Question: Who was the voice of ALF? Thanks for your time. — Mark H.
Televisionary: Magician and series co-creator Paul Fusco put words in the furry mouth of the titular ALF (an acronym for Alien Life Form) for the show, which ran on NBC from September 1986 to June 1990, Mark. He was also one of the three people who worked the puppet from beneath the set, which was raised off the ground and had hand holes in its floor.
If it sounds like a tough production to put together, it was. The shooting day often stretched to 18 hours by the time scenes were hashed out and former cast members have said how frustrating it was playing foil to a cat-eating puppet.
"I was hugely eager to have it over with," actor Max Wright (Willie Tanner) said in an interview last year. "It was hard work and very grim." Anne Schedeen (wife Kate Tanner) didn't paint any rosier a picture. "Believe me, there was no joy on the set," she said. "[I]t was a technical nightmare — extremely slow, hot and tedious.... The whole thing was a big, dysfunctional family."
But thanks for reading and thanks for your time, Mr. Mark. Ha!