Victor Buono Overview:

Character actor, Victor Buono, was born Charles Victor Buono on Feb 3, 1938 in San Diego, CA. Buono died at the age of 43 on Jan 1, 1982 in Apple Valley, CA .


Larger-than-life and with a sonorous voice, Victor Buono appeared in over 95 film and TV roles -- most notably as Edwin Flagg in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (for which he received a Supporting Actor Oscar Nomination), Sheriff Potts in Robin and the 7 Hoods, Big Sam in Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte, and Sorak in The Greatest Story Ever Told. He also played the villainous King Tut on the hit TV series Batman.

"Being on Batman allowed me to do something we actors are taught never to do: overact." -Victor Buono

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).



Although Buono was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1962Best Supporting ActorWhat Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)Edwin FlaggNominated

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Victor Buono Facts
In the late 1970s and in 1980, Buono played the memory-impaired Reverend Jim's millionaire father on "Taxi". In actuality, he was only eight months older than Christopher Lloyd, who played Jim. Buono's death in 1982 was written into the series with an episode about Jim's father passing away.

Was a frequent guest on talk shows, reciting his own original poetry. Ultimately, in 1971, he recorded some of this poetry on the album "Heavy" on a small label.

Will always be remembered by baby-boomers for his role as the villainous King Tut and Count Manzeppi on the "Batman" (1966) and "The Wild Wild West" (1965) TV series, respectively.

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