Bobby Van

Bobby Van

  • Highest Rated: 91% Kiss Me Kate (1953)
  • Lowest Rated: 91% Kiss Me Kate (1953)
  • Birthday: Dec 6, 1928
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The son of vaudevillians, ebullient musical comedy star Bobby Van had a brief but rewarding MGM screen career in the early '50s. If for nothing else, Van will always be remembered as the ecstatic young fellow who made like a human pogo stick during an expansive production number in Small Town Girl (1953). When musicals went out of vogue, Van had to make do with atrocities like The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1965). He did rather better in nightclubs, first as a solo and then as partner to his old MGM buddy Mickey Rooney. In the early '70s, Van launched a profitable second career as a TV game show host; his last such stint before his death in 1980 was the syndicated nightly audience-participation series Make Me Laugh (1978-1979). Bobby Van was married to actress Elaine Joyce, a frequent celebrity contestant on her husband's TV programs.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Bunco Actor 1977
No Score Yet Lost Horizon Harry Lovett 1973
No Score Yet Burt Bacharach in Shangri-La Actor 1973
No Score Yet Doomsday Machine (Escape from Planet Earth) Danny 1972
No Score Yet Escape from Planet Earth Actor 1967
No Score Yet The Navy vs. the Night Monsters Ens. Rutherford Chandler 1966
91% Kiss Me Kate Gremio 1953
No Score Yet The Affairs of Dobie Gillis Dobie Gillis 1953
No Score Yet Small Town Girl Ludwig Schlemmer 1953
No Score Yet Because You're Mine Artie Pilcer 1952
No Score Yet Skirts Ahoy! Himself 1952

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
33% Battlestar Galactica
1978-1980
Hector
  • 1979
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Eddie
  • 1978
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Monty Burns
  • 1976

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