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  • Album: "Orson Bean at the Hungry I" (Off-Beat Records).
  • TV commercials (voice-over): Eagle Talon.
  • TV commercials (voice-over): Pepperidge Farm.
  • (1958) Unsold pilot: Starred in a sitcom pilot called "There Goes Calvin" about an orchestra conductor living in Europe.
  • (2001) Stage: Appeared (as "Dickon") in Percy MacKaye's "The Scarecrow". Revival. Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice, CA.
  • (1972) Book: "Me and the Orgone - The True Story of One Man's Sexual Awakening", about undergoing Reichian therapy.
  • (1966) Album: Appeared (as "Charlie Brown") in the concept album for the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown".
  • (1953) Stage: Appeared (as "Edgar Grassthal"; Broadway debut) in "Men of Distinction" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Richard Condon. Directed by Martin Gabel. 48th Street Theatre: 30 Apr 1953-2 May 1953 (4 performances). Cast: Robert Preston (as "Peter Hogarth"), Ralph Bunker (as "Marvin Flynch"), David Burns (as "Daniel Gaffney"), Jean Carson (as "Judy Chalfonte"), Chandler Cowles (as "Carleton Pelter"), Diana Herbert (as "Claudette Chalfonte"), Martin Ritt (as "August Volpone"), Fran Carlon (as "Aunt Florence"), Donald Foster (as "Mayor Thomas Quinlin"), Hollis Irving (as "Doris Commodore"), Dulcy Jordan (as "Dolores Biltmore"), Fran Keegan (as "Barbara Edison"), K.K. Kensington (as "Melissa Marguery"), Mort Marshall (as "Frobisher"), Vera Fuller Mellish (as "Pringle"), Alma Slocum (as "Edna"), Rex Williams (as "Inspector Dennis Mannion"). Produced by Chandler Cowles and Martin Gabel.
  • (1962) Stage: Appeared (as "Charlie") in "Never Too Late" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Sumner Arthur Long. Incidental music by John Kander. "Never Too Late" cha-cha by Jerry Bock (also choreographer). Lyrics for song "Never Too Late" cha-cha by Sheldon Harnick. Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart. Directed by George Abbott. Playhouse Theatre: 27 Nov 1962-24 Apr 1965 (1007 performances + 1 preview on 25 Nov 1962). Cast: Paul Ford (as "Harry Lambert"), Maureen O'Sullivan (as "Edith Lambert"), John Alexander, Wallace Engelhardt (as "Mr. Foley"), Ed Griffith (as "Policeman"), House Jameson (as "Dr. James Kimbrough"), Leona Maricle (as "Grace Kimbrough"), Fran Sharon (as "Kate"). Understudies: Nancy Donohue (as "Kate"), Wallace Engelhardt (as "Dr. James Kimbrough), Ed Griffith (as "Charlie"), House Jameson (as "Mayor Crane") and Lorraine MacMartin (as "Edith Lambert" / "Grace Kimbrough"). Replacement cast: John Alexander (as "Harry Lambert"), John Allen (as "Mr. Foley"), Fred Burrell (as "Policeman"), Wallace Engelhardt (as "Dr. James Kimbrough"), Will Hutchins (as "Charlie"), House Jameson (as "Mayor Crane'), Richard Mulligan, Dennis O'Keefe (as "Harry Lambert"), Martha Scott (as "Edith Lambert"). Understudies: Wallace Engelhardt (as "Mayor Crane"), House Jameson (as "Harry Lambert"). Produced by Elliot Martin and Daniel Hollywood.
  • (1955) Stage: Appeared (as "George MacCauley") in "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" on Broadway. Written / directed by George Axelrod. Belasco Theatre (moved to The Shubert Theatre from 9 Jul 1956-10 Nov 1956): 13 Oct 1955-10 Nov 1956 (444 performances). Cast: Martin Gabel (as "Irving LaSalle"), Jayne Mansfield (as "Rita Marlowe"), Walter Matthau (as "Michael Freeman"), William Thourlby (as "Bronk Brannigan"), Harry Clark (as "Harry Kaye"), Lew Gallo (as "Masseur"), Carol Grace (as "A Secretary"), Tina Louise (as "A Swimmer"), David Sheiner (as "Bellman"), Michael Tolan (as "A Chaffeur"). Replacement cast: [during Belasco Theatre run:] Harold Gary (as "Harry Kaye"), David Sheiner (as "George MacCauley"), Michael Tolan (as "Michael Freeman") [from 16 Apr 1956-24 May 1956. [during Shubert Theatre run:] Tom Poston (as "George MacCauley"). Produced by Jule Styne. Associate Producer: Sylvia Herscher. NOTE: Filmed as Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957).
  • (1957) Stage: Appeared in "Nature's Way" on Broadway. Comedy.
  • (1967) Stage: Appeared in "Illya Darling" on Broadway. Musical.
  • (1961) Stage: Appeared in "Subways Are for Sleeping" on Broadway. Musical comedy.
  • (1980) Stage: Appeared in Dion Boucicault's play, "The Streets of New York," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, with Tony Tanner and Katharine Houghton in the cast.
  • (1961) Stage: Appeared in Carroll Moore and Norman Barasch's play, "Send Me No Flowers," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, with Julia Meade in the cast.
  • (1968) Stage: Appeared in Robert Ludlum's play, "Black Comedy," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, with M'el Dowd, Robert Moore and Paula Trueman in the cast. Jerry Adler was director.
  • (2/13/84-3/20/84) Stage: Appeared in George Kelly's play, "The Show-Off," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, with Jean Stapleton, Sally Dunn and Pamela Burrell in the cast. William Putch was director. James M. Fouchard was scenic designer. David Kissel was lighting designer. Arnold S. Levine was costume designer.
  • (1986-87 Season) Stage: Appeared in Richard Adler, Jerry Ross and George Abbott's musical, "Damn Yankees," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, with Davis Gaines and Alyson Reed in the cast. George Abbott was original director. Michael Shawn was musical director. Michael Anania was scenic designer. Mimi Jordan Sherin was lighting designer. Guy Geoly and Alice S. Hughes were costume designers.
  • (8/61) Stage: Appeared in Norman Barasch and Carroll Moore's play, "Send Me No Flowers," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, ME, with Julia Meade in the cast.
  • (2/94) Book: Wrote (w/Susannah Bean) "25 Ways to Cook a Mouse for the Gourmet Cat". Birch Lane Press. ISBN 978-1559721998
  • (1952) Radio: Regular on "The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street", NBC Radio.
  • (Summer 1962) He acted in Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jule Styne's musical, "Say Darling," in a Kenley Players production at the Veterans Memorial Theatre in Columbus and the Packard Music Hall Theatre in Warren, Ohio with Don Cornell and Gretchen Wyler in the cast. John Kenley was artistic director.

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