George Segal

George Segal (February 13, 1934 – March 23, 2021) was an American actor and musician. Segal became popular in the 1960s and 1970s for playing both dramatic and comedic roles. Some of his most acclaimed roles were in films such as Ship of Fools (1965), King Rat (1965), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), Where's Poppa? (1970), The Hot Rock (1972), Blume in Love (1973), A Touch of Class (1973), California Split (1974), For the Boys (1991), and Flirting with Disaster (1996). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and had won two Golden Globe Awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in A Touch of Class. On television, he was best known for his roles as Jack Gallo on Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003) and as Albert "Pops" Solomon on The Goldbergs (2013–present). Segal was also an accomplished banjo player. He had released three albums and had also performed the instrument in several of his acting roles and on late night television.

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California Split (1974)

Carefree single guy Charlie Waters rooms with two lovely prostitutes, Barbara Miller and Susan Peters, and lives to gamble. Along with his glum betting buddy, Bill Denny, Charlie sets out on a gambling streak in search of the ever-elusive big payday. While Charlie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  George Segal  •  Elliott Gould  •  Ann Prentiss  •  Gwen Welles

Carefree single guy Charlie Waters rooms with two lovely prostitutes, Barbara Miller and Susan Peters, and lives to gamble. Along with his glum betting buddy, Bill Denny, Charlie sets out on a gambling streak in search of the ever-elusive big payday. While Charlie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  George Segal  •  Elliott Gould  •  Ann Prentiss  •  Gwen Welles

Carbon Copy (1981)

A middle-aged married wealthy white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a working-class black teen-age son who wants to be adopted into the almost-exclusively-white upper-middle-class community of San Marino, California.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  George Segal  •  Susan Saint James  •  Jack Warden

A middle-aged married wealthy white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a working-class black teen-age son who wants to be adopted into the almost-exclusively-white upper-middle-class community of San Marino, California.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  George Segal  •  Susan Saint James  •  Jack Warden

Heights (2005)

'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that her husband has a new lover and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Terrio
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  James Marsden  •  Daniel Neiden

'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that her husband has a new lover and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Terrio
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  James Marsden  •  Daniel Neiden

Joshua Tree (1993)

Wellman Santee (Dolph Lundgren) a former race car driver, whose livelihood is transporting exotic stolen super cars, is involved, with his partner Eddie, in shoot out, resulting in the deaths of his friend and a highway cop. Santee is framed for the cop's murder ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vic Armstrong
CAST:  Dolph Lundgren  •  Kristian Alfonso  •  George Segal  •  Geoffrey Lewis

Wellman Santee (Dolph Lundgren) a former race car driver, whose livelihood is transporting exotic stolen super cars, is involved, with his partner Eddie, in shoot out, resulting in the deaths of his friend and a highway cop. Santee is framed for the cop's murder ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vic Armstrong
CAST:  Dolph Lundgren  •  Kristian Alfonso  •  George Segal  •  Geoffrey Lewis

Look Who's Talking (1989)

Mollie is a single working mother who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James, a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won't even consider James. It's going to take all the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Olympia Dukakis  •  George Segal

Mollie is a single working mother who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James, a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won't even consider James. It's going to take all the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Olympia Dukakis  •  George Segal

Lost and Found (1979)

While visiting Switzerland, an American college professor, Adam, keeps running into a divorced British secretary, Patricia, wherever they go. First their cars collide. Then they smash into one another on a ski slope, each breaking a leg. In between numerous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank
CAST:  George Segal  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Maureen Stapleton  •  Hollis McLaren

While visiting Switzerland, an American college professor, Adam, keeps running into a divorced British secretary, Patricia, wherever they go. First their cars collide. Then they smash into one another on a ski slope, each breaking a leg. In between numerous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank
CAST:  George Segal  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Maureen Stapleton  •  Hollis McLaren

Loving (1970)

Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might still produce something worthwhile.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  George Segal  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Keenan Wynn

Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might still produce something worthwhile.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  George Segal  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Keenan Wynn

Rollercoaster (1977)

The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. The young man played by Timothy Bottoms gives a hard time to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Goldstone
CAST:  George Segal  •  Richard Widmark  •  Timothy Bottoms  •  Henry Fonda

The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. The young man played by Timothy Bottoms gives a hard time to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Goldstone
CAST:  George Segal  •  Richard Widmark  •  Timothy Bottoms  •  Henry Fonda

Ship of Fools (1965)

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Passengers on a ship traveling from Mexico to Europe in the 1930s represent society at large in that era. The crew is German, including the ship's Dr. Schumann, who falls in love with one of the passengers, La Condesa. A young American woman, Jenny, is traveling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Simone Signoret  •  José Ferrer  •  Lee Marvin

Passengers on a ship traveling from Mexico to Europe in the 1930s represent society at large in that era. The crew is German, including the ship's Dr. Schumann, who falls in love with one of the passengers, La Condesa. A young American woman, Jenny, is traveling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Simone Signoret  •  José Ferrer  •  Lee Marvin

Stick (1985)

Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed. Stick is going to find out why!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Reynolds
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Candice Bergen  •  George Segal  •  Charles Durning

Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed. Stick is going to find out why!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Reynolds
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Candice Bergen  •  George Segal  •  Charles Durning

The Cable Guy (1996)

When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up—and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the 'friendship', Chip shows his dark side. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Leslie Mann  •  Jack Black

When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up—and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the 'friendship', Chip shows his dark side. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Leslie Mann  •  Jack Black

The Longest Day (1962)

The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin  •  Bernhard Wicki  •  Andrew Marton
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Henry Fonda  •  Sean Connery

The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin  •  Bernhard Wicki  •  Andrew Marton
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Henry Fonda  •  Sean Connery

The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union based on friendship ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbra Streisand
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Lauren Bacall  •  George Segal

Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union based on friendship ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbra Streisand
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Lauren Bacall  •  George Segal

The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)

Meek, owlish Felix and strident, catty Doris live in the same apartment building. His incessant typing bothers her; her gentlemen callers bother him. Felix informs the landlord of her activities, so Doris moves in on Felix. When they both get thrown out, they move ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  George Segal  •  Robert Klein  •  Allen Garfield

Meek, owlish Felix and strident, catty Doris live in the same apartment building. His incessant typing bothers her; her gentlemen callers bother him. Felix informs the landlord of her activities, so Doris moves in on Felix. When they both get thrown out, they move ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  George Segal  •  Robert Klein  •  Allen Garfield

To Die For (1995)

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Suzanne Stone wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with relentless focus, she is forced ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Matt Dillon  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Casey Affleck

Suzanne Stone wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with relentless focus, she is forced ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Matt Dillon  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Casey Affleck

Flirting with Disaster (1996)

Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy, and an inept yet gorgeous adoption agent, Tina, he departs on an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Téa Leoni  •  Mary Tyler Moore

Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy, and an inept yet gorgeous adoption agent, Tina, he departs on an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Téa Leoni  •  Mary Tyler Moore

A Touch of Class (1973)

Steve, a happily married American man living in London meets Vicki, an English divorcée and run off to Marbella for a rollicking week of sex. They then return to London to set up a cozy menage, despite the fact that he loves his wife and children, and now realize ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank
CAST:  George Segal  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Paul Sorvino  •  K Callan

Steve, a happily married American man living in London meets Vicki, an English divorcée and run off to Marbella for a rollicking week of sex. They then return to London to set up a cozy menage, despite the fact that he loves his wife and children, and now realize ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank
CAST:  George Segal  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Paul Sorvino  •  K Callan

The Last Married Couple in America (1980)

Jeff and Mari Thompson are contently married, but they are stunned to see many of their friends and neighbors going through separations and divorces. Seemingly surrounded by people with domestic problems, Jeff and Mari begin to question their own relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilbert Cates
CAST:  George Segal  •  Natalie Wood  •  Richard Benjamin  •  Valerie Harper

Jeff and Mari Thompson are contently married, but they are stunned to see many of their friends and neighbors going through separations and divorces. Seemingly surrounded by people with domestic problems, Jeff and Mari begin to question their own relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilbert Cates
CAST:  George Segal  •  Natalie Wood  •  Richard Benjamin  •  Valerie Harper

For the Boys (1991)

On a USO tour during World War II, entertainer Eddie Sparks needs a partner to round out his act. Soon after hiring performer Dixie Leonard, Eddie decides he wants her out of the show — mostly because she upstages him. Dixie is close to leaving of her own accord, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Rydell
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  James Caan  •  George Segal  •  Bud Yorkin

On a USO tour during World War II, entertainer Eddie Sparks needs a partner to round out his act. Soon after hiring performer Dixie Leonard, Eddie decides he wants her out of the show — mostly because she upstages him. Dixie is close to leaving of her own accord, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Rydell
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  James Caan  •  George Segal  •  Bud Yorkin

The Bridge at Remagen (1969)

In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  George Segal  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Robert Vaughn  •  Bradford Dillman

In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  George Segal  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Robert Vaughn  •  Bradford Dillman
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