Vic Tayback
Vic Tayback
Vic Tayback appeard as Turhan, the secretary/valet for Princess Tarji of

Pakuait, whom Jeannie is supposed to kill in honoring an ancient sworn blood oath between her and the princess's family in "This is Murder" in Season 1.

General Information:
Sex: Male
Born in: Brooklyn, NY, U.S.
Died in: Glendale, CA, U.S.
Series/character information
Appeared on/in: I Dream of Jeannie
Character played/
Appeared as:
Turhan in This Is Murder in Season 1

Vic Tayback (born January 6, 1930 – died May 25, 1990) appeared on I Dream of Jeannie as Turhan, the secretary and valet for Princess Tarji on Paukuit, whom Tony is enlisted by Dr. Bellows, by order of General Petersen to show around Cocoa Beach as an escort while she visits NASA and the area, and also whom Jeannie is supposed to kill in honoring an ancient sworn blood oath between her and the princess's family in the episode "This Is Murder" in Season 1.



Vic in the role he made famous, Mel Sharples, fry cook/owner of Mel's Diner, in both the 1974 Oscar winning film "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore", then on the CBS-TV sitcom series "Alice".

Tayback appeared in dozens of films and stage productions, but the role of his career was Mel Sharples on the long-running CBS-TV series Alice, which he played from 1976 to 1985. It brought him two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy Award nomination for best supporting actor.[1]

Vic's many big screen appearances include the films Papillon, Bullitt, The Cheap Detective and Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, which was the basis for the television series Alice. After making his television debut in 1958, he appeared in scores of shows, including Star Trek, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Bonanza. Amongst his numerous voice over works, include his role as Carface in All Dogs Go To Heaven


Vic died of sudden heart attack at his home in Glendale, California at the age of sixty in 1990. [1]


External links

IMDb logo Vic Tayback at the Internet Movie Database

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