Actor Eddie Barth

Eddie Barth (September 29, 1931 – May 28, 2010; born Edward Michael Bartholetti) was an American actor. Barth earned the nickname Mr. Gravel for his raspy vocals in his voiceover work.


Early life

Barth was born Edward Michael Bartholetti in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Barth portrayed Myron Fowler, the owner of Peerless Detectives, a rival detective agency in 38 episodes of the television series Simon & Simon between 1981 and 1989. Barth also portrayed a police lieutenant on the series Shaft and ppeared in regular roles on Night Court; Murder, She Wrote; Civil Wars and Stone.

Barth’s most well-known voiceover commercial work was for an advertising campaign for Miller Lite during the 1980s. Barth closed the Miller Lite television commercials by reading the slogan “Lite Beer from Miller. Everything you always wanted in a beer. And less.”. His other voiceover credits included Superman: The Animated Series, Osmosis Jones in 2001, and the 1998 film Babe: Pig in the City.

Eddie Barth died of heart failure at his home in Los Angeles on May 28, 2010 at the age of 78.



Year Title Role Notes
1971 Bananas Paul credited as Ed Barth
1971 Shaft Tony credited as Ed Barth
1971 Made for Each Other Ronnie
1974 The Super Cops Detroit Hitman / Driver uncredited
1977 Thunder and Lightning Rudi Volpone credited as Ed Barth
1979 The Amityville Horror Agucci
1979 Boardwalk Eli Rosen
1980 Fame Angelo
1987 Born in East L.A. Lester
1990 Twenty Dollar Star Joe Hogan
1991 Rover Dangerfield Champ (voice)
1994 Mr. Write Dad
1994 Killing Obsession Limo Dispatcher
1998 Babe: Pig in the City Nigel / Alan (voice)
2001 Osmosis Jones additional character voices


Year Title Role Notes
1963 The Twilight Zone Sailor episode: “The New Exhibit”; credited as Ed Barth
1967 Cimarron Strip 2nd Man episode: “Broken Wing”; credited as Ed Barth
1967 The F.B.I. Bossio, Taxi Driver episode: “Overload”; credited as Ed Barth
1967 The Invaders Cab Driver episode: “The Believers”; credited as Ed Barth
1969 Judd, for the Defense Customs Clerk episode: “An Elephant in a Cigar Box”; credited as Ed Barth
1969 Mannix Foreman episode: “The Sound of Darkness”; credited as Ed Barth
1970 Then Came Bronson Foreman episode: “Still Waters”; credited as Ed Barth
1973 Honor Thy Father Grocer TV movie; uncredited
1973–1974 Shaft Lt. Al Rossi 7 episodes
1974 The Streets of San Francisco Ed Cooper episode: “Cry Help!”
1974 It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Guy Sgt. Riggs TV movie; credited as Ed Barth
1975 Cannon Paddy Chabreau episode: “Missing at FL307”; credited as Ed Barth
1975 Barney Miller Detective DeLuca episode: “Stakeout”; credited as Ed Barth
1975 Baretta Al Velance episode: “Ragtime Billy Peaches”; credited as Ed Barth
1975 The Orphan and the Dude Sam Brodsky TV movie; credited as Ed Barth
1975 Matt Helm Taffy episode: “Double Jeopardy”; credited as Ed Barth
1975 Kojak Joe Torrey episode: “A House of Prayer, a Den of Thieves”; credited as Ed Barth
1976 Joe and Sons Pelekoudas episode: “Jimmy Flynn’s Wake”
1976 Popi Cop episode: “Love Letters”
1976 Rich Man, Poor Man Papadakis 2 episodes; credited as Ed Barth
1976 Amelia Earhart Sid Isaacs TV movie
1977 The Bionic Woman Saul episode: “Once a Thief”; credited as Ed Barth
1977 Kingston: Confidential episode: “The Boston Shamrock”; credited as Ed Barth
1977 Husbands and Wives Harry Bell TV movie
1978 C.P.O. Sharkey Fowler episode: “Tell It to the Marines”
1978 Husbands, Wives & Lovers Harry Bellini 10 episodes
1979 The Man in the Santa Claus Suit Babyskin TV movie
1980 Alice Ernie ‘Rocky’ Rockwell episode: “Auld Acquaintances Should Be Forgot”
1980 Jimmy B. & André Tassos TV movie
1980 Stone Vandis 4 episodes
1980 Ethel Is an Elephant Harold Brainer TV movie
1980 Number 96 Lou Sugarman episode: “Roger Moves In”
1981 The Incredible Hulk Sam Brandes episode: “Patterns”
1981 Hill Street Blues Tanner episode: “Jungle Madness”
1981–1988 Simon & Simon Myron Fowler / Max 38 episodes
1982 T.J. Hooker Singer episode: “The Protectors”
1983 The Paper Chase Lars episode: “Snow”
1984 Whiz Kids Gregg episode: “Watch Out!”
1984 Silver Spoons Dom episode: “The World’s Greatest Father”
1984 Lottery! episode: “Chicago: Another Chance”
1984 The Red-Light Sting Sam Hollander TV movie
1984 Challenge of the GoBots additional voices
1984 The Love Boat Joey Weasel Malone episode: “Only the Good Die Young/Honey Beats the Odds/The Light of Another Day”
1984–1987 The New Mike Hammer Ritchie / Mr. Monroe 6 episodes
1984–1994 Murder, She Wrote Richie Kanpinski / Bernie 3 episodes
1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Gino episode: “Car Wars”
1985 Magnum, P.I. Harry Granger episode: “Rapture”
1985–1992 Night Court Morty Fleckman / Blacky Buzzlick 3 episodes
1986 Perfect Strangers Examiner episode: “Baby, You Can Drive My Car”
1986 Blacke’s Magic episode: “Wax Poetic”
1986 ABC Weekend Special Sam Mateo Episode: “The Day the Kids Took Over”
1986 Life with Lucy Mr. Lawrence Mulgrew episode: “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do”
1987 Full House Lou episode: “Knock Yourself Out”
1987 The Law & Harry McGraw episode: “State of the Art”
1989 Doctor Doctor Raymond 2 episodes
1989 An Eight Is Enough Wedding Cabbie TV movie
1990 The Outsiders Skalka episode: “Carnival”
1991 James Bond Jr. voice
1992 Great Scott! episode: “Pilot”
1992–1993 Civil Wars Charlie Howell, Sr. 5 episodes
1993 Biker Mice from Mars Gorgonzola (voice) episode: “A Scent, a Memory, a Far Distant Cheese”
1995 Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan Mickey Rosen TV Movie
1996 Ink Sid episode: “The Sandwich”
1997 Superman: The Animated Series Detective Kurt Bowman (voice) 2 episodes
1997–2001 Men in Black: The Series voice of Frank the Pug 28 episodes
2002–2003 As Told by Ginger Louie / Referee 2 episodes

External Links

Actor Eddie Barth – Wikipedia

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