|Born||April 4th, 1935 |
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Died||February 12th, 2011 |
Granada Hills, California, United States
|Productions||Anything Goes as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh |
The Producers as Franz Liebkind
It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! as Max Mencken
Malcolm in the Middle as Otto Mannkusser
The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses as Grandpa Longneck
|Recordings||Anything Goes (1962 Broadway cast) |
The Producers (1968 film soundtrack)
Kenneth Mars was an American actor.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Mars began acting in the theatre before his television debut in Car 54, Where Are You?. He soon went on to become known as a comedic actor; notably playing the Nazi Franz Liebkind in The Producers and the persistent Inspector Kemp in Young Frankenstein.
In his later career, Mars appeared in a large number of television programmes, including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Love, American Style, as well as frequently working as a voice actor, playing King Triton in The Little Mermaid series and Grandpa Longneck in The Land Before Time.
Mars passed away in 2011.
Mars sang in a number of films and stage productions, making his singing stage debut as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes. He almost appeared in several films in which he sang, including It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! and The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses (including the duet "If Only"). He also sang in two episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, in which he played recurring character Otto Mannkusser.
- America the Beautiful (solo)
- Deutschland, Deutschland, Über Alles (solo)
- The Woman for the Man (solo)
- You've Got What I Need (duet)
- Creepy Crawlies (contains solo lines)
- If Only (duet)
- What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor?
- Oklahoma! (solo)
- Let's Misbehave (contains solo lines)