Norman Fell Overview:

Character actor, Norman Fell, was born Norman Feld on Mar 24, 1924 in Philadelphia, PA. Fell died at the age of 74 on Dec 14, 1998 in Woodland Hills, CA .


American actor who started to mix films with TV and theatre from the late 1950s, and proved as adept with a throwaway gag as a straight dramatic role. Mostly, though (and especially on TV), he played superiors who did the fretting while the hero went his own sweet way. Was an Air Force aerial gunner during World War II.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).



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Norman Fell Quotes:

Mr. McCleery: [after the incident with Elaine screaming] I want you outta here.
Benjamin: What?
Mr. McCleery: I want you outta here.
Benjamin: Why?
Mr. McCleery: Because I don't like you.
[closes door]

Bullitt: [revealing Johnny Ross' death] I've got him downstairs, under a John Doe.
Baker: [stunned] You are sick. Smuggling a dead man out of a hospital, and now two men killed who may have had nothing to do with it?
Bullitt: The man I was chasing killed Ross.
Captain Bennett: How do you know? Did you see him?
Bullitt: Yes. He tried to nail me with a shotgun, a Winchester pump.
Baker: The radio report said the two men were burned beyond recognition. Now all he's got are two dead men. It would never hold up in court.

Mr. McCleery: [asks Benjamin why he is in Berkeley] I just like to know what my boys are up to.
Mr. McCleery: You aren't one of those agitators, are you?
Benjamin: What?
Mr. McCleery: I hate 'em. I won't stand for it.

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Norman Fell Facts
Was believed to have had a long, bitter and acrimonious feud with actor Jack Klugman that lasted over 40 years. However, it was later revealed that the feud was a hoax and the two actors were actually friends who grew up in the Philadelphia area.

1946 graduate of Temple University.

Studied acting with Stella Adler.

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