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The Gong Show Movie (1980) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Chuck Barris

Writing Credits  

Chuck Barris ... (written by) &
Robert Downey Sr. ... (written by) (as Robert Downey)

Cast (in credits order)  

Robin Altman Robin Altman ... Red
Chuck Barris ... Himself
Brian O'Mullin Brian O'Mullin ... Bum
Jack Bernardi Jack Bernardi ... Violin Player (Elderly Man)
Satisfaction Satisfaction ... Singing Group
William Tregoe William Tregoe ... Winking Man
Harvey Alpert Harvey Alpert ... Trumpet Man
Mabel King ... Mabel
Lillie Shelton Lillie Shelton ... Mabel's Mama
James B. Douglas James B. Douglas ... Buddy Didlo
Harvey Lembeck ... Man in Steam Room
Ed Marinaro ... Man in Locker Room
Murray Langston ... The Unknown Comic
Melvin Presar Melvin Presar ... Himself
Steve Garvey Steve Garvey ... Himself
Jamie Farr ... Himself
Patrick Cranshaw ... Man Dying in Elevator (as Pat Cranshaw)
Cathleen Cordell ... Lady in Elevator
James Winburn ... Man in Cast (as Jim Winburn)
Bella Bruck Bella Bruck ... Nurse #1
Starr Hester Starr Hester ... Nurse #2
David Sheiner ... Dr. Jerry Queasley
Mae E. Campbell Mae E. Campbell ... Nurse in Lounge (as Mae Campbell)
Kate Howard Kate Howard ... Nurse in Lounge
Milton Delugg Milton Delugg ... The Hollywood Cowboys
Mark Z. Stevens Mark Z. Stevens ... The Hollywood Cowboys (as Mark Stevens)
Ray Neapolitan Ray Neapolitan ... The Hollywood Cowboys
Bill Neale Bill Neale ... The Hollywood Cowboys
Norman Blankenship Norman Blankenship ... Man Beating Woman
Donna Garrett ... Woman Being Beaten
Phillip Simms Phillip Simms ... Vito (as Philip Simms)
Vincent Schiavelli ... Mario Romani
Pat McCormick ... Himself
Patty Andrews ... Herself
Jaye P. Morgan ... Herself
Gene Patton Gene Patton ... Gene Gene The Dancing Machine
Gary Mule Deer ... Himself
Rip Taylor ... Restaurant Maitre D'
Darvy Traylor Darvy Traylor ... Cook
Ron Carr Ron Carr ... Stranger in Men's Room (as Ronald Carr)
The Bait Brothers The Bait Brothers ... Themselves
Roosevelt Grier ... Himself (as Rosey Grier)
Ed Holland Ed Holland ... Father Ed
Pat Francisco Pat Francisco ... Unknown Comic's Girlfriend
Merry Kay Cote Merry Kay Cote ... Chy
Della Barris Della Barris ... Herself
Bill Bridges Bill Bridges ... Himself
Rod Haase Rod Haase ... Wally
Augie Tribach Augie Tribach ... Hank
John Monks Jr. John Monks Jr. ... Tourist Man
Nora Denney ... Tourist Lady
Tony Randall ... Himself
Cloyce Morrow Cloyce Morrow ... Dr. Betsy Nolan
Cynthia Szigeti Cynthia Szigeti ... Diner Doll Sophie
Suzanne Kent ... Diner Doll Myrtle (as Suzanne L. Kent)
Phil Hartman ... Man at Airport with Gun (as Phil Hartmann)
The Vatican Four ... Themselves
Betsy Lynn Thompson Betsy Lynn Thompson ... The Siamese Connection (as Betsy Thompson)
Carol Gwynn Thompson Carol Gwynn Thompson ... The Siamese Connection (as Carol Thompson)
Kurt Abell Kurt Abell ... Count Banjola
Barry Cutler ... Monsiur La Poof
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Trixie Dejonge Trixie Dejonge ... Herself (uncredited)
John Dorsey John Dorsey ... Concert Pianist Act (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bobby Findley Bobby Findley ... Gong Show Band (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dana Glover Dana Glover ... Band Member (uncredited)
Joe Howard Joe Howard ... Gong Show Band (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lanny Morgan Lanny Morgan ... Gong Show Band (archive footage) (uncredited)
Kitten Natividad ... Performer (uncredited)
Steve Nave ... Celebrity Impressionist (uncredited)
Taylor Negron ... Blond-Haired Man Auditioning (uncredited)
Nicki Rae Nicki Rae ... Majorette (uncredited)
Larry Spencer Larry Spencer ... Larry (uncredited)
Manny Stevens Manny Stevens ... Gong Show Band (archive footage) (uncredited)
USC Trojan Marching Band USC Trojan Marching Band ... Marching Band (uncredited)
Walter Wonderman ... Himself (uncredited)

Produced by 

Budd Granoff ... producer
Linda Howard ... associate producer
Byron Roberts ... co-producer

Music by 

Milton Delugg

Cinematography by 

Richard C. Glouner ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Jacqueline Cambas
James Mitchell
Sam Vitale

Casting By 

Caro Jones

Art Direction by 

Robert Kinoshita ... (as Robert K. Kinoshita)

Set Decoration by 

Edward J. McDonald

Makeup Department 

Scott H. Eddo ... makeup artist (as Scott Eddo)

Production Management 

Byron Roberts ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

William H. White ... first assistant director
Jonathan Giles Zimmerman ... second assistant director (as Jonathan Zimmerman)

Art Department 

Horst Grandt ... property master
Charles R. Lipscomb ... lead man (as Chuck Lipscomb)
Tommy Tomlinson ... assistant prop man

Sound Department 

Gary Alexander ... re-recording mixer
Ken Dufva ... foley artist
Hank Garfield ... boom operator
Robert G. Henderson ... sound editor (as Robert Henderson)
Bill Marky ... sound mixer (as William Marky)
Don Minkler ... sound re-recordist

Stunts 

James Winburn ... stunt coordinator (as Jim Winburn)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Kenneth Adams ... key grip (as Ken Adams)
Lee Archer ... video tape operator
Monroe P. Askins Jr. ... camera operator
Tony Askins ... camera operator
Don E. FauntLeRoy ... camera technician (as Don Fauntleroy)
Brian Hartley ... best boy / electrician
Tony Ledger ... best boy grip (as Tony Leger)
Calvin Maehl ... gaffer
Joseph F. Valentine ... camera operator: Panaglide and aerials (as Joe Valentine)
Don E. FauntLeRoy ... first assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Ruth Goldberg ... additional casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Jack Spangler ... costume supervisor: men
Judy Truchan ... costumer: women

Editorial Department 

Ross Albert ... assistant film editor
Mary Andrews ... assistant film editor

Location Management 

Jeff Spitz ... location manager

Music Department 

Bob Badami ... music editor (as Robert Badami)
Chuck Bird ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department 

Alvin Greenman ... script supervisor

Transportation Department 

Wayne Roberts ... transportation co-captain
Wayne Stone ... transportation captain

Other crew 

Susan Chalfin ... assistant to producer
John Dorsey ... director: videotape sequences
Susana Ello ... assistant to director
Kenneth Hardy ... craft service
Wanda Mull ... production associate
Charles Sladen ... production accountant
Wanda Mull ... production coordinator (uncredited)

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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