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Tony Randall (I) (1920–2004)

Tony Randall was born on February 26, 1920 in Tulsa, Oklahoma as Aryeh Leonard Rosenberg. He attended Tulsa Central High School and later Northwestern University and New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. After graduating, he starred in two plays: George Bernard Shaw's 'Candida' alongside 'Jane Cowl' and 'Emyln Williams'' '... See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple Felix Unger / Grandpa Unger / Morris Unger
The Tony Randall Show
The Tony Randall Show Judge Walter Franklin
Pillow Talk
Pillow Talk Jonathan Forbes
Down with Love
Down with Love Theodore Banner


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 1999 Brother's Keeper (TV Series)
- An Odd Couple of Days (1999) ... Tony
 1996 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series)
Travis Bickle
- Ancient Greece (1996) ... Travis Bickle (uncredited)
 1995 The Magic School Bus (TV Series)
Radius Ulna 'R.U.' Humerus
- Flexes Its Muscles (1995) ... Radius Ulna 'R.U.' Humerus (voice)
 1995 Peter and the Wolf (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 1993 Fatal Instinct
Judge Skanky
 1991 The Boss (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1989 It Had to Be You
 1989 The Man in the Brown Suit (TV Movie)
Rev. Edward Chichester
 1989 That's Adequate
 1988 Save the Dog! (TV Movie)
Oliver Bishop
 1987 The Gnomes' Great Adventure
Gnome King / Ghost of the Black Lake (voice)
 1987 Lyle, Lyle Crocodile: The Musical - The House on East 88th Street (TV Movie)
Narrator / Signor Valenti (voice)
 1984 Pigs vs. Freaks (TV Movie)
Rambaba Organimus
 1984 My Little Pony (TV Movie)
The Moochick (voice)
 1982 The King of Comedy
Tony Randall
 1980 Foolin' Around
 1980 The Gong Show Movie
Performer in Tuxedo
 1979 Scavenger Hunt
Henry Motley
 1978 Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid (TV Movie)
Lord Seymour Devery
 1976 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series)
Tony Randall
- Pilot (1976) ... Tony Randall
 1976 The American Parade (TV Mini-Series)
- The Second Revolution (1976) ... Narrator
 1972-1976 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #9.22 (1976) ... Various Characters
- Episode #5.22 (1972) ... Various Characters
 1970-1975 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Felix Unger / Grandpa Unger / Morris Unger
 1974 Happy Days (TV Series)
Werewolf in Movie
- Not with My Sister, You Don't (1974) ... Werewolf in Movie (uncredited)
 1973 The All-American Boy
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1960-1973 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)
Jim Phelps
- Energy Crisis (1973) ... Jim Phelps
 1972 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #2.6 (1972)
 1971 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Rudolph Springer III
- Lucy and the Mountain Climber (1971) ... Rudolph Springer III
 1966-1971 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
The Director / Duke de Fromage / Marquis de Swinger
- The Candidate's Director (1971) ... The Director
- The Taming of the Screw-Loose (1966) ... Duke de Fromage / Marquis de Swinger
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mark Travis (segment "Love and the Big Night")
- Love and Those Poor Crusaders' Wives/Love and the Big Night/Love and the V.I.P. Restaurant (1970) ... Mark Travis (segment "Love and the Big Night")
 1969 The Littlest Angel (TV Movie)
 1969 Hello Down There
Fred Miller
 1968 That's Life (TV Series)
Rodney Wonderful
- How We Met (1968) ... Rodney Wonderful
 1967 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series)
- Hell Cats (1967) ... Mario
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Inspector Berry / Geoffrey Judge
- The Wide Open Door (1967) ... Inspector Berry / Geoffrey Judge
 1966 Bang! Bang! You're Dead!
Andrew Jessel
 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Willie Coogan
- Coogan's Reward (1965) ... Willie Coogan
 1965 Fluffy
Prof. Daniel Potter
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods
Hood (uncredited)
 1963 Island of Love
Paul Ferris
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Hadley Purvis
- Hangover (1962) ... Hadley Purvis
 1962 Two Weeks in Another Town
Ad Lib in Lounge (uncredited)
 1962 Boys' Night Out
George Drayton
 1961 Lover Come Back
Peter 'Pete' Ramsey
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Luther Gage
- The Button Down Break (1961) ... Luther Gage
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Justin Hale
- Strictly Solo (1960) ... Justin Hale
 1960 Hooray for Love (TV Movie)
 1960 World Wide '60 (TV Series)
- The Secret of Freedom (1960) ... Joe
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
 1960 The Man in the Moon (TV Movie)
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Charles MacArthur / Willie Coogan
- Hello, Charlie (1959) ... Charles MacArthur
- Coogan's Reward (1959) ... Willie Coogan
 1957-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Gus Taylor / Kenneth Rutherford
- The Second Happiest Day (1959) ... Gus Taylor
- The Playroom (1957) ... Kenneth Rutherford
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Fred Martin
- Martin's Folly (1959) ... Fred Martin
 1957 No Down Payment
Jerry Flagg
 1954-1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Weekend in Vermont (1957) ... Stan
- The Huntress (1954)
 1956-1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Stan Kasper / Bill Holmes
- Weekend in Vermont (1957) ... Stan Kasper
- Man on a Tiger (1956) ... Bill Holmes
 1957 Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
Rockwell P. Hunter / Himself / Lover Doll
 1957 Oh, Men! Oh, Women!
 1952-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- The Hollywood Complex (1957) ... Walter
- Mrs. Hargreaves (1952)
 1949-1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- It Pays to Advertise (1949) ... (as Anthony Randall)
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- Caribbean Cruise (1955)
 1953-1954 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- In Albert's Room (1953)
 1953 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
 1949 One Man's Family (TV Series)
Mac (1950-1952)
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Other Works:

Stage: Produced "Timon of Athens" on Broadway. Tragedy. Written by William Shakespeare. Incidental music by Duke Ellington. Directed by Michael Langham. Lyceum Theatre: 4 Nov 1993-5 Dec 1993 (39 performances + 16 previews). Cast: Brian Bedford (as "Timon"), Brian Evaret Chandler, Jefrey Alan Chandler, Michael Cumpsty, Andi Davis, John... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 20 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Anthony Randall


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

[In a 1986 interview] Katharine Cornell was a lovely, warm, helpful, friendly, dear colleague. She took an interest in the younger people in the company and tried to help them get jobs. She actively tried to get me a job--as if she were my agent. See more »


Dropped out of Northwestern University in Illinois, majoring in speech and drama, in order to study acting with Sanford Meisner and dancer Martha Graham at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. Later, Tony received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2002 from Pace University. See more »


His sardonic, commanding voice. See more »

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