Mel Tormé

Highest Rated: 73% The Patsy (1964)
Lowest Rated: 73% The Patsy (1964)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
"The velvet fog" was a professional singer at three, a radio personality at four, a published composer at 15, and a film actor at 18. Coming to Hollywood as a drummer in the Chico Marx Band, Mel Tormé made his film debut as a singing/dancing house servant in Higher and Higher (1943). While his celebrity status was assured with his oft-recorded ballad "The Christmas Song," Tormé remained a supporting actor throughout the 1940s in films like Junior Miss (1947) and Good News (1950). His dramatic ability was first tapped in the 1957 Playhouse 90 television drama, The Comedian, in which he played the jellyfish younger brother of dictatorial TV comic Mickey Rooney. Tormé then went on to play a villain in the inexpensive crime flick Girls Town (1957), before reverting to good guy and best friend assignments. Motion pictures have never really been Tormé's priority: he's been too busy writing songs, recording albums, and penning biographies of such contemporaries as Judy Garland and Buddy Rich. In the 1980s, Mel Tormé was a frequent guest star on the TV sitcom Night Court, an offshoot of the well-publicized fact that Tormé was the idol of that series star, Harry Anderson.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Judy Garland - Judy Duets Actor 2005
No Score Yet Music Clips from the Swing Years - Lullaby of Broadway Actor 2004
No Score Yet Jazz Legends - The Vocalists Actor 2004
No Score Yet George Shearing: Swing Era Actor 2003
No Score Yet TV's First Music Videos - The Snader Telescriptions Actor 2002
No Score Yet Harold Arlen: Somewhere over the Rainbow Actor 1999
No Score Yet Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years Actor 1998
No Score Yet Words and Music Guest Star 1998
No Score Yet Buddy Rich: Jazz Legend: 1917-1987 Actor 1996
No Score Yet Buddy Rich: Jazz Legend, Volume 2 - 1970-1987 Narrator 1994
No Score Yet Buddy Rich: Jazz Legend, Volume 1 - 1917-1970 Narrator 1994
No Score Yet Mel Torme - Standing Room Only Actor 1989
No Score Yet Daffy Duck's Quackbusters Daffy Duck (Gesang) 1988
No Score Yet Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got Actor 1985
No Score Yet Pray TV Himself 1982
No Score Yet A Man Called Adam Himself 1966
73% The Patsy Himself 1964
No Score Yet Judy Garland Christmas Show Actor 1963
No Score Yet Walk like a Dragon The Deacon 1960
No Score Yet The Fearmakers Barney Bond 1959
No Score Yet Comedian Actor 1957
No Score Yet Golden Age of TV Dramas Actor 1951
No Score Yet Duchess of Idaho Cyril 1950
No Score Yet So Dear to My Heart Actor 1948
No Score Yet Good News Danny 1947
No Score Yet Janie Gets Married Dick's Buddy 1946
No Score Yet Higher and Higher Marty 1943

TV

CREDIT
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Guest
  • 1995
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Angel Himself
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985

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