Scatman Crothers - Rotten Tomatoes

Scatman Crothers

Highest Rated:   100% The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)
Lowest Rated:   7% Zapped! (1982)
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African- American entertainer Scatman Crothers supported himself as a drummer throughout his high-school years. He formed a popular dance band, playing successful engagements even in the whitest of white communities, regaling audiences with his free-form "scat singing." In the formative years of television, Crothers became the first black performer to host a TV musical program in Los Angeles. He made his movie debut in the 1951 minstrel-show pastiche Yes Sir, Mr. Bones (1951). The best of his 1950s film appearances was as Dan Dailey's medicine-show partner in Meet Me at the Fair (1952). For the next three decades, Crother's movie roles varied in size; he was seen to best advantage as the concerned handyman in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). Adult TV fans will remember Scatman Crothers as Louie the garbageman on the 1970s sitcom Chico and the Man; Crothers also did voice-over work in the title role of the Saturday morning cartoon series Hong Kong Phooey.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Ad Lib: O.C. Smith - How Sweet It Is
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet New Orleans Jazz
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Sty of the Blind Pig
  • Actor
2003
25% Detroit 9000
  • Markham
1998
100% The Journey of Natty Gann
  • Sherman
1985
20% Two of a Kind
  • Earl
1983
65% Twilight Zone---The Movie
  • Mr. Bloom
1983
17% Deadly Eyes (The Rats)
  • George Faskins
1982
No Score Yet Banjo the Woodpile Cat
  • Crazy Legs
1982
7% Zapped!
  • Dexter Jones
1982
No Score Yet Working
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Sunshine's on the Way
  • Actor
1981
87% The Shining
  • Halloran
1980
82% Bronco Billy
  • Doc Lynch
1980
No Score Yet O.C. Smith: How Sweet It Is
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Scavenger Hunt
  • Sam
1979
50% The Cheap Detective
  • Tinker
1978
No Score Yet Vega$
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Mean Dog Blues
  • Mudcat
1978
88% Silver Streak
  • Ralston
1976
93% The Shootist
  • Moses
1976
75% Stay Hungry
  • Butler
1976
95% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Turkle
1975
No Score Yet Coonskin
  • Pappy/Old Man Bone
1975
20% The Fortune
  • Fisherman
1975
No Score Yet Linda Lovelace for President
  • Super Black
1975
No Score Yet Friday Foster
  • Rev. Noble Franklin
1975
No Score Yet Streetfight
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker
  • Actor
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Truck Turner
  • Duke
1974
No Score Yet Black Belt Jones
  • Pop Byrd
1974
71% The King of Marvin Gardens
  • Lewis
1972
75% Lady Sings the Blues
  • Big Ben
1972
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo Meets The Harlem Globetrotters
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Chandler
  • Smoke
1971
66% The Aristocats
  • Scat Cat
1970
43% The Great White Hope
  • Barker
1970
17% Bloody Mama
  • Moses
1970
No Score Yet Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy
  • Ben
1970
44% Hello, Dolly!
  • Mr. Jones/ Porter
1969
No Score Yet Three on a Couch
  • Party Guest
1966
80% The Patsy
  • Shoeshine Boy
1964
20% Lady in a Cage
  • Proprietor's Assistant
1964
No Score Yet The Sins Of Rachel Cade
  • Musinga
1961
No Score Yet Between Heaven and Hell
  • George
1956
No Score Yet Johnny Dark
  • Himself
1954
No Score Yet Meet Me at the Fair
  • Enoch Jones
1952

Quotes from Scatman Crothers' Characters