Arte Johnson

A photo of Arte Johnson, actor and comedian.

He was best known as a versatile comedian on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, which ran from 1968 through 1973. This photo of him is as the character "Wolgang" - a "cigarette-smoking German soldier" who believed that World War II was still raging. His recurring comment was "verrrry interesting".

He also played a dirty old man - "Tyrone F. Horneigh" - to Ruth Buzzi's prim old spinster and the man who rode the tricycle, always falling over, as well as numerous other characters.

Before retiring in 2006, Arte performed in numerous guest spots as well as doing voice overs. Dying of cancer on July 3, 2019, he is survived by his wife and brother.
Date & Place: at Rowan and Martin Show in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States
Jan 20, 1929 - Jul 3, 2019

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RIP Mr. Arte Johnson . . . 1929 - 2019.
Jul 03, 2019 · Reply
Tracy TK
"Very inter-resting". RIP Arte
Jul 03, 2019 · Reply
Kristina Jeffries
My childhood memories include watching "Laugh-In" with my parents and sister.
Jul 03, 2019 · Reply
Johnny Jones
We have ways of making you talk.
Jul 04, 2019 · Reply
Jeff Higgins
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Pamela Commons
He lighten the cares of the world with his comedy ..RIP
Jul 04, 2019 · Reply
Dale Ogden
You brought much laughter too my life. Thanks.
Jul 04, 2019 · Reply
Robert B Lees
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Pam Fellers
He was hilarious
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Danny Perez
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Janine Banthrum
Rest in peace
Jul 04, 2019 · Reply
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Esther Evans
I loved this man even though I didn't know his name.....I spent all the years since 'Laugh-In', thinking Arte Johnson was the big blond sorry....RIP dear sir.....
Jul 04, 2019 · Reply
Helen Norvell
RIP. Thanks for the memories!!
Jul 04, 2019 · Reply
Debra Sokolowski
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Patricia Ragusa Mastrorio
I loved that character on Laughin. RIP
Jul 04, 2019 · Reply
Juliana McClung
He also played Jeff Sessions.
Jul 05, 2019 · Reply
Josepn Mastrorio
Very interesting
Jul 05, 2019 · Reply
Josepn Mastrorio
The original dirty old man
Jul 05, 2019 · Reply
Marlene Wells
Loved your characters!!!!
šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚ RIP šŸ’•
Jul 14, 2019 · Reply
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