Milton Selzer (October 25, 1918 – October 21, 2006) was an American stage, film, and television actor.
October 25, 1918|
Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||October 21, 2006
Oxnard, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Film, stage, television actor|
|Spouse(s)||Alice Hickox (1953-2006)|
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Selzer and his family moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire where he was raised. After graduating from Portsmouth High School, he attended the University of New Hampshire before serving in World War II. After the war, Selzer moved to New York to train at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and The New School.
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Selzer's many television roles included appearances on The Twilight Zone, where he portrayed an alien in "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby", and as the miserly son-in-law in "The Masks". He appeared in an episode of The Asphalt Jungle in 1961. In 1962 he portrayed an angel - Anthology/The Twilight Zone. He made two memorable guest appearances on Perry Mason; in 1963 he played defendant and title character Dr. Aaron Stuart in "The Case of the Decadent Dean," and in 1964 he played murder victim Dr. Max Taylor in "The Case of the Bullied Bowler".
From 1965-67, he made seven guest appearances as Professor Parker in Get Smart followed by roles on That Girl, The Rat Patrol, Hogan's Heroes, and The Bold Ones: The Protectors. In the many crime shows of the 1960s and 1970s, Selzer would often portray unsympathetic characters who would also possess sad and often pathetic qualities. He was a regular on the 1973 situation comedy Needles and Pins as Julius Singer.
He made his last onscreen appearance in the 1995 television movie Cagney & Lacey: Together Again.
Selzer's film career includes roles in The Young Savages (1961) opposite Burt Lancaster, In Enemy Country (1968), and The Buddy System (1984). He made his last onscreen appearance in the 1995 television movie Cagney & Lacey: Together Again.
On October 21, 2006, four days before his 88th birthday, Selzer died of pulmonary complications.
|1959||The Last Mile||Peddie|
|1960||North to Alaska||Salvation Army Player||Uncredited|
|1961||The Young Savages||Walsh|
|1963||The Yellow Canary||Vecchio|
|1964||Marnie||Man at track|
|1965||The Cincinnati Kid||Sokal|
|1966||A Big Hand for the Little Lady||Fleeson|
|1968||In Enemy Country||Bartowski|
|The Legend of Lylah Clare||Bart Langner|
|1971||Blood and Lace||Mr. Mullins|
|1972||Lady Sings the Blues||The Doctor|
|1975||Hey, I'm Alive||Glen Sanders|
|1977||Another Man, Another Chance||Miller||Uncredited|
|Capricorn One||Dr. Roger Burroughs|
|The Evil||The Realtor|
|1980||Raise the Titanic||Dr. Vogel||Uncredited|
|1984||The Buddy System||Landlord|
|1985||Sid and Nancy||Grandpa|
|Shoot to Kill||Mr. Berger||Alternative title: Deadly Pursuit|
|1954–1955||You Are There||Various roles||3 episodes|
|1954–1957||Studio One||Various roles||6 episodes|
|1958–1959||Playhouse 90||Various roles||3 episodes|
|1959–1960||Sunday Showcase||Julian Blumberg||3 episodes|
|1961||Have Gun Will Travel - A Drop of Blood||Reb Elya||1 episode|
|1961||The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor||Ozzie||1 episode|
|1961||The Asphalt Jungle||Lou Gordon||1 episode|
|1961–1962||The Untouchables||Harry Garden, Jason Fiddler, Maxie Schram, Alan Sitkin||4 episodes|
|1962||Stoney Burke||Dr. Laird||1 episode|
|1962||Route 66 - From an Enchatress Fleeing||Gunther||1 episode|
|1962||The Twilight Zone - "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby"||Alien #1||1 episode|
|1963||Combat!||Col. Glinski||1 episode|
|1963||Gunsmoke - "Anybody Can Kill a Marshall"||Painter||1 episode|
|1964||Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea||Dr. Charles Melton||1 episode|
|1964||The Twilight Zone - "The Masks"||Wilfred Harper||1 episode|
|1965||The Fugitive||Lou Cartwright
|1965||A Man Called Shenandoah||Captain Crowell||1 episode|
|1966||The Rat Patrol||Col. Martin Schweiger||1 episode|
|1967||The Invaders||A.J. Richards||1 episode|
|1965–1966||Get Smart||Professor Parker||7 episodes|
|1966–1968||The F.B.I.||Various roles||3 episodes|
|1967-68||Hogan's Heroes||Otto Von Krubner, Sgt. Franks||2 episodes|
|1967–1972||Mission: Impossible||Various roles||5 episodes|
|1968–1978||Hawaii Five-0||Lester Willighby, Sam Green, Taradash, other various roles||6 episodes|
|1969–1973||Mannix||Various roles||3 episodes|
|1971||Green Acres - "Star Witness"||Danny (Bank Robber)||1 episode|
|1973||Needles and Pins||Julius Singer||Series regular|
|1974||Kojak||Consigliere Nathan Davidoff||2 episodes|
|1974||The Bob Newhart Show||Principal Brimskill||1 episode|
|1975||The Rockford Files||Patrick Elber||1 episode|
|1975||The Jeffersons||Mr. Wexler||1 episode|
|1976||All in the Family||Dr. Shapiro||1 episode|
|1977||The Feather and Father Gang||Gardella||1 episode|
|1978||The Harvey Korman Show||Jake Winkleman||4 episodes|
|1978||The Rockford Files||Irving Rockfelt||1 episode|
|1978–1980||Quincy, M.E.||Mr. Avery||2 episodes|
|1981||The People vs. Jean Harris||Dr. Roth||Television movie|
|1981||The Adventures of Nellie Bly||Dr. Woodville|
|1982||Lou Grant||Claude Cunningham||1 episode|
|1983||Hill Street Blues||Murray Kaplan||2 episodes|
|1984||Trapper John, M.D.||1 episode|
|1986||St. Elsewhere||1 episode|
|1987||L.A. Law||Judge Morris Hood||3 episodes|
|1988||A Year in the Life||Max||1 episode|
|1989||The Famous Teddy Z||Abe Werkfinder||1 episode|
|1990||MacGyver||Itzak 'Izzy' Zimmer
|1991||Doogie Howser, M.D.||The Judge||1 episode|
|1992||Miss Rose White||Uncle Shimon||Television movie|
|1993||Down the Shore||Dr. Feldman||1 episode|
|1994||Valley of the Dolls||Manny Henry||65 episodes|
|1995||Walker, Texas Ranger||Larry||1 episode|
- Lentz, Harris M. III (2007). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2006: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. p. 335. ISBN 9780786452118. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- Mitchell, Ronald M. "Obituaries for November 03, 2006". The Portsmouth Herald. Retrieved 2008-11-25.
- "("Milton Selzer" search results)". Playbill Vault. Playbill. Retrieved 29 April 2017.