Avery Schreiber

Avery Schreiber

About Avery Schreiber

Avery Lawrence Schreiber (April 9, 1935-January 7, 2002) was an American comedian and actor. He was a veteran of stage, television, and film. Schreiber was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Minnie (nee Shear) and George Schreiber. He started his career in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre. He joined The Second City and later teamed with Jack Burns to form the comedy team of Burns and Schreiber. They recorded several comedy albums and appeared on numerous television shows. Schreiber is remembered for his many Doritos ads in the 1970s, as well as his appearances in classic television shows. He was easily recognizable for his trademark bushy moustache, curly hair, and comedic reactions. In 1965, Schreiber played the role of Captain Manzini on My Mother the Car.

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