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Dick Cavett


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 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Forrest Gump Dick Cavett
(1994)
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(1988)
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(1977)

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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 Driving Me Crazy
Mr. Johnson
 2012 Are We There Yet? (TV Series)
Harold Bradlee
- The Spelling Bee Episode (2012) ... Harold Bradlee
 2012 Excuse Me for Living
Reverend Pilatus
 2005 Duane Hopwood
Fred
 2000 Behind the Seams
Detective
 1997 Elvis Meets Nixon (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1996 Good Money
Doug
 1994 Forrest Gump
Dick Cavett
 1991 Year of the Gun
Ben Gershon
 1990 True Blue (TV Series)
- Blue Monday (1990)
 1988 Moon Over Parador
Dick Cavett
 1988 Beetlejuice
Bernard
 1987 Invisible Thread (TV Movie)
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Mirror, Mirror (1986) ... Dick Cavett
 1984 Hotel (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Outsiders (1984) ... Dick Cavett
 1979 All My Children (TV Series)
Dick Cavett
- Episode dated 9 October 1979 (1979) ... Dick Cavett
 1978 Power Play
Dick Cavett
 1977 Annie Hall
Dick Cavett
 1974 Feelin' Good (TV Series)
Host
 1973 Nightside (TV Movie)
Dick Cavett
 1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Sheriff
- 21 Days to Tenstrike (1972) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Oliver Twist (hypnotist / magician) (1988)
 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)
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Moe Everhardt (1983)
Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (7 credits)
Show Show Self (170 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (52 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Co-author of two books with Christopher Porterfield: "Cavett" (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974) and "Eye on Cavett" (Arbor House, 1983) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Insisted that the proper/technical way to pronounce his surname is "CAY-vit"/"cave-it", not "Cav-vet" as it commonly is. See more »

Trademark:

Comb-over hairstyle See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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