Jay Adler

Jay Adler

  • Born on
    • September 26th, 1896
  • Died on
    • September 23rd, 1978
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jay Adler (September 26, 1896 – September 23, 1978) was an American actor in theater, television, and film. Born in New York City, he was the eldest son of actors Jacob and Sara Adler, and the brother of five actor siblings, including stage actor Luther and drama coach Stella. The Adlers were a Jewish-American acting dynasty in New York City's Yiddish Theater District and they played a significant role in theater from the late 19th century to the 1950s. Stella Adler became the most influential member of their family. During a long acting career of minor character roles, Jay Adler appeared in more than 40 films and 37 television series between 1938 and 1976. He appeared in The Big Combo (1955), Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956) and Jerry Lewis' The Family Jewels (1965). In 1961, Adler appeared both in the episode "The Lady and the Lawyer" of the television series The Asphalt Jungle and in The Lawbreakers, a theatrical film version of the episode. Jay Adler died at age 81 in Woodland Hills, California and was buried in the Mount Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, New York.

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Acting (21 Credits)

1974Macon County Line as Impound Yard Man
1972Grave of the Vampire as Zach
1965The Family Jewels as Attorney
1960All the Fine Young Cannibals as Sammy Trist (uncredited)
1958The Brothers Karamazov as Pawnbroker
1956Crime of Passion as Mr. Nalence
1956The Killing as Leo the Loanshark
1956The Catered Affair as Sam Leiter
1955The Big Combo as Detective Sam Hill
1955Murder Is My Beat as Bartender Louie
1955Illegal as Joseph Carter
1955Love Me or Leave Me as Orry
1954Down Three Dark Streets as Uncle Max - aka Charles Martell
195399 River Street as Christopher
1953Vice Squad as Frankie Pierce
1953The Juggler as Papa Sander - Susy's Father (uncredited)
1952Dreamboat as Desk Clerk
1951Cry Danger as Williams
1950Three Secrets as Editor (uncredited)
1950The Underworld Story as Munsey's Assistant (uncredited)
1938The Saint in New York as Eddie (Uncredited)

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