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Created by  Hugh Wilson
Network  CBS
7.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Sitcom
Final episode date  12 May 1990
Writers  Hugh Wilson
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Written by  Richard Dubin Wayne Lemon Sid O. Smith Robert Wilcox Hugh Wilson
Directed by  Frank Bonner Richard Dubin Max Tash Hugh Wilson
Starring  Jon Cryer Alex Rocco Jane Sibbett Milton Selzer Josh Blake Erica Yohn
Theme music composer  Guy Moon Stephanie Tyrell Steve Tyrell
Cast  Alex Rocco, Jon Cryer, Jane Sibbett, Milton Selzer, Josh Blake

The Famous Teddy Z is an American sitcom that aired on CBS during the fall of 1989. The series was created by Hugh Wilson and inspired by the true story of Jay Kantor, who was a mailroom clerk at MCA and later became Marlon Brando's agent.


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The series starred Jon Cryer as Theodore "Teddy" Zakalokis, a young man working in a Hollywood talent agency in order to avoid being stuck in his Greek-American family's bakery. When Hollywood star Harland Keyvo (a caricature of Marlon Brando) meets Teddy Z, he is so impressed by his honesty that he makes him his new agent. The humor is derived from Teddy's innocent approach to the business, contrasted with the snake-like behavior of his fellow agents. The cast also included Jane Sibbett, Alex Rocco, Milton Selzer, Josh Blake, and Erica Yohn. Rocco's character, Al Floss, also made a crossover appearance on Murphy Brown, as the agent for several of that show's characters.

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The series pilot was seen to be far stronger than subsequent episodes, but the series received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including one for the pilot, and for Alex Rocco, who won an Emmy as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, but low ratings led CBS to drop it with five episodes unaired. It was later run in its entirety on Comedy Central in 1993 with episodes introduced by Rocco, and by Trio under the heading "Brilliant But Canceled."


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  • Jon Cryer as Theodore "Teddy" Zakalokis
  • Alex Rocco as Albert "Al" T. Floss
  • Josh Blake as Aristotle "Ari" Zakalokis
  • Tom LaGrua as Richard "Richie" Herby
  • Milton Selzer as Abe Werkfinder
  • Jane Sibbett as Laurie Parr
  • Erica Yohn as Deena Zakalokis
  • Guest Stars

  • Dennis Lipscomb as Harland Keyvo
  • Jack Armstrong as Marty Horn
  • Barry Corbin as Zed Westhymer

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