He was my first TV crush and I never really knew his name at the time but he was in a short lived TV show in 1974ish called 'Here We Go Again'...a comedy about divorced couples.
I came across his name looking for something else on the internet and bells rang across the decades.
He used to appear on a lot of game shows in the 70s. Here he is on Tattletales @ link.
One of my first celebrity crushes, long before I understood what it meant.
He was sex on a stick in the 70s!!
He was the guest star on The Rockford Files shown today on MeTV, which is why I found this thread. His character was a blackmailer and the murder victim which Rockford was suspected of killing. He was really sexy, but all of the pants which he wore did not fit well, including swim trunks. For one thing, the waist on all of them was several inches above the navel, the way old men used to wear them.
He reminds me of Sal Romano from Mad Men
I, too, thought he was dead until I realized I was confusing him with Dick Shawn, who died fairly young.
I used to confuse him with George Hamilton.
HYMIE!!!!! HE WAS FUCKING HOT.
It was alluded to in R4, but no one has actually mentioned that he was the original Broadway Conrad Birdie.
Except at r14.
How does he pronounce his surname?
R33 OOPS! Sorry I missed that.
Eldergay @ R32
I've always heard go-tee-AY. That's how it would be in French, anyway.
And that's how he pronounces it, R36.
Has it been pointed out that his late wife played Sgt. Carter's girlfriend on Gomer Pyle?
He had a hairy chest, right?
I may be mistaken but I remember Dick Gautier doing soft core porn at one point in his career. I'm pretty sure it was him though. Great body.
He wore so much eyeliner he eventually went blind. Today, Dick is a blind painter.