Ted Flicker Biography (1930-)

Addresses: Agent: Friedman, Kinzelberg and Broder, 1801 Avenue of theStars, Los Angeles, CA, 90067.

With The Compass Theatre, Mr. Flicker was one of the founders of Improvisational Theatre in America. As of 1981, he has retired from "Hollywood" and is planning a return to the theatre as an actor and playwright.

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Birth Details
June 6, 1930
Freehold, New Jersey

Famous Works

  • New York Debut
  • Actor, Once Around the Block (world premiere), Cherry Lane, 1954.
  • London Debut
  • Actor, director, producer, The Premise, Comedy Theatre, 1962.
  • Principal Stage Work
  • Actor, director, producer, The Compass Theatre, Chicago, 1955; actor, director, producer, The Compass Players, Crystal Palace, St. Louis, MO, 1956-58; founder, actor, producer, director, writer, Winter MonthlyRepertory: Waiting for Godot, Love Success, Friend of the Family, Clerambard,Endgame, The Nervous Set, Crystal Palace, St. Louis, 1958-59; actor, director, producer, The Premise, New York, 1960-64; director (with Joan Darling), producer The Living Premise, New York, 1963; author, director, The Nervous Set, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York, 1959; producer, director, I Want You, Maidman, New York, 1961.
  • Principal Tours
  • Actor, Macbeth, Thirteen Clocks, My Three Angels, Barter Theatre Winter Tour, 1954-55; actor, director, producer, The Premise, Washington, DC, 1963, Ivar Theatre, Los Angeles, 1964.
  • Film Debut
  • Actor, writer (with Buck Henry), director, producer, The Troublemaker, 1963.
  • Principal Films
  • Writer, Spinout, 1966; writer, director, The President's Analyst, 1968; writer, director, Three in the Cellar, 1970; writer,director, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, 1976.
  • Television Debut
  • Actor, Studio One, 1954.
  • Television Work
  • Directed, The Bill Dana Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Rogues; writer, director, episodes of Night Gallery, Mod-Squad, Banacek, Columbo, McMillan and Wife; created and wrote (with Danny Arnold) and directed pilot, Barney Miller; co-author, director, Just a Little Inconvenience, 1977; co-author, director, Last of the Good Guys, 1978; director, Where the Ladies Go, 1980.

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