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.