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Freddie Prinze

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Birthday
22, 1954
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 29, 1977 (22)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1954
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 29, 1977 (22)

About

Comedian best known for starring as Chico Rodriguez on the TV series Chico and the Man. He initially gained notoriety from appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1973.

Before Fame

He began dancing ballet at a young age and continued to pursue it after successfully auditioning for Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. He performed comedy at Catch a Rising Star and The Improv.

Trivia

He was featured in multiple episodes of The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts.

Family Life

His mother sent him to ballet classes when he was a child because he was overweight. His father was German and his mother was Puerto Rican. He is the father of actor Freddie Prinze Jr.

Associated With

He made his performing debut at the same swanky Manhattan joint that launched the career of Robin Williams.