Mr. Schireson was born in Baltimore, the son of one of the first plastic surgeons, Henry Schireson. His family later moved to White Plains, N.Y., where he was raised. He attended Philips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H., Culver Military Academy in Indiana and later Harvard University.
After leaving Harvard, he began working as a vaudeville comedian and traveled throughout the country and Mexico. His traveling led him to Hollywood and the bit part in the movie.
For a time, Mr. Schireson worked in his father's office in Chicago, where celebrities and gangsters would come for plastic surgery. Among the people he met were Rudolph Valentino, Fanny Brice and Al Jolson.
Turning down a desk job and a commission in the Army, he enlisted in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II as a pharmacist's mate on a landing ship/tank. His was one of the first ships to land during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944, which reclaimed the Philippines.
After the war, Mr. Schireson returned and moved to Wynnewood. He worked for several different companies in marketing, public relations and insurance adjusting before his retirement in the 1970s.
Henry J. Schireson, his son and a district justice in Narberth, said his father was an excellent storyteller and had an excellent sense of humor. He said his father had unwavering loyalty to his family.
Mr. Schireson is survived by another son, Mark J. Schireson of Radnor, and five grandchildren.
Private funeral services were held Wednesday, with burial in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd.
Contributions in his memory may be given to the charity of one's choice.