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Chick Hearn

Journalist / Sports Commentator | * 11/27/1916 († 85, 08/05/2002) | Aurora (United States of America (USA))
Francis Dayle "Chick" Hearn (November 27, 1916 – August 5, 2002) was an American sportscaster who was the play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 41 years. Hearn is remembered for his rapid fire, staccato broadcasting style, associated with colorful phrases such as slam dunk, air ball, and no harm, no foul that have become common basketball vernacular. Hearn broadcast 3,338 consecutive Lakers games starting on November 21, 1965. Most of Hearn's games in the television era were simulcast on both radio and television, even after most teams chose to use different announcers for the different media. ()
Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Chick Hearn

Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Movies with Chick Hearn as Actor(20)

as Himself (archive footage)2015 Kobe Bryant's Muse
as Announcer2001 Longshot
as himself2000 Love & Basketball
as Basketball Announcer1998 Wrongfully Accused
as Basketball Announcer1993 Airborne
as NBA Announcer1992 White Men Can't Jump
as himself1990 Heart Condition
as The Announcer (voice)1987 Sport Goofy in Soccermania
as himself1986 Body Slam
as Booth Announcer/Himself1986 Body Slam
as Announcer1985 Volunteers
as Chick Hearn1985 Fletch
as Self - Reno Announcer1981 ...All the Marbles
as Radio Announcer (uncredited)1978 Heaven Can Wait
as Laker Sportscaster on Radio (voice, uncredited)1974 Busting
as Radio Announcer1974 The Gambler
as Announcer1968 The Love Bug
as Space-Burial Funeral Announcer1965 The Loved One
as Fight Broadcaster (voice)1957 Burden Of Truth

TV Shows/Series with Chick Hearn as Actor(19)


Full Name: Chick Hearn
Born: Monday, 11/27 1916 (November) in Aurora (United States of America (USA))
Died: Monday, 08/05 2002 (August) in Northridge (aged: 85)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Educated at: Marmion Academy
Other names for Chick Hearn (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Chickie Baby" (Nickname)
Chick Hearn frequently works together with these people:
Tress MacNeille (22x, Actress)
Ed Asner (10x, Actor)
Richard Anderson (9x, Actor)
Phil Hartman (9x, Actor)
Russi Taylor (8x, Actress)
David Silverman (7x, Crew)
Harry Townes (7x, Actor)
Al Jean (7x, Crew)
Dabbs Greer (6x, Actor)
Bruce Dern (6x, Actor)
Warren Beatty (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:711787, Added: 10/31/2018, Last updated: 06/09/2022