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Carl Ballantine (Meyer Kessler)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Part of the motley crew commandeered by Ernest Borgnine on the popular 1960s TV series McHale's Navy (1962), tall, gangly, beady-eyed, bulb-nosed comic actor Carl Ballantine was better known in other ports as the ultimate "magician". Billed as "The Amazing Ballantine," "The Great Ballantine" and "Ballantine: The World's Greatest Magician" during his long career, Carl made a comedy career out of being inept -- the magician who could never finish a trick or get the trick right in the first place. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Birdie Kebner

Speedway 1968

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Character: Abel Swanson

The Shakiest Gun in the West 1968

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Character: Realtor in China

Aimee Semple McPherson 2006

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Character: Dewey Rose

I Crave Rock & Roll 1996

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Character: Harold Beyers

Susan's Plan 1998

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Character: Philip Falcone

Night Court 1984

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Character: Himself - Comedian

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Himself - Guest

Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1948

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Character: Himself

The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Character: Himself

The Garry Moore Show 1958

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Character: Himself

Startime 1959

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Character: Freddy

Alice 1976

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Character: Himself

The Kraft Music Hall 1967

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988

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Character: Himself

The Danny Kaye Show 1963

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Character: Lionel T. Zimmerman

Laverne & Shirley 1976

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Character: Reinhoff the Remarkable

Just You and Me, Kid 1979

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Character: Himself

ABC Late Night 1973

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Character: Himself

The Jim Nabors Show 1978

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