Joel Grey Overview:

Actor, Joel Grey, was born Joel David Katz on Apr 11, 1932 in Cleveland, OH. As of December 2023, Joel Grey was 91 years old.



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

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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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He is sometimes confused with actor Ron Rifkin and vice versa. Due to this, Grey guest-starred on "Alias" (2001) as a man brainwashed into thinking he was the evil terrorist-spy Arvin Sloane, who was played by Rifkin.

After having played George M. Cohan in the 1968 Broadway (New York) musical "George M!", he would often be invited to recreate the character by singing several of Cohan's songs at patriotic gatherings.

Won Broadway's 1967 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for originating the role of the Emcee in "Cabaret," a role he recreated in an Oscar-winning performance in the film version of the same name, Cabaret (1972). He also earned three Tony nominations as Best Actor (Musical): in 1969 for the title role of George M. Cohan in "George M!," in 1975 for "Goodtime Charley," and in 1979 for "The Grand Tour."

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