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
Became very popular on the TV talk show circuit due to his wit and wisdom. He made several appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson which helped put his comedy album "Heavy!" on the map. He performed a special version of "Fat Man's Prayer", and sold over over 60,000 the following week. Other cuts included "A Word to the Wide" and "We're the Most".

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.

Was highly regarded as a gourmet chef.

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