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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 »

Sophisticated Sundance Synonyms by Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith shares some useful words and phrases to help moviegoers sound smart when discussing the latest independent film selections from Sundance Film Festival 2017.

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

Known For

The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Host
(1968-1974)
The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Host
(1975-1991)
Frequency
Frequency Himself
(2000)
Inside Deep Throat
(2005)

Filmography

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  Before I Do (announced)
Jonathan Chance
 2016 Childrens Hospital (TV Series)
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- 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)
 1984 Hotel (TV Series)
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- Outsiders (1984) ... Dick Cavett
 1983 Cheers (TV Series)
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 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie)
Fred Allen
 1974 Feelin' Good (TV Series)
Host
 1973 Nightside (TV Movie)
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 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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Other Works:

TV commercials for Apple Computer's Apple II computer (1981) 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:

I never missed a Jack Paar show until I made my ludicrously ballsy move and got myself hired by him. I was a copy boy for "Time" magazine, and someone left "The Herald Tribune" open on the copy boy desk, and I read Marie Torre's column about Jack Paar. It said he worried more about his monologue than anything else. So I went home and typed one up, then took it to the bowels of the RCA Building ... See more »

Trivia:

Appeared in the 1964 US Army "Big Picture" film, "Thayer of West Point" as a cadet enumerating the new rules that Superintendent Thayer was implementing, such as no valets or other servants to be employed by cadets. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive raspy, gravelly voice

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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