Dedicated to the Memory of AmIAnnoying.com's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I Annoying.com
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
 Go
Advertising
In The News
 
Voting Station
Herschel Bernardi
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
Actor
    (October 30, 1923-May 9, 1986)
    Born in New York, New York
    Title character in ‘Arnie’ and Lieutenant Jacoby on ‘Peter Gunn’
    Voice of the Green Giant (‘ho ho ho!’) and Charlie the Tuna (‘get good taste, get Stah-kist’)
    Film credits include the Yiddish-language ‘Green Fields (1937)’ and ‘Yankel the Blacksmith (1939)’
    Broadway performances include ‘Zorba,’ ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ and ‘Bajour’
    Died of a heart attack in Los Angeles
    For a short time, he went by the name ‘Harold’ because he considered ‘Herschel’ too ethnic.
    He was blacklisted for suspected leftist leanings.
    Having strained his vocal chords so heavily, he was told by doctors to avoid making a peep for a full year lest he permanently lose his voice.
    He received a single Emmy nomination (1959, for ‘Peter Gunn’).
    ‘There are five stages to an actor's career: who is Herschel Bernardi? get me Herschel Bernardi; get me a Herschel Bernardi type; get me a young Herschel Bernardi; and who is Herschel Bernardi?’
    Following his stint in Yiddish theater – which began before he could talk – he became a highly-sought-after character actor.
    He fathered only one child (Michael became an actor himself).
    He contributed scripts to ‘Peter Gunn.’
    He died in Los Angeles, still in demand.

Credit: Cool It All Right?


    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 8 Votes: 12.50% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 17 Votes: 35.29% Annoying
 
Annoying Collections
Site News