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Avery Schreiber (1935–2002)


His 1960s and 1970s partner on the comedy stage was Jack Burns, the slimmer, chatty, clean-cut, better-looking dunderhead. Avery Schreiber was the Oliver Hardy counterpart who bore the brunt of Burns' verbal drone. This rumpled, gap-toothed, hefty-sized master of the slow boil stood out among the crowd with his huge trademark walrus mustache, ... See full bio »

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 2001 Dying on the Edge
Saul
 2000 Pedestrian
 2000 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
Pawnshop Owner
- Two to One (2000) ... Pawnshop Owner
 2000 Rebel Yell
Granddaddy of Punk
 1999 Becker (TV Series)
Mr. Perkins
- Linda Quits (1999) ... Mr. Perkins
 1998 The Russian Room (Short)
Old Russian Man
 1997 The Lay of the Land
Dean Bill Whittier
 1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Peasant on Coach
 1994 Blossom (TV Series)
Stubby
- Beach Blanket Blossom: Part 2 (1994) ... Stubby
- Beach Blanket Blossom: Part 1 (1994) ... Stubby
 1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Tax Assessor
 1990 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Leopold Alamain
- Episode #1.6386 (1990) ... Leopold Alamain
 1990 Wake, Rattle & Roll (TV Series)
Grandpa Quirk
 1988 A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1988 Saturday the 14th Strikes Back
Frank Baxter
 1987 Glory Years (TV Movie)
 1987 DuckTales (TV Series)
Robot Guard
- Duck to the Future (1987) ... Robot Guard (voice)
 1987 Hunk
Constantine Constapopolis
 1986 Outlaws (TV Series)
Young Guy
- Outlaws (1986) ... Young Guy
 1986 The Wizard (TV Series)
Harry Krelman
- Nobody's Perfect (1986) ... Harry Krelman
 1985 Shadow Chasers (TV Series)
Jordan Kerner
- Parts Unknown (1985)
- Shadow Chasers: Part 1 (1985) ... Jordan Kerner
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Landlord (segment "Act Break")
- Act Break/The Burning Man/Dealer's Choice (1985) ... Landlord (segment "Act Break")
 1985 The Pound Puppies (TV Movie)
Tubbs (voice)
 1985 Comedy Factory (TV Series)
Phil Jenkins
- Fast Food (1985) ... Phil Jenkins
 1978-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Everett Buell / Patrick Turney
- Marooned/The Search/Isaac's Holiday: Part 2 (1978) ... Everett Buell
- Marooned/The Search/Isaac's Holiday: Part 1 (1978) ... Everett Buell
 1984 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Truck Driver
- Losers Weepers: Part 1 (1984) ... Truck Driver
 1984 Cannonball Run II (uncredited)
 1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Boatman
- Pinocchio (1984) ... Boatman
 1982 Jimmy the Kid
Dr. Stevens
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Ed Turner
 1981 Smurfs (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1981 Thundarr the Barbarian (TV Series)
Octagon
- Wizard Wars (1981) ... Octagon (voice)
 1981 Caveman
Ock
 1981 CBS Library (TV Series)
Mouth
- Misunderstood Monsters (1981) ... Mouth (voice)
 1980 More Wild Wild West (TV Movie)
Russian Ambassador
 1980 Galaxina
Capt. Cornelius Butt
 1979 Scavenger Hunt
Zoo Keeper
 1979 The Silent Scream
Sgt. Manny Ruggin
 1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Wendel
- Double Sting (1979) ... Wendel
 1978 Coming Attractions
Theatre Manager
 1977 Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready (TV Movie)
Announcer
 1977 The Last Remake of Beau Geste
Sheikh's Aide & Camel Salesman
 1976 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Azie Boyajian
- Rattlers' Class of '63 (1976) ... Azie Boyajian
 1976 Wonderbug (TV Series)
The Great Zucchini
- Schlepnapped (1976) ... The Great Zucchini
 1976 Swashbuckler
Polonski
 1976 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Avery Schreiber
- Just for Fun (1976) ... Avery Schreiber
 1975 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Miklos
- The Misfortune Teller (1975) ... Miklos
- Play Gypsy (1975) ... Miklos
 1975 Ben Vereen... Comin' at Ya (TV Series)
Regular Performer
 1975 Sammy and Company (TV Series)
- Episode #1.12 (1975)
- Episode #1.1 (1975)
 1974 The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine (TV Series)
Mister Evil
 1969-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Enrico Carisima (segment "Love and the Opera Singer") / (segment "Love and the Perfect Wife") / Marshall (segment "Love and the Advice-Givers")
- Love and the Fortunate Cookie/Love and the Lady Prisoner/Love and the Opera Singer/Love and the Weighty Problem (1973) ... Enrico Carisima (segment "Love and the Opera Singer") (as Burns and Schreiber)
- Love and the Know-It-All/Love and the Perfect Wife/Love and the Sensuous Twin/Love and the Triple Threat (1972) ... (segment "Love and the Perfect Wife") (as Burns & Schreiber)
- Love and the Advice Givers/Love and the Geisha/Love and Take Me Along (1969) ... Marshall (segment "Love and the Advice-Givers")
 1973 The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Host
 1973 Deadhead Miles
Boss Fulano
 1972 Second Chance (TV Movie)
Roberto Gazzari
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Milton
- Fifth Man in a String Quartet (1972) ... Milton
 1971 Story Theatre (TV Series)
 1971 Funny Face (TV Series)
Manny
- A Star Is Born on a Stretcher (1971) ... Manny
 1971 Escape (TV Movie)
Nicholas Slye
 1970 Barefoot in the Park (TV Series)
 1969-1970 That Girl (TV Series)
Al Taylor / Mr. Franklin
- Counter Proposal (1970) ... Mr. Franklin (as Avery Schrieber)
 1970 Goldilocks and the Three Bears (TV Movie)
Deer, other animals (voice)
 1970 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Warren Coleman
- Kidnapped (1970) ... Warren Coleman
 1969 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Fire Commissioner Lilly
- The Firehouse Five Plus Ghost (1969) ... Fire Commissioner Lilly
 1969 Don't Drink the Water
Sultan
 1969 The Monitors
Max
 1969 Here Comes the Grump (TV Series) (voice)
 1969 The Mothers-In-Law (TV Series)
Bill Crawford
- And Baby Makes Four (1969) ... Bill Crawford
 1968 Get Smart (TV Series)
Oleg
- The Worst Best Man (1968) ... Oleg
 1968 Operation Greasepaint (TV Movie)
Spivak
 1965-1966 My Mother the Car (TV Series)
Capt. Manzini
- The Blabbermouth (1966) ... Capt. Manzini
- An Unreasonable Facsimile (1966) ... Capt. Manzini
- The Incredible Shrinking Car (1966) ... Capt. Manzini
- Goldporter (1966) ... Capt. Manzini
- Shine On, Shine On, Honeymoon (1965) ... Capt. Manzini
 1964 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Bean Show (1964)
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Truck Driver
- The Passion of the Nickel Player (1964) ... Truck Driver
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Stage Play: Dreyfus in Rehearsal. Comedy. Written by Jean-Claude Grumberg. Book adapted by Garson Kanin. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Directed by Garson Kanin. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 17 Oct 1974- 26 Oct 1974 (12 performances + 3 previews that began 15 Oct 1974). Cast: Allan Arbus, Harry Davis, Tovah Feldshuh, Ruth Gordon (as "Zina"), ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Burns & Schreiber | Burns and Schreiber | Avery Schrieber
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Trivia:

Among the routines Avery developed during his years at Second City was the "samurai landlord" that John Belushi later made famous on Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »

Trademark:

Huge girth, walrus mustache and unkempt black curly hair

Star Sign:

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