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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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 2015 Before I Do (announced)
Jonathan Chance
 2014 River of Fundament
Wake Guest
 2012 Are We There Yet? (TV Series)
Harold Bradlee
- The Spelling Bee Episode (2012) ... Harold Bradlee
 2012 Gossip Girl (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Con-Heir (2012) ... Dick Cavett
 2012 Driving Me Crazy
Mr. Johnson
 2005 Duane Hopwood
 2000 Behind the Seams
 1997 Elvis Meets Nixon (TV Movie)
 1996 Good Money
 1995 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Homie the Clown (1995) ... Dick Cavett (voice)
 1991 Year of the Gun
Ben Gershon
 1990 True Blue (TV Series)
- Blue Monday (1990)
 1987 Invisible Thread (TV Movie)
 1983 Cheers (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie)
Fred Allen
 1974 Feelin' Good (TV Series)
 1973 Nightside (TV Movie)
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 1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
- 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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Show Show Self (142 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (33 credits)

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


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on making President Richard Nixon angry] Well, apparently the White House was furious about a show I did with John Kerry and John O'Neill, debating the Vietnam War. That started it. Then, your friend and mine John Lennon asked if I'd come down to court and assert that he should not be deported by the Nixon administration. That really did it...You can even go to YouTube after lunch and listen to ... See more »


He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Annie Hall (1977) and Forrest Gump (1994). See more »


Distinctive raspy, gravelly voice

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