Joe Silver (Actor)

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(09-28-1922 - 02-27-1989) Age 67

Joe Silver appeared on Stage, TV and Film. He was distinguished for his deep low voice, "so low that when he speaks, he unties your shoe laces."

 

He appeared in the following 35 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
04/16/1974 0075 Men Without Mouths A gangster adopts the daughter of a dead comrade and sees her off faithfully until her happy marriage. With approaching old age however, he is tormented with visions of men without mouths despite the sincere aid from his sworn daughter.
08/15/1974 0134 The Final Vow Sister Pamela owns a priceless figurine that is stolen from her. So she quits the church and dedicates all her time to find the missing statue in order to return it to a dying nun. Help comes from a source that she never would have imagined.
09/19/1974 0150 The Garden A couple discover that they are imprisoned in a peculiar forest inhabited by two beings - a gentle lady and a bad giant. In order to escape, they request the assistance of the giant but soon realize that they committed a grave mistake.
10/31/1974 0168 The Demon Spirit A man loses his life and soul in order to claim the woman he desires. He possesses her after his death and her family attempts to exorcise him.
11/25/1974 0178 The Sighting A couple encounters a UFO landing on Earth. Though the husband insists on denying what he saw, his wife starts to get neighbourly visits from aliens.
12/23/1974 0190 Give the Devil His Due An aged dancer attempts to enter a pact with the devil to sacrifice her soul in return for her youth and skill. But she backs out of the deal at the last minute - with severe consequences.
02/21/1975 0227 The Weavers of Death An investigator looks into the death of an old flame during a robbery at a mini-mart. He soon uncovers a more sinister plot.
03/18/1975 0241 It's Murder, Mr. Lincoln A tale set in Abraham Lincoln's early years getting a case where the man is charged of murder and no one else dares to defend him. Lincoln is advised to move slowly, but he charges head on.
05/16/1975 0275 The Rise and Fall of the Fourth Reich A Nazi fantasy? In this weird tale, two scientists discover an aged and sickly Adolf Hitler in 1970's Mexico City. They begin to try and restore his health and youth through their experiments.
06/09/1975 0288 Fallen Angel A manic-depressive artist is blessed with an angelic muse that inspires him to greatness. However, he falls into alcoholism in the wake of her absence. When he gets into a fight during one of his episodes, he is confined in a sanatorium and unwittingly discovers that his angel has been replaced by another.
06/26/1975 0298 That Hamlet Was a Good Boy When the proprietor of a factory is murdered, his grieving son vows vengeance and sets out to entrap his greedy uncle and his faithless mother in this modern take on William Shakespeare's ‘Hamlet.'
08/11/1975 0324 Age Cannot Wither Her An elderly man returns to shore alone after taking his young wife on a sailing trip. He spins a fantastic tale about a fountain of youth when the local sheriff questions his wife's disappearance.
01/11/1976 0414 The Mysterious Stranger When you meet an angel named Satan who promises to grant your every desire, you learn that it's not always good to get everything you wish for.
02/13/1976 0431 The Blue Roan Stallion A proud "half-breed", Dan Bowles unwittingly saves the life of ranch owner Hale Chalmer. In gratitude, he is hired as a ranch hand and life becomes complicated when he falls in love with the boss's daughter. Despite their differences, the lovers make plans to get married but things come to a head when the foreman challenges the cowboy to a gun-fight because of his mixed heritage. Chalmers saves Dan's life only to throw him a gun when he learns that the man he has just saved is a half-breed.
03/05/1976 0443 The Infernal Triangle Finally free from her sister's shadow, Ann Fairchild has found happiness in the arms of her husband-to-be, Hugh Denning. A storm threatens her world in the former of her elder sister Eve, who has come home fresh from her latest divorce. Old insecurities resurface and Ann finds herself promising death should her fiancee fall prey to Eve's seductive charms.
03/25/1976 0455 The Transformation of Joebee Confessing to a last prank is seems to be too good to be true, when a perennial joker announces he has mended his ways. Could this be true or is it perhaps the biggest hoax of the century?
05/24/1976 0485 A Mexican Standoff An upstanding citizen finds himself the recipient of an all-expense-paid trip to Mexico from a mysterious sponsor and thinks it's too good to be true. Hell breaks loose when he is suddenly charged with fraud and even worse-- murder.
08/16/1976 0507 Your Grade Is A Molly Butler is found dead of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. The police think that it was either suicide or accidental. But Molly's best friend, Judith Kent, has other thoughts after she reads in Molly's diary that Silas Butler wrote a mystery story for his Creative Writing class about a murder using CO that was undetectable.
09/16/1976 0519 Dr. Peterson's Pills The country doctor in Maine appears to have a pink pill cure-all for every ailment, but his miracle skills have a price now to be paid...
10/31/1976 0545 The Queen of Cats Cats are used by an evil witch to stalk children in a small village.  A lawyer and a local sheriff try are the childrens\' only hope...
11/12/1976 0551 A Question of Identity Hillary Cummings, on her way to work as a court stenographer, is kidnapped and taken to a country mansion where a U.S. government intelligence agent demands that she identify her ex-husband, Bob Christie, from among three spies posing as Bob. She ultimately agrees (the nation's security is involved), but there are two problems: Bob has undergone radical facial surgery and she hasn't seen him for twelve years. She has to question each one -- bringing back bad memories.
12/10/1976 0563 Identity Crisis If a brain transplant isn't enough, add two wifes and two men out to kill the patient. A state senator is about to undergo the world's first brain transplant. His wife and the body donor's wife are having second thoughts. Meanwhile, two corrupt contractors who did business with the Senator want the operation to fail.
01/14/1977 0584 A Departmental Case
A retired gunfighter sheds his insurance clerk persona in order to track down an alleged wife-beating bank robber and bring him to justice. The ex-vigilante becomes conflicted when a New York reporter discovers that the deceased was actually not that different from her killer.

03/28/1977 0624 The Warriors from Loanda Two unscrupulous ivory hunters are unexpectedly stranded in the dense jungles of the Congo and soon succumb to the heat and humidity of the rain forest.  As isolation takes its toll, the two hunters slowly go mad and waste away.
04/11/1977 0632 The Meteorite When a meteorite crashes into a farm field, it is immediately claimed by a local college professor. However, upon closer examination it becomes apparent that there is more to the meteor than what it seems. The professor soon learns that the rock is actually an alien spacecraft, complete with alien pilot inside it!
05/05/1977 0646 Reunion Fever Most of the attendees of a class reunion end up sick with many of them dying. One member of the class gets a letter offering to sell him the remedy for the mysterious virus for $10,000.
06/23/1977 0670 The Red Circle A middle-class housewife has an unexpected visitor who is an old friend from whom she has not heard in many years. The old friend has an incredible tale to tell that pits her friend against her old friend's husband.
08/10/1977 0693 Case Closed An engineer holds up a bank and takes a teller hostage. His demands are unusual. As the standoff continues, he learns a lot about himself from his hostage.
12/12/1977 0753 The Ten Million Dollar Heist Set in 1876, this story is about two seasoned burglars and a good-natured young chap attempting to pull off the biggest bank heist in history.
02/28/1978 0790 A Message from Space A journalist is hell bent on rubbishing the existence of UFOs. But there are a few surprises coming his way.
07/05/1978 0859 My Kingdom for a Horse The strange tale of a gambler and the conversations he has with his horse companion.
01/19/1979 0947 Side Effects When a scientist stumbles upon their new drug's lethal side effects, he tells the company's CEO of his findings. Fearing that the disclosure could bankrupt his company, he kills the scientist in order to silence him.
06/11/1979 0987 Look Who's Coming When a paranoid wife claims that the television series she watches about an alien threat of world invasion is true, it puts additional pressure on her already strained relationship with her middle-aged husband.
06/25/1980 1097 The Sweet Smell of Murder The wife of a charter boat captain works closely with a police investigator to prove her husband's innocence when he is caught red-handed with stolen wealth.
05/18/1981 1199 A Shocking Affair A plot to assassinate a prominent political figure goes awry when the occupants of an apartment building return unexpectedly and foil his mission.


2 Responses to Silver Joe

Silver was known in radio and film as the foghorn voice. He tended to be typecast as a tough, though as he progressed through CBSRMT his roles expanded. His voice was made for radio.

Frank

Joe Silver made an appearance in Sanford and Son's 1975 episode 'The Stand-in' as nightclub owner Mr. Stone. 

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