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Jay Adler (1896–1978)

Jay Adler was born on September 26, 1896 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Killing (1956), Cry Danger (1951) and The Big Combo (1955). He died on September 23, 1978 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Killing Leo the Loanshark
Cry Danger Williams
The Big Combo Detective Sam Hill
Illegal Joseph Carter


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 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
 1974-1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Ari Franco / Taglivini
- Open City (1976) ... Ari Franco
- The Gamble (1974) ... Taglivini
 1974 Macon County Line
Impound Yard Man
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
- Going Home (1973) ... Bags
 1973 Bummer
Sid Rosen
 1972 Grave of the Vampire
Old Zack
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mr. Abrams
- Teacher of the Year (1970) ... Mr. Abrams
 1965 The Family Jewels
Mr. Lyman, Attorney
 1964 Where Love Has Gone
Bartender (uncredited)
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Oscar Strange
- Hollow Triumph (1964) ... Oscar Strange
 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
- The Case of the Ugly Duckling (1964) ... Herman
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Tiger Kelso
- For a Just Man Falleth Seven Times (1964) ... Tiger Kelso
 1963 Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
Patient (uncredited)
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
- The Candidate (1963) ... Menschner
 1963 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Arthur Tibbetts
- Glass Tightrope (1963) ... Arthur Tibbetts
 1960-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Bennie / Dave Levenson / Abel Gomates
- By His Own Verdict (1963) ... Bennie
- Nine to Five (1963) ... Dave Levenson
- Trouble in the Middle East (1960) ... Abel Gomates
 1963 Dime with a Halo
Mr. Lewis
 1961-1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Gibbons / Tramp
- He's Alive (1963) ... Gibbons
- The Jungle (1961) ... Tramp
 1962 Who's Got the Action?
Man in Car Accident (uncredited)
 1959-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Louis Collings / Maxie / Sammy Archer / ...
- The Chess Game (1962) ... Louis Collings
- Man Killer (1961) ... Maxie
- The Larry Fay Story (1960) ... Sammy Archer
- The Tri-State Gang (1959) ... Georgie Kaufman
 1962 Belle Sommers (TV Movie)
 1962 Target: The Corruptors! (TV Series)
- A Man's Castle (1962)
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Joseph Zeromski
- Edge of Violence (1962) ... Joseph Zeromski
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
- The Heart Is a Handout (1962) ... Baines
 1961 Las Vegas Beat (TV Movie)
Duke Masters
 1961 King of Diamonds (TV Series)
- Alias Willie Hogan (1961) ... Hayes
 1959-1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Benjy / Chickie Meyers
- Tobey's Place (1961) ... Benjy
- The Bait (1959) ... Chickie Meyers
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Abe Hirsch
- The Lady and the Lawyer (1961) ... Abe Hirsch
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
- Shock (1961) ... Waxman
 1961 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
- Bounty on Josh (1961) ... Ferris
 1960 Klondike (TV Series)
- Sure Thing, Men (1960)
 1960 All the Fine Young Cannibals
Sammy Trist (uncredited)
 1960 Five Fingers (TV Series)
- A Shot in the Dark (1960) ... Franco
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
- The Manly Art of Murder (1960) ... Lou
 1959 The Story on Page One
Lauber (uncredited)
 1959 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
- That Stands for Pool (1959) ... J.B.
 1959 The Last Angry Man
Abelman's Feuding Neighbor (uncredited)
 1959 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
- The Assassin (1959)
 1959 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Ben Sharkey
- Torch Song for Trumpet (1959) ... Ben Sharkey
 1959 Curse of the Undead
 1958 Seven Guns to Mesa
Ben Avery
 1958 Saddle the Wind
Hank - Saloon Cleanup Man (uncredited)
 1958 The Brothers Karamazov
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Signore Bottellini / Victorio the Barber
- The Singer (1958) ... Signore Bottellini / Victorio the Barber
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Herbie Wilkins
- The Payoff (1958) ... Herbie Wilkins
 1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Gang Leader Manny Ross
- Blind Man's Bluff (1957) ... Gang Leader Manny Ross
 1957 Sweet Smell of Success
Manny Davis (uncredited)
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
- The Secret of Polanta (1957) ... Mora
 1957 The Lineup (TV Series)
Nevada Jones
- The Juke Box Bandit Case (1957) ... Nevada Jones
 1956 Crime of Passion
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Prisoner Herb Ellis
- Fire on Chiricahua Mountains (1956) ... Prisoner Herb Ellis
 1956 Runaway Daughters
Mr. Rubeck
 1956 Lust for Life
 1956 The Catered Affair
Sam Leiter
 1956 The Killing
Leo the Loanshark
 1955 Man with the Gun
Cal (uncredited)
 1955 Lucy Gallant
Sam - Stationmaster (uncredited)
 1955 Illegal
Joseph Carter
 1954-1955 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
Jesse Boone / Jed Winters
- The Case of the Shot in the Dark (1955) ... Jesse Boone
- The Case of the Losing Gamble (1954) ... Jed Winters
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me
Orry (uncredited)
 1955 Murder Is My Beat
Bartender Louie
 1955 The Big Combo
Detective Sam Hill
 1954 The Joe Palooka Story (TV Series)
 1954 Down Three Dark Streets
Uncle Max - aka Charles Martell
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Anton Morgay
- Pursuit (1954) ... Anton Morgay
 1954 The Long Wait
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Night Visitor (1954)
 1953 99 River Street
 1953 Vice Squad
Frankie Pierce
 1953 The Juggler
Papa Sander - Susy's Father (uncredited)
 1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
Mr. Z - Party Guest (uncredited)
 1952 My Pal Gus
Van Every (uncredited)
 1952 The Turning Point
Sammy Lester (uncredited)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- Desert Honeymoon (1952)
 1952 The Prisoner of Zenda
Customs Officer (uncredited)
 1952 My Man and I
Bartender (uncredited)
 1952 Assignment: Paris
Henry (uncredited)
 1952 Dreamboat
Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1952 My Six Convicts
Steve Kopac
 1952 Scandal Sheet
Bailey (uncredited)
 1951 The Mob
Russell - Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1951 Cry Danger
 1950 Three Secrets
City Editor (uncredited)
 1950 The Underworld Story
Munsey's Assistant (uncredited)
 1949 Your Show Time (TV Series)
 1939 Murder in the Night
Drunk with Two Girls (uncredited)
 1938 The Saint in New York
Eddie, a Hood (uncredited)
 1938 No Time to Marry
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In 1961, he appeared in an unsold pilot for a action series called "The Insider". The plot revolved around the efforts of Hollywood press agent Dan Castle and his efforts to aid his clients with their problems. See more »

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The oldest of the seven Adler children, Jay was a small part supporting actor. His hangdog demeanour got him generally typecast as assorted small time crooks, bartenders, clerks and hoboes. See more »

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