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Joey Bishop

Biography

Comedian, Television star, and person in the Rat Pack who starred in the sitcom The Joey Bishop Display from 1961 to 1965. He also experienced a prominent part in the initial Ocean’s 11 film, that was released in 1960. During Globe Battle II, he offered in america Army. He later on began his profession within a standup humor duo along with his elder sibling, Maury. He guest-hosted on television’s The Tonight Display Starring Johnny Carson even more times than other people. His parents had been Jewish Western immigrants and he wedded Sylvia Ruzga, who he previously one young child with, on January 14, 1941. His dad was a bike repairman and his child Larry became a film movie director and acting professional. He was an associate from the Rat Pack along with Dean Martin.

Quick Facts


Full Name Joey Bishop
Date Of Birth February 3, 1918
Died October 17, 2007, Newport Beach, California, United States
Place Of Birth The Bronx, NY
Height 1.73 m
Profession Comedian
Education South Philadelphia High School
Nationality American
Spouse Sylvia Ruzga
Children Larry Bishop
Parents Anna Siegel, Jacob Gottlieb
Siblings Maury Bishop
Awards Academy of Country Music Award for Man of the Year
Movies Ocean's 11, Sergeants 3, The Delta Force, Texas Across the River, Johnny Cool, Valley of the Dolls, Betsy's Wedding, Mad Dog Time, Who's Minding the Mint?, The Naked and the Dead, A Guide for the Married Man, Onionhead, The Deep Six, Pepe, Glory Years, Sinatra & the Rat Pack, Most Famous Hits: The Rat Pack
Star Sign Aquarius

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1Patrick Fischler used Joey Bishop as his major influence for the Jimmy Barrett character in TV series Mad Men, as he wanted Jimmy Barrett's humour to have a charming element to it even while he was being insulting or mean.
2Interviewed in "The Great Comedians Talk About Comedy" by Larry Wilde. [1968]
3Acting mentor and friend of Abby Dalton.
4Best remembered by the public for his starring role as the title character in The Joey Bishop Show (1961).
5Was the last surviving member of "The Rat Pack".
6During his "Rat Pack" peak, he was asked by Frank Sinatra to be the master of ceremonies for President John F. Kennedy's inaugural gala.
7Comedian/producer Danny Thomas was so impressed with Bishop that he had a weekly sitcom built around Bishop in the early 1960s.
8One of his biggest passions was simply playing golf with his comic cronies Buddy Hackett, Phil Foster and Dick Shawn.
9Some time after his wife's death, Nora Garbotti became his constant companion.
10Is portrayed by Bobby Slayton in The Rat Pack (1998)
11He and the other members of the Rat Pack were banned from Marilyn Monroe's funeral by Joe DiMaggio.
12His professional surname, Bishop, was taken from the last name of a chauffeur friend of his in his early days in show business.
13Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald S. Smith, pg. 53-54. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
14Was a regular on the 'Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts.'
15Guest-hosted The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) more than anyone else, doing so 177 times.
16While he performed as the "straight man" during the famous "Rat Pack" performances in Las Vegas, he wrote much of the material that was performed on stage.
17Weighed 2lbs, 14 oz, at birth. At the time was the smallest baby ever born at Fordham Hospital in New York City.
18Received a citation from Pope John XXIII for his help with the Boys Towns throughout Italy.
19Father of actor Larry Bishop.
20Member of the "Rat Pack" - himself, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford. All appear in Ocean's 11 (1960).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mad Dog Time1996Mr. Gottlieb
Betsy's Wedding1990Mr. Hopper - Eddie's Father
Glory Years1987TV MovieSydney Rosen
The Delta Force1986Harry Goldman
Murder, She Wrote1985TV SeriesBuster Bailey
Hardcastle and McCormick1985TV SeriesBoots Dikeman
Trapper John, M.D.1981TV SeriesDr. Burton
Chico and the Man1976TV SeriesCharlie
Valley of the Dolls1967MC at Telethon
Who's Minding the Mint?1967Ralph Randazzo
Get Smart1967TV SeriesGuard
A Guide for the Married Man1967Technical Adviser (Charlie)
Texas Across the River1966Kronk
The Joey Bishop Show1961-1965TV SeriesJoey Barnes / Joey Barnes, Jr. / Louie
Johnny Cool1963Holmes - Used Car Salesman
The Dick Powell Theatre1963TV SeriesWalter
Sergeants 31962Sgt.-Maj. Roger Boswell
Make Room for Daddy1961TV SeriesJoey Mason
Pepe1960Joey Bishop
The DuPont Show of the Month1960TV Series
Ocean's 111960'Mushy' O'Connors
Richard Diamond, Private Detective1959TV SeriesJoey Kirk
Onionhead1958Sidney Gutsell
The Naked and the Dead1958Roth
The Deep Six1958Ski Krokowski

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Joey Bishop ShowTV Series executive producer - 24 episodes, 1964 - 1965 producer - 11 episodes, 1964

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley1960TV Special performer: "It's Nice to Go Trav'ling" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flying High1978TV Series thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances1998TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Later with Bob Costas1993TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1988TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself / Herself - Guest Host / ...
The New Hollywood Squares1988TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Hour Magazine1984TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975-1979TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joe Namath1979TV SpecialHimself
Good Old Days Part II1978TV SpecialHimself - Roast Master
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: George Burns1978TV SpecialHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1978TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Comedian / Himself - Guest Host / ...
A Tribute to Mr. Television Milton Berle1978TV SpecialHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1978TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jack Klugman1978TV SpecialHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Angie Dickinson1977TV SpecialHimself
Break the Bank1976-1977TV SeriesHimself
Match Game 731976TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Liar's Club1976TV SeriesHimself / panelist
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dean Martin1976TV SpecialHimself
Tony Orlando and Dawn1976TV SeriesHimself
Match Game PM1975TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Celebrity Sweepstakes1974-1975TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Michael Landon1975TV SpecialHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Sammy Davis Jr.1975TV SpecialHimself
The Dean Martin Show1968-1974TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1970-1974TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
Music Country U.S.A.1974TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up and Cheer1972TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1968-1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer / Himself
Playboy After Dark1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself - Host
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters1969TV SeriesHimself
The Barbara McNair Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1969TV SeriesHimself
The Don Rickles Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Romp!!!1968TV SpecialHimself - Cameo
New American Bandstand 19651968TV SeriesHimself (filmed segment)
Valley of the Dolls: A World Premiere Voyage1967TV MovieHimself
The Hollywood Palace1967TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The 19th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1967TV SpecialHimself - Host (Los Angeles)
What's My Line?1960-1966TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Mystery Guest / Himself
The Andy Williams Show1963-1965TV SeriesHimself
Danny Thomas Special: 40th Anniversary of the Coconut Grove1964TV SpecialHimself
The Jack Benny Program1960-1964TV SeriesHimself
The 16th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1964TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Match Game1963TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
The 15th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1963TV SpecialHimself - Host
Password All-Stars1962TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Here's Hollywood1961-1962TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1958-1962TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host / Himself - Co-Host
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself - Guest
The 13th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1961TV SpecialHimself - Host
The David Susskind Show1960TV SeriesHimself
Person to Person1960TV Series documentaryHimself
Esther Williams at Cypress Gardens1960TV MovieHimself
Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley1960TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Arthur Murray Party1959-1960TV SeriesHimself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1957-1960TV SeriesHimself
Keep Talking1959TV SeriesHimself
The Garry Moore Show1959TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1949-1958TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Crosby Show1958TV SeriesHimself
The Polly Bergen Show1958TV SeriesHimself
The Frank Sinatra Show1958TV SeriesHimself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1958TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Social Security in Action1958TV SeriesHimself
The Walter Winchell Show1956TV SeriesHimself
Stage Show1956TV SeriesHimself
Frankie Laine Time1955TV SeriesHimself
Cavalcade of Bands1951TV SeriesHimself
Cavalcade of Stars1950-1951TV SeriesHimself - Guest Comedian

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - episode of Laugh-In
American Masters2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Elvis: A Generous Heart2007Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Elvis Presley: From the Beginning to the End2004Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself #96
Biography1998-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Nightclub Years2001TV Special documentaryHimself
The Rat Pack1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Real Las Vegas1996TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is Elvis1981Himself (uncredited)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1962Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male New Personality7th place.


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#Quote
1I don't consider success doing a show for 30 years; I'm sorry. To me, you're successful when you graduate from something. I did a series, I did a talk show, I did movies, I replaced Mickey Rooney [on Broadway] in "Sugar Babies." You understand?
2The kick [of comedy] is to think quickly. It's a great kick.

#Trademark
1Frequently worked with fellow Rat Pack members Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra., Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford
2The catchphrase "Son of a gun!"

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