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Ed Herlihy

  • Highest Rated: 100% Zelig (1983)
  • Lowest Rated: 29% Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
  • Birthday: Aug 14, 1909
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Timeline: 1940 Narrator 2000
44% Don't Drink the Water Narrator 1994
88% Malcolm X Joe Louis Announcer 1992
97% Who Framed Roger Rabbit Newscaster 1988
33% A Fine Mess TV Reporter 1986
87% Pee-wee's Big Adventure Mr. Buxton 1985
29% Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Dooley 1985
100% Zelig Himself 1983
88% The King of Comedy Himself 1983

QUOTES FROM Ed Herlihy CHARACTERS

Mr. Buxton
Just look at him. We have been planning his birthday all month.