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Chick Hearn (1916–2002)

One of the most recognizable voices in Los Angeles, Francis Dayle Hearn, better known as "Chick" was the play-by-play voice of the Los Angeles Lakers for from 1960 to 2002. Known for his witty comments during the game and lightning-quick reactions to the play on the court, Hearn was as well-known a personality as some of the past Laker greats ... See full bio »

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White Men Can't Jump
White Men Can't Jump N.B.A. Announcer
Wrongfully Accused
Wrongfully Accused Basketball Announcer
The Love Bug
The Love Bug Announcer


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 2001 Longshot
 1999 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Chick Hearn
- People Are Assets Too (1999) ... Chick Hearn (voice)
 1998 Wrongfully Accused
Basketball Announcer
 1998 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
Basketball Announcer
- The Second Coming of Leonard (1998) ... Basketball Announcer (voice)
 1996 Life with Louie (TV Series)
- The Masked Chess Boy (1996) ... Announcer (voice)
 1994 Time Trax (TV Series)
- Dream Team (1994) ... Announcer
 1993 Airborne
Basketball Announcer
 1992 White Men Can't Jump
N.B.A. Announcer
 1988 Big Business
Sports Announcer
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
- The Annihilator (1987) ... Announcer
 1987 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
- Ernie's Last Quarter (1987) ... Sportscaster
 1987 Sport Goofy in Soccermania (Short)
The Announcer (voice)
 1986 Body Slam
Booth Announcer #1
 1985 Volunteers
 1985 Fletch
Chick Hearn
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
- Win One for the Gipper??? (1983) ... Announcer (voice)
 1982 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
- Fowl Play (1982) ... Cal
 1982 Matt Houston (TV Series)
- Killing Isn't Everything (1982) ... Sportscaster
 1981 The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (TV Movie)
Sportscaster #2
 1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Clarence Harvey
- Violence (1981) ... Clarence Harvey
 1978-1979 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Announcer / TV Announcer
- The Great White Dope (1979) ... Announcer
- The Offer (1978) ... TV Announcer (voice)
 1978 Heaven Can Wait
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
- Ambition (1977)
 1974 The Gambler
Radio Announcer
 1974 Busting
Laker Sportscaster on Radio (voice, uncredited)
 1974 Hawkins (TV Series)
Basketball Announcer
- Murder in the Slave Trade (1974) ... Basketball Announcer
 1973 The New Perry Mason (TV Series)
TV Announcer
- The Case of the Cagey Cager (1973) ... TV Announcer
 1973 Here We Go Again (TV Series)
- The Basketball Tickets (1973) ... Announcer
 1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Chuck Henry
- The Great Debate (1971) ... Chuck Henry
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
- In This Corner - Sol Alpert (1969) ... (voice)
 1968 The Love Bug
 1967 Gilligan's Island (TV Series)
Radio Announcer / Commentator
- It's a Bird, It's a Plane (1967) ... Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
- Splashdown (1967) ... Commentator
 1965-1966 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Announcer / Radio Voice
- TV or Not TV (1966) ... Announcer (voice)
- The Girl in the Flying Machine (1965) ... Radio Voice (voice)
 1965 The Loved One
Announcer at Condor's funeral launch
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
TV Newscaster
- The End Game (1964) ... TV Newscaster
 1963 McKeever & the Colonel (TV Series)
- The Old Grad (1963) ... Announcer
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
- The Long Walk Home (1962) ... Announcer
 1962 My Three Sons (TV Series)
- Air Derby (1962) ... Announcer
 1961 Cry for Happy
Commander (uncredited)
 1957 Burden of Truth
Fight broadcaster
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Francis 'Chick' Hearn


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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Personal Quote:

When basketball game is in bag: This game is in the refrigerator, the door's closed, the light's out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard and the Jello's jiggling.


Inducted into the National Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. See more »


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