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Posted Oct 31, '13 at 2:42pm

ImTheMostManlyMan

ImTheMostManlyMan

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Was he mostly (if not only) in black and white movies/TV shows?
Did he have a radio show?
Did he die in the last 15 years?
Andy Griffith?
Don Knotts?
Was he a child actor?
Did he did of natural causes?
Was he famous for anything other than said TV show?

 

Posted Oct 31, '13 at 6:28pm

gh0sts

gh0sts

852 posts

Was his most famous role that of a butler?

 

Posted Nov 1, '13 at 7:41pm

Terry_Logic

Terry_Logic

3,993 posts

Andy Kaufman.

No.

Was he mostly (if not only) in black and white movies/TV shows?

Yes.

Did he have a radio show?

No.

Did he die in the last 15 years?

No.

Andy Griffith?

He and I are (were) about the same height. The man I'm thinking of would still be considered tall by today's standards.

Don Knotts?

Don Knotts was 5'7".

Was he a child actor?

No.

Did he did of natural causes?

Yes.

Was he famous for anything other than said TV show?

He starred in two TV shows in the same decade. His first film role was in a very famous, Oscar-winning American classic, and his last film role was in a well-known comedy from the past 25 years.

Was his most famous role that of a butler?

No.

 

Posted Nov 2, '13 at 4:50am

gh0sts

gh0sts

852 posts

Dang, I was sure it was Ted Cassidy. Is the man you're thinking of as tall as Ted Cassidy was?

 

Posted Nov 4, '13 at 5:44am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,230 posts

Also..just to be caught up..do I still hold the record for most correct guesses?

My question went unanswered.

did the actor himself win an oscar?

 

Posted Nov 4, '13 at 6:11pm

Terry_Logic

Terry_Logic

3,993 posts

Is the man you're thinking of as tall as Ted Cassidy was?

Several inches shorter.

My question went unanswered.

I haven't paid much attention to this thread before this round, so I haven't the slightest, but I'm sure you can figure it out by looking through the thread itself.

did the actor himself win an oscar?

No. His role in the Oscar-winning film was a rather small one.

 

Posted Nov 5, '13 at 1:37am

Skeleton_Pilot

Skeleton_Pilot

1,281 posts

I have to say, I read through all of the clues you've given, and I was stumped completely... until I read gh0sts' comment:

Dang, I was sure it was Ted Cassidy.

Which made me think of the Addams Family, which made me think of a similar TV show from the same era, which made me think of the star of that show. I looked up the actor who played this character, and I think I hit the jackpot...

- He was tall and he was on TV (actually close to my height, but I'm pretty tall by most standards).
- He did star in two TV shows within the same decade, one from 1961-63, and the other, more famous one, from 1964-66; both of which were in black and white.
- He did not have a radio show nor was he a child actor,
- His first film role was in an Oscar-winning film starring Marlon Brando.
- His last film role was in a very funny, and actually Oscar-winning (Marisa Tomei for best supporting actress) comedy film.
- He died more than 15 years ago of natural causes.

If I'm not mistaken, the man you are looking for is Fred Gwynne! =)

 

Posted Nov 6, '13 at 6:15pm

Terry_Logic

Terry_Logic

3,993 posts

If I'm not mistaken, the man you are looking for is Fred Gwynne!

This guy is too good to be true.

Your turn.

 

Posted Nov 7, '13 at 4:38am

Skeleton_Pilot

Skeleton_Pilot

1,281 posts

I got it right? Wow, I knew all those years of playing Clue would pay off eventually!

I'm thinking of a very famous fitness superhero!

 

Posted Nov 7, '13 at 5:34am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,230 posts

Richard Simmons is alive so not him.

Bruce Lee?

 
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