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Joey Forman
Credits
Role Hoho
Biographical Information
Birthdate November 18, 1929
Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death Date December 9, 1982 (age 53)
Death Place Los Angeles, California, United States[1]

Joey Forman played Hoho, the star of Tabitha's favorite television program, in the third season episode, "Ho Ho the Clown" (1967).

Biography[]

Joey Forman was an American comedian and comic actor. He first attracted attention in Las Vegas as the opening act for Mickey Rooney. He also co-starred in Mickey Rooney's 1954–1955 NBC sitcom The Mickey Rooney Show: Hey, Mulligan, as Mickey's best friend, Freddy.

Forman was considered a standard Borscht Belt comic, and he performed standup comedy both live and on television (including shows like The Hollywood Palace). He also took on comedic roles in movies and on television. Forman appeared in two episodes of The Monkees, first as jealous kids show host "Captain Crocodile" in an eponymous episode, then as Asian criminal "Dragonman" in "Monkees Chow Mein". He also appeared in three Get Smart episodes, including two episodes as "Harry Hoo", a parody of Charlie Chan. He also appeared in the final episode of the first season of M*A*S*H as a touring comedian performing for American troops in the Korean War.

Forman died in 1982 from pulmonary fibrosis. He was 53.[2]

References[]

  1. Joey Forman on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on February 16, 2020.
  2. Joey Forman memorial by John on Findagrave.com, July 14, 2012. Retrieved on February 29, 2020.
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