Birth Name: Seymour Joseph Cassel
Born: 22 January 1935 Died: 8 April 2019
Country of origin: United States
Height: 5' 7"
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Description: Seymour Cassel, the veteran character actor who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as the hippie swinger Chet in John Cassavetes' Faces (1968), studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and at the Actors Studio. He made his movie debut in Cassavetes' first film, Sombras (1959), on which he also served as associate producer. Cassel's early career was tied to Cassavetes, who himself had a flourishing career as an actor on television and in major Hollywood productions in addition to becoming, arguably, the first great independent movie director after the collapse of the studio system in the late 1950s ... (more)
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