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Joe E. Ross (1914–1982)


Gravel-voiced comedian Joe E. ("Oooh! Oooh!") Ross was born in Manhattan and began his career, ironically enough, as a singing waiter in speakeasy clubs. Comedy came to the forefront, however, and he steadily built up his image as a stand-up comic and impressionist, announcing and emceeing at burlesque clubs and various niteries around and about ... See full bio »

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Known For

Car 54, Where Are You?
Car 54, Where Are You? Officer Gunther Toody / Toody
(1961-1963)
The Love Bug
The Love Bug Detective
(1968)
The New Tom & Jerry Show
The New Tom & Jerry Show Additional Voices
(1975)
The Phil Silvers Show
The Phil Silvers Show MSgt. Rupert Ritzik / MSgt. Rupert B. Ritzik
(1956-1959)

Filmography

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 1981 No Man's Valley (TV Short)
Daniel (voice)
 1979 Skatetown, U.S.A.
Rent-a-Cop
 1979 Gas Pump Girls
Bruno
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mr. Ross
 1977 C B Bears (TV Series)
Roll (voice)
 1977 The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington
Night Watchman
 1976 Slumber Party '57
Patrolman
 1975 When Things Were Rotten (TV Series)
Cook
- Quarantine (1975) ... Cook (uncredited)
 1975 The Godmothers
Gino
 1975 The New Tom & Jerry Show (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1975 Linda Lovelace for President
Dirty Guy #2
 1975 The Lost Saucer (TV Series)
General
- The Tiny Years (1975) ... General
 1974 How to Seduce a Woman
Bartender
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Sexpert")
 1972 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series)
Oxx
- The Adventures of Robin Hoodnik (1972) ... Oxx (voice)
 1972 Getting Away from It All (TV Movie)
Cab Driver
 1971 Revenge Is My Destiny
Maxie Marks
 1971 Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! (TV Series)
Botch
- Panda Pandamonium (1971) ... Botch (voice)
- Ark Lark (1971) ... Botch (voice)
- Rare Bear Bungle (1971) ... Botch (voice)
 1971 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
The Doorman
- The Easy Sunday Murder Case (1971) ... The Doorman
 1970 The Naked Zoo
Mr. Barnum
 1970 The Boatniks
Nutty Sailor
 1969 Judy's Little No-No
Jose
 1968 The Love Bug
Detective
 1968 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Clancy the Cop
- The Pied-Eyed Piper (1968) ... Clancy the Cop
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Talent Agent
- The Funny Feline Felonies (1967) ... Talent Agent (uncredited)
 1967 Tony Rome
Bartender at Paradise Club (uncredited)
 1966-1967 It's About Time (TV Series)
Gronk
- The Stowaway (1967) ... Gronk
- The Stone Age Diplomats (1967) ... Gronk
- Our Brothers' Keepers (1967) ... Gronk
- School Days, School Days (1967) ... Gronk
- To Sign or Not to Sign (1967) ... Gronk
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Chief Kennedy
- Seven Keys to Baldpate (1962) ... Chief Kennedy
 1961 All Hands on Deck
Bos'n
 1960 The Bellboy
Joey, Gangster
 1960 Summer in New York (TV Movie)
 1960 Tall Story
Mike (uncredited)
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Big Moe
- Hello, Charlie (1959) ... Big Moe
 1959 Keep in Step (TV Movie)
Sgt Rupert Ritzik
 1958 Maracaibo
Milt Karger
 1957 Hear Me Good
Max Crane
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Extra (uncredited)
 1953 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
- Pursuit (1953)
 1952 Models Inc.
Front Man (uncredited)
 1952 This Woman Is Dangerous
Asst. Manager (uncredited)
 1952 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #2.19 (1952)
 1950 The Sound of Fury
Nightclub Entertainer (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (10 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Other Works:

Single: "Ooh! Ooh!" (IPG Records). See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Trivia:

He and his wife were living in a housing complex in Los Angeles and he was hired to do a stand-up act for the residents for $100. In the middle of the show he felt ill, and sat down on the edge of the stage. Almost immediately he keeled over and died, apparently from a heart attack. When his wife later went to the management to collect the $100 he was to be paid, they only gave her $50, saying, "... See more »

Trademark:

Catchphrase: "Do you mind?... DO-YOU-MIND?" See more »

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Pisces

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