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Foster Brooks (1912–2001)

Brooks was born in Louisville, Kentucky, one of eight sons, whose father was a county sheriff. Brooks dropped out of school after the 6th grade and did a variety of jobs before beginning a career in radio at the age of 21. He was a newscaster and disc jockey in Louisville, and Buffalo before switching to television newscasting. Brooks moved to L.A... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1996 Cosby (TV Series)
 1991 The Giant of Thunder Mountain
Doc (Townsman)
 1990 What a Dummy (TV Series)
Jackie Clark
- What a Dummy (1990) ... Jackie Clark
 1990 The Munsters Today (TV Series)
Igor
- Reunion (1990) ... Igor
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Simon Thane
- Simon Says, Color Me Dead (1987) ... Simon Thane
 1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Manny, The Great Mandrell
- Elegy for a Tramp (1987) ... Manny, The Great Mandrell
 1986 Small Wonder (TV Series)
Roland Cardwell
- Home Sweet Homeless (1986) ... Roland Cardwell
 1986 GoBots: War of the Rock Lords
Stoneheart / Fossil Lord (voice)
 1985 Challenge of the GoBots (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Return to Gobotron: Part 5 (1985) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1985 The Jetsons (TV Series)
- Elroy in Wonderland (1985) ... (voice)
 1985 CBS Storybreak (TV Series)
- Robbut: A Tale of Tails (1985) ... (voice)
 1984 Cannonball Run II
Fisherman #1
 1984 Oddballs
Hardy Bassett
 1983 Cracking Up
The Pilot
 1983 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
The Carriage Driver
- Murder on Ice (1983) ... The Carriage Driver
 1979 The Villain
Bank Clerk
 1979 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Terry Morgan
- A Coffin with a View (1979) ... Terry Morgan
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
Edgar
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Edgar
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Frank 'Spider' Randall
- The Over the Hill Caper/Poof! You're a Movie Star (1978) ... Frank 'Spider' Randall
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Darryl Everson
- Ambition (1977) ... Darryl Everson
 1977 Switch (TV Series)
Dale Abee
- Legend of the Macunas: Part 2 (1977) ... Dale Abee
- Legend of the Macunas: Part 1 (1977) ... Dale Abee
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Drunk Gambler
- The Las Vegas Strangler (1976) ... Drunk Gambler
 1976 Super Seal
Harold
 1974 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series)
Press Secretary
- Celebrity Roast: George Washington (1974) ... Press Secretary
 1973 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
David Benton Miller
- Tipsy Through the Tulips (1973) ... David Benton Miller
 1972 The Manhunter (TV Movie)
Gas Station Owner
 1968-1972 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Mr. Allen / George Selfridge / Harry Sachs / ...
- Mary Hong Loves Tommy Chen (1972) ... Mr. Allen
- Log 46: Pilgrimage (1970) ... George Selfridge
- Log 63: Baby (1969) ... Harry Sachs
- Log 61: The Runaway (1968) ... Citizen
- Log 132: Producer (1968) ... Man
 1972 Arnie (TV Series)
- What's Up, Doc? (1972)
 1971 The Partners (TV Series)
Willy Cooper
- The Prisoner of Fender (1971) ... Willy Cooper
 1971 The Late Liz
Howard Borman
 1968-1971 Green Acres (TV Series)
Farmer #1 / Charlie Williams / Drunk / ...
- The Hole in the Porch (1971) ... Farmer #1
- The Milk Maker (1969) ... Charlie Williams
- Economy Flight to Washington (1969) ... Drunk
- The Rutabaga Story (1968) ... Major
 1968-1971 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Man / Fiddlin Sam Dingle
- The Grun Incident (1971) ... Man
- The Clampetts Fiddle Around (1968) ... Fiddlin Sam Dingle
 1962-1970 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Sporting Gentleman #1 / Ed
- The Gun (1970) ... Sporting Gentleman #1
- Quint Asper Comes Home (1962) ... Ed
 1970 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Stranger
- Bringing Up Josh (1970) ... Stranger
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Drunk
- The Reluctant Deputy (1970) ... Drunk
 1969-1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Judge Rogers / Judge
- The Law and Billy Burgess (1970) ... Judge Rogers
 1969 The Survivors (TV Series)
Stafford
- Chapter Seven (1969) ... Stafford
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Will Jackson
- Child of Sorrow, Child of Light (1969) ... Will Jackson
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Drunk / Judge
- A Case of Red Turnips (1968) ... Drunk
- The Packager (1968) ... Judge
 1967 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Passenger
- Young Man with a Cornette (1967) ... Passenger
 1967 The Monkees (TV Series)
Conventioneer
- Monkees Manhattan Style (1967) ... Conventioneer
 1967 Mr. Terrific (TV Series)
1st Man
- Mr. Big Curtsies Out (1967) ... 1st Man
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Harry Tyson
- One Too Many Voices (1966) ... Harry Tyson
 1966 Bewitched (TV Series)
Robert Andrews
- Disappearing Samantha (1966) ... Robert Andrews
 1966 Tammy (TV Series)
Elmer
- Uncle Lucius Returns (1966) ... Elmer
 1966 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Englishman
- Get Me to Mecca on Time (1966) ... Englishman
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series)
The Admiral
- Happy 100th Anniversary (1965) ... The Admiral
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Audio Recording: The Lovable Lush-recorded live in Las Vegas/MCA Records Inc.; MCAC514, c1973. See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"I never drew a sober breath from Friday night to Monday. Eight years ago, I quit. Fellow made me a $10 bet I couldn't quit, and I haven't had a drink since. At the time I needed the $10." -Interview with the Los Angeles Times in 1972.

Trivia:

Perry Como saw Brooks perform his drunk act at a celebrity golf tournament and asked him to be his opening act at the opening of the new Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas. When hotel management balked at having the unknown Brooks open for Como, the singer told them if Brooks didn't appear neither would he. The Hilton engagement opened the doors for Brooks, who made his national debut on The Tonight Show ... See more »

Trademark:

Frequently played drunk who tried to hide his drinking

Nickname:

"The Loveable Lush" See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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