Gary Owens

Gary Owens

80 (passed away Feb. 12th, 2015)
May. 10th, 1934
Born in
Mitchell, South Dakota, USA
6' 3

Gary Owens' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Scooby-Doo Show TV Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
The Green Hornet TV Show
The Green Hornet
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In TV Show
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron TV Show
Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron
The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour TV Show
The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour
Dynomutt, Dog Wonder TV Show
Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
Perils of Penelope Pitstop TV Show
Perils of Penelope Pitstop
The Gong Show TV Show
The Gong Show
Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad TV Show
Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad
Hyper Police (JP) TV Show
Hyper Police (JP)
Roger Ramjet TV Show
Roger Ramjet
Games People Play TV Show
Games People Play

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


  • Honorary sheriff of Encino, California
  • Gary Owens was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1994.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Best remembered by the public as the on screen announcer on "Laugh-In" (1967).
  • Hosted his own offbeat radio show in Los Angeles in 1962 ("KMPC") and stayed for 20 years.
  • First job was delivering news as a teenager on radio in Mitchell, South Dakota.
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6743 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • Added to the insanity as the on-camera ("from beautiful downtown Burbank") hand-cupping-the-ear announcer with the inimitable, over-modulated voice on the cult TV slapstick romp _"Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" (1967)_ (qv) from 1968 to 1973.

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