John Marley was a character actor who born in New York City to parents of Russian Immigrants. He was a familiar but often a nameless face until the late 1960's when his popularity became known.
With his craggy face, bushy eyebrows, unkempt silver/gray hair and swarthy complexion. He was often playing Greeks, Jews or Italians. His career lasted fifty years and over 150 movies and television shows