Frank Buxton (1930–2018)


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Born in Wellesley, MA, USA, Buxton grew up in Larchmont, NY, USA, graduated from Northwestern University (BS) and Syracuse University (MS). After service in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, he worked in local television as a producer-director in Buffalo, N.Y. and Chicago, IL and then began his performing career as a stand-up comedian, TV host (... See full bio »

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The Odd Couple TV Announcer
(1972-1975)
Overboard Elk Cove: Wilbur Budd
(1987)
(1991)
(1972-1973)

Filmography

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 2013 Two Friends (Short)
Bobby
 2008-2013 The Garfield Show (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Unpleasant Accordion Music (2013) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Super Me/Mastermind (2009) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- A Game of Cat and Mouse/Perfect Pizza (2009) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- The Pizza Tron 7000 (2008) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Pasta Wars/Mother Garfield (2008) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 2012 Grassroots
Old Man (uncredited)
 2003 The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (TV Movie)
Doctor
 2000 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Priest
- Sanctuary (2000) ... Priest
 1994 Roomates (TV Movie)
Mr. Thomas
 1993 All-New Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
- Dennis the Genius (1993) ... (voice)
- Wish You Weren't Here (1993) ... (voice)
- Moms Helper/Battle of the Bonding (1993) ... (voice)
- Pig Out/Yankee Doodle Dennis (1993) ... (voice)
- Navy Destroyer (1993) ... (voice)
 1992 With a Vengeance (TV Movie)
Dr. Rob Appling
 1991 Face of a Stranger (TV Movie)
Al Leeds
 1991 Frankie and Johnny
Minister
 1990 Dark Avenger (TV Movie)
The Judge
 1990 The Bakery (TV Movie)
Frank
 1989 Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (TV Series)
Mr. Starfish
- A Creep in the Deep (1989) ... Mr. Starfish
 1988 Beaches
Doctor
 1987 Overboard
Elk Cove: Wilbur Budd
 1985 The Romance of Betty Boop (TV Short)
Parrot (voice, as Frank W. Buxton)
 1981 No Man's Valley (TV Short)
Elliot the condor (voice)
 1974 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
TV Announcer
- The Insomniacs (1974) ... TV Announcer
 1967 Batfink: This Is Your Life (TV Short)
Batfink / Hugo-A-Go-Go / Various Characters
 1967 Ego A-Go-Go (TV Short)
Batfink / Hugo-A-Go-Go
 1967 The Baffling Bluffs of Hugo a Go-Go (TV Short)
Batfink / Hugo-A-Go-Go
 1967 The Atom Boom (TV Short)
Batfink / Hugo-A-Go-Go
 1967 Bouncey Bouncey Batfink (TV Short)
Batfink / Various Characters
 1967 Presto-Chango-Hugo (TV Short)
 1967 Backwards Box (TV Short)
Batfink / Hugo-A-Go-Go
 1967 The Kooky Chameleon (TV Short)
 1967 The Human Pretzel (TV Short)
 1967 Hugo for Mayor (TV Short)
 1967 Swami Salami (TV Short)
 1967 Crimes in Rhymes (TV Short)
 1967 Goldstinger (TV Short)
 1967 Stupidman (TV Short)
 1967 Dig That Crazy Mountain (TV Short)
 1967 The Indian Taker (TV Short)
 1967 Bat Patrol (TV Short)
Batfink / Hugo-A-Go-Go
 1967 The Mark of Zero (TV Short)
 1967 Crime College (TV Short)
 1967 Goo-Goo a Go-Go (TV Short)
Batfink / Hugo-A-Go-Go
 1967 Ringading Brothers (TV Short)
Batfink / The Ring-A-Ding Acrobat
 1967 Spin the Batfink (TV Short)
Batfink
 1967 M.P.F.T.B.R.M. (TV Short)
 1967 Batfink on the Rocks (TV Short)
Batfink / Hugo-A-Go-Go / Various Characters
 1967 Ebenezer the Freezer (TV Short)
Batfink / Hugo-A-Go-GO
 1967 Manhole Manny (TV Short)
Batfink Karate / The Chief Of Police / Manhole Manny
 1967 The Chocolate Covered Diamond (TV Short)
 1967 The Mad Movie Maker (TV Short)
Batfink
 1967 The Sonic Boomer (TV Short)
Batfink / Mr. Boomer
 1966 What's Up, Tiger Lily?
Vocal Assist (voice)
 1966 Pink Pearl of Persia (TV Short)
Batfink
 1966 The Short Circuit Case (TV Short)
Batfink / Hugo-A-Go-Go
 1964 Get the Message (TV Series)
Host
 1959 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Gene Kirby
- Miracle at Spring Hill (1959) ... Gene Kirby
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (7 credits)
Show Show Writer (9 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (4 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (7 credits)

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Other Works:

Co-author (with Bill Owen) of books "Radio's Golden Age" and "The Big Broadcast"

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Alternate Names:

Frank W. Buxton
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From November 1962 to 1969, Frank Buxton and actress/singer Virginia Gibson hosted the children's TV news magazine and travelogue, Discovery (1962), which was seen weekday afternoons and Sunday mornings on the ABC-TV network. Mr. Buxton served as the director during the show's last season, while the show's announcer, Bill Owen, served as the program's last co-host. See more »

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