Buddy Hackett

Buddy Hackett

Highest Rated: 94% The Music Man (1962)

Lowest Rated: 17% The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000)

Birthday: Aug 31, 1924

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Best known for his raunchy Las Vegas routine, Buddy Hackett has also enjoyed substantial Broadway, film and TV success throughout the years. A short round kid with a smart mouth, he had every intention of going into the family upholstering business, despite having made his professional debut on the 'Borscht Circuit' at the age of 15, but upon returning to New York after World War II service, he began performing at clubs like the Pink Palace in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Headlining at comedy clubs led to a starring role in the hit road production of "Call Me Mister" (1946) and his first foray into TV on the DuMont Network's "School House" (1948-49). Hackett first cracked features in "Walking My Baby Back Home" (1953) and took Broadway by storm in the revival of "Lunatics and Lovers," winning the 1955 Donaldson Award for Best Debut Performance--Male. He then returned to TV in a live situation comedy, starring opposite Carol Burnett and Paul Lynde as "Stanley" (NBC, 1956-57), the outgoing proprietor of a newsstand in a fancy New York hotel. Hackett's shtick featured a wide range of facial expressions and a distinctive voice often delivered out of the side of his mouth, but in "God's Little Acre" (1958), Anthony Mann's adaptation of the Erskine Caldwell novel, he brought a real depth to his role as the whimsical, ridiculed Pluto. A regular on CBS' "The Jackie Gleason Show" during the 1958-59 season, he also started simultaneously contributing to "The Tonight Show," starring Jack Paar, where he remained a regular until 1962. Hackett was back at his zaniest as a Chickisaw Indian sailor who mates a turkey with a pelican in the lightweight "All Hands on Deck" and remained a simple seaman for the equally slight "Everything's Ducky" (both 1961), this time sharing a series of juvenile misadventures with Mickey Rooney and a talking duck. He followed with the popular screen version of the hit musical "The Music Man" (1963), restraining himself for the sake of the story in his role as Marcellus Washburn, and then pulled out all the stops for Stanley Kramer's madcap blockbuster "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" (1963), scoring mightily in his runaway aircraft sequence with Rooney.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
17% 45% The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Scuttle (Voice) - 2000
62% 55% Paulie Artie (Character) $27M 1998
93% 88% The Little Mermaid Scuttle (Voice) $109.9M 1989
71% 71% Scrooged Scrooge (Character) $58.2M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hey Babe! Sammy Cohen (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 17% Loose Shoes Himself (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bud and Lou Lou Costello (Character) - 1978
20% 27% The Good Guys and the Bad Guys Ed (Character) - 1969
76% 66% The Love Bug Tennessee Steinmetz (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 40% Muscle Beach Party S.Z. Matts (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Head Lionel Pack (Character) - 1964
70% 83% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Benjy Benjamin (Character) - 1963
94% 85% The Music Man Marcellus Washburn (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 60% The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Hans (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Hands on Deck Shrieking Eagle Garfield (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 20% Everything's Ducky Seaman Admiral John Paul `'Ad'` Jones (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 43% God's Little Acre Pluto Swint (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fireman Save My Child Smokey Hinkle (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walking My Baby Back Home Blimp Edwards (Character) - 1953

TV

Credit
100% 100% Action Lonnie Valiant (Character) 2019 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet All That Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Himself (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 74% Sabrina Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 85% Boy Meets World Mr. Fontini (Guest Star) 1996
96% No Score Yet Dinosaurs Louie (Guest Voice) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show Unknown (Character),
Guest
1990 1986 1984 1977-1981 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop Guest 1979-1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney Presents Tennessee Steinmetz (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Himself (Guest Star) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Thomas Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stanley Stanley (Character) 1956-1957

QUOTES FROM Buddy Hackett CHARACTERS

Scuttle says: We're out to discover!

Scuttle says: [Looking throught the wrong end of a telescope, shouting as if Ariel was far away] Whoa! Mermaid off the port bow! Ariel! How you doin', kid? [Ariel pulls down the telescope] Whoa, what a swim.

Scuttle says: I haven't seen this in years, this is *wonderful*!

Ariel says: What is it?

Scuttle says: A banded, bulbous snarfblatt.

Ariel says: Ohhh.

Benjy Benjamin says: So, now, there's only one way to figure it. And that is every man for himself (points to Mrs. Marcus) Except you, old lady. May you just ...DROP DEAD!

Benjy Benjamin says: So, now, there's only one way to figure it. And that is every man for himself [points to Mrs. Marcus] Except you, old lady. May you just ...DROP DEAD!

Zaneeta Shinn says: It's indecent to meet boys at the footbridge!

Tommy Djilas says: he answers Zaneeta: First thing after supper?

Winthrop Paroo says: she answers Tommy: All right! Ye Gods!

Harold Hill says: Mothers of River City, heed that warning before it's too late! Watch for the telltale signs of corruption! The minute your son leaves the house, does he rebuckle his knickerbockers below the knee? Is there a nicotine stain on his index finger? A dime-novel hidden in the corncrib? Is he starting to memorize jokes from Captain Billy's Whiz-Bang? Are certain words creeping into his conversation? Words like "swell" and "so's your old man"? If so my friends, ya got trouble!

Harold Hill says: Mothers of River City, heed that warning before it's too late! Watch for the telltale signs of corruption! The minute your son leaves the house, does he rebuckle his knickerbockers below the knee? Is there a nicotine stain on his index finger? A dime-novel hidden in the corncrib? Is he starting to memorize jokes from Captain Billy's Whiz-Bang? Are certain words creeping into his conversation? Words like 'swell' and "so's your old man"? If so my friends, ya got trouble!

Winthrop Paroo says: No, thank you, AMARYLLITH! (Winthrop had an embarressing lisp)

Winthrop Paroo says: No, thank you, AMARYLLITH! [Winthrop had an embarressing lisp]

Harold Hill says: Ladies and gentlemen, either you are closing your eyes to a situation you do not wish to acknowledge, or you are not aware of the caliber of disaster indicated by the presence of a pool table in your community!

Marcellus Washburn says: Well, ain't no call for a boys' band in this town. Anything these Iowa people don't have already, they do without.

Tommy Djilas says: Mayor Shinn, your honor, your daughter and I have been going steady behind your back.

Tommy Djilas says: Mayor Shinn, your honor, your daughter and I have been going steady behind your back.

Harold Hill says: Oh, my dear little librarian. You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering.

Mrs. Paroo says: It's a well-known principle that if you keep the flint in one drawer and the steel in the other, you'll never strike much of a fire.

Marcellus Washburn says: I heard you was in steam automobiles. (to Harold Hill)

Harold Hill says: answers: I was... till someone actually 'invented' one!

Harold Hill says: "Brooklyn"? Marce, this isn't even *Dubuque*!

Harold Hill says: 'Brooklyn'? Marce, this isn't even *Dubuque*!