Friday, August 5, 2022

Who Said That? ~ Gilbert Mack


Gilbert Mack was born Max Goldberg in New York City, New York on November 3, 1912. Mack was also an accomplished singer and had been a vaudevillian, a performer in Yiddish theater, and a character actor on radio and early television - with numerous appearances on such classic shows as “Dick Tracy”, “The Inner Sanctum”, “Tom Corbet Space Cadet”, “Theater Five”, “The Eternal Light”, “Yours Truly Johnny Dollar”, and “Suspense”. His versatility included perfecting his sound of a small dog, which won him the role of Asta, the terrier on “The Adventures of the Thin Man”, but unfortunately for Mack, the dog seldom appeared in the scripts! Mr. Mack returned to radio during the 1970s in Himan Brown’s “CBS Radio Mystery Theater”. He appeared in several episodes, including one in which he played a dog trained to kill.

On television, Mr. Mack was a character actor on such shows as “Hallmark Hall of Fame”, “The Naked City”, and “Car 54 Where Are You?”.

Mack was the U.S. voice of Mr. Pompus and Pauley Cracker in “Kimba The White Lion” and at that time was a member of Titan Productions, the New York troupe of voice actors who dubbed so many different shows, from “Gigantor” (he was Bob Brilliant) to “Godzilla”, in the 1960s. Other cartoon work to his credit includes “Astroboy”, “The Hungry Ghost”, “Johnny Jupiter” (he was the title character), “The New Adventures of Superman” (Mr. Mxyzptlk), and “The Superman/Aquaman Hour” (Hawkman).

He also was busy on records as well, and recorded numerous Little Golden Records as various Hanna Barbera characters. He also published records of his readings of two of Edward Lear's Alphabets.

He was married to Rose Eliezer (26 March 1939 - 20 August 2003. Mack died on December 5, 2005 in Lynbrook, Long Island, New York.

Gilbert Mack’s Euro-western dubbing:

Fistful of Dollars – 1964 [English voice of Antonio Moreno]

For a Few Dollars More – 1965 [English voice of Klaus Kinski, Kurt Zipps, Joseph Bradley]

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea Gilbert Mack was the English voice of Klaus Kinski in "For A Few Dollars More". I always thought Kinski did his own dubbing. How awesome is that!