Joel Grey

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Joel Grey (born April 11, 1932) is an American stage and screen actor, singer, and dancer, best known for his role as the Master of Ceremonies in both the stage and film adaptation of the Kander & Ebb musical Cabaret. He has won the Academy Award, Tony Award and Golden Globe Award. He also originated the role of the Wizard in the acclaimed musical Wicked. Grey is currently featured in the Broadway revival of Anything Goes as Moonface Martin.

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A Christmas Carol (1999)

Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840s London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge the error of his ways. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hugh Jones
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Joel Grey  •  Ian McNeice

Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840s London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge the error of his ways. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hugh Jones
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Joel Grey  •  Ian McNeice

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)

Buffalo Bill plans to put on his own Wild West sideshow, and Chief Sitting Bull has agreed to appear in it. However, Sitting Bull has his own hidden agenda, involving the President and General Custer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joel Grey  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Kevin McCarthy

Buffalo Bill plans to put on his own Wild West sideshow, and Chief Sitting Bull has agreed to appear in it. However, Sitting Bull has his own hidden agenda, involving the President and General Custer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joel Grey  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Kevin McCarthy

Cabaret (1972)

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Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Fosse
CAST:  Liza Minnelli  •  Michael York  •  Helmut Griem  •  Joel Grey

Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Fosse
CAST:  Liza Minnelli  •  Michael York  •  Helmut Griem  •  Joel Grey

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

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Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Björk  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  David Morse  •  Peter Stormare

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Björk  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  David Morse  •  Peter Stormare

Kafka (1991)

Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Theresa Russell  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Joel Grey

Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Theresa Russell  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Joel Grey

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinary unique assassin in service of the US President.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Joel Grey  •  Wilford Brimley  •  George Coe  •  J.A. Preston

An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinary unique assassin in service of the US President.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Joel Grey  •  Wilford Brimley  •  George Coe  •  J.A. Preston

The Empty Mirror (1996)

Adolf Hitler faces himself and must come to terms with his infamous career in an imaginary post-war subterranean bunker where he reviews historical films, dictates his memoirs and encounters Eva Braun, Josef Goebbels, Hermann Göring and Sigmund Freud.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry J. Hershey
CAST:  Norman Rodway  •  Camilla Søeberg  •  Peter Michael Goetz  •  Doug McKeon

Adolf Hitler faces himself and must come to terms with his infamous career in an imaginary post-war subterranean bunker where he reviews historical films, dictates his memoirs and encounters Eva Braun, Josef Goebbels, Hermann Göring and Sigmund Freud.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry J. Hershey
CAST:  Norman Rodway  •  Camilla Søeberg  •  Peter Michael Goetz  •  Doug McKeon

The Player (1992)

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Man on a Swing (1974)

A small-town police chief investigating a murder is offered help by a self-described psychic. However, when the chief discovers that the "psychic" is in possession of information known only to the police, he suspects that the man may be more involved in the case ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Perry
CAST:  Cliff Robertson  •  Joel Grey  •  Dorothy Tristan  •  Elizabeth Wilson

A small-town police chief investigating a murder is offered help by a self-described psychic. However, when the chief discovers that the "psychic" is in possession of information known only to the police, he suspects that the man may be more involved in the case ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Perry
CAST:  Cliff Robertson  •  Joel Grey  •  Dorothy Tristan  •  Elizabeth Wilson

About Face (1952)

Three friends enter military school together, but 2 of them don't know that the 3rd one is secretly married.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Del Ruth
CAST:  Gordon MacRae  •  Eddie Bracken  •  Dick Wesson  •  Virginia Gibson

Three friends enter military school together, but 2 of them don't know that the 3rd one is secretly married.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Del Ruth
CAST:  Gordon MacRae  •  Eddie Bracken  •  Dick Wesson  •  Virginia Gibson

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)

Concerned about his friend's cocaine use, Dr. Watson tricks Sherlock Holmes into travelling to Vienna, where Holmes enters the care of Sigmund Freud. Freud attemts to solve the mysteries of Holmes' subconscious, while Holmes devotes himself to solving a mystery ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Robert Duvall  •  Nicol Williamson

Concerned about his friend's cocaine use, Dr. Watson tricks Sherlock Holmes into travelling to Vienna, where Holmes enters the care of Sigmund Freud. Freud attemts to solve the mysteries of Holmes' subconscious, while Holmes devotes himself to solving a mystery ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Robert Duvall  •  Nicol Williamson

Calypso Heat Wave (1957)

A jukebox operator helps promote a calypso craze.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred F. Sears
CAST:  Johnny Desmond  •  Merry Anders  •  Meg Myles  •  Joel Grey

A jukebox operator helps promote a calypso craze.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred F. Sears
CAST:  Johnny Desmond  •  Merry Anders  •  Meg Myles  •  Joel Grey

Night of 100 Stars (1982)

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (2013)

Is it true what they say in Spamalot (“You won’t make it on Broadway if you don’t have any Jews”)? Tracing Broadway’s Yiddish roots, and exploring back-stories behind many landmark shows from Showboat to Wicked, filmmaker Michael Kantor chronicles the unique role ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Kantor
CAST:  Joel Grey

Is it true what they say in Spamalot (“You won’t make it on Broadway if you don’t have any Jews”)? Tracing Broadway’s Yiddish roots, and exploring back-stories behind many landmark shows from Showboat to Wicked, filmmaker Michael Kantor chronicles the unique role ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Kantor
CAST:  Joel Grey

The Dangerous (1995)

Brother and sister Ninja warriors get revenge for their sister's death by killing the drug dealers in New Orleans. The police enlist the help of a biker warrior to solve the crime. The head drug dealer stirs the pot even further by hiring Cajun warriors to kill ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Winters  •  Rod Hewitt
CAST:  Robert Davi  •  Michael Paré  •  John Savage  •  Joel Grey

Brother and sister Ninja warriors get revenge for their sister's death by killing the drug dealers in New Orleans. The police enlist the help of a biker warrior to solve the crime. The head drug dealer stirs the pot even further by hiring Cajun warriors to kill ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Winters  •  Rod Hewitt
CAST:  Robert Davi  •  Michael Paré  •  John Savage  •  Joel Grey

On The Edge (2001)

A compendium of three short science-fiction films, each with a decidedly feminist slant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Helen Mirren  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Anne Heche  •  Jana Sue Memel
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Sydney Tamiia Poitier  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Christopher Lloyd

A compendium of three short science-fiction films, each with a decidedly feminist slant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Helen Mirren  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Anne Heche  •  Jana Sue Memel
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Sydney Tamiia Poitier  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Christopher Lloyd

Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History (2008)

The history of Hollywood musical movies, from the very beginning until the 21st century, hosted by Shirley Jones.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark McLaughlin
CAST:  Obba Babatundé  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Marge Champion  •  Bill Condon

The history of Hollywood musical movies, from the very beginning until the 21st century, hosted by Shirley Jones.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark McLaughlin
CAST:  Obba Babatundé  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Marge Champion  •  Bill Condon

Broadway's Lost Treasures (2003)

The golden age of the annual Tony Awards ceremony lasted from 1967 to 1986 — the period during which Alexander H. Cohen and his wife, Hildy Parks, were the producers of the show. This film offers a compilation of performances from Tony Award broadcasts during those ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher A. Cohen
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Vivian Blaine  •  Yul Brynner  •  Tommy Tune

The golden age of the annual Tony Awards ceremony lasted from 1967 to 1986 — the period during which Alexander H. Cohen and his wife, Hildy Parks, were the producers of the show. This film offers a compilation of performances from Tony Award broadcasts during those ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher A. Cohen
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Vivian Blaine  •  Yul Brynner  •  Tommy Tune

The Music of Chance (1993)

Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Haas
CAST:  James Spader  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Charles Durning  •  Joel Grey

Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Haas
CAST:  James Spader  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Charles Durning  •  Joel Grey

My Friend Joe (1996)

During the course of one summer, a young Irish lad named Chris befriends an American boy named Joe. The two couldn't be more different, yet they become inseparable. Things turn horribly wrong however, when Chris discovers his new best friend isn't a he, but a she. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Bould
CAST:  Schuyler Fisk  •  John Cleere  •  Stephen McHattie  •  Stanley Townsend

During the course of one summer, a young Irish lad named Chris befriends an American boy named Joe. The two couldn't be more different, yet they become inseparable. Things turn horribly wrong however, when Chris discovers his new best friend isn't a he, but a she. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Bould
CAST:  Schuyler Fisk  •  John Cleere  •  Stephen McHattie  •  Stanley Townsend
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