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Buddy Lester (1917–2002)


Buddy Lester, stand-up comedian and character actor on television and in motion pictures was born in Chicago and became a fixture on the international nightclub circuit for seven decades. In Las Vegas, he opened for Frank Sinatra several times and appeared in the Rat Pack films Ocean's Eleven (1960) and Sergeants 3 (1962) . Lester also appeared ... See full bio »

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 1984 More Than Murder (TV Movie)
Cabbie
 1983 Cracking Up
Passenger
 1982 Fake-Out
The Blackjack Player
 1980 Hardly Working
Claude Reed
 1978 Crash (TV Movie)
 1978 CPO Sharkey (TV Series)
Duke
- Seven-Eleven Sharkey (1978) ... Duke
 1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series)
Sid / Poker Player
- Murder at F-Stop II (1977) ... Sid
- Never Con a Killer (1977) ... Poker Player
 1977 Never Con a Killer (TV Movie)
Poker Player #4
 1974-1977 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Harry the Bookie / Sidney the Bookie / Harry
- Abduction (1977) ... Sidney the Bookie
- Graft (1975) ... Harry the Bookie
- Ramon (1975) ... Harry the Bookie
 1975-1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Lucky Lester / Coley
- Iron Mike (1976) ... Lucky Lester
- Pilot (1975) ... Coley
 1976 Freedom Is (TV Movie) (voice)
 1975 The Man from Clover Grove
Ched Fields
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Gus
- Silence (1975) ... Gus
 1975 Switch (TV Series)
Arnie Gold
- Stung from Beyond (1975) ... Arnie Gold
 1975 Big Eddie (TV Series)
Herbie Mottram
- One Nation Invisible (1975) ... Herbie Mottram
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Lenny Karp
- Night of the Piraeus (1975) ... Lenny Karp
 1972-1974 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Neil / Victor Lamson
- Backup 1-L20 (1972) ... Victor Lamson
 1973 McCloud (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
- Butch Cassidy Rides Again (1973) ... Hotel Clerk
 1973 Poor Devil (TV Movie)
Al Capone
 1973 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Johnny
 1971-1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Bondelli / Artie Steur
- Kristie (1972) ... Bondelli
- Home Is the Streets (1971) ... Artie Steur
 1972 Emergency! (TV Series)
Reggie
- Crash (1972) ... Reggie
 1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Peter Fareson
- Operation: XW-1 (1972) ... Peter Fareson
 1971 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Kennel Owner
- And Leave the Greyhound to Us? (1971) ... Kennel Owner
 1971 Ellery Queen: Don't Look Behind You (TV Movie)
Policeman
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Drunk
- Dreadful Sorry Clementine (1971) ... Drunk
 1968-1971 That Girl (TV Series)
Man / Waiter / Bartender / ...
- A Limited Engagement (1971) ... Man
- 7 1/4: Part 1 (1968) ... Waiter
- The Drunkard (1968) ... Bartender
 1970 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Timothy T. Temkin
- Whiplash, Whiplash (1970) ... Timothy T. Temkin
 1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Lenny Freland
- To Sing a Song of Murder (1970) ... Lenny Freland
 1969-1970 My World and Welcome to It (TV Series)
O'Malley
- Rules for a Happy Marriage (1970) ... O'Malley
- The Mating Dance (1969) ... O'Malley
- The War Between Men and Women (1969) ... O'Malley
- Rally Round the Flag (1969) ... O'Malley
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Herb (segment "Love and the Big Night")
 1970 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Eddie
- The Prizefighter and the Lady (1970) ... Eddie
 1967-1969 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Frank Bevonna / Charles Anderson / Nick Gerber / ...
- Bunco: $9,000 (1969) ... Frank Bevonna
- Narcotics: DR-21 (1969) ... Charles Anderson (as A.B. Lester)
- The Big Gambler (1968) ... Nick Gerber
- The Hit-and-Run Driver (1967) ... Bob Dugan
 1969 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Charles Pierce / Phil Atkerson, Pen Salesman
- Saving Morelli's (1969) ... Charles Pierce (as A.B. Buddy Lester)
- An Efficient Service Station (1969) ... Phil Atkerson, Pen Salesman
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Car Rental Clerk
- Swingers Only (1969) ... Car Rental Clerk (as A.B. Lester)
 1968 The Party
Davey Kane
 1967 The Big Mouth
Studs
 1967 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Pete Evans
- Gomer and the Card Shark (1967) ... Pete Evans
 1966 Three on a Couch
The Drunk
 1964 The Patsy
Copa Café MC
 1963 The Nutty Professor
Bartender
 1963 I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (TV Series)
Barnes
- How Not to Succeed in Business (1963) ... Barnes
 1962 Sergeants 3
Willie Sharpknife
 1961 The Ladies Man
Willard C. Gainsborough
 1961 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Skip Harris
- Danny and the Hoodlums (1961) ... Skip Harris
 1959 Lassie (TV Series)
Vagrant
- Peace Patrol (1959) ... Vagrant
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Tuley Miller
- The Baited Hook (1959) ... Tuley Miller
 1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Waldo Sims
- This One'll Kill Ya (1959) ... Waldo Sims
 1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1958 Dragnet (TV Series)
Paul Portell
- The Big Hype (1958)
- The Big Organizer (1958) ... Paul Portell
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