John Byner Biography (1938-)

Born John Biener, June 28, 1938, in NY; son of Michael (a truck mechanic) andChristina (a mental hospital attendant) Biener; married Eleanor Belcher (divorced, 1965); married second wife, 1982 (divorced, 1982); married Ksenia Prohaska, 1985 (an actress; marriage ended); married Annie Gaybis, 1992; children: (first marriage) Sandra, Rosine, Don, Patricia. Addresses: Agent: Entertainment Alliance, 2001 Lancecrest Dr., Garland, TX 75044-6039.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, writer
Birth Details
June 28, 1938
New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Voice, Never Bug an Ant, 1966
  • Voice of The Ant, The Ant and the Aardvark, 1969
  • Voice, Hasty But Tasty, 1969
  • Voice, The Ant from Uncle, 1969
  • Voice, I've Got Ants in My Plans, 1969
  • Voice, The Deadwood Thunderball, 1969
  • Voice, Technology, Phooey, 1969
  • Voice, Mumbo Jumbo, 1969
  • Voice, Dune Bug, 1969
  • Voice, Isle of Caprice, 1969
  • Voice, Ants in the Pantry, 1970
  • Voice, Science Friction, 1970
  • Voice, The Froze Nose Knows, 1970
  • Voice, Don't Hustle an Ant with Muscle, 1970
  • Voice, Rough Brunch, 1971
  • Voice, From Bed to Worse, 1971
  • (Uncredited) Man at the hotel banquet, What's Up Doc?, Warner Bros., 1972
  • Disc jockey, The Great Smokey Roadblock (also known as The Lastof the Cowboys), Dimension, 1978
  • A Pleasure Doing Business, 1979
  • Doc Seegle, Stroker Ace, Universal/Warner Bros., 1983
  • Voices of Gurgli and Doli, The Black Cauldron (also known as Taran and the Magic Cauldron), Buena Vista, 1985
  • Radu, Transylvania 6-5000, New World, 1985
  • Master of ceremonies, Go Go Dancer, 1989
  • Coach, Munchie Strikes Back, 1994
  • Doug Clegg, Wishmaster (also known as Wes Craven's Wishmaster), Live Film & Mediaworks, 1997
  • Preston Gates, My 5 Wives, Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • Himself, A Bing Crosby Christmas, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Regular, The Garry Moore Show, CBS, 1966-67
  • Regular, The Steve Allen Comedy Hour, CBS, 1967
  • Regular, The Kraft Music Hall, NBC, 1968
  • Cohost, Something Else, syndicated, 1970
  • Host, The John Byner Comedy Hour, CBS, 1972
  • (Uncredited) When Things Were Rotten, 1975
  • Dr. Roland Caine, The Practice, NBC, 1976-77
  • Detective George Donahue, Soap, ABC, 1978-80
  • Host, The Best of Sullivan, syndicated, 1980-82
  • Host, Bizarre, Showtime, 1980
  • Host, Relatively Speaking, syndicated, 1988-89
  • Host, Comedy on the Road, Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • Cotton Dunn, Silk Stalkings, USA, 1991-
  • Movies
  • Elevator man, A Guide for the Married Woman, ABC, 1978
  • Donald Lumis, Three on a Date, ABC, 1978
  • Stan Summerville, The Man in the Santa Claus Suit, NBC, 1979
  • Hatch, Murder Can Hurt You!, ABC, 1980
  • Voice of Richard Nixon, Will: G. Gordon Liddy (also known as Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy), NBC, 1982
  • Arthur Brukley, The Love Boat: The Christmas Cruise, ABC, 1986
  • Tom Harwood, In the Heat of the Night: Grow Old along with Me, CBS, 1995
  • Specials
  • A Last Laugh at the Sixties, ABC, 1970
  • Bing Crosby's Sun Valley Christmas Show, NBC, 1973
  • Joys (also known as Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope in "Joys"),1976
  • The Captain and Tennille in New Orleans, ABC, 1978
  • Pat Boone and Family Easter Special, ABC, 1979
  • Life's Most Embarrassing Moments, ABC, 1984-1985
  • World's Funniest Commercial Goofs, ABC, 1985
  • Voice of man with the dog, "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" (animated), ABC Weekend Special, ABC, 1986
  • Host,... A Whole Lotta Fun, NBC, 1988
  • Circus of the Stars #13, CBS, 1988
  • Voice of Bill the Cat, A Wish for Wings That Work, CBS, 1991
  • More of the Best of the Hollywood Palace, ABC, 1993
  • Lamp Chop in the Haunted Studio, PBS, 1994
  • The Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special, CBS, 1995
  • Voice of Ed Sullivan, The Virtual Ed Sullivan Show, UPN, 1998
  • Himself, A Magical Evening with Barbara Eden, 1999
  • Pilots
  • Voice, Aesop's Fables, 1971
  • Freddy, a burglar, Singles, CBS, 1972
  • Dr. David Froelich, The Nancy Dussault Show, CBS, 1973
  • Johnny McNamara, McNamara's Band (two episodes), ABC, 1977
  • Jack Sheehy, Sheehy and the Supreme Machine, ABC, 1977
  • Episodic
  • The Garry Moore Show, 1963
  • Animal inspector, "It's a Dog Life," The Mothers-In-Law, 1968
  • Voice, "The Ant and the Aardvark," The Pink Panther Show (animated), NBC, 1969
  • Duffy Malone, "Killer at Sea," Hawaii Five-O, CBS, 1974
  • "The Ultimate Weapon," When Things Were Rotten, 1975
  • The Peter Marshall Variety Show, syndicated, 1976
  • ABC Monday Night Comedy Special, ABC, 1977
  • Arthur Burkley, The Love Boat, ABC, 1986
  • Evening at the Improv, Arts and Entertainment, 1988
  • Travis Pluckett, "Read My Lips," Friday the 13th, 1988
  • Prospector, "Route 666: Part 1," Married ... with Children, Fox, 1991
  • Voice, "Not So Easy Riders," Duckman (animated), 1994
  • Voice of Sheriff, "Ickis! WHERE is it?!" Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (animated), Nickelodeon, 1995
  • Voice of Fats Holler, The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat, CBS, 1995
  • Voice of Dr. Gerhardt Morsink, "A Room with a Bellevue," Duckman (animated), 1996
  • Himself, "Caroline and the Comic," Caroline in the City, NBC, 1996
  • Reverend James, "And Then There's the Wedding," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1997
  • Also appeared as Bert, The Odd Couple, ABC; Marshall Keebler, "Captain Hero," Maude; in The Bobby Vinton Show, syndicated; TheEd Sullivan Show.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • George Burns: 100 Years, 100 Stories, Uproar Entertainment, 1999
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Episodes
  • The John Byner Comedy Hour, CBS, 1972
  • Bizarre, Showtime, 1980

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • People Weekly, December 12, 1983, p. 81.

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