Sunday, May 26, 2013

Walker Edmiston on Hal Smith

TV and movie actor Walker Edmiston died in 2007. He was a much beloved figure in the business best known for his many cartoon voices, like Ernie the Keebler Elf and Inferno in Transformers, for instance. Anyone who ever saw the TV-movie Trilogy of Terror (1975) will remember him as the voice of the Zuni fetish doll. Oh yeah, I know you remember that creepy little doll with a knife chasing poor Karen Black around the apartment.

Kevin Butler paid tribute to Walker Edmiston here. I stumbled upon an interview with Edmiston talking about the wonderful Hal Smith (The Andy Griffith Show). In the interview, Edmiston speaks about Smith's LA local kid show The Pancake Man and his role as Hollywood's Santa.