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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 »

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)
The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Host
(1989-1995)

Filmography

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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)
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Mirror, Mirror (1986) ... Dick Cavett
 1984 Hotel (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Outsiders (1984) ... Dick Cavett
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie)
Fred Allen
 1979 All My Children (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Episode dated 9 October 1979 (1979) ... Dick Cavett
 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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Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (158 credits)
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Other Works:

Co-author of two books with Christopher Porterfield: "Cavett" (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974) and "Eye on Cavett" (Arbor House, 1983) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

[about 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:

Was an actor in army training films. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive raspy, gravelly voice

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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