Ernie Anderson

Biography: Ernie Anderson was born Nov. 12, 1923 in Lynn, Massachusetts. He began working in radio at Burlington, Vermont's WSKI-AM in 1946. He met Tom (later Tim) Conway at WHK-AM in Cleveland and began writing with him. They were hired by Cleveland's WJW-TV in 1961 where they created Ernie's Place, a daytime show of movies and comedy sketches. Rose Marie, best known as "Sally" on The Dick Van Dyke Show, recommended Conway to Steve Allen, who recruited him for his own show.

In January 1963, Anderson created the beatnik character Ghoulardi for himself, wearing a lab coat, fright wig, fake goatee beard and moustache and became popular introducing WJW-TV's Friday night horror movie show Shock Theater. He had many run-ins with his management in Cleveland and moved to California full-time in 1966. He appeared in two episodes of Conway's TV series, Rango in 1967 and then formed a comedy act with his old friend. More television followed.

(In 1971 Ron Sweed, a passionate Ghoulardi fan,
acquired the copyright to the character, which Sweed renamed The Ghoul. His character began on Cleveland's Channel 61, then called WKBF, owned by Kaiser Industries in Oaklaand. Segments of The Ghoul Show were syndicated to six other Kaiser-owned stations. The Ghoul survived two cancellations before finishing his TV career at another Cleveland station, WBNX.)

Ernie Anderson was hired as "the voice of ABC" in the late '70s where he continued to work well into the '80s. He died of cancer on 6 February 1997.
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Ernie Anderson's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 37
Highest Metascore: 37 America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 37 America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
1 tv review
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 14 Sep 28, 2003 Announcer (1990-1996) 5.0
tbd America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 13 Sep 27, 2002 Announcer (1990-1996) 5.0
tbd America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 12 Jan 4, 2002 Announcer (1990-1996) 5.0
tbd America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 11 Jul 20, 2001 Announcer (1990-1996) 5.0
tbd America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 6 Sep 18, 1994 Announcer (1990-1996) 5.0
tbd America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 5 Sep 19, 1993 Announcer (1990-1996) 5.0
tbd America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 4 Sep 20, 1992 Announcer (1990-1996) 5.0
tbd America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 3 Sep 22, 1991 Announcer (1990-1996) 5.0
tbd America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 2 Sep 16, 1990 Announcer (1990-1996) 5.0
37 America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 1 Nov 26, 1989 Announcer 7.0
tbd The Carol Burnett Show: Season 11 Sep 24, 1977 Announcer (1974-1978) (Uncredited) tbd
tbd The Carol Burnett Show: Season 10 Sep 25, 1976 Announcer (1974-1978) (Uncredited) tbd
tbd The Carol Burnett Show: Season 9 Sep 13, 1975 Announcer (1974-1978) (Uncredited) tbd
tbd The Carol Burnett Show: Season 8 Sep 14, 1974 Announcer (1974-1978) (Uncredited) tbd
tbd The Carol Burnett Show: Season 4 Sep 14, 1970 Announcer (1974-1978) (Uncredited) tbd
tbd America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 7 Nov 26, 1989 Announcer (1990-1996) 5.0
tbd America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 8 Nov 26, 1989 Announcer (1990-1996) 5.0
tbd America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 9 Nov 26, 1989 Announcer (1990-1996) 5.0
tbd America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 10 Nov 26, 1989 Announcer (1990-1996) 5.0