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Arnold Stang

Lowest Rated:   7% Ghost Dad (1990)
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American actor Arnold Stang was a professional almost all his life -- but unlike other "professional kids," he actively sought a career and wasn't strong-armed into it by ambitious parents. Winning an audition at age nine on radio's Horn and Hardart's Children's Hour, Stang launched a two-decade stint as one of radio's most stalwart supporting players. He appeared as a regular on Let's Pretend, and later was generously featured on Gertrude Berg's serialized family drama The Goldbergs. As his skills increased, Stang discovered he could get laughs, and worked steadily with such comedians as Eddie Cantor, Jack Benny, and especially Milton Berle, with whom Stang continued his association on television. On the satirical Henry Morgan Show, Stang was a regular member of the comedy stock company, most often as a nerdy teenager named Gerard. Stang started doing cartoon voiceovers in the '40s, beginning with Popeye the Sailor's pal Shorty, then moving into a lengthy hitch as "Hoiman" the mouse in Paramount's Herman and Katnip series; he also performed in 24 episodes of Hanna-Barbera's 1961 cartoon series Top Cat, playing the title role in a "Phil Silvers" manner until the sponsors demanded less of Silvers and more of Stang. In films since 1942's My Sister Eileen, Stang had his best movie role in Man with the Golden Arm (1955) where he played Frank Sinatra's skuzzy but loyal pal Sparrow - a characterization eerily reminiscent of Dustin Hoffman's Ratso Rizzo in the much-later film Midnight Cowboy (1969). During the '50s, Stang was the TV spokesman for Chunky candy, fondly remembered by today's baby boomers for his enthusiastic "Chunky...what a chunk o' chocolate!" Still active in the '90s, the owlish, bespectacled Arnold Stang delighted his long-time fans with an amusing character role in the John Hughes film Dennis the Menace (1993). Stang died at age 91 in December 2009.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
23% Dennis the Menace
  • Photographer
1993
7% Ghost Dad
  • Mr. Cohen
1990
No Score Yet Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats
  • Top Cat
1987
No Score Yet No Man's Valley
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure
  • Queasy
1977
17% Hercules in New York
  • Pretzie
1975
No Score Yet Hello Down There
  • Jonah
1969
36% Skidoo
  • Harry
1968
No Score Yet Pinocchio in Outer Space
  • Nurtle the Turtle
1965
No Score Yet Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar
  • Jubal A. Bristol
1965
75% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Ray
1963
No Score Yet The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
  • Rumpelstiltskin
1962
86% The Man With the Golden Arm
  • Sparrow
1955
No Score Yet So This Is New York
  • Western Union Clerk
1948
20% They Got Me Covered
  • Drug store boy
1943
No Score Yet Seven Days' Leave
  • Bitsy
1942
No Score Yet My Sister Eileen
  • Jimmy
1942

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