Arte Johnson Mid 70s - Never Before Seen Photograph
Arte Johnson (born January 20, 1929), full name Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson, is an American comic actor.
Johnson was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan and attended the University of Illinois, graduating in 1949 after working on the campus radio station and the U of I Theater Guild with his brother, Cos.
He initially sought employment in Chicago working for advertising agencies but left for New York to work for Viking Press. His first "show business" job came when he impulsively stepped into an audition line and was cast in a revival of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Before his big breakthrough in Laugh-In, he appeared in the satirical film The President's Analyst, putting in a comically chilling performance as a federal agent with a blindly obedient 'orders are orders' mentality.