Vic Tayback

TV Actor

Vic Tayback was born in New York City, New York, United States on January 6th, 1930 and is the TV Actor. At the age of 60, Vic Tayback 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 6, 1930
United States
Place of Birth
New York City, New York, United States
Death Date
May 25, 1990 (age 60)
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Film Actor, Television Actor
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Glendale Community College
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Sheila Maureen Barnard, ​ ​(m. 1962)​
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Vic Tayback Life

Victor Tayback (January 6, 1930-May 25, 1990) was an American actor.

Mel Sharples, the diner owner of Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) and the television sitcom Alice (1976-1985), for which he gained two consecutive Golden Globe Awards, is his best known for his role as the comedian does not live here anymore (1974).

Personal life

Tayback was married to Sheila Maury (1932-2001), from March 16, 1963, until his death on May 25, 1990. They had a son, Christopher (born 1963), who is both a corporate trial advocate and former prosecutor.


Vic Tayback Career

Life and career

Tayback was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Helen (née Hanood) and Najeeb James Tayback. His parents were immigrants from Aleppo, Syria. He moved with his family to Burbank, California during his teenage years and attended Burbank High School, from which he graduated in 1949. He also attended Glendale Community College and the Frederick A. Speare School of Radio and TV Broadcasting.

Tayback served in the United States Navy before beginning his acting career at the age of 25. A lifetime member of the Actors Studio, he was a familiar face on television in the 1960s and 1970s, appearing on numerous series, including The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Star Trek, Bonanza, Here Come the Brides, That Girl , The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family, Gunsmoke, Fantasy Island, Columbo, and The Love Boat. He also appeared in many films such as Bullitt (1968), Papillon (1973), The Gambler (1974), The Cheap Detective (1978), and All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989), as well as more than 25 stage productions, including Twelve Angry Men, The Diary of Anne Frank, Death of a Salesman, and Brighton Beach Memoirs. He was the co-founder of the theater troupe Company of Angels.

Tayback's most famous role was diner owner Mel Sharples in both the film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) and the television series Alice (1976–1985). He was the only actor in the original film to reprise his role for the rest of the series. For the role, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 1978 and won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards in 1980 and 1981.