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Ed Herlihy



Best known as a radio and television announcer, Ed Herlihy also made occasional appearances in films -- usually as an announcer. As a radio actor, Herlihy began working in the 1930s, appearing on such series as "America's Town Meeting," "Mister District Attorney," and "The Falcon." In 1947, he became the announcer for The Kraft Television Theater, and was a spokesman for the popular cheese company for 40 years. He convincingly played a radio commentator in Malcolm X, Zelig, and Radio Days, and appeared in The King of Comedy as "little ol' me, Ed Herlihy," the sidekick of talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis). Herlihy died in 1999 at the age of 89.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Timeline: 1940
  • Narrator
2000
44% Don't Drink the Water
  • Narrator
1994
91% Malcolm X
  • Joe Louis Announcer
1992
97% Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Newscaster
1988
No Score Yet A Fine Mess
  • TV Reporter
1986
89% Pee-wee's Big Adventure
  • Mr. Buxton
1985
23% Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
  • Dooley
1985
100% Zelig
  • Himself
1983
90% The King of Comedy
  • Himself
1983

Quotes from Ed Herlihy's Characters