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Also Known As: Died: April 17, 1987
Born: December 1, 1923 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Buffalo, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Rented Lips (1988) as Charlie Slater
In order to get their big break, two documentary filmmakers must first make a porn film for their producer.
Maid to Order (1987) as Stan Starkey
In this Cinderella-in-reverse, a rich, bored and spoiled brat becomes a maid for an obnoxious Beverly Hills couple. She learns a lesson about herself, about friendship and love and humanity from the other servants and falls for the handsome young chauffeur.
Water (1986) as Deke Halliday
Check Is in the Mail, The (1986) as Donald Rappaport
Perils of P.K., The (1986)
P.K. was once a movie star, but is now working as a stripper in Las Vegas. She is convinced that if she could get some big-name celebrity to do a movie with her, she would be able to make the comeback that she so desperately wants, and approaches several who are working in town with the idea.
Captain Eo (1986)
Beer (1985) as Talkshow Host
Angel (1984) as Mae
Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud, The (1984) as Ultimate Patient
Emperor's New Clothes, The (1984) as Emperor
The Emperor is more concerned with his elaborate and expensive wardrobe than with the needs of his kingdom and subjects. Con men convince the Emperor they can create for him a beautiful, stylish suit of expensive clothing that will be invisible to all except those who are worthy of seeing it. When t
Young Warriors (1983) as Professor Hoover
Fast Friends (1979) as Deke Edwards
A young divorcee struggles to provide for her young son and make a new life for herself in the backstage jungle of a TV talk show, becoming fast friends with its head writer whose job is to see that its host, a woman-chasing egomaniac, stays at the top of the ratings.
Love At First Bite (1979) as Lieutenant Ferguson
This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles through typical New York city life situations while pursuing Cindy Soundheim. But her boyfriend, Doctor Jeff Rosenberg, realizes she is under the influence of a vampire, and tries his bumbling best to convince police Lt Ferguson of what is going on, and to help him stop Dracula.
Looking Up (1977) as Manny Lander
Rose's father runs a seltzer stand and Rose wants to increase his business by starting her own Burger Crown franchise. But her family complicates this for her, as she is stuck with taking care of her difficult grandchildren while her daughter tries to overcome her addiction to pills.
Year Without a Santa Claus, The (1974) as Voice Of Snowmiser
The animated special revolves around Santa Claus's disenchantment with the lack of holiday spirit and his threat to cancel his traditional Christmas Eve sleigh ride.
Evil Roy Slade (1972) as Marshal Bing Bell
A comedy Western involving a rotten outlaw whose villainy knows no bounds, a pretty but bubbleheaded schoolmarm who tries to reform him, and an egotistical singing marshal out to capture him. This feature-length film was the second pilot to an unrealized series called "Sheriff Who?" in which the bad
The Happy Ending (1969) as Harry Bricker
A middle-aged woman leaves her husband and children in search of herself.
The Producers (1968) as Lorenzo St. Du Bois
A Broadway producer decides to get rich by creating the biggest flop of his career.
Penelope (1966) as Dr. Gregory Mannix
A neglected wife turns to bank robbery to get her husband''''s attention.
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966) as Captain Cash
Soldiers in World War II Italy have to fake combat so a strategic village can stage its annual festival.
Way ... Way Out (1966) as Igor
The Americans and Russians each have a two-person base on the Moon The Americans have had to keep replacing their astronaut teams because they quickly go crazy; they have been using only male astronauts on the unspoken assumption that this would avoid any possibility of impropriety. The Russians, as godless Communists, are under no such constraints, and their male-female team has remained well-adjusted At the start of the film, a male and female American astronaut team is sent up to replace the sex-starved all-male team. The government insists on them being married first to preserve morality. Most of the story revolves around the eventual consummation of this marriage of convenience, and around their relationship with their Russian neighbors, who keep casually dropping by.
A Very Special Favor (1965) as Arnold Plum
In Paris, an oil executive does a favor for an older Parisian businessman by romancing the latter's daughter.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) as Sylvester Marcus
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
The Wizard of Baghdad (1960) as Genii-Ali Mahmud
In ancient Baghdad, a genie helps a prince and princess occupy the throne instead of the evil Sultan.
Wake Me When It's Over (1960) as Gus Brubaker
A WW II veteran, is sent back into the service due to some bureaucratic mistake. It is peace-time and he's shipped off to a remote South Pacific island Naval radar station, where all the servicemen there are so bored and eccentric that he concocts an idea that they should turn the island into a reso
The Opposite Sex (1956) as Singer
In this musical remake of The Women, a happily married singer lets her catty friends convince her to file for divorce.

Cast (special)

But... Seriously (1994)
A documentary reflecting on comedy's role as America's social conscience. Combines historical news footage with vintage concert and club footage to reflect the times when comedians served as social critics on such issues as homelessness, AIDS, the Los Angeles riots and the Gulf War.
Diana Ross... Red Hot Rhythm & Blues (1987) as Stuart Rickover
Diana Ross traces the evolution of R & B in this musical special by playing Bertie Pickett, a veteran singer who recalls her past experiences in the music business and watches performances by the contemporary Diana.
Making of Disney's Captain EO, The (1986)
A special that goes behind the scenes of the 3-D musical motion picture space adventure, "Captain EO." Included are rehearsal scenes of the dancers and interviews with the cast.
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, The (1984) as Guest
Michael Landon is roasted in this special.
Bert Convy Special--There's a Meeting Here Tonight (1981)
A variety special hosted by entertainer Bert Convy.
Mr. & Mrs. Dracula (1980) as Vladimir Dracula
After 618 years of marriage, vampire Vladimir Dracula and his wife, Sonia, relocate from their castle in Transylvania to the Bronx, New York, when angry villagers force them to leave their homeland. The pilot episode depicts their struggles to adjust to life in America and Vladimir's efforts to prov
Playboy's 25th Anniversary Celebration (1979)
A salute to Playboy Magazine on the occasion of its twenty-fifth anniversary, hosted by founding publisher Hugh Hefner and an all-male guest list.
You're Just Like Your Father (1976) as Harry Toffler Sr
The comic adventures of Harry Toffler -- a businessman who likes to believe the optimistic American motto, "Prosperity is just around the corner" -- and his son, Harry Jr., his partner in the near-bankrupt Toffler Enterprises.
Love, Life, Liberty & Lunch (1976) as American Officer (Story 4)
The overall title for four original plays. In Story 1, "Natasha Kovolina Pipishinsky" (written by Murray Schisgal), a wealthy businessman (Lawrence) decides to forsake his riches for the love of a beautiful Russian ballerina (Natasha). Story 2, "The Quiet War" (written by Neil Simon), reunites a ret
Sheriff Who? (1967) as Crawford Offwhite
The story, set in the town of Blood, Texas, relates the exploits of Roy Slade, an evil outlaw who rules the town and its cowardly citizens. The title is derived from the citizens' efforts to find a sheriff who can live long enough to bring law and order to the town.
Who's Afraid of Mother Goose? (1967) as King Cole
When William H. Berry, the head of the board of education, decides to ban Mother Goose as a bad influence on children, he is visited by the storybook lady and transformed into a young boy. The story relates Mother Goose's attempts to prove him wrong by taking him on a trip through her domain.
Murder At NBC (1966)
An hour comedy special in which Bob Hope plays a mad scientist who invents a nuclear chemical that is capable of shrinking the United States.
Good Times (1955) as Host
A musical comedy revue featuring the Max Liebman-created team of Judy Holliday, Steve Allen, and Dick Shawn, performing with guests in a series of music and comedy sketches.
Fanfare (1954) as Guest
Music, songs, and comedy sketches.
Sunday in Town (1954) as Comedian
The overall title for two mini-ballets: "The Filling Station" relates one day's incidents at a typical American filling station. In "The Waitress," a waitress's dream becomes a reality when she delivers food to a ballet group during rehearsal and is asked to become part of the troupe.

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