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Vaughn Meader (1936–2004)

It's probably very safe to say that no performer within memory ever became a has-been as quickly as the man born Abbott Vaughn Meader. After toiling away on the small-club circuit for several years, his spot-on impersonation of then-President John F. Kennedy got him noticed by writer/performer/producer Earle Doud, who decided to build a comedy ... See full bio »


(age 68) in Auburn, Maine, USA

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The Match Game
The Match Game Team Captain
Good Old Days Part II
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 1975 Linda Lovelace for President
Rev. Sacrifice
 1963 Hootenanny (TV Series)
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 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special)
 1963-1964 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Himself - Comedian / Himself - Impressionist
- Episode #17.30 (1964) ... Himself - Comedian
- Episode #16.33 (1963) ... Himself - Comedian
- Episode #16.15 (1963) ... Himself - Impressionist
 1964 Hootenanny (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Comedian
- Episode dated 14 March 1964 (1964) ... Himself
- University of Tennessee (1964) ... Himself - Comedian
 1963-1964 To Tell the Truth (TV Series)
Himself - Panelist / Himself
- Episode dated 10 February 1964 (1964) ... Himself - Panelist
- Episode dated 7 January 1963 (1963) ... Himself
 1963 The Match Game (TV Series)
Team Captain
- Episode #2.20 (1963) ... Team Captain
- Episode #2.19 (1963) ... Team Captain
- Episode #2.18 (1963) ... Team Captain
- Episode #2.17 (1963) ... Team Captain
- Carol Lawrence & Vaughn Meader (1963) ... Team Captain
 1962-1963 Talent Scouts (TV Series)
- Episode dated 2 July 1963 (1963) ... Himself
- Episode dated 3 July 1962 (1962) ... Himself
 1963 The Andy Williams Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.26 (1963) ... Himself
 1962 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Himself - Mystery Guest
- Episode dated 30 December 1962 (1962) ... Himself - Mystery Guest
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 2011 20/20 (TV Series documentary)
 1996 Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television (TV Special documentary)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Comedy album: Meader was featured on the Rich Little album "The First Family Rides Again." The album, which mocks the Reagan White House, stars Little (as Ronald Reagan), Melanie Chartoff (as Nancy Reagan; aka Nancy Reagan), Michael Richards (seen on the album cover in a tutu), Shelley Hack, Jenilee Harrison, Earle Doud. Also starring on the... See more »

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Personal Quote:

A lot of people don't know this, but we recorded 'The First Family' on the night of October 22, 1962, the same night as John F. Kennedy's Cuban Missle Crisis Speech. The audience was in the studio and had no idea of the drama that was taking place. But the cast had heard the speech and our throats almost dropped to our toes, because if the audience had heard the Cuban Missile Speech, we would not... See more »


Best known for his impersonation of former US President John F. Kennedy. See more »

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