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Kenneth Mars is a Actor American born on 4 april 1935 at Chicago (USA)

Kenneth Mars

Kenneth Mars
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Nationality USA
Birth 4 april 1935 at Chicago (USA)
Death 12 february 2011 (at 75 years) at Granada Hills, Los Angeles (USA)

Kenneth Mars (April 4, 1935 – February 12, 2011) was an American television, film and voice actor, who specialized in comedic roles. He may be best-remembered, albeit not by name, for his roles in two Mel Brooks films: as the insane Nazi playwright Franz Liebkind in The Producers (1968) and as the relentless Police Inspector Hans Wilhelm Fredrich Kemp in Young Frankenstein (1974).

Mars appeared in several seasons of Malcolm in the Middle as Otto, Francis's well-meaning but dim-witted boss. He was well known as the voice of King Triton, Ariel's father, in the 1989 Disney animated film The Little Mermaid and its sequel, the television series and the Kingdom Hearts series. He also did several other animated voice over film roles such as Littlefoot's grandfather in the Land Before Time series and that of Professor Screweyes in We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993), and King Colbert (Prince Cornelius's father) in Thumbelina (1994).

Biography

Mars was born in Chicago. His father, Bernard "Sonny" Mars, was a radio and television personality. He studied fine arts and acting at Northwestern University.

After graduation he began acting in the early 1960s, then did small roles in theatre followed by TV and film. In 1977, he married Barbara Newborn. They had two daughters, Susannah and Rebecca, and six grandchildren. The marriage lasted until his death in 2011.

Best films

The Little Mermaid (1989)
(Actor)
The Producers (1968)
(Actor)

Usually with

Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(15 films)
Rob Paulsen
Rob Paulsen
(14 films)
Jeff Bennett
Jeff Bennett
(12 films)
John Ingle
John Ingle
(11 films)
Roger Carel
Roger Carel
(11 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kenneth Mars (47 films)

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Actor

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, 1h17
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Sally Field, Jim Cummings, Tara Strong, Kari Wahlgren
Rating63% 3.159473.159473.159473.159473.15947
King Triton and his wife, Queen Athena, rule over the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, which is filled with music and laughter. They have seven young daughters, the youngest of whom is Ariel. The merfolk are shown relaxing in a lagoon above water, and Triton gives Athena a music box. Suddenly, a pirate ship approaches. Everyone escapes except Athena, who is crushed by the ship when she tries to save the music box. Devastated by the death of his wife, Triton throws the music box away and bans music from the kingdom.
The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers, 1h21
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about children, La préhistoire, Transport films, Aviation films, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Children's films
Actors Jeff Bennett, Anndi McAfee, Aria Curzon, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, John Ingle
Roles Grandpa Longneck/Parasaurolophus
Rating58% 2.905272.905272.905272.905272.90527
Petrie is having a difficult time preparing for "The Day of the Flyers", an important day for all of the flying residents of the Great Valley, when all of the young flyers must participate in a very precise flying exhibition to prove that they are ready to fly with the adults. Always a nervous flyer, Petrie has even more trouble flying with his siblings in precise group formations — he’s more of an independent, free-style flier with a spirit of gold. At the same time, a strange newcomer to the Great Valley has Littlefoot and his friends trying to help figure out just exactly what he is. Named Guido, a Feathered Flyer, he's the strangest looking creature any of the Great Valley creatures has ever seen, especially since he’s covered with feathers, and has never seen another like himself. Thankfully, the dinosaurs have overcome their prejudices like seven movies ago and they don't make fun of Guido's weird face. Cera is having her own troubles, as her grumpy father and his new lover (which is the most accurate term, since Littlefoot's dad established that dinosaurs don't marry - they only hit it and quit it), Tria, get ready to welcome a hatchling to the family.
The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses, 1h21
Directed by Mel Smith
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about children, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Children's films
Actors Anndi McAfee, Aria Curzon, Stéphanie Lafforgue, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kelly Marot, Roger Carel
Roles Grandpa Longneck
Rating57% 2.8585452.8585452.8585452.8585452.858545
Every year, as the warm season approaches, a certain tree in Great Valley blooms with pink flowers. Because of the tastiness of these "treesweets", every dinosaur in the valley wants his/her fair share of it. However, because of this tastiness (and the fact that there seems to be only one such tree in the whole valley), there is hardly enough for everyone. Because of this, none may eat any of the treesweets until the day they "reach the peak of their tastiness".
The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration, 1h25
Directed by Mel Smith
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about children, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Children's films
Actors John Ingle, Kenneth Mars, Kelly Marot, Miriam Flynn, Roger Carel, Anndi McAfee
Roles Grandpa
Rating61% 3.05323.05323.05323.05323.0532
Littlefoot has nightmares which involve the "Great Circle". He mentions it to his grandparents, who share the same psychedelic trip. Grandpa has a "feeling" that he wants to "go somewhere", and they leave the "next day" with only their gut feeling to guide them. Out of curiosity, Cera, Spike, Ducky and Petrie follow him, starting after them the following night. New characters are introduced throughout the film: Sue (Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz), a Supersaurus, who is driven on by the same sense as Littlefoot and joins his journey. Sue towers above all other longnecks and one day wishes to meet someone taller than herself. Meanwhile, Littlefoot's friends meet Pat (James Garner), an elderly Apatosaurus. He is slow-moving and even scalds his hind foot whilst crossing a magma river, but does arrive at the crater in time for the event.
Teddy Bears' Picnic, 1h20
Directed by Harry Shearer
Origin USA
Actors John Michael Higgins, Ming-Na Wen, Henry Gibson, Peter Marshall, David Rasche, Brenda Strong
Roles Gene Molinari
Rating33% 1.688721.688721.688721.688721.68872
Teddy Bears' Picnic covers an annual encampment of prominent male leaders at the Zambezi Glen, a thinly-veiled reference to the Bohemian Grove.
The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about children, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Children's films
Actors Thomas Dekker, Anndi McAfee, Stéphanie Lafforgue, Kelly Marot, Aria Curzon, Roger Carel
Roles Grandpa Longneck
Rating58% 2.906722.906722.906722.906722.90672
After a period of harsh rain, the Great Valley is partially flooded and covered in debris. Littlefoot rushes to find his friends after the storm ends, but they are preoccupied: Cera and her father are removing a large log from their nesting area, Ducky and Spike are relocating their nest with their family, and Petrie has gotten a cold. Littlefoot is bored and instead of helping his friends clean up the dead bodies he selfishly wishes for a brother (a wish that will be granted in the next movie, although ironically they will not get along). Eventually he explores on his own and discovers a large area flooded by the rains. The adults advise their children to stay away, fearing creatures from the outside may have been washed into the Valley. However, Littlefoot thinks he knows best so, ignoring the advice, he goes anyways and meets Mo, a playful young "swimmer" that had been caught in the floodwater.
The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about children, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Children's films
Actors Thomas Dekker, John Ingle, Anndi McAfee, Stéphanie Lafforgue, Kelly Marot, Aria Curzon
Roles Grandpa / Lambeosaurus (voice)
Rating58% 2.904592.904592.904592.904592.90459
Ducky is upset with her brother Spike, for keeping her awake at night with his snoring (called "sleep rumbling" by the characters), and for eating her treestars. She tells Cera about her feelings, and confides that she does not know how to express them, even though they have lived together for eight movies, to which Cera agrees to teach her. Yes, that's right. Angry Cera who storms off like every other movie is going to be the emotional guide. At the same time, the children are attending an unaccredited school of sorts, in which they are taught by an old Pachyrhinosaurus named Mr. Thicknose, who falsely professes to have been everywhere and seen everything. Littlefoot is eagerly questioning all the topics they cover, to the old dinosaur's irritation, and blows the top when he startles Mr. Thicknose into running into a tree, upon which a melon falls on his head. Mr. Thicknose complains to Grandpa Longneck about Littlefoot's behavior, and Grandpa Longneck, knowing Littlefoot meant no harm, gently explains to him why he must be more respectful to Mr. Thicknose.
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 King Triton (voice)
Rating56% 2.819322.819322.819322.819322.81932
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.
The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about children, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about volcanoes, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Thomas Dekker, Anndi McAfee, Julien Bouanich, Kelly Marot, Aria Curzon, Jeff Bennett
Roles Grandpa
Rating59% 2.9539252.9539252.9539252.9539252.953925
One evening, Petrie arrogantly begins telling a tale of the best creatures of the world: the Flyers. Cera disagrees and the tale isn't true. Petrie then spots a herd of dinosaurs visiting the Great Valley, but apparently they don't matter. The youngsters later went to bed after their parents called them in for the night. Later that night, Littlefoot sees a strangely blue colored meteor falling from the sky and colliding into Threehorn Peak, a volcano in the Smoking Mountain range. When Littlefoot describes it the next morning, most of the adult dinosaurs in the Great Valley disbelieve Littlefoot's story since he is a known liar. However, two newcomers, the mysterious and racially-insensitively named "Rainbow Faces", speak eloquently of possibilities of wonders beyond what they know. The Rainbow Faces suggest (i.e., lie) that the rock may be a "Stone of Cold Fire", a stone possessing magical properties. Pterano, the devious, sinister and outcast uncle of Littlefoot's friend Petrie, somehow overhears the conversation and conspires to use the rock to take control of the Great Valley Ganon-style. Pterano asks Petrie, who idolizes him for some reason, for the location of the rock and is told it has landed on Threehorn Peak. Littlefoot's friend Ducky overhears Pterano's plan because dinosaurs apparently aren't good at whispering, but Pterano and his cronies, Sierra and Rinkus, abduct her before she can warn the others. They take her along as they set out to find the Stone of Cold Fire before an Amber Alert is filed. The other dinosaurs discover Ducky's kidnapping. The adults tell the young ones that Pterano had been made an outcast due to his carelessness after self-appointing himself leader of a group of dinosaurs; while searching for the Great Valley, Pterano was overconfident and led his followers directly into a pack of small, albino Sharpteeth. Pterano, a Pteranodon like Petrie (that makes sense; they are uncle and nephew), was able to fly away, although the event left him heart-broken. He ended up expelled from the herd as punishment for abandoning his followers, yet he continues to hang around undeterred.
The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock, 1h17
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about children, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Children's films
Actors Thomas Dekker, Anndi McAfee, Alexis Pivot, Donald Reignoux, Aria Curzon, Kelly Marot
Roles Grandpa
Rating59% 2.9512.9512.9512.9512.951
Littlefoot's grandfather one night tells the children a story about "The Lone Dinosaur" (a pun on The Lone Ranger), a legendary longneck who once protected the Great Valley from the most ferocious sharptooth ever to live. A fight ensued, which led to the Sharptooth's death. However, the sharptooth left "The Lone Dinosaur" with a scar slashed across his right eye. Soon after the battle, a huge monolith that resembled a proud sauropod, having life-sized Sharptooth teeth arranged around his neck, came out of the ground during an earthshake. The dinosaurs called it "Saurus Rock". The legend also states that if anyone damages the monolith, bad luck would descend upon the valley.
The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island, 1h14
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about children, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Children's films
Actors Donald Reignoux, Anndi McAfee, Aria Curzon, Jeff Bennett, Roger Carel, Rob Paulsen
Roles Grandpa (voice)
Rating60% 3.0005653.0005653.0005653.0005653.000565
After a swarm of "leaf-gobblers" descends upon Great Valley, devouring all plants and leaving it a barren wasteland, the inhabitants must seek another place where they can survive until the plants in Great Valley have grown back. However, the Leaf Gobblers have left a path of devastation behind them, leaving no food for the dinosaurs to find. After searching for many days, tension enters the group as Cera's father and Littlefoot's grandfather argue over changing their course, which sparks a fight between Littlefoot and Cera. The fight soon breaks up when Cera's father announces that each herd will go its own way the next morning. Not wishing to be separated, Littlefoot leads his friends off in the night, in the hope they can find food before they are caught. They leave a trail for the grownups to follow, and eventually reach the "Big Water". Although they are disheartened by the undrinkable water, they spy a verdant island connected to the mainland by a thin land bridge. On their way, a tsunami occurs, which they narrowly escape. They quickly tuck in to the plentiful bounty of the island, but are then horrified to discover the tsunami has destroyed the land bridge.
Citizen Ruth, 1h42
Directed by Alexander Payne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Laura Dern, Burt Reynolds, Mary Kay Place, Swoosie Kurtz, Kurtwood Smith, Kelly Preston
Roles Dr. Charlie Rollins
Rating69% 3.497373.497373.497373.497373.49737
The movie opens with Ruth Stoops and a man (apparently an ex-boyfriend) having intercourse on a bed in a flophouse, after which he disrespectfully throws her out of the apartment. She later goes to a hardware store to buy patio sealant and huffs it in a paper bag in an alley to get high. Ruth is portrayed as a dumb, inebriated addict, capable of doing nearly anything to get money or drugs.
The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists, 1h14
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about children, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Children's films
Actors Scott McAfee, Candace Hutson, Heather Hogan, John Ingle, Rob Paulsen, Jeff Bennett
Roles Grandpa (voice)
Rating58% 2.905322.905322.905322.905322.90532
Littlefoot notices a longneck herd entering Great Valley, and informs his grandparents. They tell him that the longnecks are their cousins, and that they must go and greet them. As the Old One, the leader of the herd, tells the residents of the great valley that her herd has been migratory since a heavy rain period turned their old home into a marshland called "The Land of Mists", and became the home of many dangerous creatures, Littlefoot meets a longneck girl named Ali, and invites her to play. He introduces her to his friends, but as she is not used to associating with diverse species, she is afraid of them.
Rough Magic, 1h40
Directed by Clare Peploe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Crime, Romance
Actors Bridget Fonda, Russell Crowe, Jim Broadbent, Andy Romano, D. W. Moffett, Kenneth Mars
Roles Magician
Rating55% 2.753982.753982.753982.753982.75398
Los Angeles, dans les années 1950. La jeune magicienne Myra Shumway doit épouser le richissime Cliff Wyatt. Cependant, peu avant le mariage celui-ci tue accidentellement le mentor de la jeune femme. Témoin du crime, Myra s'enfuit et trouve refuge à Mexico, où elle rencontre deux personnes qui vont changer son destin : Doc Ansell, un charlatan anglais et Alex Ross, un séduisant reporter américain. Tous trois prennent la route en quête de magie poursuivis par Wyatt.
The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving, 1h11
Directed by Frederik Du Chau
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about children, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Children's films
Actors Scott McAfee, Donald Reignoux, Candace Hutson, Heather Hogan, Roger Carel, Rob Paulsen
Roles Grandpa (voice)
Rating57% 2.8592752.8592752.8592752.8592752.859275
One day, a shower of flying rocks impacts near the Great Valley and causes a rock slide in the Mysterious Beyond, which blocks the water supply of the Great Valley. The increasing lack of water causes conflicts between the inhabitants of the Great Valley, who have lived in relative peace and harmony until this event.