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Scatman Crothers

Scatman Crothers
Crothers performing in 1960
Personal information
Birth nameBenjamin Sherman Crothers
Birth dateMay 23, 1910
Place of birthTerre Haute, Indiana, United States
Date of deathNovember 22, 1986(age 76)
Death placeVan Nuys, California, United States
OccupationActor, dancer, musician, singer
Years active1932 1986
SpouseHelen Sullivan (1937 1986)

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Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1910 November 22, 1986) was an American actor, singer, dancer and musician known for his work as Louie the Garbage Man on the TV show Chico and the Man, and as Dick Hallorann in The Shining in 1980. He was also a prolific voiceover artist, and provided the voices of Meadowlark Lemon in the animated TV version of The Harlem Globetrotters, Jazz the Autobot in The Transformers, the title character in Hong Kong Phooey, and Scat Cat in the 1970 film The Aristocats.

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