Freddie Prinze

Born Jun 22, 1954

Freddie James Prinze was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Prinze was the star of 1970s sitcom Chico and the Man. He was also the father of the actor Freddie Prinze, Jr.

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1954 Birth Born on June 22, 1954.


1973 19 Years Old 1 More Event
During 1973 he made his first television appearance on one of the last episodes of Jack Paar Tonite.


1974 20 Years Old From September 1974 until his death in January 1977, Prinze starred as Francisco "Chico" Rodriguez in the NBC TV series Chico and the Man with Jack Albertson. … Read More
1975 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Prinze made several appearances on The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts, most notably at the roasts for Sammy Davis Jr. and Muhammad Ali. In 1975, he released a comedy album that was taped live at Mr. Kelly's in Chicago titled Looking Good—his catch phrase from Chico and the Man. … Read More
1976 22 Years Old Prinze was arrested for driving under the influence of Quaaludes on November 16, 1976. … Read More
1977 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Prinze suffered from depression, which deepened in the weeks following his wife's filing for divorce. On the night of January 28, 1977, after talking on the telephone with his estranged wife, Prinze received a visit from his business manager, Marvin "Dusty" Snyder. … Read More
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