Year Film Role Notes
1941 Pot o’ Gold Band member
Radio announcer
1950 PM Picnic Narrator
1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce Joey Friedlander
1967 A Guide for the Married Man Married man “Joe X”
1974 Harry and Tonto Harry Coombes Academy Award for Best Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1975 W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings Deacon John Wesley Gore
Death Scream Mr. Jacobs TV film (aka Street Kill)
Katherine Thornton Alman TV film
1976 Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood J.J. Fromberg
1977 The Late Show Ira Wells National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Scott Joplin John Stark
1978 Movie Movie Doctor Blaine/Doctor Bowers
House Calls Dr. Amos Willoughby
Star Wars Holiday Special Trader Saun Dann
1979 Going in Style Al Pasinetti Award for Best Actor
Steel Pignose Moran
You Can’t Take It With You Grandpa Martin Vanderhof
Sunburn Marcus
Ravagers Sergeant
1980 Roadie Corpus C. Redfish
Defiance Abe
Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story Robert Stroud TV film
Fighting Back: The Rocky Bleier Story Art Rooney TV film
1981 St. Helens Harry Truman
Take This Job and Shove It Charlie Pickett
Bitter Harvest Walter Peary TV film
The Leprechauns’ Christmas Gold Narrator / Blarney Kilakilarney TV film
1982 Better Late Than Never Charley Dunbar
1983 The Last Leaf Mr. Behrman
1984 Terrible Joe Moran Tony TV film
Firestarter Irv Manders
The Muppets Take Manhattan Bernard Crawford
The Naked Face Morgens
The Night They Saved Christmas Santa Claus TV film
The Undergrads Mel Adler
1985 Izzy and Moe Moe Smith TV film
The Blue Yonder Henry Coogan TV film
1986 Miracle of the Heart Father O’Halleran
1987 Night Friend Monsignor O’Brien
1990 Where Pigeons Go to Die Da Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
1993 Last Action Hero Frank