Avery Schreiber Biography (1935-2002)

Full name, Avery Lawrence Schreiber; born April 9, 1935, in Chicago, IL; sonof George and Minnie (Shear) Schreiber; married Rochelle Isaacs, December 16,1962; children: Jenny, Benjamin Joshua. Addresses: AGENT--Stone/Manners Agency, 9113 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069. OFFICE--Mucci, Weber, and Lagnese, 570 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 580, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
April 9, 1935
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Death Details
January 7, 2002
Los Angeles, California

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT--Ensemble, Second City at Square East, Square East Theatre, 1965.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
  • Mendl, Dreyfus in Rehearsal, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1974.
  • Sammy Samuels, Comedians, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1977.
  • Boris Adzinidzinadze, Can-Can, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1981.
  • Schuppanzigh, "The Public Eye" and "Black Comedy" in Light Comedies, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1984.
  • Falstaff, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, 1988.
  • Milton Meltzer, Welcome to the Club, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1989.
  • Also appeared in Ovid's Metamorphosis, Ambassador Theatre, New York City,then in Los Angeles, both 1971; as the gravedigger, Hamlet, and title role,Volpone, both Mark Taper Forum; Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof, Pocono Playhouse,Mountainhome, PA; Dracula, Tired Blood, Chicago, IL; and in Conerico Was Here to Stay, New York City.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
  • Director, How To Be a Jewish Mother, Hudson Theatre, New York City, 1967.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Hysterium, then Pseudolus, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, U.S. cities.
  • Also title role, Wally's Cafe, dinner theatre productions throughout theU.S. and Canada.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • Sultan, Don't Drink the Water, AVCO-Embassy, 1969.
  • Max Jordan, The Monitors, Commonwealth United Entertainment, 1969.
  • Polonski, Swashbuckler (also known as The Scarlet Buccaneer), Universal,1976.
  • used camel salesman, The Last Remake of Beau Geste, Universal, 1977.
  • zoo keeper, Scavenger Hunt, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979.
  • Coach Fyodor Markov, The Concorde--Airport '79 (also known as Airport '79and Airport '80: The Concorde), Universal, 1979.
  • Captain Butt, Galaxina, Crown International, 1980.
  • theatre manager, Loose Shoes (also known as Coming Attractions), Atlantic, 1980.
  • Sergeant Maury Rusin, Silent Scream, American Cinema Releasing, 1980.
  • Ock, Caveman, United Artists, 1981.
  • the Boss, Deadhead Miles, filmed in 1970, released by Paramount, 1982.
  • Dr. Stevens, Jimmy the Kid, New World, 1982.
  • Constantine Constapopolis, Hunk, Crown International, 1987.
  • Also appeared in Southern Double Cross, 1973; and in Saturday the 14th Strikes Back, Concorde, 1988.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
  • Captain Mancini, My Mother the Car, NBC, 1965-66.
  • regular, Our Place, CBS, 1967.
  • co-host, The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour, ABC, 1973.
  • regular, The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine, CBS, 1974-75.
  • regular, Ben Vereen ... Comin' at Ya, NBC, 1975.
  • regular, Sammy and Company, syndicated, 1975-77.
  • regular, Sha Na Na, syndicated, 1977-78.
  • voice characterization, Smurfs, NBC, 1981-89.
  • voice characterization, Saturday Supercade (animated), CBS, 1983.
  • voice characterization, The New Jetsons (animated), syndicated, 1985.
  • voice characterization, The Flintstone Kids (also known as Captain Caveman and Sons; animated), ABC, 1986.
  • MINI-SERIES Glory Years, HBO, 1987.
  • Credits; PILOTS
  • Spivak, Operation Greasepaint, CBS, 1968.
  • Nicholas Slye, Escape, ABC, 1971.
  • co-host, The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour, ABC, 1973.
  • host, Avery Schreiber's Time Slot, syndicated, 1978.
  • Munroe, Flatbed Annie and Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers, CBS, 1979.
  • Russian ambassador, More Wild Wild West, CBS, 1980.
  • Phil Jenkins, Fast Food (also known as The Comedy Factory), ABC, 1985.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • Guest host, An Evening at the Improv, syndicated, 1981.
  • Jordan Kerner, Shadow Chasers (three episodes), ABC, 1985.
  • Morton Halifax, Outlaws, CBS, 1986.
  • Harry Krellman, The Wizard, CBS, 1986.
  • Also Masquerade, PBS, 1971; "Act Break," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1984; Love, American Style, ABC; The Doris Day Show, CBS; That Girl, ABC; Chico and the Man, NBC; The Muppet Show, syndicated; Fantasy Island, ABC; Love Boat, ABC; The New Love, American Style, ABC; What a Country, syndicated; The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, ABC; Down to Earth; and Rocky Road.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Roberto Gazzari, Second Chance, ABC, 1972.
  • announcer, Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready, NBC, 1977.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • Co-host, That Was the Year That Was, ABC, 1972.
  • The Perry Como Winter Show, NBC, 1973.
  • co-host, This Will Be the Year That Will Be, ABC, 1973.
  • Fabulous Funnies, NBC, 1976.
  • Lindsay Wagner--Another Side of Me, ABC, 1977.
  • Dosbergen, "The Ascent of Mt. Fuji," Hollywood Television Theatre, PBS, 1978.
  • Dorothy Hamill's Corner of the Sky, ABC, 1979.
  • All Commercials--A Steve Martin Special, NBC, 1980.
  • M & W: Men and Women, ABC, 1988.
  • Also voice characterization, Top Cat in Beverly Hills (animated); SecondCity 20th Anniversary Special.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO APPEARANCES; PLAYS
  • God.
  • Writings;TELEVISION; SERIES
  • (With Jack Burns) The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour, ABC, 1973.
  • Writings;MOVIES
  • Co-writer, Zero Hour, ABC, 1967.

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