Bud Collyer (TV Actor) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Bud Collyer

Bud Collyer was an American radio actor/announcer who became one of the nation’s first major television game show stars. He is best remembered for his work as the first host of the TV game shows Beat the Clock and To Tell the Truth, but he was also famous in the roles of Clark Kent/Superman on radio and in animated cartoons, initially in theatrical short subjects and later on television.He also recorded a number of long-playing 33 1/3 R.P.M. record albums for children. Some of these had Bible stories, in keeping with his strong connections with his church & deep spirituality.

Born: Clayton Johnson Heermance, Jr, Jun 18, 1908, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Died: Sept 8, 1969, Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Alma mater: Williams College
Occupation: Radio Announcer/Game Show Host
Years active: 1940–1969
Spouse(s): Heloise Law Green (1936–1951) (divorced), Marian Shockley (1952–1969, his death)
Children: 3
IMDb: Bud Collyer’s IMDb

About Bud Collyer

Radio and game show host who hosted the show, Break the Bank.

Before Fame

He attended Fordham University.


He was the voice of Clark Kent a.k.a. Superman on the radio.

Family Life

He was married twice; his second marriage was to Marian Shockley.


He is famous for his work with radio, much like Garrison Keillor.

Information related to Bud Collyer

  • Male actors from Greenwich, Connecticut
  • American game show hosts
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  • Fordham University alumni

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Latest information about Bud Collyer updated on September 07, 2020.

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