Foster Brooks

At the very top of the list of funny film and TV drunks, alongside the likes of Dean Martin, Dudley Moore in "Arthur," and W. C. Fields, there was also stand-up comic Foster Brooks. The comedian's deft impersonation of ... Read more »
Born: 05/11/1912

Filmography

Actor (24)

Cosby 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mork and Mindy 1978 - 1982, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Giant of Thunder Mountain 1992 (Movie)

Doc (Actor)

Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords 1986 (Movie)

s of Stone Heart/Fossil Lord (Voice)

The New Jetsons 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

Cannonball Run II 1984 (Movie)

1st Fisherman (Actor)

Circus of the Stars 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Galaxy of Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Odd Balls 1982 (Movie)

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Smorgasbord 1982 (Movie)

Pilot (Actor)

The All-Star Salute to Mother's Day 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Dean Martin's Celebrity Roast 1973 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Villain 1979 (Movie)

Bank Clerk (Actor)

'Twas the Night Before Christmas 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mad Mad Mad Mad World of the Super Bowl 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Dean's Place 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Seal 1975 (Movie)

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The New Bill Cosby Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Real Tom Kennedy Show 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Robbut: A Tale of Tails (TV Show)

Voice

The Manhunter (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

At the very top of the list of funny film and TV drunks, alongside the likes of Dean Martin, Dudley Moore in "Arthur," and W. C. Fields, there was also stand-up comic Foster Brooks. The comedian's deft impersonation of a tipsy, floundering fool was first introduced to national audiences by talk show host Steve Allen in the '60s. Famously, Brooks presented himself as a film producer of such classics as "The Three Commandments." Later on, Brooks was a regular on "The Dean Martin Comedy Hour," earning an Emmy Award nomination for his efforts in 1974. Much of Brooks's act was based on his own real-life struggles with alcohol, which he was able to only sporadically abstain from. His comedy also involved a lot of wordplay. A comedy album in 1976 sourced his nickname, "The Loveable Lush," while other classic gags mangled famous terms, turning for example Alcoholics Anonymous into Alcoholics Unanimous. In the '80s, Brooks was introduced to a new audience via a small but critical three-episode turn as Mindy's boss on the hit ABC-TV sitcom "Mork and Mindy."

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