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Born: December 23, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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2011:
Played Dr. Keeley in Joseph Meissner's "Flood Streets"
1979:
Co-produced, co-wrote (with Rob Reiner) and co-starred in the parody show "The TV Show"
1992:
Co-wrote and co-starred in the TV special "A Spinal Tap Reunion"
1978:
Feature screenwriting debut, "Real Life"; co-wrote with Albert Brooks
1977:
First film as an adult, "Cracking Up"; appeared as a member of The Credibility Gap
1979:
Joined NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as a writer/performer
1983:
Joined the cast of HBO's "Not Necessarily the News"
2003:
Re-teamed with Christopher Guest for "A Mighty Wind"
2007:
Reprised roles for "The Simpsons Movie," an animated feature based on the long running FOX series
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Worked as a freelance journalist and high school teacher after college
1969:
Co-founded the comedy troupe The Credibility Gap
1994:
Hosted, created and executive produced the Comedy Central series, "The News Hole With Harry Shearer"
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Hosted, wrote and created the radio program, "Le Show" for NPR (National Public Radio)
1953:
Made film debut in "Abbott and Costello Go to Mars"
1999:
Portrayed G. Gordon Liddy in the Watergate comedy "Dick"
1984:
Achieved cult celebrity status playing bassist Derek Smalls in "This Is Spinal Tap"; also co-wrote the screenplay and songs
1957:
Cast in the pilot of "Leave It to Beaver" (CBS); played Wally's friend Frankie; replaced by Ken Osmond (as Eddie Haskell) when series went into production
1975:
Co-wrote and produced Albert Brooks' comedy album, <i>A Star is Bought</i>
2008:
Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album for <i>Songs Of The Bushmen</i>
1998:
Played a journalist in the films "Godzilla" and "The Truman Show"
2006:
Re-teamed with Guest to play an actor in "For Your Consideration"
1976:
Returned to TV, playing a hippie in the telefilm, "Serpico: The Deadly Game"
2005:
Voiced a Dog Announcer in the animated feature "Chicken Little"
1985:
Wrote, directed and starred in his own TV special, "It's Just TV!"
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Provided voices for a series of Spitting Image comedy specials
1990:
Provided voices to Principal Skinner and many other characters for FOX's "The Simpsons"; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 2009
2007:
Released the album <i>Songs: Pointed & Pointless</i>, through his Courgette Records label
1984:
Returned to NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as a writer/performer
1951:
TV debut, as a child, "The Jack Benny Show"
1987:
Wrote, directed, produced and appeared in the comedy special, "Paul Shaffer: Viva Shaf Vegas"

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