- Began acting in plays while in kindergarten.
- Served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
- Attempted to find work on Broadway for 13 years; then moved to Hollywood.
- Voiced the Great Gazoo on The Flintstones.
- Big break came in 1964 when he landed a regular role on The Danny Kaye Show.
- Appeared on The Carol Burnett Show for 10 years beginning in 1967 and won four Emmys.
- Appeared in four Mel Brooks movies, most notably as Hedley Lamarr in Blazing Saddles (1974).
- In later years, toured the U.S. with Tim Conway in a two-man comedy show.
- 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music: Nominee
- 1973, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement by a Supporting Performer in Music or Variety: Nominee
- 1969, Emmy — Special Classifications of Individual Achievements: Winner
- 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music: Nominee
- 1975, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
- 1974, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
- 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
- 1972, Golden Globe — Actor in a Supporting Role - Series or Television Movie: Nominee
- 1971, Emmy — Special Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual Achievement - Individuals: Winner
- 1972, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement by a Performer in Music or Variety: Winner
- 1974, Emmy — Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music Series: Winner
- Donna Elhart — Ex-wife
- Ellen Korman — Mother
- Maria Korman — Daughter
- Christopher Korman — Son
- Cyril Korman — Father
- Laura Korman — Daughter
- Deborah Fritz Korman — Wife
- Katherine Korman — Daughter
- Goodman School of Drama, Chicago, Illinois, United States (BFA in Acting, 1950)
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