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Louis Nye (1913–2005)

He was one of those delightfully pretentious comic actors you loved to hate, his flip manner and faux rich boy arrogance possessing his characters no matter what social stature they were. Louis Nye (first name pronounced Louie) was a master at sketch comedy, foreign accents and the quicksilver adlib. Born To Russian-Jewish émigrés in Hartford, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dream Girl of '67
Dream Girl of '67 Himself - Bachelor Judge
The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life Hamilton Busbee
Cannonball Run II
Cannonball Run II Fisherman #3
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest Host / Roach Holder


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 1999 Inspector Gadget: Gadget's Greatest Gadgets (Video)
M.A.D Agents (segments "The Capeman Cometh" & "Gadget's Gadgets")
 1987-1988 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Dr. Axelrod
- Schwarzwald (1987) ... Dr. Axelrod
 1987 Foofur (TV Series)
- Annabell Gets Framed/Scary Harry (1987) ... (voice)
- Look Homeward, Foofur (1987) ... (voice)
- Fencer Gets Soul/You Bet Your Life (1987) ... (voice)
- Rocki's Big Fib/Bye, Bye, Birdie (1987) ... (voice)
- Annabell Goes Punk/Puppy Love (1987) ... (voice)
 1987 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Norman Kirby
- Where's Rudy? (1987) ... Norman Kirby
 1985 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Marty Slaughter
- A Wheel in a Wheel (1985) ... Marty Slaughter
 1979-1985 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Roger Garrett / Fred Peters / Glenn Dobson / ...
- Good Time Girls/The Iron Man/Soap Star (1985) ... Roger Garrett
- Never Say Goodbye/A New Woman/Trial Romance (1979) ... Barney Briscoe
 1985 Inspector Gadget (TV Series)
Dr. Spectrum / The Great Wambini / Professor Doomkauf / ...
- Crashcourse in Crime (1985) ... M.A.D Agent (voice)
- Busy Signal (1985) ... Dr. Spectrum (voice)
- Ghost Catchers (1985) ... Dr. Spectrum (voice)
- Wambini Predicts (1985) ... The Great Wambini (voice)
 1985 O.C. and Stiggs
Garth Sloan
 1984 Cannonball Run II
Fisherman #3
 1983 The Great Bear Scare (TV Movie)
Dracula (voice)
 1982 I've Had It Up to Here (TV Movie)
 1981 Full Moon High
 1981 CBS Library (TV Series)
St. George
- Misunderstood Monsters (1981) ... St. George (voice)
 1981 The Reluctant Dragon (Short)
St. George (voice)
 1980 The Magic of David Copperfield III: Levitating Ferrari (TV Movie)
James Bondage enemy - Special Guest
 1978 Harper Valley P.T.A.
Kirby Baker
 1978 The Rita Moreno Show (TV Movie)
Mr. Gladstone
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Mr. Milbanks
- Treasure Hunt/Beauty Contest (1978) ... Mr. Milbanks
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
- Ambition (1977) ... Drew
 1977 Charge of the Model T's
Fred Smith
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
 1977 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Mr. Clark
- Guilty Until Proven Not Innocent (1977) ... Mr. Clark
 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Radio Interviewer
 1975 Laugh Back (TV Series)
Gordon Hathaway
 1974 Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (TV Short)
Lee Fong (voice)
 1973-1974 Needles and Pins (TV Series)
Harry Karp
- With Such Enemies (1974) ... Harry Karp
- No Way to Treat a Relative (1974) ... Harry Karp
- King for a Day (1974) ... Harry Karp
- Charlie's Ego Trip (1974) ... Harry Karp
- A Girl Has a Right (1973) ... Harry Karp
 1974 The City That Forgot About Christmas (TV Short) (voice)
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mr. Stevens (segment "Love and the Happy Unhappy Couple")
 1969 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Roach Holder / Himself
- Episode dated 14 November 1969 (1969) ... Roach Holder / Himself
 1969 That's Life (TV Series)
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man
Technical Adviser (Irving, House Buyer)
 1966 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Gaylord Farquhar
- The Honeymooners: The Honeymooners in England (1966) ... Gaylord Farquhar
 1966 The Munsters (TV Series)
- Zombo (1966) ... Zombo
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
James Stock / Hooper
- Who Killed the Toy Soldier? (1965) ... James Stock
- Who Killed Cassandra Cass? (1964) ... Hooper
 1962-1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Harvey Hollis Pickering / The Crying Cab Driver
- Wayne Newton Show (1964) ... Harvey Hollis Pickering
- Jack and the Crying Cab Driver (1962) ... The Crying Cab Driver
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Mickey Marshall / Jack Roberts
- Think Pretty (1964) ... Mickey Marshall
 1964 Good Neighbor Sam
Reinhold Shiffner
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Kevin Green
- Tour of Duty (1964) ... Kevin Green
 1963 Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
Harry Tobler
 1963 The Wheeler Dealers
 1963 The Stripper
Ronnie Cavendish
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
- This Will Kill You (1963) ... Larry
 1962 Zotz!
Hugh Fundy (uncredited)
 1962 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Herman Halper
- Bunny Cooks a Meal (1962) ... Herman Halper
 1961 The New Steve Allen Show (TV Series)
Gordon Hathaway / Gourmet Chef
- Episode #1.10 (1961) ... Gordon Hathaway
- San Francisco Show (1961) ... Gourmet Chef
 1960-1961 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Dr. Delbert Gray
- The Invitation (1961) ... Dr. Delbert Gray
- The Beginning (1961) ... Dr. Delbert Gray
- The Wedding (1961) ... Dr. Delbert Gray
- Vamp 'Til Ready (1961) ... Dr. Delbert Gray
- Two's Company (1961) ... Dr. Delbert Gray
 1961 Guestward Ho! (TV Series)
King Cool
- The Beatniks (1961) ... King Cool
 1961 The Last Time I Saw Archie
Pvt. Sam Beacham
 1960 The Facts of Life
Hamilton Busbee
 1960 Sex Kittens Go to College
Dr. Zorch
 1956-1960 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Gordon Hathaway / Sketch Actor / Frankenstein's Monster / ...
- Episode dated 16 May 1960 (1960) ... Sketch Actor
- Episode #5.7 (1959) ... Sketch Comic
- Episode #3.13 (1957) ... Comedian- Shell Game Player
- Episode #3.11 (1957) ... Comedian
 1959 Naked City (TV Series)
The Drunk
- The Bloodhounds (1959) ... The Drunk
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
 1949 The Admiral Broadway Revue (TV Series)
Sam the Window Washer
- Sing in a New Day (1949) ... Sam the Window Washer (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (77 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Touch and Go. Musical revue. Music by Jay Gorney. Sketches by Jean Kerr and Walter Kerr. Lyrics by Walter Kerr, Jean Kerr. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Musical Director: Antonio Morelli. Ballet music by Genevieve Pitot. Vocal arrangements by Antonio Morelli. Choreographed by Helen Tamiris. Production Design by John Robert ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Louis & Anita

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Personal Quote:

I couldn't make the Dramatic Club [in high school] because my algebra was so bad." See more »


Destiny led Louis to meet Carl Reiner while entertaining troops in World War II. Both had entered the Army as regular soldiers, but due to their talents were soon assigned to Special Services, performing in shows across the Pacific. The day they met heralded a turning point in modern comedy. Together they developed a mutual magic for original, entertaining sketches that carried them into their ... See more »

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