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Biography - 
Marc Lawrence has been responsible in one way or another for more elements of emotion in the entertainment media than the average viewer could possibly be aware. Long respected within the industry both for his hundreds of memorable and incisive "heavies" in the crime suspense genres and for his directorial work on television and film ("Nightmare in the Sun"), Lawrence is today recognized by critics, scholars, and audiences alike for his multi-faceted contributions to the art and industry of motion pictures.

Currently featured in "Ruby", starring Danny Aiello, Lawrence also confronts us daily with his sinister and expressive face and dry voice in just about every mafia-gangster late show that airs. He appears most memorably in "Key Largo" (as Ziggy), "The Asphalt Jungle" (as Cobby), and "Cloak and Dagger" (in one of the cinema's most violent fights-to-the-death with Gary Cooper). Add the fact that Lawrence has directed over 30 television episodes and acted in even more, one begins to get an understanding of just how all-pervasive an influence Marc Lawrence is in our lives. His current projects, which include a three-act play which he and his charming wife, Fanya, co-authored titled "That Time of Life" and an original screenplay "The Golden Fleece" indicate that Lawrence has no intentions of resting on his laurels, as he yet expands his spheres of influence.

Born in New York, Lawrence entered film via the theater. Success in student productions brought him to the Provincetown Playhouse and in 1930, to a two-year Scholarship with Eva La Gallienne's eminent repertory theater. 1933 saw his film debut in "White Woman"; and Lawrence was soon established in the film industry with a Columbia contract. From 1933 through 1951, Lawrence appeared in over 100 Hollywood films, firmly establishing himself as one of Hollywood's most durable and versatile character actors.

As Ian Cameron has written in his book "The Heavies", Marc Lawrence is as familiar a face in crime movies as Victor Jory is in westerns. Pock-marked and rather swarthy, Lawrence benefited from the Italian background of American crime and became a stock gunman and mafia head. Lawrence's impressive credits during the '40's include: "Johnny Apollo", "Blossoms of Dust", "Nazi Agent", "This Gun For Hire", "The Oxbow Incident", "Cloak and Dagger", "Unconquered", "Key Largo", "The Asphalt Jungle", "The Shepard of the Hills", and three Abbott and Costello movies.

Blacklisted in Hollywood during those turbulent flag-waving days of the '50's, Lawrence continued his acting career in Europe, being featured in some 20 pictures in Italy; seven under contract to Ponti-de Laurentiis. In 1958 Lawrence returned to the stage in London with his critically acclaimed portrayal of "Eddie Carbene" in "A View from the Bridge", whose performance The Stage
termed "a personal triumph for Lawrence". Ben Hecht went on record to cite it as "one of the three greatest performances I've seen in 30 years." The Liverpool Evening News echoed "The most intensely electrifying performance the English stage had seen for some time." And the London Daily News succinctly summed up the general critical reception in one word: "Brilliant."

Back in Hollywood in 1960, at the suggestion of Lee Marvin, Lawrence started directing for television with an episode of "The M Squad". This lead to a couple of "Roaring Twenties" episodes for Warners, which in turn developed into 2 years and over 25 directorial credits at Warners on such series as "The Law Man", "Maverick", "77 Sunset Strip", and "Room for One More". It was in television that Lawrence first really had the opportunity to expose a side of his character that was rarely evident in his foreboding movie roles; his sense of humor. Off-screen, Lawrence is equally fascinated by and adept at comedy as well as drama; a face he has clearly demonstrated in several TV episodes.
FILMS (Link to IMDB)

The Shipping News (2001) "cousin Norman"
End of Days (1999)
Gotti (1996) (TV) "Carlo Gambino"
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) "Old Timer"
Four Rooms (1995) "Sam the Bellhop"
Newsies (1992) "Kloppman"
Ruby (1992) "Santos Alicante"
Donor (1990) (TV) "Beloit, Ben"
Blood Red (1988) "Michael Fazio"
The Big Easy (1987) "Vinnie "The Cannon" DiMotti"
Night Train to Terror (1984) "Mr. Weiss/Dieter"
Terror at Alcatraz (1982) (TV)
Cane e gatto (1982)
Poliziotto superpił (1980) "Torpedo"
Cataclysm (1980) "Abraham Weiss/Dieter"
Hot Stuff (1979) "Carmine"
Swap Meet (1979) "Mr. Booth"
Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
Foul Play (1978) "Rupert Stiltskin"
Goin' Coconuts (1978) "Webster"
A Piece of the Action (1977) "Louie"
Marathon Man (1976) "Erhard"
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) "Rodney"
Honor Thy Father (1973) (TV) .... Stefano Magaddino
Frasier, the Sensuous Lion (1973) "Chiarelli"
Daddy's Deadly Darling (1972) "Zambrini"
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) "Attendant"
The Kremlin Letter (1970) "The Priest"
Krakatoa, East of Java (1969) "Jacobs"
Un Esercito di cinque uomini (1969) Carnival Barker
Eva, la Venere selvaggia (1968) "Mad scientist"
Custer of the West (1967) "The Goldminer"
Due mafiosi contro Al Capone (1966) "Connors"
Du mou dans la gāchette (1966)
Johnny Tiger (1966)
Savage Pampas (1966)
Sette monaci d'oro (1966)
Johnny Cool (1963) "Johnny Colini"
Kill Her Gently (1957) "Connors"
Helen of Troy (1956) "Diomedes"
La Catena dell'odio (1955)
Luna nuova (1955)
Suor Maria (1955)
Ballata tragica (1954)
Il Pił comico spettacolo del mondo (1953)
La Tratta delle bianche (1953) "Manfredi"
Fratelli d'Italia (1952)
Jolanda la figlia del corsaro nero (1952)
Legione straniera (1952)
Noi peccatori (1952)
Tormento del passato (1952)
I Tre corsari (1952)
My Favorite Spy (1951) "Ben Ali"
Hurricane Island (1951) "Angus Macready"
Vacanze col gangster (1951)
Asphalt Jungle, The (1950) "Cobby Cobb"
Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950) Frankie
The Desert Hawk (1950) "Samad"
Jigsaw (1949) "Angelo Agostini"
Black Hand (1949) "Caesar Xavier Serpi"
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949) "Harry Dean"
Tough Assignment (1949) "Vince"
I Walk Alone (1948) "Nick Palestro"
Key Largo (1948) "Ziggy"
Out of the Storm (1948) "Red Stubbins"
Joe Palooka in the Knockout (1947)
Unconquered (1947) "Sioto, medicine man"
Captain from Castile (1947) "Corio"
The Yankee Fakir (1947) "Duke"
Cloak and Dagger (1946) "Luigi"
Virginian, The (1946) "Pete"
Blonde Alibi (1946)
Life with Blondie (1946) "Pete"
Club Havana (1945) "Joe Reed"
Flame of Barbary Coast (1945) "Joe Disko"
Dillinger (1945) "Doc Madison"
Don't Fence Me In (1945) "Cliff Anson"
The Princess and the Pirate (1944) "Pedro"
Rainbow Island (1944) "Alcoa"
Tampico (1944) "Valdez"
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) "Farnley"
Eyes of the Underworld (1943) "Gordon Finch"
Hit the Ice (1943) "Phil"
Submarine Alert (1943) "Bela"
'Neath Brooklyn Bridge (1942) "McGaffey"
This Gun for Hire (1942) "Tommy"
Call of the Canyon (1942) "Horace Dunston
Dudes Are Pretty People (1942) "Sluggsy Baker"
Nazi Agent (1942) "Joe Aiello"
Yokel Boy (1942)
Sundown (1941) "Hammud"
The Shepherd of the Hills(1941) "Pete"
Man Who Lost Himself, The (1941) Voles' Man
Blossoms In the Dust (1941) "La Verne"
Dangerous Game, A (1941) "Joe"
Hold That Ghost (1941) "Charlie Smith"
Lady Scarface (1941) "Lefty Landers"
Monster and the Girl, The (1941) "Sleeper"
Public Enemies (1941) "Mike"
Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941) "Louie"
Johnny Apollo (1940) "John Bates"
Invisible Stripes (1940) "Lefty"
Brigham Young - Frontiersman (1940)
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (1940) Steve McBirney
The Great Profile (1940) "Tony"
Love, Honor and Oh Baby! (1940) .... Tony
The Man Who Talked Too Much (1940) Lefty Kyler
That Golden Fleecing (1940) "Happy Dugan"
Dust Be My Destiny (1939) "Venetti"
Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939) "Henchman in Trenchcoat"
There's That Woman Again (1939)
Romance of the Redwoods (1939) "Joe"
Beware Spooks! (1939) "Slick Eastman"
Blind Alley (1939) "Buck"
Code of the Streets (1939)"Halstead"
Ex-Champ (1939) "Bill Corsley"
Homicide Bureau (1939) "Chuck Brown"
The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939) "Floyd"
S.O.S. Tidal Wave (1939) "Melvin Sutter"
Sergeant Madden (1939) "Piggy Ceders"
Penitentiary (1938) "Hawkins"
Adventure in Sahara (1938) "Poule"
Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938) "Johnnie McCoy"
Convicted (1938) "Milton Militis"
I Am the Law (1938) "Eddie Girard"
Spider's Web, The (1938) "Steve Harmon "
Squadron of Honor (1938) "Lawlor"
While New York Sleeps (1938) "Happy Nelson"
Who Killed Gail Preston? (1938) "Daniels"
San Quentin (1937) "Venetti"
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937) "Thomas Mitchell"
Counsel for Crime (1937) "Edwin Mitchell"
Criminals of the Air (1937) "Blast Reardon"
Dangerous Adventure, A (1937) "Calkins"
I Promise To Pay (1937) "Whitehat"
It Can't Last Forever (1937)
Life Begins with Love (1937)
Motor Madness (1937) "Slater"
Murder in Greenwich Village (1937) "Rusty Morgan"
Racketeers in Exile (1937) "Blackie"
Shadow, The (1937) "Kid Crow"
Vengeance (1937) "Pete Brower"
Night Waitress (1936) (as Marc Laurence) "Dorn"
Under Two Flags (1936) Grivon
Desire (1936) Valet
The Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936)
Blackmailer (1936)
Counterfeit (1936) "Dint Coleman"
Cowboy Star, The (1936) "Johnny Sampson"
Don't Gamble with Love (1936)
Final Hour, The (1936) "Mike Magellon"
Love on a Bet (1936) Barker
Road Gang (1936) "Pete"
Trapped by Television (1936) "Griffin"
Go Into Your Dance (1935)
Three Kids and a Queen (1935)
'G' Men (1935) Hood at lodge
After the Dance (1935)
Don't Bet on Blondes (1935) Gangster
Dr. Socrates (1935) .... Lefty
Little Big Shot (1935)
Men of the Hour (1935)
Million Dollar Baby (1934)
Death on the Diamond (1934)
Gambling Ship (1933)
White Woman (1933) " Connors"
If I Had a Million (1932)

Director filmography

Daddy's Deadly Darling (1972)
Nightmare in the Sun (1965)
"Maverick" (1957) TV Series

Writer filmography

Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
Daddy's Deadly Darling (1972)
Nightmare in the Sun (1965)

Notable TV guest appearances

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) "Mr. Carl Zeemo" ..."Badda-bing Badda-bang"
"ER" (1994) "Mr. Newton" "Shades of Gray"
"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) "Volnoth" ..."The Vengeance Factor"
"CHiPs" (1977) "Co-Driver" "Crack-Up"
"Here's Lucy" (1968) "Rudy" "Lucy And Mannix Are ...Held Hostage"
"Bonanza" (1959) "Red Gaskell" "Caution, Easter ...Bunny Crossing"
"The Rat Patrol, The" (1966) "Hassan" in episode: "The ...Moment of Truth Raid"
"Petticoat Junction" (1963) "Barney Dawson" ..."Hooterville Crime Wave"
"Untouchables, The" (1959) "Lou Cagan" "Blues for a ...Gone Goose"
"Whispering Smith" (1961) "Death at Even Money"
"Richard Diamond, Private Detective" (1957) "Running ...Scared"
"Zane Grey Theater" (1956) "Killer Instinct"
"Untouchables"(1959)"Luigi Renaldo" "Star Witness"
"The Rifleman, The" (1958) "The Safe Guard"
"Wagon Train" (1957) "Around the Horn"

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