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