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Andrew Sachs

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Actor

The Resume

    (April 7, 1930-November 23, 2016)
    Portrayed Manuel on 'Fawlty Towers' (1975)
    Acted in 'Dead Clean (1998),' 'Taxandria (1994),' 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1993),' 'Consuming Passions (1988),' 'History of the World: Part I (1981),' 'Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978),' 'Are You Being Served? (1977)' and 'Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)'

Why he might be annoying:

    He sued and won a settlement from BBC2 when he caught fire during a scene for 'Fawlty Towers.'
    His wife Melody Lang acted in an episode of 'Fawlty Towers.'
    In an episode of 'Fawlty Towers, he was to appear to get clocked on the head with a frying pan. He made a sudden movement which caused him to actually get hit real hard by the pan.
    Despite appearing in many British TV series, most Americans only know him for his role on 'Fawlty Towers.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was a Jew born into Nazi Germany.
    His father was arrested by the Nazis.
    His portrayal of a Spaniard on 'Fawlty Towers' was so convincing it is hard to believe he was born in Germany and speaks with a British accent.
    Despite portraying a character that spoke little or no English, he was instrumental to the success of 'Fawlty Towers.'
    He hosted a 30 year 'Fawlty Tower' anniversary special (2005).
    He has appeared in numerous British TV series.

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 24 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 6 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 71 Votes: 53.52% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 19 Votes: 36.84% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 35.29% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 207 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 34 Votes: 41.18% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 43 Votes: 44.19% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 84 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 124 Votes: 44.35% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 72 Votes: 20.83% Annoying