1941- One of the founding members of the improvisational comedy troupe, the Firesign Theatre. The other 3 being: Peter Bergman, Phil Proctor amd David Ossman. He was working at Santa Monica radio station KPFK doing a show called 'Plays by Dead Authors' which included Ossman. He also wrote for the show called 'Radio Free Oz".

He is probably best known for his portrayal of the detective Nick Danger, a character which first appeared on the album How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All?.

In 1973, he released a solo album called Rollermaidens From Outer Space which included the single C'mon Jesus.

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


Sources: http://www.doctechnical.com/fst/fz/fz-audio.htm http://www.intrepid.net/~firezine/radionow/blurb15.htm http://www.ziplink.net/~lwalker/FSTDiscography.html Last Updated 02.01.04

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