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Scatman Crothers

Scatman Crothers
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Birth name Benjamin Sherman Crothers
Nationality USA
Birth 23 may 1910 at Indiana (USA)
Death 22 november 1986 (at 76 years) at Van Nuys (USA)

Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1910 – November 22, 1986) was an American actor, singer, dancer and musician known for his work as Louie the Garbage Man on the TV show Chico and the Man, and as Dick Hallorann in the Stanley Kubrick film The Shining in 1980. He was also a prolific voiceover artist, and provided the voices of Meadowlark Lemon in the animated TV version of The Harlem Globetrotters, Jazz the Autobot in The Transformers, the title character in Hong Kong Phooey, and Scat Cat in the 1970 animated Disney film The Aristocats.


Scatman Crothers est surtout connu pour avoir joué Dick Halloran dans Shining (1980) de Stanley Kubrick et aussi Turkle dans Vol au-dessus d'un nid de coucou (1975) de Milos Forman. Il a également prêté sa voix à des personnages de dessins animés : il est notamment la voix originale du chat jazzy « Scat Cat » dans Les Aristochats (personnage prévu au départ pour Louis Armstrong) et celle de Hong Kong Fou Fou.

Best films

The Aristocats (1970)
The Shining (1980)

Usually with

Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
(4 films)
Bob Rafelson
Bob Rafelson
(2 films)
Arthur Marks
Arthur Marks
(3 films)
Don Bluth
Don Bluth
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Scatman Crothers (48 films)

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Rock Odyssey, 2h
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Robert Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Scatman Crothers
Roles Jukebox (voice)
Rating62% 3.11593.11593.11593.11593.1159
The story of a mysterious woman named Laura, who embarks on a journey to find her true love. The movie's soundtrack is set to four decades of classic rock. Scatman Crothers provides the voice of a living jukebox who narrates the story.
The Transformers: The Movie, 1h24
Directed by Nelson Shin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Jeu, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about toys, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Eric Idle, Norman Alden, Judd Nelson, Jack Angel, Leonard Nimoy, Michael Bell
Roles Jazz (voice)
Rating72% 3.648923.648923.648923.648923.64892
In 2005, Unicron, a roaming artificial planet, devours robot planet Lithone. Elsewhere, the evil Decepticons control the Transformers' homeworld, Cybertron. The heroic Autobots are using two of Cybertron's moons as staging areas, preparing to strike against the Decepticons. In need of energon cubes, an Autobot shuttle is readied for launch to Autobot City on Earth. The Decepticons ambush the shuttle, killing Brawn, Prowl, Ratchet and Ironhide, intending to use the ship to infiltrate Autobot City.
The Journey of Natty Gann, 1h41
Directed by Jeremy Kagan
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan, Scatman Crothers, Verna Bloom
Roles Sherman
Rating70% 3.5479453.5479453.5479453.5479453.547945
Set in 1935, the movie tells the story of a 12-year-old tomboy girl, Natty Gann (Meredith Salenger). Out of work because of Depression-era unemployment, Natty's widowered father (Ray Wise) parlays his surefootedness into getting a job as a lumberjack. In order to get hired, he travels from Chicago to the state of Washington. He tells Natty that she will have to look after herself for the time being. Having no mother, Natty is left in the care of Connie (Lainie Kazan), the insensitive woman who manages the hotel Natty and her father had been living in.
Twilight Zone: The Movie, 1h41
Directed by Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, George Miller, John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Burgess Meredith, Scatman Crothers, John Larroquette, John Lithgow
Roles Mr. Bloom (segment "Kick the Can")
Rating64% 3.2499153.2499153.2499153.2499153.249915
Une route déserte, au beau milieu de la nuit. Dans une voiture, deux hommes jouent à se faire peur.
Two of a Kind, 1h28
Directed by John Herzfeld
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Charles Durning, Oliver Reed, Beatrice Straight, Scatman Crothers
Roles Earl
Rating48% 2.4051952.4051952.4051952.4051952.405195
Four angels — Charlie (Charles Durning), Earl (Scatman Crothers), Gonzales (Castulo Guerra), and Ruth (Beatrice Straight) — have been in charge of Heaven for the last 25 years. They are playing a golf match in Heaven when their game is interrupted by God, who has returned to the office and does not like what he sees down on Earth. God wants to order up another flood and start all over again (despite his promise in the rainbow that he never would again), but the four angels persuade him to reconsider, reasoning that, if a typical Earth man can reform, it would prove that all mankind is capable of it.
Zapped! (1982)
, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Comedy science fiction films, Teen movie
Actors Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Felice Schachter, Robert Mandan, Scatman Crothers, Heather Thomas
Roles Dexter Jones
Rating50% 2.5040552.5040552.5040552.5040552.504055
Barney Springboro (Scott Baio) is a high school science nerd at Emerson High who obtains telekinetic powers after a lab accident. Along with his best friend Peyton Nichols (Willie Aames), a wealthy playboy with a dirty mind, Barney uses his new powers to take revenge upon bullies, cheat at baseball, and expose attractive female flesh, particularly the beautiful but snobby Jane Mitchell (Heather Thomas). Barney comes to realize that the best girl for him is actually Bernadette (Felice Schachter), the school's nerdy feminist class president who also becomes privy to his secret powers. After typical hijinks, the film's climax is set at the school's senior prom which Barney uses his powers to disrobe several people when he loses his self control, which is strangely similar to the climax of Stephen King's Carrie. After he gets hit on the head with a fire hose, he wakes up later and discovers that he no longer has his powers, to the dismay and relief of both Peyton and Bernadette. However, in the final scene it is revealed that this is a lie as Barney escorts Bernadette from the building and uses his powers to levitate himself and her away.
Deadly Eyes, 1h27
Directed by Robert Clouse
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films
Actors Scatman Crothers, Sara Botsford, Cec Linder, Lisa Langlois, Lesleh Donaldson, Michael McManus
Roles George Faskins
Rating48% 2.4153352.4153352.4153352.4153352.415335
The plot and subplots center on the movie's leading man, Paul Harris (Sam Groom), a divorced high school teacher and basketball coach and his interactions during a killer rat infestation with a health department inspector Kelly (Sara Botsford); a high school cheerleader, Trudy (Lisa Langlois); his students; and his friend, Dr. Spencer (Cec Linder), a college professor and rat expert.
The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island, 1h30
Directed by Peter Baldwin, Peter Baldwin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Basketball films, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Dawn Wells, Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, David Ruprecht
Roles Dewey Stevens
Rating45% 2.270472.270472.270472.270472.27047
The former castaways own and operate a vacation resort on the formerly-deserted island, called "The Castaways", which was introduced in the previous film, The Castaways on Gilligan's Island. The Harlem Globetrotters, a traveling troupe of merry basketball players, are on a plane ride over the Pacific Ocean when it has engine trouble and they are forced into an emergency landing onto Gilligan's Island. After a brief time struggling in the jungle, they are discovered by Gilligan and Skipper and welcomed to "The Castaways." Meanwhile, J.J. Pierson, a corporate raider and the worst business rival of Thurston Howell III, has a plan to bamboozle the owners of The Castaways (Gilligan and his friends) into signing over ownership to him, as the island contains "supremium", an ore which provides large sources of energy. Eventually Gilligan and the Skipper uncover the conspiracy, with Pierson agreeing to tear up the fraudulent contracts if the Globetrotters play his team, the New Invincibles, which is a team of robot players. Notable sports broadcasters Chick Hearn and Stu Nahan appear as part of the basketball game scene, with Hearn calling the play-by-play action of the climactic showdown. The Globetrotters have no idea how to defeat a team of robots, until Gilligan unknowingly says they have not done any of their fancy tricks, causing the Professor to give a halftime pep talk to the Globetrotters that the New Invincibles would be caught off-guard. The Globetrotters start scoring against the New Invincibles, but when injuries sideline a couple of the players, Gilligan and Skipper must serve as substitute Globetrotters.
Bronco Billy, 1h56
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Themes Circus films
Actors Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers, Bill McKinney, Sam Bottoms
Roles Doc Lynch
Rating61% 3.0506653.0506653.0506653.0506653.050665
"Bronco Billy's Wild West Show" is a rundown traveling circus, the star of which is Bronco Billy McCoy (Clint Eastwood), the "fastest gun in the West." For the show's finale, a blindfolded Bronco Billy shoots balloons around a female assistant on a revolving wooden disc, and for the last balloon, he throws a knife. However, the assistant's leg is nicked, so she quits. The show is not making any money, and nobody has been paid for months.
The Shining, 1h59
Directed by Stanley Kubrick, Brian W. Cook
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about writers, Films about children, Films about families, Feminist films, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about drugs, Films about domestic violence, Ghost films, Films about psychiatry, Comedy horror films
Actors Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone
Roles Dick Hallorann
Rating83% 4.1986154.1986154.1986154.1986154.198615
Jack Torrance arrives at the mountain isolated Overlook Hotel, 25 miles from the closest town, Sidewinder, Colorado, interviewing for the position of winter caretaker, planning to use the hotel's solitude to write. The hotel, built on the site of a Native American burial ground, becomes snowed-in during the winter; it is closed from October to May. Manager Stuart Ullman warns Jack that a previous caretaker, Charles Grady, developed cabin fever and killed his family and himself. In Boulder, Jack's son, Danny Torrance, while brushing his teeth, has a terrifying premonition about the hotel, viewing a cascade of blood emerging from an elevator door, before falling in trance. Jack's wife, Wendy, tells a doctor that Danny has an imaginary friend named Tony, and that Jack has given up drinking because he dislocated Danny's shoulder following a binge.
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 Sam
Rating60% 3.0009153.0009153.0009153.0009153.000915
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.
Banjo the Woodpile Cat, 27minutes
Directed by Don Bluth
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Actors Sparky Marcus, Scatman Crothers, Beah Richards
Roles Crazy Legs
Rating68% 3.42213.42213.42213.42213.4221
In a woodpile in Payson, Utah during the 1940s, a kitten named Banjo (voiced by Sparky Marcus) decides to chase chickens around. His sisters, Emily and Jean, tell their parents and Banjo's father (voiced by veteran voice actor, Ken Sansom) soon stops him and makes him promise not to do it again. But Banjo continues to be mischievous in many ways. After getting in trouble for jumping off the roof of a chicken coop, Banjo decides to run away from home and hitches a ride on a feed truck to Salt Lake City.
The Cheap Detective, 1h32
Directed by Robert Moore
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Peter Falk, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise, Louise Fletcher, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan
Roles Tinker
Rating64% 3.248873.248873.248873.248873.24887
Lou Peckinpaugh (Peter Falk), a bumbling San Francisco private detective, tries to prove himself innocent of his partner's murder while helping a bizarre array of characters recover a lost treasure. The film spoofs Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Chinatown, and To Have and Have Not. The scene in the restaurant with Peckinpaugh and Pepe Damascus mocks the opening scene of The Big Sleep.
Mean Dog Blues, 1h48
Directed by Mel Stuart
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Gregg Henry, Kay Lenz, Scatman Crothers, Tina Louise, Gregory Sierra, Felton Perry
Roles Mudcat
Rating61% 3.0533853.0533853.0533853.0533853.053385
A friend driving under the influence seriously injures a child. Paul Ramsey, a singer, offers to take the rap in court, only to be double-crossed and sentenced to five years in prison.
Roots (TV miniseries), 9h30
Directed by Gilbert Moses, Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, David Green
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors John Amos, Ben Vereen, LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr., Georg Stanford Brown, Leslie Uggams
Roles Mingo
Rating83% 4.198444.198444.198444.198444.19844
In The Gambia, West Africa, in 1750 Kunta Kinte is born to Omoro Kinte (Thalmus Rasulala), a Mandinka warrior, and his wife, Binta (Cicely Tyson). When Kunta (LeVar Burton) reaches the age of 15, he and a group of other adolescent boys take part in tribal manhood training, ending with a ceremony, after which they become recognized as men and Mandinka warriors. While trying to carry out a task to catch a bird and take it home unharmed, Kunta sees white men carrying firearms, along with their black collaborators. Later, while fetching wood outside his village to make a drum for his younger brother, Kunta is captured by black collaborators under the direction of white men. He is then sold to a slave trader and placed aboard a ship under the command of Capt. Thomas Davies (Edward Asner) for a three-month journey to Colonial America. During the voyage a group of rebels among the human cargo try but fail to stage a mutiny and to take over the ship.