Joe E. Ross (1914–1982)

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Short (5'7"), chunky-framed, crevice-faced, gravel-voiced comedian Joe E. Ross typically played loveable buffoons and good-natured slobs while his "ooh, ooh!" character sounds would become a beloved catchphrase over time on TV and the night club stage. He was born Joseph Roszawikz to Jewish immigrants in Manhattan on March 15, 1914, and began his ... See full bio »

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Car 54, Where Are You? Officer Gunther Toody
The Phil Silvers Show MSgt. Rupert Ritzik / MSgt. Rupert B. Ritzik
The Love Boat Mr. Ross


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 1981 No Man's Valley (TV Movie)
Daniel (voice)
 1981 The Woman Inside
Cab Driver
 1980 Mafia on the Bounty
 1979 Skatetown U.S.A.
 1979 Gas Pump Girls
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mr. Ross
 1977 Shake, Rattle and Roll (TV Series)
- Guess What's Coming to Dinner? (1977) ... Roll (voice)
 1977 C B Bears (TV Series)
- The Missing Mansion Mystery (1977) ... (voice)
 1977 The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington
Night Watchman
 1976 Slumber Party '57
 1975 The Lost Saucer (TV Series)
- The Tiny Years (1975) ... General
 1975 The Ghost Busters (TV Series)
Mr. Hyde
 1975 When Things Were Rotten (TV Series)
- Quarantine (1975) ... Cook (uncredited)
 1975 The New Tom & Jerry Show (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1975 Linda Lovelace for President
Dirty Guy #2
 1974 Hong Kong Phooey (TV Series)
Sergeant Flint
- Comedy Cowboys (1974) ... Sergeant Flint (voice)
- Dr. Disguiso/The Incredible Mr. Shrink (1974) ... Sergeant Flint (voice)
- Mr. Tornado/The Little Crook Who Wasn't There (1974) ... Sergeant Flint (voice)
- From Bad to Verse/Kong and the Counterfeiters (1974) ... Sergeant Flint (voice)
 1974 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (TV Series)
Officer Gunther Toody
- Car 54 (1974) ... Officer Gunther Toody (voice)
 1974 How to Seduce a Woman
 1973 The Godmothers
 1973 Frasier, the Sensuous Lion
Kuback (as Joe. E. Ross)
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Sexpert")
 1972 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series)
- The Adventures of Robin Hoodnik (1972) ... Oxx (voice)
 1972 Getting Away from It All (TV Movie)
Cab Driver
 1971 Revenge Is My Destiny
Maxie Marks
 1971 Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! (TV Series)
- Panda Pandamonium (1971) ... Botch (voice)
- Ark Lark (1971) ... Botch (voice)
- Rare Bear Bungle (1971) ... Botch (voice)
 1971 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
The Doorman
- The Easy Sunday Murder Case (1971) ... The Doorman
 1970 The Naked Zoo
Mr. Barnum
 1970 The Boatniks
Nutty Sailor
 1969 Judy's Little No-No
 1968 The Love Bug
 1967-1968 Batman (TV Series)
Little Louie Groovy's Agent / Talent Agent
- The Joke's on Catwoman (1968) ... Little Louie Groovy's Agent (uncredited)
- The Funny Feline Felonies (1967) ... Talent Agent (uncredited)
 1967 Tony Rome
Bartender at Paradise Club (uncredited)
 1966-1967 It's About Time (TV Series)
- The Stowaway (1967) ... Gronk
- The Stone Age Diplomats (1967) ... Gronk
- Our Brothers' Keepers (1967) ... Gronk
- School Days, School Days (1967) ... Gronk
- To Sign or Not to Sign (1967) ... Gronk
 1961-1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Officer Gunther Toody
- The Curse of the Snitkins (1963) ... Officer Gunther Toody
- Puncher & Judy (1963) ... Officer Gunther Toody
- The Loves of Sylvia Schnauser (1963) ... Officer Gunther Toody
- Lucille Is 40 (1963) ... Officer Gunther Toody
- Joan Crawford Didn't Say No (1963) ... Officer Gunther Toody
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Chief Kennedy
- Seven Keys to Baldpate (1962) ... Chief Kennedy
 1961 All Hands on Deck
 1960 The Bellboy
Joey, Gangster
 1960 Summer in New York (TV Movie)
 1960 Tall Story
Mike (uncredited)
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Big Moe
- Hello, Charlie (1959) ... Big Moe
 1956-1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
MSgt. Rupert Ritzik / MSgt. Rupert B. Ritzik
- The Bilko Boycott (1959) ... MSgt. Rupert Ritzik
- Bilko in Outer Space (1959) ... MSgt. Rupert Ritzik
- Ritzik Goes Civilian (1959) ... MSgt. Rupert Ritzik
- Bilko the Butler (1959) ... MSgt. Rupert Ritzik
- Warrant Officer Papparelli (1959) ... MSgt. Rupert Ritzik
 1959 Keep in Step (TV Movie)
MSgt. Rupert Ritzik
 1958 Maracaibo
Milt Karger
 1957 Hear Me Good
Max Crane
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Extra (uncredited)
 1953 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
- Pursuit (1953)
 1952 Models Inc.
Front Man (uncredited)
 1952 This Woman Is Dangerous
Asst. Manager (uncredited)
 1950 The Sound of Fury
Nightclub Entertainer (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (16 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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He and his wife were living in a housing complex in Los Angeles and he was hired to do a stand-up act for the residents for $100. In the middle of the show he felt ill, and sat down on the edge of the stage. Almost immediately he keeled over and died, apparently from a heart attack. When his wife later went to the management to collect the $100 he was to be paid, they only gave her $50, saying, "... See more »


The catchphrase "Oooh Oooh, Jumpin' Jehosephat!" See more »

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