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Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1910 – November 22, 1986) was an American actor, singer, dancer and musician known for his work as Louie the Garbage Man on the TV show Chico and the Man, and as Dick Hallorann in The Shining in 1980. He was also a prolific voiceover artist, and provided the voices of Meadowlark Lemon in the animated TV version of The Harlem Globetrotters, Jazz the Autobot in The Transformers, the title character in Hong Kong Phooey, and Scat Cat in the 1970 film The Aristocats.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1910 – November 22, 1986) was an American actor, singer, dancer and musician known for his work as Louie the Garbage Man on the TV show Chico and the Man, and as Dick Hallorann in The Shining in 1980. He was also a prolific voiceover artist, and provided the voices of Meadowlark Lemon in the animated TV version of The Harlem Globetrotters, Jazz the Autobot in The Transformers, the title character in Hong Kong Phooey, and Scat Cat in the 1970 film The Aristocats.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 86

Birthday 1910-05-23

Day of Death 1986-11-22

Place of Birth Terre Haute, Indiana, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1987 Rock Odyssey as Jukebox
1986 The Transformers: The Movie as Jazz (voice)
1986 Morningstar/Eveningstar (5 episodes)
1985 Paw Paws (21 episodes)
1985 The Journey of Natty Gann as Sherman
1984 The Transformers (95 episodes) as Jazz
1984 The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye as Jazz
1983 Hotel (1 episode)
1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie as Mr. Bloom (segment "Kick the Can")
1983 Casablanca (5 episodes) as Sam
1983 Two of a Kind as Earl
1982 Missing Children: A Mother's Story as Mose Wheeler
1982 Deadly Eyes as George Faskins
1982 It Takes Two (1 episode)
1982 Matt Houston (1 episode)
1982 Zapped! as Dexter Jones
1982 Working as Parking Attendant
1982 One of the Boys (13 episodes)
1981 The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island as Dewey Stevens
1981 Hill Street Blues (1 episode)
1980 Magnum, P.I. (1 episode)
1980 Making 'The Shining' as Himself
1980 Bronco Billy as Doc Lynch
1980 The Shining as Dick Hallorann
1979 Scavenger Hunt as Sam
1979 Banjo the Woodpile Cat as Crazy Legs
1979 The Super Globetrotters (13 episodes)
1978 Flying High (1 episode)
1978 The Cheap Detective as Tinker
1978 Vega$ (1 episode)
1978 The Incredible Hulk (1 episode)
1978 Mean Dog Blues as Mudcat
1977 The Love Boat (1 episode)
1977 Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics (24 episodes)
1977 Roots (8 episodes) as Mingo
1976 Silver Streak as Ralston
1976 Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy as Ben Benson
1976 The Shootist as Moses
1976 Stay Hungry as William
1976 Joys
1976 Laverne & Shirley (2 episodes)
1975 Friday Foster as Noble Franklin
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest as Orderly Turkle
1975 Starsky & Hutch (1 episode)
1975 Coonskin as Pappy / Old Man Bone
1975 The Fortune as Fisherman
1975 Linda Lovelace for President as Super Black
1975 Win, Place or Steal as Attendant
1974 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1 episode)
1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1 episode)
1974 Chico and the Man (88 episodes) as Louie
1974 Hong Kong Phooey (23 episodes)
1974 Truck Turner as Duke
1974 Black Belt Jones as Pop Byrd
1973 Kojak (1 episode)
1973 Slaughter's Big Rip Off as Cleveland
1973 Detroit 9000 as Reverend Markham
1972 The King of Marvin Gardens as Lewis
1972 Temperatures Rising (1 episode)
1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies (3 episodes) as Meadowlark Lemon (voice)
1972 Sanford and Son (1 episode)
1971 Chandler as Smoke
1970 The Aristocats as Scat Cat
1970 The Great White Hope as Carnival Barker (uncredited)
1970 The Odd Couple (1 episode)
1970 Harlem Globetrotters (21 episodes)
1970 Bloody Mama as Moses
1969 Love, American Style (1 episode) as One-Man Band
1969 Hook, Line and Sinker as The Corpse (uncredited)
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1964 Bewitched (1 episode)
1964 Lady in a Cage as Mr. Paul's Assistant
1961 The Sins of Rachel Cade as Musinga
1959 Bourbon Street Beat (1 episode)
1959 Alias Jesse James as Railroad Porter (uncredited)
1956 Between Heaven and Hell as George (uncredited)
1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1 episode)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1954 Johnny Dark as Himself
1953 Walking My Baby Back Home as Smiley Gordon
1953 East of Sumatra as Baltimore
1953 Meet Me at the Fair as Enoch Jones
1951 Yes Sir, Mr. Bones as Scatman
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (6 episodes)

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