Aug. 31st, 1937
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Warren Berlinger's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1996 - That Thing You Do!
1989 - Ten Little Indians
1982 - The World According to Garp
1981 - The Cannonball Run
1975 - Lepke
1973 - The Long Goodbye
1966 - Spinout
1960 - The Wackiest Ship in the Army
Guest TV Roles
Chief Engineer Dobritch
Murray Roomer (segment "Love and the Singing Suitor")
Army Sgt. Betchler
Coach Pat Patillo
Dr. Jerry Goldfisher
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- Attended Columbia University in New York.
- Often playing much younger than he was, he won a Theatre World Award for his performance in "Blue Denim" and went on to play his role in the film version of _Blue Denim (1959)_ (qv). He was quite touching and sincere in the role of young Ernie, the best friend of 'Brandon De Wilde' (qv), who impregnates 'Carol Lynley' (qv).
- Deft, dark-haired, chubby-prone support and character actor who served up a number of comedic characters. Playing nearly 300 live TV roles in the 1950s alone, he went on to cheer up a number of lightweight film and TV comedies in the 60s and 70s.
- Nephew of comic icon 'Milton Berle' (qv), whose real last name was Berlinger.
- Later tried to fight his comedy stereotype with more ruthless character 70s and 80s roles. One of his favorite parts was as J. Pierpont Finch in the London musical production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" in 1963.
- Has four children from his marriage (since 1960) to actress 'Betty Lou Keim' (qv). The couple appeared together on Broadway in "A Roomful of Roses" in 1955 and in his debut film _Teenage Rebel (1956)_ (qv).
- Father Elias Berlinger was a Jewish building contractor and glass store owner in Brooklyn; mother's name: Frieda (Shapkin) Berlinger.
- Trained at New York's Professional Children's School, he made his stage debut on Broadway in 'Ethel Merman' (qv)'s "Annie Get Your Gun" at age 9.
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