Rich Little Biography (1938-)

Full name, Richard Caruthers Little; born November 26, 1938, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; son of Lawrence Peniston (a doctor) and Elizabeth Maud (maiden name, Wilson) Little; married Jeanne E. Worden, October 16, 1971 (divorced, 1989); married Jeanette Markey, October 29, 1994 (divorced February 11, 1997); married Marie Marotta, October 15, 2003; children: (first marriage) Bria Christianne. Addresses: Agent: Cunningham/Escott/Dipene & Associates, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025; MPI Talent Agency,9255 West Sunset Blvd., #407, Los Angeles, CA 90069.; Manager: David MartinManagement, 13849 Riverside Dr., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, writer, producer, comedian, impressionist
Birth Details
November 26, 1938
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Voice of Pink Panther, Sink Pink (animated short film), United Artists, 1965
  • Voice, Pink Ice (animated short film), United Artists, 1965
  • Voice in the box, The Phynx, Warner Bros., 1970
  • Voice, Daisy Town (animated), 1971
  • Richard Nixon, Another Nice Mess, Fine Films, 1972
  • Otterlake, The Other Side of the Wind, 1972
  • Robert Brennan, Dirty Tricks, AVCO-Embassy, 1981
  • Voice of Sir Charles Litton, Trail of the Pink Panther, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • (Uncredited) Voice of Sir Charles Litton, Curse of the Pink Panther, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983
  • The Canadian Conspiracy, 1986
  • Radio contest DJ, One Crazy Summer, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Mr. X, Happy Hour (also known as Sour Grapes), Movie Store,1987
  • Voice of President Nixon, Bebe's Kids (animated; also known as Robin Harris' "Bebe's Kids"), Paramount, 1992
  • The Judge, The Brainiacs.com, PorchLight Entertainment, 2000
  • Goodnight, We Love You (documentary), 2004
  • Film Work
  • Additional voices, Better Off Dead ... (also known as Better Off Dead), 1985
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • This Hour Has Seven Days, CBC, 1964
  • Stan Parker, Love on a Rooftop, ABC, 1966-71
  • Host, Your All-American College Show, 1968
  • Regular, The John Davidson Show, ABC, 1969
  • Regular, ABC Comedy Hour (also known as ABC Comedy Hour Presents the Kopycats), ABC, 1972
  • Regular, The Julie Andrews Hour, ABC, 1972-73
  • Himself, The Dean Martin Show, NBC, 1973-74
  • Host, The Rich Little Show, NBC, 1975-1976
  • Narrator, The Raccoons, 1980-83
  • Host, The New You Asked for It, syndicated, 1981-83
  • Also appeared as voice, The Pink Panther (animated), NBC.
  • Movies
  • Narrator, The Christmas Raccoons (also known as Les Noel de Raccoons), 1980
  • Narrator, The Raccoons on Ice, syndicated, 1981
  • Narrator, The Raccoons and the Lost Star (also known as Les raccoons et le recherche d l'etoile perdue), syndicate, 1983
  • Johnny Carson, The Late Shift, HBO, 1996
  • Specials
  • The Gordon Macrae Show, syndicated, 1971
  • The Many Faces of Comedy, ABC, 1973
  • The Perry Como Christmas Show, CBS, 1974
  • Mitzi and a Hundred Guys, CBS, 1975
  • Himself, Doris Day Today, CBS, 1975
  • Perry Como, Las Vegas Style, NBC, 1976
  • Himself, Fair Weather Friends, 1977
  • Various characters, Rich Little's "A Christmas Carol," 1978
  • Host, Rich Little's "Washington Follies," ABC, 1978
  • Merry Christmas ... with Love, Julie, syndicated, 1979
  • Sinatra: The First 40 Years, NBC, 1980
  • Bert Convy Special--There's a Meeting Here Tonight, syndicated, 1981
  • Host, Take One Starring Jonathan Winters, NBC, 1981
  • Host, The Rich Little Special, HBO, 1982
  • Host, On Location with Rich Little, HBO, 1982
  • Host, In Concert: Rich Little Live, HBO, 1982
  • Various characters, Robin Hood (also known as Rich Little's "Robin Hood"), HBO, 1983
  • The Body Human: The Living Code, CBS, 1983
  • Host, Rich Little--Come Laugh with Me, HBO, 1984
  • The Funniest Joke I've Ever Heard, ABC, 1984
  • The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, NBC, 1984
  • Host, Rich Little and a Night of 42 Stars, HBO, 1985
  • An All-Star Party for "Dutch" Reagan, CBS, 1985
  • Guest, The 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala, ABC, 1985
  • The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1986
  • An All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle, syndicated, 1986
  • We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala, CBS, 1987
  • Super Picnic '87, syndicated, 1987
  • All-Star Party for Joan Collins, CBS, 1987
  • United We Stand, syndicated, 1988
  • Rodney Dangerfield: "Opening Night at Rodney's Place," HBO, 1989
  • National Basketball Players Association Awards, syndicated, 1989
  • John Wayne Standing Tall (documentary), PBS, 1989
  • Starathon '90, syndicated, 1990
  • Night of 100 Stars III, NBC, 1990
  • The 24th Annual Victor Awards, syndicated, 1990
  • Himself, The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show 2, CBS, 1991
  • (Uncredited) Voice of narrator and host, Christmas at the Movies,1991
  • Canadian chairman, Children's Miracle Network Telethon, syndicated, 1991
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1992
  • Laurel & Hardy: A Tribute to the Boys, The Disney Channel, 1992
  • More of the Best of the Hollywood Palace, ABC, 1993
  • Himself, Hal Roach: Hollywood's King of Laughter (documentary), The Disney Channel, 1994
  • Himself, Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special, CBS, 1995
  • Himself, Adrienne Clarkson Presents: A Tribute to Peppiatt & Aylesworth: Canada's First Television Comedy Team, 1996
  • Himself, The Best of the Dean Martin Comedy Roasts, 1998
  • Himself, The 2nd Annual Canadian Comedy Awards, CTV and Comedy Central, 2001
  • Himself, The Joke's on Us: 50 Years of CBC Satire, 2002
  • Himself, Comedy Gold, 2005
  • Also appeared in Rich Little and Friends in New Orleans.
  • Pilots
  • Jeff Wilson, Pioneer Spirit, NBC, 1969
  • Miles Fenton, Nuts and Bolts, ABC, 1981
  • Host, Making It Happen, syndicated, 1988
  • Episodic
  • (Television debut) Guest, Judy Garland Show, CBS, 1964
  • The Hollywood Palace, 1964, 1965
  • Himself, Fanfare, 1965
  • The Ed Sullivan Show, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970
  • On Broadway Tonight, CBS, 1965
  • Himself, The Dean Martin Show, NBC, 1966
  • Brother Paul Bernardi, "With a Friend Like Him, Who Needs?," The Flying Nun, ABC, 1967
  • Andre Marshall, "To Each Her Own," That Girl, 1967
  • Himself, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, NBC, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972
  • Guest host, Operation Entertainment, ABC, 1968
  • Himself, Playboy after Dark, 1968
  • Barbara McNair Show, syndicated, 1969
  • (Uncredited) Voice of Mr. Fred, "The Birthday Gift," Green Acres,CBS, 1969
  • Rick Wayne, "Billie Jo and the Big Big Star," Petticoat Junction,CBS, 1969
  • Brother Paul, "The Breakaway Monk," The Flying Nun, ABC, 1969
  • "Love and the Big Leap," Love American Style, ABC, 1969
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981
  • Himself, "The Pollution Solution," The Beverly Hillbillies, CBS, 1970
  • "Love and the Hypnotist," Love, American Style, ABC, 1970
  • Billy Moss, "The Other Game in Town," Mannix, CBS, 1970
  • Kraft Music Hall, 1970, 1971
  • Himself, The Merv Griffin Show, CBS, 1970
  • Himself, "Lucy and the Celebrities," Here's Lucy, CBS, 1971
  • "Love and the Plane Truth," Love, American Style, ABC, 1972
  • "Love and the Impressionist," Love, American Style, ABC, 1972
  • Himself, The Flip Wilson Show, NBC, 1973
  • "Love and the Last Joke," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973
  • Voice of Rich Little, "Rich Little, Supersleuth," Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (animated), syndicated, 1974
  • Himself, The Carol Burnett Show, CBS, 1974
  • Dwayne Devine, "The Paint Job," Chico and the Man, NBC, 1975
  • Johnny Kling, "The Bell Tolls at Noon," Hawaii Five-O, CBS, 1977
  • Himself, The Brady Bunch Hour, ABC, 1977
  • Himself, The Muppet Show, syndicated, 1977
  • Howard Mills, "Screams," Police Woman, NBC, 1977
  • Herbert Costigan, "Fool for a Client/Double Your Pleasure," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978
  • Steve, "The Kinfolk/Sis and the Slicker/Moonlight and Moonshine/Affair: Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1980
  • Guest, The Midnight Special, 1981
  • Tom Vail, "King of Burlesque/Death Games," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1983
  • Magician/comic book dude Stanley Woods, "Things That Go Creep in the Night," CHiPs, NBC, 1983
  • Himself, "Mel Blanc," This Is Your Life, syndicated, 1984
  • Narrator, Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer," CBS, 1984
  • "A Rose Is Not a Rose/Novelties/Too Rich and Too Thin," The Love Boat, ABC, 1984
  • Barney Mapost, "Deadpan," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988
  • Himself, "Tonight, Tonight: Parts 1 & 2," ALF, NBC, 1988
  • Biff Arnold, "Harry's Will," MacGyver, ABC, 1990
  • IRS Appeals Officer, "The Taxman Cometh," The Nanny, CBS, 1996
  • Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, 1996
  • Voice of himself, "Raging Bender," Futurama (animated), Fox, 2000
  • Judge, "Roast Challenge," Last Comic Standing, 2004
  • Also appeared as himself, "Friars Club," Last Comic Standing 2, NBC; himself, The Watcher, UPN; in The David Frost Show, syndicated; Santa Barbara, NBC.
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Specials
  • Rich Little's "A Christmas Carol," HBO, 1982
  • The Rich Little Special, HBO, 1982
  • On Location with Rich Little, HBO, 1982
  • In Concert: Rich Little Live, HBO, 1982
  • Rich Little's "Robin Hood," HBO, 1983
  • Rich Little--Come Laugh with Me, HBO, 1984
  • Rich Little and a Night of 42 Stars, HBO, 1985
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Recorded voices only) Voices, Hollywood Arms, Cort Theatre, New York City, 2002-2003
  • Will the Real Rich Little Please Stand Up?, Community Theatre, Morristown, NJ, 2005
  • Major Tours
  • The Presidents, U.S. cities, 2000-2003
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Recorded My Fellow Comedians; The First Family Rides Again.
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Specials
  • Rich Little's "A Christmas Carol," HBO, 1982
  • The Rich Little Special, HBO, 1982
  • On Location with Rich Little, HBO, 1982
  • In Concert: Rich Little Live, HBO, 1982
  • Rich Little's "Robin Hood," HBO, 1983
  • Rich Little--Come Laugh with Me, HBO, 1984
  • Rich Little and a Night of 42 Stars, HBO, 1985

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Electronic
    • Rich Little Official Site, http://www.richlittle.com/, December 6,2004

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