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Scatman Crothers (1910–1986)

Actor | Soundtrack
KNOWN FOR 
The Shining (1980) | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) | The AristoCats (1970)
AWARDS 
2 wins & 2 nominations More »
AKA 
'Scatman' Crothers | Benjamin 'Scatman' Crothers | Benjamin Crothers | Scat Man Crothers | Scat-Man Crothers | Sherman 'Scat Man' Crothers | Sherman Crothers  Less
BORN 
May 23, 1910 (died Nov 22, 1986)
HEIGHT 
5' 10" (1.78m)

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Past Film & Video (50 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (75 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Morningstar/EveningstarMorningstar/Eveningstar (TV Series) Excell Dennis (7 episodes, 1986)  Less 1986 7
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  • Primary photo for TransformersTransformers (TV Series) Jazz (33 episodes, 1984–1986)  Less 1984–1986 33
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  • Primary photo for The Paper ChaseThe Paper Chase (TV Series) Mr. Sims (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Matt HoustonMatt Houston (TV Series) Moonshine Moody (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
    • Death Trap (Jan 18, 1985) Moonshine Moody  Less
  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Malcolm / Virgil 'Scattergun' Gibson (2 episodes, 1978–1984)  Less 1978–1984 2
  • Primary photo for Pryor's PlacePryor's Place (TV Series) Uncle Moses (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for We Got It MadeWe Got It Made (TV Series) Franklin (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Hill Street BluesHill Street Blues (TV Series) Lionel 'Train' Talbot (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for HotelHotel (TV Series) Garland Fisk (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for CasablancaCasablanca (TV Series) Sam (5 episodes, 1983)  Less 1983 5
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  • Primary photo for TaxiTaxi (TV Series) Walt (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for Grandpa, Will You Run with Me?Grandpa, Will You Run with Me? (TV Movie) Sketch Performer  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Missing Children: A Mother's StoryMissing Children: A Mother's Story (TV Movie) Mose Wheeler  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for It Takes TwoIt Takes Two (TV Series) Manny Gilliam (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for One of the BoysOne of the Boys (TV Series) Bernard Solomon (13 episodes, 1982)  Less 1982 13
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  • Primary photo for American PlayhouseAmerican Playhouse (TV Series) Parking Attendant (1 episode, 1982), Performer ("Lovin' Al", "If I Could've Been") (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
    • Working (Apr 13, 1982) Parking Attendant, Performer ("Lovin' Al", "If I Could've Been")  Less
  • Primary photo for BensonBenson (TV Series) Mr. Thompkins (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's IslandThe Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (TV Movie) Dewey Stevens  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Magnum, P.I.Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) Tickler (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Revenge of the Gray GangRevenge of the Gray Gang (TV Movie) Reuben Milo  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for NBC Special TreatNBC Special Treat (TV Series) T.P. Jackson (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980 1
  • Primary photo for Laverne & ShirleyLaverne & Shirley (TV Series) Porter (2 episodes, 1980)  Less 1980 2
  • Primary photo for Banjo the Woodpile CatBanjo the Woodpile Cat (TV Short) Crazy Legs (voice), Performer ("I'll Stick with You, Kid")  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Super GlobetrottersThe Super Globetrotters (TV Series) Nate Branch / Liquid Man (13 episodes, 1979)  Less 1979 13
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  • Primary photo for The Incredible HulkThe Incredible Hulk (TV Series) Edgar McGee (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for Vega$Vega$ (TV Series) Rosey / Rosie (2 episodes, 1978–1979)  Less 1978–1979 2
  • Primary photo for ABC Weekend SpecialsABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for Scooby's Laff-A LympicsScooby's Laff-A Lympics (TV Series) Hong Kong Phooey  Less 1977–1979
  • Primary photo for Flying HighFlying High (TV Series) Crothers (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for Charlie's AngelsCharlie's Angels (TV Series) Jip Baker (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for Chico and the ManChico and the Man (TV Series) Louie (65 episodes, 1974–1978)  Less 1974–1978 65
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  • Primary photo for The SkatebirdsThe Skatebirds (TV Series) Scat Cat  Less 1977–1978
  • Primary photo for Starsky and HutchStarsky and Hutch (TV Series) Fireball (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for RootsRoots (TV Mini-series) Mingo (3 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977 3
  • Primary photo for The David Steinberg ShowThe David Steinberg Show (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1976), Himself (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 2
  • Primary photo for PetrocelliPetrocelli (TV Series) Jubilee Jones (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for Man on the OutsideMan on the Outside (TV Movie) Ruben Hammer  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Sanford and SonSanford and Son (TV Series) Bowlegs (1 episode, 1975), Soundtrack (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975 1
    • The Stand-In (Jan 17, 1975) Bowlegs, Soundtrack (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Hong Kong PhooeyHong Kong Phooey (TV Series) Hong Kong Phooey / Penrod 'Penry' Pooch (16 episodes, 1974)  Less 1974 16
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  • Primary photo for The Odd CoupleThe Odd Couple (TV Series) Blind Man (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for MannixMannix (TV Series) Mudcat (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for McMillan & WifeMcMillan & Wife (TV Series) Floyd (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for Kolchak: The Night StalkerKolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series) Uncle Filemon (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
    • The Zombie (Sep 20, 1974) Uncle Filemon (as Scat Man Crothers)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Sty of the Blind PigThe Sty of the Blind Pig (TV Movie) Doc  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for TomaToma (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for GriffGriff (TV Series) Joe Rawls (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for IronsideIronside (TV Series) Jason (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for KojakKojak (TV Series) Gaylord Fuller (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for Temperatures RisingTemperatures Rising (TV Series) Timmy (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for The New Scooby-Doo MoviesThe New Scooby-Doo Movies (TV Series) George 'Meadowlark' Lemon / (1973-1974) (3 episodes, 1972–1973)  Less 1972–1973 3
  • Primary photo for Adam-12Adam-12 (TV Series) George Strothers (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972 1
    • Hot Spell (Dec 13, 1972) George Strothers  Less
  • Primary photo for Love, American StyleLove, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Perfect Wedding") / One-Man Band (segment "Love and the Dummies") (2 episodes, 1969–1972)  Less 1969–1972 2
  • Primary photo for The LoraxThe Lorax (TV Short) Singer (voice) (uncredited)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for NicholsNichols (TV Series) Jack (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for DisneylandDisneyland (TV Series) King Louie (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971 1
    • Disney on Parade (Dec 19, 1971) King Louie (voice) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for BewitchedBewitched (TV Series) Handler (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for The Good LifeThe Good Life (TV Series) Rodney (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for Harlem Globe TrottersHarlem Globe Trotters (TV Series) George 'Meadowlark' Lemon (22 episodes, 1970–1971)  Less 1970–1971 22
    • Jungle Jitters (Oct 16, 1971) George 'Meadowlark' Lemon (voice)  Less
    • Soccer to Me (Oct 9, 1971) George 'Meadowlark' Lemon (voice)  Less
    • Granny's Royal Ruckus (Oct 2, 1971) George 'Meadowlark' Lemon (voice)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Governor & J.J.The Governor & J.J. (TV Series) Rupert (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for Barefoot in the ParkBarefoot in the Park (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for Dragnet 1967Dragnet 1967 (TV Series) Dave Richmond (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967 1
  • Primary photo for Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (TV Movie) Performer ("What's a Nice Kid Like You")  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for The Famous Adventures of Mr. MagooThe Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (TV Series) Actor  Less 1964–1965
  • Primary photo for Matty's Funnies with Beany and CecilMatty's Funnies with Beany and Cecil (TV Series) Wildman of Wildsville  Less 1959–1962
  • Primary photo for BonanzaBonanza (TV Series) Jud (1 episode, 1961)  Less 1961 1
  • Primary photo for Bourbon Street BeatBourbon Street Beat (TV Series) Joe (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959 1
    • The Mourning Cloak (Oct 12, 1959) Joe (as Sherman 'Scat Man' Crothers)  Less
  • Primary photo for Tarzan and the TrappersTarzan and the Trappers (TV Movie) Tyana (as Sherman Crothers)  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Alfred Hitchcock PresentsAlfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) Timothy (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for Schlitz Playhouse of StarsSchlitz Playhouse of Stars (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for The Adventures of Jim BowieThe Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series) Cicero (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for Climax!Climax! (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1955)  Less 1955 1
  • Primary photo for The Colgate Comedy HourThe Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) Himself (7 episodes, 1952–1954), Sketch Actor (1 episode, 1952), Performer ("Birth of the Blues") (1 episode, 1952)  Less 1952–1954 8
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  • Primary photo for Lux Video TheatreLux Video Theatre (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1953)  Less 1953 1
  • Primary photo for C B BearsC B Bears (TV Series) Segment title narrator  Less 1977– 
  • Primary photo for JokebookJokebook (TV Series) Main Title Singer (1982)  Less 1982– 
Self (30 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (6 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for No Small PartsNo Small Parts (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Cinemassacre's Monster MadnessCinemassacre's Monster Madness (TV Series) Mr. Bloom (Segment #2) (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Room 237Room 237 Dick Hallorann (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2012 $260K
  • Primary photo for RenéeRenée Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The Music of Disney: A Legacy in SongThe Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song (Video) Scat Cat (archive footage)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for KTLA at 40: A Celebration of Los Angeles TelevisionKTLA at 40: A Celebration of Los Angeles Television (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1986

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