Veteran American actor Abraham Charles 'Abe' Vigoda is hailed as one of the best character actors of all time. The extensive filmography of Abe Vigoda includes the highly successful movie 'The Godfather' (1972) in which he played the role of Salvatore Tessio and the TV series 'Barney Miller' (1975-1977, 1982) in which he portrayed Phil Fish. He is also remembered for his poignant roles in many other movies, such as 'Plain Clothes' (1987), 'Joe Versus the Volcano' (1990), and 'Underworld'. (1996).
He had been through many ups and downs as an actor-while he played his best roles in top grossing films in 'The Godfather' series, he not could escape the flak for those of his films considered failures by critics. However, the fact that the best Abe Vigoda movies greatly outnumber the worst of his movies is a testament to the actor's brilliance. Catch him playing his best roles in 'The Godfather' franchise and the TV series 'Barney Miller' and 'Fish.'