Joel Grey

Joel Grey was born on April 11, 1932 at Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.. Joel Grey net worth is $10 Million. Joel Grey is American born Actor, Soundtrack. Joel Grey has been seen in movies Cabaret, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Dancer in the Dark, The Fantasticks, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, A Christmas Carol, Man on a Swing, Come September, Kafka, Choke, The Music of Chance, The ....

Facts of Joel Grey

Full NameJoel Grey
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthApril 11, 1932
Age88 years 1 months
Place Of BirthCleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Height5' 5" (1.65 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack
EducationAlexander Hamilton High School, Beverly Hills High School
SpouseJo Wilder (m. 1958–1982)
ChildrenJennifer Grey, James Katz
ParentsMickey Katz, Goldie Epstein
SiblingsRonald A. Katz
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Grammy Hall of Fame, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supp...
NominationsTony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Com...
MoviesCabaret, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Dancer in the Dark, The Fantasticks, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, A Christmas Carol, Man on a Swing, Come September, Kafka, Choke, The Music of Chance, The ...
TV Shows'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Paddington Bear

Quick Facts of Joel Grey

1Came out as gay in January 2015. The announcement was made in People magazine.
2Joel Grey's father, Mickey Katz, created "Borscht Capades" in the early 1950s. Mickey Katz was a musician -- a clarinetist and a saxophone player -- in bands around the east. Mickey was performing, playing in a band in Cleveland, Ohio, which is where Joel Grey was born. Musician and bandleader Spike Jones needed a clarinet player who could do bits, funny things. Mickey went on the road with Jones' band for about a year, the Katz family ending up, as the band all went to California. One day his father Mickey was doing a recording session at the Sunset Boulevard RCA-Victor recording studio in Hollywood, and during a break, Mickey always wrote parodies to pop songs for fun and had just written this parody -- he was singing it to one of the other Jewish musicians. Unbeknownst to him the microphone was open in the control room and this group of non-Jewish, white-bread heads of RCA-Victor were sitting there and he's singing a Yiddish song. They didn't know what he was singing but they were laughing and laughing and they decided to record it. The recording became an enormous hit. The records were so successful Mickey put together a variety show that sold out every week in Los Angels at the Wilshire Ebell Theater. Joel knew, even at 9, that he was going to become an actor. When his father had this variety show, Joel said, "How can I be in it?" And his father said, "Well, what do you want to do?" Joel replied, "I don't know how to sing and I don't dance, but I'll run around and I'll move." So Joel's aunt dropped him a song that was a big record in New York, a Yiddish song -- it was a million words and very fast and it was very popular with the audience -- and Joel learned it by rote. Joel had no idea what he was saying or singing and the next thing he knew, he was boxed in to being a song-and-dance man as opposed to an actor. "Romania, Romania." The song was like a Danny Kaye spectacular, fast, patter song that left a lot of room to dance and sing and mug and do all the things like his hero at the time -- Jerry Lewis. Maybe two years, Eddie Cantor saw Joel in Florida and put him on his "Colgate Comedy Hour' television show, and that was the end of the "Borscht Capades" for Joel, and the beginning of Joel's long tenure in night clubs all over the country.
3There were 9 actors who won an Oscar and a Tony for playing the same role. The 9th was Lila Kedrova in Zorba the Greek on film and Zorba: the Musical on the Broadway stage.
4Played two different characters who asked to be euthanized in two different medical dramas. In the 2009 episode of Private Practice "Nothing to Fear" he played Dr. Alexander Bell, a cancer patient who asked Pete to euthanize him. In the 2006 episode of House M.D. "Informed Consent" he played Ezra Powell, also a cancer patient who asked to be euthanized. Both characters also threatened to commit suicide if their wishes were not fulfilled.
5Is a serious photographer who has published four books of his work, th latest in 2013. Says he is inspired by the work of Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and Joseph Cornell.
6He is currently performing in the Broadway musical, "Wicked", playing the part of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. [January 2004]
7New York, NY USA; Starring on Broadway in the musical "Anything Goes." [June 2011]
8His favorite actor is James Cagney.
9Appeared in 2 unrelated movies with similar titles: Man on a String (1972) and Man on a Swing (1974).
10Made his film debut in About Face (1952).
11He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 6753 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
12After having played George M. Cohan in the 1968 Broadway (New York) musical "George M!", he would often be invited to recreate the character by singing several of Cohan's songs at patriotic gatherings.
13He is sometimes confused with actor Ron Rifkin and vice versa. Due to this, Grey guest-starred on Alias (2001) as a man brainwashed into thinking he was the evil terrorist-spy Arvin Sloane, who was played by Rifkin.
14First appeared on stage at the age of 10.
15Sang "Razzle-Dazzle," from the musical "Chicago", when he hosted The Muppet Show (1976). His daughter Jennifer Grey appeared in Dirty Dancing (1987) with Jerry Orbach, who played Billy Flynn in "Chicago" and sang that very song.
16Is mentioned in Mercury Rev's song, "Lincoln's Eyes".
17One of only eight actors to have won both a Tony and an Oscar for having portrayed the same role on stage and screen (Cabaret (1972)). The others are Yul Brynner (The King and I (1956)), Shirley Booth (Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)), Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady (1964)), Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker (1962)), Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons (1966)), Jack Albertson (The Subject Was Roses (1968)), and José Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)).
18Father-in-law of Clark Gregg.
19Won Broadway's 1967 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for originating the role of the Emcee in "Cabaret," a role he recreated in an Oscar-winning performance in the film version of the same name, Cabaret (1972). He also earned three Tony nominations as Best Actor (Musical): in 1969 for the title role of George M. Cohan in "George M!," in 1975 for "Goodtime Charley," and in 1979 for "The Grand Tour."
20Son James is a chef.
21Was the first Mystery Guest on the syndicated revival of What's My Line? (1968).
22Son of Mickey Katz
23Father of Jennifer Grey

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