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Les Lye (1924–2009)

Les Lye was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 18, 1924. Following a stint in the armed forces after high school, he attended the University of Toronto, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, and then enrolled in Lorne Greene's Academy of Radio Arts. In 1948, he moved to Ottawa to join Frank Ryan's CFRA team. As a radio announcer, Les... See full bio »


(age 84) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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 1979-1990 You Can't Do That on Television (TV Series)
Ross Ewich / Lance Prevort / Mr. Schidtler / ...
- Inventions (1990)
- Blame (1990)
- Choice (1989)
- Contests (1987) ... Various Characters
- Luck (1987) ... Barth / Blip / Senator Lance Prevert / ...
 1989 The Worst of 'You Can't Do That on Television' (Video short)
Ross Ewich
 1987 The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin (TV Series)
Quellor / Additional Voices
- Something in the Soup (1987) ... Quellor (voice)
- The Mushroom Forest (1987) ... Quellor (voice)
- Tweeg Joins M.A.V.O. (1987) ... Quellor (voice)
- The New M.A.V.O. Member (1987) ... Quellor (voice)
- Tweeg's Mom (1987) ... Quellor / Additional Voices (voice)
 1985 Rumpelstiltskin (TV Movie)
Miller (voice)
 1985 Turkey Television (TV Series)
 1985 The Raccoons (TV Series)
Sam Sneer
- Going It Alone! (1985) ... Sam Sneer (voice)
 1984 The Care Bears Battle the Freeze Machine (TV Movie)
Professor Coldheart (voice)
 1983 UFO Kidnapped
Sam Smythe
 1983 The Legend of Hiawatha (TV Movie) (voice)
 1983 The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings (TV Movie)
Professor Coldheart / Tree (voice)
 1979 Whatever Turns You On (TV Series)
Male Adult
- Lottery (1979) ... Male Adult
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 1983 You Can't Do That on Television (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Future World (1983) ... (writer)
- Pets (1983) ... (writer)
- Classical Music ... (writer)
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 2004 SlimeCon 2004 (TV Movie)
 2004 You Can't Do That on Film (Documentary)
 2002 SlimeCon (TV Special)

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Trademark Phrase: "Where do they find them....and why do they keep sending them to me?"

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