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Arte-johnson

Arthur Stanton Eric "Arte" Johnson (born January 20, 1929 from Benton, Harbor, Michigan) is an actor and comedian best known for his work on Laugh-In, most notably the "Verrrry interesting" soldier and Tyrone F. Horneigh; he also appeared as the soldier on The Storybook Squares, a short-lived children's version of The Hollywood Squares, despite the fact that Laugh-In was not exactly a family-friendly series (a fact which was only magnified by its blooper reels).

From October 3, 1977 to April 21, 1978, Johnson hosted the NBC game show Knockout, of which he began each show with a short monologue followed by introducing the day's contestants. The format was revived in the United Kingdom from 1982-85 as Odd One Out hosted by Paul Daniels.

Wheel of FortuneEdit

Arte's connection is an interesting one: after Susan Stafford suffered an injury in September 1977, he filled in for at least one episode (probably the 30th) to promote Knockout, an extreme rarity in the American franchise; only Pat Sajak and Charlie O'Donnell can be said to have done it, albeit very briefly.

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