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Morey Amsterdam (1908–1996)

Born in Chicago, Morey Amsterdam started in vaudeville at the age of 14, as a straight man for his piano-playing brother. His father, a concert violinist who worked with the Chicago Opera and the San Francisco Symphony, wanted Morey to pursue a career in classical music but Morey had other plans. By the time he was 16, he was working at a Chicago ... See full bio »

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The Hollywood Squares
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The Dick Van Dyke Show
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 1996 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Vic Stansky
- Caroline and the Watch (1996) ... Vic Stansky
 1995 Cybill (TV Series)
Man in Nursing Home
- See Jeff Jump, Jump, Jeff, Jump! (1995) ... Man in Nursing Home (uncredited)
 1993 Sandman
Car Salesman
 1993 Herman's Head (TV Series)
 1990 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
- If I Didn't Play Football (1990) ... Joe
 1990 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4348 (1990) ... Morey
 1988 Side by Side (TV Movie)
 1986 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
 1985 Brothers (TV Series)
Mr. Bobo
- A Greasepaint Smile (1985) ... Mr. Bobo
 1985 Hail to the Chief (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Manny
 1983 Believe You Can... And You Can! (TV Movie)
J. Fauntenoy Chiffenrobe
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
 1978-1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Floyd Loomis / Moe Price
- The Groupies/The Audition/Doc's Nephew (1982) ... Floyd Loomis
 1980 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Freddie Tewksbury
- Fast Freddie (1980) ... Freddie Tewksbury
 1979 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Ollie Hayes
 1979 Sooner or Later (TV Movie)
Eddie Nova - Guitar Teacher
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
- Centerfold (1978) ... Izzy
 1977 Alice (TV Series)
- Alice by Moonlight (1977) ... Herman
 1977 Mixed Nuts (TV Short)
 1976 Rudolph's Shiny New Year (TV Movie)
One Million (O.M) (voice)
 1969-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Bodkin (segment "Love and the See-Through Mind") / Mr. Adams (segment "Love and Mother")
- Love and Mother/Love and the Dummies/Love and the Athlete/Love and the Shower (1969) ... Mr. Adams (segment "Love and Mother") (uncredited)
 1972 Honeymoon Suite (TV Series)
 1971 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Jerry Mermaid
- Log 106: Post Time (1971) ... Jerry Mermaid
 1970 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Ziggy Shnurr
 1968 The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit
Charlie Blake
 1968 That's Life (TV Series)
- Life in Suburbia (1968)
 1967 Black, Kloke & Dagga (TV Short)
Dagger (voice)
 1966 Daktari (TV Series)
Sammy Spotts
- The Chimp Who Cried Wolf (1966) ... Sammy Spotts
 1966 Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title
Charlie Yuckapuck
 1964 The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (TV Series) (voice)
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Uncle Mike (voice, uncredited)
 1962 Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Brady / James (voice)
 1962 Gay Purr-ee
Narrator (voice)
 1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
- Gladys Rents the House (1961) ... Fred
 1960 Murder, Inc.
Walter Sage
 1959 The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
J.C. Smith
- Dance Into Death (1959) ... J.C. Smith
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Lucien Bellingham
- The Moor's Revenge (1958) ... Lucien Bellingham
 1958 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Harry Harris
- Bilko's Giveaway (1958) ... Harry Harris
 1958 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Ruthie (1958)
 1958 Machine-Gun Kelly
Michael Fandango
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Braxton
- I Shot a Prowler (1958) ... Mr. Braxton
 1958 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Cicero Grimes
- Joe Phy (1958) ... Cicero Grimes
 1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
- Choctaw Honor (1958) ... Pinky
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- A Cloud for Jeni (1957)
 1957 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
Jack Connors
- The Three Pretenders (1957) ... Jack Connors
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
Phineas C. Gooch
- Hypothesis of Failure (1957) ... Phineas C. Gooch
- Wit's End (1957)
 1957 December Bride (TV Series)
- Mountain Climbing (1957) ... Herbert
 1957 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Mr. Agnew
- Checkmate (1957) ... Mr. Agnew
 1952 Columbia Animal Cavalcade 1: Chimp-Antics (Short)
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Other Works:

Single: "I'm Sick And Tired Of You Little Darling" / "Never Underestimate The Power Of A Woman" (Apollo Records) See more »

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Personal Quote:

A cannibal is a person who walks into a restaurant and orders a waiter. See more »


Specialized in "Jokes On Any Subject". He'd ask for subjects from the audience and would instantly deliver a joke. See more »


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