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Roger C. Carmel
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Roger C. Carmel

Roger Charles Carmel (born 1932 in Brooklyn, New York; died 1986 in Hollywood, California) was an American character actor.

Of his hundreds of roles, he is best remembered for playing the flamboyant and hapless criminal Harry Mudd on the original Star Trek. Other memorable roles include the accountant Doug Wesley on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Colonel Gumm on Batman. He also appeared in roles on I Spy, Hogan's Heroes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Munsters, Hawaii Five-O, and many other shows. Carmel was also the voice of Smokey the Bear in fire safety advertisements, as well as Decepticon lieutenant Cyclonus in the popular Transformers animated series.

Carmel starred as Roger Buell in the 1967 NBC sitcom The Mothers-In-Law but was replaced by Richard Deacon. Officially, Carmel had a salary dispute with producer Desi Arnaz, but according to rumors he was fired because his drug use interfered with production.

Carmel died of an accidental overdose.

Roger Carmel is interred in New Mount Carmel Cemetery in Glendale, Queens, New York.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Roger C. Carmel Facts

BirthdaySeptember 27, 1932
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Date of deathNovember 11, 1986 (Hollywood, California, USA, age 54)
Height6' 3" (1m91)  How tall is Roger C. Carmel compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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