Arte Johnson

Lowest Rated: 13% Cannonball Run II (1984)
Birthday: Jan 20, 1929
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan,USA
Diminutive (5'4"), bespectacled, sandy-haired Arte Johnson built up his early reputation in musical comedy revues. He began toting up film and TV credits in 1955, usually playing goggle-eyed nerds. Johnson was a regular and semi-regular in several sitcoms of the 1950s and 1960s, including It's Always Jan (1955), Sally (1958), Hennessey (1959-62) and Don't Call Me Charlie (1962). Though established as a comedian, Johnson found himself taking more and more villainous supporting roles as the '60s progressed, in films like The Third Day (1965) and The President's Analyst (1967). Considering himself washed up by 1967, Johnson accepted a slight salary cut to appear as a regular in a new NBC TV project called Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. Within a year, Johnson was a bigger name than ever before, fracturing audiences with a seemingly inexhaustible variety of characterizations, ranging from his helmeted, chain-smoking German soldier ("Verrrrry interesting") to hirsute, overcoated dirty old man Tyrone Horneigh ("Wanna walnetto?"). In 1970, Johnson starred in his own TV special, spotlighting his "other selves," and in later years revived many of his Laugh-In characters in such summer-stock productions as Little Me. Though his popularity dipped dramatically following the cancellation of Laugh-In in 1973, Johnson has never wanted for work, be it such movies as Love at First Bite (1979, in which Johnson played Dracula's number one toady Renfield) or such TV series as The Love Boat, Fame, Glitter and Games People Play. He also provided the voice for his "Tyrone" character in the 1977 Saturday morning animated weekly Baggy Pants and the Nitwits. In 1996, Arte Johnson was reunited with several of his Laugh-In colleagues on an episode of the TV sitcom Mad About You.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet What Comes Around Malone 2002
No Score Yet The Modern Adventures of Tom Sawyer Grumpy Old Man 1999
No Score Yet Second Chance Actor 1996
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers Farquard 1995
No Score Yet Assault of the Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective Norm Witherspoon 1995
No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: 25th Anniversary Reunion Actor 1993
29% Evil Toons Mr. Hinchlow 1992
No Score Yet Munchie Cruikshank 1992
No Score Yet Evil Spirits Lester 1990
No Score Yet Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective Actor 1990
No Score Yet Raven Red Kiss-Off Pedro Criqui 1990
No Score Yet It's O.K. to Say No to Drugs Actor 1988
No Score Yet Star Fairies Actor 1985
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland Doormouse 1985
13% Cannonball Run II Pilot 1984
No Score Yet The Great Bear Scare Actor 1983
No Score Yet Detour to Terror Harry Edwards 1980
No Score Yet A Snow White Christmas Actor 1980
67% Love at First Bite Renfield 1979
No Score Yet If Things Were Different Actor 1979
No Score Yet Bud and Lou Eddie Sherman 1978
No Score Yet Bunco Actor 1977
No Score Yet Charge of the Model T's Actor 1977
No Score Yet Once Upon a Brothers Grimm Selfish and Mean 1977
No Score Yet Bear Who Slept Through Christmas Actor 1973
No Score Yet The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas Actor 1973
80% The President's Analyst Sullivan 1967
No Score Yet That Funny Feeling Paul 1965
No Score Yet The Third Day Lester Aldrich 1965
No Score Yet The Subterraneans Arial Lavalerra 1960
No Score Yet Miracle in the Rain Monty 1956
No Score Yet A Night at the Magic Castle Actor

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
1973
Performer
  • 2018
96% Justice League Unlimited
2004-2006
Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet Animaniacs
1993-1998
Voice
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Arte Johnson
  • 1996
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Yakov's Father
  • 1990
No Score Yet DuckTales
1987-1990
Voice
  • 1987
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Phil Rinker
  • 1987
No Score Yet The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo
1985
Voice
  • 1985
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Sydney
  • 1985
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
  • 1979
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Butler
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Nicholas Minski Pushkin Morris Dinkler
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Disc Jockey
  • 1971
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Voice
  • 1971
  • 1970
No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
1970-1974
Guest
  • 1970
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
Himself
  • 1969
No Score Yet Lost in Space
1965-1968
Fedor
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Bill
  • 1966
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Edgar
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Hotel Desk Clerk
  • 1962
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Bates
  • 1961
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Irv
  • 1961
  • 1960

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