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Pat Paulsen (1927–1997)


Pat Paulsen was a comedian specializing in satire who thrived on television in the late 1960s. The highlight of his career came in the watershed year 1968 when - emulating Gracie Allen''s quixotic 1940 Presidential bid as the Surprise Party candidate - he launched his own campaign for the U.S. presidency on the STAG (Straight Talking American ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 69) in Mexico

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Known For

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Himself / Himself - Cameo
(1967-1969)
Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour
Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour Himself - Host / Host / Mr. Science / Repairman
(1970)

Filmography

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 1993 Rugrats (TV Series)
Garbage Man / Uncle Lyle
- Feeding Hubert/Spike the Wonder Dog (1993) ... Garbage Man / Uncle Lyle
 1992 Auntie Lee's Meat Pies
Minister
 1991 Dream On (TV Series)
Mr. Manetti
- Toby or Not Toby (1991) ... Mr. Manetti
 1990 What a Dummy (TV Series)
Martin Taft
- Unmarried... with Children (1990) ... Martin Taft
 1990 The Jackie Bison Show (TV Movie)
Franklin (voice)
 1988 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1988)
 1987 They Still Call Me Bruce
Psychiatrist (as Pat Paulson)
 1984 Night Patrol
Officer Kent Lane
 1984 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series)
Mr. Ficus
- High Infidelity (1984) ... Mr. Ficus
 1980 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Don Wilber
- Perkins Bombs Out (1980) ... Don Wilber
 1978 Harper Valley P.T.A.
Mr. Harper
 1976 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Percy
- The Hawaiian Connection: Part 2 (1976) ... Percy
 1975 New Zoo Revue (TV Series)
Mr. Weamish
- Episode dated 17 August 1975 (1975) ... Mr. Weamish
 1975 Foreplay
Norman
 1970-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Fred (segment "Love and the Security Building") / Harold (segment "Love and the Decision")
- Love and the Decision/Love and the Haunted House (1970) ... Harold (segment "Love and the Decision")
 1970 Brand X
President
 1970 Get Smart (TV Series)
'Ace' Weems
- The Mess of Adrian Listenger (1970) ... 'Ace' Weems
 1970 Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Host / Repairman / Mr. Science
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... Host / Repairman / Mr. Science
 1969 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... Various
- Jeannie C. Riley & The Monkees (1969) ... Various
 1968 The Joker's Wild (TV Movie)
 1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Bosley Cranston
- The Night of the Camera (1968) ... Bosley Cranston
 1968 The Monkees (TV Series)
The Secretary
- Monkees Watch Their Feet (1968) ... The Secretary
 1965 Broadside (TV Series)
The Sailor Truck Driver
- Three Wishes (1965) ... The Sailor Truck Driver
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Pat Paulsen for President".

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Alternate Names:

Pat Paulson

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Commenting on the Vietnam war during his 1968 campaign] "A lot of people say we have to save face in Vietnam. Personally, I think we should save something a little more sensitive than face." See more »

Trivia:

Always ran for President of the United States, starting in 1968. No one for sure ever knew if he was serious or not. See more »

Trademark:

Deadpan (often highly political) humor delivered with an expressionless face.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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