started in the 1950s. He appeared in many of David Mamet's plays both on and off Broadway, as well as in Chicago. His films include Field of Dreams, House of Games, Things Change, Fatal Attraction and Men In Black.

His performance in Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross on Broadway received a Drama Desk Award in 1984.[citation needed] As a director, his work has included Where Have You Gone, Jimmy Stewart? (2002) by Art Shay.

Nussbaum also appeared in local TV commercials for Chicago's Northwest Federal Savings (with the jingle, "It's Northwest Federal Savings time, sixty-three hours a week").


Nussbaum received Jeff Awards as shown in the table below.[3]

Year Award Play
1977 Director - Play Lunching
1997 Actor in a Principal Role - Play Racing Demon
2001 Special Award ---
2011 Actor in a Supporting Role - Play Broadway Bound
2014 Actor in a Supporting Role - Play Smokefall
2015 Actor in a Supporting Role - Play The Price



  1. ^ Mike Nussbaum on IMDb
  2. ^ "Mike Nussbaum, the Oldest Working Jewish Actor, Tells All." Hodes, Laura. The Jewish Daily Forward. Forward.com Published November 9, 2015. Accessed February 25, 2016.
  3. ^ "Archives". The Joseph Jefferson Awards. Archived from the original on 28 September 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.

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