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Kenneth Mars (1935–2011)

Kenneth Mars was born on April 4, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Young Frankenstein (1974), The Producers (1967) and The Little Mermaid (1989). He was married to Barbara Newborn. He died on February 12, 2011 in Granada Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein Inspector Kemp
The Producers
The Producers Franz Liebkind
The Little Mermaid
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 2007-2008 The Land Before Time (TV Series)
Grandpa Longneck
 2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game)
King Triton (English version, voice)
 2007 Hannah Montana (TV Series)
 2006 The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers (Video)
Grandpa Longneck / Parasaurlophus (voice)
 2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game)
King Triton (English version, voice)
 2005 The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses (Video)
Grandpa Longneck (voice)
 2004 Oliver Beene (TV Series)
Carl the Super
 2002-2004 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Otto Mannkusser
 2003 Freelancer (Video Game) (voice)
 2002 Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice, as Ken Mars)
 2002 The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water (Video)
Grandpa Longneck (voice)
 2002 Teddy Bears' Picnic
Gene Molinari
 2002 Kingdom Hearts (Video Game)
King Triton (English version, voice, as Ken Mars)
 2001 The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze (Video)
Grandpa Longneck / Lambeosaurus (voice)
 2001 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Uncle Sid
 2001 The Legend of Tarzan (TV Series)
Old Gorilla
 2001 Becker (TV Series)
Melvin / Melvin Golar
 2001 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
 2000 The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire (Video)
Grandpa Longneck (voice)
 2000 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Ronald Bishop
 2000 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
 2000 The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (Video)
King Triton (voice)
 1999-2000 The Pretender (TV Series)
 2000 Runaway Virus (TV Movie)
Dr. Arnold Bowman
 1999 Giggles (Video)
Triton (voice)
 1999 L.A. Doctors (TV Series)
 1998 The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock (Video)
Grandpa Longneck (voice)
 1998 Godzilla: The Series (TV Series)
Alexander Preloran
 1998 Maggie (TV Series)
 1998 You Wish (TV Series)
Santa Claus
 1997-1998 Life with Louie (TV Series)
 1998 Cow and Chicken (TV Series)
Candy Store Geek / Policeman / Wattle
 1997 The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (Video)
Grandpa (voice)
 1997 Ariel's Story Studio (Video Game)
King Triton (voice)
 1997 Police Academy: The Series (TV Series)
Dr. Otis P. Quackenbush
 1997 Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (Video Game)
Overseer (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1997 The Naked Truth (TV Series)
 1996-1997 Weird Science (TV Series)
Kommandant / Judge
 1997 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Mr. Tinsley
 1996 Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie (Video)
Professor Von Trapp (voice)
 1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Grant Gendell
 1996 Boston Common (TV Series)
 1996 Party of Five (TV Series)
Earl Garraty
 1996 Jungle Cubs (TV Series)
 1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (TV Series)
Faust / Police Captain
 1996 Bruno the Kid (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1996 Citizen Ruth
Dr. Charlie Rollins
 1995 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
Mr. Hucklebuck
 1993-1995 The Pink Panther (TV Series)
 1995 Freakazoid! (TV Series)
Dr. Gunther Hunterhanker
 1994-1995 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
M2 / Richard
 1995 Rough Magic
 1995 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Wallace Carstairs
 1994 The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure (Video)
Grandpa Longneck (voice)
 1992-1994 The Little Mermaid (TV Series)
Triton / King Triton / Dr. Vile
 1994 Mighty Max (TV Series)
Professor Zygote
 1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Series)
Medical Examiner Reese
 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Judge Zimring
 1994 Tom (TV Series)
 1994 Thumbelina
King Colbert (voice)
 1994 Evening Shade (TV Series)
Mayor Ogden
 1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
 1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Professor Screweyes (voice)
 1993 Animaniacs (TV Series)
 1993 Basic Values: Sex, Shock & Censorship in the 90's (TV Movie)
Reverend Pete
 1991-1993 The Pirates of Dark Water (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1993 Rugrats (TV Series)
Toothbrush / Candy Bar / Policeman
 1993 Bonkers (TV Series)
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Judge Mankowitz
 1992 Fievel's American Tails (TV Series)
Sweet William
 1992 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Moisha Lowkowitz
 1990-1992 Tom & Jerry Kids Show (TV Series)
 1992 A Different World (TV Series)
 1992 Disney's Ariel the Little Mermaid (Video Game)
King Triton (voice)
 1991 Shadows and Fog
 1991 Darkwing Duck (TV Series)
 1991 Bobby's World (TV Series)
 1991 Mimi & Me (TV Movie)
Uncle Al
 1990-1991 TaleSpin (TV Series)
Buzz / Heimlich Menudo
 1990 New Kids on the Block (TV Series)
 1990 She'll Take Romance (TV Movie)
 1990 Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone (TV Series)
Greystone Giant
 1990 Perfect Strangers (TV Series)
Alvin 'Ace' Atkins
 1990 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series)
 1990 Garfield and Friends (TV Series)
 1990 Shades of LA (TV Series)
Uncle Louie
 1990 Timeless Tales from Hallmark (TV Series)
 1990 The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1990 227 (TV Series)
Joe Bouiver
 1987-1990 DuckTales (TV Series)
 1990 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
 1989-1990 Paddington Bear (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1989 The Little Mermaid
Triton (voice)
 1988-1989 Fantastic Max (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1989 Astérix et le coup du menhir
Fishstix (English version, voice)
 1989 A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (TV Series)
Mr. Trixenstuff / Ghost of Buster McMuttmauler
 1981-1989 The Smurfs (TV Series)
Additional Voices / King Bullrush
 1989 The Further Adventures of SuperTed (TV Series)
Sleepless Knight
 1989 Get Smart, Again! (TV Movie)
Cmdr. Drury
 1985-1988 CBS Storybreak (TV Series)
 1988 The Adventures of Raggedy Ann & Andy (TV Series)
The Camel with the Wrinkled Knees (1988) (voice)
 1988 The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1988 Rented Lips
Reverend Farrell
 1986-1988 The Flintstone Kids (TV Series)
Narrator / Trash Man / Armored Car Robber #1 / ...
 1988 Illegally Yours
Hal B. Keeler
 1988 For Keeps?
Mr. Bobrucz
 1988 Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats (TV Movie)
Director / Dogcatcher (voice)
 1987 Charles in Charge (TV Series)
Poppa Grundov
 1987 Square One Television (TV Series)
Hans Balpeen
 1987 Mathnet (TV Series)
Hans Balpeen
 1987 Radio Days
Rabbi Baumel
 1986 Potato Head Kids (TV Series)
Mr. Potato Head (1986) (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1986 Foofur (TV Series)
 1982-1986 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Ned Bartlett / Don Diablo / Fritz Markham / ...
 1986 Teen Wolf (TV Series)
Mayor Marconi
 1986 The Last Precinct (TV Series)
 1985-1986 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Gerald 'Jerry' Hardcastle / Burt Schneider
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Tooth Fairy (segment "Tooth and Consequences")
 1986 The Adventures of the American Rabbit
Walt / Vultor (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1985 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Douglas Veenhof
 1985 The Jetsons (TV Series)
 1985 Misfits of Science (TV Series)
Sen. Donner
 1985 The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (TV Series)
 1985 Beer
A.J. Norbecker
 1985 Fletch
Stanton Boyd
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Hemsley Post
 1984 Protocol
 1981-1984 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Archie / Joseph the Caretaker
 1984 Call to Glory (TV Series)
 1984 The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries (TV Series)
Orson Kane / Maid Mummy
 1984 Challenge of the GoBots (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1984 The Duck Factory (TV Series)
Harmon Alison
 1984 Prince Jack
Lyndon Johnson
 1982-1984 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Malcolm Carrothers / Dr. French
 1984 Whiz Kids (TV Series)
Elwood Sellers
 1983 The Biskitts (TV Series)
Max / Fetch / Snarl
 1983 The Mississippi (TV Series)
 1983 Saturday Supercade (TV Series)
 1983 Full House (TV Movie)
Arthur Krantz
 1983 Yellowbeard
Mr. Crisp and Verdugo
 1983 Small & Frye (TV Series)
 1983 The Dukes (TV Series)
 1983 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
 1982 Shirt Tales (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1982 Ri¢hie Ri¢h (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1982 Tucker's Witch (TV Series)
Mark Wyndham
 1982 Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour (TV Series)
Sgt. Turnbuckle
 1982 The Little Rascals (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1982 The Rules of Marriage (TV Movie)
Red Hewitt
 1977-1982 Alice (TV Series)
Dr. Lewis Evers / Billy Joe
 1981-1982 Laverne & Shirley in the Army (TV Series)
Sgt. Turnbuckle
 1981 Private Benjamin (TV Series)
Cpt. Buck Stoker
 1981 Trollkins (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1980-1981 The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1981 Full Moon High
The Coach - Principal Cleveland
 1981 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Mr. Harris
 1980 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Dr. Cobb
 1980 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
William Tarkington IV
 1979 Heaven Only Knows (TV Movie)
 1979 Before and After (TV Movie)
Ben Fryer
 1979 Carol Burnett & Company (TV Series)
 1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
Marshal Woolly Bill Hitchcock
 1979 You Can't Take It with You (TV Movie)
Mr. Kolenkhov
 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
 1978 Goin' Coconuts
 1978 America 2-Night (TV Series)
W.D. 'Bud' Prize
 1978 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Gus Shaftner
 1978 The Fighting Nightingales (TV Movie)
Col. H. Jonas Boyette
 1978 Tabitha (TV Series)
Ducky Roberts
 1977 Bunco (TV Movie) (as Ken Mars)
 1977 Carter Country (TV Series)
Chief Thorpe
 1977 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
Dr. Stanner
 1977 Fernwood Tonight (TV Series)
William W.D. 'Bud' Prize / W.D. 'Bud' Prize
 1977 Columbo (TV Series)
 1975-1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Manny Ziegler / Mort Barker
 1977 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series)
Harold French
 1976 Family (TV Series)
Bob Fingerman
 1976 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Officer Callahan
 1976 Good Heavens (TV Series)
 1972-1976 Insight (TV Series)
Eddie Simmons / Ben Lipton
 1975 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Colonel Von Blasko
 1974-1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Dr. Mangram / Don Yorkfield
 1975 M-U-S-H (TV Series)
Coldlips / Maj. Sideburns / Lupey / ... (voice)
 1975 Uncle Croc's Block (TV Series)
Sideburns / Coldlips / Colonel Flake / ... (voice, as Ken Mars)
 1975 Night Moves
 1975 The Bob Crane Show (TV Series)
 1975 Someone I Touched (TV Movie)
Paul Wrightwood
 1975 It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (TV Movie)
Max Mencken
 1974 Young Frankenstein
Inspector Kemp
 1974 The Parallax View
Former FBI Agent Will
 1974 Hello Mother, Goodbye! (TV Movie)
 1970-1974 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Charlie Gibbs (segment "Love and the Patrolperson") / Walt (segment "Love and the Missing Mister") / Darby Digby (segment "Love and the Newscasters") / ...
 1973 If I Had a Million (TV Movie)
 1973 Guess Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (TV Movie)
Mitchell Bernard (as Ken Mars)
 1973 Hawkins (TV Series)
Lester De Ville
 1973 The Karen Valentine Show (TV Movie)
 1973 Steambath (TV Movie)
 1973 Here We Go Again (TV Series)
Jim Sutton
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Adam Bronson
 1971-1972 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Dr. Thursby / Mr. Buchanan
 1972 What's Up, Doc?
Hugh Simon
 1972 Second Chance (TV Movie)
Doctor Julius Roth
 1971 Shepherd's Flock (TV Movie)
Jack Shepherd
 1971 Desperate Characters
Otto Bentwood
 1970 That Girl (TV Series)
Captain Gooney
 1968-1970 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Joshua T. Albertson / Ellsworth Gordon
 1969 Viva Max
Dr. Sam Gillison
 1969 Room 222 (TV Series)
Charles Shaffer
 1969 The Debbie Reynolds Show (TV Series)
Elia Stanislaus
 1969 The April Fools
Les Hopkins
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
 1967-1968 He & She (TV Series)
Harry Zarakardos
 1967 The Producers
Franz Liebkind
 1967 Get Smart (TV Series)
Tom Orlando
 1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Clyde Hayes
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Barry Schweitzer
 1963 Act One
Robert E. Sherwood (as Kenneth Moss)
 1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
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In 1971, he starred in an unsold sitcom pilot, for CBS called "Me and Joe", which also featured Scott C. Kolden in a title role. Also in the pilot was Ann Prentiss.

Alternate Names:

Kenny Mars | Ken Mars | Kenneth Moss


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Familiar face of the past 40 years, famous for his portrayal of a wide range of foreign characters. Best known for his roles as the laughable Nazi playwright Franz Liebkind in The Producers (1967) and the Police Inspector in Young Frankenstein (1974). Had regular role as Harry the Fireman in the short-lived Richard Benjamin/Paula Prentiss sitcom He & She (1967). See more »


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