Dick Shawn

Dick Shawn

Highest Rated: 90% The Producers (1968)

Lowest Rated: 0% Water (1985)

Birthday: Dec 01, 1923

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

With his idiosyncratic comedic sensibilities and manic delivery, Dick Shawn carved a unique career in stand-up and in some of the most memorable comedies of the 1950s and 1960s, including "The Producers" and "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World." After serving in World War II and attending the University of Miami, Shawn began to dabble in comedy while appearing on Broadway, and developed a stage act that uniquely incorporated comedy, singing, and props to delight his audience. Soon he was appearing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" with his act, which quickly led him to the silver screen. Appearances as the beatnik lifeguard Sylvester Marcus in the cross-country treasure hunt "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and as hippie actor Lorenzo St. DuBois, who wins the part of Adolph Hitler in "The Producers," coincided with brilliant turns on Broadway in the musical comedies "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "Fade In, Fade Out." Shawn was soon mostly seen on television, where he memorably voiced the Snow Miser in the stop-motion animated "The Year Without a Santa Claus." His true passion was his mad stage performances though, which he perfected with the Drama Desk Award-nominated "The Second Greatest Entertainer in the Whole Wide World," which deftly combined everything from Shakespeare to tap-dancing. Consistent TV performances line his resume through the rest of his career, as he turned up on TV series like "Amazing Stories" until his onstage death in 1987.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rented Lips Charlie Slater (Character) - 1988
42% 55% Maid to Order Stan Starkey (Character) $8.2M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Check Is in the Mail Unknown (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perils of P.K. Unknown (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 65% Captain Eo Unknown (Character) - 1985
0% 68% Water Deke Halliday (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 42% Beer Talk-Show Host (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 43% Angel Mae (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 50% The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud The Ultimate Patient (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rock 'n' Roll Hotel Weevil King of Evil (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodbye Cruel World Rodney Pointsetter/Ainsley Pointsetter (Character) - 1982
68% 55% Love at First Bite Lieutenant Ferguson (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast Friends Deke Edwards (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Looking Up Manny Lander (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 75% Evil Roy Slade Marshal Bing Bell (Character) - 1972
90% 85% The Producers Lorenzo St. DuBois (Character) $111.9K 1968
No Score Yet 62% Penelope Dr. Gregory Mannix (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 80% Way... Way Out Igor Valkleinokov (Character) - 1966
50% 72% What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? Captain Lionel Cash (Character) - 1966
70% 83% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Sylvester Marcus (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wake Me When It's Over Gus Brubaker (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wizard of Baghdad Genii-Ali Mahmud (Character) - 1960

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet St. Elsewhere Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop Guest 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Unknown (Character),
Guest
1972-1974 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judy Garland Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1963

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