Pat Paulsen (1927–1997)


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Pat Paulsen was a comedian specializing in satire who thrived on television in the late 1960s. The highlight of his career came in the watershed year 1968 when - emulating Gracie Allen''s quixotic 1940 Presidential bid as the Surprise Party candidate - he launched his own campaign for the U.S. presidency on the STAG (Straight Talking American ... See full bio »

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(age 69) in Mexico

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Known For

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Self / Candidate / Self - Cameo
(1967-1969)
Ellie Sheriff Pete
(1984)
(1984)
Night Patrol Officer Kent Lane
(1984)

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 1993 Rugrats (TV Series)
Garbage Man / Uncle Lyle
- Feeding Hubert/Spike the Wonder Dog (1993) ... Garbage Man / Uncle Lyle
 1992 Auntie Lee's Meat Pies
Minister
 1991 Dream On (TV Series)
Mr. Manetti
- Toby or Not Toby (1991) ... Mr. Manetti
 1990 What a Dummy (TV Series)
Martin Taft
- Unmarried... with Children (1990) ... Martin Taft
 1988 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1988)
 1987 They Still Call Me Bruce
Psychiatrist (as Pat Paulson)
 1984 Night Patrol
Officer Kent Lane
 1984 Blood Suckers from Outer Space
U.S. President
 1984 Ellie
Sheriff Pete
 1984 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series)
Mr. Ficus
- High Infidelity (1984) ... Mr. Ficus
 1980 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Don Wilber
- Perkins Bombs Out (1980) ... Don Wilber
 1978 Harper Valley P.T.A.
Mr. Harper
 1976 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Percy
- The Hawaiian Connection: Part 2 (1976) ... Percy
 1975 New Zoo Revue (TV Series)
Mr. Weamish
- Episode dated 17 August 1975 (1975) ... Mr. Weamish
 1975 Foreplay
Norman
 1970-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Fred (segment "Love and the Security Building") / Harold (segment "Love and the Decision")
- Love and the Decision/Love and the Haunted House (1970) ... Harold (segment "Love and the Decision")
 1970 Brand X
President
 1970 Get Smart (TV Series)
'Ace' Weems
- The Mess of Adrian Listenger (1970) ... 'Ace' Weems
 1970 Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Host / Repairman / Mr. Science
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... Host / Repairman / Mr. Science
 1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Bosley Cranston
- The Night of the Camera (1968) ... Bosley Cranston
 1968 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Candidate
- Pat Paulson for President (1968) ... Candidate
 1968 The Monkees (TV Series)
The Secretary
- Monkees Watch Their Feet (1968) ... The Secretary
 1966 Sidekicks (TV Movie)
1st Bidder (uncredited)
 1965 Broadside (TV Series)
The Sailor Truck Driver
- Three Wishes (1965) ... The Sailor Truck Driver
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Other Works:

(August 23 to 28, 1977) The play, "Black Comedy, "Was performed in a Cherry County Playhouse production under the Dome at the Park Palace Hotel in Traverse City, Michigan with George Maharis in the cast. He and Neil Rosen were artistic directors. See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Pat Paulson

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Commenting on the Vietnam war during his 1968 campaign] "A lot of people say we have to save face in Vietnam. Personally, I think we should save something a little more sensitive than face." See more »

Trivia:

His last running mate (in his 1996 Presidential campaign) was fellow Sixties personality Tiny Tim. See more »

Trademark:

Deadpan (often highly political) humor delivered with an expressionless face.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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