Eddie Barth

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Eddie Barth
Richard Roundtree Ed Barth Shaft (television version) 1973.JPG
Ed Barth (left) and Richard Roundtree on Shaft in 1973
Born Edward Bartholetti
September 29, 1931
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died May 28, 2010 (aged 78)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Television, film, voice actor
Spouse(s) Sally (?-2010)

Eddie Barth (September 29, 1931 – May 28, 2010)[1] was an American actor and voiceover artist. Barth earned the nickname, Mr. Gravel, for his raspy vocals in his voiceover work.[1]


Early life[edit]

Barth was born Edward Michael Bartholetti[2] in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]


Barth portrayed Myron Fowler, the owner of Peerless Detectives, a rival detective agency[1] in 38 episodes of the CBS television series, Simon & Simon between 1981 and 1989.[1] Additionally, Barth portrayed a police lieutenant on the short-lived 1973 CBS series, Shaft.[1] He also appeared in regular roles on Night Court, Murder, She Wrote, Civil Wars and Stone.[1]

Barth most well-known voiceover commercial work was for the "Tastes Great...Less Filling" Miller Lite advertising campaign during the 1980s.[1] Barth closed the Miller Lite television commercials by reading the slogan, "Lite Beer from Miller; everything you want from a beer and less".[1] His other voiceover credits included Superman: The Animated Series, Osmosis Jones in 2001 and the 1998 film, Babe: Pig in the City.[1]

Eddie Barth died of heart failure at his home in Los Angeles on May 28, 2010, at the age of 78.[1] He was survived by his wife, Sally; son, Victor; grandson, Tommy; and daughter-in-law, Annie.[1]





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