Joseph Wiseman was born on 15 May, 1918, in Montreal, a suburb in Quebec, Canada, to Orthodox-Jewish parents. Moving to New York at 16, he invested in summer stock, and was a professional, much to his parents' dismay.
The "spookiest actor in the american theater" made his first broadway debut in 1938, enrolling in the show business.
- After marrying twice, Joseph Wiseman moved back to Manhattan, and stayed there for good.
- On the 19th of October 2009, Joseph Wiseman passed away from heart problems, dying at 91.