Morey Amsterdam (1908–1996)


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Born in Chicago, Morey Amsterdam started in vaudeville at the age of 14, as a straight man for his piano-playing brother. His father, a concert violinist who worked with the Chicago Opera and the San Francisco Symphony, wanted Morey to pursue a career in classical music but Morey had other plans. By the time he was 16, he was working at a Chicago ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Dick Van Dyke Show Buddy Sorrell
(1961-1966)
Mr. Nobody Soundtrack
(2009)
(1964)
Beach Party Cappy
(1963)

Filmography

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 1996 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Vic Stansky
- Caroline and the Watch (1996) ... Vic Stansky
 1995 Cybill (TV Series)
Man in Nursing Home
- See Jeff Jump, Jump, Jeff, Jump! (1995) ... Man in Nursing Home (uncredited)
 1993 Sandman
Car Salesman
 1993 Herman's Head (TV Series)
Buddy
- When Hairy Met Hermy (1993) ... Buddy
 1990 1st & Ten (TV Series)
Joe
- If I Didn't Play Football (1990) ... Joe
 1990 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Morey
- Episode #1.4353 (1990) ... Morey (credit only)
- Episode #1.4348 (1990) ... Morey
- Episode #1.4341 (1990) ... Morey (credit only)
- Episode #1.4303 (1990) ... Morey
- Episode #1.4270 (1990) ... Morey (credit only)
 1988 Side by Side (TV Movie)
Moe
 1986 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
 1985 Brothers (TV Series)
Mr. Bobo
- A Greasepaint Smile (1985) ... Mr. Bobo
 1985 Hail to the Chief (TV Series)
Manny
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Manny
 1983 Believe You Can... And You Can! (TV Movie)
J. Fauntenoy Chiffenrobe
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Jake
- King of Burlesque/Death Games (1983) ... Jake
 1978-1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Floyd Loomis / Moe Price
- The Groupies/The Audition/Doc's Nephew (1982) ... Floyd Loomis
 1980 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Freddie Tewksbury
- Fast Freddie (1980) ... Freddie Tewksbury
 1979 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Ollie Hayes
 1979 Sooner or Later (TV Movie)
Eddie Nova - Guitar Teacher
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Izzy
- Centerfold (1978) ... Izzy
 1977 Alice (TV Series)
Herman
- Alice by Moonlight (1977) ... Herman
 1977 Mixed Nuts (TV Short)
Moe
 1976 Rudolph's Shiny New Year (TV Movie)
One Million (O.M) (voice)
 1969-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Bodkin (segment "Love and the See-Through Mind") / Mr. Adams (segment "Love and Mother")
- Love and Mother/Love and the Dummies/Love and the Athlete/Love and the Shower (1969) ... Mr. Adams (segment "Love and Mother") (uncredited)
 1972 Honeymoon Suite (TV Series)
Bellboy
 1971 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Jerry Mermaid
- Log 106: Post Time (1971) ... Jerry Mermaid
 1970 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Ziggy Shnurr
 1968 The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit
Charlie Blake
 1968 That's Life (TV Series)
- Life in Suburbia (1968)
 1967 Black, Kloke & Dagga (TV Short)
Dagger (voice)
 1966 Daktari (TV Series)
Sammy Spotts
- The Chimp Who Cried Wolf (1966) ... Sammy Spotts
 1961-1966 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Buddy Sorrell
- The Last Chapter (1966) ... Buddy Sorrell
- The Gunslinger (1966) ... Buddy Sorrell
- Long Nights Journey Into Day (1966) ... Buddy Sorrell (credit only)
- Love Thy Other Neighbor (1966) ... Buddy Sorrell (credit only)
- You Ought to Be in Pictures (1966) ... Buddy Sorrell
 1966 Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title
Charlie Yuckapuck
 1964 The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (TV Series) (voice)
 1964 Muscle Beach Party
Cappy
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Uncle Mike (voice, uncredited)
 1963 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Buddy Sorrell
- The Woman Behind the Jokes (1963) ... Buddy Sorrell
 1963 Beach Party
Cappy
 1962 Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Brady / James (voice)
 1962 Gay Purr-ee
Narrator (voice)
 1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Fred
- Gladys Rents the House (1961) ... Fred
 1960 Murder, Inc.
Walter Sage
 1959 The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
J.C. Smith
- Dance Into Death (1959) ... J.C. Smith
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Lucien Bellingham
- The Moor's Revenge (1958) ... Lucien Bellingham
 1958 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Harry Harris
- Bilko's Giveaway (1958) ... Harry Harris
 1958 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Ruthie (1958)
 1958 Machine-Gun Kelly
Michael Fandango
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Braxton
- I Shot a Prowler (1958) ... Mr. Braxton
 1958 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Cicero Grimes
- Joe Phy (1958) ... Cicero Grimes
 1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Pinky
- Choctaw Honor (1958) ... Pinky
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- A Cloud for Jeni (1957)
 1957 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
Jack Connors
- The Three Pretenders (1957) ... Jack Connors
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
Phineas C. Gooch
- Hypothesis of Failure (1957) ... Phineas C. Gooch
- Wit's End (1957)
 1957 December Bride (TV Series)
Herbert
- Mountain Climbing (1957) ... Herbert
 1957 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Mr. Agnew
- Checkmate (1957) ... Mr. Agnew
 1952 Columbia Animal Cavalcade 1: Chimp-Antics (Short)
Commentator
Show Show Soundtrack (19 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (97 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "Yuk-A-Puk" / "No Money" (Apollo Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Morey & Kay

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on how exclusive his Beverly Hills neighborhood was] Even the police have an unlisted number. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith; pg. 19-20. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387 See more »

Nickname:

The Human Joke Machine

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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