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Also Known As: Patrick Lilley Died:
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He spent only two years as a star of the CBS sitcom "The Munsters" (1964-1966) but Butch Patrick remained 50 years later identified almost exclusively with the role of pointy-eared "were-boy" Eddie Munster. The oldest child of a family broken by divorce, Patrick discovered in show business a structure denied him as a boy growing up in a single parent household. Spotted by a talent agent when he was only seven, Patrick was slotted into a lucrative run of TV commercials and guest spots on popular weekly series. He made his film debut in 1961 and racked up a handful of film appearances opposite such marquee headliners as Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster and Sidney Poitier, but became an instant celebrity after joining the cast of "The Munsters." After a short-lived turn as a teen idol in the mid-Seventies, Patrick vanished from the limelight, his career derailed by age and a descent into drug use. A decade later, Butch Patrick emerged as a bona fide pop culture icon, a staple of the nostalgia convention circuit, and one of the last surviving links to the Golden Age of Television.

He spent only two years as a star of the CBS sitcom "The Munsters" (1964-1966) but Butch Patrick remained 50 years later identified almost exclusively with the role of pointy-eared "were-boy" Eddie Munster. The oldest child of a family broken by divorce, Patrick discovered in show business a structure denied him as a boy growing up in a single parent household. Spotted by a talent agent when he was only seven, Patrick was slotted into a lucrative run of TV commercials and guest spots on popular weekly series. He made his film debut in 1961 and racked up a handful of film appearances opposite such marquee headliners as Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster and Sidney Poitier, but became an instant celebrity after joining the cast of "The Munsters." After a short-lived turn as a teen idol in the mid-Seventies, Patrick vanished from the limelight, his career derailed by age and a descent into drug use. A decade later, Butch Patrick emerged as a bona fide pop culture icon, a staple of the nostalgia convention circuit, and one of the last surviving links to the Golden Age of Television.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Surge of Power (2006)
4.
 The Wild Pack (1972) No Legs
5.
 The Phantom Tollbooth (1970) Milo
6.
 80 Steps to Jonah (1969) Brian
7.
 Munster, Go Home! (1966) Eddie
8.
 One Man's Way (1964) John Peale
9.
 Hand of Death (1962)
10.
 Pressure Point (1962) Playmate
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