Scatman Crothers

Benjamin Sherman „Scatman” Crothers (May 23, 1910 – November 22, 1986) was an American actor, singer, dancer and musician known for his work as Louie the Garbage Man on the TV show Chico and the Man and as Dick Hallorann in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, the latter of which earned him the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was also a prolific voiceover artist, and provided the voices of Meadowlark Lemon in the Harlem Globetrotters’ animated TV series, Jazz the Autobot in The Transformers and The Transformers: The Movie, the title character in Hong Kong Phooey and Scat Cat in the animated Disney film The Aristocats (1970).

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