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John Byner



Short-statured, pokerfaced nightclub comic John Byner rose to fame during the 1966 edition of TV's The Garry Moore Show. Byner went on to join the supporting ensemble on the 1967 summer-replacement weekly The Steve Allen Comedy Hour, and five years later headlined his own five-week summer series. He has appeared as a regular on the TV sitcoms The Practice (1976) and Soap (1977), and can be spotted in such lampoonish theatrical films as Transylvania 6-5000 (1985). An accomplished impressionist -- he provided the voice for the Jackie Mason-ish aardvark in DePatie-Freleng's Ant and the Aardvark cartoon shorts -- one of Byner's most enduring routines concerns a bad impressionist, whose concept of Walter Brennan consists of kicking the left leg in the air and screeching "Luke, the barn! Luke, the barn!" A Las Vegas headliner into the 1990s, John Byner's TV contributions have included a stint as host of a series of Bowery Boys films on the A&E cable network.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet National Lampoon Presents: Robodoc
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Wild Puppys
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet The Big Time
  • Ed Wynn
2002
0% My 5 Wives
  • Preston Gates
2000
21% Wishmaster
  • Doug Clegg
1997
No Score Yet Lamb Chop in the Haunted Studio
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Munchie Strikes Back
  • Coach Elkins
1994
No Score Yet Opus & Bill - A Wish For Wings That Work
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Wish for Wings That Work
  • Bill the Cat
1991
No Score Yet The Mouse and the Motorcycle
  • Actor
1988
20% Transilvania Seis, Cinco Mil
  • Radu
1985
55% The Black Cauldron
  • Gurgi/Doli
1985
14% Stroker Ace
  • Doc Seegle
1983
No Score Yet Will: G. Gordon Liddy
  • Richard M. Nixon
1982
No Score Yet The Man in the Santa Claus Suit
  • Stan Summerville
1979
No Score Yet A Pleasure Doing Business
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet The Great Smokey Roadblock
  • Bobby Apples
1978
No Score Yet Guide for the Married Woman
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Captain & Tennille - New Orleans
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet When Things Were Rotten
  • Actor
1975
90% What's Up, Doc?
  • Head
1972

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