Cliff Osmond

Biography: American actor Cliff Osmond was working in Southern repertory, summer stock and children's theatre when he was plucked from obscurity by director Billy Wilder, who cast Osmond as an oafish gendarme in Irma La Douce (1963). Osmond remained a loyal and stalwart member of Wilder's unofficial stock company. He played wannabe lyricist Barney Milsap in Kiss Me, Stupid (1964), flummoxed insurance detective Purkey in The Fortune Cookie (1966), and political stooge Jacobi in The Front Page (1974). After his "Wilder" days, Osmond was seen in such menacing roles as Pap in the 1981 TV adaptation of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In 1988, Cliff Osmond wrote and produced the independent feature The Penitent.

Cliff Osmond's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 56
Highest Metascore: 63 The Fortune Cookie
Lowest Metascore: 37 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
4 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
63 Kiss Me, Stupid (re-release) Jun 21, 2002 Barney 7.2
37 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Jun 27, 1979 Wes Hardin - Bank Robber tbd
62 The Front Page Dec 18, 1974 Jacobi tbd
63 The Fortune Cookie Oct 19, 1966 Purkey tbd