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Kenneth Mars



Over-the-top comic actor Kenneth Mars made an unbearably funny screen debut as the ex-Nazi playwright responsible for the smash miss "Springtime for Hitler" in Mel Brooks' The Producers (1968). He was just as exaggerated, though not quite as amusing, as the one-armed police inspector in Brooks' Young Frankenstein (1974). Mars seemingly never held anything back, a trait that was prized by his admirers but caused discomfort among his detractors: reviewing the actor's performance in Peter Bogdanovich's What's Up Doc? (1972), Jay Cocks noted, "As a pompous middle-European intellectual, Kenneth Mars mugs and drools in a manner that Jerry Lewis might find excessive." Still, Mars nearly always delivered the laughs -- especially on TV, where he was a regular on such programs as He and She and The Carol Burnett Show. Another of his screen appearances was as a remonstrative rabbi in Woody Allen's Radio Days (1986). Kenneth Mars has also provided voices for dozens of TV cartoon shows, where he sometimes fell prey to the indignity of having his name spelled Len Mars in the credits.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Land Before Time XII: Great Day of the Flyers
  • Grandpa Longneck
2007
No Score Yet The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses
  • Grandpa Longneck
2005
No Score Yet Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration
  • Grandpa
2003
No Score Yet The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water
  • Littlefoot's
2002
0% Teddy Bears' Picnic
  • Gene Molinari
2002
No Score Yet Land Before Time: The Big Freeze
  • Grandpa
2001
No Score Yet How to Marry a Billionaire
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire
  • Grandpa Longneck
2000
33% The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea
  • King Triton
2000
No Score Yet Runaway Virus
  • Dr. Arnold Bowman
2000
No Score Yet The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale
  • Buzz
2000
No Score Yet The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
  • Grandpa
1999
No Score Yet The Land Before Time V
  • Grandpa Longneck
1997
14% Rough Magic
  • Magician
1997
80% Citizen Ruth
  • Dr. Charlie Rollins
1996
60% The Land Before Time III: The Time of Great Giving
  • Actor
1995
25% Thumbelina
  • King Colbert
1994
38% We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
  • Professor ScrewEyes
1993
50% Shadows and Fog
  • Magician
1992
No Score Yet Son of Dinosaurs
  • Actor
1990
0% Police Academy 6 - City Under Siege
  • Mayor
1989
92% The Little Mermaid
  • King Triton
1989
No Score Yet Rented Lips
  • Rev. Farrell
1988
20% For Keeps
  • Mr. Bobrucz
1988
0% Illegally Yours
  • Hal B. Keeler
1988
88% Radio Days
  • Rabbi Baumel
1987
No Score Yet The Adventures of the American Rabbit
  • Vultor/Buzzard
1986
No Score Yet Prince Jack
  • Lyndon Johnson
1985
No Score Yet Beer
  • A.J. Norbecker
1985
No Score Yet Misfits of Science
  • Actor
1985
75% Fletch
  • Stanton Boyd
1985
14% Protocol
  • Lou
1984
22% Yellowbeard
  • Crisp/Verdugo
1983
No Score Yet Full Moon High
  • Principal Cleveland
1982
No Score Yet The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
  • Woolly Bill Hitchcock
1979
No Score Yet Goin' Coconuts
  • Kruse
1978
No Score Yet Columbo: The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Someone I Touched
  • Actor
1975
82% Night Moves
  • Nick
1975
93% Young Frankenstein
  • Insp. Kemp
1974
92% The Parallax View
  • Former FBI Agent Turner
1974
91% Paper Moon
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Steambath
  • Actor
1973
90% What's Up, Doc?
  • Hugh Simon
1972
No Score Yet Second Chance
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Desperate Characters
  • Otto
1971
89% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Marshal
1969
No Score Yet The April Fools
  • Don
1969
No Score Yet Viva Max!
  • Dr. Sam Gillison
1969
91% The Producers
  • Franz Liebkind
1968

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Von Blasko
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
  • Benny
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Colyus
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Uncle Sid
The Carol Burnett Show
1978
  • Actor
The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Mr. Harris
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
  • Otto
The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Tooth Fairy

Quotes from Kenneth Mars' Characters