Fast Facts

  • Attended a private Quaker boarding school.
  • As a child, he began his entertainment career as a magician and musician.
  • An accomplished banjo player, he performed in the band Bruno Lynch and His Imperial Jazz Band during his college days.
  • Served in the Army for several years.
  • As an aspiring actor, he toiled as a janitor at Circle in the Square Theatre in New York.
  • Pulled out of the lead role in Blake Edwards' popular 1979 film 10.
  • Played the banjo in the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band, which played a gig at Carnegie Hall in 1981, opening for Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.
  • In 1996, staged a career comeback playing Mary Tyler Moore's husband in the romantic comedy Flirting with Disaster, which led to a lead role on NBC's sitcom Just Shoot Me from 1997 to 2003.

Awards

  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1965, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Winner
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1974, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1966, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1967, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1968, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee

Relationships

  • Sonia Schultz — Wife
  • George Segal Sr. — Father
  • Marion Sobel — Ex-wife
  • Linda Rogoff — Wife (deceased)
  • Elizabeth Segal — Daughter
  • Polly Segal — Daughter
  • Fannie Segal — Mother

College

  • Attended Haverford College, Haverford, PA; Columbia University, New York, NY

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Details

  • Birth Place: Great Neck, NY
  • Birthday: February 13, 1934, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor, Musician
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