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Ed Herlihy (1909–1999)

Herlihy was a (non-buffoon) equivalent of Ed McMahon on "The Tonight Show" before Johnny Carson came along in 1962, bringing McMahon with him. Before there was Carson, Herlihy was the announcer during 'Jack Paar's tenure as Tonight Show host, having replaced Hugh Downs when the latter went over to host NBC's "Today" A handsome man, the ... See full bio »

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 1994 Don't Drink the Water (TV Movie)
 1992 Malcolm X
Joe Louis Announcer
 1986 A Fine Mess
TV Reporter
 1983 Zelig
Pathe News Announcer (voice)
 1982 The King of Comedy
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 1981 The Chosen
Newsreel Announcer
 1979 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Banshee Spokesperson
- Bill Russell/Chicago (1979) ... Banshee Spokesperson (uncredited)
 1975 First Ladies Diaries: Rachel Jackson (TV Movie)
 1973 Ten from Your Show of Shows
The Narrator
 1967-1971 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series)
- A Salute to the Oscars (1971) ... Announcer
- Surburbia U.S.A. (1971) ... Announcer
- A Festival of Music (1971) ... Announcer
- Eddy Arnold and the Young Americans (1971) ... Announcer
- Locker Room Follies (1971) ... Announcer
 1957-1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Opening Announcer
- The Bad Apple (1960) ... Opening Announcer (voice, uncredited)
- The Tiger's Cage (1960) ... Opening Announcer (voice, uncredited)
- Fire in the Sky (1960) ... Opening Announcer (voice, uncredited)
- Closed Season (1960) ... Opening Announcer (voice, uncredited)
- Two Days for Willy (1960) ... Opening Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1960 Mel-O-Toons (TV Series)
- Aladdin (1960) ... Narrator (voice)
 1947-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Presumption of Innocence (1958) ... Announcer
- Riddle of a Lady (1958) ... Announcer
- A Cup of Kindness (1958) ... Announcer
- Trick or Treat (1958) ... Announcer
- Back Track (1958) ... Announcer
 1957 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Series)
Announcer (1962)
 1954 Best Foot Forward (TV Movie)
Oldsmobile Announcer (uncredited)
 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Pitchman for Colgate Toothpaste / Commercial Announcer
- Episode #4.30 (1954) ... Pitchman for Colgate Toothpaste
- Episode #4.28 (1954) ... Commercial Announcer
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