Foster Brooks

Foster Brooks

Highest Rated: 20% GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords (1986)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: May 11, 1912

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

At the very top of the list of funny film and TV drunks, alongside the likes of Dean Martin, Dudley Moore in "Arthur," and W.C. Fields, there was also stand-up comic Foster Brooks. The comedian's deft impersonation of a tipsy, floundering fool was first introduced to national audiences by talk show host Steve Allen in the '60s. Famously, Brooks presented himself as a film producer of such classics as "The Three Commandments." Later on, Brooks was a regular on "The Dean Martin Comedy Hour," earning an Emmy Award nomination for his efforts in 1974. Much of Brooks's act was based on his own real-life struggles with alcohol, which he was able to only sporadically abstain from. His comedy also involved a lot of wordplay. A comedy album in 1976 sourced his nickname, "The Loveable Lush," while other classic gags mangled famous terms, turning for example Alcoholics Anonymous into Alcoholics Unanimous. In the '80s, Brooks was introduced to a new audience via a small but critical three-episode turn as Mindy's boss on the hit ABC-TV sitcom "Mork and Mindy."

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 50% The Giant of Thunder Mountain Doc (Character) - 1991
20% 47% GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Stoneheart/Fossil Lord (Voice) $531.9K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Odd Balls Hardy Bassett (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 54% Cracking Up The Pilot (Character) - 1983
0% 38% The Villain Bank Clerk (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Seal Harold (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Manhunter Gas Station Owner (Character) - 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
90% No Score Yet Mork & Mindy Mr. Miles Sternhagen (Character) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Darryl Everson (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1969 1971
No Score Yet 100% The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1968 1971
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Will Jackson (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Nun Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet 20% Bewitched Robert Andrews (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet 100% I Dream of Jeannie Englishman (Guest Star) 1966
83% 86% The Munsters Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Ed (Guest Star) 1962