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Buddy Hackett is a Actor American born on 31 august 1924 at Brooklyn (USA)

Buddy Hackett

Buddy Hackett
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Birth name Leonard Hacker
Nationality USA
Birth 31 august 1924 at Brooklyn (USA)
Death 30 june 2003 (at 78 years) at Malibu (USA)

Buddy Hackett (born Leonard Hacker; August 31, 1924 – June 30, 2003) was an American comedian and actor. His best remembered roles include Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man (1962), Benjy Benjamin in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Tennessee Steinmetz in The Love Bug (1968), and Scuttle in The Little Mermaid (1989).


On June 12, 1955, Hackett married Sherry Cohen. They lived in Leonia, New Jersey, in the late 1950s. In August 1958, they bought the house previously owned by deceased crime boss Albert Anastasia in Fort Lee, New Jersey. After renovations they moved in and lived there through most of the 1960s. In 2003, Hackett and his wife established the Singita Animal Sanctuary in California's San Fernando Valley.

He was an avid firearms collector and owned a large collection that he sold off in his later years due to declining health

Best films

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
The Love Bug (1968)

Usually with

Howard Ashman
Howard Ashman
(1 films)
Tina Louise
Tina Louise
(2 films)
John Musker
John Musker
(1 films)
Edie McClurg
Edie McClurg
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Buddy Hackett (19 films)

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The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, 1h12
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Witches in film, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Tara Strong, Pat Carroll, Buddy Hackett, Max Casella
Roles Scuttle (voice)
Rating56% 2.815032.815032.815032.815032.81503
Ariel and Eric celebrate the birth of their newborn daughter Melody on a ship at sea. Ariel's father King Triton presents Melody with a magic locket. The party is interrupted by Morgana, sister of the deceased Ursula, who threatens to cause Melody harm, using her as leverage to get Triton's trident. Ariel and Eric work together to foil Morgana's plan.
Paulie (1998)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tony Shalhoub, Gena Rowlands, Hallie Eisenberg, Cheech Marin, Bruce Davison, Buddy Hackett
Roles Artie
Rating64% 3.2485653.2485653.2485653.2485653.248565
The film is a picaresque tale about an intelligent talking blue-crowned conure named Paulie, and his long quest to return to his owner.
The Little Mermaid, 1h23
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Witches in film, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Samuel E. Wright, Pat Carroll, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars
Roles Scuttle (voice)
Rating75% 3.797173.797173.797173.797173.79717
Ariel, a sixteen-year-old mermaid princess, is dissatisfied with underwater life and is curious about the human world. With her best friend Flounder, Ariel collects human artifacts and goes to the surface of the ocean to visit Scuttle the seagull, who offers very inaccurate knowledge of human culture. She ignores the warnings of her father King Triton, the ruler of Atlantica, and his adviser and court composer Sebastian that contact between merpeople and humans is forbidden.
Scrooged (1988)
, 1h41
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Films about television, Time travel films, Ghost films
Actors Bill Murray, Karen Allen, Robert Mitchum, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait
Roles Scrooge
Rating69% 3.499063.499063.499063.499063.49906
Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a successful but cynical television programming executive for the IBC network headquartered in New York City. He has demanded the network put on a extravagant live production of A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve to seize the ratings opportunity, forcing the network's staff including his direct assistant Grace Cooley (Alfre Woodard) to work on the holiday. When some of his decisions are questioned, he fires timid yes-man Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait) on the spot. Frank's boss Preston Rhinelander (Robert Mitchum) takes the liberty of hiring an assistant for Frank, Brice Cummings (John Glover), who is transparently after Frank's job. Hours before the show is set to start, Frank is alone in his office when he is visited by the ghost of his mentor Lew Hayward (John Forsythe), who warns him of the errors of his ways and that three ghosts will visit him over the course of the night. Before he leaves, Lew causes Frank's phone to call Claire Phillips (Karen Allen), Frank's true love who he had foregone when he became a television executive. Claire comes to visit Frank, but finds him too busy with preparations for the show, though leaves him the address of the homeless shelter that she helps out at.
Hey Babe!
Hey Babe! (1983)
, 1h41
Origin Canada
Genres Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Yasmine Bleeth, Buddy Hackett, Denise Proulx, Vlasta Vrána
Roles Sammy Cohen
Rating70% 3.5350653.5350653.5350653.5350653.535065
Theresa O'Brian (Yasmine Bleeth) is a 12-year-old orphan who desperately wants to attend a school for the performing arts and become a star. She is not receiving encouragement at the orphanage and is getting into trouble with the orphanage officials due to her infractions of the rules and regulations.
Loose Shoes, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Royce D. Applegate, Bill Murray, Lewis Arquette, Howard Hesseman, Harry Shearer, Jaye P. Morgan
Roles Himself - S.T.O.P.-I.T. Spokesman
Rating49% 2.4694352.4694352.4694352.4694352.469435
Jack Frost (TV special), 48minutes
Directed by Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Themes Christmas films
Actors Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse, Paul Frees, Larry Storch, Dave Garroway, Don Messick
Roles Pardon-Me-Pete (Groundhog)
Rating71% 3.5954353.5954353.5954353.5954353.595435
The story is narrated by a groundhog named Pardon-Me-Pete (voiced by Buddy Hackett), who has a deal with Jack Frost to extend winter by six weeks, letting him sleep that much longer.
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys, 1h31
Directed by Martin Balsam, David Carradine, George Kennedy, Robert Mitchum, Tina Louise, Burt Kennedy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Western
Actors Robert Mitchum, George Kennedy, Martin Balsam, David Carradine, Tina Louise, John Carradine
Rating61% 3.099013.099013.099013.099013.09901
Jim Flagg is the marshal in the town of Progress. He hears arch-rival John McKay is headed toward town so he warns Mayor Wilker and others in Progress about rumor of a robbery. Wilker doesn't appreciate Flagg causing a panic and relieves him of his badge.
The Love Bug, 1h48
Directed by Robert Stevenson, Christopher Hibler, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett, Johnny Flynn, Joe Flynn
Roles Tennessee Steinmetz
Rating64% 3.2480853.2480853.2480853.2480853.248085
In 1968, Jim Douglas is a down-on-his luck racing driver, reduced to competing in demolition derby races against drivers half his age. Jim lives in an old fire house overlooking San Francisco Bay with his friend and mechanic, Tennessee Steinmetz, a jolly Brooklynite who constantly extols the virtues of spiritual enlightenment, having spent time amongst Buddhist monks in Tibet, and builds "art" from car parts. After yet another race ends in a crash (and Tennessee turns his Edsel into a sculpture), Jim finds himself without a car and heads into town in search of some cheap wheels. He is enticed into an upmarket European car showroom after setting eyes on an attractive sales assistant, Carole Bennett. Jim witnesses the dealership's British owner, Peter Thorndyke, being unnecessarily abusive towards a white Volkswagen Beetle that rolls into the showroom, and defends the car's honor, much to Thorndyke's displeasure. The following morning Jim is shocked to find that the car is parked outside his house and that Thorndyke is pressing charges for grand theft. A heated argument between Jim and Thorndyke is settled when Carole persuades Thorndyke to drop the charges if Jim buys the car on a system of monthly payments.
The Golden Head, 1h42
Directed by Richard Thorpe, James Hill (réalisateur britannique)
Origin USA
Genres Comedy thriller
Actors George Sanders, Buddy Hackett, Robert Coote, Douglas Wilmer, Sándor Pécsi
Roles Lionel Pack
Rating62% 3.100743.100743.100743.100743.10074
The children of a British policemen holidaying in Hungary track down a priceless art treasure which has recently been stolen.
Muscle Beach Party, 1h34
Directed by William Asher
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Actors John Ashley, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Luciana Paluzzi, Don Rickles, Jody McCrea
Roles S.Z. Matts
Rating48% 2.4165452.4165452.4165452.4165452.416545
Frankie, Dee Dee, and the beach party gang hit Malibu Beach for another summer of surfing and no jobs only to find their secret surfing spot threatened by a gang of bodybuilders, led by the dim-witted coach Jack Fanny (Don Rickles).
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, 2h34
Directed by Stanley Kramer, Carey Loftin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Heist films, Chase films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Dorothy Provine, Moe Howard
Roles Benjy Benjamin
Rating75% 3.798293.798293.798293.798293.79829
"Smiler" Grogan (Jimmy Durante), wanted by police in a tuna factory robbery fifteen years ago and on the run from the police, careens his 1957 Ford Victoria off twisting, mountainous State Highway 74 near Palm Springs in Southern California and crashes. Five motorists stop to help him - Melville Crump (Sid Caesar), a dentist, Lennie Pike (Jonathan Winters), a furniture mover, Dingy Bell (Mickey Rooney) and Benjy Benjamin (Buddy Hackett), two friends on their way to Las Vegas, and J. Russell Finch (Milton Berle), who owns Pacific Edible Seaweed Company in Fresno. Just before he dies, Grogan tells the five about $350,000 buried in Santa Rosita State Park near the Mexican border under a mysterious "big W".
The Music Man, 2h31
Directed by Morton DaCosta
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford, Pert Kelton
Roles Marcellus Washburn
Rating76% 3.8477353.8477353.8477353.8477353.847735
In July 1912, a traveling salesman, "Professor" Harold Hill (Robert Preston), arrives in the fictional location of River City, Iowa, intrigued by the challenge of swindling the famously stubborn natives of Iowa ("Iowa Stubborn"). Masquerading as a traveling band instructor, Professor Hill plans to con the citizens of River City into paying him to create a boys' marching band, including instruments, uniforms, and music instruction. Once he has collected the money and the instruments and uniforms have arrived, he will hop the next train out of town, leaving them without their money or a band.
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, 2h15
Directed by Henry Levin, George Pal
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Biography, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about writers, Films about magic and magicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Karlheinz Böhm, Barbara Eden, Walter Slezak, Oskar Homolka
Roles Hans ('The Singing Bone')
Rating64% 3.248813.248813.248813.248813.24881
The story focuses on the Grimm brothers, Wilhelm (Laurence Harvey) and Jacob (Karlheinz Böhm), and is biographical and fantastical at the same time. They are working to finish a history for a local Duke (Oscar Homolka), though Wilhelm is more interested in collecting fairy tales and often spends their money to hear them from locals. Tales such as "The Dancing Princess" and "The Cobbler and the Elves" are integrated into the main plot. One of the tales is told as an experiment to three children in a book store to see if publishing a collection of fairytales has any merit. Another tale, "The Singing Bone", is told by an old woman (Martita Hunt) in the forest who tells stories to children, while the uninvited Wilhelm secretly listens through an open window. The culmination of this tale involves a jeweled dragon and features the most involved usage of the film's special effects.
All Hands on Deck, 1h40
Directed by Norman Taurog
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Military humor in film, Musical films
Actors Pat Boone, Ann B. Davis, Buddy Hackett, Dennis O'Keefe, Barbara Eden, Warren Berlinger
Roles Shrieking Eagle Garfield
Rating59% 2.9583552.9583552.9583552.9583552.958355
Lt Donald (Pat Boone) of the US Navy is assigned to look after a troublesome sailor, Garfield (Buddy Hackett), who is from an oil-rich Indian tribe. He also romances journalist Sally Hobson (Barbara Eden).