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Who played what.

SCTV's Cast

John Candy [series 1,2,4,5; guest 6]

Robin Duke [series 3]

Joe Flaherty [series 1-6]

John Hemphill [series 5,6]

Eugene Levy [series 1-6]

Andrea Martin [series 1-6]

Rick Moranis [series 3,4]

Catherine O'Hara [series 1,2,4; guest 5,6]

Harold Ramis [series 1,2; guest 5]

Tony Rosato [series 3]

Martin Short [series 5,6]

Dave Thomas [series 1-4; guest 6]

Mary Charlotte Wilcox [series 5,6]

 

Recurring Players

John Candy

Pre SCTV

SCTV

  • Series 1
  • Series 2
  • Series 4
  • Series 5

Characters

Impersonations

After SCTV

Johnny LaRue
Dr Tongue
William B Williams
Billy Sol Hurok
Tommy Shanks
Gil Fisher
Stan Shmenge
Harry
Steve Roman
Mr Messenger
Mr Mambo
Doctor Braino
Boris Burgess
Paul Fistinyourface
Dan Ellsmire
Stephan Seely (PTW)
Dr William Wainwright (DOTW)

Orson Welles
Luciano Pavarotti
Divine
Curly Howard
Richard Burton
Julia Child
Darryl Sittler
Tip O'Neil
Herve Villechaize
Jimmy the Greek

Big City Comedy
The Last Polka
The New Show
Concert for the North Americas

Post SCTV

  • Movies: 1941, The Blues Brothers, Stripes, Vacation, Going Berserk, Splash, Brewster's Millions, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Who's Harry Crumb, Uncle Buck, JFK, Cool Runnings, Canadian Bacon, etc.
  • TV: The Canadian Conspiracy, Really Weird Tales, The Rocket Boy

Interviews

The lost John Candy interview at edgeyville [1983]

Robin Duke

Pre SCTV

SCTV

  • Series 3

Characters

Impersonations

After SCTV

Molly Earle

Shelley Winters

Saturday Night Live 1981-84
The Last Polka
Concert for the North Americas
I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood
Second City 15th
Second City 25 Years
 

Post SCTV

  • Movies: Groundhog Day, Multiplicity, Stuart Smalley Saves His Family, Club Paradise, Hostage for a Day
  • Stage: Women Fully Clothed

Interviews

Duke talks about her time on SNL in the Toronto Sun.

Joe Flaherty

Pre SCTV

SCTV

  • Series 1-6

Characters

Impersonations

After SCTV

Floyd Robertson (News)
aka Count Floyd
Guy Caballero
Sammy Maudlin
Big Jim McBob
Vic Hedges
Alki Stereopolis
Norman Gorman
Hugh Betcha
Duard Weese
Arthur Andrew-Leggett (HW)
Phillip Marks (CBC)
Dick Bedlow (CBC)
Rocco (DOTW)
Slade Cantrell (SGJ)

Gregory Peck
Peter O'Toole
Kirk Douglas
Charlton Heston
Bing Crosby
William F Buckley
Heraldo Rivera
E Charles Bronson
Alan Alda
Gene Siskel
Richard Nixon
Jack Klugman
Slim Whitman
Larry Fine
Salvador Dali

Count Floyd mini-lp
The Best of SCTV
Concert for the North Americas
I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood
Second City 15th
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
Maniac Mansion
The Show Formerly Known
as The Martin Short Show

Second City 25 Years
The True Meaning of Christmas Specials

Post SCTV

  • Movies: 1941, Stripes, Going Berserk, Club Paradise, etc.
  • TV: The Canadian Conspiracy, Really Weird Tales, Maniac Mansion, Freaks and Geeks

Interviews

Joe Flaherty on The Sound Of Young America podcast [Oct 2006]
Knight at the Movies talks with Joe Flaherty about SCTV on DVD [Oct 2006]
VH1 interview with Joe Flaherty about SCTV on DVD [May 2005]

John Hemphill

Pre SCTV

SCTV

  • Series 6

While never credited as a full cast member, Hemphill first started appearing in supporting roles in Cycle 3 of series 4 and appeared regularly throughout series 5; in series 6 his characters and bits, particularly Happy Marsden, became mainstays of the show.

Characters

Impersonations

After SCTV

Happy Marsden
Wesley Wilks (HW)
Willem DeCooney
Dr Ryne Thurman

 

Best of SCTV
Second City 15th
The Enigma of Bobby Bittman
Maniac Mansion

Post SCTV

  • Movies: New York Minute, The Man
  • TV: Really Weird Tales, Maniac Mansion, Hostage For A Day, Sodbusters
  • Stage: Women Fully Clothed - director

Eugene Levy

Pre SCTV

SCTV

  • Series 1-6

Characters

Impersonations

After SCTV

Earl Camembert (News)
Gus Gustofferson
Bobby Bittman
Woody Tobias Jr
Mel Slirrup
Sid Dithers
Brian Johns
Yosh Shmenge
Joel Weiss (News)
Al Peck
Alex Trebel
Dr Rawl Withers
Raoul Wilson
Lou Jaffe
Murray Shulman
Max Lansky
Phil the Garment King
Stan Kanter
Crazy Hy
Paul Rey (PTW)
Don Mills (SGJ)
Dougall Currie (CBC)
Dr Elliot Sabian (DOTW)

Henry Kissinger
Ricardo Montalban
Floyd the Barber
Jack Carter
Milton Berle
Gene Shalit
Howard Cosell
Ralph Young

The Last Polka
Concert for the North Americas
Second City 15th
The Enigma of Bobby Bittman
Second City 25 Years

Post SCTV

  • Movies: Vacation, Going Beserk, Club Paradise, Waiting For Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, American Pie, New York Minute, The Man, etc.
  • TV: The Canadian Conspiracy

Interviews

IGN FilmForce interview with Eugene Levy
Chart Attack interview with Eugene Levy

Andrea Martin

Pre SCTV

SCTV

  • Series 1-6

Characters

Impersonations

After SCTV

Edith Prickley
Perini Scleroso
Edna Boil
Dr Cheryl Kinsey
Libby Wolfson
Yolanda Devillbis
Mrs Falbo
Dutch Leonard
Big Momma
Melba the Disco Queen
Cassie Mackerel
Kathy Tudor (PTW)
Tawny Beaver (News)
Blanche Ray Kellogg (HW)
Sondra Wicks (CBC)
Remy Martin (NMS)
Maggie Butterfield (SGJ)
Mojo (DOTW)
May Madlock (DOTW)

Barbara Streisand
Lorna Minelli
Indira Gandhi
Mother Theresa
Joyce Dewitt
Arlene Francis
Sophia Loren
Ethel Merman
Marsha Mason
Charo

The Best of SCTV
Concert for the North Americas
Andrea Martin ...Together Again
Second City 15th
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
The Martin Short Show

Post SCTV

  • Movies: Club Paradise, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, New York Minute
  • TV: Sesame Street
  • Stage: Broadway: My Favorite Year, Candide, Oklahoma!, Funny Girl, Fiddler On the Roof

Interviews

Interviewed at Playbill [Feb 2005]

Web

Rick Moranis

Pre SCTV

  • DJ, misc radio

SCTV

  • Series 3-4

Characters

Impersonations

After SCTV

Gerry Todd
Bob McKenzie
Skip Bittman
Carl Scutz
Rabbi Karlov
Mr Wilcox (ventriloquist)
Larry Siegel
Tom Monroe
Linsk Minyk
Clay Collins (DOTW)

David Brinkley
Woody Allen
Merv Griffin
George Carlin
Dick Cavett
Al Waxman
Mike McDonald

Bob and Doug McKenzie LP
Strange Brew
Strange Brew LP
The Last Polka

Post SCTV

  • Movies: Ghostbusters, Club Paradise, Little Shop Of Horrors, Spaceballs, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, The Flintstones, Brother Bear
  • LP: You Me The Music And Me, The Agoraphobic Cowboy

Interviews

Talks to Sound and Vision Magazine in an extensive interview

Profiled on To The Best Of Our Knowledge on public radio, talking about The Agoraphobic Cowboy

Web

Catherine O'Hara

Pre SCTV

SCTV

  • Series 1-2, 4
  • Special Guest Series 5, 6

Characters

Impersonations

After SCTV

Lola Heatherton
Maureen Wallace
Sue Bopper Simpson
Dusty Towne
Trish Nutly
Nikki
Phyllis Gumble (SCTV Sports)
Sister Mary Innocent
Katherine Timber
Alexis Shannon (PTW)
Sue Ellen (DOTW)
Violet McKay (DOTW)
Betty Wilson

Katharine Hepburn
Elizabeth Taylor
Brooke Shields
Morgan Fairchild
Rona Barrett

The Last Polka
The New Show
I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood
Andrea Martin ...Together Again
Second City 15th
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley

Post SCTV

  • Movies: After Hours, Beetle Juice, Home Alone, Waiting For Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, etc.
  • TV: Really Weird Tales

Interviews

Salon Interview with Catherine O'Hara

Harold Ramis

Pre SCTV

SCTV

  • Series 1-2
  • Special Guest Series 5

Characters

Impersonations

After SCTV

Moe Green
Swami Banananda
Bradley Omar
Muley

 

 

Post SCTV

  • Movies: Animal House, Stripes, Caddyshack, Vacation, Ghost Busters, Club Paradise, Groundhog Day, Analyze This, Bedazzled, The Ice Harvest, etc.

Interviews

IGN FilmForce interview with Harold Ramis.
DVD Movie Guide interview with Harold Ramis.
Yesterdayland Interview with Harold Ramis.
Ramis profiled in The New Yorker. "Even now, Martin Short told me, if someone in a group of comedians cracks a joke, 'everyone skirts their eyes over to Harold first, to see if he laughs.'"

Tony Rosato

Pre SCTV

SCTV

  • Series 3

Characters

Impersonations

After SCTV

Marcello Sebastiano
Chick Monk

Lou Costello
Tony Orlando
Ella Fitzgerald

Saturday Night Live 1981-82

Tony

Post SCTV

  • TV: Night Heat 84-89, Diamonds 87-88, and numerous guest appearances on shows such as Street Legal, LA Law, Maniac Mansion, Relic Hunter, etc.

Martin Short

Pre SCTV

SCTV

  • Series 4-6

Characters

Impersonations

After SCTV

Ed Grimley
Jackie Rogers Jr
Brock Linehan
Irving Cohen
Bradley P Allen
Troy Soren
Jackie Rogers Sr
Rusty Van Reddick
Lawrence Orbach (HW)
Lionel Napier-Humphries (CBC)
Billy McKay (DOTW)
Cheaplaffs Johnson (SGJ)

Jerry Lewis
Pierre Trudeau
David Steinberg
The Kid from Deliverance
Dustin Hoffman
Montgomery Clift
Tony Sandler

Saturday Night Live
Concert for the North Americas
I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood
Second City 15th
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
The Martin Short Show
The Show Formerly Known as The Martin Short Show
The Martin Short (Talk) Show
Primetime Glick

Post SCTV

  • Movies: Three Amigos, Innerspace, Father of the Bride, Three Fugitives, Clifford, Mars Attacks, Mumford
  • TV: The Canadian Conspiracy, Really Weird Tales
  • Broadway: The Goodbye Girl, Little Me, If I'd Saved, I Wouldn't Be Here: Martin Short on Broadway

Dave Thomas

Pre SCTV

SCTV

  • Series 1-4
  • Special Guest Series 6

Characters

Impersonations

After SCTV

Lin Ye Tang
Bill Needle
Doug McKenzie
Angus Crock
Tex Boil
Harvey K-Tel
Fred Scutz
Tim Ishimuni
Keith Hampshire (SCTV Sports)
Ernest Kirsch
Mel McElroy
Ted Gordon
Bob Wilson
William Morris
Captain Combat
Zach Harrington (DOTW)

Bob Hope
Walter Cronkite
Richard Harris
DeForest Kelly
G Gordon Liddy
Liberace
Michael Caine
Gerry Brown
Roger Ebert
Neil Simon
John Ritter
Colonel Sanders
Randy Newman

Bob and Doug McKenzie LP
Strange Brew
Strange Brew LP
The Last Polka
The New Show
Concert for the North Americas
I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood
Andrea Martin ...Together Again
Second City 15th
The Dave Thomas Show
Second City 25 Years
The True Meaning of Christmas Specials

Post SCTV

  • Movies: Boris and Natasha, Public Enemy Number 2, Brother Bear, Intern Academy
  • TV: The Canadian Conspiracy, The Rocket Boy, Grace Under Fire

Interviews

Dave Thomas appeared on The Hour [May 2007]
IGN FilmForce interview with Dave Thomas, and 10 Questions
Dave Thomas talks to Dave Coulier about SCTV and other stuff
Talks to Nick Digilio on Nick at Night about SCTV, Strange Brew, and more (Interview [Real Audio])
Talks to Elvis Mitchell on The Treatment [Aug 2004]

Mary Charlotte Wilcox

Pre SCTV

SCTV

  • Series 5-6

While never credited as a full cast member, Wilcox first appeared at the tail end of Cycle 3 and, with the departure of Catherine O'Hara from the cast, was soon appearing in fairly significant roles, often opposite Andrea Martin, most notably as Melonville Calendar guest Idella Voudry.

Characters

Impersonations

After SCTV

Idella Voudry
Janet Halsey (DOTW)

Strange Brew
Andrea Martin ...Together Again
Maniac Mansion

Post SCTV

  • Movies: Strange Brew
  • TV: Maniac Mansion

 

Recurring Players

Writers and favorite players frequently returned to reprise roles.

Dick Blasucci - Writer Dick Blasucci made frequent appearances as minor characters on the show, and had one recurring character, Chuck, who happened to be a dead ringer for Wayne Cochran. Blasucci was also a member of the Wally Hung Trio.

Juul Haalmeyer - SCTV's wardrobe artist, Juul also led the Juul Haalmeyer Dancers, non union dancers most often seen in Lola Heatherton's blockbuster specials. The dancers included at various times Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis and writers David Flaherty, Dick Blasucci, Doug Steckler, Bob Dolman, Chris Cluess (among others).

John McAndrew - another writer who made frequent appearances on the show, and as lead in the odd sketch.

Paul Flaherty - Joe's brother Paul was another writer on the show, and appeared as Count Floyd's sidekick The Pittsburg Midget. Paul was also a member of the Wally Hung Trio.

Mike Short - Martin's brother Mike, another writer, was a regular in the final series, appearing as Mike the Bartender on Happy Hour.

Jayne Eastwood - In addition to reprising her role in Goin' Down the Road for Garth, Gord, Fiona and Alice, Eastwood appeared in sketches throughout, in parts such as Greta Kubler Cooke, moderator for Philosophers at Work, and Madelaine in The Long Hard War. Eastwood was also a member of the first Second City Toronto cast in 73, and now appears with Women Fully Clothed along with Robin Duke.

Ron James - A Second City cast member, James appeared frequently in series 5 and 6 in supporting roles.

Kathy Laskey - Another Second City cast member, Laskey appeared in supporting roles in series 5 and 6.

Donald Cowper - Used for any sketch requiring adolescents in series 1.

 

Lists

Cast Members Who Impersonated the Same Person

Robin Duke and John Candy - Shelley Winters
John Candy and Rick Moranis - Don Rickles
John Candy and Dave Thomas - Richard Burton
John Candy and Dave Thomas - Orson Welles
Eugene Levy and Joe Flaherty - Yasser Arafat
Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis - Al Pacino (Dave in The Cruisin' Gourmet; Rick in The Godfather)
Rick Moranis and Andrea Martin - Woody Allen (In the same sketch; Andrea played Woody's ideal woman - a female version of himself)
Rick Moranis and Martin Short - Ringo Starr
Harold Ramis and Dave Thomas - Socrates
Andrea Martin and Robin Duke - Anne Murray
Andrea Martin and Mary Charlotte Wilcox - Pauline Kael
Catherine O'Hara and Tony Rosato - Roda Barret (Tony Rosato played her as Ronny Barret)
Catherine O'Hara and Robin Duke - Jane Fonda
Catherine O'Hara and Robin Duke - Tammy Bakker
Catherine O'Hara and Robin Duke - June Cleaver
Catherine O'Hara and Andrea Martin - Evelyn Woods (Andrea Martin played her as Evelyn Wolf)
Catherine O'Hara and Martin Short - Katharine Hepburn (Short didn't do Hepburn until joining SNL)
Catherine O'Hara and Martin Short - Elizabeth Taylor (Short didn't do Taylor until his Martin Short Show in 94, possibly sooner, but not on SCTV)

Family Relations

Characters created as relatives of other pre-existing characters

John Candy - Skip Shanks brother of Tommy
Joe Flaherty - Mr Grimley Ed's father
Eugene Levy - Sonny Caballero Guy's son
Andrea Martin - Connie Caballero Guy's daughter
Andrea Martin - Edna Boil Edith Prickley's sister
Andrea Martin - Debbie Devillbis Yolanda's daughter
Andrea Martin - Priscilla Todd Gerry's wife
Rick Moranis - Jerome Slirrup brother of Mel
Rick Moranis - Skip Bittman brother of Bobby
Rick Moranis - Ricky Caballero Guy's son
Catherine O'Hara - Whitey Fisher wife of Gil
Dave Thomas - Fred Scutz Carl's brother

Obscure Impersonations

Impersonations of friends or behind-the-scenes crew

Rick Moranis - Lenny Schectman is producer Barry Sand (although the name is from makeup artist Beverly Schectman)
Rick Moranis - Sunbright ad executive is producer Peter Calabrese
Rick Moranis - Larry Siegel is producer Joel Silver
Dave Thomas - Charlie from Charlie's Kitchen is Martin and writer Michael Short's dad, whom he had never met
Dave Thomas - Red Rooster is producer Al Rucker
Dave Thomas - Ennio Gordetsky, host of Revenge, is writer Eddy Gordetsky
Joe Flaherty - Dick Bedlow is Canadian sports columnist Dick Beddoes
Catherine O'Hara - Sunbright ad executive is producer Nancy Geller
Sammy the Goose - Sammy the Goose is Garfield Goose, from a WGN Chicago puppet show