Scatman Crothers

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 67
Benjamin Sherman Crothers, known professionally as Scatman Crothers, was an American actor and musician. He played Louie the Garbage Man on the TV show Chico and the Man and Dick Hallorann in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). He was also a prolific voiceover actor who provided the voices of Meadowlark Lemon in the Harlem Globetrotters animated... read more

Benjamin Sherman Crothers, known professionally as Scatman Crothers, was an American actor and musician. He played Louie the Garbage Man on the TV show Chico and the Man and Dick Hallorann in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). He was also a prolific voiceover actor who provided the voices of Meadowlark Lemon in the Harlem Globetrotters animated TV series, Jazz the Autobot in The Transformers and The Transformers: The Movie (1986), the title character in Hong Kong Phooey, and Scat Cat in the animated Disney film The Aristocats (1970).

Birth Name

Benjamin Sherman Crothers

Born

Monday, 23 May 1910

Died

Saturday, 22 November 1986

Actor Filmography

Filmworker Self 2018
View From the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' (archive footage) 2007
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Mr. Bloom 2007
Transformers: The Return of Optimus Prime Jazz 1987
Rock Odyssey Jukebox 1987
The Transformers: The Movie Jazz 1986
Morningstar/Eveningstar Excell Dennis 1986
The Journey of Natty Gann Sherman 1985
Paw Paws Eugene the Genie (voice) 1985
The Transformers Jazz, Jazz (voice) 1984
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Filmworker Self 2018
View From the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' (archive footage) 2007
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Mr. Bloom 2007
Transformers: The Return of Optimus Prime Jazz 1987
Rock Odyssey Jukebox 1987
The Transformers: The Movie Jazz 1986
Morningstar/Eveningstar Excell Dennis 1986
The Journey of Natty Gann Sherman 1985
Paw Paws Eugene the Genie (voice) 1985
The Transformers Jazz, Jazz (voice) 1984
Pryor's Place Uncle Moses 1984
Two of a Kind Earl 1983
We Got It Made Franklin 1983
Twilight Zone: The Movie Mr. Bloom (segment "Kick the Can") 1983
Casablanca Sam 1983
Missing Children: A Mother's Story Mose Wheeler 1982
Deadly Eyes George Foskins 1982
It Takes Two Manny Gilliam 1982
Matt Houston Moonshine Moody 1982
Madame's Place Himself 1982
Zapped! Dexter Jones 1982
Hotel Garland Fisk 1982
One of the Boys Bernard Solomon 1982
American Playhouse Parking Attendant 1981
Trollkins Additional Voices (voice) 1981
The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island Dewey Stevens 1981
Hill Street Blues Lionel 'Train' Talbot 1981
Magnum, P.I. Tickler 1980
Making 'The Shining' Himself 1980
The Shining Hallorann 1980
Bronco Billy Doc Lynch 1980
Palmerstown, U.S.A. Rifle Johnson 1980
Scavenger Hunt Sam 1979
Banjo the Woodpile Cat Crazy Legs 1979
Benson Rev. Tompkins 1979
The Super Globetrotters Nate Branch 1979
Taxi Walt 1978
The Paper Chase Mr. Sims 1978
Flying High Crothers 1978
The Cheap Detective Tinker 1978
Vega$ Rosey 1978
Mean Dog Blues Mudcat 1978
The Incredible Hulk Edgar McGee 1977
Scooby's Laff-A Lympics 1977
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels Additional Voices 1977
The Love Boat Malcolm, Virgil 'Scattergun' Gibson 1977
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Angie Dickinson Himself 1977
ABC Weekend Specials (voice) 1977
Roots Mingo 1977
Sha Na Na Himself 1977
Silver Streak Ralston 1976
Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy Ben Benson 1976
The Shootist Moses 1976
Stay Hungry William 1976
Charlie's Angels Jip Baker 1976
Laverne & Shirley Porter 1976
Friday Foster Noble Franklin 1975
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Turkle 1975
NBC Special Treat T.P. Jackson 1975
The Rich Little Show Himself 1975
Coonskin Old Man Bone (voice) (as Scat Man Crothers) 1975
The Fortune Fisherman 1975
Starsky and Hutch Fireball 1975
Linda Lovelace for President Super Black 1975
Win, Place or Steal Attendant 1975
Dinah! Himself 1974
Chico and the Man Louie 1974
Kolchak: The Night Stalker Uncle Filemon 1974
Petrocelli Jubilee Jones 1974
Hong Kong Phooey Penrod 'Penry' Pooch, Hong Kong Phooey (voice) 1974
Truck Turner Duke 1974
Black Belt Jones Pop Byrd 1974
Kojak Gaylord Fuller 1973
Griff Joe Rawls 1973
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off Cleveland 1973
Detroit 9000 Reverend Markham 1973
Toma 1973
The King Of Marvin Gardens Lewis (as Benjamin 'Scatman' Crothers) 1972
Lady Sings The Blues Big Ben 1972
The New Temperatures Rising Show Timmy 1972
Scooby-Doo Meets Batman George 'Meadowlark' Lemon 1972
The New Scooby-Doo Movies George 'Meadowlark' Lemon 1972
The David Steinberg Show Himself 1972
Sanford and Son Bowlegs 1972
Chandler Smoke 1971
The Good Life Rodney 1971
McMillan & Wife Floyd 1971
Nichols Jack 1971
The Aristocats Scat Cat (voice) 1970
The Great White Hope Carnival Barker 1970
Barefoot in the Park 1970
The Odd Couple Blind Man 1970
Harlem Globe Trotters George 'Meadowlark' Lemon (voice), George 'Meadowlark' Lemon 1970
Bloody Mama Moses 1970
Love, American Style One-Man Band, (segment "Love and the Perfect Wedding") 1969
The Governor & J.J. Rupert 1969
Hook, Line and Sinker The Corpse 1969
Adam-12 George Strothers 1968
Mannix Mudcat 1967
Ironside Jason 1967
Dragnet 1967 Dave Richmond 1967
Alvarez Kelly Bellhop 1966
Three on a Couch 1966
Bewitched Handler 1964
The Lloyd Thaxton Show Himself 1964
The Patsy Shoeshine Man 1964
Lady in a Cage Junkyard Proprietor's Assistant 1964
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest, Himself 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Actor 1961
The Sins Of Rachel Cade Musinga 1961
Bourbon Street Beat Joe 1959
Bonanza Jud 1959
Porgy and Bess Crabman 1959
Alias Jesse James Railroad Porter (uncredited) 1959
Tarzan and the Trappers Tyana (as Sherman Crothers) 1958
Between Heaven And Hell George 1956
The Adventures of Jim Bowie Cicero 1956
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Timothy 1955
The Magical World of Disney King Louie 1954
Climax! 1954
Johnny Dark Himself 1954
Walking My Baby Back Home Smiley Gordon 1953
East of Sumatra Baltimore 1953
Meet Me at the Fair Enoch Jones 1953
Schlitz Playhouse 1951
Yes Sir, Mr. Bones Scatman 1951
Lux Video Theatre 1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour Himself, Sketch Actor 1950
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