Joel Grey Overview:

Actor, Joel Grey, was born Joel David Katz on Apr 11, 1932 in Cleveland, OH. As of December 2021, Joel Grey was 89 years old.



Joel Grey was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for Cabaret (as The Master of Ceremonies) in 1972.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1972Best Supporting ActorCabaret (1972)The Master of CeremoniesWon

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Live Performance.

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Father-in-law of Clark Gregg.

One of only eight actors to have won both a Tony and an Oscar for having portrayed the same role on stage and screen (Cabaret (1972)). The others are Yul Brynner (The King and I (1956)), Shirley Booth (Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)), Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady (1964)), Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker (1962)), Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons (1966)), Jack Albertson (The Subject Was Roses (1968)), and José Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)).

Sang "Razzle-Dazzle," from the musical "Chicago", when he hosted "The Muppet Show" (1976). His daughter Jennifer Grey appeared in Dirty Dancing (1987) with Jerry Orbach, who played Billy Flynn in "Chicago" and sang that very song.

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