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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 (I)' qv, the undisputed heavyweight champion of late-night TV, Cavett generally was considered the most successful of the pretenders to Carson's throne... 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)
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- Con-Heir (2012) ... Dick Cavett
 2012 Driving Me Crazy
Mr. Johnson
 2011 Bored to Death (TV Series)
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- The Black Clock of Time (2011) ... Dick Cavett
 2005 Duane Hopwood
Fred
 2000 Behind the Seams
Detective
 1997 Elvis Meets Nixon (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1996 Good Money
Doug
 1995 The Simpsons (TV Series)
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- 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)
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- They Called Me Mayday (1983) ... Dick Cavett
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie)
Fred Allen
 1978 Power Play
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 1977 Annie Hall
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 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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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 »

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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At one point, I thought: I'm not so sure I want to become the poster boy for depression. But I still get mail about it, even today: 'You saved my dad's life.' 'You helped me acknowledge my own depression.' 'If Cavett can have this, then I guess it's all right for me to.'...Depression is epidemic because it's still so undiagnosed. And even my analyst made the mistake of saying to me - after I'd ... See more »

Trivia:

Grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive raspy, gravelly voice

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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