(10/30/38) Radio: His "The Mercury Theatre on the Air" broadcast H.G. Wells
' "War of the Worlds". The newscast format of the script was so realistic that many listener who were not aware that it was a drama believed that Martians were actually invading the Earth, and panic ensued in several areas of the country.
O.W. Jeeves | G.O. Spelvin | Orson Wells
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Did You Know?
[re Meyer Lansky
] He was probably the #1 gangster in America. I knew them all. You had to. If you lived, as I did, on Broadway during that period, if you lived in nightclubs, you could not not know them. I liked screwing the chorus girls, and I liked meeting all the different people who would come in, and I liked staying up until five in the morning, and they used to love to go to nightclubs. ...
Hated working on The Transformers: The Movie
(1986), where he voiced Unicron. When asked about the film, he not only couldn't remember the name of his character, but he described the film as being "I play a big toy who attacks a bunch of smaller toys.".
One of the most recognizable deep voices in all of film, radio or television.