Tom Poston

actor
Died: April 30, 2007 (Los Angeles, California)
Best Known as: actor in Steve Allen's "man on the street"

Emmy-winning actor who specialized in playing the comically clueless guy. The brilliant bumbler got his start as one of Steve Allen’s “Man on the street” interviewees. He was later shown as a spacey drunk in “Mork & Mindy,” and played a hapless handyman in “Newhart.” Poston also appeared on Broadway and in films including "Christmas With the Kranks," "The Princess Diaries 2," and "Cold Turkey."

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