Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield

Jack Roy (born Jacob Rodney Cohen; November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004), better known by the pseudonym Rodney Dangerfield, was an American stand-up comedian, actor, screenwriter, and producer. He was known for his self-deprecating one-liner humor, his catchphrase "I don't get no respect!" and his monologues on that theme. He began his career working as a stand-up comic at the Fantasy Lounge in New York City. His act grew in popularity as he became a mainstay on late-night talk shows throughout the 1960s and 1970s, eventually developing into a headlining act on the Las Vegas casino circuit. His catchphrase "I don't get no respect!" came from an attempt to improve one of his stand-up jokes. "I played hide and seek; they wouldn't even look for me." He thought the joke would be stronger if it used the format: "I was so ..." beginning ("I was so poor," "He was so ugly," "She was so stupid," etc.).[clarification needed] He tried "I get no respect," and got a much better response from the audience; it became a permanent feature of his act and comedic persona. He appeared in a few bit parts in films, such as The Projectionist, throughout the 1970s, but his breakout film role came in 1980 as a boorish nouveau riche golfer in the ensemble comedy Caddyshack, which was followed by two additional successful films in which he starred: 1983's Easy Money and 1986's Back to School. Additional film work kept him busy through the rest of his life, mostly in comedies, but with a rare dramatic role in 1994's Natural Born Killers as an abusive father. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Deer Park, New York, USA
    Birthday
    11/22/1921
Rover Dangerfield
Rover Dangerfield
5.3
Meet Wally Sparks
Meet Wally Sparks
4.7
The 4th Tenor
The 4th Tenor
4.1
Back to School
Back to School
6.3
The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can't Take It No More
The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can't Take It No More
6.5
The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me
The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me
6
My 5 Wives
My 5 Wives
4.7
The Godson
The Godson
3.1
Back By Midnight
Back By Midnight
5.5
Easy Money
Easy Money
6.1
Ladybugs
Ladybugs
5.6
Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show
Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show
7
Rodney Dangerfield Hosts the 9th Annual Young Comedians Special
Rodney Dangerfield Hosts the 9th Annual Young Comedians Special
8
Rodney Dangerfield: Nothin' Goes Right
Rodney Dangerfield: Nothin' Goes Right
8.4
Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place
Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place
6.5
Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed!
Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed!
3.5
Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me
Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me
8.8
A Tribute to Sam Kinison
A Tribute to Sam Kinison
6
Rodney Dangerfield: Rodney's Act
Rodney Dangerfield: Rodney's Act
0
Rodney Dangerfield's Guide to Golf Style and Etiquette
Rodney Dangerfield's Guide to Golf Style and Etiquette
2
Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast
0
Caddyshack
Caddyshack
6.6
The Projectionist
The Projectionist
5.6
Brother Sam: A Tribute to Sam Kinison
8
Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh?
Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh?
6
The Electric Piper
The Electric Piper
5.7
This Is Your Life: 30th Anniversary Special
0
Angels with Angles
0
Casper: A Spirited Beginning
Casper: A Spirited Beginning
5.4
Natural Born Killers
Natural Born Killers
7.1
Little Nicky
Little Nicky
5.9
Benny & Barney: Las Vegas Undercover
Benny & Barney: Las Vegas Undercover
0
Happy Birthday, Las Vegas
Happy Birthday, Las Vegas
0
Rusty: A Dog's Tale
Rusty: A Dog's Tale
5.9
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
6.8
Caddyshack: The 19th Hole
Caddyshack: The 19th Hole
8.2
The Onion Movie
The Onion Movie
6.2
Moving
Moving
5.6
The Killing
The Killing
7.7
The Earth Day Special
The Earth Day Special
8.7
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy
5.9
Casper
Casper
6.3
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