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George Furth (1932–2008)


George Furth was born on December 14, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as George Schweinfurth. He was an actor and writer, known for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Blazing Saddles (1974) and The Man with Two Brains (1983). He died on August 11, 2008 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1998 You Wish (TV Series)
Minister
- Bride and Prejudice (1998) ... Minister
 1998 Goodbye Lover
Mr. Merritt
 1996 The Nanny (TV Series)
Minister
- Freida Needa Man (1996) ... Minister
 1987-1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Jerry Bozell / Fred Owens / Farley Pressman
- The Dead File (1992) ... Jerry Bozell
- Dead Letter (1989) ... Fred Owens
- No Laughing Murder (1987) ... Farley Pressman
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Archie Briggs
- Wine Knot (1992) ... Archie Briggs
 1992 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Buzz Ramsey
- Night of Living News (1992) ... Buzz Ramsey
 1990 Wings (TV Series)
Frank
- A Terminal Christmas (1990) ... Frank
 1990 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (TV Series)
Judge Binghampton
- The Man from ELF (1990) ... Judge Binghampton
 1990 The Munsters Today (TV Series)
Dr. Carver
- Just Another Pretty Face (1990) ... Dr. Carver
 1990 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Everett Spence
- The Banquet Room Renovation (1990) ... Everett Spence
 1988 Our House (TV Series)
Roy Bashnagel
- The Fifth Beatle (1988) ... Roy Bashnagel
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Rip
- Mickey and Nora (1987) ... Rip
 1983 Doctor Detroit
Arthur Skridlow
 1982 Megaforce
Prof. Eggstrum
 1981 The Cannonball Run
A. F. Foyt
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Bassett
- Up, Up and Away (1979) ... Bassett
 1978 Hooper
Bidwell
 1977 Oh, God!
Briggs
 1977 Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging (TV Movie)
Conroy
 1977 American Raspberry
President
 1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Reverend Standfast / Stan Stanley
- Episode #2.65 (1976) ... Reverend Standfast (credit only)
- Episode #2.62 (1976) ... Reverend Standfast (uncredited)
- Episode #1.105 (1976) ... Stan Stanley (credit only)
- Episode #1.102 (1976) ... Stan Stanley (uncredited)
- Episode #1.19 (1976) ... Reverend Standfast (credit only)
 1976 Norman... Is That You?
Mr. Sukara - Bookstore Clerk
 1976 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Hannibal Godfrey
- The Talking Machine (1976) ... Hannibal Godfrey
 1971-1975 All in the Family (TV Series)
Gordon Crenshaw / Whitney Fitzroy IV
- Mike Faces Life (1975) ... Gordon Crenshaw
- Archie's Aching Back (1971) ... Whitney Fitzroy IV
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Albert Klinger
- The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express (1975) ... Albert Klinger
 1975 Happy Days (TV Series)
Mr. Pinney
- Goin' to Chicago (1975) ... Mr. Pinney
 1975 Archer (TV Series)
- Blood Money (1975)
 1975 Shampoo
Mr. Pettis
 1975 Let's Switch! (TV Movie)
Sidney King
 1975 For the Use of the Hall (TV Movie)
Martin
 1974 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Tom Lassiter
- House Guests (1974) ... Tom Lassiter
 1970-1974 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Belkin / Harvey
- The Flying Felix (1974) ... Belkin
- I Do, I Don't (1970) ... Harvey
 1973 What Are Best Friends For? (TV Movie)
Barry Chambers
 1973 Sleeper
Guest at Luna's Party (uncredited)
 1973 The Third Girl from the Left (TV Movie)
Zimmy
 1970-1971 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Well-Groomed Bride") / Phil (segment "Love and the Intruder")
- Love and the Intruder/Love and the Lost Dog (1970) ... Phil (segment "Love and the Intruder")
 1969-1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Horace Keylot
- Rock-A-Bye Hoss (1971)
- Another Windmill to Go (1969) ... Horace Keylot
 1971 Green Acres (TV Series)
Mark Allan
- The Ex-Secretary (1971) ... Mark Allan
 1971 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Tyler Finch
- Log 56: Vice Versa (1971) ... Tyler Finch
 1971 That Girl (TV Series)
Maury
- Stag Party (1971) ... Maury
 1971 Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? (TV Movie)
Fletcher
 1970 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Gillings (segment "The Little Black Bag")
- Room with a View/The Little Black Bag/The Nature of the Enemy (1970) ... Gillings (segment "The Little Black Bag")
 1970 The Governor & J.J. (TV Series)
Buddy Harbach
- Check the Check (1970) ... Buddy Harbach
 1970 Myra Breckinridge
Charlie Flager Jr.
 1969 The Debbie Reynolds Show (TV Series)
Matthew Keller
- It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Debbie (1969) ... Matthew Keller
 1969 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Farnum
- Blackmail Order Bride (1969) ... Farnum
 1969 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
John Winterite
- The View from the Ivy Tower (1969) ... John Winterite
 1968 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Hal Dawson
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... Hal Dawson
 1968 The Boston Strangler
Lyonel Brumley
 1968 P.J.
Sonny Silene
 1968 Nobody's Perfect
Hamner
 1967 Ironside (TV Series)
Ray Harrison
- The Man Who Believed (1967) ... Ray Harrison
 1966-1967 The Monkees (TV Series)
Henry / Ronnie Farnsworth
- A Coffin Too Frequent (1967) ... Henry
- One Man Shy (1966) ... Ronnie Farnsworth
 1967 Felony Squad (TV Series)
George Dunn
- The 30-Gram Kill (1967) ... George Dunn
 1967 Games
Terry, Party Guest
 1967 The Cool Ones
Howie
 1967 Laredo (TV Series)
Carl Strade
- Walk Softly (1967) ... Carl Strade
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Miklos
- The Carpathian Killer Affair (1967) ... Miklos
 1966 F Troop (TV Series)
Captain Jonathan W. Blair
- Survival of the Fittest (1966) ... Captain Jonathan W. Blair
 1966 Fame Is the Name of the Game (TV Movie)
Morgue Attendant
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Gallus
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Arthur Neely / Osborne Parquette III
- The Grotenberg Mask (1966) ... Arthur Neely
- In Search of April (1966) ... Osborne Parquette III
 1966 The Road West (TV Series)
Virgil Slaughter
- This Dry and Thirsty Land (1966) ... Virgil Slaughter
 1966 Honey West (TV Series)
Sandy Corbin
- Pop Goes the Easel (1966) ... Sandy Corbin
 1965 A Rage to Live
Paul Rutherford
 1965 A Very Special Favor
Pete
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Stanley
- Robert A. Taft (1965) ... Stanley
 1964 The New Interns
Dr. Phil Osterman
 1964 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Roger Whitfield, III
- The Dart Gun Wedding (1964) ... Roger Whitfield, III
 1964 The Best Man
Tom
 1963-1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Jack Terola / Charlie
- Beast in View (1964) ... Jack Terola
- Nothing Ever Happens in Linvale (1963) ... Charlie
 1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Bradford III
- Claire Chevel Died in Boston (1964) ... Bradford III
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Melvin
- Call It a Lifetime (1963) ... Melvin
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Henry Blett
- The Way from Darkness (1962) ... Henry Blett
 1962 Going My Way (TV Series)
Lester
- A Matter of Principle (1962) ... Lester
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Stage Play: Getting Away With Murder. Comedy/thriller. Written by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. Directed by Jack O'Brien. Broadhurst Theatre: 17 Mar 1996- 31 Mar 1996 (17 performances + 29 previews that began on 20 Feb 1996). Cast: Christine Ebersole (as "Dossie Lustig"), Terrence Mann (as "Gregory Reed"), John Rubinstein (as "Martin ... See more »

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Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

I just don't do interviews. That's why I have so many friends.

Trivia:

In the late 60s he began jotting down ideas for a series of one-act plays, with the idea of getting actress Kim Stanley to play the lead in each playlet. When no producer would bite, he turned to Stephen Sondheim, who, in turn, showed the work to director Harold Prince. The result was 1970's landmark Broadway musical "Company". George later used some of the one-acts not used in "Company" to form ... See more »

Trademark:

Usually played nervous, stuttering, sneaky characters

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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