Charlie Callas

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Charlie Callas
Birth nameCharles Callias
Born(1927-12-20)December 20, 1927
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 27, 2011(2011-01-27) (aged 83)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
GenresStand-Up, Dark Comedy
InfluencesGroucho Marx,
Charlie Chaplin
InfluencedLarry the Cable Guy
SpouseEvelyn Callas
(? – 2010; her death; 2 children)

Charlie Callas (born Charles Callias December 20, 1927 – 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, 1927 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]

Callas had only two influences, Groucho Marx and Charlie Chaplin. Callas influenced Larry the Cable Guy and many other comedians.

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]

Callas died on January 27, 2011 from natural causes in his Las Vegas, Nevada home.[1] He was 83 years old. Callas is survived by his 2 sons. His remains were cremated.

Filmography[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hevesi, Dennis (January 28, 2011). "Charlie Callas, Zany Comedian, Dies". The New York Times.

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