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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

In Memory of “Hi, guy!”


We would be terribly remiss if we did not note the passing of actor/voice over artist Chuck McCann.  We will always remember him from the Right Guard commercials in the early 70s.   For those who don’t remember his work referenced here, we will post the commercial below.


Obituaries also point out his long running gig as the cuckoo bird who would proclaim proudly that he was “Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.”  I haven’t seen any mention of his work on the first silent film to be dubbed with spoken dialogue in 1970, the Laurel and Hardy classic Double Whoopee, originally released in 1929.  I don’t believe this was ever officially released, but it was finally put on the DVD version when the Laurel and Hardy shorts were released on DVD in the 90s. The IMDB web site barely mentions this experiment as a footnote.

So, gaze and smile again at Mr. McCann’s work.  Also, once again we are left to wonder who is the Rowan Atkinson look-alike actor with McCann in the Right Guard commercials?

Maybe Mona will know.

(Thank you for reading.  Seriously I’d appreciate it if someone, anyone remembers this actors name.   I know I’ve seen him in other things.)

4 Comments:

Blogger Deedles said...

That's so sad. I loved those commercials, not to mention a couple of guest appearances on Starsky & Hutch.
The other actor was Bill Fiore. What can I say, I have a trivial mind.

April 11, 2018 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Thank you Deedles for the memory. A lot of these commercials have found a final resting place on Youtube.

April 12, 2018 at 6:19 AM  
Blogger Bob Slatten said...

Bye Guy. RIP.

April 12, 2018 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Thank you, Bob.

April 15, 2018 at 11:45 AM  

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