Larry Storch

Biography: Dialect comedians may not be politically acceptable these days, but American comic actor Larry Storch has never lacked work all the same. A product of the New York ethnic "melting pot," Storch amused his childhood friends (including lifelong chum Don Adams) with his dead-on impressions of the many Italians, Hispanics, Germans and Jews in his neighborhood. He advanced his skills for mimicry by virtually living in the local movie houses, memorizing the speech patterns of such character actors as Victor McLaglen, Guy Kibbee and Charley Grapewin. One of his first jobs after World War II navy service was as a writer on The Kraft Music Hall, where he was frequently required to substitute for the star, blustery actor Frank Morgan; years later, he revived his Morgan impression as Chumley on the cartoon series Tennessee Tuxedo (in which his old pal Don Adams voiced the title character). In 1951 Storch appeared in the Chicago revue Red White and Blue, which led to a stint as summerDialect comedians may not be politically acceptable these days, but American comic actor Larry Storch has never lacked work all the same. A product of the New York ethnic "melting pot," Storch amused his childhood friends (including lifelong chum Don Adams) with his dead-on impressions of the many Italians, Hispanics, Germans and Jews in his neighborhood. He advanced his skills for mimicry by virtually living in the local movie houses, memorizing the speech patterns of such character actors as Victor McLaglen, Guy Kibbee and Charley Grapewin. One of his first jobs after World War II navy service was as a writer on The Kraft Music Hall, where he was frequently required to substitute for the star, blustery actor Frank Morgan; years later, he revived his Morgan impression as Chumley on the cartoon series Tennessee Tuxedo (in which his old pal Don Adams voiced the title character). In 1951 Storch appeared in the Chicago revue Red White and Blue, which led to a stint as summer replacement for Jackie Gleason on the Dumont TV series Cavalcade of Stars. Storch's most common stamping grounds in the '50s was the nightclub stage; at one point he even ran his own club. Storch made his film bow in The Prince who was a Thief (51) which starred a friend from his Navy days, Tony Curtis. When Storch's career was on the wane in the early '60s, Curtis cast him in several of his vehicles of that period, including Who was That Lady (1960), wherein Storch recreated his Broadway role as an emotional Russian spy. After a semi-recurring role as Charlie the Drunk (who became besotted simply by talking about drinking) on the early '60s sitcom Car 54, Where are You?, Storch was cast as Corporal Agarn, comic sidekick of conniving cavalry sergeant O'Rourke (Forrest Tucker) on the western comedy weekly F Troop (1965-66). In addition to Agarn, Storch was permitted to play various foreign branches of the Agarn family, with appropriate broad accents. Since the cancellation of F Troop in 1966, Larry Storch has been a regular on The Queen and I (1969) and The Ghost Busters (1976), has worked periodically in films, and has appeared with great frequency in clubs (still doing "characterization" routines rather than one-liners) and on stage. In 1991, Larry Storch garnered excellent notices for his brief character turn in the off-Broadway play Breaking Legs. Expand

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Married with Children: Season 9 Sep 4, 1994 Himself 8.0
tbd CHiPs: Season 4 Sep 21, 1980 Chub tbd
tbd The Love Boat: Season 2 Sep 16, 1978 Tony Santini tbd
tbd The Love Boat: Season 1 Sep 24, 1977 Elwood / Elwood Riggs tbd
tbd The Ghost Busters: Season 1 Sep 6, 1975 Eddie Spenser tbd
tbd Emergency!: Season 3 Sep 22, 1973 Actor tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 5 Sep 14, 1973 Actor tbd
tbd All in the Family: Season 3 Sep 16, 1972 Bill tbd
tbd Emergency!: Season 2 Sep 16, 1972 Ben Wesley tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 3 Sep 17, 1971 Recurring Role / Actor tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 2 Sep 25, 1970 Recurring Role / Actor tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 1 Sep 29, 1969 Recurring Role / Actor tbd
tbd Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.: Season 5 Sep 27, 1968 General tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 28 Nov 18, 1967 Cool Cat, Colonel Rimfire, Merlin The Magic Mouse, Second Banana (1968 To 1969 Episodes) tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 29 Oct 14, 1967 Cool Cat / Indian / Horse / Squaw / Cowboy / Cool Cat, Colonel Rimfire, Merlin The Magic Mouse, Second Banana (1968 To 1969 Episodes) tbd
tbd I Dream of Jeannie: Season 3 Sep 12, 1967 Actor tbd
tbd F Troop: Season 2 Sep 8, 1966 Corporal Randolph Agarn tbd
tbd F Troop: Season 1 Sep 14, 1965 Corporal Randolph Agarn tbd
tbd Gilligan's Island: Season 1 Sep 26, 1964 Jackson Farrell 8.5
tbd The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Season 1 Sep 20, 1962 Actor tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 49 Jun 2, 1962 Cool Cat, Colonel Rimfire, Merlin The Magic Mouse, Second Banana (1968 To 1969 Episodes) tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 14 Dec 5, 1959 Cool Cat, Colonel Rimfire, Merlin The Magic Mouse, Second Banana (1968 To 1969 Episodes) tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 33 Jan 1, 1956 Cool Cat, Colonel Rimfire, Merlin The Magic Mouse, Second Banana (1968 To 1969 Episodes) tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 17 Jun 19, 1954 Cool Cat, Colonel Rimfire, Merlin The Magic Mouse, Second Banana (1968 To 1969 Episodes) tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 23 Mar 13, 1954 Cool Cat, Colonel Rimfire, Merlin The Magic Mouse, Second Banana (1968 To 1969 Episodes) tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 20 Aug 29, 1953 Cool Cat, Colonel Rimfire, Merlin The Magic Mouse, Second Banana (1968 To 1969 Episodes) tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 6 Feb 28, 1953 Cool Cat, Colonel Rimfire, Merlin The Magic Mouse, Second Banana (1968 To 1969 Episodes) tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 18 Jan 3, 1953 Cool Cat, Colonel Rimfire, Merlin The Magic Mouse, Second Banana (1968 To 1969 Episodes) tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 4 Jan 19, 1952 Cool Cat, Colonel Rimfire, Merlin The Magic Mouse, Second Banana (1968 To 1969 Episodes) tbd
tbd The Looney Tunes Show: Season 40 Apr 28, 1951 Cool Cat, Colonel Rimfire, Merlin The Magic Mouse, Second Banana (1968 To 1969 Episodes) tbd