Date of Birth : Feb 13th 1934
American actor of stage and screen. He started attracting critical attention in 1965 as a distraught newlywed in Ship of Fools, as a P.O.W. in King Rat in a role originally meant for Frank Sinatra, and as an Algerian Paratrooper captured at Dien Bien Phu who who leaves the French army to become a leader of the FLN in Lost Command. He was loaned to Warner Bros for his well-regarded performances as Nick in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (for which he was nominated for an Oscar), then appeared as a British secret service agent in The Quiller Memorandum, a Cagneyesque gangster in The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, perplexed police detective Mo Brummel in No Way to Treat a Lady, a bookworm in The Owl and the Pussycat, a man laying waste to his marriage in Loving, and a hairdresser turned junkie in Born to Win. Segal also starred with Ruth Gordon in Carl Reiner’s 1970 dark comedy Where’s Poppa?.
He played a burglar in the 1972 comedy The Hot Rock with Robert Redford, a comically unfaithful husband in A Touch of Class and a midlife crisis victim in Blume in Love. He co-starred with Jane Fonda as suburbanites-turned-bank-robbers in Fun with Dick and Jane, and starred as a faux gourmet in Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?.
Segal was so appealing that too often he was asked to carry a film on his charm alone, especially in the 1970s. He was relatively inactive in the 1980s, but bounced back as the sleazy father of Kirstie Alley’s baby in Look Who’s Talking, and in the 1993 sequel Look Who’s Talking Now, and as a left-wing comedy writer in For the Boys (1991). He also starred in the NBC television sitcom Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003) as Jack Gallo, the sharp, though somewhat silly, head of the fashion and style magazine Blush.