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Rodney Dangerfield

Actor / Screenwriter / Comedian | * 11/22/1921 († 82, 10/05/2004) | Babylon, New York, U.S.
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Jack Roy (born Jacob Rodney Cohen; November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004), popularly known by the stage name Rodney Dangerfield, was an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, screenwriter, musician and author. He was known for his self-deprecating one-liner humor, his catchphrase "I don't get no respect!” and his monologues on that theme. He began his career working as a stand-up comic in the Borscht Belt resorts of the Catskill Mountains northwest of New York City. His act grew in popularity as he became a mainstay on late-night talk shows throughout the 1960s and 1970s, eventually developing into a headlining act on the Las Vegas casino circuit. His catch-phrase "I get no respect!" came from an attempt to improve one of his stand-up jokes. "I played hide and seek; they wouldn’t even look for me." He thought the joke would be stronger if it used the formulaic "I was so ..." beginning ("I was so poor," "He was so ugly," "She was so stupid," etc.). He tried "I get no respect," and got a much better response with the audience; it became a permanent feature of his act and comedic persona. He appeared in a few bit parts in films such as The Projectionist throughout the 1970s, but his brea... ()
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Rodney Dangerfield was an American comedian, and actor, known for the catchphrases "I don't get no respect" or "I get no respect, I tell ya" and his monologues on that theme. He is also famous for his 1980s film roles, notably in Easy Money, Caddyshack and Back to School.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Kids & Family

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Movies with Rodney Dangerfield as Actor(37)

as himself2008 The Onion Movie
as Jake Puloski2005 Back By Midnight
as Rat-A-Tat-Tat2003 The Electric Piper
as Lupo2002 The 4th Tenor
as Lucifer2000 Little Nicky
as Monte Peterson2000 My 5 Wives
as Al Czervik1999 Caddyshack: The 19th Hole
as The Rodfather1998 The Godson
as Bandit the Rabbit (voice)1998 Rusty: A Dog's Tale
as Wally Sparks1997 Meet Wally Sparks
as Mayor Johnny Hunt1997 Casper: A Spirited Beginning
as Rodney Dangerfield (uncredited)1995 Casper
as Mallory's Dad1994 Natural Born Killers
as Himself/Host1993 A Tribute to Sam Kinison
as Chester Lee1992 LadyBugs
as Rover1991 Rover Dangerfield
as Loan Broker (uncredited)1988 Moving
as Thornton Melon1986 Back to School
as Monty Capuletti1983 Easy Money
as Al Czervik1980 Caddyshack
as Renaldi / The Bat1971 The Projectionist
as Onlooker (uncredited)1956 The Killing

TV Shows/Series with Rodney Dangerfield as Actor(13)

Movies with Rodney Dangerfield as Crew(13)

Writing/Writer2002 The 4th Tenor
Writing/Writer2000 My 5 Wives
Writing/Screenplay1997 Meet Wally Sparks
Writing/Screenplay1991 Rover Dangerfield
Writing/Story1986 Back to School
Writing/Writer1985 Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed!
Writing/Writer1983 Easy Money

Full Name: Jacob Cohen
Born: Tuesday, 11/22 1921 (November) in Babylon
Died: Tuesday, 10/05 2004 (October) in Westwood (aged: 82)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN)
Record Label: Bell Records
Other names for Rodney Dangerfield (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Jacob Cohen"
Rodney Dangerfield frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (31x, Actor)
Bill Hader (24x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (13x, Actress)
Harry Basil (11x, Crew)
Harold Ramis (10x, Crew)
Martin Short (9x, Actor)
Sam Kinison (9x, Actor)
Alec Baldwin (8x, Actor)
Ben Stiller (8x, Actor)
George Carlin (8x, Actor)
Conan O'Brien (8x, Actor)
Jay Leno (8x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3831, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/20/2020