Scatman Crothers - Rotten Tomatoes

Scatman Crothers

Highest Rated:   100% Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)
Lowest Rated:   6% Zapped! (1982)
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African- American entertainer Scatman Crothers supported himself as a drummer throughout his high-school years. He formed a popular dance band, playing successful engagements even in the whitest of white communities, regaling audiences with his free-form "scat singing." In the formative years of television, Crothers became the first black performer to host a TV musical program in Los Angeles. He made his movie debut in the 1951 minstrel-show pastiche Yes Sir, Mr. Bones (1951). The best of his 1950s film appearances was as Dan Dailey's medicine-show partner in Meet Me at the Fair (1952). For the next three decades, Crother's movie roles varied in size; he was seen to best advantage as the concerned handyman in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980). Adult TV fans will remember Scatman Crothers as Louie the garbageman on the 1970s sitcom Chico and the Man; Crothers also did voice-over work in the title role of the Saturday morning cartoon series Hong Kong Phooey.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet New Orleans Jazz
  • Actor
2004
25% Detroit 9000
  • Markham
1998
91% The Journey of Natty Gann
  • Sherman
1985
18% Two of a Kind
  • Earl
1983
57% Twilight Zone: The Movie
  • Mr. Bloom
1983
29% Deadly Eyes (The Rats)
  • George Faskins
1982
No Score Yet Banjo the Woodpile Cat
  • Crazy Legs
1982
6% Zapped!
  • Dexter Jones
1982
No Score Yet Working
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Sunshine's on the Way
  • Actor
1981
84% The Shining
  • Halloran
1980
75% Bronco Billy
  • Doc Lynch
1980
No Score Yet O.C. Smith: How Sweet It Is
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Scavenger Hunt
  • Sam
1979
47% The Cheap Detective
  • Tinker
1978
No Score Yet Vega$
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Mean Dog Blues
  • Mudcat
1978
81% Silver Streak
  • Ralston
1976
87% The Shootist
  • Moses
1976
67% Stay Hungry
  • Butler
1976
94% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Turkle
1975
No Score Yet Coonskin
  • Pappy/Old Man Bone
1975
29% The Fortune
  • Fisherman
1975
No Score Yet Linda Lovelace for President
  • Super Black
1975
No Score Yet Friday Foster
  • Rev. Noble Franklin
1975
No Score Yet Streetfight
  • Actor
1975
100% Kolchak: The Night Stalker
  • Director
  • Actor
1974
60% Truck Turner
  • Duke
1974
No Score Yet Black Belt Jones
  • Pop Byrd
1974
69% The King of Marvin Gardens
  • Lewis
1972
65% Lady Sings the Blues
  • Big Ben
1972
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo Meets The Harlem Globetrotters
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Chandler
  • Smoke
1971
64% The Aristocats
  • Scat Cat
1970
43% The Great White Hope
  • Barker
1970
14% Bloody Mama
  • Moses
1970
No Score Yet Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy
  • Ben
1970
43% Hello, Dolly!
  • Mr. Jones/ Porter
1969
No Score Yet Three on a Couch
  • Party Guest
1966
82% The Patsy
  • Shoeshine Boy
1964
20% Lady in a Cage
  • Proprietor's Assistant
1964
No Score Yet The Sins Of Rachel Cade
  • Musinga
1961
No Score Yet Between Heaven and Hell
  • George
1956
No Score Yet Johnny Dark
  • Himself
1954
100% Meet Me at the Fair
  • Enoch Jones
1952

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Transformers
1984-1987
  • Voice
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
  • Actor
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Love Boat
1977-1986
  • Malcolm Virgil 'Scattergun' Gibson
  • 1984
  • 1978
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
  • Walt
  • 1983
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • Actor
  • 1982
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
  • Tickler
  • 1981
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
  • Porter
  • 1980
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
  • Edgar McGee
  • 1979
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
  • Gyp Baker
  • 1978
76% Roots
1977
  • Mingo
  • 1977
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
  • Fireball
  • 1977
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
1972-1977
  • Bowlegs
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
  • Blind Man
  • 1974
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • Jason
  • 1973
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
  • Gaylord Fuller
  • 1973
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Jud
  • 1961
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • Actor
  • 1958

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