Joel Grey

Actor + Singer + Dancer + Photographer
Born Apr 11, 1932

Joel Grey is an American stage and screen actor, singer, and dancer, known for his role as the Master of Ceremonies in both the stage and film adaptation of the Kander & Ebb musical Cabaret. He has won the Academy Award, Tony Award and Golden Globe Award. He also originated the role of the Wizard in the musical Wicked. Grey is featured in the Broadway revival of Anything Goes as Moonface Martin, which opened on April 7, 2011.… Read More

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1932 Birth Born on April 11, 1932.


1958 26 Years Old In 1958, Grey married Jo Wilder; they divorced in 1982. … Read More


1966 34 Years Old Grey originated the role of the Master of Ceremonies in the Broadway musical Cabaret in 1966 for which he won the Tony Award. … Read More
1967 35 Years Old Grey appeared as a panelist for the television game show What's My Line? in the 1967 season, as well as being the first mystery guest during its syndication in 1968.


1976 44 Years Old He was the guest star for the third episode of The Muppet Show in its first season in 1976, singing "Razzle Dazzle" from Chicago and "Willkommen" from Cabaret. … Read More


1991 59 Years Old In 1991, he played Adam, a devil, in the final episode of the television series Dallas (1991). … Read More


1993 - 2000 4 More Events
2003 71 Years Old He is also a photographer; his first book of photographs, Pictures I Had to Take, was published in 2003; its follow-up, Looking Hard at Unexpected Things, was published in 2006.
2009 77 Years Old His third book, 1.3 – Images from My Phone, a book of photographs taken with his camera phone, was published in 2009.
2011 79 Years Old An exhibition of his work was held in April 2011 at the Museum of the City of New York, titled "Joel Grey/A New York Life."
2013 81 Years Old His fourth book, The Billboard Papers: Photographs by Joel Grey, came out in 2013 and depicts the many-layered billboards of New York City.
2015 83 Years Old In January 2015, Grey opened up about his sexuality in an interview with People, stating: "I don't like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I'm a gay man."
2016 84 Years Old Grey writes about his family, his acting career, and the challenges of being gay in his 2016 memoir, Master of Ceremonies.
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