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Scatman Crothers (1910–1986)

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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 (51 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (77 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 Paw PawsPaw Paws (TV Series) Eugene the Genie (21 episodes, 1985–1986)  Less 1985–1986 21
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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) Rev. Tompkins (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for JokebookJokebook (TV Series) Main Title Singer (1982)  Less 1982– 
  • Primary photo for TrollkinsTrollkins (TV Series) Additional Voices (13 episodes, 1981)  Less 1981 13
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  • 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 Wilson / 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 C B BearsC B Bears (TV Series) Segment title narrator  Less 1977– 
  • 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 (2 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977 2
  • Primary photo for The David Steinberg ShowThe David Steinberg Show (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
  • 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 ("All Of Me") (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 (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 Lux Video TheatreLux Video Theatre (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1953)  Less 1953 1
  • Primary photo for The Colgate Comedy HourThe Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) Sketch Actor (1 episode, 1952), Performer ("Birth of the Blues") (1 episode, 1952)  Less 1952 1
    • Episode #2.23 (Feb 3, 1952) Sketch Actor, Performer ("Birth of the Blues") (uncredited)  Less
Self (34 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Wonderful World of Jonathan WintersThe Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters Himself  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The 5th Annual Black Achievement AwardsThe 5th Annual Black Achievement Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Salute!Salute! (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Ebony/Jet ShowcaseEbony/Jet Showcase (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Madame's PlaceMadame's Place (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The John Davidson ShowThe John Davidson Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Fantasy Film FestivalFantasy Film Festival (TV Series) Himself  Less 1979–1982
  • Primary photo for Kids Are People, TooKids Are People, Too (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Ad LibAd Lib (TV Series) Himself  Less 1981–  $520K
  • Primary photo for The Third Annual Black Achievement AwardsThe Third Annual Black Achievement Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The 1980 Sci-Fi AwardsThe 1980 Sci-Fi Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Making 'The Shining'Making 'The Shining' (TV Short) Himself  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Sha Na NaSha Na Na (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for NBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of the Wonderful World of DisneyNBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of the Wonderful World of Disney (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Dinah!Dinah! (TV Series) Himself (6 episodes, 1975–1977)  Less 1975–1977
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  • Primary photo for Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Ted KnightDean Martin Celebrity Roast: Ted Knight (TV Special) Himself  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for The 3rd Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Himself - Accepting Special Award to Roots  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Angie DickinsonDean Martin Celebrity Roast: Angie Dickinson (TV Special) Himself  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Break the BankBreak the Bank (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for The David Steinberg ShowThe David Steinberg Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Rich Little ShowThe Rich Little Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for JoysJoys (TV Special) Himself  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Actor (4 episodes, 1975–1976)  Less 1975–1976
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  • Primary photo for Celebrity BowlingCelebrity Bowling (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 1975)  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Sammy and CompanySammy and Company (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Andy Williams PresentsAndy Williams Presents (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The Spade Cooley ShowThe Spade Cooley Show (TV Series) Himself (Guest Musician)  Less 1957– 
  • Primary photo for Johnny DarkJohnny Dark Himself  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for The Colgate Comedy HourThe Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) Himself (7 episodes, 1952–1954)  Less 1952–1954
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  • Primary photo for King Cole Trio & Benny Carter OrchestraKing Cole Trio & Benny Carter Orchestra (Short) Himself - Comedian (as Scat-Man Crothers)  Less 1950
  • Primary photo for City at NightCity at Night (TV Series) Himself - Musician (1949)  Less 1949– 
Archive Footage (7 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 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: The Bare NecessitiesDisney Sing-Along-Songs: The Bare Necessities (Video) Scat Cat (archive footage)  Less 1987
  • 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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