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Birth name Avery Lawrence Schreiber
Nationality USA
Birth 9 april 1935 at Chicago (USA)
Death 7 january 2002 (at 66 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Avery Lawrence Schreiber (April 9, 1935 – January 7, 2002) was an American comedian and actor. He was a veteran of stage, television, and film.


Schreiber was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Minnie (née Shear) and George Schreiber. He started his career in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre. He joined The Second City and later teamed with Jack Burns to form the comedy team of Burns and Schreiber. They recorded several comedy albums and appeared on numerous television shows.

Schreiber is remembered for his many Doritos ads in the 1970s, as well as his appearances in classic television shows. He was easily recognizable for his trademark bushy moustache, curly hair, and comedic reactions. In 1965, Schreiber played the role of Captain Manzini on My Mother the Car.

In the summer of 1973, he co-hosted the ABC comedy show, The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour.

Schreiber was a regular guest star on Chico and the Man. He was also a frequent guest on the game show Match Game and a guest in a first-season episode of The Muppet Show (written by former partner Jack Burns, whom he mentioned during a stand-up routine in the episode).

Avery continued to work in film, television and the Theater, as well as teach Improvisational Theater technique to thousands of students up until the time of his death. He taught master classes at The Second City in Chicago and Los Angeles as well as teaching out of his living room.

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Filmography of Avery Schreiber (20 films)

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Dracula: Dead and Loving It, 1h35
Directed by Mel Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Dracula films, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Peter MacNicol, Steven Weber, Amy Yasbeck, Lysette Anthony, Avery Schreiber
Roles Peasant on Coach
Rating58% 2.9030752.9030752.9030752.9030752.903075
The year is 1893: solicitor Thomas Renfield travels all the way from London to "Castle Dracula" in Transylvania to finalize Count Dracula's purchase of Carfax Abbey in England. As the sun sets, and the stagecoach driver refuses to take him any further, Renfield continues on foot despite the villagers pleading with him to turn back.
Robin Hood: Men in Tights, 1h44
Directed by Mel Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Cary Elwes, Roger Rees, Richard Lewis, Amy Yasbeck, Isaac Hayes, Avery Schreiber
Roles Tax Assessor
Rating66% 3.349223.349223.349223.349223.34922
Robin Hood, or Robin of Loxley (Cary Elwes), is captured during the Crusades and is imprisoned at Khalil Prison in Jerusalem. With the help of fellow inmate Asneeze (Isaac Hayes), who is in for jaywalking, he escapes and frees the other inmates. Robin is asked by Asneeze to find his son, Ahchoo (Dave Chappelle, in his first major professional role). Upon returning to England, he finds Ahchoo and discovers that Prince John (Richard Lewis) has assumed control while King Richard is away fighting in the Crusades. Unbeknownst to Richard, the prince is abusing his power. Robin returns to his family home, Loxley Hall, only to find it has been repossessed by John's men. His family's blind servant, Blinkin (Mark Blankfield), informs Robin that his family members and pets have been killed as well. He vows to get his home back before all his family's things are taken.
Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats, 1h32
Directed by Ray Patterson, Charles August Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Arnold Stang, Avery Schreiber, Marvin Kaplan, Kenneth Mars, John Stephenson, Richard Erdman
Roles Benny the Ball (voice)
Rating61% 3.052563.052563.052563.052563.05256
The movie opens on what appears to be another average day in Hoagie's Alley (which, for the purposes of this story, has apparently been relocated closer to Beverly Hills) for Top Cat and his gang, who are today posing as Boy Scouts, out doing good deeds in the hopes of getting rewards. During the course of this, Benny the Ball saves the life of a bag lady. Unbeknownst to Benny, it is revealed afterwards that she is actually a rich woman named Gertrude Vandergelt, who plans to leave her fortune to her missing niece, Amy. Meanwhile, Officer Dibble arrives to put an end to T.C.'s shenanigans after an unsuccessful attempt by Brain to wash his police car's windshield. Just when Dibble is about to arrest the gang, though, he gets a call saying that his application for retirement has been approved, so he can now retire from the police force, and thus he drops the charges against T.C. and the gang.
Hunk (1987)
, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors John Allen Nelson, Steve Levitt, James Coco, Deborah Shelton, Hilary Shepard, Avery Schreiber
Roles Constantine Constapopolis
Rating46% 2.3150152.3150152.3150152.3150152.315015
Bradley Brinkman (Steve Levitt) is a nerd who has a hard time, working as a computer programmer, after his girlfriend dumps him for her aerobics instructor. He can't get along at work, in a crowd, or find love; but, he strikes up a deal with Dr. D (who happens to be the devil himself), (James Coco). If he serves the devil, he gets to be the "hunk" he always wanted to be, able to get any woman he wants. The price is that he becomes a servant of the devil and spreads evil, terror and death throughout eternity.
Cannonball Run II, 1h48
Directed by Hal Needham
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Martial arts films, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jamie Farr, Telly Savalas
Rating50% 2.5038752.5038752.5038752.5038752.503875
Having lost the first Cannonball Run race, Sheik Abdul ben Falafel (Jamie Farr) is ordered by his father (Ricardo Montalban) to go back to America and win another Cannonball Run in order to "emblazon the Falafel name as the fastest in the world." When Sheik Abdul points out that there is no Cannonball Run that year, his father simply tells him to "buy one."
Jimmy the Kid, 1h25
Directed by Gary Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Gary Coleman, Paul Le Mat, Ruth Gordon, Dee Wallace, Cleavon Little, Don Adams
Roles Dr. Stevens
Rating46% 2.3234152.3234152.3234152.3234152.323415
Caveman (1981)
, 1h31
Directed by Carl Gottlieb
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques
Actors Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Barbara Bach, Cork Hubbert, Carl Lumbly
Roles Ock
Rating58% 2.906672.906672.906672.906672.90667
Atouk (Starr) is a bullied and scrawny caveman living in "One Zillion BC – October 9th". He lusts after the beautiful but shallow Lana (Bach), who is the mate of Tonda (Matuszak), their tribe's physically imposing bullying leader. After being banished along with his friend Lar (Quaid), Atouk falls in with a band of assorted misfits, among them the comely Tala (Long) and the elderly blind man Gog (Gilford). The group has ongoing encounters with hungry dinosaurs, and rescues Lar from a "nearby ice age", where they encounter an abominable snowman. In the course of these adventures they discover sedative drugs, fire, invent cooking, music, weapons, and learn how to walk fully upright. Atouk uses these advancements to lead an attack on Tonda, overthrowing him and becoming the tribe's new leader. He rejects Lana and takes Tala as his mate, and they live happily ever after.
Galaxina (1980)
, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Space opera, Robot films
Actors Dr. Stephen Macht, Avery Schreiber, Dorothy Stratten, Lionel Mark Smith, Tadashi Horino, Rhonda Shear
Roles Capt. Cornelius Butt
Rating36% 1.8098751.8098751.8098751.8098751.809875
In the year 3008, the crew of the Intergalactic Space Police cruiser Infinity is on patrol duty in deep space. The ship is captained by the incompetent Cornelius Butt (Avery Schreiber) and his crewmen: his first officer, Sgt. Thor (Stephen Macht); pilot "space-cowboy" Pvt. Robert "Buzz" McHenry (J.D. Hinton); Maurice (Lionel Mark Smith), a black humanoid alien with pointy ears and bat wings; and Sam (Tad Horino), an Asian man who quotes Confucius. Also aboard is Galaxina (Dorothy Stratten), a voluptuous blonde android servant, and Rock-Eater, a rock-eating alien prisoner confined to the brig.
More Wild Wild West
Directed by Burt Kennedy
Genres Adventure, Western
Actors Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Harry Morgan, Jonathan Winters, René Auberjonois, Victor Buono
Roles Russian Ambassador
Rating60% 3.000783.000783.000783.000783.00078
Les deux anciens meilleurs agents du gouvernement, James T. West et Artemus Gordon, doivent une nouvelle fois reprendre du service pour arrêter le responsable des attentats qui ont été commis dans les capitales européennes.
The Concorde... Airport '79, 2h3
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Disaster, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Alain Delon, Susan Blakely, Robert Wagner, Sylvia Kristel, George Kennedy, Eddie Albert
Roles Coach Markov
Rating44% 2.2068652.2068652.2068652.2068652.206865
Kevin Harrison (Robert Wagner), a corrupt arms dealer, attempts to destroy an American-owned Concorde on its maiden flight after one of the passengers, reporter Maggie Whelan (Susan Blakely), learns of his weapons sales to communist countries during the Cold War.
Scavenger Hunt, 1h56
Directed by Michael Schultz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers, Cloris Leachman, Cleavon Little, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Roles Zoo Keeper
Rating58% 2.9004052.9004052.9004052.9004052.900405
Milton Parker (Vincent Price), an elderly and eccentric game inventor, dies after losing a video game with his seductive nurse (Carol Wayne). Following his funeral, Parker's greedy and estranged relatives show up at his mansion for the reading of his will. They learn from lawyer Charles Bernstein (Robert Morley) that the winner of an elaborate scavenger hunt will inherit his $200 million estate. The (potential) beneficiaries form five teams and get involved in various misadventures.
Silent Scream, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Rebecca Balding, Cameron Mitchell, Avery Schreiber, Barbara Steele, Yvonne De Carlo, Tina Tyler
Roles Sgt. Manny Ruggin
Rating58% 2.9004052.9004052.9004052.9004052.900405
Four college students, unable to find on-campus housing, take up residence in Mrs Engels's (De Carlo) hilltop mansion, where she lives with her strange son, Mason (Reardon), and her daughter, Victoria (Steele), whom Mrs Engels secretly keeps hidden in the attic, a botched lobotomy having left her mute and homicidal. After one of the students is found dead, a police investigation is launched, which uncovers the history of the mansion and its owners, as the remaining students become endangered.