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Joel Grey

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Joel Grey (born April 11, 1932) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Tony Award winning American stage and screen actor.

Grey originated the role of the Master of Ceremonies in the Broadway musical Cabaret in 1966 for which he won the Tony Award. Additional Broadway credits include Come Blow Your Horn (1961), Stop the World - I Want to Get Off (1962), Half a Sixpence (1965), Goodtime Charley (1975), The Grand Tour (1979), Chicago (1996), and Wicked (2003).

Grey was born Joel Katz in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Grace and Mickey Katz, who was an actor, clarinetist, comedian and director. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California in 1950. He is the father of actress Jennifer Grey, the star of Dirty Dancing, and James, a chef. In 1958 he married Jo Wilder. They divorced in 1982.

Grey’s other occupation is his life-long avocation—photography. His first book of photographs, Pictures I Had to Take, was published in 2003; its follow-up, Looking Hard at Unexpected Things, appeared in the Fall of 2006.

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  • daile

    he's too cute

    19 Jul 2012 Reply
  • SimulacrumViv

    Is it just me, or does his voice in Wonderful sound SO DAMN SIMILAR to Kermit the Frog!? In the best way possible, of course.

    27 Mar 2009 Reply
  • pgrabowski

    imagine Klaus Nomi, Dark Cabaret movement or even Max Raabe without his Cabaret performance? I can't

    3 Mar 2008 Reply

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