Joel Grey was born on April 11, 1932. Joel is a Tony, Golden Globe, BAFTA, & Academy Award-winning American stage and screen actor known best for his role as the Emcee in both the stage and film adaptation of the Kander & Ebb musical Cabaret. Grey was born Joel David Katz in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Grace and Mickey Katz, who was an actor, clarinetist, comedian and director. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California in 1950. Grey originated the role of the Master of Ceremonies in the Broadway musical Cabaret in 1966 for which he won the Tony Award. Additional Broadway credits include Come Blow Your Horn (1961), Stop the World – I Want to Get Off (1962), Half a Sixpence (1965), Goodtime Charley (1975), The Grand Tour (1979), Chicago (1996), and Wicked (2003). In 1995, he performed in The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True a musical performance of the popular story at Lincoln Center to benefit the Children’s Defense Fund. Grey is one of only nine people who have won both a Tony Award and an Academy Award for the same role. He performed at The Muny in St. Louis, Missouri many times in roles such as George M. Cohan in George M! (1970 and 1992), the Emcee in Cabaret (1971), and Joey Evans in Pal Joey (1983). Grey appeared frequently as a panelist on the television game show What’s My Line? during its 1968 revival. He was the guest star for the third episode of The Muppet Show in its first season, singing “Razzle Dazzle”, which is from Chicago and “Willkommen”, which is from Cabaret. In 1982 Grey was the on-camera host and narrator for the PBS special, To Hear. He also played an elderly Korean martial arts master in the movie Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985). In 1991, he played an out of this world man, Adam, on the series finale of Dallas. In 1996, he made a guest appearance on Star Trek: Voyager as an aging rebel seeking to free his (deceased) wife from prison. In 2000, Grey played Oldrich Novy in the film Dancer in the Dark and had recurring television roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as Doc, 2001), Oz (as Lemuel Idzik, 2003) and Alias (as “Another Mr. Sloane,” 2005). He played the role of a demon in the final episode of Dallas and was a wealthy, paroled ex-convict on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (episode, “Cuba Libre”). He also appeared on the shows House and Brothers & Sisters, the latter on which he played the roles of Sarah and Joe’s marriage counselor. Grey is the father of actress Jennifer Grey, the star of Dirty Dancing, and James, a chef. In 1958 he married Jo Wilder. They divorced in 1982. Grey is also a photographer. His first book of photographs, Pictures I Had to Take, was published in 2003; its follow-up, Looking Hard at Unexpected Things, appeared in the Fall of 2006.


Original Joel Grey Autograph, signed on Paper. Approx. size 4 1/2 x 5 3/8 inches. Regular Price – $ 84.00 / Sale Price – $ 47.95.

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