Harvey Korman

Harvey Korman

Highest Rated: 88% Blazing Saddles (1974)

Lowest Rated: 11% Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

Birthday: Feb 15, 1927

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

A gifted comic performer with a dignified voice and appearance that belied his skill for outrageous characters, Harvey Korman was an award-winning actor, writer and director whose often under-appreciated career spanned more than 40 years. After a decade of struggling off-Broadway and in summer stock theater, Korman made small gains on film and television with appearances in "Living Venus" (1961) and on the comedy-variety program "The Danny Kaye Show" (CBS, 1963-67). Generations of cartoon fans would also remember his distinctive voice as the unctuous alien, the Great Gazoo on "The Flintstones" (ABC, 1960-66). It was, however, as a cast member on the beloved sketch-comedy series "The Carol Burnett Show" (CBS, 1967-1978) that Korman truly rose to prominence. The perfect foil for the chameleon-like Burnett - and later, paired to perfection with comic-actor Tim Conway - Korman's performances lent an understated, manic brilliance to the very best skits the long-running show had to offer. He portrayed several memorable characters on film, as well - perhaps the most frequently quoted being that of the dastardly Hedley Lamarr in Mel Brooks' classic Western parody "Blazing Saddles" (1974). As one of Brooks' favorite actors, he was invited back for choice roles in "High Anxiety" (1977), "History of the World: Part I" (1981) and "Dracula: Dead and Loving It" (1995). Whether playing the put-upon straight man or a hilariously over-the-top villain, Korman and his impeccable comic timing could always be counted on to deliver the laughs.

Highest rated movies

Blazing Saddles
High Anxiety
Gypsy
History of the World: Part I
Herbie Goes Bananas
Curse of the Pink Panther
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
Trail of the Pink Panther

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dorf Goes Fishing / Tim & Harvey in the Great Outdoors Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 67% The Ruby Princess Runs Away Hapgood the Dragon (Voice) - 2000
25% 20% The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Colonel Slaghoople (Character) $35.2M 2000
No Score Yet 20% Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure Prof von Klupp (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 66% Gideon Jacob Titleman (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 24% The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue Floyd (Voice) - 1998
17% 38% Jingle All the Way President (Character) $60.6M 1996
11% 49% Dracula: Dead and Loving It Dr. Jack Seward (Character) $9.9M 1995
20% 24% The Flintstones Dictabird (Character) $130.5M 1994
No Score Yet 38% Betrayal of the Dove Sid (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 55% Driving Academy Abner Fraser (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 24% Munchies Cecil Watterman/Simon Watterman (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 59% The Longshot Lou (Character) $603.1K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gone Are the Dayes Charlie Mitchell (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of an Invisible Woman Carlisle Edwards (Character) - 1983
31% 24% Curse of the Pink Panther Prof. Auguste Balls (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Wendell Brooks (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eunice Ed (Character),
Director
- 1982
25% 33% Trail of the Pink Panther Prof. Auguste Balls (Character) - 1982
59% 81% History of the World: Part I Count de Monet (Character) - 1981
40% 37% Herbie Goes Bananas Captain Blythe (Character) - 1980
20% 6% First Family U.N. Ambassador Spender (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 35% Americathon Monty Rushmore (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bud and Lou Bud Abbott (Character) - 1978
72% 67% High Anxiety Dr. Charles Montague (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Willard (Character) - 1976
88% 91% Blazing Saddles Hedley Lamarr, Attorney General/Assistant to the Governor/State Procurer (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 24% Huckleberry Finn The King (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suddenly Single Conrad (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 65% The April Fools Matt Benson (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three's a Crowd Doctor Pike (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Bites of the Apple Harvey Tomlinson (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last of the Secret Agents? German Colonel (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 73% Alice in Wonderland The Mad Hatter (Voice) - 1966
No Score Yet 50% The Man Called Flintstone Chief Mountmore / Additional Voices (Voice) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gallegher V Brownie (Character) - 1964
64% 74% Gypsy Phil (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Venus Ken Carter (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 2000
No Score Yet 100% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Thornberrys Unknown (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet 83% ER Stan Levy (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suddenly Susan Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perversions of Science Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Dr. John Richmond (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nutt House Reginald Tarington (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1988 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leo and Liz in Beverly Hills Leo Green (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mama's Family Unknown (Character) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Unknown (Character) 1967-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Van Dyke & Company Guest 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Director 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
1963-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet F Troop Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
83% 83% The Munsters Unknown (Guest Star) 1964-1966
No Score Yet 73% The Flintstones Unknown (Guest Voice) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gidget Joe Hanley (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Mr. Mills (Guest Star) 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason George Coleman - Bartender (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Donna Reed Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1961

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