Joe Seneca

Movie Actor

Joe Seneca was born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States on January 14th, 1919 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 77, Joe Seneca biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 14, 1919
United States
Place of Birth
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Death Date
Aug 15, 1996 (age 77)
Zodiac Sign
Film Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Stage Actor, Television Actor
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Joe Seneca Life

Joe Seneca (January 14, 1919 – August 15, 1996), an American actor, singer, and songwriter.


Joe Seneca Career

Life and career

Seneca was born Joel Seneca McGhee, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio. He belonged to the R&B singing group The Three Riffs, which existed from the late 1940s and appeared at luxurious supper clubs in New York City before his acting career. He was also a songwriter and had major hits with "Talk to Me," sung by Little Willie John, and "Break It to Me Gently," which was a smash hit by Brenda Lee in 1962 and 1982.

Seneca plays Dr. Thompson, a small-town women's hospital physician brought in by attorney Frank Galvin (Paul Newman), in the 1982 film The Verdictant to confirm his belief that two prominent doctors' incompetence left his patient alive but in a coma. Willie Brown of Crossroads (1986) and Dr. Meddows in The Blob (1988), the evil head of a government team sent to contain the title creature, are arguably his most well-known roles.

Seneca has also appeared on The Cosby Show as Hillman President Dr. Zachariah J. Hanes. On an episode of The Golden Girls titled "Old Friends," Alvin Newcastle, a man suffering from Alzheimer's disease, appeared on Alvin Newcastle, a man from Alzheimer's disease. Seneca was featured in Spike Lee's School Daze as Mission College President McPherson.

In the May 9, 1989 episode "The Blues Singer," Seneca performed Eddie Haynes on Matlock. He later appeared in the Law & Order episode "Profile" on October 13, 1993.

Seneca appeared in Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel" music video in 1987.

Seneca performed "Blind Otis Lemon," based on Muddy Waters, a homeless blues legend who has one last chance to perform and perform in a club the night before an operation that might leave him deaf, on Doogie Sings the Blues, 1990.

He died of coronary arrest or asthma at the age of 77 on August 15, 1996. He was married to Betty Seneca before his death.