Seymour Cassel Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Dec, 2018
Facts of Seymour Cassel
Date of Birth: 1935 , January-22
Age: 86 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Seymour Search
Birth Name Seymour Joseph Cassel
Father Seymour Joseph Cassel
Mother Pancretia Ann Kearney
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Detroit, Michigan
Ethnicity German-Russian Jewish
Profession Actor
Net Worth $5,hundred thousand
Married Yes
Married to Dilyn Cassel, Matthew Cassel, Lisa Cassel
Divorce Elizabeth Deering (1983)
Awards National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
Movies The Algerian,The Last Beat,The Dependables
TV Show Heist (TV series),Tracey Takes On,der Suspicion (TV series)
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Eighty-three-year-old, Academyademy Award nominee, Seymour Cassel is a veteran American actor, known best for the movie Faces (1968). He has been active in the movie industry since 1959 till date and has made a legacy in the Hollywood movie industry.

Seymour Cassel's Early Life And Education

Seymour Cassel was born on January 22, 1935, to parents Pancretia Ann, who was a performer and Seymour Joseph Cassel, a nightclub owner, in Detroit, United States. As a child, Seymour has already developed the dream of becoming an actor and coming on the television screen. Despite there is no information on his education, it can easily be assumed that he studied or got trained in acting from somewhere which developed the skill of acting in him

Cassel belongs to American nationality and regarding his ethnicity, he is a White. 

Seymour Cassel's Career

Seymour Cassel has a distinct knot to his fellow actor John Cassavetes, for his accomplished career. He made his movie debut from John Cassavetes’s directorial debut movie Shadows. Seymour also served as an associate producer of the movie. His early career’s portfolio is linked with John Cassavetes. Seymour Cassel can be seen in John several of the movies like The Webster Boy (1962) Too Late Blues, The Lloyd Bridges Show, 12 O’Clock High, Combat! And The F.B.I.

Later at the end of the tumultuous decade, the movie Faces, gave John and Seymour Cassel a good recognition and reputation in the movie industry. As till today, Seymour has appeared in several of the movies and television shows. His memorable characters on the movies Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic.

In the year 2004, the actor was a cast in the movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou sharing the screen along with Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, and Jeff Goldblum

Seymour Cassel's Accolades And Net Worth

Seymour Cassel was the candidate for national president of the Screen Actors Guild in 2007 and 2009. The Oldenburg Film Festival in Germany introduced Seymour Cassel Award in 2012 and has won the National Society of Film Critics Awards, the USA for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Faces.

Besides, Seymour Cassel is also prized by the independent directors for his positive nature and his declaration to work in any independent movie for the price of the plane ticket if he liked the script. Having created a legacy, Seymor Cassel aged 81, still has the similar strength and enthusiasm towards his work. It shows his dedication, passion, and respect towards his job. Seymour is paid a very handsome salary and has a net worth of $5 million.

Seymour Cassel's Personal Life And Relationship 

Talking about the personal life of Seymour Cassel, he is currently single. He was married to his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Deering in 1964 and got divorced due to some odds in 1983. Seymour has two children with his wife. Seymour has a daughter from his previous relationship prior to getting married. The names of his children are Dilyn Cassel, Matthew Cassel, and Lisa Cassel.

Seymour Cassel is accredited for the nickname of GnR Guitarist Saul Hudson as Slash for Slash was childhood’s friends with his son and never used to be still at a place.


Seymour Cassel is blessed with a distinctive rusty voice which made him unique among other co-actors. He is also known for his unexpectedly intelligent working-class characters in his team. Seymour is a true legend in the Hollywood movie industry.