Obituary: Charlie Callas

Actor Charlie Callas (b.1924) died on January 28. Callas appeared in Pete’s Dragon, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Amazon Women on the Moon and a variety of other genre films, usually with a comedy bent. He also appeared in several Mel Brooks films. One of his first television roles was on The Munsters and he later played of Sinestro in Legends of the Superheroes. Callas was also an amateur astronomer.

  1. Dave Locke — January 30, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    The LA Times obit described him as “a zany, character-oriented comedian”. Mel Brooks made a statement to The Times saying “He cost me a lot of money – it was almost impossible to finish a scene without the whole crew collapsing in laughter.”