Thursday, January 8, 2015

You Know the Voice: Henry Corden (1965)

Before succeeding Alan Reed as the voice of Fred Flintstone, Henry Corden was already well established as a character actor on radio & television, with too many credits to list here.

In 1965, Corden was cast as a German general on Hogan's Heroes. If I'm not mistaken, Corden would later work with series co-star Richard Dawson (Newkirk) on a project or two for Hanna-Barbera during the 70's. I think they might have done some work together on an episode of, say, Hong Kong Phooey, perhaps? Anyway, Corden's not the only one with Flintstones ties that has done Heroes. John Stephenson made several appearances in front of the camera, as various characters, and also did some voiceover work as one of Col. Hogan's Allied contacts under the code name, "Mama Bear". We'll see John down the line, but here's Henry, wearing an eyepatch for his role.......

2 comments:

magicdog said...

Monkee fans will know Corden as the boys' landlord, Charlie Babbit. He was the in many eps in the show's first season.

As a character actor and VA, he got around!

hobbyfan said...

I'll have to keep an eye for his Monkees appearances, then. Quite the busy guy, that one.