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Carl Ballantine

Highest Rated: 78% The North Avenue Irregulars (1979)

Lowest Rated: 15% The World's Greatest Lover (1977)

Birthday: Sep 27, 1922

Birthplace: Not Available

Carl Ballantine tells it this way: He aspired to be a famous magician, but was capable only of arousing laughter from his audiences. Making a lemon from lemonade, Ballantine developed an act based upon his ineptitude as prestidigitator. As "The Great Ballantine," he showed up on such 1950s and 1960s TVers as The Ed Sullivan Show and The Steve Allen Show, delivering a steady stream of sarcasm and self-deprecating patter as all of his tricks and sleight-of-hand demonstrations went hilariously awry. A busy series-TV actor, Ballantine appeared as seaman Gruber on the 1962-66 service sitcom McHale's Navy, and was also co-starred in the spin-off McHale's theatrical features. Carl Ballantine's other big-screen credits include Penelope (1968), The World's Greatest Lover (1977) and Just You and Me, Kid (1979).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Troupers Actor 2011
No Score Yet Troupers Actor 2011
No Score Yet Sister Aimee: The Aimee Semple McPherson Story Actor 2005
No Score Yet Farewell to Harry Hickey 2002
No Score Yet Susan's Plan Henry 2000
19% My Giant Rabbi 1998
58% Mr. Saturday Night Freddie 1992
No Score Yet Nickel & Dime Actor 1992
No Score Yet Hollywood Chaos Actor 1989
31% The Best of Times Arturo 1986
No Score Yet The Young at Heart Comedians Actor 1984
No Score Yet Just You and Me, Kid Reinhoff the Remarkable 1979
78% The North Avenue Irregulars Sam 1979
15% The World's Greatest Lover Uncle Harry 1977
No Score Yet Revenge of the Cheerleaders Dr. Ivory 1976
No Score Yet How to Break Up a Happy Divorce Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Girl Most Likely to... Actor 1973
No Score Yet Speedway Birdie Kebner 1968
No Score Yet The Shakiest Gun in the West Swanson 1968
No Score Yet Penelope Boom Boom 1966
No Score Yet McHale's Navy Torpedoman Lester Gruber 1964


No Score Yet The Cosby Show
The Great Ballantine 1987
No Score Yet Night Court
Magician 1986
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
Hard Hat 1981
No Score Yet CHiPs
Slavens 1978
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
Lionel T. Zimmmerman 1976
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
Pitchman 1971
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
Tucker 1968
No Score Yet The Monkees


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