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Chuck McCann
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Comedian
    (September 2, 1934-April 8, 2018)
    Born in Brooklyn, New York
    Comedian/actor/TV host/voice actor
    Hosted children’s programs on New York City TV stations, including ‘Puppet Hotel,’ ‘Let’s Have Fun,’ ‘Chuck McCann’s Laurel and Hardy Show’ and ‘The Chuck McCann Show’
    Co-created and co-starred in ‘Far Out Space Nuts’ (1975)
    Recurring roles as Kris Kringle on Santa Barbara (1987-88) and Judge Byron Fudd in Boston Legal (2007-08)
    Guest appearances in episodes of ‘Little House on the Prairie,’ Bonanza,’ ‘Columbo,’ ‘The Rockford Files,’ ‘The Bob Newhart Show,’ ‘Kojak,’ ‘Starsky and Hutch,’ ‘Fantasy Island,’ ‘The Love Boat,’ ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ ‘The Facts of Life,’ and ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch’
    Appeared in the films ‘The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter’ (1968), ‘Herbie Rides Again’ (1974), ‘Linda Lovelace for President’ (1975), ‘Foul Play’ (1978), ‘C.H.O.M.P.S.’ (1979), ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights’ (1993), ‘Dracula: Dead and Loving It’ (1995) and ‘The Aristocrats’ (2005)
    Provided the voices of Blinky and Pinky in ‘Pac-Man’ (1982-83), Leatherneck in ‘G.I. Joe’ (1986), Duckworth in ‘DuckTales’ (1987-90), the Heffalump in ‘The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh’ (1988-91), and the Thing in ‘The Fantastic Four’ (1994-96) and ‘The Hulk’ (1996-97)
    Was the voice of Sonny in commercials for Cocoa Puffs cereal
    Appeared as the annoying neighbor (‘Hi, guy’) with the shared medicine cabinet in 1970s Right Guard deodorant commercials
    He began doing voices on radio when he was six.
    He said about his first children’s TV gig – subbing for a vacationing Sandy Becker -- ‘The first day was just disastrous.’
    He imitated Oliver Hardy in commercials for Arby’s, Sinclair Oil, and Anco Windshield Wipers.
    He was a cast member of the cancelled after one episode show Turn-On.
    He was married three times, divorced twice.
    He was third-generation show biz: his grandfather performed in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and his father played trombone and as arranger for the orchestra at New York’s Roxy Theater.
    During a 114-day newspaper strike, he borrowed a page from Mayor LaGuardia and kept his viewers up to date on their favorite comic strips by acting them out on his show (1962-63).
    He was a founding member of the Laurel and Hardy fan club, the Sons of the Desert.
    He was good friends with Hugh Hefner and a regular at the Playboy Mansion.
    He said of his seven decades in show biz, ‘I never thought of it as a career. I just look at it as things I love to do. I have just as much fun doing a 30-second commercial as I do making a movie.’

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 7 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
 
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