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Kenneth Mars (1935–2011)


Kenneth Mars was born on April 4, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Little Mermaid (1989) and Young Frankenstein (1974). He was married to Barbara Newborn. He died on February 12, 2011 in Granada Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2007-2008 The Land Before Time (TV Series)
Grandpa Longneck
- Return to Hanging Rock (2008) ... Grandpa Longneck (voice)
- The Missing Fast-Water Adventure (2007) ... Grandpa Longneck
- The Forbidden Friendship (2007) ... Grandpa Longneck
- The Big Longneck Test (2007) ... Grandpa Longneck
- The Lonely Journey (2007) ... Grandpa Longneck (as Ken Mars)
 2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game)
King Triton (English version, voice)
 2007 Hannah Montana (TV Series)
Gunther
- Schooly Bully (2007) ... Gunther
 2006 The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers (Video)
Grandpa / Parasaurlophus (voice)
 2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game)
King Triton (English version, voice)
 2005 The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses (Video)
Grandpa Longneck (voice)
 2004 Oliver Beene (TV Series)
Carl the Super
- Fallout (2004) ... Carl the Super
 2003 Freelancer (Video Game) (voice)
 2002 Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2002 The Land Before Time IX: Journey to the Big Water (Video)
Grandpa (voice)
 2002 Teddy Bears' Picnic
Gene Molinari
 2002 Kingdom Hearts (Video Game)
King Triton (voice, as Ken Mars)
 2001 The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze (Video)
Grandpa / Lambeosaurus (voice)
 2001 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Uncle Sid
- Moveable Feast (2001) ... Uncle Sid
 2001 The Legend of Tarzan (TV Series)
Old Gorilla
- Tarzan and the Challenger (2001) ... Old Gorilla (voice)
 2001 Becker (TV Series)
Melvin / Melvin Golar
- Sue You (2001) ... Melvin
- Small Wonder (2001) ... Melvin
 2001 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
Horst
- Fanny Finch (2001) ... Horst
 2000 The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire (Video)
Grandpa (voice)
 2000 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Ronald Bishop
- End Game (2000) ... Ronald Bishop
 2000 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
Luc
- Fat Chance!/Dag in the Mirror (2000) ... Luc (voice)
 1999-2000 The Pretender (TV Series)
Benny
- Cold Dick (2000) ... Benny
- Unsinkable (1999) ... Benny
 2000 Runaway Virus (TV Movie)
Dr. Arnold Bowman
 1999 Giggles (Video)
Triton (voice)
 1999 L.A. Doctors (TV Series)
 1998 Godzilla: The Series (TV Series)
Alexander Preloran
- Leviathan (1998) ... Alexander Preloran (voice)
 1998 Maggie (TV Series)
Dad #2
- If You Could See What I Hear (1998) ... Dad #2
 1997-1998 Life with Louie (TV Series)
- Do It or Donut (1998) ... (voice)
- Close Encounters of the Louie Kind (1997) ... (voice)
- The Thank You Note (1997) ... (voice)
- The Good, the Bad & the Glenns (1997) ... (voice)
 1997 The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (Video)
Grandpa (voice)
 1997 Police Academy: The Series (TV Series)
Dr. Otis P. Quackenbush
- Les Is More (1997) ... Dr. Otis P. Quackenbush
 1997 Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (Video Game)
Overseer (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1997 You Wish (TV Series)
Santa Claus
- Gift of the Travi ... Santa Claus
 1997 The Naked Truth (TV Series)
Judge
- The Source (1997) ... Judge
 1996-1997 Weird Science (TV Series)
Kommandant / Judge
- Stalag 16 (1997) ... Kommandant
- Community Property (1996) ... Judge
 1997 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Mr. Tinsley
- Hello/Goodbye (1997) ... Mr. Tinsley
 1996 Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie (Video)
Professor Von Trapp (voice)
 1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Grant Gendell
- Bob and Carol and Lois and Clark (1996) ... Grant Gendell
 1996 Boston Common (TV Series)
Clown
- A Triage Grows in Boston (1996) ... Clown
 1996 Party of Five (TV Series)
Earl Garraty
- Personal Demons (1996) ... Earl Garraty
 1996 Jungle Cubs (TV Series)
Water Buffalo
- Buffaloed/Hathi Meets His Match (1996) ... Water Buffalo (voice)
 1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (TV Series)
Faust / Police Captain
- The Alchemist (1996) ... Faust / Police Captain (voice)
 1996 Bruno the Kid (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1996 Citizen Ruth
Dr. Charlie Rollins
 1995 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
Mr. Hucklebuck
- Christmas '95 (1995) ... Mr. Hucklebuck
 1995 Freakazoid! (TV Series)
Dr. Gunther Hunterhanker
- Candle Jack/Toby Danger in Doomsday Bet/The Lobe (1995) ... Dr. Gunther Hunterhanker (voice)
 1994-1995 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
M2 / Richard
- The Lion and the Unicorn (1995) ... M2 (voice)
- Sideshow (1994) ... Richard (voice)
 1995 Rough Magic
Magician
 1995 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Wallace Carstairs
- How to Murder Your Lawyer (1995) ... Wallace Carstairs
 1992-1994 The Little Mermaid (TV Series)
Triton / King Triton / Dr. Vile
- A Little Evil (1994) ... King Triton (voice)
- The Beast Within (1994) ... King Triton (voice)
- Heroes (1994) ... King Triton (voice)
- Episode #3.5 (1994) ... King Triton (voice)
- Island of Fear (1994) ... King Triton / Dr. Vile (voice)
 1994 Mighty Max (TV Series)
Professor Zygote
- Zygote Music (1994) ... Professor Zygote (voice)
- Zygote's Rhythm (1994) ... Professor Zygote (voice)
 1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Series)
Medical Examiner Reese
- First Steps (1994) ... Medical Examiner Reese (as Ken Mars)
 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Judge Zimring
- Tunnel of Love (1994) ... Judge Zimring
 1994 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
- A Civil War (1994) ... (voice)
 1994 Tom (TV Series)
Don
- Mike's Excellent Adventure (1994) ... Don
- Daddyshack (1994)
 1994 Thumbelina
King Colbert (voice)
 1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Colyus
- Shadowplay (1994) ... Colyus
 1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Professor Screweyes (voice)
 1993 Basic Values: Sex, Shock & Censorship in the 90's (TV Movie)
Reverend Pete
 1991-1993 The Pirates of Dark Water (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- The Living Treasure (1993) ... (voice)
- The Soul Stealer (1993) ... (voice)
- Sister of the Sword (1993) ... (voice)
- The Pandawa Plague (1993) ... (voice)
- The Game Players of Undaar (1992) ... (voice)
 1993 Rugrats (TV Series)
Toothbrush / Candy Bar / Policeman
- Tooth or Dare/Party Animals (1993) ... Toothbrush / Candy Bar / Policeman (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1993 Bonkers (TV Series)
Gloomy
- The Toon That Ate Hollywood (1993) ... Gloomy (voice)
 1992 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Moisha Lowkowitz
- If It's Doomsday, This Must Be Belfast (1992) ... Moisha Lowkowitz (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1992 A Different World (TV Series)
Ridley
- Honeymoon in L.A.: Part 2 (1992) ... Ridley
 1991-1992 Darkwing Duck (TV Series)
Tuskernini
- A Duck by Any Other Name (1992) ... Tuskernini (voice, as Ken Mars)
- Adopt-a-Con (1991) ... Tuskernini (voice, as Ken Mars)
- Jurassic Jumble (1991) ... (voice, as Ken Mars)
- Slaves to Fashion (1991) ... Tuskernini (voice)
- Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlatan (1991) ... Tuskernini (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1991 Shadows and Fog
Magician
 1991 Bobby's World (TV Series)
- Clubhouse Bobby (1991) ... (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1991 Mimi & Me (TV Movie)
Uncle Al
 1990-1991 TaleSpin (TV Series)
Heimlich Menudo / Buzz
- Bullethead Baloo (1991) ... Buzz / Heimlich Menudo (voice, as Ken Mars)
- Baloo Thunder (1991) ... Buzz / Heimlich Menudo (voice, as Ken Mars)
- Vowel Play (1990) ... Heimlich Menudo (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1990 She'll Take Romance (TV Movie)
Smokey
 1990 Perfect Strangers (TV Series)
Alvin 'Ace' Atkins
- Call Me Indestructible (1990) ... Alvin 'Ace' Atkins
 1990 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series)
Flavio
- Hollywood Plucky (1990) ... Flavio (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1990 Garfield and Friends (TV Series)
 1990 Shades of LA (TV Series)
Uncle Louie
 1990 227 (TV Series)
Joe Bouiver
- Nightmare on 227 (1990) ... Joe Bouiver
 1990 New Kids on the Block (TV Series)
- Homeboys on the Range (1990) ... (voice, as Ken Mars)
- The New Kids Off the Wall (1990) ... (voice, as Ken Mars)
- Rewind Time (1990) ... (voice, as Ken Mars)
- Overnight Success (1990) ... (voice, as Ken Mars)
- New Heroes on the Block (1990) ... (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1990 Timeless Tales from Hallmark (TV Series)
- Thumbelina (1990) ... (voice)
 1989 The Little Mermaid
Triton (voice)
 1987-1989 DuckTales (TV Series)
Vulcan
- A DuckTales Valentine (1989) ... Vulcan (voice, as Ken Mars)
- Maid of the Myth (1987) ... (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1989 Get Smart, Again! (TV Movie)
Cmdr. Drury
 1988 The Adventures of Raggedy Ann & Andy (TV Series)
The Camel with the Wrinkled Knees (1988) (voice)
 1988 A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1988 Rented Lips
Reverend Farrell
 1986-1988 The Flintstone Kids (TV Series)
Narrator / Trash Man / Armored Car Robber #1 / ...
- Philo's D-Feat/The Birthday Shuffle/Captain Cavedog (1988) ... Narrator / Trash Man (voice)
- The Flintstone Fake Ache/Killer Kitty/Captain Knaveman (1987) ... Narrator / Armored Car Robber #1 / Museum Robber (voice)
 1988 Illegally Yours
Hal B. Keeler
 1988 For Keeps?
Mr. Bobrucz
 1985-1988 CBS Storybreak (TV Series)
- Chocolate Fever (1985) ... (voice)
 1987 Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats (TV Movie)
Director / Dogcatcher (voice)
 1987 Charles in Charge (TV Series)
Poppa Grudov
- A Date from Heck (1987) ... Poppa Grudov
 1987 Square One TV (TV Series)
Hans Balpeen
 1987 Radio Days
Rabbi Baumel
 1986 Potato Head Kids (TV Series)
Mr. Potato Head (1986) (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1982-1986 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Ned Bartlett / Don Diablo / Fritz Markham / ...
- The Case of Don Diablo (1986) ... Ned Bartlett / Don Diablo (as Ken Mars)
- Family Forecast (1986) ... Fritz Markham
 1986 Teen Wolf (TV Series)
Mayor Marconi
- Leader of the Pack (1986) ... Mayor Marconi (voice)
- The Werewolf Buster (1986) ... Mayor Marconi (voice)
 1985-1986 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Gerald 'Jerry' Hardcastle / Burt Schneider
- Brother, Can You Spare a Crime? (1986) ... Gerald 'Jerry' Hardcastle
- Too Rich and Too Thin (1985) ... Burt Schneider
 1986 The Adventures of the American Rabbit
Vultor / Buzzard (voice)
 1985 The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (TV Series)
- It's a Wonderful Scoob (1985) ... (voice)
 1985 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Douglas Veenhof
- Steele Blushing (1985) ... Douglas Veenhof
 1985 The Jetsons (TV Series)
- Elroy in Wonderland (1985) ... (voice)
 1985 Misfits of Science (TV Series)
Sen. Donner
- Deep Freeze (Pilot) (1985) ... Sen. Donner
 1985 Beer
A.J. Norbecker
 1985 Fletch
Stanton Boyd
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Hemsley Post
- Footnote to Murder (1985) ... Hemsley Post
 1984 Protocol
Lou
 1981-1984 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Archie / Joseph the Caretaker
- Fragments (1984) ... Archie
- The Woman on the Beach (1981) ... Joseph the Caretaker
 1984 Call to Glory (TV Series)
Frank
- A Wind from the East (1984) ... Frank
 1984 Challenge of the GoBots (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1982-1984 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Malcolm Carrothers / Dr. French
- I Do, I Don't (1984) ... Malcolm Carrothers
- The Good Life (1982) ... Dr. French (as Ken Mars)
 1984 Whiz Kids (TV Series)
Elwood Sellers
- The Lollypop Gang Strikes Back (1984) ... Elwood Sellers
 1983 The Biskitts (TV Series)
Max / Fetch / Snarl
- Turnaround Hound/A Dark and Stormy Knight (1983) ... Max / Fetch / Snarl (voice)
- The Swamp Monster/May the Best Biskitt Win (1983) ... Max / Fetch / Snarl (voice)
- The Moonpond/Fly Me to the Goon (1983) ... Max / Fetch / Snarl (voice)
- The Trojan Biskitt/Snatched from Scratch (1983) ... Max / Fetch / Snarl (voice)
- The Golden Biskitt/The Bone in the Stone (1983) ... Max / Fetch / Snarl (voice)
 1983 The Mississippi (TV Series)
Kraus
- Peace with Honor (1983) ... Kraus
 1983 Saturday Supercade (TV Series)
Quickclaw
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Quickclaw (voice, as Ken Mars)
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Quickclaw (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1983 Small & Frye (TV Series)
Grosso
- Pilot (1983) ... Grosso
 1983 The Dukes (TV Series)
- The Dukes in Switzerland (1983) ... (voice, as Ken Mars)
- The Dukes Do Paris (1983) ... (voice, as Ken Mars)
- The Dukes in Scotland (1983) ... (voice, as Ken Mars)
- The Dukes in Hong Kong (1983) ... (voice, as Ken Mars)
- The Dukes in Urbekistan (1983) ... (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1983 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Murray
- Burn Out (1983) ... Murray
 1982 Tucker's Witch (TV Series)
Mark Wyndham
- Terminal Case (1982) ... Mark Wyndham
 1982 The Rules of Marriage (TV Movie)
Red Hewitt
 1977-1982 Alice (TV Series)
Dr. Lewis Evers / Billy Joe
- Mel Wins by a Nose (1982) ... Dr. Lewis Evers
- The Odd Couple (1977) ... Billy Joe
 1980-1981 The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Give Me a Hand: Something's Afoot (1981) ... Additional Voices
- All This and Timbuktu (1981) ... Additional Voices
- Around the World in 80 Ways (1981) ... Additional Voices
- Perilous Pauline (1981) ... Additional Voices
- There's No Place Like Rome (1981) ... Additional Voices
 1981 Full Moon High
The Coach - Principal Cleveland
 1981 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Mr. Harris
- Gossip (1981) ... Mr. Harris
 1980 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Dr. Cobb
- Murder Is a Man's Best Friend (1980) ... Dr. Cobb
 1980 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
William Tarkington IV
- The Killin' Cousin (1980) ... William Tarkington IV
 1979 Heaven Only Knows (TV Movie)
 1979 Before and After (TV Movie)
Ben Fryer
 1979 Carol Burnett & Company (TV Series)
Various
 1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
Marshal Woolly Bill Hitchcock
 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
Turley
 1978 Goin' Coconuts
Kruse
 1978 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Gus Shaftner
- Sighting 4005: The Medicine Bow Incident (1978) ... Gus Shaftner
 1978 The Fighting Nightingales (TV Movie)
Col. H. Jonas Boyette
 1978 Tabitha (TV Series)
Ducky Roberts
- Paul Goes to New York (1978) ... Ducky Roberts
 1977 Bunco (TV Movie) (as Ken Mars)
 1977 Carter Country (TV Series)
Chief Thorpe
- Chief to Chief (1977) ... Chief Thorpe
 1977 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
Dr. Stanner
- Dream Maker (1977) ... Dr. Stanner
 1977 Columbo (TV Series)
Mike
 1975-1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Manny Ziegler / Mort Barker
- Bondage (1977) ... Manny Ziegler
- Cold Wind (1975) ... Mort Barker
 1977 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series)
French's Father
- Five the Hard Way (1977) ... French's Father
 1976 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Mr. Callahan
- Evacuation (1976) ... Mr. Callahan
 1976 Good Heavens (TV Series)
Henry
- Funny Fellow (1976) ... Henry
 1972-1976 Insight (TV Series)
Eddie Simmons / Ben Lipton
- Blind Man's Bluff (1976) ... Eddie Simmons
- A Box for Mr. Lipton (1972) ... Ben Lipton
 1975 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Colonel Von Blasko
- The New Original Wonder Woman (1975) ... Colonel Von Blasko
 1974-1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Dr. Mangram / Don Yorkfield
- Tender Killing Care (1975) ... Dr. Mangram
- Coinage of the Realm (1974) ... Don Yorkfield
 1975 M-U-S-H (TV Series)
Coldlips / Maj. Sideburns / Lupey / ... (voice)
 1975 Uncle Croc's Block (TV Series)
Sideburns / Coldlips / Colonel Flake / ... (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1975 Night Moves
Nick
 1975 The Bob Crane Show (TV Series)
Jack
- Mid-Term Blues (1975) ... Jack
 1975 Someone I Touched (TV Movie)
Paul Wrightwood
 1974 The Parallax View
Former FBI Agent Will
 1974 Hello Mother, Goodbye! (TV Movie)
 1970-1974 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Charlie Gibbs (segment "Love and the Patrolperson") / Walt (segment "Love and the Missing Mister") / Darby Digby (segment "Love and the Newscasters") / ...
- Love and the Missing Mister/Love and the Old Lover/Love and the Twanger Tutor (1973) ... Walt (segment "Love and the Missing Mister")
- Love and the Happy Days/Love and the Newscasters (1972) ... Darby Digby (segment "Love and the Newscasters")
- Love and Las Vegas/Love and the Good Samaritan/Love and the Marriage Counselor (1970) ... Jake (segment "Love and the Good Samaritan")
 1973 Guess Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (TV Movie)
Mitchell Bernard (as Ken Mars)
 1973 Hawkins (TV Series)
Lester De Ville
- Murder in Movieland (1973) ... Lester De Ville
 1973 The Karen Valentine Show (TV Movie)
Eddie
 1973 Steambath (TV Movie)
Broker
 1973 Here We Go Again (TV Series)
Jim Sutton
- It's Magic? (1973) ... Jim Sutton
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Adam Bronson
- Ollinger's Last Case (1973) ... Adam Bronson (as Kenny Mars)
 1971-1972 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Dr. Thursby / Mr. Buchanan
- Cop of the Year (1972) ... Dr. Thursby (as Ken Mars)
- Murder by the Barrel (1971) ... Mr. Buchanan
 1972 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series)
Fletcher
- Unsteady Going (1972) ... Fletcher
 1972 Second Chance (TV Movie)
Doctor Julius Roth
 1971 Shepherd's Flock (TV Movie)
Jack Shepherd
 1971 Desperate Characters
Otto Bentwood
 1970 That Girl (TV Series)
Captain Gooney
- I Ain't Got Nobody (1970) ... Captain Gooney
 1968-1970 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Joshua T. Albertson / Ellsworth Gordon
- Tourist, Go Home (1970) ... Joshua T. Albertson
- Captain Gregg's Whiz-Bang (1968) ... Ellsworth Gordon
 1969 Room 222 (TV Series)
Charles Shaffer
- Clothes Make the Boy (1969) ... Charles Shaffer
 1969 Viva Max
Dr. Sam Gillison
 1969 The Debbie Reynolds Show (TV Series)
Elia Stanislaus
- The Paper Butterfly (1969) ... Elia Stanislaus
 1969 The April Fools
Les Hopkins
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Mercer
- Merry Go Round for Murder (1969) ... Mercer
 1967 Get Smart (TV Series)
Tom Orlando
- A Man Called Smart: Part 3 (1967) ... Tom Orlando
 1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Clyde Hayes
- The Returning (1967) ... Clyde Hayes
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Barry Schweitzer
- Never Bet on Anything That Talks (1965) ... Barry Schweitzer
 1963 Act One
Robert E. Sherwood (as Kenneth Moss)
 1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Book Publisher
- The Loves of Sylvia Schnauser (1963) ... Book Publisher (uncredited)
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Other Works:

In 1971, he starred in an unsold sitcom pilot, for CBS called "Me and Joe", which also featured Scott C. Kolden in a title role. Also in the pilot was Ann Prentiss.

Alternate Names:

Kenny Mars | Ken Mars | Kenneth Moss

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Father of Susannah Mars-Johnson and Rebecca Mars-Tipton. He has 6 grandchildren. See more »

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