Tony Randall

Tony Randall

Highest Rated: 93% Pillow Talk (1959)

Lowest Rated: 18% Fatal Instinct (1993)

Birthday: Feb 26, 1920

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Though he had a long, successful career on stage and screen, it was not until he made millions laugh as the fussy Felix Unger on "The Odd Couple" (ABC, 1970-75) that actor Tony Randall found the perfect role. Prior to his career-defining turn, Randall had appeared in a number of Broadway productions and foreshadowed Felix as an overbearing history teacher on "Mr. Peepers" (NBC, 1952-55). In features, he stole the show from Doris Day and Rock Hudson in the famous onscreen couple's three classic collaborations, hilariously playing the friend role in "Pillow Talk" (1959), "Lover Come Back" (1961) and "Send Me No Flowers" (1964). On the surface, his performances were played for laughs, but there was always an emotional vulnerability and complexity about his characters. Following the success of "The Odd Couple," Randall starred in two short-lived series, "The Tony Randall Show" (ABC/CBS, 1976-78) and the controversial "Love, Sidney" (NBC, 1981-83), where he played a not-so-closeted gay man which caused vehement response from religious groups. After that show was duly canceled, Randall swore never to star in his own series again and kept to his word. Meanwhile, he appeared less and less as he grew older, effectively retiring following a turn as a judge in "Basic Instinct" (1993). Of course, he was a frequent guest on talk shows, and held the record for appearances with David Letterman, proving that Randall's star continued to shine regardless of where he was in his career.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 62% Down With Love Theodore Banner (Character) $20.3M 2003
No Score Yet 61% How the Toys Saved Christmas Mr. Grimm (Voice) - 1997
18% 40% Fatal Instinct Judge Skanky (Character) $7.6M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple: Together Again Felix Unger (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 55% The Man in the Brown Suit Rev. Edward Chichester (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Had to Be You Milton (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet That's Adequate Host (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Save the Dog! Oliver Bishop (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gnomes' Great Adventure Gnome King/Ghost of the Black Lake (Voice) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Drive Uncle Bill (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 73% My Little Pony The Moochick (Voice) $4.4M 1986
No Score Yet 34% Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil Putzi (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Off Sides Rambaba Organimus (Character) - 1984
89% 90% The King of Comedy Himself (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sidney Shorr: A Girl's Best Friend Sidney Shorr (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 60% Foolin' Around Peddicord (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 74% Scavenger Hunt Henry Motley (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid Lord Seymour Devery (Character) - 1978
88% 69% Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) The Operator (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 56% The Littlest Angel Democritus (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 57% Hello Down There Fred Miller (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bang, Bang, You're Dead Andrew Jessel (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 43% The Alphabet Murders Hercule Poirot (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fluffy Prof. Daniel Potter (Character) - 1965
83% 78% 7 Faces of Dr. Lao Dr. Lao/The Abominable Snowman/Merlin the Magician/Apollonius of Tyana/Pan/The Giant Serpent/Medusa/Audience Member (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 36% The Brass Bottle Harold Ventimore (Character) - 1964
57% 74% Send Me No Flowers Arnold (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Island of Love Paul Ferris (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arsenic & Old Lace Mortimer Brewster (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 43% Boys' Night Out George Drayton (Character) - 1962
90% 77% Lover Come Back Peter 'Pete' Ramsey (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 39% The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The King (Character) - 1960
69% 60% Let's Make Love Alexander Coffman (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 53% The Mating Game Lorenzo Charlton (Character) - 1959
93% 87% Pillow Talk Jonathan Forbes (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 73% No Down Payment Jerry Flagg (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh, Men! Oh, Women! Cobbler (Character) - 1957
86% 76% Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Rockwell P. Hunter/Himself/Lover Doll (Character) - 1957

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brother's Keeper Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show Guest 1990 1979 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet HBO Storybook Musicals Narrator 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1976 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cher Guest 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Felix Unger (Character) 1970-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Cavett Show Unknown (Character) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Show Guest 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1965 1963 1960 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Bill Holmes (Character) 1956-1957

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