Freddie - Netflix

A successful chef living in Chicago inherits three generations of family: his niece, his sister-in-law, and his grandmother; and learns to survive living with three very different women.

Freddie - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2005-10-12

Freddie - Freddie Prinze - Netflix

Freddie James Prinze (; born Frederick Karl Pruetzel; June 22, 1954 – January 29, 1977) was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Prinze was the star of NBC-TV sitcom Chico and the Man from 1974 until his death in 1977. Prinze is the father of actor Freddie Prinze Jr.

Freddie - Career - Netflix

Prinze worked at several comedy clubs in New York City, including The Improv and Catch a Rising Star, where he introduced himself to audiences as a “Hunga-rican” (part Hungarian, part Puerto Rican), despite the fact that his father was a German immigrant of no Hungarian ancestry, and his mother was of Puerto Rican ancestry. Prinze's son Freddie, Jr has stated that his father was half German/half Puerto Rican many times. This is also verified by Census records, as well as Prützel/Pruetzel family accounts. For the sake of his budding comedic career, he changed his surname to “Prinze”. He chose this name because, according to his friend David Brenner, Prinze originally wanted to be known as the King of comedy but Alan King already had that last name and sobriquet, so he would be the Prince of comedy instead. During 1973, Prinze made his first television appearance on one of the last episodes of Jack Paar Tonite. In December 1973, his biggest break came with an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Prinze was the first young comedian to be asked to have a sit-down chat with Carson on his first appearance. Prinze appeared on and guest-hosted The Tonight Show on several other occasions. He also appeared on The Midnight Special to perform his comic routine. From September 1974 until his death in January 1977, Prinze starred as Francisco “Chico” Rodriguez in the NBC TV series Chico and the Man with Jack Albertson. The show was an instant hit. Prinze made several appearances on The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts, most notably the roasts for Sammy Davis Jr. and Muhammad Ali. In 1975, he released a comedy album that was taped live at Mr. Kelly's in Chicago titled Looking Good—his catch phrase from Chico and the Man. In 1976, he starred in a made-for-TV movie, The Million Dollar Rip-Off. Prinze had a little-known talent for singing, examples of which could be heard in the background of the title song of the Tony Orlando and Dawn album To Be With You, in his appearances on their variety show, and on rare occasions on his own sitcom. About four months before his death, Prinze had signed a multi-year deal with NBC worth $6 million over five years.

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