Avery Schreiber

Birthday: Apr 9, 1935
Birthplace: Not Available
Roly-poly, handlebar-mustached comic actor Avery Schreiber attended Goodman Theatre before joining Chicago's Second City improv troupe. It was here that Schreiber formed a long-term partnership with comedian/producer/director Jack Burns. The team gained fame on the variety-show circuit of the 1960s with their largely improvised routines, the most affectionately remembered of which was their cross-talk "cab driver" bit ("Yeh!" "Huh?" "Yeh!", "Huh?" "Yeh!", "Huh?") In 1965, Schreiber was cast as car-loving, people-hating Captain Manzini on that quintessential bad sitcom My Mother The Car; in real life, the actor loved people but hated cars, and had to be taught to drive for the series. Schreiber subsequently co-starred with his old partner Jack Burns on the 1967 summer variety series Our Place, then soloed as a regular on Sammy Davis Jr's syndicated Sammy & Company (1975) and as Grandpa Quirk on the daytime cartoon--live action hybrid Wake, Rattle and Roll (1990). In films, Schreiber has surfaced in "funny foreigner" parts in such comedies as Don't Drink the Water (1969), The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977; as the used camel salesman) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1994). Having made his Broadway debut with the rest of the Second City-zens, Schreiber has since been featured in several New York stage productions, notably Metamorphoses and Can-Can. In recent years, Avery Schreiber, his bushy 8-inch moustache intact, has hosted more than his share of late-night TV infomercials.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Silent Scream Actor 2009
No Score Yet Student Affair Actor 1997
11% Dracula - Dead and Loving It Peasant in Coach 1995
42% Robin Hood: Men in Tights Tax Assessor 1993
29% Saturday the 14th Strikes Back Frank Baxter 1988
No Score Yet Hunk Constantine Constapopolis 1987
No Score Yet Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats Benny The Ball 1987
13% Cannonball Run II Actor 1984
No Score Yet Jimmy the Kid Dr. Stevens 1982
24% Caveman Ock 1981
No Score Yet The Silent Scream Sgt. Rusin 1980
17% Galaxina Capt. Cornelius Butt 1980
No Score Yet More Wild Wild West Actor 1980
No Score Yet Loose Shoes Theatre Manager 1980
No Score Yet Scavenger Hunt Zoo Keeper 1979
14% The Concorde... Airport '79 Coach Markov 1979
No Score Yet Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers Munroe 1979
33% The Last Remake of Beau Geste Used Camel Salesman 1977
No Score Yet Swashbuckler Polonski 1976
No Score Yet Deadhead Miles The Boss 1972
No Score Yet Second Chance Actor 1972
No Score Yet The Monitors Max 1969
No Score Yet Don't Drink the Water Sultan 1969

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Mr. Perkins
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Animaniacs
1993-1998
Voice
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Blossom
1991-1995
Henchman
  • 1994
No Score Yet Saved by the Bell
1988-1993
Dr. Mertz
  • 1989
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
  • 1979
100% The Muppet Show
1976-1981
Guest
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Azie
  • 1976
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Oleg
  • 1968

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