RIP Chuck McCann

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by FredV, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. The Slug Man

    The Slug Man Forum Resident

    North Carolina
    RIP. Far Out Space Nuts was basically "Gilligan and Skipper in Space" and in fact as a little kid I thought Chuck McCann was the same guy who'd played Skipper.

    "I said lunch, not launch!"
  2. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

    Rest in Peace. Sorry to hear this. Chuck was my best friend's neighbor and I had dinner with him several times. He was great fun and already ready to perform at parties. He knew his Obi Wan Kenobi thrilled me, so he always greeting me as Alec Guiness!
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  3. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    From what I understand, Chuck McCann was an authority on Laurel & Hardy.
  4. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident Thread Starter

  5. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident Thread Starter

    From the 2012 meet and greet Chuck McCann book signing. You can spot me and my wife Linda in the background early in the video, as well as Scott Gordon and Looney Skip Rooney from the Uncle Floyd Show.

  6. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

    New England
    Wow, just saw the obit in the Times. A childhood idol. He also was in one of my favorite episodes of Columbo, coincidentally playing a projectionist in "Double Exposure." RIP.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2018
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  7. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

    New England
    The Mt. Rushmore of 1960's Tri-State area childrens' TV (apologies to Soupy Sales and Sandy Becker):
    Chuck McCann (center, left) appeared with Bozo the Clown, ("Captain") Jack McCarthy (top) and
    ("Officer") Joe Bolton in a show for children on the New York station WPIX in 1960.
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  8. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Seeker of Truth

    RIP Chuck!
  9. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff

    So long Chuck, thanks for the great distractions from my afternoon homework!
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  10. ted321

    ted321 Forum Resident

    Grew up watching him. RIP Chuck.
  11. Dirkwkirk

    Dirkwkirk Forum Resident

    Didn't know the name, but know the face.
  12. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Forum Resident

    Las Vegas, NV - US
  13. jeighson1

    jeighson1 Forum Resident

    Ann Arbor, MI
    I understand that he once recorded a talking soundtrack to the silent Laurel and Hardy film, Double Whoopie, doing the voices for both Stan and Ollie, as he was a excellent mimic of both. I would love to see and hear this film with Chuck's dubbing. Can anyone point me to it? Thanks in advance.
  14. James Slattery

    James Slattery Forum Resident

    Long Island
    One of the greats of 1960s NY children's television along with Sandy Becker, Soupy Sales, Paul Winchell, Officer Joe Bolton and the only one still alive, Sonny Fox.
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  15. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    Wow - I just saw him in an Andy Sidaris movie called Guns. He is an agency agent who poses as a magician as part of Cynthia Brimhall's awful Vegas show. It's memorable because there is a very uncharacteristic scene where he bluffs his way into a police examination room making jokes and doing schtick and then blows a couple guys away with a shotgun. Of course he gets blown up eventually, as people do but it looked like easy duty. I'm guessing he must have been one of Andy's drinking buddies. Anyway, RIP.

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