Joey Bishop


Birthday February 3, 1918

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace The Bronx, NY

DEATH DATE Oct 17, 2007 (89)

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Comedian, TV star, and member of the Rat Pack who starred in the sitcom The Joey Bishop Show from 1961 to 1965. He also had a prominent role in the original Ocean's 11 film, which was released in 1960.

Before Fame

During World War II, he served in the United States Army. He later began his career as part of a standup comedy duo with his elder brother, Maury.


He guest-hosted on television's The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson more times than anyone else.

Family Life

His parents were Jewish European immigrants and he married Sylvia Ruzga, who he had one child with, on January 14, 1941. His father was a bicycle repairman and his son Larry became a film director and actor.

Associated With

He was a member of the Rat Pack along with Dean Martin.