Larry Storch

Larry Storch

  • Highest Rated: 82% S.O.B. (1981)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Silence of the Hams (1994)
  • Birthday: Jan 8, 1923
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Dialect comedians may not be politically acceptable these days, but American comic actor Larry Storch has never lacked work all the same. A product of the New York ethnic "melting pot," Storch amused his childhood friends (including lifelong chum Don Adams) with his dead-on impressions of the many Italians, Hispanics, Germans and Jews in his neighborhood. He advanced his skills for mimicry by virtually living in the local movie houses, memorizing the speech patterns of such character actors as Victor McLaglen, Guy Kibbee and Charley Grapewin. One of his first jobs after World War II navy service was as a writer on The Kraft Music Hall, where he was frequently required to substitute for the star, blustery actor Frank Morgan; years later, he revived his Morgan impression as Chumley on the cartoon series Tennessee Tuxedo (in which his old pal Don Adams voiced the title character). In 1951 Storch appeared in the Chicago revue Red White and Blue, which led to a stint as summer replacement for Jackie Gleason on the Dumont TV series Cavalcade of Stars. Storch's most common stamping grounds in the '50s was the nightclub stage; at one point he even ran his own club. Storch made his film bow in The Prince who was a Thief (51) which starred a friend from his Navy days, Tony Curtis. When Storch's career was on the wane in the early '60s, Curtis cast him in several of his vehicles of that period, including Who was That Lady (1960), wherein Storch recreated his Broadway role as an emotional Russian spy. After a semi-recurring role as Charlie the Drunk (who became besotted simply by talking about drinking) on the early '60s sitcom Car 54, Where are You?, Storch was cast as Corporal Agarn, comic sidekick of conniving cavalry sergeant O'Rourke (Forrest Tucker) on the western comedy weekly F Troop (1965-66). In addition to Agarn, Storch was permitted to play various foreign branches of the Agarn family, with appropriate broad accents. Since the cancellation of F Troop in 1966, Larry Storch has been a regular on The Queen and I (1969) and The Ghost Busters (1976), has worked periodically in films, and has appeared with great frequency in clubs (still doing "characterization" routines rather than one-liners) and on stage. In 1991, Larry Storch garnered excellent notices for his brief character turn in the off-Broadway play Breaking Legs.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Funny Valentine Dennis 2005
No Score Yet Bittersweet Place Ira Tatz 2004
0% The Silence of the Hams Sergeant 1994
No Score Yet I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore Giora 1992
No Score Yet Neat & Tidy Actor 1987
33% A Fine Mess Leopold Klop 1986
No Score Yet Sweet Sixteen Earl 1983
No Score Yet Peter-No Tail Actor 1983
No Score Yet Nevada Heat Actor 1982
No Score Yet Fake-Out Ted 1982
82% S.O.B. Guru $14.9M 1981
No Score Yet The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Dauphin 1981
No Score Yet Without Warning (It Came Without Warning) (Alien Encounters) Actor 1980
57% Jack Frost Sir Danny 1979
No Score Yet Better Late Than Never Sheriff 1979
No Score Yet The Incredible Rocky Mountain Race Eagle Feather 1977
No Score Yet Journey Back to Oz Amos 1974
29% Airport 1975 TV Newsman 1974
No Score Yet Oliver Twist Actor 1973
No Score Yet The Woman Hunter Actor 1972
No Score Yet Treasure Island Actor 1972
No Score Yet Hunters Are for Killing Actor 1970
No Score Yet The Monitors Stutz 1969
No Score Yet Bus Riley's Back in Town Howie 1965
No Score Yet That Funny Feeling Luther 1965
No Score Yet A Very Special Favor Harry 1965
74% The Great Race Texas Jack 1965
60% Sex and the Single Girl Motorcycle Cop 1964
No Score Yet Wild And Wonderful Actor 1964
No Score Yet Captain Newman, M.D. Gavoni 1963
No Score Yet 40 Pounds of Trouble Floyd 1963
No Score Yet Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales Actor 1963
No Score Yet Who Was That Lady? Orenov 1960
No Score Yet The Last Blitzkrieg Ennis 1959
No Score Yet Gun Fever Amigo 1958

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Himself
  • 1995
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
Getzloff
  • 1982
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Chub
  • 1980
No Score Yet All in the Family
1971-1979
Bill
  • 1973
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
KAOS DJ
  • 1968
  • 1965
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
  • 1967
90% Gilligan's Island
1964-1967
Jackson Farrell
  • 1965

QUOTES FROM Larry Storch CHARACTERS

Motorcycle Cop
Now hear this - Now hear this - you're all under arrest!
Texas Jack
NOW WILL YA GIMME SOME FIGHTIN' ROOM?!
Texas Jack
Now will ya' gimme some fightin' room?