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Les Lye (1924–2009)


Les Lye was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 18, 1924. Following a stint in the armed forces after high school, he attended the University of Toronto, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, and then enrolled in Lorne Greene's Academy of Radio Arts. In 1948, he moved to Ottawa to join Frank Ryan's CFRA team. As a radio announcer, Les... See full bio »

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(age 84) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Known For

You Can't Do That on Television Ross Ewich / Lance Prevort / Barth Baggs / Mr. Schidtler / Announcer / El Capitano / Nasti / Blip / Doctor / Snake-Eyes / Principal / Coach / Various Characters / Camp Counselor / Mr. Shidler / Barth / Dungenor / Latino Captain / Ross / Senator Lance Prevert / Snake Eyes / other roles / Camp Councilor / Librarian / Mr. Dime / Mr. Nickleson-Dime / Nasti,Mr. Schidtler / Peter Cockroach / Seth Pool / Vice-Principal / , Announcer / Alien / Almighty Dollar Fairy / Brutus / Capitano / Cholk of Jungle / Cop / Councilor / Counselor / Cowboy / Dentist / Director / Electric Lamp Genie / Elwood Pus / Frankenstein's Monster / German Doctor / Ghost / Guy Fun / Himself / Homeowner / Howard Cosell / Jackie / Jean-Paul / Julio / Legs Brokenoff / Les / Lord Osofat / Magician / Monster / Mother Baggs / Mr. Dime, Mr. Schidtler, McSwain, Sen. Prevort, Narrator / Mr. Schidtler, Ross, Mr L. Dime, Head Librarian / Mugger / NY Scout / Narrator / News Reporter / Newscaster / R. Sole / Richard III / Salesman / Santa Claus / Sen. Prevort / Star Trek Captain / Un-fairy Godmother / Uncle Roger / Various roles / Voter Guy / additional characters
(1979-1990)
UFO Kidnapped Sam Smythe
(1983)
The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin Quellor / Additional Voices
(1987)
Whatever Turns You On Various roles / Ross / Electrical engineer / L. Nickleson-Dime III / Lance Prevert / Little Frankie / Mr. Shidtler / Nasti
(1979-1980)

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 1979-1990 You Can't Do That on Television (TV Series)
Ross Ewich / Lance Prevort / Mr. Schidtler / ...
- Inventions (1990)
- Blame (1990)
- Choice (1989)
- Contests (1987) ... Various Characters
- Luck (1987) ... Barth / Blip / Senator Lance Prevert / ...
 1989 The Worst of 'You Can't Do That on Television' (Video short)
Ross Ewich
 1987 The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin (TV Series)
Quellor / Additional Voices
- Something in the Soup (1987) ... Quellor (voice)
- The Mushroom Forest (1987) ... Quellor (voice)
- Tweeg Joins M.A.V.O. (1987) ... Quellor (voice)
- The New M.A.V.O. Member (1987) ... Quellor (voice)
- Tweeg's Mom (1987) ... Quellor / Additional Voices (voice)
 1986 Babar and Father Christmas (TV Movie)
Rataxes / Father Christmas (voice)
 1985 Rumpelstiltskin (TV Movie)
Miller (voice)
 1985 The Raccoons (TV Series)
Sam Sneer
- Going It Alone! (1985) ... Sam Sneer (voice)
 1985 Turkey Television (TV Series)
Gramps
 1984 The Care Bears Battle the Freeze Machine (TV Movie)
Professor Coldheart (voice)
 1983 UFO Kidnapped
Sam Smythe
 1983 The Legend of Hiawatha (TV Movie) (voice)
 1983 The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings (TV Movie)
Professor Coldheart / Tree (voice)
 1979-1980 Whatever Turns You On (TV Series)
Various roles / Ross / L. Nickleson-Dime III / ...
- Educational Programming (1980) ... L. Nickleson-Dime III / Ross / Nasti / ...
- Trouble with Social Workers (1980) ... Various roles
- Commercial Programming (1980) ... Various roles
- Kevin Somers, Rock Star (1980) ... Various roles
- Public Transit & Kidnapping (1980) ... Various roles
 1971 Pinocchio
The Fox (English version, voice, uncredited)
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 1983 You Can't Do That on Television (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Future World (1983) ... (writer)
- Pets (1983) ... (writer)
- Classical Music ... (writer)
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 2004 SlimeCon 2004 (TV Movie)
Himself
 2004 You Can't Do That on Film (Documentary)
Himself
 2002 SlimeCon (TV Special)
Himself
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Personal Details

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Trademark:

Trademark Phrase: "Where do they find them....and why do they keep sending them to me?"

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Scorpio

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