1936- American Comic

In 1959 became a radio announcer, worked in New York at WBAI for two years and then went back to the West Coast and worked for KPFK in Santa Monica for four years. There he met other members of the improvisational comedy troupe, the Firesign Theatre: Phil Protor, Peter Bergman and Phil Austin.

Releases he appears on include:

  • Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him - 1968
  • How Can You Be In Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All? - 1969
  • Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers - 1970
  • I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus - 1971
  • Dear Friends - 1972
  • Not Insane or Anything You Want to - 1972
  • TV or Not TV - 1973
  • Everything You Know Is Wrong - 1974
  • The Tale of the Giant Rat of Sumatra - 1974
  • Roller Maiden from Outer Space - 1974
  • Giant Rat of Sumatra - 1974
  • Firesign World - 1974
  • In the Next World You're on Your Own - 1975
  • Forward into the Past - 1976
  • Just Folks...A Firesign Chat - 1977
  • Nick Danger: The Case of the Missing Shoe - 1979
  • Fighting Clowns - 1980
  • Lawyer's Hospital - 1982
  • Shakespeare's Lost Comedies - 1980
  • Nick Danger: The Three Faces of Al - 1984
  • Eat or Be Eaten - 1985
  • Anythynge You Want To (Shakespeare's Lost Comedie) - 1993
  • Back from the Shadows - 1994
  • Give Me Immortality Or Give Me Death - 1998 (Nominated for a Grammy)
  • The Firesign Theatre's Pink Hotel Burns Down - 1998
  • Boom Dot Bust - 1999
  • The Bride of Firesign - 2001 (Nominated for a Grammy)
  • Weirdly Cool - 2001
  • Radio Now Live - 2001
  • All Things Firesign - 2003 (many short pieces aired on NPRs ATC)

Solo Work:

  • The Wizard Of Oz
  • How Time Flys - 1973
  • We Hold These Truths - 1991
  • War of the Worlds 50th Anniversary Production - 1995
  • Raymond Chandler's 'Goldfish' - 1995
  • Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio - 1996
  • The Phoenix/Water Faucet Vision
  • George Tirebiter's Radio Follies - 1997

Sources: http://www.firesigntheatre.com/ http://www.doctechnical.com/fst/fz/fz-audio.htm http://www.intrepid.net/~firezine/radionow/blurb15.htm http://www.lodestone-media.com/firesign.html http://www.davidossman.com/lfti/OMediaInfo031206.htm Last Updated 02.01.04

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