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Willy Switkes

( b. circa 1929 Washington, District of Columbia, USA - d. Mar 07, 2013 Rockville, Maryland, USA ) Male

Willy Switkes was a character actor who had minor roles in "Tootsie," "Taxi Driver" and dozens of other films.

He was a longtime New York City resident. In addition to appearing on Broadway, he was an understudy to Buster Keaton during a 1960 tour of Once Upon a Mattress.

His other films include "The French Connection" and "Bananas." His characters often were unidentified, such as his "man at cab" credit for "Tootsie," in which he's thrown from a taxi after trying to cut in front of title character Dustin Hoffman.

Source: The Associated Press

ProductionsDate of Productions
Sly Fox
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Willy Switkes [2nd Policeman ]
  • Understudy: Willy Switkes [Abner Truckle, The Chief of Police]
Dec 14, 1976 - Feb 19, 1978
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