Charlie Brill - Loves that Per Deim

Charlie Brill - Loves that Per Deim

First Published: June 2000
Charlie Brill | Working Actor

Charlie Brill | Working Actor

Charlie Brill as Arne Darvin | "Star Trek" (1967)
Charlie Brill as Arne Darvin | "Star_Trek" (1967)
Charlie Brill as Arne Darvin | "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1996)
Charlie Brill | "Star Trek: Trials and Tribble ations" (1996)
Charlie Brill, Gary Coleman, Danny Cooksey | "Diff'rent Strokes" (1978)
Charlie Brill | "Silk Stalkings" (1991-1999)
Charlie Brill | "Silk Stalkings" (1991-1999)
Charlie Brill | "Silk Stalkings: TKO" (1994)
Charlie Brill | "Ellen: Too Hip For the Room" (1994)
Charlie Brill | "Silk Stalkings: Judas Kiss" (1994)
Charlie Brill, Mitzi Kapture | "Silk Stalkings" (1995)
Charlie Brill | "Silk Stalkings: Playing Doctor" (1996)
Charlie Brill | "Silk Stalkings: Exit the Dragon" (1997)
Charlie Brill | Working Actor
Charlie Brill & Joan Rivers
Charlie Brill & Mitzi McCall
Charlie Brill & Mitzi McCall
Charlie Brill & Mitzi McCall
Charlie Brill & Mitzi McCall
Charlie Brill & Mitzi McCall

Charlie Brill is what is known as a 'Natural Entertainer', in fact some believe that it's tough to say how much Charlie Brill is in show business and how much show business is in Charlie Brill. At just 11 years old, Brooklyn-born Brill bagged a day at grammar school, boarded a subway train, and bounded to Broadway to audition for "Peter Pan". He got the role of John - all before his 13th birthday. And like a fine wine, as he got older, he got better.

Charlie has managed to be successful in virtually every entertainment medium. In the theater, he went on to star in a myriad of productions and won the Drama-Logue Award for his performance as "Billy Einhorn" in "The House of Blues Leaves". In 1992, he won again for "Last of the Red Hot Lovers". His feature film credits include "Dead Men Don't Die", "Wishful Thinking", "Shark", and "Midnight Madness", among others. On television, Charlie's popularity grew as well. He has appeared on a score of series from "Candid Camera" to "Married....With Children" He was also a regular on the Fox television series "Totally Hidden Video"

Charlie completed seven seasons as Police Captain Harry Lipschitz on the Stu Segall produced, USA Cable series, "Silk Stalkings". Harry was a hypochondriac whose homocide beat was often spent popping antacid and mixing up doses of bromide. Captain Lipschitz was a tough cop with a weak stomach.

Luckily for Harry, behind every great man is a woman making him that way. Coincidentally, that woman is the same one for both Charlie Brill and his character, Harry Lipschitz. She is Mitzi McCall, Brill's wife and long time comedy team partner. "Fran is there to support Harry and help him find the light at the end of the tunnel", explains Brill, "especially when he is sure that light is an oncoming train."

Since the initial publication of the profile, Charlie has garnered parts on "Port Charles", "7th Heaven", "The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy", "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" on TV, and the feature "Limbo Lounge" where he played 'The devil'.

In real life, Charlie and Mitzi have given support to each other from the very beginning. They first met when Mitzi appeared at the Jerry Lewis Comedy Workshop at Paramount Studios in 1959. Charlie saw Mitzi's performance in a skit and told her he thought she was great. Soon after, Mitzi saw Charlie perform and returned the compliment. They decided that it would be wonderful to tell each other that every day and subsequently, they were married.

It wasn't long before they discovered that something they loved as much as being with each other was performing that way. They have traded comic banter on nearly every stage of every major nightclub in the country. In 1964, the duo appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show following a group of mop-haired, skinny boys from Liverpool, England who drove the young crowd wild. The Beatles had come to America and Charlie and Mitzi were part of television history in the making.

To keep family life "normal" during the busy time, Charlie and Mitzi packed up their young daughter, Jennifer, (now grown) and their pets and they rented a house wherever they were performing. "That way, we were always home" smiles Mitzi. That attempt at normalcy has made their marriage one that has endured longer than most almost any couple in Hollywood. When asked about the perfect formula - "The main thing is, no matter how many arguments we have during the day, we have never, ever gone to bed without starting another one!"

Charlie and Mitzi know that kind of lighthearted teasing is what has endeared them to each other and to audiences around the world for so long. and now that they have had the opportunity to work together on "Silk Stalkings", a whole new generation of fans have come to know it too!

Charlie Brill's advice to the aspiring actor:

There are two reasons I went into acting.
Love of the craft... and per deim."


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Charlie Brill's Credits
 2018 The Gray (Short)
 2015/II Retreat (Short)
 2010 Limbo Lounge

 2007 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (TV Series)

- Club Twin (2007) ... John

 2006 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (TV Series)
Irwin's Grandpa / Tired Artist

- The Secret Snake Club vs. P.E./King Tooten Pooten (2006) ... Irwin's Grandpa / Tired Artist (voice)

 2002 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Mr. Tallridges

- Holy War: Part 1 (2002) ... Mr. Tallridges
- Letting Go (2002) ... Mr. Tallridges

 2001 Port Charles (TV Series)
Tom Murphy

- Episode dated 11 December 2001 (2001) ... Tom Murphy
 2001 Joey Petrone: TV Cop (Short)

 2001 For Your Love (TV Series)

- The Replacements (2001) ... Briggs
 2000 Boys Life 3
Winkler (segment "Inside Out")

 1993-1999 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Capt. Harry Lipschitz / Myron

- Noir: Part 2 (1999) ... Capt. Harry Lipschitz
- Noir: Part 1 (1999) ... Capt. Harry Lipschitz
- Dream Weavers (1999) ... Capt. Harry Lipschitz
- A Clockwork Florida Orange (1999) ... Capt. Harry Lipschitz
- Where and When (1999) ... Capt. Harry Lipschitz

 1998-1999 Suddenly Susan (TV Series)

- Oh, How They Danced: Part 2 (1998) ... Leon
- Oh, How They Danced: Part 1 (1998) ... Leon

 1998 Sliders (TV Series)
Barry Lipschitz

- Lipschitz Live! (1998) ... Barry Lipschitz

 1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Arne Darvin

- Trials and Tribble-ations (1996) ... Arne Darvin

 1996 Ellen (TV Series)
Del Shapiro

- Too Hip for the Room (1996) ... Del Shapiro
 1993 Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby (TV Movie) (voice)

 1993 FBI: The Untold Stories (TV Series)
Agent Moran

- Mary (1993) ... Agent Moran
 1993 I Yabba-Dabba Do! (TV Movie)
Additional Voices (voice)

 1992 Flying Blind (TV Series)

 1991-1992 Mother Goose and Grimm (TV Series)

- Puppy Love Story/Brotherhood of Ham (1992) ... Grimmy (voice)
- Expensive Taste/Lassie Swim Home (1992) ... Grimmy (voice)
- Funny Business/The Boogie Man (1992) ... Grimmy (voice)
- Ham Alone/Sheep Thrills (1991) ... Grimmy (voice)
- The Wickedest Witch/Motel Mutt (1991) ... Grimmy (voice)

 1991 Yo Yogi! (TV Series)

- Super Duper Snag (1991) ... (voice)
- Jellystone Jam (1991) ... (voice)
- Yo-Yogi (1991) ... (voice)
- Fashion Smashin! (1991) ... (voice)
- Huck's Doggone Day (1991) ... (voice)

 1991 They Came from Outer Space (TV Series)
Art Decko

- Animal Magnetism (1991) ... Art Decko
 1990/I Wishful Thinking
Marty Anderson

 1990 Married with Children (TV Series)
Eugene Bundy

- And Baby Makes Money (1990) ... Eugene Bundy
 1990 Deep Blood
Ben's Father
 1990 Dead Men Don't Die

 1990 Dragnet (TV Series)

- Housewife Hustler (1990) ... Bartender
 1990 Without Her Consent (TV Movie)
Court Clerk
 1989 W.B., Blue and the Bean (Video)
Alan (as Charles Brill)

 1989 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Henry Casano

- They Can't Take That Away from Me (1989) ... Henry Casano

 1989 Charles in Charge (TV Series)

- Chargin' Charles (1989) ... Jamal

 1988 The Munsters Today (TV Series)
Douglas Carswell CEO

- Corporate Munsters (1988) ... Douglas Carswell CEO
 1988 Bloodstone
Inspector Ramesh

 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)

- Witness for the Defense (1987) ... Rudy

 1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Robert DiNapoli

- It Ain't Over Till It's Over (1987) ... Robert DiNapoli (as Charles Brill)

 1985-1987 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Ron / Director

- Land of the Free (1987) ... Ron (as Charles Brill)
- Not Quite Mr. Right (1985) ... Director
 1986 The Malibu Bikini Shop
Sol Felderman (as Charles Brill)

 1986 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)

- They Shoot Hammers, Don't They? (1986) ... Suspect

 1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Jango Hart

- Wrong Number (1986) ... Jango Hart

 1985 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)

- Love on the Run (1985) ... Joe

 1985 E/R (TV Series)
Charlie / Pete the Bartender

- I Raise You (1985) ... Charlie
- Brotherly Love (1985) ... Pete the Bartender
 1984 Rituals (TV Series)
Blake Fine (1985)

 1984 Fame (TV Series)

- Stages (1984) ... Jennings

 1984 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Mr. Valente

- Double Play (1984) ... Mr. Valente

 1983 Lottery! (TV Series)

 1983 The Man Who Wasn't There
 1983 Off the Wall
Machine Shop Foreman
 1982 Young Doctors in Love
The Surgeons - Doctor Quick

 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Marty Willis

- Harts and Fraud (1982) ... Marty Willis

 1982 Nine to Five (TV Series)

- Herassment (1982) ... Fricano

 1981 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Solly Diamond

- King of the Beach (1981) ... Solly Diamond
 1981 Longshot
 1980 Pray TV
Dr. Ramirez
 1980 Seems Like Old Times
Court clerk (uncredited)

 1977-1980 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Artie Morgan / Dr. Harold Granger

- No Laughing Matter (1980) ... Artie Morgan
- Ann's Crisis (1977) ... Dr. Harold Granger
 1980 Midnight Madness
Jerry - Tenant #1
 1979 Young Love, First Love (TV Movie)
Mr. Quinlan

 1979 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)

- Bosom Partners (1979) ... Levy

 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)

- Superstar (1979) ... Robert
- Hail to the Chief (1979) ... Robert
- And a Cup of Kindness Too (1979) ... Robert
- Express to Terror (1979) ... Robert

 1979 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Mr. Smith

- Going, Going, Gone (1979) ... Mr. Smith
 1978 Libra (Short)
Herman (as Charles S. Brill)

 1978 CHiPs (TV Series)
Tow-Truck Driver

- Neighborhood Watch (1978) ... Tow-Truck Driver
 1978 Junior High School (Short)
Mr. Rhomboid (as Chickie Brewster)
 1978 Matilda
 1976 The Amazing Dobermans

 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Di Marco

- Pattern for Evil (1975) ... Di Marco

 1969 McQueen (TV Series)

 1968-1969 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Regular Performer

- Episode #2.26 (1969) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #2.24 (1969) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #2.23 (1969) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #2.21 (1969) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #2.20 (1969) ... Regular Performer
 1968 Blackbeard's Ghost

 1967 Star Trek (TV Series)
Arne Darvin

- The Trouble with Tribbles (1967) ... Arne Darvin

 1967 Good Morning, World (TV Series)
Milton Pervis

- Knits to You, Sir (1967) ... Milton Pervis

 1966 My Mother the Car (TV Series)

- Over the Hill to the Junkyard (1966) ... Baxter
 1961 A Cold Wind in August (as Charles Brill)

 1958 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Shivvy Brewster

- Closeup on Violence (1958) ... Shivvy Brewster (as Charles Brill)

 1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)

- The Duel (1958) ... Pina (as Charles Brill)

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