Biography

Well-remembered at Stanford for his many pranks and practical jokes. Was an occasional guest on Rudy Vallee radio program and Kraft Music Hall in the late 1930s and early 40s. Performed in clubs nationwide. He specialized in manic comic sports narrations, often using his friends' names as characters. Narrated Disney cartoon "Hocky Homicide" and others. Joined Spike Jones' troup in 1946, recording his horse and auto race routines ("William Tell Overture" and "Dance of the Hours". Developed a spoonerizing character for the Spike Jones Radio Show ("Professor Feitlebaum"), 1947-1949 borrowing heavily from 1930s comic "Joe Twerp". Toured with Jones' stage revue until 1951. Returned to Jones for various record and television projects thru 1964. Was early TV guest in 1940s. Also made many "Day with Doodles" silent comedy shorts for color TV in the early 1960s. Was very dogmatic that his famous horse character was "Feitlebaum" (not Beetlebaum). Was very approachable in later years, and loved to chat with his fans, even listing his home phone number in the Los Angeles directory. -IMDB

Well-remembered at Stanford for his many pranks and practical jokes. Was an occasional guest on Rudy Vallee radio program and Kraft Music Hall in the late 1930s and early 40s. Performed in clubs nationwide. He specialized in manic comic sports narrations, often using his friends' names as characters. Narrated Disney cartoon "Hocky Homicide" and others. Joined Spike Jones' troup in 1946, recording his horse and auto race routines ("William Tell Overture" and "Dance of the Hours". Developed a spoonerizing character for the Spike Jones Radio Show ("Professor Feitlebaum"), 1947-1949 borrowing heavily from 1930s comic "Joe Twerp". Toured with Jones' stage revue until 1951. Returned to Jones for various record and television projects thru 1964. Was early TV guest in 1940s. Also made many "Day with Doodles" silent comedy shorts for color TV in the early 1960s. Was very dogmatic that his famous horse character was "Feitlebaum" (not Beetlebaum). Was very approachable in later years, and loved to chat with his fans, even listing his home phone number in the Los Angeles directory. -IMDB

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 74

Birthday 1911-05-11

Day of Death 1983-01-17

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1977 Mule Feathers as Hotel Manager
1976 Won Ton Ton: the Dog Who Saved Hollywood as Man in Mexican Film
1975 Starsky & Hutch (2 episodes)
1975 The Wild McCullochs as Pop Holson
1975 Truckin' Man as Ben Turner
1974 Macon County Line as Augie
1972 Cancel My Reservation as Cactus, Deputy Sheriff
1972 A Ton of Grass Goes to Pot
1971 The Zodiac Killer as Doc
1970 Bigfoot as Forest Ranger
1970 Which Way to the Front? as Von Pabst (uncredited)
1968 Land of the Giants (1 episode) as Giant Hobo
1967 Rosie! as Florist
1967 The Spirit Is Willing as Booper Mellish
1967 Winchester '73 as Shooting Contestant (uncredited)
1966 The Road to Nashville
1966 The Monkees (1 episode)
1966 Batman (2 episodes)
1965 Laredo (2 episodes)
1965 Quick Before It Melts as Ham Operator
1965 The Rounders as Arlee
1964 Daniel Boone (2 episodes)
1964 A Tiger Walks as Bob Evans
1964 Mail Order Bride as Charlie Mary
1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World as Hardware Store Clerk
1963 Petticoat Junction (1 episode)
1963 The Nutty Professor as Rube
1963 The Birds as Fisherman Helping with Rental Boat
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1961 Pocketful of Miracles as Pool Player
1961 The Errand Boy as Weaver
1961 The Dick Van Dyke Show (1 episode)
1961 The Ladies Man as Soundman
1961 Ring of Fire as Mr. Hobart
1961 The Great Impostor as Fertilizer Truck Driver
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (2 episodes)
1960 My Three Sons (1 episode)
1959 The Rookie as TV commentator
1958 The Tunnel of Love as Escort
1958 Frontier Gun as Eph Loveman
1958 Lawman (2 episodes)
1958 The Donna Reed Show (3 episodes)
1958 Bronco (1 episode)
1958 Hot Rod Gang as Mr. Cavendish
1957 Club Oasis (1 episode)
1957 Maverick (1 episode)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (1 episode)
1949 Tennis Racquet as Radio commentator
1946 Hour Glass (1 episode)
1945 Hockey Homicide as Narrator
1945 Duck Pimples as Radio Voices
1944 Thoroughbreds as Pvt. Mulrooney
1944 And Now Tomorrow as Charlie
1944 Mrs. Parkington as Caterer
1944 Since You Went Away as Convalescent Wishing for Watermelon (uncredited)
1944 Two Girls and a Sailor as Soldier Playing Ocarina (uncredited)
1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars as Himself
1943 For God and Country as Letter-writing soldier
1943 Reveille with Beverly as Elmer
1942 Girl Trouble as Ticket Taker (uncredited)
1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob as Eddie 'Ed'
1940 Kitty Foyle as Pianist (uncredited)
1940 Li'l Abner as Hannibal Hoops
1939 Thunder Afloat as Sailor
1939 Take a Cue as Homer (uncredited)
1939 Invitation to Happiness as Band Leader / Emcee at Harry's
1939 Boy Trouble as Ralph
1939 Another Thin Man as Gatekeeper - MacFay Estate
1938 Swing That Cheer as Bennett
1938 Swiss Miss as Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
1937 Topper as Rustic
1937 Lodge Night as Jimmy
1937 Behind The Headlines as Duggan
1936 Come and Get It as Sourdough Barfly

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