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Born: March 30, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Rosetti and Ryan: Men Who Love Women (1977) as Director
A couple of resourceful, free-wheeling criminal attorneys with an eye for the ladies confront a no-nonsense judge while trying to clear an heiress in the slaying of her husband, although her explanation that a mysterious intruder did it provides them with a rather weak case. The subsequent series wi
2.
Operation Petticoat (1977) as Director
This pilot movie (complete with laugh track) for the subsequent one season-plus series -- with much of the same cast during the first season and a complete overhaul during the initial weeks of the second -- is the TV remake of the 1959 Cary Grant/Tony Curtis comedy about a World War II submarine pai

Cast (feature film)

3.
Frighteners, The (1996) as The Judge
Frank Bannister is a psychic swindler with the perfect business partners. They work cheap... they're dedicated... and they're dead. Possessed with a genuine ability to communicate with the dearly departed, Bannister earns a stiff living by setting up "spirit clearance" scams with his trio of ghostly
4.
Runaway Daughters (1994) as 1st Minuteman
Afraid she is pregnant, a girl sets out with two pals to find her boyfriend, who has gone to join the navy.
5.
Huck and the King of Hearts (1994)
Young Huck and a slick card shark hit the road in search of the boy's long-lost eccentric grandfather.
6.
Silence Of The Hams, The (1994)
In this parody of horror films, a handsome but featherbrained FBI agent investigates a handful of murders committed by a serial killer.
7.
Stepmonster (1993)
A boy's worst fantasy comes true when he discovers that his new stepmother truly is a monster.
8.
Killer Tomatoes Eat France! (1992) as Professor Gangrene
With the aid of the killer tomatoes and his loony assistant, a mad professor plans the takeover of Paris. Fortunately, a young American hero manages to foil the professor's scheme with the help of a beautiful French girl and the good-hearted tomatoes.
9.
Dreamers (1991) as Rollie
10.
Night Life (1991) as Verlin Flanders
A teenager comes into contact with some "undead" bodies in his uncle's mortuary.
11.
Killer Tomatoes Strike Back (1991) as Professor Gangreen
The murderous tomatoes return, again attempting world domination. Their mastermind, Mortimer Gangreen, reinvents himself as a talk show superstar known as Jeronahew and proceeds with a new plan to "create a humungous Tomatocracy." They are opposed by Detective Lance Boyle and Tomatologist Kennedi J
12.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) as Janitor
Chaos results when a developer levels the building which housed a purveyor of Gremlins.
14.
Return Of The Killer Tomatoes (1988) as Professor Gangrene
A professor plans to take over the world by turning tomatoes into people.
15.
Body Slam (1987) as Scotty
16.
Teen Wolf Too (1987) as Dean Dunn
Todd, a bookish freshman discovers that he has inherited the family werewolf curse. But he soon realizes that his full-moon transformation bring him girls, glory and a conflict of values.
17.
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
In this sequel to the original "National Lampoon's Vacation," the Griswold family (Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo as the parents, Jason Lively and Dana Hill as the children) win a trip to Europe. Hijinks ensue throughout England, France, Italy and Germany, bringing American-style comedy to the continent.
18.
Operation Petticoat (1977) as Lieutenant Commander Matthew Sherman
This pilot movie (complete with laugh track) for the subsequent one season-plus series -- with much of the same cast during the first season and a complete overhaul during the initial weeks of the second -- is the TV remake of the 1959 Cary Grant/Tony Curtis comedy about a World War II submarine pai
19.
Freaky Friday (1976) as Mr Andrews
A mother and daughter switch bodies for one strange day.
20.
Dream Makers (1975) as Manny Wheeler
A college professor becomes a top recording company executive, only to be swept out of a job in the wake of a payola scandal.
21.
Skyway to Death (1974) as Andrew Tustin
A standard "lives in peril" movie with a dozen or so passengers trapped on an aerial tramway 8,5O0 feet above ground.
22.
Only With Married Men (1974) as Dr Harvey Osterman
A comedy about a sexy girl who only wants to date married men and a sly bachelor who pretends to be married to avoid a long-term involvement with anyone.
23.
Brothers O'Toole, The (1973)
Two con-artist brothers in 1890 Colorado upset a little mining town as they search for gold.
24.
Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972) as Mr. [Paul] Turnbull
A young businessman (Tom Smothers) goes to a magic expert (Orson Welles) to learn hardness and skill with his cynical and greedy collaborators. He becomes a very good tap dancer, but will he be able to get free of his old boss?
25.
Every Little Crook and Nanny (1972) as [Vito] Garbugli
A nanny with a grudge kidnaps her gangster boss's son.
26.
Evil Roy Slade (1972) as Evil Roy Slade
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
27.
Bunny O'Hare (1971) as Ad
Bunny O'Hare is an elderly woman whose savings have been used up by her selfish, grown children. So when the bank forecloses on her home, Bunny finds herself homeless. She gets to know an aging man named Bill Green and discovers that he is really the fugitive bank robber, William Gruenwald. Bunny bl
28.
Two on a Bench (1971) as Dr Stanley Remington
Wacky comedy about a hip young lady and a square stockbroker who meet on a park bench in Boston and are picked up as international spies.
29.
Viva Max! (1969) as Sergeant Valdez
When his girlfriend tells him that his men wouldn't follow him to a house of ill repute, Max, a general in the Mexican army decides to perform some great act of heroism. He takes his men over the border into Texas and re-captures the Alamo. This upsets the Texans greatly. The Texas National Guard is sent to retake the mission. Normally this would be easy as Max's men have left all of their ammunition back in Mexico, but the State department insists that no one be killed and so the National Guard also goes in with unloaded weapons.
30.
Candy (1968) as Daddy/Uncle Jack
Based on Terry Southern's satirical novel, a sendup of Voltaire's -Candide-. Young Candy is a college girl who seeks truth and meaning in life, encountering a variety of kookie characters and humorous sexual situations in the process.
31.
The Spirit Is Willing (1967) as Dr. Frieden
32.
The Wheeler Dealers (1963) as Hector Vanson
Texas tycoons try to mix love with finance on a trip to New York.
33.
Move Over, Darling (1963) as Clyde Prokey
Five years after a woman disappeared in the sea after a plane crash, her husband remarries and sets off to be with the new wife only to be confronted by the woman he had pronounced legally dead.
34.
That Touch of Mink (1962) as Beasley
Attraction develops between a suave businessman and a young woman determined to protect her innocence.
35.
West Side Story (1961) as Glad Hand
A young couple from dueling street gangs falls in love.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

36.
Bunny O'Hare (1971) as Creative consultant
Bunny O'Hare is an elderly woman whose savings have been used up by her selfish, grown children. So when the bank forecloses on her home, Bunny finds herself homeless. She gets to know an aging man named Bill Green and discovers that he is really the fugitive bank robber, William Gruenwald. Bunny bl

Director (special)

37.
Night Creatures (1989) as Director
A documentary dealing with Frankenstein, Dracula and other movie monsters.
38.
Scared Silly (1982) as Director
The misadventures of Skip Midler and Harold Van Couver, private investigators for B.O.O.O., The Beardsley Office of Occult Occurances. In the pilot episode, Skip and Harold are hired by Darcy Winfield, a beautiful woman who looks as though she stepped out of the 1940s, to rid her mansion of an appar
39.
Two Guys From Muck (1982) as Director
The misadventures of Louie and Buzz, photojournalists for "Muck," a cheap, Los Angeles-based, weekly magazine whose policy is not only to inform, but to give readers what they want--muck. In the pilot episode, Louie and Buzz travel to New York City to cover the opening of the Cleopatra Exhibit and b
40.
Ethel Is an Elephant (1980) as Director
While walking home, New York photographer Eugene Henderson crosses the path of an abandoned and injured baby elephant named Ethel. Noticing that the elephant is limping, Eugene removes a nail that is lodged in her foot. The grateful elephant follows Eugene home and creates a problem when Eugene trie
41.
Getting There (1980) as Director
The story of Harry and Rose Miller, husband-and-wife partners in Harry and Rose's West-East Auto Delivery Firm, who seldom agree on how to run the business.

Cast (special)

42.
Haunted Hollywood (1993) as Host
Special examines Hollywood's "spookiest" locations including haunted hotels, celebrity cemetaries and sites of infamous deaths. Includes reenactments of unsolved mysteries.
43.
Soap Opera Digest Awards (1992) as Presenter
Coverage of the eighth annual Soap Opera Digest Awards, honoring programs and performers from daytime and prime-time serials. Winners are selected by readers of "Soap Opera Digest" magazine.
44.
Top Billing (1991)
An episode of "Tales From the Crypt," the horror, anthology series for HBO. An ambitious young actor is willing to go at any length for a part in "Hamlet."
45.
Night Creatures (1989) as Host
A documentary dealing with Frankenstein, Dracula and other movie monsters.
46.
Marc Summers' Mystery Magical Tour, The (1988)
A Halloween special, taped at the Magic Castle in Hollywood Hills, a private club for magicians.
47.
Harry Anderson's Sideshow (1987)
Harry Anderson hosts this comedy/variety special featuring unusual show business performers in an old-fashioned carnival setting.
48.
Mr. Boogedy (1986) as Neil Witherspoon
A joke-playing family arrives in the town of Lucifer Falls to set up a franchise of Gag City, a store specializing in joke items. They get a taste of their own medicine when they find that their new home comes complete with an oddball collection of ghosts and goblins, including one Mr. Boogedy and h
49.
Neat and Tidy (1986) as Hackum
A story about Valentina Tidelio, the daughter of a mobster, who runs away from her father to find her mother, who was presumed killed in a car accident 15 years ago. Nick Pratt, a mechanic who fears he killed his partner, flees, fearing the police are seeking him. By chance, the two meet, and taking
50.
Addams Family, The (1977) as Gomez Addams; The Father
An extension episode based on the series. The story finds the Addams family preparing to celebrate their favorite holiday: Halloween. Originally titled "Halloween with the Addams Family."
51.
Phillip and Barbara (1976) as Phillip Logan
The comic adventures of Phillip and Barbara Logan, a married couple who are employed as TV script writers.
52.
Miss Kline, We Love You (1974) as Dr Irv Kellerman
The story of Melanie Kline, a shy young teacher who is taught the way to a new zest for life by her students, the children of a hospital pediatrics ward.
53.
Sheriff Who? (1967) as Roy Slade
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.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

54.
Blue Dulac, The (1989) as George Lafosse/Max Barrett

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