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Marty Ingels

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Birth date 
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupationactor, comedian, comedy sketchwriter, theatrical agent
Years activeearly 1960s-present
SpouseShirley Jones, 1977-present
ChildrenShaun Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy , Ryan Cassidy (stepsons); David Cassidy, step-son of Shirley Jones

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Marty Ingels (born March 9, 1936) is an actor, comedian, theatrical agent, and, by many, best known as the voice of many cartoon characters and commercials. Born Martin Ingerman in Brooklyn, New York, he is the son of Jacob and Minnie (née: Crown) Ingerman.

His voice-overs and commercials include those for Paul Masson wines, with his uniquely raspy voice. He played AutoCat in the Autocat and Motormouse cartoons featured first on The Cattanooga Cats and then in a series of their own, and was Beegle Beagle in The Great Grape Ape Show. His latest role was in Pac-Man (1982) as the title character. He previously acted in motion pictures and short-lived television series, such as the sitcom I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (1962 1963) with John Astin, which lasted one season of 31 episodes.

Ingels' acting career dates back to the early '60s and programs such as The Dick Van Dyke Show, on which he had a recurring role as an Army buddy of Rob Petrie, and has continued as recently as a 2010 episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 1960, he appeared twice as himself in NBC's short-lived crime drama Dan Raven, starring Skip Homeier and set on the Sunset Strip of West Hollywood.

But in recent decades, Ingels has worked less as an actor than as an agent, specializing in representing actors in celebrity endorsement ads. A deal for his contract to read for voice of Pac-Man in the cartoon was to be granted a Pac-Man arcade cabinet, which was delivered by truck to his home.

He has been married since 1977 to the actress and singer Shirley Jones.

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