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John Wheeler

Highest Rated:   96% Apollo 13 (1995)
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John Wheeler, a bald-headed character actor of short stature, is most familiar from television, though he started his career in music. Born in Texas, he attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in 1952. After serving in the United States Army, he moved to New York City to pursue his master's degree. Possessed of a rich, powerful tenor voice, he sang with the City Center Opera in New York and also performed in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel and Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green's Wonderful Town at the 1958 Brussels World's Fair, later repeating his role in the latter work in its television presentation that same year, which starred Rosalind Russell. On Broadway, he appeared in The Happiest Girl in the World, Kean, Cafe Crown, and I Had a Ball. He was also in the stage version of Sweet Charity, portraying Herman, the dance hall proprietor, a role that went to Stubby Kaye in the movie adaptation (Wheeler played a smaller role in the film and never had the chance to immortalize his voice on "I Love To Cry at Weddings"). Wheeler remained active into the 21st century, and is best known to television audiences for his work in episodes of such oft-rerun 1970s sitcoms as The Brady Bunch ("Dough Re Mi") and, most especially, The Odd Couple -- the latter series made use of Wheeler's vocal talents as well as his comedic acting ability as a bit player in a half dozen episodes, casting him as various characters (most often referred to as Fred Felscher) associated with Felix's opera club. He has also done numerous commercials.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Meet the Santas
  • Santa Claus
2005
No Score Yet Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus
  • Santa
2004
No Score Yet Mrs. Santa Claus
  • Man in Santa Suit
1996
96% Apollo 13
  • Reporter
1995
95% A Brief History of Time
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Runaway Father
  • Judge Ciglio
1991
No Score Yet Lucy and Desi: Before the Laughter
  • William Frawley
1991
No Score Yet Banzai Runner
  • Hawkins
1987
No Score Yet Cold Steel
  • Mahoney
1987
No Score Yet Teen Mothers
  • Trammer
1980
No Score Yet The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
  • Conductor
1979
78% The North Avenue Irregulars
  • Clothier
1979
No Score Yet Rescue from Gilligan's Island
  • Studio Guard
1978
12% Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Mr. Fields
1978
No Score Yet Bad Georgia Road
  • Dub Douchette
1977
33% Mame
  • Judge Bregoff
1974
75% Big Bad Mama
  • Lawyer
1974
62% Support Your Local Gunfighter
  • Croupier
1971
73% Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
  • Newman
1969
83% Sweet Charity
  • Dancers in "Rythmn of Life" Number
1969

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Resnick Mr. Resnick
  • 1994
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
  • Mr. Perine
  • 1989
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
  • Mr. Rhuebottom Mr. Rhuebotton
  • 1982
No Score Yet WKRP in Cincinnati
1978-1982
  • First Don Pesola
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
  • Cliff
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
  • Leonard Gormley
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
  • Herbert Murphy Mr. Flescher Henry Felscher
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1971
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
  • Crowley
  • 1972
78% The Brady Bunch
1969-1974
  • Dimsdale Postman
  • 1972
  • 1970
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
  • Melvin Mr. Collins Mr. Dabney Justice of the Peace
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Hill Bartender
  • 1971
  • 1968
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Gav
  • 1967

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