Marvin Kaplan, American actor, Died at 89

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Marvin Wilbur Kaplan was born on January 24, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York and died on August 25, 2016.

He was an American actor.

Marvin Kaplan was probably best known for his recurring role on the sitcom Alice where he portrayed a phone lineman named Henry Beesmeyer who frequented Mel’s diner.

Kaplan’s was with the cast from 1977 until the series ended in 1985.
Marvin first film role was as a court reporter in Adam’s Rib (1949).

He had a regular role in the radio sitcom and later television version of Meet Millie as Alfred Prinzmetal, an aspiring poet-composer.

That program ran from 1951-54 on radio and continued on television from 1952-56.

Also to that, the actor was the voice of Choo-Choo on the 1960s cartoon series Top Cat and had a small role in the 1963 film It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World playing a gas station attendant.

He co-starred in the 1965 comedy The Great Race.

During 1969, Mavin appeared as Stanley on Petticoat Junction in the episode: “The Other Woman”.

Kaplan also made a brief appearance as a carpet cleaner in the 1976 film Freaky Friday.

During 1987, Marvin Kaplan reprised his role of Choo-Choo for Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats.

During that same time, he actively returned to voice-over acting, playing roles in shows such as Garfield and Friends, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Johnny Bravo, and most recently, The Garfield Show in 2011.

He served as the commercial spokesperson for the American cologne Eau de Love.

Also to his role on Alice, he played Mr. Gordon on Becker alongside Ted Danson.

For many years, Kaplan was a member of Theatre West, the oldest continually-operating theatre company in Los Angeles.

Marvin performed in many plays there and elsewhere.

Marvin Kaplan was also an accomplished playwright and screenwriter.

He died of natural causes in his sleep.

Marvin Kaplan passed away at 89 years old.

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