Dick Cavett

Talk show host, Writer, Actor
Dick Cavett was often referred to as "the thinking man's talk show host," for the intelligent and sophisticated interview style he displayed on the Emmy Award-winning series "The Dick Cavett Show" (ABC, 1968-1972) ... Read more »
Born: 11/19/1936 in Gibbon, Nebraska, USA

Filmography

Actor (98)

Best of Enemies 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Janis: Little Girl Blue 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Dateline NBC 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Excuse Me for Living 2012 (Movie)

Reverend Pilatus (Actor)

Gossip Girl 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley 2012 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Bored to Death 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Battle for Late Night 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Pioneers of Television 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Dick Cavett Show: Mel Brooks 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

Duane Hopwood 2005 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

Inside Deep Throat 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Joan Rivers: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Once Upon a Sleigh Ride 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Frequency 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Clare Booth Luce 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Sell & Spin: A History of Advertising 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

NYTV: By the People Who Made It 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Janis Joplin: The E! True Hollywood Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Money 1996 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

Howard Stern: Radio Rebel 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dick Cavett Show 1988 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Talk Back America III 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

One on One: Classic Television Interviews 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Talk Back America II 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Miss America Pageant 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Groucho Marx 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Heliumhead 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Talk Back America Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Cavett With Gore Vidal 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Here He Is... The One, The Only... Groucho 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

2 Years... Later 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

CNBC's Prime Time Preview 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Year of the Gun 1991 (Movie)

Ben Gershon (Actor)

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Spy Magazine Presents How to Be Famous 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual ACE Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Presenter

Funny 1989 (Movie)

Television Host (Actor)

The Classical Music Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

The Designing Edge: An Aspen Journal 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Beetlejuice 1988 (Movie)

Bernard (Actor)

College Bowl 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Moon Over Parador 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Private Tutor 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Penn & Teller's Invisible Thread 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dick Cavett Show 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Buys NBC? 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Bodywatch: In Search of the Perfect Day 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry Belafonte: Don't Stop The Carnival 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Japan's Grand Kabuki in America 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Yesteryear... 1927 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Edge of Night 1955 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Grand Tour 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheers 1983 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parade of Stars 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Teddy Pendergrass in Concert 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Yesteryear 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Acting: Lee Strasberg and The Actors Studio 1980 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Health 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Power Play 1978 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Andre Watts 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Annie Hall 1977 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Giselle 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The New York Philharmonic 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Cavett's Backlot USA 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 1976 (Tv Show)

Actor

Swan Lake 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Feeling Good 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny Girl to Funny Lady 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dick Cavett Show 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Cocksucker Blues 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Plimpton! Did You Hear the One About...? 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dick Cavett Show 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Another World (TV Show)

Actor

Barbarians At the Gate (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis Meets Nixon (TV Show)

Narrator

Faces of Japan (TV Show)

Actor

Nightside (TV Show)

Actor

The Barber of Seville (TV Show)

Actor

Twisted Tales (TV Show)

Narrator
Writer (1)

The Merv Griffin Show 1962 - 1963 (Tv Show)

Writer

Biography

Dick Cavett was often referred to as "the thinking man's talk show host," for the intelligent and sophisticated interview style he displayed on the Emmy Award-winning series "The Dick Cavett Show" (ABC, 1968-1972). Cavett's witty conversations with a wide array of guests captured viewers' attention and made his show a formidable competitor against late night Goliath "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC, 1962-1992). Throughout its run, "The Dick Cavett Show" delivered some of the most memorable and controversial moments ever seen on the small screen - from Katherine Hepburn's mid-interview walkout, to multiple appearances from John Lennon and Yoko Ono, to a heated debate about the Vietnam War. While interviewing every household name from the worlds of entertainment, politics, and media, Cavett remained a distinguished and fascinated host, admirable traits that helped turn the former stand-up comedian and writer into a television legend.

Relationships

Alva Cavett

Father

Eva Cavett

Mother

Carrie Nye

Wife
married in 1964

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1958

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1958

Milestones

2000

Served as narrator of the Broadway revival of "The Rocky Horror Show"

1997

Narrated "Elvis Meets Nixon" (Showtime)

1989

Performed "Love Letters" on the NY stage

1988

Succeeded Tom Aldredge as the Narrator in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical "Into the Woods"

1988

Played character other than himself in feature film for first time, "Beetlejuice"

1987

Began hosting "College Bowl" for The Disney Channel

1983

Published second memoir, "Eye on Cavett"

1977

Appeared for first time in a feature film (playing himself), "Annie Hall"

1977

Made Broadway acting debut, "Otherwise Engaged"

1976

Hosted "Live From Lincoln Center" and "Great Performances" specials for PBS

1975

Returned to network TV as star of the CBS talk show "Dick Cavett Show"

1974

Published autobiography, "Cavett"

1963

Wrote for "The Jerry Lewis Show" (ABC)

1960

Was staff writer for Jack Paar and "The Tonight Show" (NBC)

1960

Worked as copyboy for TIME magazine

Was host of ABC's "This Morning"

Hosted PBS version of "The Dick Cavett Show"

Spent one season on cable's USA Network as host of "The Dick Cavett Show"

Staff writer for "The Merv Griffin Show" (NBC)

Hosted "Cavett", an interview show on cable's CNBC

Hosted the ABC late-night talk show "The Dick Cavett Show"

Hosted the PBS series "Feeling Good"

"The Dick Cavett Show" moved to ABC

Performed in nightclubs

Hosted "Time Was", a series of specials for HBO

Bonus Trivia

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Cavett has played himself in numerous feature films including "Annie Hall" (1977), "Health" (1980) and "Forest Gump" (1994).

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