Biography

​Born in Canada, Rich Little got his start just like almost every other comic of his time - night clubs. he was a very popular comic in these clubs, but if there was one thing Rich was best known for, it was impersonations. He studied the voices of many stars his whole life, stars like James Stewart, Johnny Carson, Don Rickles, Dean Martin, Truman Capote and George Burns. In the late 1960s, Rich was dubbed "the best impressionist in the world." During the 1970s, however, a rivalry began between him and fellow impressionist Frank Gorshin, who is five years older. Ultimately, Rich overpowered Gorshin and remained the best impressionist in the world. In 1973 Rich became more associated with Dean Martin and made countless appearances on the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts," honoring most of the people he impersonated. Besides impressions, Rich also had a successful career as a narrator in many stories, made many appearances in TV series, and hosted many TV shows. He also made his first movie, as Otterlake in The Other Side of the Wind (1972) in 1972. His acting career wasn't as successful as his impressions, but he did have a great talent. After the 1980s, Rich calmed down and moved away from the limelight. In 1998, Rich took a look back at his most remembered moments of his career: his appearances on the "Dean Martin Roasts," in an infomercial to promote the Roast videos. Rich says he will ALWAYS remember those moments.

​Born in Canada, Rich Little got his start just like almost every other comic of his time - night clubs. he was a very popular comic in these clubs, but if there was one thing Rich was best known for, it was impersonations. He studied the voices of many stars his whole life, stars like James Stewart, Johnny Carson, Don Rickles, Dean Martin, Truman Capote and George Burns. In the late 1960s, Rich was dubbed "the best impressionist in the world." During the 1970s, however, a rivalry began between him and fellow impressionist Frank Gorshin, who is five years older. Ultimately, Rich overpowered Gorshin and remained the best impressionist in the world. In 1973 Rich became more associated with Dean Martin and made countless appearances on the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts," honoring most of the people he impersonated. Besides impressions, Rich also had a successful career as a narrator in many stories, made many appearances in TV series, and hosted many TV shows. He also made his first movie, as Otterlake in The Other Side of the Wind (1972) in 1972. His acting career wasn't as successful as his impressions, but he did have a great talent. After the 1980s, Rich calmed down and moved away from the limelight. In 1998, Rich took a look back at his most remembered moments of his career: his appearances on the "Dean Martin Roasts," in an infomercial to promote the Roast videos. Rich says he will ALWAYS remember those moments.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 51

Birthday 1938-11-26

Place of Birth Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Official Site http://richlittle.com/

Also Known As

  • Richard Caruthers Little
  • The Man of a Thousand Voices

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 They'll Love Me When I'm Dead as Himself
2015 Being Canadian as Himself
1999 The Early Show (1 episode)
1999 Futurama (2 episodes)
1997 The View (1 episode)
1995 The Watcher (1 episode)
1986 ALF (2 episodes)
1986 One Crazy Summer as Disc Jockey
1985 The Raccoons (68 episodes)
1985 MacGyver (1 episode)
1985 The Canadian Conspiracy
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode) as Barney Mapost
1981 Dirty Tricks
1978 Rich Little's Christmas Carol as All
1977 CHiPs (1 episode)
1976 The Brady Bunch Hour (1 episode)
1976 The Captain and Tennille (1 episode)
1976 The Muppet Show (1 episode)
1976 The Rich Little Show (18 episodes) as Host
1976 Donny & Marie (1 episode)
1975 Doris Day Today as Himself
1974 The Perry Como Christmas Show (1 episode) as Himself / Perry Mason / Howard / Johnny Carson / Perry Como / Jack Benny as Himself / Perry Mason / Howard / Johnny Carson / Perry Como / Jack Benny
1974 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (2 episodes)
1974 Police Woman (1 episode)
1974 Chico and the Man (1 episode)
1972 Another Nice Mess
1972 The Julie Andrews Hour (2 episodes) as Himself (28 episodes)
1972 The ABC Comedy Hour (13 episodes)
1971 All About Faces (1 episode)
1970 The Flip Wilson Show (1 episode)
1970 The Phynx as Voice in the Box
1969 Love, American Style (1 episode) as Ralph
1969 The Barbara McNair Show (1 episode)
1969 The John Davidson Show (1 episode)
1969 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1 episode)
1968 Here's Lucy (1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode)
1968 Your All American College Show (7 episodes)
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (5 episodes)
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1966 That Girl (1 episode)
1966 Love on a Rooftop (1 episode)
1965 Green Acres (1 episode)
1965 Pink Ice as The Pink Panther / Devereaux / Hoskins (voice)
1965 Sink Pink as The Pink Panther (voice)
1964 The Pink Panther Show (146 episodes)
1964 The Hollywood Palace (1 episode)
1963 Petticoat Junction (1 episode)
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (1 episode)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (3 episodes)

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