Charlie Brill - Loves that Per Deim
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!
There are two reasons I went into acting.
Love of the craft... and per deim."
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Irwin's Grandpa / Tired Artist
Winkler (segment "Inside Out")
Capt. Harry Lipschitz / Myron
Additional Voices (voice)
Alan (as Charles Brill)
Douglas Carswell CEO
Ron / Director
Sol Felderman (as Charles Brill)
Charlie / Pete the Bartender
Blake Fine (1985)
Machine Shop Foreman
The Surgeons - Doctor Quick
Court clerk (uncredited)
Artie Morgan / Dr. Harold Granger
Jerry - Tenant #1
Herman (as Charles S. Brill)
Mr. Rhomboid (as Chickie Brewster)