Seymour Joseph Cassel was an American actor who appeared in over 200 movies and television shows, and had a career that spanned over 50 years. Cassel first came to prominence in the 1960s in the pioneering independent films of writer/director John Cassavetes. The first of these was Too Late Blues, followed by Faces, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and won a National Society of Film Critics Award. Cassel went on to appear in Cassavetes' Minnie and Moskowitz, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Opening Night, and Love Streams. Notable films included: Coogan's Bluff, The Last Tycoon, Valentino, Convoy, Johnny Be Good, Mobsters, In the Soup, Honeymoon in Vegas, Indecent Proposal, Beer League, and Fort McCoy. Like Cassavetes, Wes Anderson frequently cast Cassel – first in Rushmore, then in The Royal Tenenbaums, and finally in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
|Born:||Seymour Joseph Cassel, January 22, 1935, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Died:||April 7, 2019, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Spouse(s):||Elizabeth Deering (1964–1983, divorced)|
|IMDb:||Seymour Cassel's IMDb|
About Seymour Cassel
Accomplished film actor who became known to audiences for his role in the 1998 film, Rushmore. In 1968, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Faces.
Seymour Cassel Before Fame
He began his career in productions by fellow-actor John Cassavetes.
Achievement of Seymour Cassel
In 2009, he appeared on the musical comedy show, Flight Of The Conchords.
Seymour Cassel Family Life
He had two children with Elizabeth Deering before they divorced in 1983.
Associations of Seymour Cassel
He had a role in the 2004 film, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, which starred Bill Murray .
Information related to Seymour Cassel
- Slash (musician)
- Male actors from Detroit
- Sundance Film Festival award winners