|Birth name||Charles Callias|
December 20, 1924|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||January 27, 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
|Genres||Stand-Up, Dark Comedy|
|Influenced||Larry the Cable Guy|
(? – 2010; her death; 2 children)
Charlie Callas (born Charles Callias December 20, 1924 – January 27, 2011) was an American comedian and actor. He worked with Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle, and Don Rickles.
Early life and career[change | change source]
Callas was born on December 20, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in the United States Army during World War II. After the war, Callas began his career in 1950. He appeared in over 100 television programs and 50 movies.
Influences and influenced[change | change source]
Personal life[change | change source]
Callas was married to Evelyn Callas until her death in 2010. Callas had two sons, Mark Callas and Larry Callas.
Death[change | change source]
Filmography[change | change source]
- The Big Mouth (1967)
- Switch (TV) (1975 – 1977)
- Silent Movie (1976)
- Pete's Dragon (voice) (1977)
- High Anxiety (1977)
- The Carpenters...Space Encounters (1978)
- Legends of the Superheroes (1979)
- History of the World: Part 1 (1981)
- Rooster (1982)
- Hysterical (1983)
- The Dom DeLuise Show (TV) (1987)
- Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
- Silk Stalkings (TV) (1993)
- Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
- Horrorween (2010)
References[change | change source]
- Hevesi, Dennis (January 28, 2011). "Charlie Callas, Zany Comedian, Dies". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/29/arts/television/29callas.html.