The Famous Teddy Z (1989)

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A mailroom clerk becomes a top agent at a Hollywood talent agency after he impresses a notoriously self-centered client. The series was inspired by an actual 1940s encounter involving Marlon Brando.

  1. Hugh Wilson


Series Cast

  1. Jon Cryer as Teddy Zakalokis

    Jon Cryer

    Teddy Zakalokis

    20 Episodes

  2. Jane Sibbett as Laurie Parr

    Jane Sibbett

    Laurie Parr

    20 Episodes

  3. Milton Selzer as Abe Werkfinder

    Milton Selzer

    Abe Werkfinder

    20 Episodes

  4. Erica Yohn as Deena Zakalokis

    Erica Yohn

    Deena Zakalokis

    20 Episodes

  5. Josh Blake

    Aristotle Zakalokis

    20 Episodes

  6. Alex Rocco as Al Floss

    Alex Rocco

    Al Floss

    20 Episodes

  7. Barry Corbin as

    Barry Corbin

    2 Episodes

  8. Liz Torres as

    Liz Torres

    2 Episodes

  9. Liz Georges

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 1

1989 • 20 Episodes

Theodore "Teddy" Zakalokis, a young man working in a Hollywood talent agency in order to avoid being stuck in his Greek-American family's bakery. When Hollywood star Harland Keyvo (a caricature of Marlon Brando) meets Teddy Z, he is so impressed by his honesty that he makes him his new agent.

Agent of the Year

(1x15, May 12, 1990)

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The Famous Teddy Z


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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