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Paul Lynde (1926–1982)

Paul Lynde was born in 1926 in Mount Vernon, Ohio (one of six children and the middle of four boys). His father was a local police officer and the sheriff of the Mount Vernon Jail for two years. Lynde got his inspiration to become an actor at the age of four or five after his mother took him to see the original silent film Ben-Hur: A Tale of the ... See full bio »

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 1979 The Villain
Nervous Elk
 1978 Rabbit Test
Dr. Roger Vidal, M.D.
 1977 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (TV Movie)
Clark Cosgrove
 1975 Hugo the Hippo
Aban-Khan (voice)
 1973 Charlotte's Web
Templeton (voice)
 1972 Gidget Gets Married (TV Movie)
Louis B. Latimer
 1970-1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Stanley (segment 'Love and the House Bachelor') / (segment "Love and the Pregnancy") / Grisdale (segment "Love and the Nervous Executive")
- Love and the Nervous Executive/Love and the Hitchhiker/Love and the Great Catch (1970) ... Grisdale (segment "Love and the Nervous Executive")
 1970 Where's Huddles? (TV Series)
Claude Pertwee
- One Man's Family (1970) ... Claude Pertwee (voice)
- A Sticky Affair (1970) ... Claude Pertwee (voice)
- The Odd Trio (1970) ... Claude Pertwee (voice)
- Get That Letter Back (1970) ... Claude Pertwee (voice)
- To Catch a Thief (1970) ... Claude Pertwee (voice)
 1969-1970 The Perils of Penelope Pitstop (TV Series)
The Hooded Claw / Sylvester Sneekly
- London Town Treachery (1970) ... The Hooded Claw (voice, uncredited)
- Game of Peril (1970) ... Sylvester Sneekly / The Hooded Claw (voice, uncredited)
- Big Top Trap (1969) ... Sylvester Sneekly / The Hooded Claw (voice, uncredited)
- Big Bagdad Danger (1969) ... Sylvester Sneekly / The Hooded Claw (voice, uncredited)
 1970 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series)
Doctor Zodiak
 1969 Gidget Grows Up (TV Movie)
Louis B. Latimer
 1969 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Worthington Kenmore
- The Honeymooners: Play It Again, Norton (1969) ... Worthington Kenmore
 1969 Cattanooga Cats (TV Series)
Mildew Wolf (voice)
 1968-1969 That's Life (TV Series)
- Twas the Night Before Christmas (1968) ... Clerk
- Buying a House (1968)
 1968 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Father Lundigan
- The Return of Father Lundigan (1968) ... Father Lundigan
 1968 The Mothers-In-Law (TV Series)
Wally Logan
- The Match Game (1968) ... Wally Logan
 1968 How Sweet It Is!
The Purser
 1966-1968 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Porter / Allen Kerr / Harry Huggins
- Please, Don't Feed the Astronauts (1968) ... Porter
- Everybody's a Movie Star (1967) ... Allen Kerr
- My Master, the Rich Tycoon (1966) ... Harry Huggins
 1967 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Passport Clerk
- Jed Inherits a Castle (1967) ... Passport Clerk
 1967 Hey, Landlord (TV Series)
Mr. Gregory
- A Little Off the Top (1967) ... Mr. Gregory
 1967 That Girl (TV Series)
Nate Caswell
- These Boots Weren't Made for Walking (1967) ... Nate Caswell
 1967 The Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series)
- My Brother Harvey (1967) ... Harvey
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
- The Blue-Eyed Horse (1966) ... Judge
 1966 F Troop (TV Series)
Sgt. Ramsden
- The Singing Mountie (1966) ... Sgt. Ramsden
 1966 Gidget (TV Series)
Herman Marshall
- Take a Lesson (1966) ... Herman Marshall
 1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Tony / Tony Parrish
- Stag at Bay (1965) ... Tony
- Rich Man, Poor Man (1965) ... Tony Parrish
 1963-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Guy Hawthorne Jr. / Dr. McCoy / Arthur Clark
- Who Killed Mr. Colby in Ladies' Lingerie? (1965) ... Guy Hawthorne Jr.
- Who Killed Merlin the Great? (1964) ... Dr. McCoy
- Who Killed Cable Roberts? (1963) ... Arthur Clark
 1965 Two's Company (TV Movie)
Paul Greg
 1964 The Cara Williams Show (TV Series)
Charles Crump
- Three on a Mismatch (1964) ... Charles Crump
 1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
- Jack Has a Sick Alligator (1964) ... Veterinarian
 1964 For Those Who Think Young
Sid Hoyt
 1963 Grindl (TV Series)
Purvis Inchback
- 'Twas the Week Before Christmas (1963) ... Purvis Inchback
 1963 Under the Yum Yum Tree
 1963 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Mr. Snell
- The Genius (1963) ... Mr. Snell
 1963 Son of Flubber
 1962 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series)
Gary Snead
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... Gary Snead
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1958-1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Rudy the Doctor / The Desk Clerk
- Bilko in Outer Space (1959) ... Rudy the Doctor
- Bilko's Big Woman Hunt (1958) ... The Desk Clerk
 1956 Stanley (TV Series)
 1956 The Good Fairy (TV Movie)
Dr. Metz
 1952 The Red Buttons Show (TV Series)
Regular performer (1955)
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1970's: TV commercials for New York City-area bank, Manufacturer's Hanover Trust. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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I don't know who the hell Paul Lynde is or why he's funny, and I prefer it to be a mystery to me. An actor shouldn't undergo psychoanalysis, because there are a lot of things you're better off not knowing. See more »


Told his agent shortly before his death that he had given up cigarettes and alcohol. See more »


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