Charlie Callas

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Birthday
20, 1927
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 27, 2011 (83)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
20, 1927
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 27, 2011 (83)

About

Best remembered for his collaborations with Jerry Lewis, Mel Brooks, and Dean Martin, this twentieth-century stand-up comedian and screen actor also played the role of Malcolm Argos in the comedic 1970s CBS series, Switch.

Before Fame

After serving in the United States Army during the World War II years, he began his entertainment career as a musician, playing the drums alongside such jazz greats as Claude Thornhill and Bernie Cummins.

Trivia

He appeared regularly on both The Joey Bishop Show and The Flip Wilson Show.

Family Life

Born Charles Callias in New York City, he later changed his name to Charles Callas. His decades-long marriage to Evelyn Callas resulted in two sons.

Associated With

He appeared on several dozen episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.