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Marvin Kaplan (I) (1927–2016)


Marvin Kaplan was born on January 24, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Marvin Wilbur Kaplan. He was an actor and writer, known for It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), Wild at Heart (1990) and The Great Race (1965). He was married to Rosa Felsenburg. He died on August 25, 2016 in Tarzana, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Wild at Heart
Wild at Heart Uncle Pooch
(1990)
The Great Race
The Great Race Frisbee
(1965)
Midnight Madness
Midnight Madness Bonaventure Desk Clerk
(1980)

Filmography

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 2016 Lookin' Up
Vic Greeley
 2008-2013 The Garfield Show (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Unpleasant Accordion Music (2013) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Super Me/Mastermind (2009) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- A Game of Cat and Mouse/Perfect Pizza (2009) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- The Pizza Tron 7000 (2008) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Pasta Wars/Mother Garfield (2008) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 2012 Autism and Cake (Short)
Mark
 2009 Dark and Stormy Night
Gunny
 2005 McBride: The Chameleon Murder (TV Movie)
Mr. Bernard
 1998-2004 Becker (TV Series)
Mr. Gordon
- DNR (2004) ... Mr. Gordon
- Trials and Defibrillations (2001) ... Mr. Gordon
- Truth and Consequences (1999) ... Mr. Gordon
- Man Plans, God Laughs (1998) ... Mr. Gordon
 2002 Even Stevens (TV Series)
Old Guy #1
- Boy on a Rock (2002) ... Old Guy #1
 1999 ER (TV Series)
Kornberg's Father
- Sticks and Stones (1999) ... Kornberg's Father
 1997 Johnny Bravo (TV Series)
Woody
 1996 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Skeech / Sculptor
- Eye Full of Wander/Lifestyles of the Rich and Scary (1996) ... Skeech / Sculptor (voice)
 1995 The Cartoon Cartoon Show (TV Series)
Dave D. Fly
- O. Ratz: Rat in a Hot Tin Can (1995) ... Dave D. Fly (voice)
 1994 Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love (TV Movie)
Mr. Dawson
 1993 The Big Gig (Short)
 1993 Witchboard 2
Morris
 1992 Monster in My Pocket: The Big Scream (TV Short)
Vampire (voice)
 1992 On the Air (TV Series)
Dwight McGonigle
- Episode #1.7 (1992) ... Dwight McGonigle
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Dwight McGonigle
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Dwight McGonigle
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Dwight McGonigle
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Dwight McGonigle
 1991 Garfield and Friends (TV Series)
Angel Puss
- Moo Cow Mutt/Big Bad Buddy Bird/Angel Puss (1991) ... Angel Puss (voice)
 1991 Delirious
Typewriter Repairman
 1991 They Came from Outer Space (TV Series)
Dr. Kendall
- The Legend (1991) ... Dr. Kendall
 1990 Monsters (TV Series)
Murray Van Pelt
- Murray's Monster (1990) ... Murray Van Pelt
 1990 Wake, Rattle & Roll (TV Series)
Choo Choo (1990) (voice)
 1990 Wild at Heart
Uncle Pooch
 1989 Double Your Pleasure (TV Movie)
Jeff
 1989 My Two Dads (TV Series)
Burnin' Vernon McCracken
- Playing with Fire (1989) ... Burnin' Vernon McCracken
 1989 The Further Adventures of SuperTed (TV Series)
Man at Radio Station
- Phantom of the Grand Ol' Opry (1989) ... Man at Radio Station (voice)
 1988 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Irv
- Team Picture (1988) ... Irv
 1988 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Jerrold Plotnik
- A Fair Shake: Part 1 (1988) ... Jerrold Plotnik
 1988 Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats (TV Movie)
Choo-Choo (voice)
 1986 The Smurfs (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Smurfquest: Part 1/Smurfquest: Part 2 (1986) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1986 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Joe
- The Bigger They Are (1986) ... Joe
 1986 MacGyver (TV Series)
The Chess Master
- A Prisoner of Conscience (1986) ... The Chess Master
 1986 Hollywood Vice Squad
Man with doll
 1978-1985 Alice (TV Series)
Henry
- Th-th-th-that's All Folks (1985) ... Henry
- Kiss the Grill Goodbye (1985) ... Henry
- Tommy's Lost Weekend (1984) ... Henry
- Space Sharples (1984) ... Henry
- Mel Spins His Wheels (1984) ... Henry
 1981-1984 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Mouser / Sutcliffe
- Bad Cat (1984) ... Mouser (voice)
- Arthur the Kid (1981) ... Sutcliffe
 1984 Don't Ask Me, Ask God (TV Movie)
Neighbor #1
 1983 Deck the Halls with Wacky Walls (TV Movie)
Stick'um (voice)
 1983 Saturday Supercade (TV Series)
Shellshock 'Shelly' Turtle
- Gorilla Gangster/Sheep Rustle Hustle/Spaced Out Frogs/Amazon Jungle Bungle (1983) ... Shellshock 'Shelly' Turtle (voice)
 1980 Midnight Madness
Bonaventure Desk Clerk
 1979 Flying High (TV Series)
Cutler
- Ladies of the Night (1979) ... Cutler
 1978 CHiPs (TV Series)
Hilmer Nelson
- Disaster Squad (1978) ... Hilmer Nelson
 1977 We've Got Each Other (TV Series)
Milton
- Miss Wonderful (1977) ... Milton
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Zobar
- Circus of Terror (1977) ... Zobar
 1977 C B Bears (TV Series)
Skids (voice)
 1976 Freaky Friday
Carpet Cleaner
 1975 The Lost Saucer (TV Series)
Scientist #1
- Get a Dorse (1975) ... Scientist #1
 1974 Snakes
Brother Joy
 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Delgado
- Bad Medicine (1974) ... Delgado
 1974 Chopper One (TV Series)
Harry
- The Informer (1974) ... Harry
 1972-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
The Psychiatrist (segment "Love and the Stutter") / Arnold (segment "Love and the Latin Lover")
 1973 The Severed Arm
Mad Man Herman
 1972 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (TV Series)
Norman
- Love Story (1972) ... Norman (voice)
 1971 The Chicago Teddy Bears (TV Series)
Marvin
- Billy the Kid (1971) ... Marvin
- The Spy (1971) ... Marvin
- The Alderman (1971) ... Marvin
- Tender Loving Kindness (1971) ... Marvin
 1971 Julia (TV Series)
Mr. Crocker
- Courting Time (1971) ... Mr. Crocker
 1970 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Perkins
- One of Our Hotels Is Growing (1970) ... Perkins
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Sol Alpert / Sol Albert
- In This Corner - Sol Alpert (1969) ... Sol Alpert
- Flight Five Doesn't Answer (1969) ... Sol Albert
 1969 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Stanley
- The Other Woman (1969) ... Stanley
 1969 My World and Welcome to It (TV Series)
Corp. Schultz
- Man Against the World (1969) ... Corp. Schultz
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
Ethel
- Out of the Blue (1968) ... Ethel
 1968 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Joe
- Gossip, Incorporated (1968) ... Joe
 1968 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Mr. Kendall
- The Carriage Waits (1968) ... Mr. Kendall
 1966 Gidget (TV Series)
Jeff Tracy
- Don't Defrost the Alligator (1966) ... Jeff Tracy
 1966 Honey West (TV Series)
Byron Manners
- The Fun-Fun Killer (1966) ... Byron Manners
 1965 Hank (TV Series)
Dudley Cobb
- The Campus Caper (1965) ... Dudley Cobb
 1965 The Great Race
Frisbee
 1965 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Kwazniak
- All Ahead, Empty (1965) ... Kwazniak
 1964-1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Pet Store Owner / Landlord
- The Baritone Canary (1964) ... Pet Store Owner
- Call Me No Cabs (1964) ... Landlord
 1964 The Baileys of Balboa (TV Series)
Louie
- Wanna Buy a Hot Turkey? (1964) ... Louie
 1963-1964 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Marvin / Marv
- Hooray for Hollywood (1964) ... Marvin
- Maggie Brown (1963) ... Marv
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Alvin
- The Game with Glass Pieces (1964) ... Alvin
 1963 A New Kind of Love
Harry
 1963 Maggie Brown (TV Movie)
Marvin
 1963 The Nutty Professor
English Student
 1961-1962 Top Cat (TV Series)
Choo Choo / Choo-Choo
- Dibble's Double (1962) ... Choo Choo (voice)
- Griswald (1962) ... Choo Choo (voice)
- Dibble Sings Again (1962) ... Choo Choo (voice)
- Dibble Breaks the Record (1962) ... Choo Choo (voice)
- The Con Men (1962) ... Choo Choo (voice)
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Irwin
- Hit and Miss (1961) ... Irwin
 1961 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Mr. Monty W. Milfloss
- The Second Childhood of Herbert T. Gillis (1961) ... Mr. Monty W. Milfloss
 1961 Acapulco (TV Series)
- Bell's Half Acre (1961)
 1960 Tom, Dick and Harry (TV Movie)
Harry Murphy
 1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Arbogast
- A Gun for Mother's Day (1960) ... Arbogast
 1960 Wake Me When It's Over
Hap Cosgrove
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Harry Cooper
- Tom, Dick, and Harry (1959) ... Harry Cooper
 1956-1958 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Pvt. Alvin / Alfred Pinzmetal
- Valentine Day's Double Date (1958) ... Pvt. Alvin
- Valentine's Day Double Date (Original) (1956) ... Alfred Pinzmetal
 1958 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Oscar 'Evil Eye' Schultz
- The Honeymoon (1958) ... Oscar 'Evil Eye' Schultz
- Evil Eye Schultz (1958) ... Oscar 'Evil Eye' Schultz
 1952-1955 Meet Millie (TV Series)
Alfred Prinzmetal
- The Wedding Day (1955) ... Alfred Prinzmetal
- Ruining New Job for Millie (1955) ... Alfred Prinzmetal
- Getting Millie and Junior Together (1955) ... Alfred Prinzmetal
- Day Before the Wedding (1955) ... Alfred Prinzmetal
- Episode #4.27 (1955) ... Alfred Prinzmetal
 1954 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
W. Somerset Kaplan
- Premiere Show (1954) ... W. Somerset Kaplan
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Marvin
- The Marriage Fix (1953) ... Marvin
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Marvin
- Double Exposure (1953) ... Marvin
 1952 The Fabulous Senorita
Clifford Van Kunkle
 1951 The Andrews Sisters (TV Movie)
 1951 Angels in the Outfield
Timothy Durney
 1951 Behave Yourself!
Max the Umbrella
 1951 Criminal Lawyer
Sam Kutler
 1951 The Fat Man
Pinkie (uncredited)
 1951 I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Arnold Fisher
 1950 Hollywood Theatre Time (TV Series)
 1950 Francis
First Medical Corps lieutenant (uncredited)
 1950 Key to the City
Francis - Newspaper Photographer (uncredited)
 1949 Adam's Rib
Court Stenographer (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (9 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Other Works:

(5/07-7/07) Stage: Appeared (w/Betty Garrett in "Mornings at Seven", Theatre West, Hollywood, CA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Kaplan studied at Brooklyn College and came to Hollywood in 1947 to write for radio and the stage. See more »

Trademark:

Voice of Choo Choo from Top Cat See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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