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Harry von Zell (1906–1981)

Portly, pudding-faced, wavy dark-haired actor/announcer Harry Von Zell, whose well-modulated voice was a standard radio fixture during the 1930s and '40s, also extended his talents toward film and TV where he appeared in numerous comedy outings, often as a straight man foil. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 11, 1906, he attended UCLA and ... See full bio »

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 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Announcer
- Too Many Suspects (1975) ... Announcer (uncredited)
 1968 The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz
Narrator (uncredited)
 1966 Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
Newscaster / Off-Screen Narrator
 1958-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Henry Baffle / John Sherman / Fred McDermott / ...
- The Link Cheney Story (1964) ... Henry Baffle
- Clyde (1961) ... John Sherman (as Harry Von Zell)
- The Will Santee Story (1961) ... Fred McDermott
- The Tobias Jones Story (1958) ... Nathaniel Ferguson (as Harry Von Zell)
 1963 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Vice Adm. Parker
- Uncle Admiral (1963) ... Vice Adm. Parker
 1962-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Sidney Hawes / Phil Scharf
- The Case of the Ancient Romeo (1962) ... Phil Scharf
 1962 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series)
S&H Green Stamp Pitchman
- Episode #7.4 (1962) ... S&H Green Stamp Pitchman
 1961 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Murphy / Averill Murphy
- Petticoat Crusade (1961) ... Murphy (as Harry VonZell)
- Full Payment (1961) ... Averill Murphy
 1960-1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Frank Curtis
- There's No Place Like Home (1961) ... Frank Curtis
- A Man of Importance (1960) ... Frank Curtis
- Bentley and the Blood Bank (1960) ... Frank Curtis
- Bentley and the Travel Agent (1960) ... Frank Curtis
- Bentley, the Model Citizen (1960) ... Frank Curtis
 1960 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
John Lomax
- Dobie's Navy Blues (1960) ... John Lomax
 1958-1959 The George Burns Show (TV Series)
Announcer / Harry von Zell / Reporter
- The Monster Trend (1959) ... Harry von Zell / Announcer
- Breaking Up the Team (1959) ... Harry von Zell / Announcer
- George's Trial (1959) ... Harry von Zell / Announcer
 1951-1958 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Announcer / Harry von Zell / Harry Von Zell / ...
- The Exchange Student (1958) ... Harry von Zell / Announcer
- The Grammar School Dance (1958) ... Harry von Zell / Announcer
- Summer School (1958) ... Harry von Zell / Announcer
- The June Wedding (1958) ... Harry von Zell / Announcer
- The Week in New York (1958) ... Harry von Zell / Announcer
 1957 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Harry von Zell
- The Fiddler (1957) ... Harry von Zell
 1954 The George Gobel Show (TV Series)
Regular Performer (1959-1960)
 1954 Long Time No See (Short)
Narrator (as Harry Von Zell)
 1952 Son of Paleface
Mr. Stoner (as Harry Von Zell)
 1952 The Marrying Kind
Radio Quiz Show Host (voice, uncredited)
 1951 Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm
Mr. Chadwick (uncredited)
 1951 You're in the Navy Now
Capt. 'Danny' Eliot (as Harry Von Zell)
 1951 Call Me Mister
Maj. Gen. William Steele (uncredited)
 1950 For Heaven's Sake
Tex Henry
 1950 Two Flags West
Ephraim Strong
 1950 Where the Sidewalk Ends
Mr. Morrison (uncredited)
 1950 His Baiting Beauty (Short)
Harry Von Zell (as Harry Von Zell)
 1949 Dear Wife
Jeff Cooper (as Harry Von Zell)
 1949 Microspook (Short)
Harry Von Zell (as Harry Von Zell)
 1949 Radio Riot (Short)
 1948 The Saxon Charm
Zack Humber
 1948 The Sheepish Wolf (Short)
Harry (as Harry Von Zell)
 1947 Rolling Down to Reno (Short)
Harry Von Zell (as Harry Von Zell)
 1947 Radio Romeo (Short)
Harry Von Zell (as Harry Von Zell)
 1947 Where There's Life
Joe Snyder
 1947 The Guilt of Janet Ames
Carter
 1947 Meet Mr. Mischief (Short)
Harry Von Zell (as Harry Von Zell)
 1946 So's Your Antenna (Short)
Harry Von Zell / Hoodlum Harry (as Harry Von Zell)
 1946 Till the End of Time
Scuffy (as Harry Von Zell)
 1945 How Doooo You Do!!!
Harry
 1945 Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 2: Radio Shows (Short)
Harry Von Zell - Radio Announcer (as Harry Von Zell)
 1945 The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry
Ben (as Harry VonZell)
 1945 It's in the Bag!
Phil (uncredited)
 1935 Radio Rhapsody (Short)
Harry - Radio Announcer (as Harry Von Zell)
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(1950s-60s) Hosted a celebrity golf program with 'Sam Snead' See more »

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The huge blooper by Von Zell was not recorded at the time. It was recreated. Had Von Zell's mispronunciation occurred as the President was being introduced to an audience, it would have been highly embarrassing for the seasoned announcer. Von Zell's blooper occurred at the end of a brief presentation in honor of the President's birthday. While still embarrassing, it was not quite as mortifying as... See more »

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