Eccentric TV comic from Taxi and Saturday Night Live, considered by many to be a comic genius.
As a child he would stay in his room all by himself and for hours he would put on his own variety show routine.
For much of his later career he and friend, Bob Zmuda, would take turns dressing up as sleazy lounge singer, Tony Clifton, to fool and offend people.
Had one daughter named Maria Colonna born when he was twenty and his girlfriend was seventeen.
He was a master when it came to impersonating the legendary Elvis Presley.