Marty Ingels

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Marty Ingels
Marty Ingels I'm Dickens He's Fenster 1962.jpg
BornMartin Ingerman
(1936-03-09) March 9, 1936 (age 77)
Brooklyn, New York City
NationalityAmerican
Occupationactor, comedian, comedy sketchwriter, theatrical agent
Years activeearly 1960s-present
Spouse(s)Shirley Jones, 1977-present
ChildrenShaun Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy, Ryan Cassidy (stepsons); David Cassidy, step-son of Shirley Jones
 
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Marty Ingels
Marty Ingels I'm Dickens He's Fenster 1962.jpg
BornMartin Ingerman
(1936-03-09) March 9, 1936 (age 77)
Brooklyn, New York City
NationalityAmerican
Occupationactor, comedian, comedy sketchwriter, theatrical agent
Years activeearly 1960s-present
Spouse(s)Shirley Jones, 1977-present
ChildrenShaun Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy, Ryan Cassidy (stepsons); David Cassidy, step-son of Shirley Jones

Marty Ingels (born March 9, 1936) is an actor, comedian, theatrical agent, and, by many, best known as the voice of many cartoon characters and commercials. Born Martin Ingerman in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, he is the son of Jacob and Minnie (née: Crown) Ingerman.[1]

Ingels' acting career dates back to the early 1960s. In 1960, he appeared twice as himself in NBC's short-lived crime drama, Dan Raven, starring Skip Homeier and set on the Sunset Strip of West Hollywood, California. He guest starred on the CBS sitcoms, Pete and Gladys, The Ann Sothern Show, and Hennesey. He appeared twice as Sol Pomeroy, a United States Army buddy of the character Rob Petrie, on CBS's The Dick Van Dyke Show. In 1978, Mr. Ingels guest starred in Season Two, Episode One of The Love Boat. As recently as 2010, Ingels was cast in an episode of CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He also acted in motion pictures and had his own short-lived ABC television series, I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (1962–1963) with John Astin, which lasted one season of thirty-two episodes.

His voice-overs and commercials include those for Paul Masson wines, with his uniquely raspy voice. He played AutoCat in the Autocat and Motormouse cartoons featured first on The Cattanooga Cats and then in a series of their own, and was Beegle Beagle in The Great Grape Ape Show. His latest role was in Pac-Man (1982) as the title character. He was considered as a replacement for the late Lorenzo Music, to voice the Garfield the Cat character. The producers chose, instead, to discontinue Garfield and Friends after seven seasons.

In recent decades, Ingels has worked less as an actor than as an agent, specializing in representing actors in celebrity endorsement ads. A deal for his contract to read for voice of Pac-Man in the cartoon was to be granted a Pac-Man arcade cabinet, which was delivered by truck to his home.

Ingels has been married since 1977 to the actress and singer Shirley Jones.

In 1993, Ingels publicly charged actress June Allyson with not paying his large agency commission. Allyson denied wrongdoing and countersued. In February of that year, Ingels had pleaded no contest to making annoying phone calls to Allyson.[2]

In 2003, Ingels sued radio personality Tom Leykis and [[Westwood One], claiming that comments made about him constituted age discrimination under California's Unruh Civil Rights Act – which prohibits individuals discrimination in business – Ingels sued] and Leykis in July 2003 for age discrimination. In June 2005, Ingels's lawsuit was dismissed and Ingels was ordered to pay Leykis's $25,000 in legal fees.[3]

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Notes

  1. ^ Entry for Marty Ingels - Film Reference Database
  2. ^ Allyson Lawsuit Accuses Marty Ingels of Slander at archive.deseretnews.com
  3. ^ Welkos, Robert W. (2005-07-06). "Not too old to sue Tom Leykis". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 

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