Fred Gwynne

Born Jul 10, 1926

Frederick Hubbard "Fred" Gwynne was an American actor. Gwynne was best known for his roles in the 1960s sitcoms Car 54, Where Are You? and The Munsters, as well as his later roles: Pet Sematary and My Cousin Vinny. He was recognized for his distinctive baritone voice.… Read More

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1926 Birth Born on July 10, 1926.


1951 24 Years Old Gwynne attended the Groton School, and graduated from Harvard University, where he was affiliated with Adams House, in 1951. … Read More
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Gwynne joined the Brattle Theatre Repertory Company after graduation, then moved to New York City. To support himself, Gwynne worked as a copywriter for J. Walter Thompson, resigning in 1952 upon being cast in his first Broadway role, a gangster in a comedy called Mrs. McThing, which starred Helen Hayes.
1955 28 Years Old Phil Silvers was impressed by Gwynne from his work in Mrs. McThing and sought him for his television show. As a result, in 1955, Gwynne made a memorable appearance on The Phil Silvers Show, in the episode "The Eating Contest" as the character Private Honigan, whose depressive eating binges are exploited by Sgt. … Read More


1969 43 Years Old In 1969, he was cast as Jonathan Brewster, a Frankenstein monster-like character, in a television production of Arsenic and Old Lace. … Read More
1974 48 Years Old In 1974, he appeared in the role of Big Daddy Pollitt in the Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Elizabeth Ashley, Keir Dullea and Kate Reid.
1975 49 Years Old In 1975 he played the Stage Manager in Our Town at the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut.


1976 50 Years Old He returned to Broadway in 1976 as Colonel J. C. Kinkaid in two parts of A Texas Trilogy.
1984 58 Years Old In 1984, he tried out for the part of Henry on the show Punky Brewster. … Read More


1987 61 Years Old In 1987, Gwynne starred in a short-lived TV series Jake's M.O. where he played an investigative reporter. … Read More
1988 62 Years Old In 1988, Gwynne married Deborah Flater.
1993 67 Years Old Gwynne died of pancreatic cancer in Taneytown, Maryland, on July 2, 1993, at the age of 66, eight days before his 67th birthday. … Read More
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