Larry Storch

Actor, Comedian
Rubber-faced, mop-topped comic who parlayed his success on the nightclub circuit into a bountiful career as a comedic performer on Broadway and in movies and TV.

Storch replaced Jackie Gleason as the host of ... Read more »

Born: 01/07/1923 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (55)

Funny Valentine 2014 (Movie)

Dennis (Actor)

Bittersweet Place 2004 (Movie)

Ira Tatz (Actor)

Married... With Children 1961 - 1963, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Silence of the Hams 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore 1992 (Movie)

Giora (Actor)

Medium Rare 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Fine Mess 1986 (Movie)

Leopold Klop (Actor)

The Perils of P.K. 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Two Guys From Muck 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack Frost 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Voice

Musical Comedy Tonight 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

S.O.B. 1981 (Movie)

Guru from Rangoon (Actor)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Better Late Than Never 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet Sixteen 1980 (Movie)

Earl (Actor)

Without Warning 1980 (Movie)

Scoutmaster (Actor)

The Pink Panther 1969 - 1979 (TV Show)

Voice

Switch 1975 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Record City 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ghost Busters 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington 1976 (Movie)

Robby Boggs (Actor)

Airport 1975 1974 (Movie)

TV Newman (Actor)

Journey Back to Oz 1974 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Brady Kids 1972 - 1974 (TV Show)

Voice

The Doris Day Show 1968 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wonderful World of Aggravation 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Golddiggers 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Ann-Margret: From Hollywood With Love 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Hunters Are For Killing 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Bank Robbery 1969 (Movie)

Juan (Actor)

The Queen and I 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

F Troop 1965 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

A Very Special Favor 1965 (Movie)

Harry, Taxi Driver (Actor)

Bus Riley's Back in Town 1965 (Movie)

Howie (Actor)

The Great Race 1965 (Movie)

Texas Jack (Actor)

Sex and the Single Girl 1964 (Movie)

Motorcycle Cop (Actor)

That Funny Feeling 1964 (Movie)

Luther (Actor)

Wild and Wonderful 1964 (Movie)

Rufus Gibbs (Actor)

40 Pounds of Trouble 1963 (Movie)

Floyd (Actor)

Car 54, Where Are You? 1961 - 1963 (Tv Show)

Actor

Captain Newman, M.D. 1962 (Movie)

Gavoni (Actor)

Charlie Angelo 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Who Was That Lady? 1960 (Movie)

Orenov (Actor)

The Last Blitzkrieg 1958 (Movie)

Private First Class (Actor)

Aesop's Fables (TV Show)

Voice

CHiPs (TV Show)

Actor

Neat and Tidy (TV Show)

Actor

Nightmare (Movie)

(Actor)

The Couple Takes a Wife (TV Show)

Actor

The Woman Hunter (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Rubber-faced, mop-topped comic who parlayed his success on the nightclub circuit into a bountiful career as a comedic performer on Broadway and in movies and TV.

Storch replaced Jackie Gleason as the host of "Cavalcade of Stars" (1952) and then followed him again as the host of "The Larry Storch Show" (1953), a summer replacement series for "The Jackie Gleason Show." His career took off after playing a major supporting role in the Broadway comedy "Who Was That Lady I Saw You With," which was later filmed as "Who Was That Lady?" (1960).

Storch often appeared in light Hollywood comedies of the 60s, using his nightclub bag of tricks to play bizarre roles alongside the more eye-friendly talents of Tony Curtis, Gregory Peck and Angie Dickinson in "Captain Newman M.D." (1963); Rock Hudson and Leslie Caron in "A Very Special Favor" (1965); and Ann-Margret and Michael Parks in "Bus Riley's Back in Town" (1965).

From 1965-67, Storch played the role of Corporal Randolph Agarn in "F-Troop", the short-lived but well-loved situation comedy about the antics at Fort Courage, a 19th-century military outpost situated in the Wild West. As Sergeant O'Rourke's (Forrest Tucker) scheming sidekick, Storch always managed to get himself and his superiors in trouble. The program enjoyed a successful second life in syndicated reruns, mostly due to Agarn's appeal.

Storch teamed up again with Tucker for the children's series "The Ghost Busters" (1975-76), and remained active by providing voices for cartoons and appearing in the occasional TV variety special and movie and onstage.

Relationships

June Cross

Step-Daughter
biracial produced and was subject of the PBS documentary "My Secret Daughter" which detailed her upbringing

Norma Greve

Wife
married on July 10, 1961

Alfred Storch

Father

Sally Storch

Mother

EDUCATION

DeWitt Clinton High School

New York , New York 1936 - 1938

Milestones

2000

Played Chief Sitting Bull in the successful touring production of "Annie Get Your Gun"

1999

Joined the cast of the Off-Broadway comedy "Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight"

1995

As himself, guest starred as Kelly's acting teacher in an episode of "Married... With Children"

1994

Featured in the spoof "The Silence of the Hams"

1992

Acted in the romantic comedy "I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore"

1991

Had a supporting role in the Off-Broadway comedy "Breaking Legs"; reprised role in 1993 West Coast production

1990

Featured in a production of "Oklahoma!" at Los Angeles' Dorothy Chandler Pavillion

1986

Third film with Blake Edwards, "A Fine Mess"

1983

Was the only white actor in the international tour of "Porgy and Bess", that included a four month run at Radio City Music Hall

1982

Voiced a character in the Rankin-Bass animated feature "The Flight of the Dragons"

1981

Featured in the Blake Edwards comedy "S.O.B."

1980

Lent his voice to the Rankin-Bass animated special "Jack Frost"

1979

Played Dauphin opposite Tucker's Duke in NBC's children's adventure presentation "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

1977

Paired again with Tucker in the TV-movie Western "The Incredible Rocky Mountain Race" (NBC)

1974

Featured in the ensemble of the oft-parodied disaster sequel "Airport 1975"

1968

Had supporting roles in the Western spoof "The Great Bank Robbery" and the sci-fi satire "The Monitors"

1968

Starred on the short-lived sitcom "The Queen and I" as the likeably scheming purser of the cruise ship Amsterdam Queen

1968

Played a disk jockey in a episode of "Get Smart!", the spy sitcom starring longtime friend Don Adams

1965

Had memorable supporting roles in "Bus Reilly's Back in Town", "That Funny Feeling" and "A Very Special Favor"

1965

Sixth film with Curtis, "The Great Race"; first collaboration with Blake Edwards

1964

Was featured in the romantic comedies "Sex and the Single Girl" and "Wild and Wonderful", both starring Tony Curtis

1963

Worked again with Curtis in the cute comedy "Forty Pounds of Trouble" and the war drama "Captain Newman, M.D."

1960

Acted in the film adaptation of "Who Was That Lady I Saw You With" entitled "Who Was That Lady" starring Dean Martin and Tony Curtis

1958

Early film credits in "Gun Fever" and "The Last Blitzkrieg"

1956

Starred with Joel Grey and Tammy Grimes in the Broadway production "The Littlest Revue"

1953

Hosted variety series, "The Larry Storch Show"

1952

Hosted variety show, "Cavalcade of Stars" with Art Carney while Jackie Gleason vacationed

1941

Served as a US Navy seaman in World War II alongside Tony Curtis

1937

Made stage debut as an impressionist at age 14 (date approximate)

Starred in the Off-Broadway revue "Curtain Going Up"

Was a writer for the popular radio program "Bing Crosby's Kraft Music Hall"; reportedly got his big break when his impression skills landed him a last minute opportunity to stand in for Frank Morgan

Reteamed with "F Troop" co-star Forrest Tucker in "The Ghost Busters" a CBS children-aimed live-action series matching the two bumbling paranormal investigators with a gorilla

Cast in a regular role of Corporal Agarn on the ABC sitcom "F Troop"

Starred with famed sitcom moms Jean Stapleton and Marion Ross in a production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" that ran on Broadway (1986-1987) and completed a year-long US tour (1987-1988)

Contributed voice acting talents to NBC's animated series "The Pink Panther"

Voiced Koko the Clown on the syndicated animated series "Out of the Inkwell"

Had a memorable recurring role on the New York-set sitcom "Car 54, Where Are You?", playing Charlie, a recovering alcoholic who becomes intoxicated by merely discussing his drinking days

Bonus Trivia

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Storch on being cast as a post-Civil War cavalry corporal in "F-Troop": "Of all the guys in the world to put in that kind of a situation -- I was in the navy for four years. The producers said, 'What do you know about horses? I said, 'I only know they give milk and can bite from both ends.'" --quoted in People's "Where Are They Now" feature, July 11, 1998.

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