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Joe Flynn



A former ventriloquist and radio deejay, bespectacled character-actor Joe Flynn was a professional even before he graduated from Northwestern University. He made his first film appearance as a priest in the Bob Hope comedy The Seven Little Foys (1955) then spent several years in uncredited roles before building up a reputation as a reliable comic foil on television. He was one of the regulars on the first season of The Joey Bishop Show (1961), but left early on, reportedly because he was stealing too many scenes from star Bishop. From 1962 through 1966, Flynn played the irascible Captain Binghamton on the TV sitcom McHale's Navy (1962) and also starred in two theatrical films spun off from the series. In the early 1970s, Flynn spearheaded a movement on behalf of the Screen Actors' Guild for more equitable distribution of TV residual payments. Shortly after completing his voiceover work in the Disney animated feature The Rescuers, 50-year-old Joe Flynn died of a heart attack.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Kruistocht in spijkerbroek (Crusade in Jeans) (Crusade: A March Through Time)
  • Actor
2006
83% The Rescuers
  • Snoops
1977
No Score Yet The Strongest Man in the World
  • Dean Higgins
1975
No Score Yet Superdad
  • Cyrus Hershberger
1973
No Score Yet Now You See Him, Now You Don't
  • Dean Higgins
1972
83% The Barefoot Executive
  • Francis X. Wilbanks
1971
No Score Yet How to Frame a Figg
  • Kermit Sanderson
1971
0% The $1,000,000 Duck
  • Finley Hooper
1971
75% The Love Bug
  • Havershaw
1969
50% The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
  • Dean Higgins
1969
100% Divorce American Style
  • Lionel Blandsforth
1967
No Score Yet McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force
  • Capt. Wallace Burton Binghamton
1965
No Score Yet McHale's Navy
  • Capt. Wallace Burton Binghamton
1964
86% Son of Flubber
  • Announcer in TV Commercial
1963
89% Lover Come Back
  • Hadley
1961
No Score Yet -30-
  • Hy Shapiro
1959
No Score Yet This Happy Feeling
  • Dr. McCafferty
1958
No Score Yet Portland Expose
  • Ted Carl
1957
No Score Yet The Seven Little Foys
  • 2nd Priest
1955

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Second Adjuster
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Belgoody

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