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Frank Buxton
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Frank Buxton

  

Frank Buxton (born February 13, 1930 in Wellesley, Massachusetts) is an American actor, television writer, author, and television director. In 1966 he teamed up with Hal Seeger in the animated cartoon series Batfink. Frank provided the voice for Batfink in all 100 episodes. He also voiced its recurring villain Hugo A-Go-Go. Frank co-wrote The Big Broadcast, a book on the golden age of radio; the book was co-written with Bill Owen, who succeeded Buxton as host of Discovery from 1966 to 1971. He also hosted the game show Get the Message for ABC in 1964, later to be replaced by Robert Q. Lewis. He also had movie roles in What's Up, Tiger Lily? and Overboard. For much of the 1970s, Buxton worked as a writer, producer and director for Paramount Television. He served as a story editor for the comedy anthology series Love, American Style, in addition to writing and directing episodes of The Odd Couple, Happy Days and Mork & Mindy. Buxton also created, wrote, produced and directed the television series Hot Dog for NBC, which starred Woody Allen, Tom Smothers, Jonathan Winters, and Joanne Worley. The series won a Peabody Award in 1970. In 1985 he provided the voice for Polly in The Romance of Betty Boop.

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