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(1980s) TV commercials (regional): Sav-Mart stores (as Maxwell Smart)
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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[on Get Smart
(1965)] The first few episodes I saw angered me so much I felt like throwing the TV through a window. I couldn't stand the laugh track... I didn't think so when I was making them, but some of those episodes are funny, funny shows. Some are classics. I actually laugh out loud at them now.
His clipped Maxwell Smart voice came from a much exaggerated takeoff on William Powell
's "The Thin Man." He used to get laughs using the exact same voice years earlier on the stand-up circuit in different character set pieces - a baseball umpire, a football coach, a defense attorney.
His "Maxwell Smart" catchphrases "Would you believe...?", "Sorry About that, Chief.", "And...loving it." and "Missed it by THAT much."