Ben Gazzara

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Ben Gazzara
Birth name Biagio Anthony Gazzara
Born August 28, 1930 in New York, New York, USA
Died February 3, 2012 in New York, New York, USA from pancreatic cancer
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Arrest and Trial (1963) Nick Anderson 1963–1964 1
Run for Your Life Paul Bryan 1965–1968 1 2 3

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Executive Assistant District Attorney 3x02 - Wrath October 5, 2001

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
When Michael Calls Doremus Connelly February 5, 1972 ABC Movie of the Week
Fireball Forward Maj. Gen. Joe Barrett March 5, 1972 ABC Movie of the Week
The Family Rico Eddie Rico September 12, 1972 CBS Tuesday Night at the Movies
Pursuit Steven Graves December 12, 1972 ABC Movie of the Week
Night of 100 Stars II Himself March 10, 1985

Talk Show Appearances


Series Episode Airdate Credit
Run for Your Life 2x27 - A Choice of Evils April 3, 1967
Run for Your Life 3x10 - Tell It Like It Is November 13, 1967
Run for Your Life 3x19 - The Killing Scene February 1, 1968
The Name of the Game 3x21 - Appointment in Palermo February 26, 1971

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 4 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (2003)
Hysterical Blindness