Lloyd Battista (Actor)

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(05-14-1937 - ) Age 80

Lloyd Battista appeared on 43 episodes of CBS Radio Mystery Theater as well as movies.

He appeared in the following 96 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
05/07/1974 0087 The Suicide Club Russian roulette, anyone? A high stake gambler finds the game getting the better of him as his new club demands him to murder someone, or choose suicide.
03/10/1976 0445 I Thought I Saw a Shadow A scientist working on the development of an invisibility serum believes he has finally found it and uses himself as a test subject. However, things don't go as planned when instead of making him invisible, it separates him from his shadow. Once unleashed his shadow goes on a homicidal rampage that causes his estranged wife to fear for his sanity.
03/19/1976 0451 A Matter of Love and Death Having grown weary over sharing him with crazed fans, the wife of a legendary football player walks into a police precinct and confesses to his murder.
02/14/1977 0600 Stamped for Death A pair of greedy brothers inherits their father\'s priceless stamp collection upon his death. When the two bounders unwittingly misplace it, they make plans to swindle their elderly relatives out of theirs.
02/22/1977 0605 Jane Eyre A low-born governess falls in love with the lord of the manor in this classic tale of love and loss set in 19th century England. When she discovers he is wed to another, the poor woman flees her master and the mansion to make a new life for herself.
03/01/1977 0609 The Hound of the Baskervilles In this classic tale of mystery and terror, the notorious sleuthing duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the disappearance of a young lady, and its connection to the legend of a ghostly hound said to haunt the moors surrounding the Baskerville estate.
03/29/1977 0625 The Coldest Killer Completely enamored with her husband\'s business partner, a faithless wife and her lover scheme to dispatch the two hindrances to their affair: her nosy mother-in-law and her husband himself. 

04/22/1977 0639 The Prisoner of Zenda The coronation of a new king is disrupted when the king's brother drugs him. A distant relative who closely resembles the king steps in to take his place at the coronation.
04/29/1977 0643 Wuthering Heights The prodigal son returns to the family homestead bent on siezing control from the relatives that treated him poorly as a youth.
05/30/1977 0656 The Silent Witness A Hawaiian banker is haunted by a vision of an open grave in an American cemetary. His new assistant's wife brings back painful memories for him.
06/13/1977 0664 First Woman in Space The first woman in space returns to earth with an alien living within her --- an alien that will fight her for control of her body and survival in her new environment.
07/07/1977 0678 A Stranger Among Us A tale of UFO encounter, abduction, and subsequent hypnosis to recover the memories. A woman, arrested for auto theft, claims that she is the victim of an alien abuction. Supposedly based on a true story.
07/25/1977 0688 The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle The gift of a Christmas goose with a valuable jewel inside and an old hat send Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on the hunt for the goose's owner.
10/12/1977 0723 The Case of Chateau-Margaux A wounded horse is the only witness to the disappearance of a rich man and his nephew is apprehended for it. A mysterious case of costly wine might be his only salvation.
10/19/1977 0726 The Island on Silver Tree Lake A lady is forced to catch a boat ride to an island resort after an accident with her car. The island has a strange name and she ends up as an unwilling participant in a mystery.
11/11/1977 0739 We Meet Again The murderer recently apprehended by her husband turns out to be the wife's old flame. She is convinced of the man's innocence and feels guilty for having ditched him. She decides to take the investigation into her own hands along with a bit of help from her husband.
11/18/1977 0743 A Grain of Salt An enchanting Irish folk tale is repeated in America as a young Irish lady asks an Irish cop to help find her lost purse that contains an enchanted salt shaker. She also recounts how her father acquired the shaker from the ancient Old Man of the Stone back at home.
11/23/1977 0745 The Pinkerton Method The story of the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency and how they got started with nabbing train robbers with a pursuit in Missouri involving the death of an innocent railway worker.
12/07/1977 0751 Fire and Ice A tiff between a father and daughter on the choice of her suitor leads to an extremely taxing expedition for both the chosen candidates selected by the two. But the results throw even them into surprise!
12/28/1977 0760 The Missouri Kid Based on a real-life incident, this is the true tale of the investigation of the murder of a Pinkerton detective by his brother and another detective as they strive to bring the responsible bank robbers to court.
02/14/1978 0782 Revenge Is Sweet A life of crime, even in the past, can get you into trouble. A former swindler winds up in custody for a crime he did not commit. He tries to walk on the straight and the narrow once he is free by working in an athletic club. But a club member takes a dislike to him and frames him for stealing a purse. Finally driven over the edge, he is prepared to risk prison again to avenge himself.
02/17/1978 0784 The Church of Hell A nasty surprise awaits a couple as they return from their blissful holiday to find their tenant and caretaker killed by supernatural forces. They must fight the forces of Satan to save their home and hearth.
03/13/1978 0797 The Wheel of Life An ex-soldier runs into a former colleague he believed dead in Vietnam. Now the friend is an influential leader of an upcoming political movement and asks him to participate. He finds out that his friend's stupendous ascent was fated by the cosmos.
03/23/1978 0803 The Judas Kiss A misogynistic clairvoyant witnesses a woman murdering her boyfriend and subsequently, her husband.
03/31/1978 0808 Shark Bait An incorrigible gambler lays a diabolic plan to clear his debts by taking his bookie's aid to kill his own brother and aunt to get hold of their wealth.
05/18/1978 0835 Time Out of Mind A young student is beset by his family history when he meets with an accident. In a bizarre twist, he seems to journey through time and replaces his uncle during WWII. He must fulfill a task to aid his father.
06/09/1978 0848 A Long Way from Home Two buddies from Ohio enlist in the Union Army during the Civil War. They agree to stay together and look after each other in battle. But when the fighting gets hot and heavy, one cuts and runs while the other remains, mortally wounded. The consequence of that cowardice is dire.
07/18/1978 0866 The Absent-Minded League A French investigator is requested to aid with a case of counterfeiting. The detective is a dead ringer in personality to Sherlock Holmes.
07/27/1978 0871 The Cabinet of the Unsolved A small-time actor becomes a deceiver when he uses his talents to dupe rich poker players. But he winds up dead in a railway compartment without a ticket. As Scotland Yard investigates the case, they receive a mail from a man involved in the crime detailing the murder.
08/11/1978 0878 Doctor Eduardo A Mexican physician move into a little fishing village is welcomed by the villagers. But the chief's son takes an intense dislike towards him for having amorous intentions towards his sister. Will he end up killing him for it?
09/04/1978 0888 Devil's Gold A sailor is rewarded with a gold coin from Devil's Boutique after he catches a thief. But he can't seem to get the coin off his hand despite repeated attempts.
09/18/1978 0894 It's Hard to Be Rich An affluent writer moves into an inexpensive apartment in order to write in peace. But his dreams are shattered by the blaring piano music from the nest door flat. But this isn't a story about a petty neighbourly quarrel - since the next door apartment is non-existent.
10/23/1978 0909 The Lazarus Syndrome A company aggressively starts retrenching the older employees in their roster in order to reinvent the organization into a young and edgy business. Fearing for his job, a fifty-year old manager starts acting youthful despite his doctor and wife's warnings not to overtax his already ailing heart.
11/03/1978 0913 The Man with the Claret Mark As the last surviving member of the DeLacy line during the Irish Rebellion, an Irish matron warns her youthful relatives of the man with the claret colored birthmark on his cheek that haunts their family.
11/17/1978 0919 The Favor of Women In the year 3039, Earth has long since depleted its natural resources and must import all requirements from other places. When the planet that provides them with Selco- the main source of the Earth's energy abruptly cancels all shipments, an astronaut is sent to initiate talks with the planet's queen.
12/22/1978 0934 The Power of Evil A gambler residing in Hong Kong is plagued by the spirit of his past lover, and this time, she demands more than he is willing to give.
03/28/1979 0966 Waste Paper During an investigation into the brutal killing of a cleaning woman in a commercial complex, a lady detective discovers that the deceased was actually living a double-life.
05/07/1979 0977 Search for Eden After surviving an avalanche, a mountain climbing guide finds himself in a strange village inhabited only by blind people.
06/04/1979 0985 Willy and Dilly A clueless broker falls in love with the very woman who has set out to bamboozle him and relieve him of his money!
06/13/1979 0988 The Copenhagen Connection Hot on the trail of a fraudulent insurance claim to Mexico and Europe, a police investigator must face a painful betrayal.
06/27/1979 0992 The Giuseppe Verdi Autobus While on vacation in Italy, a widow falls for a vacationing widower from L.A. Problems arise when she discovers that he has not been honest with her as she packs his belongings in preparation for their trip back to the U.S.
09/24/1979 1015 The Gettysburg Address Clues to the location of a famous Civil War treasure are tucked away into a pair of paintings. The two fortune-hunters are pursued by mischief and mayhem as they move forward with their search.
01/28/1980 1054 The God Machine The cycle of procreation and the institution of marriage is regulated by a master computer in the future. Surprisingly, a young couple over-ride the system and fall in love. They rebel against the machine that tries to separate them.
03/05/1980 1065 A Matter of Identity A young woman and her boyfriend hire the services of a Haitian police investigator to search for her 17-year old cousin who vanished while visiting Port-au-Prince. Believing her to be a victim of a kidnapping, they are more than surprised when the truth is unraveled.
04/23/1980 1079 The Dead You Can't Bury A chance encounter with a fortune teller at a party reveals that she would meet a man fated to bring disaster to her life. True enough, she meets him and falls in love, despite the warnings voiced by a brooding ghost that haunts her dreams
05/26/1980 1088 Phantom World Two British castaways sentenced to hang for treason find love, and a deranged Frenchman on a remote island!
07/02/1980 1099 Maud-Evelyn The ghost of a fourteen-year old girl and an idle rich youth fall for one another. What is curious is that they have never even met.
10/27/1980 1130 The Gilbert Stuart Moved to pity of the elderly widow, a museum appraiser assigns value to an unsigned painting supposedly done by a famous artist despite believing it to be a fake. Before long, he begins to regret the wrongful appraisal and his purchase of the counterfeit.
11/03/1980 1132 Guilty Intent on helping his ailing sister, a has-been playwright kills his uncle in order to obtain his wealth. Now, he must convince his relatives as well as the detective assigned to the case that he murdered his uncle with the best of intentions.
11/17/1980 1136 The Eleventh Plague After being marooned on a strange world for fifteen years, a magician develops god-like powers. When a group of men are sent to retrieve them, he sends the Biblical plagues of Moses to meet them.
12/25/1980 1140 A Holiday Visit En route to visit her parents for Christmas, a couple is waylaid by a highway accident. As they make their way to Runyonville, Ohio by foot, they travel through the snow and into Taylortown--a deserted village whose sole resident seems to be a mysterious old woman.
01/15/1981 1148 The Legend of Alexander (4 of 5) - The Oracle After consulting with the Oracle of Delphi, his will is strengthened and launches a brutal attack against Thebes. He moves on to defeat Persia and unites the entirety of Greece under his control.
01/16/1981 1149 The Legend of Alexander (5 of 5) - The Legend Begins War continues to rampage across Persia as Alexander continues to conquer cities and towns to unite them under his banner. His prowess on the battlefield soon earns him a place as one of the greatest rulers in the history of Europe.
02/06/1981 1156 Is Venice Drowning? In order to prove she is as capable as a man, a female engineer is sent to Venice to help find a solution to their problem. Her reputation takes a beating when she suggests they build a temple honoring a goddess in order to keep Venice from sinking.
03/04/1981 1167 Her Long Blonde Hair Obsessed with an unusual violin that he believes is strung with the hair of his murdered wife, a college professor will stop at nothing to reclaim it.
03/27/1981 1177 Did I Say Murder? A firsthand account by an adulteress queen telling of the tragic life and death of England's most notorious king, King Henry VIII.
04/03/1981 1180 Somewhere Else A woman's dreams run parallel to her fantasies and she tells her psychologist of her visions of herself as a Viking maiden promised to wed a potbellied farmer- and the Nordic warrior in pursuit to rescue her.
04/13/1981 1184 Death Trail After visiting the Wyoming Territory, Colonel Royce is convinced he can drive cattle through the harsh desert and into the lush greens of the north. His goal is to drive 2,500 longhorn 3,000 miles through a country occupied by Indians with the help of his daughter Judith Ann and a quiet Easterner.
04/29/1981 1191 The Man of Two Centuries A college professor tasked to write a book is aided by a Huron Indian claiming to be 1,000 years old. The historian is told that he possesses the soul of the man who discovered Canada, Jaque Cartier and he is allowed to go back in time.
05/06/1981 1194 The Apparition Despite assurances from his family that his father is fine, a prison inmate becomes obsessed with his father's death. Could the unhealthy fixation stem from the fact that it was his father that had him incarcerated in the first place?
09/25/1981 1245 The Judge's House After moving into the home of a mean-spirited judge, two young authors are haunted by a malevolent ghost. They exorcise the spirit with the help of the townsfolk.
10/02/1981 1247 Mata Hari A tale about the life and death of the most deceptively beautiful German spy in the history of World War I, Mata Hari.
10/12/1981 1250 The Five-Hundred Carats A local detective is convinced that the theft of the world's largest diamond is an inside job after it is stolen in Johannesburg, South Africa and tirelessly works to apprehend the criminal.
11/02/1981 1256 Between Two Mirrors A woman loses all sense of time when her husband falls into a deep coma following a terrible train accident. When the man finally awakens, he shares her problem.
11/16/1981 1260 Death Will Not Silence Me A recounting of the tragic life of former First Lady, Mary Todd Lincoln as she struggled with the loss of her husband and two young sons; as well as the devils that plagued her.
12/04/1981 1265 The Dog-Walker Murders When wealthy and elderly women fall prey to a serial killer known for hypnotizing his victims, a man filled with hatred for his mother fears that his downfall at the hands of a woman.
12/07/1981 1266 The White Rabbit In order to unite the scattered factions into a solid group, a British secret agent teams up with the French Underground during World War II.
12/22/1981 1269 Invited Guests After repeatedly turning down the social gathering invitations of his peers, his former lover attempts to discover his reasons, only to stumble upon the man's disturbing and horrifying secret.
01/13/1982 1277 Les Miserables (3 of 5) - No Escape In order to escape the obsessed Javert, Valjean flees to France and there stumbles across the missing Collette in a monastery. He tells her the secret of her past.
01/14/1982 1278 Les Miserables (4 of 5) - Fear, Love, and Death The main cast find themselves in the middle of the French Revolution. Collette finds love while the Inspector faces an impossible set of circumstances.
01/15/1982 1279 Les Miserables (5 of 5) - The Final Chapter Seeking to escape the chaos of the revolution, Valjean and his companions take refuge in the sewers of Paris and discover and unlikely ally. The cesspool of France becomes the stage for the destined meeting of Valjean and Inspector Javert.
02/01/1982 1284 The Good Ship Aud A graphic recounting of the life and death of Sir Roger Casement, who was sentenced to hang for his crimes against the British Crown.
02/05/1982 1286 The Cantankerous Ghost A pair of spinster sisters is spared from certain bankruptcy when a Hollywood director decides to use their home as the set for his new horror movie, Dreamhouse. When the spirit of an old relative haunts the cast and crew during filming, the siblings must put a stop to it before things go further awry.
02/15/1982 1290 The Point 44 Connection An aging secretary is laid-off due to her age. Incensed by the discrimination, she challenges her boss to a duel and wins. An investigation takes place and the spirit of her long-deceased grandfather guides her in dealing with the local police.
02/26/1982 1295 The Blood Red Ink An experienced cop grows bitter when he is overlooked for a promotion in favor of his partner. His resentment causes him to fall to the dark side and his wife and former partner must save him from himself.
03/10/1982 1300 The Heart of Boadicea The sudden death of her husband robs a queen of her throne. She is urged to take up arms and seek vengeance by her people. However she must weigh out the consequences of her actions and choose a course that will safeguard the lives of her people.
03/15/1982 1302 The Face of the Waters Set in Louisiana at the turn of the century, a man develops an unhealthy attraction to his niece and ward. Competition for her affections comes in the form of the family driver.
03/31/1982 1309 I Am the Killer The head of obstetrics in a 19th century hospital works to discover the cause of the high fatality rate during labor despite their technological advancement compared to the local midwives.
04/02/1982 1310 The Naval Treaty The case of a mysterious document serves to reunite the esteemed Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson twenty years after their retirement.
04/21/1982 1318 The Jataka After having been given several conflicting reasons by his servants for her mentor's mysterious absence, a young professor begins to suspect foul play.
05/03/1982 1323 Guilty as Charged A hardware salesman must rely on a polygraph test to prove his innocence when he is pegged as the suspect for a series of crimes he did not have any involvement in.
06/02/1982 1336 Two Times Dead Based on a true story of the man who was framed for his own murder as told by a media reporter.
06/18/1982 1340 The Fifth Man In order to discover moles and communist spies in the aviation industry, a British journalist works as a secret agent to unmask the traitors.
07/07/1982 1348 Code Word, Caprice In order to infiltrate a hijacking operation, the police enlist the aid of a conscientious and hard-working trucker.
07/12/1982 1350 The Hand of Amnesia Despite his marriage to a wealthy widow, a young short-order cook refuses to break up with his former lover. When his wife discovers his infidelity, she throws him out in a fit of jealous rage. He is suspected of foul play when his wife mysteriously disappears.
07/22/1982 1354 Yearbook Convinced that she has witnessed a felony, a reclusive widow revisits her high school yearbook for clues.
08/12/1982 1360 The Man with the X-Ray Eyes A county sheriff is taken aback when the prosecutor assigned to the case brings in a psychic to help with their investigation.
08/19/1982 1362 Eleanora An actress playing the part of Shakespeare's Julie recounts her tragic love affair with a Berlin activist during opening night.
09/09/1982 1368 The Riddle At an estate sale, a married couple purchases an old camera and a bunch of yellowed missives. They soon discover that the old letter and pictures in the camera contain clues that will lead them in a mysterious treasure hunt.
09/22/1982 1372 Pursuit of a Dream A fascinating glimpse into the life of the famous Madam Marie Curie as she unraveled the secrets of Radium.
09/27/1982 1374 Roll Call of the Dead Despite repeated warnings from their Apache tour guide, East Coast college students explore a dangerous route during their tour of the Wild West. As they press forward, Clark and Jimmy meet members of an old exploration team that mysteriously vanished.
10/06/1982 1378 The Abraham Lincoln Murder Trial On trial for murder, circuit lawyer Abraham Lincoln works to ensure the freedom of a man wrongfully charged. Loosely based on the early years in the life of Lincoln.
10/22/1982 1385 Three Fireflies in a Bottle Years after their first encounter, a man is reunited with a childhood friend he claims is an alien being. The creature foretells of the destruction of Earth should the human race continue with their evil ways.
11/04/1982 1390 The School Mistress In pre-revolutionary Moscow, a beautiful Russian teacher sets the town ablaze with her torrid love affair.
11/11/1982 1392 The Twelfth Juror After murdering her married lover in a fit of jealous rage, a wealthy woman blackmails one of her employees into becoming her scapegoat. Her plans of getting away scot-free hit a snag when one of the jurors on the bench refuses to be bribed.
11/25/1982 1396 The Reigate Mystery The brilliant Sherlock Holmes is tasked to solve a pair of almost identical cases that have resulted in murder.


6 Responses to Battista Lloyd

I love Lloyd Battista's voice. He is a great Actor with a voice so Deep & Appealing.

ev

Mr Battista had a bubbly, friendly voice. Christina Crawford went to school with him. She stated in either the 20th or 30th anniversary of Mommie Dearest that he wanted to be an actor with every fiber of his being. He did it!

Robert RJMGREEN@AOL.COM

This guy has such a sexy voice, and a lot of range. I've seen him in movies, and he has a memorable, though very small, part in Woody Allen's "Love and Death," which is an overlooked gem in his body of work. It's hilarious. Lloyd is a favorite of mine, and my knees do tremble a bit when I hear that voice.

Zeezee1

Happy Birthday, Lloyd Battista!! Thank you for all the years of great radio entertainment joy you have brought to so many until this day and into the future! You have a wonderful endearing, compelling, sexy, acting voice. Some of my favorite episodes featuring Lloyd Battista are Judges House, the Jataka, Cabinet of the Unsolved, Willy and Dilly, Shark Bait, Holiday Visit and I thought I Saw A Shadow. Please, Lloyd Battista, can you please write us what your favorite CBS Radio Mystery Theater Episodes Are?

melanie

He usually played a nice guy that you liked. Great actor who was always believable.

Greg

Her Long Blonde Hair is an episode I recorded from the old days...when I first like Lloyd Batista's voice...

Brian Collins


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