Joseph Behar (Joseph Behar)

Joseph Behar

Television Director. Behar directed many television series’ including, “From These Roots” from 1958 to 1961, “General Hospital” beginning in 1963, “People Will Talk” in 1963, “Let’s Make A Deal” from 1963 to 1976, “Days Of Our Lives” beginning in 1965, “The Young & The Restless” in 1973, “It’s Anybody’s Guess” in 1977, “Let’s Make A Deal” from 1984 to 1986, and “Dangerous Woman” in 1991. In 1996 he was also casting director for the film, “Wedding Bell Blues.” A native of Chicago, Illinois, Behar became interested in acting while living and attending school in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from high school he appeared in acting classes with James Dean in 1951 and later with Ed Asner in the 1960s. After college and a stint in the army he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, and opened up an actor’s workshop. One of his main discoveries was comedian Drew Carey who attended classes at his Las Vegas Community Drama Workshop and Comedy Corner in the 1970s. Behar passed away at the age of 70 in November 2003. (bio by: K)

Born

  • April, 01, 1933

Died

  • November, 11, 2003

Cemetery

  • Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
  • Nevada
  • USA

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