Bob Zmuda

Born Dec 12, 1949

Bob Zmuda is an American writer, comedian, producer and director best known as the sidekick, co-writer and friend of cult personality Andy Kaufman. Bob Zmuda occasionally portrayed Kaufman's Tony Clifton character on stage and for television appearances. In a 2006 interview, Zmuda told the Opie and Anthony Show that it was him as Tony Clifton with David Letterman, and that Letterman did not find out until years after.… Read More

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  • Laugh It Up With The Community This Sunday
    East Cobb Patch - Aug 31, 2012
  • Dvd Review: The Death Of Andy Kaufman The Trades
    Google News - Sep 01, 2011
  • Dvd Review: The Death Of Andy Kaufman Blogcritics.Org (Blog)
    Google News - Jul 31, 2011
  • He Lit Up Hbo. Now He Must Run It.
    NYTimes - Dec 29, 2002


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1949 Birth Born in 1949.


1986 37 Years Old In 1986, Zmuda founded the American version of Comic Relief, an annual event that raises money to help the homeless in the United States. … Read More


1999 50 Years Old In 1999, Zmuda wrote a book about Kaufman's life, titled Andy Kaufman Revealed!, which purported to unveil many tricks and hoaxes that the two pulled off in front of audiences and television cameras in the 1980s. … Read More


In 2014 Zmuda co-authored another book with new anecdotes about Kaufman's desire to fake his death entitled Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally, which states that Kaufman's death was indeed a prank. … Read More
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