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Rich Little

​Born in Canada, Rich Little got his start just like almost every other comic of his time - night clubs. he was a very popular comic in these clubs, but if there was one thing Rich was best known for, it was impersonations. He studied the voices of many stars his whole life, stars like James Stewart, Johnny Carson, Don Rickles, Dean Martin, Truman Capote and George Burns. In the late 1960s, Rich was dubbed "the best impressionist in the world." During the 1970s, however, a rivalry began between him and fellow impressionist Frank Gorshin, who is five years older. Ultimately, Rich overpowered Gorshin and remained the best impressionist in the world. In 1973 Rich became more associated with Dean Martin and made countless appearances on the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts," honoring most of the people he impersonated. Besides impressions, Rich also had a successful career as a narrator in many stories, made many appearances in TV series, and hosted many TV shows. He also made his first movie, as Otterlake in The Other Side of the Wind (1972) in 1972. His acting career wasn't as successful as his impressions, but he did have a great talent. After the 1980s, Rich calmed down and moved away from the limelight. In 1998, Rich took a look back at his most remembered moments of his career: his appearances on the "Dean Martin Roasts," in an infomercial to promote the Roast videos. Rich says he will ALWAYS remember those moments.

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Nov 26, 1938 In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Raccoons on Ice
Latest Project:
Movie The Other Side of the Wind 2018-11-02
Known For
Poster of All About Faces
Poster of Pink Ice
Poster of The Raccoons on Ice
Series The Raccoons on Ice Unknown 2023
Movie The Other Side of the Wind Party Guest 2018-11-02
Movie They'll Love Me When I'm Dead Himself 2018-08-31
Series The Raccoons and the Lost Star Unknown 2017
Movie Being Canadian Self 2015-09-18
Movie Futurama: Bender's Game Himself (voice) 2008-11-03
Series Futurama Unknown 1999-03-28
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Toy Story 2 Bo Peep's Whistling (voice) 1999-10-30
Movie A Bug's Life Bird (voice) (uncredited) 1998-11-25
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie The Late Shift Johnny Carson 1996-02-24
Series The Watcher Unknown 1995-01-17
Movie A Tribute to the Boys: Laurel and Hardy Himself 1992-04-05
Movie Bebe's Kids President Nixon 1992-07-31
Movie Happy Hour Mr. X 1987-05-01
Movie One Crazy Summer Disc Jockey 1986-08-08
Series ALF Unknown 1986-09-22
Movie The Canadian Conspiracy 1985-01-01
Series MacGyver Unknown 1985-09-29
Series The Raccoons 1985-11-11
Movie Dirty Tricks 1981-03-06
Movie Rich Little's Christmas Carol All 1978-12-01
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Series The Brady Bunch Hour Unknown 1976-11-28
Series Donny & Marie Unknown 1976-01-23
Series The Rich Little Show Host 1976-02-02
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-05
Series The Captain and Tennille Unknown 1976-09-20
Movie Mitzi & 100 Guys Self 1975-03-24
Movie Doris Day Today Himself 1975-01-01
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Chico and the Man Unknown 1974-09-13
Series The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts Unknown 1973-09-14
Series The ABC Comedy Hour 1972-01-12
Series The Julie Andrews Hour 1972-09-13
Movie Another Nice Mess Richie 1972-08-23
Series All About Faces 1971-08-30
Movie The Phynx Voice in the Box (voice) 1970-03-06
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Unknown 1969-01-22
Series The John Davidson Show 1969-05-30
Series The Barbara McNair Show Unknown 1969-09-13
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Here's Lucy Unknown 1968-09-23
Series Your All American College Show 1968-06-22
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series That Girl Unknown 1966-09-08
Series Love on a Rooftop Unknown 1966-09-06
Movie Sink Pink The Pink Panther (voice) 1965-04-11
Movie Pink Ice The Pink Panther / Devereaux / Hoskins (voice) 1965-06-10
Series Green Acres Unknown 1965-09-15
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20