Roger C Carmel

The husky, boisterous character actor Roger C. Carmel helped bring flamboyant life to the increasingly colorful prime-time landscape of 1960s television. He garnered cult status with his mincing, handlebar-mustached ... Read more »
Born: 09/27/1932

Filmography

Actor (23)

The New Adventures of Jonny Quest 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Voice

Transformers - The Movie 1986 (Movie)

of Cyclonus/Quintesson Leader (Voice)

Fitz & Bones 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Hardly Working 1981 (Movie)

Robert Trent (Actor)

Thunder and Lightning 1978 (Movie)

Ralph Junior Hunnicutt (Actor)

Breezy 1973 (Movie)

Bob Henderson (Actor)

Lost Treasure 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Myra Breckinridge 1970 (Movie)

Doctor Montag (Actor)

Skullduggery 1970 (Movie)

Kreps (Actor)

The Telephone Book 1970 (Movie)

Analyst (Actor)

Star Trek 1967 - 1969 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Dog, the Thief 1968 (Movie)

McClure (Actor)

Gambit 1967 (Movie)

Ram (Actor)

Alvarez Kelly 1966 (Movie)

Captain Angus Ferguson (Actor)

The Venetian Affair 1966 (Movie)

Mike Ballard (Actor)

The Art of Love 1965 (Movie)

Zorgus (Actor)

The Silencers 1965 (Movie)

Andreyev (Actor)

Goodbye, Charlie 1964 (Movie)

Inspector (Actor)

A House Is Not a Home 1963 (Movie)

Dixie Keeler (Actor)

Stage Struck 1958 (Movie)

Stagehand (Actor)

Anatomy of a Seduction (TV Show)

Actor

Batman (TV Show)

Actor

Terror at Alcatraz (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The husky, boisterous character actor Roger C. Carmel helped bring flamboyant life to the increasingly colorful prime-time landscape of 1960s television. He garnered cult status with his mincing, handlebar-mustached villain persona, first playing an eccentric, pink-costumed, stamp-collecting baddie on the iconically campy "Batman" series before delivering his signature role as the mischievous Harry Mudd on two particularly treasured episodes of the seminal sci-fi phenomenon "Star Trek" ('66-'67). His depiction of that intergalactic con-man inspired famed comedy mogul Desi Arnaz to cast him in his first regular role as a fun-loving screenwriter on the spunky, short-lived, but highly celebrated sitcom "The Mothers-In-Law." Due to salary disputes, however, Carmel left the show after just one season, relegating him to dozens more TV guest spots throughout the '70s. Despite an early film role in the poorly received gender-bending comedy "Myra Breckenridge," he experienced a brief surge on the big screen and made affable appearances in films such as Clint Eastwood's tender relationship study "Breezy" ('73) and the latter-day Jerry Lewis lark "Hardly Working" ('80). In the final stages of his career, he gravitated toward voice acting, lending his powerful pipes to the frothily followed toy-based cartoon series "The Transformers" as well as the famous Smokey Bear campaign for forest-fire prevention. Fans were delighted to see he kept his trademark mustache when he appeared as an elderly bandido in several live-action commercials for Naugles, a Mexican restaurant chain, in the mid-'80s. Shortly thereafter, he died from an enlarged heart at age 54.

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