Larry D. Mann
|Larry D. Mann|
18 December 1922|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Died||6 January 2014
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor and broadcaster|
Larry D. Mann (18 December 1922 – 6 January 2014) was a Canadian actor. He was best known as "The Boss" in a series of Bell Canada television commercials in the 1980s and for voicing the character of Yukon Cornelius in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Life and career
Mann's film career spanned four decades. He first came to the attention of CBC audiences in 1953 when he kidded around with the puppet Uncle Chichimus on the show Let's See. According to a CBC Archives article, Mann got the job when his friend, actor Don Harron, pointed him out to producer Norman Jewison. Apart from his CBC work, he appeared in more than 20 movies, with roles in The Sting and In the Heat of the Night.
On TV, Mann's dozens of credits included Gunsmoke, Bewitched, Hogan's Heroes, The Green Hornet, Green Acres and Hill Street Blues. He also starred in a Bell Canada series of television commercials called "The Boss" in which he played the title role for ten years beginning in 1981.
Television films and specials
- Dulmage, Bill (April 2009). "Radio Station History: CHUM-AM". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 2009-04-06.
- "Larry D. Mann, veteran actor, dies at 91". CBC News. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- Associated Press (6 January 2014). "Larry Mann, Voice in ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ Dies at 91". Variety. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- Associated Press (7 January 2014). ""Rudolph" Voice Actor Larry D. Mann Dies at 91". ABC News. Retrieved 7 January 2014.