Go Back > Non-UL Chat > Amusement Bark

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09 April 2018, 08:20 PM
Brad from Georgia's Avatar
Brad from Georgia Brad from Georgia is offline
Join Date: 21 June 2000
Location: Snellvile, GA
Posts: 13,206
Default R.I.P. Chuck McCann

Chuck McCann, actor and voice-over artist, has died at the age of 83, according to this story. He was an early star of NYC kids' television, and my friend and writing collaborator Joe DeVito remembers being a huge fan when he was young.

My wife and I met Mr. McCann a few years ago at an old-time radio event in Los Angeles. He and the wonderful Eddie Carroll were both in the cast of a re-created Jack Benny program--Eddie did a fantastic Benny--and McCann was a very good Phil Harris. We chatted with him later, and I mentioned that I was a big fan of his voice work, so he did the voice of cartoon character Hurricane Harry for us and BOTH sides of a Laurel and Hardy interchange. He had become a friend of Stan Laurel's when he--Chuck, of course--was twelve and called the comedian long-distance, a cold call, and Laurel, delighted, talked to him for half an hour. They became good friends, and Chuck, who excelled at impersonating Hardy, also did a dead-on Stanley Laurel voice.

He was also well-known in the sixties as the ad pitchman for Right Guard deodorant--he was the guy who, when his neighbor in the next apartment opened his medicine cabinet, was framed, because Chuck was in HIS bathroom with HIS medicine cabinet opened, and the two cabinets had no back--it was shared space. Chuck's cheery "Hi, Guy!" became a catch-phrase.

Mark Evanier remembers him here.
Reply With Quote
Old 10 April 2018, 12:56 AM
smittykins's Avatar
smittykins smittykins is offline
Join Date: 27 December 2003
Location: Seneca Falls, NY
Posts: 2,742

The Right Guard commercials are what I remember him from.

RIP, Mr. McCann.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chuck E. Cheese's animatronics may take a final bow BrianB Business Bytes 7 27 August 2017 12:51 AM
Chuck Berry to release first new album in more than 35 years DawnStorm Amusement Bark 2 19 October 2016 07:59 PM
Two men accused of smoking heroin in Chuck E. Cheese restroom Graham2001 Police Blotter 0 12 July 2014 11:25 AM
Is Madeleine McCann Disappearance a Hoax? Artemis Crime 255 19 March 2008 04:04 PM
Uncle Chuck Had His Eye Removed (Disturbing, but not embedded) DarkDan Fauxtography 3 23 May 2007 04:30 AM

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.