The Cheap Detective () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors Abe Vigoda. . Robert Tanenbaum movie poster artist (uncredited). The Cheap Detective is a American satirical comedy film written by Neil Simon and John Houseman as Jasper Blubber; Vic Tayback as Lieutenant DiMaggio; Abe Vigoda as Sgt. Rizzuto; James Coco as Marcel; Phil Silvers as Hoppy.