Milton Selzer

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Milton Selzer
Born(1918-10-25)October 25, 1918
Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedOctober 21, 2006(2006-10-21) (aged 87)
Oxnard, California, U.S.
Resting place
OccupationFilm, stage, television actor
Years active1954-1995
Spouse(s)Alice Hickox (1953-2006)
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Milton Selzer
Born(1918-10-25)October 25, 1918
Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedOctober 21, 2006(2006-10-21) (aged 87)
Oxnard, California, U.S.
Resting place
OccupationFilm, stage, television actor
Years active1954-1995
Spouse(s)Alice Hickox (1953-2006)

Milton Selzer (October 25, 1918 – October 21, 2006) was an American stage, film, and television actor.

Early life[edit]

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Selzer and his family moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire where he was raised. After graduating from Portsmouth High School, he attended the University of New Hampshire before serving in World War II. After the war, Selzer moved to New York to train at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and The New School. His acting career began with small parts on Broadway, and then later in film and television. After moving to Hollywood in 1960, he began a prolific career making many guest appearances.[1]


Selzer's many television roles included appearances on The Twilight Zone, where he portrayed an alien in "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby", and as the miserly son-in-law in "The Masks". He appeared in an episode of The Asphalt Jungle in 1961. He made two memorable guest appearances on Perry Mason; in 1963 he played defendant and title character Dr. Aaron Stuart in "The Case of the Decadent Dean," and in 1964 he played murder victim Dr. Max Taylor in "The Case of the Bullied Bowler." From 1965 to 1967, he made seven guest appearances as Professor Parker in Get Smart followed by roles on That Girl, The Rat Patrol, Hogan's Heroes, and The Bold Ones: The Protectors. In the many crime shows of the 1960s and 1970s, Selzer would often portray unsympathetic characters who would also possess sad and often pathetic qualities. He was a regular on the 1973 situation comedy Needles and Pins, playing Julius Singer.

Selzer's film career includes roles in The Young Savages (1961) opposite Burt Lancaster, In Enemy Country (1968), and The Buddy System (1984). He made his last onscreen appearance in the 1995 television movie Cagney & Lacey: Together Again.


On October 21, 2006, Selzer died of pulmonary complications.

Selected filmography[edit]

1961The Young SavagesWalsh
1964MarnieMan at track
1965The Cincinnati KidSokai
1968The Legend of Lylah ClareBart Langner
1971Blood and LaceMr. Mullins
1975Hey, I'm AliveGlen Sanders
Lady Sings the BluesThe Doctor
1978Blue CollarSumabitch
Capricorn OneDr. Roger Burroughs
1985Sid and NancyGrandpa
1988Shoot to KillMr. BergerAlternative title: Deadly Pursuit
TapeheadsMerlin Hinkle
1954–1955You Are ThereVarious roles3 episodes
1954–1957Studio OneVarious roles6 episodes
1958–1959Playhouse 90Various roles3 episodes
1959–1960Sunday ShowcaseJulian Blumberg3 episodes
1961Have Gun Will Travel - A Drop of BloodReb Elya1 episode
1961The Detectives Starring Robert TaylorOzzie1 episode
1961The Asphalt JungleLou Gordon1 episode
1961–1962The UntouchablesVarious roles3 episodes
1962Stoney BurkeDr. Laird1 episode
1962Route 66 - From an Enchatress FleeingGunther1 episode
1962The Twilight Zone - "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby"Alien #11 episode
1963Combat!Col. Glinski1 episode
1963Gunsmoke - Anybody Can Kill a MarshallPainter1 episode
1964Voyage to the Bottom of the SeaDr. Charles Melton1 episode
1964The Twilight Zone - "The Masks"Wilfred Harper1 episode
1965The FugitiveLou Cartwright

Ben Willoughby

2 episode
1965A Man Called ShenandoahCaptain Crowell1 episode
1966The Rat PatrolCol. Schweiger1 episode
1967The InvadersA.J. Richards1 episode
1965–1966Get SmartProfessor Parker7 episodes
1966–1968The F.B.I.Various roles3 episodes
1967-68Hogan's HeroesOtto Von Krubner, Sgt. Krebbs2 episodes
1967–1972Mission: ImpossibleVarious roles5 episodes
1968–1978Hawaii Five-0Lester Willighby, Sam Green, Taradash, other various roles6 episodes
1969–1973MannixVarious roles3 episodes
1971Green Acres - "Star Witness"Danny (Bank Robber)1 episode
1973Needles and PinsJulius SingerSeries regular
1974KojakConsigliere Nathan Davidoff2 episodes
1974The Bob Newhart ShowPrincipal Brimskill1 episode
1975The Rockford FilesPatrick Elber1 episode
1975The JeffersonsMr. Wexler1 episode
1976All in the FamilyDr. Shapiro1 episode
1977The Feather and Father GangGardella1 episode
1978The Rockford FilesIrving Rockfelt1 episode
1978–1980Quincy, M.E.Mr. Avery2 episodes
1981The People vs. Jean HarrisDr. RothTelevision movie
1982Lou GrantClaude Cunningham1 episode
1983Hill Street BluesMurray Kaplan2 episodes
1984Trapper John, M.D.1 episode
1985Berrenger's1 episode
1986St. Elsewhere1 episode
1987L.A. LawJudge Morris Hood3 episodes
1988A Year in the LifeMax1 episode
1989The Famous Teddy ZAbe Werkfinder1 episode
1990MacGyverItzak 'Izzy' Zimmer
Otto Romburg
2 episodes
1991Doogie Howser, M.D.The Judge1 episode
1992Miss Rose WhiteUncle ShimonTelevision movie
1993Down the ShoreDr. Feldman1 episode
1994Valley of the DollsManny Henry65 episodes
1995Walker, Texas RangerLarry1 episode


  1. ^ Mitchell, Ronald M. "Obituaries for November 03, 2006". The Portsmouth Herald. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 

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