Harvey Korman Biography (1927-)

Full name, Harvey Herschel Korman; born February 15, 1927, in Chicago, IL; son of Cyril Raymond and Ellen (maiden name, Belcher) Korman; married Donna Ehlert, August 27, 1960 (divorced, 1977); married Deborah Fritz, September 8, 1982; children: (first marriage) Maria Ellen, Christopher Peter; (second marriage) Katherine, Laura. Addresses: Agent: Norman Greenbaum, Singer/Lewak/Greenbaum/Goldstein, 10960 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
February 15, 1927
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Member of ensemble, The Danny Kaye Show, CBS, 1964-67
  • Voice of the Great Gazoo, The Flintstones (animated), ABC, 1965-66
  • Member of ensemble, The Carol Burnett Show (also known as CarolBurnett and Friends), CBS, 1967-77
  • Host, The Harvey Korman Show, ABC, 1978
  • The Tim Conway Show, CBS, 1980-81
  • Ed Higgins, Carl Harper, and Alistair Quince, Mama's Family, NBC,1983-85
  • Leo Green, Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills, CBS, 1986
  • Host, Comedy after Hours, Playboy Channel, beginning 1988
  • Voice, Garfield and Friends (animated), CBS, c. 1988-95
  • Reginald J. Tarkington, The Nutt House, NBC, 1989
  • Miniseries
  • Brownie, "The Adventures of Gallegher," Walt Disney's World, NBC,c. 1965
  • Brownie, "The Further Adventures of Gallegher," Walt Disney's World, NBC, c. 1965
  • White king, Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice through the Looking Glass), CBS, 1985
  • Movies
  • Dr. Pike, Three's a Crowd, ABC, 1969
  • Conrad, Suddenly Single, ABC, 1971
  • The Love Boat II, ABC, 1977
  • Bud Abbott, Bud and Lou, NBC, 1978
  • Carlisle Edwards, The Invisible Woman, NBC, 1983
  • Wendell Brooks, Carpool, CBS, 1983
  • Agent Charlie Mitchell, Gone Are the Dayes, The Disney Channel, 1984
  • Abner Fraser, Crash Course (also known as Driver's Ed, Driving Academy, and Driving School), NBC, 1988
  • Dr. Meir, Based on an Untrue Story, Fox, 1993
  • Jacob Titleman, Gideon (also known as Gideon's Web and Gideon's Webb), Starz!, 1999
  • Specials
  • A Salute to Stan Laurel, CBS, 1965
  • Voice of the Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland, or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (animated; also known as Alice in Wonderland), ABC, 1966
  • The Carol Burnett Show in London, BBC and CBS, 1970
  • The Many Sides of Don Rickles, ABC, 1970
  • The Tim Conway Special, CBS, 1970
  • Don Rickles--Alive and Kicking, CBS, 1972
  • The Carpenters at Christmas, ABC, 1977
  • The Mad, Mad, Mad World of the Super Bowl, NBC, 1977
  • Krelman, Chef Gormaanda, and Amorphian instructor, The Star Wars Holiday Special, CBS, 1978
  • How to Survive the 70s and Maybe Even Bump into Happiness, CBS, 1978
  • The John Davidson Christmas Show, 1978
  • The Celebrity Football Classic, NBC, 1979
  • Bob Hope for President, NBC, 1980
  • Ed Higgins, Eunice, CBS, 1982
  • Rodney Dangerfield Exposed, 1985
  • Cohost, The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration (live actionand animated), CBS, 1986
  • This Is Your Life, NBC, 1987
  • The 13th Annual Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1988
  • Dorf's Family Stump, CBS, 1991
  • The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion, CBS, 1993
  • 67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, UPN, 1998
  • Voice of Professor Von Klupp, Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure (animated), UPN, 1999
  • Voice, Aesop's Fables: A Whodunit Musical; An Animated Special from the "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child" Series (animated musical), HBO, 2000
  • Carol Burnett: Show Stoppers, CBS, 2001
  • Himself, Laugh Out Loud: TV's 15 Greatest Comedians, Arts and Entertainment, 2002
  • AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Passions, CBS, 2002
  • CBS at 75 (also known as CBS at 75: A Primetime Celebration), CBS, 2003
  • Host, The Carol Burnett Show: Let's Bump Up the Lights, CBS, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1978
  • The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1986
  • The First Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1987
  • The Third Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1989
  • American Comedy Honors, Fox, 1997
  • Presenter, 1998 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, TV Land, 1998
  • The 26th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the PerformingArts, CBS, 2003
  • The Third Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV, TV Land, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Len, "The Quick and the Dead," Route 66, CBS, 1961
  • "Flamin' Lady," Adventures in Paradise, ABC, 1961
  • Bowers, "Haunted House," Dennis the Menace, CBS, 1961
  • "Shining Image," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1961
  • "Second Chance," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1961
  • "The Burning Sky," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1962
  • Resident in hospital, "Bird in the Hand," The Untouchables, ABC, 1962
  • "The Jagged Edge," The Detectives (also known as The DetectivesStarring Robert Taylor and Robert Taylor's "Detectives"), NBC, 1962
  • "The Acting Game," I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, ABC, 1962
  • "Rebel with a Cause," The Donna Reed Show, ABC, 1962
  • Coleman, "The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle," Perry Mason, CBS, 1962
  • Bunce, "Pressure Lock," Empire (also known as Redigo), NBC,1962
  • "The Year Joan Crawford Won the Oscar," Saints and Sinners, NBC, 1963
  • Mr. Mills, "Suppose I Said I Were the Queen of Spain," Route 66, CBS, 1963
  • Mr. Griffin, "My Four Boys," Dennis the Menace, CBS, 1963
  • Reporter, "Of Rusted Cannons and Fallen Sparrows," Sam Benedict, NBC, 1963
  • Blake, "Who Chopped Down the Cherry Tree?," The Eleventh Hour, NBC, 1964
  • "Maid for a Day," Hazel, NBC, 1964
  • Lennie Bates, "Family Portrait," The Munsters, CBS, 1964
  • "Lucy the Camp Cook," The Lucy Show, CBS, 1964
  • Director, "Jack Loses a Raffle," The Jack Benny Program, NBC, 1964
  • Dr. Leinbach, "Yes, Galen, There Is a Herman Munster," The Munsters, CBS, 1965
  • "Lucy at Marineland," The Lucy Show, CBS, 1965
  • Joe Hanley, "Daddy Come Home," Gidget, ABC, 1965
  • "Duty and the Beast," The John Forsythe Show, NBC, 1965
  • Professor Gearhart von Fagenspahen, "Prehistoric Munster," The Munsters, CBS, 1965
  • First sergeant, "Jack Brings Ed Up from the Vault," The Jack Benny Program, NBC, 1965
  • Mr. Phillips, "Lucy and the Stockholder," The Lucy Show, CBS, 1965
  • Second salesperson, "Jack Has Dog Trouble," The Jack Benny Program, NBC, 1965
  • Ralph Rayburn, "The Big Return of Little Eddie," The Hero, NBC, 1966
  • Colonel Heindreich von Zeppel, "Bye Bye Balloon," F Troop, ABC, 1966
  • Guest, The Steve Allen Comedy Hour, CBS, 1967
  • Baron Hinterstoisser, "Night of the Big Blackmail," The Wild Wild West, CBS, 1968
  • The Hollywood Squares, NBC, 1969
  • "Crunch on Spruce Street," Insight, syndicated, 1971
  • Guest, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, CBS, 1971
  • Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1972, 1987
  • The Muppet Show, syndicated, 1976
  • The ABC Saturday Comedy Special, ABC, three episodes, 1978
  • "Celebrity Night," America 2-Night, syndicated, 1978
  • "The Spoonmaker Diamond/Papa Doc/The Role Model/Julie's Tycoon: Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1982
  • "The Emperor's Fortune," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983
  • "Greene Black," An American Portrait, CBS, 1985
  • "Out of Blue," The Love Boat, ABC, 1985
  • "The Couch," George Burns Comedy Week, ABC, 1985
  • Guest, Later with Bob Costas, NBC, 1990
  • Bill, "Marriage on the Rocks with a Twist," The Golden Palace, CBS, 1992
  • Dr. John Richmond, "Who Killed the King of the Country Club?," Burke'sLaw, CBS, 1995
  • Therapist, "Harold and Ellen," Ellen (also known as These Friends of Mine), ABC, 1996
  • Harvey Huckaby (some sources cite Harvey Huxley), "Comedy Is Murder," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1997
  • Jimmy, "The Old and the Beautiful," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1997
  • The farmer, "Panic," Perversions of Science, HBO, 1997
  • Voice of Don Reynolds, "Runaway Float/Partners," Hey Arnold! (animated), Nickelodeon, 1997
  • Stan Levy, "Stuck on You," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1998
  • Voice of Arismap, Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's "Hercules"), ABC and syndicated, 1998
  • Himself, Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 1998, 2003
  • Guest, The Roseanne Show, syndicated, 1998
  • Himself, "Tim Conway: Just Clowning Around," Biography (also knownas A & E Biography: Tim Conway), Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Voice of Earl, "No Laughing Matter," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999
  • Voice of Don Reynolds, "Dino Checks Out," Hey Arnold! (animated),Nickelodeon, 2000
  • Voice of Gularis, "Panic on Bathyos," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated; also known as Disney/Pixar's "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command"), UPN and syndicated, 2000
  • Guest, Larry King Live, Cable News Network, multiple episodes in 2002
  • Appeared as a guest host, An Evening at the Improv, syndicated andArts and Entertainment; in The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (also known as Hi, I'm Glen Campbell), CBS; and in episodes of other series.
  • Pilots
  • Willard (some sources cite Clifford), The Love Boat, ABC, 1976
  • Francis Kavanaugh, The Harvey Korman Show, ABC, 1977
  • Henry Snavely, Snavely, ABC, 1978
  • The Cracker Brothers, NBC, 1984
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Executive producer and director, The Harvey Korman Show, ABC, 1978
  • Coproducer, Mama's Family, NBC, 1983-84
  • Specials
  • Director, Eunice, CBS, 1982
  • Director, A Carol Burnett Special ... Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin, ABC, 1987
  • (With others) Executive producer, The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion, CBS, 1993
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Mama's Family, NBC, episodes between 1983 and 1984
  • Also directed episodes of The New Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS; and The Steve Allen Show, CBS.
  • Pilots
  • The Cracker Brothers, NBC, 1984
  • Film Appearances
  • Ken Carter, Living Venus, Creative Services, 1960
  • (Uncredited) Phil, Gypsy (musical), Warner Bros., 1962
  • (Uncredited) Husband in commercial, Son of Flubber, Buena Vista, 1963
  • German colonel, The Last of the Secret Agents, Paramount, 1966
  • Voices of Chief Mountmore, Green Goose, Triple X, and others, The ManCalled Flintstone (animated; also known as That Man Flintstone), Columbia, 1966
  • Weldon Emmett, Lord Love a Duck, United Artists, 1966
  • Harvey Tomlinson, Three Bites of an Apple, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1967
  • Merriman Dudley, Don't Just Stand There!, Universal, 1968
  • Matt Benson, The April Fools, National General, 1969
  • Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles, Warner Bros., 1974
  • The king, Huckleberry Finn (musical; also known as Mark Twain's"Huckleberry Finn": A Musical Adaptation), United Artists, 1974
  • (Scenes deleted) Professor Auguste Balls, The Pink Panther Strikes Again (also known as Inspector Clouseau and the Doomsday Machine, Inspector Clouseau Strikes Back, and The Pink Panther Strikes Back), United Artists, 1976
  • Dr. Charles Montague, High Anxiety, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978
  • Monty Rushmore, Americathon, United Artists, 1979
  • Captain Blythe, Herbie Goes Bananas, Buena Vista, 1980
  • United Nations ambassador Spender, First Family, Warner Bros., 1980
  • Count de Monet, History of the World--Part I (also known as MelBrooks' "History of the World: Part 1"), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Professor Auguste Balls, Trail of the Pink Panther, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • Professor Auguste Balls, Curse of the Pink Panther, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983
  • Lou, The Longshot, Orion, 1986
  • Cecil and Simon Waterman, Munchies, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987
  • Sid, Betrayal of the Dove, Prism Entertainment, 1993
  • Jules Cogley, Radioland Murders, Universal, 1994
  • Voice of Dictabird, The Flintstones, Universal, 1994
  • Dr. Jack Seward, Dracula: Dead and Loving It (also known as Dracula mort et heureux de l'etre), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1995
  • President, Jingle All the Way, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Voice of Floyd, The Secret of NIMH II: Timmy to the Rescue (animated), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1998
  • Colonel Slaghoople, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, MCA/Universal, 2000
  • Voice, The Ruby Princess Runs Away (also known as Jewel Kingdom: The Ruby Princess Runs Away), KOAN, 2001
  • Stage Appearances
  • King's guard, The Tower beyond Tragedy, American National Theatreand Academy Playhouse, New York City, 1950
  • Appeared in other productions.
  • Major Tours
  • Tim Conway and Harvey Korman: Together Again, U.S. cities, beginning 2001
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Himself, Tim and Harvey in the Great Outdoors, 1998
  • Himself, Back in the Saddle (short documentary), Warner Home Video, 2001
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Gazoo, Flintstones Bedrock Bowling, SouthPeak Interactive, 2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • The Harvey Korman Show, ABC, 1978

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • TV Guide, January 5, 2002

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