Pat Paulsen

Comedian, Hod carrier, Trucker
Pat Paulsen was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1968, he began facetiously running for president, actually garnering real votes. In 1967, he joined the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" on CBS. He ... Read more »
Born: 07/06/1927 in South Bend, Washington, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

Rugrats 1991 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

But... Seriously 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Auntie Lee's Meat Pies 1992 (Movie)

Minister (Actor)

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1987 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Smothers Brothers Thanksgiving Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Humor and the Presidency 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

They Still Call Me Bruce 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Too Close For Comfort 1980 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Night Patrol 1984 (Movie)

Kent (Actor)

Ellie 1983 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Harper Valley P.T.A. 1978 (Movie)

Otis Harper Jr (Actor)

Joey and Dad 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Smothers Brothers Show 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Foreplay 1973 (Movie)

Norman (Actor)

The Mouse Factory 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour 1967 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Friends 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

A Last Laugh at the 60's 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wild Wild West 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1966 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The Summer Smothers Brothers Show 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? 1968 (Movie)

Conductor (Actor)

Biography

Pat Paulsen was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1968, he began facetiously running for president, actually garnering real votes. In 1967, he joined the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" on CBS. He joined the acting group the Ric-y-tic Players. Early on in his acting career, Paulsen spent time on a variety of series with roles in "The Wild Wild West" (1965-1970), "The Summer Smothers Brothers Show" (CBS, 1967-68) and "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" (CBS, 1967-1972). This recognition propelled him to pursue a role in "Foreplay" (1974) with Zero Mostel. He then appeared in the Barbara Eden comedic drama "Harper Valley P.T.A." (1978), the Sheila Kennedy comedy "Ellie" (1984) and "Night Patrol" (1984). He also appeared in the comedy "Auntie Lee's Meat Pies" (1992) with Karen Black. Additionally, he could be seen on a variety of television specials like "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Special" (1988-89), "The Smothers Brothers Thanksgiving Special" (CBS, 1988-89) and "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour... Ghosts, Governments and Other Scary Things" (CBS, 1988-89). He also appeared in "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour... Fun 'n' Games" (CBS, 1988-89). Paulsen last appeared in "But... Seriously" (Showtime, 1993-94). Paulsen passed away in April 1997 at the age of 70.

Relationships

Child
had three survived him

Sister
survived him

Nona Paulsen

Wife
survived him

Lorin Paulsen

Brother
survived him

Milestones

1968

Began facetiously running for president, actually garnering real votes

1967

Joined the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" on CBS

Joined the acting group the Ric-y-tic Players

Served as a US Marine during WWII

Bonus Trivia

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Recipient of the International Platform Association's Mark Twain Award for outstanding work in the field of comedy.

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