Dick Cavett

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Yale-educated Dick Cavett established his reputation as the most erudite of American talk show hosts in the late 1960s and early '70s. Although there were many contenders who took on Johnny Carson, the undisputed heavyweight champion of late-night TV, Cavett generally was considered the most successful of the pretenders to Carson's throne. There ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »


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 2018 Liverspots and Astronots (TV Series)
Monty Pesh
- The Older Brother ... Monty Pesh
 2016 Childrens Hospital (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Show Me a Hero (2016) ... Dick Cavett
 2014 River of Fundament
Wake Guest
 2012 Are We There Yet? (TV Series)
Harold Bradlee
- The Spelling Bee Episode (2012) ... Harold Bradlee
- Open Mic Gaffe (2012) ... Harold Bradlee
- The Spelling Bee Episode (2012) ... Harold Bradlee
 2012 Excuse Me for Living
Reverend Pilatus
 2012 Gossip Girl (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Con-Heir (2012) ... Dick Cavett
 2011 Bored to Death (TV Series)
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- The Black Clock of Time (2011) ... Dick Cavett
 2005 Duane Hopwood
 2000 Behind the Seams
 2000 Frequency
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 1997 Elvis Meets Nixon (TV Movie)
 1996 Good Money
 1995 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Homie the Clown (1995) ... Dick Cavett (voice)
 1994 Forrest Gump
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 1993 Barbarians at the Gate (TV Movie)
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 1991 Year of the Gun
Ben Gershon
 1990 True Blue (TV Series)
- Blue Monday (1990)
 1988 Another World (TV Series)
Oliver Twist
- Episode dated 21 November 1988 (1988) ... Oliver Twist
 1988 After School
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 1988 Moon Over Parador
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 1988 Beetlejuice
 1986 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Episode dated 10 March 1986 (1986) ... Dick Cavett
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Mirror, Mirror (1986) ... Dick Cavett
 1986 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- High Anxiety (1986) ... Dick Cavett
 1984 Hotel (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Outsiders (1984) ... Dick Cavett
 1983-1984 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Moe Eberhardt
- Episode #1.7208 (1984) ... Moe Eberhardt (credit only)
- Episode #1.7204 (1984) ... Moe Eberhardt
- Episode #1.7203 (1984) ... Moe Eberhardt
- Episode #1.7189 (1984) ... Moe Eberhardt
- Episode #1.7126 (1983) ... Moe Eberhardt
 1983 Cheers (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- They Called Me Mayday (1983) ... Dick Cavett
 1981 Rich and Famous
Dick Cavett (uncredited)
 1980 HealtH
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 1980 Simon
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 1979 All My Children (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Episode dated 9 October 1979 (1979) ... Dick Cavett
 1978 Power Play
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 1977 Annie Hall
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 1975 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Two Men on a Hoarse (1975) ... Dick Cavett
 1974 Feelin' Good (TV Series)
 1973 Nightside (TV Movie)
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 1972-1973 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Dom DeLuise (1973) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Debbie Reynolds (1972) ... Guest Performer
- Carol Channing (1972) ... Guest Performer
 1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
- 21 Days to Tenstrike (1972) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
 1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- The Hiding Place (1960)
 1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Student in Front Row
- Bilko's Godson (1959) ... Student in Front Row (uncredited)
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(July 26 to August 23, 1960) He played Bill Johnson in Lawrence Schwab and B.G. Desylva's play, "Good News," in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production at the Adams Memorial Theatre Main Stage at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts with Benedict Austin (Sylvester); Dan Austin (football player); Stan Blair (... See more »

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Charlie Siebert


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I never missed a Jack Paar show until I made my ludicrously ballsy move and got myself hired by him. I was a copy boy for "Time" magazine, and someone left "The Herald Tribune" open on the copy boy desk, and I read Marie Torre's column about Jack Paar. It said he worried more about his monologue than anything else. So I went home and typed one up, then took it to the bowels of the RCA Building ... See more »


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