Beach, Scott

Scott Beach
Scott Beach (born Alvin Scott Beach) was born on January 13, 1931 to Marcus H. Beach (a Broker) and Thelma M. Beach (née Thompson) in Portland, Multnomah, OR, US.  He had two brothers, Marcus and Alvin, and a sister, Donna.

 "He used to say, 'I am more than an intersection in the Marina.'" (referring to the name of the two streets downtown, Scott and Beach) and he was a regular at North Beach and a D (Classical music station).

Scott had appeared on a show that was probably rarely seen outside the San Francisco area.  It was taped there and was hosted by Jim Lange (The Newlywed Game in which Scott was an announcer).  The show was called "Oh My Word".  There were two contestants, mostly regular folks, though they used celebrity guests toward the end of their run.  The contestants had to listen to a word, listen to the panelists give their definition of the word, and then had to figure out which panelist had the correct definition.  Scott had an uncanny and tremendously convincing knack of making a false meaning sound believable and the true meaning sound like it was a complete fabrication. 

Original member of Improv Comedy Troup "The Committee" in San Francisco, CA in mid '60's.

Scott was also skilled in building, by hand, Renaissance instruments such as the Dulcimer and the Hurdy-Gurdy.

Scott Beach died on February 13, 1996 in San Francisco, CA.


Film
Getting Even with Dad~1994 - Wino
Mrs. Doubtfire~1993 - Judge
Tucker: The Man and His Dream~1988 - Floyd Cerf
Stand by Me~1986 - Mayor Grundy
To Be or Not to Be~1983 - Narrator
Right Stuff, The~1983 - Chief Scientist
Out~1982 - Sailor
Deadly Drifter~1982 -
Breach of Contract~1982
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash~1981 - Harry
Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!)~1980 (voice) - Announcer/Ticket Taker/Passport Checker/Tennis Judge/Waiter/Taxi Driver/Car Rental Worker

Star Wars~1977- (uncredited) Stormtrooper voice "The Death Star plans are NOT in the main computer.."

Grizzly & the Treasure, The~1975 - Narrator
Bizarre Devices~1973  Radio Host
American Graffiti~1973 - Mr. Gordon (see Actor Connections - Film)

Making of 'Silent Running', The~1972 - himself/Narrator
Two is a Happy Number~1972 (as A. Scott Beach) - Amy's Lawyer Frawley King
THX 1138~1971 - Announcer (see Actor Connections - Film)
Bullitt~1968 - (uncredited) Killer
Grizzly and the Treasure~1975 - (uncredited) Narrator
Grizzly and the Treasure/Rugged Gold~1975 - Narrator

Film Thanks
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt~1989 (special thanks)

TV
Midnight Caller~1988 -  Vinnie Delano in Three for the Money
Blacke's Magic~1986 - Pemberton in Breathing Room (pilot)
Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', The~1981 (TV) - Narrator
She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown~1980 -Voice of Coach/Announcer
Garfield~1980- First voice of Garfield in the commercials and test animations.

You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown~1979 - Voice of Announcer
Newlywed Game, The~1966 - (uncredited) Voice of Announcer (*see Miscellany below)
Oh My Word (from San Francisco!)~1965?1968?) - Guest Star Panelist (2 appearances in 1968 says one source)





Albums/CD's/Music
Religion and Politics (Novelty song)
Fair Use: The Story of the Letter U and the Number 2~1995 - Contributing source
Dr. Demento's Dementia Royale~1980 - (compilation)
Bicentennial Salute to the American Truck Driver~1976 (single)
Herbie Hancock's Crossings~1972 - voice on Quasar  (Track 1 Side 2)
The Committee~1963 - Cast album released with the added sketch "Pavlov" Beach plays the Visitor.  Sketches in which Beach appears on side 1 of the album:
     Interviews
     Liberal's Song
     America's Definitive Poems
     The Doctor
     Oratorio

Radio
KKHI~1993 - Light Classical Host
KSFO Radio - Host Classical (1960's - 1970's) and in "the Grotto" (late night)
The Trial Of The Century?
Religion and Politics Ya-Ta-Ta! Ya-Ta-Ta!~1979 (6/10/79)
Samuel Cristler conducts Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat~ - Narrator


Theatre/Live Performances
Facade~1995/6? - Narrator (Sierra Chamber Society performance at the Regional Center in San Francisco, CA)
Committee, The~1964 - comedic performer (Henry Miller's Theatre, New York, NY) (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
    Sketches:
    "The Party" - Scotty Pritikin/Dr. Benway/Ron Wunder
    "Blue Valley, Calif. PTA" - Dr. Ernest/Governor/Public Opinion/Babs's Husband/Cello

Books
Musicdotes~1977 (excerpts from this book appear in William Luce's Bravo, Caruso!: A Play)


Video Games
Psychic Detective~1994 - Drunk Inmate
All-Star Baseball (aka RealSports Baseball)~1983 - voices the words: "Yer Out", "Ball", "Foul", "Foul Ball", "Walk", and "Home Run"

Miscellany
1991 - Narrated the "Golden Gate Discovery Tour" Golden Gate National Park

1987 - Hosted the Artist's Society International event/awards ceremony  in San Francisco, CA

1986 -Was Master of Ceremonies at the Gay Games II: Closing Ceremony

1980 - Was the voice of Garfield when the character made his first animated appearance on TV, which was later voiced by Lorenzo Music.

1979 - After Harvey Milk's assassination Beach became a candidate for supervisor (or mayor?) of San Francisco.

Mr. Beach is related to the author Neva Beach, who also was an announcer in THX-1138

1966 - Was originally hired as host of the Newlywed Game by Chuck Barris. Beach was hired to warm up the audience. On his first day, Beach sang anti-Vietnam was songs...the next day he was let go.

Lord Mayor of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Marin County, CA annually.

Lord Mayor of the Old English Christmas Feast and Revels

No comments: