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Dick Cavett


Yale-educated Dick Cavett established his reputation as the most erudite of American talk show hosts in the late 1960s and early '70s. Although there were many contenders who took on Johnny Carson, the undisputed heavyweight champion of late-night TV, Cavett generally was considered the most successful of the pretenders to Carson's throne. There ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

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  Before I Do (announced)
Jonathan Chance
 2016 Childrens Hospital (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Show Me a Hero (2016) ... Dick Cavett
 2014 River of Fundament
Wake Guest
 2012 Are We There Yet? (TV Series)
Harold Bradlee
- The Spelling Bee Episode (2012) ... Harold Bradlee
 2012 Driving Me Crazy
Mr. Johnson
 2005 Duane Hopwood
Fred
 2000 Behind the Seams
Detective
 1997 Elvis Meets Nixon (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1996 Good Money
Doug
 1991 Year of the Gun
Ben Gershon
 1990 True Blue (TV Series)
- Blue Monday (1990)
 1987 Invisible Thread (TV Movie)
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie)
Fred Allen
 1974 Feelin' Good (TV Series)
Host
 1973 Nightside (TV Movie)
Dick Cavett
 1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Sheriff
- 21 Days to Tenstrike (1972) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Oliver Twist (hypnotist / magician) (1988)
 1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- The Hiding Place (1960)
 1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Student in Front Row
- Bilko's Godson (1959) ... Student in Front Row (uncredited)
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Moe Everhardt (1983)
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He performed in the revue, "Parade of Stars," at the Palace Theatre on Broadway in New York CIty, New York for the Actors' Fund Benefit with Eddie Albert, Debbie Allen, Edward Asner, Lauren Bacall, Harry Belafonte, Milton Berle, George Burns, David Cassidy, Carol Channing, Pam Dawber, Sandy Duncan, Bonnie Franklin, Jack Gilford... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

[re interviewing George Harrison] I remember saying to him, Yoko Ono sat in that chair.' And he knew to jump out of it, horrified. And by the end of the show, he was as interesting as anyone I had met. If you can convince them that you're not going to hurt them, that security led people to say: 'I've never felt this good on a talk show. My God, I don't know how you got me to talk about my ... See more »

Trivia:

Inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 1991. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive raspy, gravelly voice

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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