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Charlie Callas (1927–2011)


Born Charles Callias in Brooklyn, NY on December 20, 1927, he served in the US Army in Germany during World War 2. Originally a drummer, he played with Tommy Dorsey, Claude Thornhill and Buddy Rich. He was always clowning around and would drive the band members crazy on the bus as they traveled. So much so, they suggested he should be a comedian. "... See full bio »

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History of the World: Part I Soothsayer - The Roman Empire
(1981)
Pete's Dragon Elliott
(1977)
Switch Malcolm Argos
(1975-1978)

Filmography

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 2011 Horrorween (Video)
Charlie Callas
 2007 Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular (TV Movie)
Rabbi Schultz
 2002 Crooks
Sol solzberg
 1999 Beggars and Choosers (TV Series)
 1995 A.J.'s Time Travelers (TV Series)
Amerigo Vespucci
- Amerigo Vespucci (1995) ... Amerigo Vespucci
 1995 Vampire Vixens from Venus
Bartender
 1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Man in Straitjacket
 1995 Cybill (TV Series)
Man in Nursing Home
- See Jeff Jump, Jump, Jeff, Jump! (1995) ... Man in Nursing Home (uncredited)
 1993 The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series)
- A Yard Too Far/Circus Midgets (1993) ... (voice)
 1993 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
El Cid
- Meat Market (1993) ... El Cid
 1989 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Sammy Frank
- The Unbearable Lightness of Boring (1989) ... Sammy Frank
 1987 D.C. Follies (TV Series)
Charlie Callas
 1987 The Dom DeLuise Show (TV Series)
Charlie
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Charlie
 1984 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Cookie The Bookie
- Lady Luck (1984) ... Cookie The Bookie
 1984 Gallavants
Azor (voice)
 1983 Hysterical
Dracula
 1983 It Takes Two (TV Series)
Larry Barker
- Only When You Laugh (1983) ... Larry Barker
 1983 Alice (TV Series)
Parrot mascot
- Carrie on the Rebound (1983) ... Parrot mascot (uncredited)
 1982 Rooster (TV Movie)
Francis A. Melville
 1982 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Murph
- Ready, Aim... Die! (1982) ... Murph
 1981 History of the World: Part I
Soothsayer - The Roman Empire
 1981 Bungle Abbey (TV Movie)
Brother Charles
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Juan Tizol
- Murder Is a Drag (1981) ... Juan Tizol
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Vinnie De Risi
 1979 Legends of the Superheroes (TV Series)
Sinestro
- The Roast (1979) ... Sinestro
- The Challenge (1979) ... Sinestro
 1975-1978 Switch (TV Series)
Malcolm Argos
- The Siege at the Bouziki Bar (1978) ... Malcolm Argos
- Photo Finish (1978) ... Malcolm Argos
- The Cage (1978) ... Malcolm Argos
- Play-Off (1978) ... Malcolm Argos
- Mexican Standoff (1978) ... Malcolm Argos
 1977 High Anxiety
Cocker Spaniel
 1977 Pete's Dragon
Elliott (voice)
 1976 Cos (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1976)
 1976 Silent Movie
Blindman
 1972-1973 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #6.15 (1973) ... Guest Performer
- Episode #5.22 (1972) ... Guest Performer
- Episode #5.19 (1972) ... Guest Performer
 1972 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Charlie
- The Female Instinct (1972) ... Charlie
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Fred (segment "Love and the Bathtub")
 1970 The Des O'Connor Show (TV Series)
Regular (1971)
 1968 Its Vikki Carr (TV Series)
Comedian
- Vikki Carr & Her Boyfriends (1968) ... Comedian
 1967 The Big Mouth
Rex
 1966 The Monkees (TV Series)
Ice Cream Man
- Success Story (1966) ... Ice Cream Man (as Charles Callas)
 1966 The Munsters (TV Series)
Lefty
- Herman Picks a Winner (1966) ... Lefty
 1964 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series)
Guest Comedian / Safari Monolog
- Episode #3.13 (1964) ... Guest Comedian / Safari Monolog
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Served in the U.S. Army during World War II and later worked as a drummer before turning to stand-up comedy. See more »

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Nervous chattering

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Sagittarius

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