THE ADVENTURES OF SINBAD THE SAILOR/UPN/1996 (Mute)
**(Oris Orhuero) Rongar, a black, knife-throwing mute sailor who
accompanied Sinbad the Sailor on his ancient mid-eastern voyages. He
had his tongue cut out for not betraying his brother.
ADVENTURES OF WILD BILL HICKOK/SYN/NBC/1951-58 (Vocal Cord
*(Andy Devine) Jingles, the shrill-voiced sidekick of US frontier
Marshal James Butler Hickok. Andy Devine's characteristic raspy
high-pitched voice was the result of a childhood accident when he
jabbed a curtain rod through the roof of his mouth. Andy Devine also
hosted the children's program ANDY'S GANG in the 1950s.
CONAN: THE ADVENTURER/SYN/1997-98 (Little Person & Mute)
*(Danny Woodburn/costar) Otli, the dwarf companion of the mighty
warrior Conan the Barbarian who traveled the ancient world in search
of adventure. Another member of the team was Zzeben, a bald, mute
gladiator played by Robert McRay.
DOLPHIN COVE/CBS/1989 (Mute)
**(Karron Graves) Katie Larson, a dolphin researcher's daughter who
hadn't spoken since her mother's death.
87TH PRECINCT/NBC/1961-62 (Deaf/Mute)
*(Gina Rowlands/costar) Teddy Carella, the deaf mute wife of New
York police detective, Steve Carella (Robert Lansing). Some critics
called her performance "magical." The characters were based on the
novel "Cop Haters" (1956) written by Ed McBain.
THE ERNIE KOVACS SHOW/CBS/NBC/1952-56 (Mute)
*(Ernie Kovacs) Eugene, a seemingly mute, blithe spirit of a man
dressed in a hat and tight fitting plaid jacket who wandered through
a menagerie of television visual and audio effects. He first
appeared on a 10/15/56 in a sketch called "Library Bit" where Eugene
opened the classic novel Camille and heard the sound of a delicate
FEELING FREE/PBS/1978 (Various Handicaps)
*30-Minute educational series designed to ease "mainstreaming" of
handicapped children into normal school systems and life. It
featured regulars performing in studios and on location.
THE JACK PAAR SHOW/NBC/1957-62 (Stutterer)
*(Jack Paar) Jack Paar, a popular late night talk show host,
stuttered badly as a child. Attempting to cure himself of this
embarrassing condition, he followed the advice of the ancient Greek
orator, Demosthenes (a stutterer) who cured himself by filling his
mouth with pebbles and making speeches to the sea. Having no seas
near Canton, Ohio, Paar made do with his living room and with
buttons from his mother's sewing basket. He later went to work at a
Michigan radio station at the age of 16 and began his climb up the
ladder to celebrity status. During highly emotional events Paar
exhibited traces of stuttering.
JESSE/NBC/1998-2000 (Artificial Mute)
**(John Lehr) John "Junior" Warner, a deep-thinking auto mechanic
who refuses to talk "until he can find a more efficient use of the
language." He broke his silence, later in the series.