A few news outlets are reporting that Charlie Callas passed away on January 27 at age 86. Mr. Callas was known for his work as a comic actor. He was featured in the 70s TV show “Switch” and several Mel Brooks movies. He was also a talk show and celebrity roast mainstay. Charlie was also a very fine drummer and he actually began his career working with greats like Tommy Dorsey and Buddy Rich. Here is a clip of Charlie Callas doing the song “Cute.” It’s from the Merv Griffin show.
RIP Mr. Callas.