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Eli Wallach

Eli Wallach
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Birth Date

December 7, 1915


June 24, 2014


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



5 ft 7 in | 170 cm


82 kg | 181 lbs

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Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Eli Herschel Wallach was born in Red Hook, New York, United States, on December 7, 1915, was an American actor.

Young Eli Wallach first started performing during his years at the University of Texas, in student plays.

He made his big screen debut in black comedy drama film Baby Doll (1956) in role as Silva Vacarro.

He got his television debut in NBC anthology series The Philco Television Playhouse (1949-1955) in role as Nacho.

Eli's breakthrough performance came as Calvera in Western film The Magnificent Seven (1960).

He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Skydrift" (1945) in role as Crew Chief.

Eli Wallach Height and Weight

How tall was Eli Wallach and what was his weight? Eli Wallach's height was 5' 7" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 170 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 181 іn pоunds or 82 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

He won the British Academy Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Silva Vacarro in in black comedy drama film Baby Doll (1956).

He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as 'Happy' Locarno in spy and anti-drug film The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966).

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for his role as Norman Voss in romantic comedy drama movie Something in Common (1986).

The Lineup (1958) noir crime with Richard Jaeckel and Robert Keith

The Misfits (1961) Western drama opposite Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) epic spaghetti Western with Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef

How to Steal a Million (1966) heist comedy opposite Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole

The Deep (1977) adventure with Jacqueline Bisset and Nick Nolte

Girlfriends (1978) comedy drama opposite Melanie Mayron and Christopher Guest

Circle of Iron (1978) martial arts fantasy with David Carradine and Christopher Lee

Winter Kills (1979) satirical black comedy thriller opposite Jeff Bridges and Anthony Perkins

The Hunter (1980) biographical action thriller with Steve McQueen and Kathryn Harrold

Tough Guys (1986) action comedy opposite Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas

Keeping the Faith (2000) romantic comedy with Ben Stiller and Edward Norton

The Holiday (2006) romantic comedy opposite Cameron Diaz and Jude Law

Best TV Shows

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his roles in television series:

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006) NBC comedy drama series as Eli Weinraub, in episode "The Wrap Party"

Nurse Jackie (2009) Showtime medical comedy drama series as Bernard Zimberg, in episode "Chicken Soup"

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance in a Drama for his role as Douglas Lambert in anthology drama television series CBS Playhouse (1967) in episode "Dear Friends".

He played Father Hernando De Talavera in miniseries Christopher Columbus (1985).

He portrayed Jay Bickford, Max's Father in CBS drama television series The Education of Max Bickford (2002).


Graduated from University of Texas in Austin (1936).

Studied at Actors Studio and the Neighborhood Playhouse.

Studied method acting under Sanford Meisner.

Had one brother and two sisters.

Had Jewish ancestry.

He won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role as Alvaro Mangiacavallo in a play "The Rose Tattoo" (1951).

He released his autobiography "The Good, The Bad And Me: In My Anecdotage" in 2005.

He served for five years in the Army's Medical Administrative Corps during World War II.

He was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for The Complete Shakespeare Sonnets (2001).

He received the Academy Honorary Award in 2010.

He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1988.

Wallach died on June 24, 2014, Manhattan, New York, United States, at the age of 98.


He was married to actress Anne Jackson (1948-2014), they had two daughters: Roberta, Katherine and one son,Peter.

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