Bishop began his career as part of a standup comedy act with his elder brother Maury. Death
Bishop died on October 17 2007 at his home in Newport Beach California from heart failure. His wife was portrayed by Abby Dalton who joined the cast in 1962.
Bishop appeared on television as early as 1948 and eventually starred in his own weekly comedy series playing a talk show host then later actually hosted a late night talk show. Joey Bishop (February 3 1918 – October 17 2007) born Joseph Abraham Gottlieb was an American entertainer who was perhaps best known for being a member of the "Rat Pack" with Frank Sinatra Peter Lawford Sammy Davis Jr.