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Charlie Callas
Birth name Charles Callias
Born (1924-12-20)December 20, 1924
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died January 27, 2011(2011-01-27) (aged 86)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Nationality American
Genres Stand-Up, Dark Comedy
Influences Groucho Marx,
Charlie Chaplin
Influenced Larry the Cable Guy
Spouse Evelyn Callas
(? – 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

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

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

Personal life

Callas was married to Evelyn Callas until her death in 2010. Callas had two sons, Mark Callas and Larry Callas.

Death

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

Filmography

  • 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)

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