|Born||Clifford Charles Norton
March 21, 1918
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||January 25, 2003
Studio City, California, U.S.
Clifford Charles "Cliff" Norton (March 21, 1918 – January 25, 2003) was an American character actor and radio announcer who had appeared in various movies and television series over a career spanning four decades.
Norton was probably best known as the announcer for Dave Garroway's radio program. He also appeared on an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show in which he appeared as a Westchester County (NY) game warden. He was a regular panelist and presenter on the 1954 ABC game show What's Going On?.
In 1952 he appeared as himself on the short-lived NBC comedy series The Public Life of Cliff Norton, which aired five minutes a night, five nights a week at 11:10pm Eastern Time. He was also star and announcer for the 1960s syndicated program The Funny Manns, which involved silent film footage used for broad comedic effect.
He played Captain Kurtz on Hogan's Heroes season 2 episode 23. He played Police Chief Harris in a 1964 episode of The Munsters ("A Walk on the Mild Side")dressing in drag to capture a purse snatcher in the local park. Norton also made several appearances on Bewitched between 1968 and 1970, and in the 1967 The Monkees episode "The Picture Frame." He also provided the voice for the lead character, Ed Huddles, in Hanna-Barbera's 1970 animated prime-time series Where's Huddles?