George Furth

George Furth

Highest Rated: 100% The Best Man (1964)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Dec 14, 1932

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

On film, George Furth usually portrayed slight, anxious, and recessive characters like Mr. Pettis, the peevish banker who turned down Warren Beatty's hairdresser George when he asked for a loan in "Shampoo." But Furth was no small fry when it came to the Great White Way. His second role on Broadway was in the musical satire "Hot Spot," which featured additional music composed by Stephen Sondheim, who was just then coming into his own as a Broadway powerhouse. Thus began a fruitful collaboration between the two; Furth was also a playwright and librettist. He wrote the book for the conceptual musical "Company," which consisted of a series of vignettes, while Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics. This play, which dealt with graver and more realistic subject matter than most of the works in its frequently frivolous genre, became a smash hit. They worked together on another vignette play, "Twigs," which Furth later adapted for a TV version starring Carol Burnett and Ed Asner, as well as "Getting Away with Murder" and "Merrily We Roll Along," which were not so well received. But Furth was able to support his behind-the-scenes career with one in front of the camera; aside from numerous guest spots on shows like "All in the Family" and "The Monkees," he graced the big screen for a couple of classics: the Western "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," Mel Brooks's spoof "Blazing Saddles," and the darkly comic political satire "Bullworth"--where he worked again with his longtime friend Beatty.

Highest rated movies

The Best Man
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Blazing Saddles
The Boston Strangler
The Man With Two Brains
Oh, God!
Shampoo
Games

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
77% 64% The Man With Two Brains Timon (Character) - 1983
33% 40% Doctor Detroit Arthur Skridlow (Character) - 1983
30% 61% The Cannonball Run Arthur J. Foyt (Character) - 1981
0% 43% Megaforce Prof. Eggstrum (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 64% The Scarlett O'Hara War George Cukor (Character) - 1980
74% 60% Oh, God! Briggs (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging Conroy (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prime Time President (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 70% Norman... Is That You? Mr. Sukara (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Switch Sidney King (Character) - 1975
62% 53% Shampoo Mr. Pettis (Character) - 1975
88% 91% Blazing Saddles Van Johnson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Are Best Friends For? Barry Chambers (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Third Girl From the Left Zimmy (Character) - 1973
27% 35% Myra Breckinridge Charlie Flager Jr. (Character) - 1970
89% 92% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Woodcock (Character) - 1969
86% 74% The Boston Strangler Lyonel Brumley (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 50% How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life Roger (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nobody's Perfect Hamner (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cool Ones Howie (Character) - 1967
57% 50% Games Terry (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 50% A Rage to Live Paul Rutherford (Character) - 1965
100% 90% The Best Man Tom (Character) - 1964

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Wish Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 100% Dr. Quinn Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1989 1992
No Score Yet 100% Wings Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Munsters Today Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS Summer Playhouse Rip (Character) 1987
No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Hannibal Godfrey (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Whitney Fitzroy IV (Guest Star) 1971 1975
No Score Yet 60% Happy Days Mr. Pinney (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 100% The Odd Couple Belkin (Guest Star) 1970 1974
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Governor & J.J. Buddy Harbach (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet 100% I Dream of Jeannie Charlie Farnum (Guest Star) 1969
67% 87% The Good Guys Hal Dawson (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad George Dunn (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet F Troop Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tammy Dwayne Whitt (Character) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet McHale's Navy Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Rex Tinkerton (Guest Star) 1964