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Stubby Kaye (1918–1997)

Sunny, loveable tenor Stubby Kaye with his butterball frame kept his real name a secret for his entire career. He was born Bernard Katzin in New York and started off in the world of entertainment in 1939 after winning a radio contest. Touring as a comedian in vaudeville for over a decade, he also appeared regularly with the USO during the war ... See full bio »

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Known For

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
(1988)
Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls Nicely-Nicely Johnson
(1955)
Cat Ballou
Cat Ballou Shouter / Sam the Shade
(1965)
Li'l Abner
Li'l Abner Marryin' Sam
(1959)

Filmography

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 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Nat Danziger
- The Big Knife (1988) ... Nat Danziger
 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Marvin Acme
 1987 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Weismuller
- Delta and the Bannermen: Part Three (1987) ... Weismuller
- Delta and the Bannermen: Part Two (1987) ... Weismuller
- Delta and the Bannermen: Part One (1987) ... Weismuller
 1984 Ellis Island (TV Mini-Series)
Abe Shulman
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Abe Shulman
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Abe Shulman
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Abe Shulman
 1981 Harper Valley P.T.A. (TV Series)
Mr. Dickens
- Harper Valley Christmas (1981) ... Mr. Dickens
 1981 Goldie and the Boxer Go to Hollywood (TV Movie)
Babe
 1981 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Cowboy Bill
- Malibu Mansion (1981) ... Cowboy Bill
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Lorne / George
- Great Expectations (1978) ... Lorne
- The Great Escape (1978) ... George
 1975 Timber Tramps
 1975 Sixpack Annie
Mr. Bates
 1973 The Addams Family Fun House (TV Movie)
Uncle Fester Addams
 1971 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Bernie Goodman
- Anniversary (1971) ... Bernie Goodman
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Harry (segment "Love and the Dream Burglar")
 1970 The Dirtiest Girl I Ever Met
Rod Strangeways
 1970 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Panhandler
- Dinner for One (1970) ... Panhandler
 1970 Mogul (TV Series)
Randolph Capers
- Who Did You Say Inherits the Earth? (1970) ... Randolph Capers
 1970 It's Tommy Cooper (TV Series)
Guest
- Episode #1.9 (1970) ... Guest
- Episode #1.3 (1970) ... Guest
- Episode #1.1 (1970) ... Guest
 1969 The Monitors
Man in Monitors Commercial
 1969 Sweet Charity
Herman
 1968 The Monkees (TV Series)
Wolfgang
- Monkees Race Again (1968) ... Wolfgang
 1967 After Many a Summer (TV Movie)
Jo Stoyte
 1967 The Way West
Sam Fairman
 1960-1966 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Abou-Smart / Mayor 'Honest' Claude Stickyfinger / Muggsy / ...
- A Thousand and One Arabian Nuts (1966) ... Abou-Smart
- Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat (1964) ... Mayor 'Honest' Claude Stickyfinger
- My Friend the Enemy (1963) ... Muggsy
- Clem Kadiddlehopper in Dog Patch (1960) ... Marryin' Sam
 1965 My Brother the Angel (TV Series)
Happy Herbie
- Happiness Is a Guy Named Happy (1965) ... Happy Herbie
 1965 Cat Ballou
Shouter / Sam the Shade
 1964 Sex and the Single Girl
Helen's Cabbie
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Joey Carson
- Who Killed Cynthia Royal? (1963) ... Joey Carson
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
George Cassidy
- Good-Bye, George (1963) ... George Cassidy
 1963 Ensign O'Toole (TV Series)
Tubby Mason
- Operation: Tubby (1963) ... Tubby Mason
 1963 The Cool Mikado
Judge Herbert Mikado / Charlie Hotfleisch
 1962 40 Pounds of Trouble
Cranston
 1960-1961 My Sister Eileen (TV Series)
Marty Scott
- Ruth's Holiday (1961) ... Marty Scott
- Marty's Best Friend (1961) ... Marty Scott
- The Protectors (1961) ... Marty Scott
- Ruth, the Reformer (1961) ... Marty Scott
- Aunt Harriet's Way (1961) ... Marty Scott
 1960 Full Speed for Anywhere (TV Movie)
Yeoman Stubby Fox
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Joe
 1960 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Uncle George
- Millionaire Tony Rogers (1960) ... Uncle George
 1959-1960 Love and Marriage (TV Series)
Stubby Wilson
- Stubby's Big Chance (1960) ... Stubby Wilson
- Jennie's Song (1960) ... Stubby Wilson
- The Baby Sitter (1960) ... Stubby Wilson
- Steve's Song (1960) ... Stubby Wilson
- Hans Gets Discovered (1959) ... Stubby Wilson
 1959 Li'l Abner
Marryin' Sam
 1958 Hansel and Gretel (TV Movie)
Town Crier
 1957 Pinocchio (TV Movie)
Town Crier
 1956 You Can't Run Away from It
Fred Toten
 1956 The Revolt of Mamie Stover
Howard Sloan (scenes deleted)
 1955 Guys and Dolls
Nicely-Nicely Johnson
 1953 Taxi
Morris (uncredited)
 1938 Hi-Ho Hollywood (Short) (as Tiny Kaye)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Solomon") in "Everybody Loves Opal" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by John Patrick. Scenic / Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Noel Taylor. Associated with Designer to Mr. Mielziner: Richard Casler. Assistant Scenic Design: Aristides Gazetas. Assistant to Mr. Taylor: George Sullivan. Directed by ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Tiny Kaye
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Trivia:

Portrayed Nicely-Nicely Johnson in the original Broadway cast of Guys and Dolls and reprised his role in the movie Guys and Dolls (1955). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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