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Janos Prohaska (1919–1974)

Janos Prohaska was born on October 10, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary. He is known for his work on Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962), Bikini Beach (1964) and Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (1970). He was married to Irene M . Knoke. He died on March 13, 1974 in Bishop, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1967-1986 Star Trek (TV Series)
Anthropoid Ape / Humanoid Bird / Yarnek / ...
- The Cage (1986) ... Anthropoid Ape / Humanoid Bird (uncredited)
- The Savage Curtain (1969) ... Yarnek (uncredited)
- A Private Little War (1968) ... The Mugato
- The Devil in the Dark (1967) ... Horta (uncredited)
 1974 Zandy's Bride
Bear (uncredited)
 1973 Dusty's Trail (TV Series)
The Bear / Hercules (The Bear) / Bear / ...
- Androcles and the Bear (1973) ... Hercules (The Bear)
- Half Moon (1973) ... Bear
- Tomahawk Territory (1973) ... The Bear
- The Treasure of C. Harry Motley (1973) ... The Bear
 1971-1973 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Black Bear
- Harry Catches Gold Fever (1973) ... Black Bear
- Lucy and the Mountain Climber (1971) ... Black Bear
 1973 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Gorilla
- Gorilla of My Dreams (1973) ... Gorilla
 1970-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Millard the Bear (segment "Love and the Unbearable Fiance") / Tiny the Gorilla (segment "Love and the Visitor")
- Love and the Amateur Night/Love and the Cheaters/Love and the Love Nest/Love and the Unbearable Fiance (1972) ... Millard the Bear (segment "Love and the Unbearable Fiance")
- Love and the Elopement/Love and the Visitor (1970) ... Tiny the Gorilla (segment "Love and the Visitor")
 1967-1972 Bewitched (TV Series)
Do-Do Bird / Gorilla / Dodo Bird / ...
- Sam's Witchcraft Blows a Fuse (1972) ... Do-Do Bird
- Darrin Goes Ape (1971) ... Gorilla (uncredited)
- A Safe and Sane Halloween (1967) ... Bear (uncredited)
 1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Heloise (uncredited)
 1961-1971 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Silent Spot / Giant Teddy Bear / Halloween Ghoulie / ...
- Appleby's Garage Sale (1971) ... Giant Teddy Bear / Silent Spot
- Hiring the Secretary (1970) ... Halloween Ghoulie / Silent Spot
- The Seven Year Wretch (1965) ... Buster the Boxing Bear (uncredited)
- Clem the Genius (1961) ... Tab the Gorilla
 1970 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Bear
- All for Charity (1970) ... Bear
 1970 Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You
Gorilla (as Janos Prohanska)
 1969-1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Bobo - Gorilla / Gorilla
- The Marionettes (1970) ... Bobo - Gorilla
- Comeback (1969) ... Gorilla
 1969 The Andy Williams Show (TV Series)
Cookie Bear
- Episode dated 20 December 1969 (1969) ... Cookie Bear
- Episode dated 13 December 1969 (1969) ... Cookie Bear
- Episode dated 29 November 1969 (1969) ... Cookie Bear
- Episode dated 22 November 1969 (1969) ... Cookie Bear
- Episode dated 15 November 1969 (1969) ... Cookie Bear
 1967 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Gorilla
- Fatal Cargo (1967) ... Gorilla (as Janos Prohaszka)
 1965-1967 Gilligan's Island (TV Series)
Ape
- Our Vines Have Tender Apes (1967) ... Ape
- Forward March (1966) ... Ape
 1966 It's About Time (TV Series)
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Monkey
- Lucy and the Monkey (1966) ... Monkey
 1965-1966 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Giant Bird Monster / Giant Debbie the Bloop
- The Forbidden World (1966) ... Giant Bird Monster (uncredited)
- The Oasis (1965) ... Giant Debbie the Bloop (uncredited)
 1966 Honey West (TV Series)
Bear / Gorilla
- Just the Bear Facts, Ma'am (1966) ... Bear (unconfirmed)
- Slay, Gypsy, Slay (1966) ... Gorilla (uncredited)
 1965 Man of Steel
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series)
Olga the Dancing Bear
- Herman's Child Psychology (1965) ... Olga the Dancing Bear (uncredited)
 1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Gorilla
- The Case of the Grinning Gorilla (1965) ... Gorilla
 1963-1965 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
The Mikie (Alien Microbe) / Darwin the Monkey
- The Probe (1965) ... The Mikie (Alien Microbe)
- The Sixth Finger (1963) ... Darwin the Monkey (uncredited)
 1964 Mickey (TV Series)
 1964 Bikini Beach
Clyde
 1964 Advance to the Rear
Flagpole Sitter (uncredited)
 1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo
Circus Performer
 1962 The Andy Williams Show (TV Series)
Cookie Bear (1969-1971)
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Darwin
- Wagon Show (1960) ... Darwin (as Janos Prohaszka)
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Koko the Ape
- Witness No Evil (1959) ... Koko the Ape
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In 1972, he starred in an unsold sitcom pilot called "The Bear and I" as the titular ursine character whom almost everyone thinks is a guy in a fur suit. Only the a kiddie show host, played by Soupy Sales, knows that the creature really is a talking bear.

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Alternate Names:

Janos Prohanska | Janos Prohaszka
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Died in a plane crash, along with his son, Robert Prohaska, while working on the ABC TV series Up from the Ape (1975) (aka "Primal Man"). See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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