- Bob Zmuda
Bob Zmuda occasionally portrayed Kaufman's
Tony Cliftoncharacter on stage and for television appearances (Zmuda has not confirmed the rumor that it was he and not Kaufman who appeared as Clifton on " Late Night with David Letterman").
In 1986, Zmuda founded the American version of "Comic Relief", an annual event that raises money to help the
homelessin the United States. The event was televised on HBO, and was hosted by comedians Robin Williams, Billy Crystaland Whoopi Goldberg.
In 1999, Zmuda wrote a book about Kaufman's life, entitled "
Andy Kaufman Revealed!", which purported to unveil many tricks and hoaxes that the two pulled off in front of audiences and television cameras in the 1980s. The book has been criticized by some of Kaufman's fans, as well as Kaufman's family, for inaccuracies which cast doubt on some of Zmuda's anecdotal claims.
Later that year,
Miloš Formandirected " Man on the Moon", the story of Kaufman's life. Zmuda created the "Tony Clifton" makeup for the film, and also made a brief appearance, portraying comedian Jack Burns, one of the producers, who gets into a brawl on stage during one of Kaufman's appearances on the 1980-82 ABC " Saturday Night Live"-like show, "Fridays". Zmuda was also "Man on the Moon"'s co-executive producer. On camera, the character of Bob Zmuda was played by Paul Giamatti. Stanley Kaufman, Andy's father, criticized Zmuda's influence on the film shortly after its release, writing in the form of Andy speaking from beyond the grave. [http://andykaufman.jvlnet.com/realmotm.htm]
Andy's Funhouse" (1977) TV
Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall" (1979) video
D.C. Cab" (1983) film
My Breakfast with Blassie" (1983) film
*"Comic Relief" (1986) cable TV special
Punchline" (1988) film
I'm from Hollywood" (1992) TV special
Man on the Moon" (1999) film
Andy Kaufman's Really Big Show" (1999) TV special
The Number 23" (2007) film
* [http://andykaufman.jvlnet.com/zmuda.htm Zmuda's "Revealed"—Revealed] Site documenting the inaccuracies in Zmuda's book.
* [http://www.splicedonline.com/features/zmuda.html Zmuda Interview] SPLICEDwire
* [http://www.filmcritic.com/misc/emporium.nsf/0/78e6ef02701f7b518825682600123be0?OpenDocument Zmuda Interview] filmcritic.com
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