Ronnie Schell Biography

Birthday: 1931-12-23
Place of Birth: Richmond, California USA
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Wiki Biography: Born and raised in Richmond, California, comedian Ronnie Schell's first choice of careers was to play professional baseball. He got as far as the semis before enlisting in the Air Force, where he performed in variety shows as both an emcee and comedian and also did record pantomimes. He studied at San Francisco State University and by happenstance formed a nightclub comedy duo which took off. He turned solo within a year and progressed to Las Vegas work as an opening act. TV opened its doors to him when he nailed the regular role of Jim Nabors' Marine bunkmate "Duke Slater" on "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." and his acting career was born. Betwixt and between was a recurring role on "That Girl" playing Marlo Thomas' agent and a short-lived series lead on "Good Morning, World" co-starring a pre-"Laugh-In" Goldie Hawn. Minor supporting roles in Disney films also came his way with The Strongest Man in the World (1975), The Shaggy D.A. (1976), Gus (1976), The Cat from Outer Space (1978) and The Devil and Max Devlin (1981), while numerous guest parts on such shows as "The Andy Griffith Show," "Love, American Style," "Charlie's Angels," "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Saved by the Bell" have kept him busy over the years. Following "Gomer Pyle," he would also appear as a regular on Nabors' variety show "The Jim Nabors Hour" for a short spell. Ronnie continued to perform in comedy clubs for a time, then made fine use of his gifts as a voice artist on TV, radio, films, commercials and especially Hanna-Barbera cartoons. He continues to live in the Los Angeles area where for years he has served as the honorary mayor of Encino.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 1964 - 1969 Comedy
Good Morning, World 1967 - 1968 Comedy
Goober and the Ghost Chasers 1973 Animation
How to Beat Bill Pike 2012
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Shaggy D.A. 1976 0, 0
The Cat from Outer Space 1978 0, 0, Sport
Love At First Bite 1979 Horror, Comedy, Romance
The Devil and Max Devlin 1981 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
How to Beat the High Co$t of Living 1981 Comedy, Crime
The Check Is in the Mail... Dr. Brannigan 1986 Comedy
Dutch Treat Lou Winters 1987 Comedy
Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers 1987 0, Drama, 0, 0
Jetsons: The Movie 1990 Family, Animation, Comedy
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School 1991 0, Drama, 0
Rover Dangerfield 1991 Animation, Family, Comedy
I Yabba-Dabba Do! 1993 Animation, Comedy, Family
Dorf Goes Fishing 1993
Revenge of the Red Baron Lou 1994 Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Killer per caso Chief Harrison 1997 Comedy
Family Jewels Bill Taller 2003 Comedy, Drama, Family
Soupernatural Bob 2010 Drama