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Avery Schreiber

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Occupation  Actor, comedian
Years active  1964–2001

Name  Avery Schreiber
Role  Comedian
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Full Name  Avery Lawrence Schreiber
Born  April 9, 1935 (1935-04-09) Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died  January 7, 2002, Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse  Rochelle Issacs (m. 1962–2002)
Children  Joshua Schreiber, Jenny Schreiber
Parents  George Schreiber, Minnie Schreiber
Movies and TV shows  Galaxina, Match Game, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, My Mother the Car, Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Similar People  Jack Burns, William Sachs, Elaine Joyce, Mel Brooks, Fannie Flagg

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Avery Lawrence Schreiber (April 9, 1935 – January 7, 2002) was an American comedian and actor. He was a veteran of stage, television, and film.


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Life and career

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Schreiber was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Minnie (née Shear) and George Schreiber. He started his career in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre. He joined The Second City and later teamed with Jack Burns to form the comedy team of Burns and Schreiber. They recorded several comedy albums and appeared on numerous television series.

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Schreiber is remembered for his many Doritos ads in the 1970s, as well as his appearances on classic television series. He was easily recognizable for his trademark bushy moustache, curly hair, and comedic reactions. In 1965, Schreiber played the role of Captain Manzini on My Mother the Car.


In the summer of 1973, he co-hosted the ABC comedy show The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour.

Schreiber was a regular guest star on the situation comedy Chico and the Man. He was also a frequent guest on the game show Match Game and a guest in a first-season episode of The Muppet Show (written by former partner Jack Burns, whom he mentioned during a stand-up routine in the episode).

Avery continued to work in film, television and the Theater, as well as teach improvisational theater technique up until the time of his death. He taught master classes at The Second City in Chicago and Los Angeles, and also taught out of his home.


In 1994, Schreiber suffered a heart attack, resulting from complications of diabetes. Though he survived triple bypass surgery, he never fully recovered. He died of another heart attack on January 7, 2002, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.


In 2003, the Avery Schreiber Theatre was founded in North Hollywood, California. In 2013, the Avery Schreiber Theatre changed its name to The Avery Schreiber Playhouse with the blessing of Rochelle Isaacs Schreiber (Shelley), Avery's wife. It is located at 4934 Lankershim Blvd in the NoHo Arts District.


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