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Roger C. Carmel

Highest Rated: 57% Breezy (1973)

Lowest Rated: 10% Hardly Working (1981)

Birthday: Sep 27, 1932

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

The husky, boisterous character actor Roger C. Carmel helped bring flamboyant life to the increasingly colorful prime-time landscape of 1960s television. He garnered cult status with his mincing, handlebar-mustached villain persona, first playing an eccentric, pink-costumed, stamp-collecting baddie on the iconically campy "Batman" series before delivering his signature role as the mischievous Harry Mudd on two particularly treasured episodes of the seminal sci-fi phenomenon "Star Trek" ('66-'67). His depiction of that intergalactic con-man inspired famed comedy mogul Desi Arnaz to cast him in his first regular role as a fun-loving screenwriter on the spunky, short-lived, but highly celebrated sitcom "The Mothers-In-Law." Due to salary disputes, however, Carmel left the show after just one season, relegating him to dozens more TV guest spots throughout the '70s. Despite an early film role in the poorly received gender-bending comedy "Myra Breckenridge," he experienced a brief surge on the big screen and made affable appearances in films such as Clint Eastwood's tender relationship study "Breezy" ('73) and the latter-day Jerry Lewis lark "Hardly Working" ('80). In the final stages of his career, he gravitated toward voice acting, lending his powerful pipes to the frothily followed toy-based cartoon series "The Transformers" as well as the famous Smokey Bear campaign for forest-fire prevention. Fans were delighted to see he kept his trademark mustache when he appeared as an elderly bandido in several live-action commercials for Naugles, a Mexican restaurant chain, in the mid-'80s. Shortly thereafter, he died from an enlarged heart at age 54.

Highest rated movies

Breezy
Goodbye Charlie
Myra Breckinridge
Hardly Working

Filmography

Movies

Credit
10% 26% Hardly Working Robert Trent (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 40% Thunder and Lightning Ralph Junior Hunnicutt (Character) - 1977
57% 66% Breezy Bob Henderson (Character) - 1973
27% 35% Myra Breckinridge Dr. Randolph Spencer Montag (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skullduggery Otto Kreps (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 31% The Venetian Affair Mike Ballard (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 51% The Silencers Andreyev (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 48% Alvarez Kelly Capt. Angus Ferguson (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 80% Gambit Ram (Character) - 1966
50% 69% Goodbye Charlie Inspector (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 57% Stage Struck Stagehand (uncredited) (Character) - 1957

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 96% DuckTales Sultan (Guest Voice) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Transformers Motormaster/Abdul Ben-F'aisal (Guest Voice) 1985-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chico and the Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
94% 79% Star Trek: The Animated Series Unknown (Guest Voice) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Paul Lynde Show Mr. Cunningham (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Together Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mothers-in-Law Roger Buell (Character) 1967-1969
80% 88% Star Trek Harry Mudd (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1967
72% 80% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smothers Brothers Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1964-1965
83% 83% The Munsters Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Doug Wesley (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1963

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