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I always thought he was kind of funny...

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I always thought he was kind of funny...

Comments for: I always thought he was kind of funny...
clarkeS4 Report This Comment
Date: May 28, 2007 05:05PM

That is so wrong.
Placelowerplace Report This Comment
Date: May 29, 2007 02:17AM

What major role did this guy do, not counting hollywood squares?
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: May 29, 2007 02:46AM

you don't have google on your internet?
shaDEz Report This Comment
Date: May 29, 2007 04:07AM

google is broken
Mint Report This Comment
Date: May 29, 2007 04:47AM

google doesnt work when you dont even know the guys name..who is that
shaDEz Report This Comment
Date: May 29, 2007 05:28AM

Charles Nelson Reilly

google still broken
anon Report This Comment
Date: May 29, 2007 05:34PM

Best role in history is Horatio J. Hoodoo from lidsville.
Placelowerplace Report This Comment
Date: May 29, 2007 06:42PM

Google sux ass. I can however find you @ Tom's, PJ drinking
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: May 30, 2007 04:00AM

I know

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 30/05/2007 04:22AM by pro_junior.
Sir Duke Report This Comment
Date: June 02, 2007 07:55PM

Charles Nelson Reilly was born in the Bronx, New York and was the son of Charles Joseph Reilly, an Irish Catholic commercial artist, and Signe Elvera Nelson, a Swedish Lutheran. As a child he would often make is own puppet theater to amuse himself and his mother would often say "save it for the stage" foreshadowing his future as an entertainer. At age 13 he escaped the tragic Hartford Circus Fire where over a hundred people died and never sat in an audience again in his life.

Reilly made his first movie appearance in 1957, playing an uncredited role in the Elia Kazan film A Face in the Crowd. However, most of his work during this period was on the stage, as he appeared in many off-Broadway shows. His big Broadway break came in 1960 with a minor part in the hit Bye Bye Birdie. Reilly would go on to win a Tony Award for his performance in 1962's How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, and he was nominated for another Tony two years later, for his work as Cornelius Hackl in the Broadway production of Hello, Dolly!.

While he kept active in Broadway shows, Reilly would soon become better known for his TV work. In 1965, he made regular appearances on The Steve Lawrence Show, which aired for a single season. From 1968 to 1970, he appeared as uptight "Claymore Gregg" on the television series The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, which also starred Hope Lange and Edward Mulhare, in which he was reunited with Hello, Dolly! Broadway co-star, Eileen Brennan on one episode.

In 1971, he appeared as the evil magician "Hoodoo" in Lidsville, a psychedelically flavored live-action children's program produced by Sid and Marty Krofft that aired on Saturday mornings on ABC. The show was about a boy who falls into a magician's hat and enters a magical world of hat people. It is through these roles, as well as his playing the titular role in Uncle Croc's Block, that Reilly's voice and mannerisms were embedded in a generation of young fans.

Match Game '77 cast: Dawson, Reilly, Somers, and RayburnDuring the 1970s Reilly also appeared as a regular on The Dean Martin Show, and had multiple guest appearances on television series including McMillan and Wife, Here's Lucy, Laugh In, The Love Boat and Love, American Style and was a very frequent guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson appearing over ninety times as he lived within blocks of the studio and would fill in for other guests who were unable to make it to the studio in time. During this time Reilly was perhaps best known as a fixture of game shows, primarily due to his appearances as a regular panelist on the television game show Match Game. Reilly was the longest running guest, and often engaged in petty arguments with fellow regular Brett Somers. Reilly typically offered sardonic commentary and peppered his answers with gay-themed double entendres that pushed the boundaries of 1970s television standards.

From 1975-1976 Reilly starred in another live-action children's program called Uncle Croc's Block with Jonathan Harris. Reilly was often a guest celebrity in the 1984 game show Body Language, including one week with Lucille Ball and another week with Audrey Landers.

From 1980, Reilly was primarily active teaching acting and directing for television and theater. He directed episodes of the Evening Shade television series in 1990 and earned a 1997 Tony Award nomination as Best Director of a Play for working with longtime pal Julie Harris, opposite whom he had acted in Skyscraper, and whom he had directed in The Belle of Amherst and a revival of The Gin Game.

Reilly was a longtime teacher of acting at HB Studio, the acting studio created by Herbert Berghof and his wife, Uta Hagen. His acting students included Lily Tomlin and Bette Midler.

In the 1990s Reilly made guest appearances on The Drew Carey Show, The Larry Sanders Show, and most notably, as eccentric writer Jose Chung in the television series The X-Files ("Jose Chung's "From Outer Space""winking
smiley and Millennium ("Jose Chung's Doomsday Defense"winking
smiley. Reilly was nominated for Emmy Awards in 1998 and 1999 for his performances in The Drew Carey Show and Millennium, respectively. From the late 1990s, Reilly directed theater and opera, touring the country performing a critically acclaimed one man stage show chronicling his life called Save It For the Stage: The Life of Reilly and occasionally performing as the voice of "The Dirty Bubble" on the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. In 2006, his stage show was made into a feature film called The Life of Reilly.

Reilly did not publicly come out as gay until his one man show Save It for the Stage. However, much like fellow game show regular Paul Lynde, Reilly played up a campy onscreen persona. In many episodes of Match Game, he would lampoon himself by briefly affecting a deep voice and self-consciously describing how "butch" he was. He mentioned in a 2002 interview with Entertainment Tonight that he felt no need to come out of the closet and that he never purposefully hid his homosexuality from anyone.

Patrick Hughes III, a set decorator and dresser, was Reilly's partner; the two met backstage while Reilly was appearing on the game show Battlestars. They lived in Beverly Hills.

On May 25, 2007, Reilly died at his home from complications from pneumonia after a year long illness.
anon Report This Comment
Date: June 02, 2007 09:27PM

complications from pneumonia?

sounds like some democrat wrote that instead of saying "the fucking degenerate queer is dying because he took it in the ass too much"

tell it like it is...