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Kenneth Mars

  • Highest Rated: 94% Young Frankenstein (1974)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)
  • Birthday: Apr 14, 1936
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Over-the-top comic actor Kenneth Mars made an unbearably funny screen debut as the ex-Nazi playwright responsible for the smash miss "Springtime for Hitler" in Mel Brooks' The Producers (1968). He was just as exaggerated, though not quite as amusing, as the one-armed police inspector in Brooks' Young Frankenstein (1974). Mars seemingly never held anything back, a trait that was prized by his admirers but caused discomfort among his detractors: reviewing the actor's performance in Peter Bogdanovich's What's Up Doc? (1972), Jay Cocks noted, "As a pompous middle-European intellectual, Kenneth Mars mugs and drools in a manner that Jerry Lewis might find excessive." Still, Mars nearly always delivered the laughs -- especially on TV, where he was a regular on such programs as He and She and The Carol Burnett Show. Another of his screen appearances was as a remonstrative rabbi in Woody Allen's Radio Days (1986). Kenneth Mars has also provided voices for dozens of TV cartoon shows, where he sometimes fell prey to the indignity of having his name spelled Len Mars in the credits.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Land Before Time XII: Great Day of the Flyers Grandpa Longneck 2007
No Score Yet The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses Grandpa Longneck 2005
No Score Yet Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration Grandpa 2003
No Score Yet The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water Grandpa 2002
0% Teddy Bears' Picnic Gene Molinari 2002
No Score Yet Land Before Time: The Big Freeze Grandpa 2001
No Score Yet How to Marry a Billionaire Actor 2000
No Score Yet The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire Grandpa Longneck 2000
33% The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea King Triton 2000
No Score Yet Runaway Virus Dr. Arnold Bowman 2000
No Score Yet The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists Actor 2000
No Score Yet How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale Buzz 2000
No Score Yet The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure Grandpa 1999
No Score Yet The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island Grandpa Longneck 1997
14% Rough Magic Magician 1997
81% Citizen Ruth Dr. Charlie Rollins 1996
60% The Land Before Time III: The Time of Great Giving Actor 1995
30% Thumbelina King Colbert 1994
38% We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Professor ScrewEyes 1993
50% Shadows and Fog Magician 1992
No Score Yet Son of Dinosaurs Actor 1990
0% Police Academy 6 - City Under Siege Mayor 1989
93% The Little Mermaid King Triton 1989
No Score Yet Rented Lips Rev. Farrell 1988
17% For Keeps Mr. Bobrucz 1988
0% Illegally Yours Hal B. Keeler 1988
89% Radio Days Rabbi Baumel 1987
No Score Yet The Adventures of the American Rabbit Vultor/Buzzard 1986
No Score Yet Prince Jack Lyndon Johnson 1985
No Score Yet Beer A.J. Norbecker 1985
No Score Yet Misfits of Science Actor 1985
77% Fletch Stanton Boyd 1985
25% Protocol Lou 1984
22% Yellowbeard Crisp/Verdugo 1983
No Score Yet Full Moon High Principal Cleveland 1982
No Score Yet The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Woolly Bill Hitchcock 1979
No Score Yet Goin' Coconuts Kruse 1978
No Score Yet Columbo: The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case Actor 1977
No Score Yet Someone I Touched Actor 1975
83% Night Moves Nick 1975
94% Young Frankenstein Insp. Kemp 1974
90% The Parallax View Former FBI Agent Turner 1974
92% Paper Moon Actor 1973
No Score Yet Steambath Actor 1973
90% What's Up, Doc? Hugh Simon 1972
No Score Yet Second Chance Actor 1972
No Score Yet Desperate Characters Otto 1971
90% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Marshal 1969
No Score Yet The April Fools Don 1969
No Score Yet Viva Max! Dr. Sam Gillison 1969
90% The Producers Franz Liebkind 1968

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet TaleSpin
1991
Voice
  • 2004
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
Otto
  • 2003
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Horst
  • 2001
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Uncle Sid
  • 2001
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Melvin
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
Benny
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Mr. Tinsley
  • 1997
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Grant Gendell
  • 1996
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
  • 1996
No Score Yet Hangin' With Mr. Cooper
1992-1997
Hucklebuck
  • 1995
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Colyus
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Little Mermaid
1992-1994
Voice
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet A Different World
1987-1993
Ridley
  • 1992
No Score Yet Head of the Class
1986-1991
  • 1988
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
Tooth Fairy
  • 1986
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Hemsley Post
  • 1985
No Score Yet Remington Steele
1982-1987
  • 1985
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
Carrothers Dr. French
  • 1984
  • 1982
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Archie Joseph
  • 1984
  • 1981
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
Mr. Harris
  • 1981
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Marks
  • 1977
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
Callahan
  • 1976
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Von Blasko
  • 1975
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Adam Bronson
  • 1973
No Score Yet Charles in Charge
1984-1990
Poppa Grundov
No Score Yet Fievel's American Tails
1993
Voice
No Score Yet Shades of L.A.
1990
Uncle Louie
No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show
1967-1978
No Score Yet The Land Before Time
2007-2008
Voice

QUOTES FROM Kenneth Mars CHARACTERS

Triton
Well… I guess there’s one problem left.
Triton
Well? I guess theres one problem left.
Sebastian
And what’s that, Your Majesty?
Sebastian
And what's that, Your Majesty?
Triton
How much I’m going to miss her.
Triton
How much I'm going to miss her.
Franz Liebkind
Not many people know it, but the Führer was a terrific dancer.