Norman Rose (Actor)

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(06-23-1917 - 11-12-2004) Age 87

Norman Rose was a film narrator and radio announcer. He was the voice of Juan Valdez in coffee commercials.

He appeared in the following 114 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
01/11/1974 0006 Honeymoon with Death Her husband disappears after their return from the honeymoon and the young wife's sister insists that the nuptial was a mere fantasy. She attempts to persuade a cop that her husband was indeed killed.
01/19/1974 0014 The Girl Who Found Things A young girl with criminal tendencies is taken by a couple who discover her peculiar talent for retrieving lost things - including corpses
01/22/1974 0017 A Very Old Man A wizened man has clairvoyance abilities and even relieve physical suffering with a simple touch
02/09/1974 0034 The Deadly Hour A self-doubting man is nearly driven to insanity by the infidelity of his wife and stops speaking. Years later in a counselling session, he admits to having confined the adulterous pair in a cavern and hear them meet their death
03/04/1974 0050 This Will Kill You Negative reviews can get you into trouble - especially if the book under review is written by a demon-worshipper! A journalist finds this out to his own cost as the inflamed writer puts a death curse on him. He can only be rid of the curse if he passes it on to another.
04/01/1974 0066 The Black Cat A hasty marriage for wealth is rued by a man who finds both his wife and her cat repulsive. He is slowly convinced by the cat that he will kill his wife.
04/23/1974 0079 The Ghost Driver A driver killed the proprietors of a country inn. Now his ghost is after the present proprietors along with the residents of the inn.
04/30/1974 0083 The Venus d'Ile Venus has always been a tricky, tempestuous goddess for those who are aware of mythology. An unlucky gambler consents to a marriage for wealth and carelessly places the wedding ring on a Venus statuette. The situation turns tricky when the goddess comes to life and asks for his heart or his life.
06/13/1974 0105 The House of the Seven Gables A fresh take on Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale of tragedy shadowing the lives of the manor residents, and the curse visited upon them.
07/22/1974 0121 The Deadly Process In order to save his job and further his career, an unskilled engineer pilfers the secret to a revolutionary process from an old friend. Now he must lie, cheat and bribe his way through life in a desperate bid to keep his new-found status.
08/07/1974 0129 The Picture of Dorian Gray In exchange for eternal youth, a man makes a deal with the devil and gives up his soul. As he is consumed by evil, his portrait changes to mirror the abomination he has become.
08/26/1974 0139 The Deadliest Favor A guy is running away from the police and takes shelter in a friend's house. The friend is a novelist and lives with his wife. But from the moment the fugitive appears, problems creep up between the couple.
09/23/1974 0151 Island of the Lost A middle-aged man travels to an isolated island to surprise his young beloved. But he is afflicted by uncertainty in their relationship and starts doubting himself.
10/31/1974 0168 The Demon Spirit A man loses his life and soul in order to claim the woman he desires. He possesses her after his death and her family attempts to exorcise him.
11/26/1974 0179 Courtyard of Death This is the tale of the lewd monk Rasputin, who was the spiritual consultant of Russian Czar Nicholas II and his family.
01/09/1975 0200 Berenice A young man falls in love with his young sister-in-law while his wife lies on her deathbed. The last distressing smile of his wife taunts him day and night, and he goes crazy when he sees the same smile on his new beloved.
01/23/1975 0210 Sleepy Village A college professor and his wife retire to Sleepy Village to find some peace and quiet so he can finish his book. But before they can settle down, the village inhabitants will test if they are in the 'right state of mind'.
02/03/1975 0217 Death On Skis Every year, at similar time periods and during a full moon, blonde women are brutally murdered at a famous ski resort. When a renowned author takes his blonde wife to that dangerous slope to complete his book, she starts to suspect him.
03/04/1975 0233 The Pit and the Pendulum A young man invents a formula that could destroy the world if it fell into the wrong hands. He and his wife are tormented and threatened to get him to reveal the secret.
03/31/1975 0248 Killer of the Year A promising CEO meets the new town librarian. He knows her to be a former murder convict he had previously had a crush on. But that can't stop him from falling for her again.
04/11/1975 0255 The Phantom Stop Alvin Frieburger is taking a trip in an express subway and wants to get down at a stop that does not exist.
05/09/1975 0271 The Voices of Death A radio equipment production unit executive finds an ancient crystal set designed by him at a yard sale. But when he operates it, it broadcasts the conversation of a man and a woman debating over the destiny of mankind. The woman begs for a single extra day granted to people and the executive resolves to go out and persuade people to see the error in their ways.
06/02/1975 0284 River of Hades A dancer seeking refuge in New York City from a communist regime is stalked continually by someone.
06/27/1975 0299 The Rape of the Maia A notorious gambler turns up dead and all evidence point towards a famous couturier. In order to get an acquittal, his lawyer must do battle with a wily bookie.
07/25/1975 0315 Woman from Hell The suicide of a renowned actress raises several questions and a private investigator is hired to look into the case. He learns about the last project she worked on, as well as her conflict with a witches coven after reading her personal journal.
08/14/1975 0326 The Root of All Evil After discovering $80,000 in his trash bin, a middle-aged copywriter believes he has found the means to escape the dreariness of his existence. He soon grows paranoid and this create tension in his marriage. Unknown to him, the thieves who stole the money are indeed after him, and they are determined to reclaim their loot.
08/28/1975 0334 Night of the Howling Dog While on a camping trip on a deserted island with a minister and his daughter, a group of friends are horrified to learn that a werewolf is among them.
09/29/1975 0355 You're Only Young Twice A serum that reverses the aging process is successfully created by a brilliant scientist. He plans to test it on himself and seduces his beautiful sister-in-law with the promise of eternal youth.
11/24/1975 0384 The Serpent's Tooth An art dealer tries to help out a talented but half crazy artist. He later finds out he did history a disservice. After trying to assist an eccentric but gifted artist, an art dealer later discovers that he did history a disservice by actually doing so.
12/22/1975 0400 The Image A self-absorbed author forces his will upon his wife and compatriots in an attempt to bolster his image.
02/02/1976 0424 First Prize -- Death Despite being co-director of the Sociological Advisory Institute and a celebrated sociologist in his own right, time and again John Desmond is overlooked and the Parkhurst Medal awarded to his colleagues. When Mr. Strickland approaches John with an intriguing proposition-- the next Parkhurst Medal it seems almost surreal. However, the offer comes with a heavy price. Now, it is up to John to make a decision.
02/12/1976 0430 The Golden Chalices Mary Roth has stirs the embers of his memory with her stories and gifts. His patient is unaware that thirty years ago, psychoanalyst Hans von Fodor and his wife Lili von Fodor were forced to flee Hungary shortly after their marriage. Before leaving Kispest, they buried twelve golden chalices under a cherry tree with a vow to somehow come back for them. Intent on bringing the promise to life, Mary forces them into another wild goose chase.
03/11/1976 0446 Pandora Years into the future, a perfect society is born-- a society without fear, hate and all other negative emotions. Pandora seeks to inflict her sorrow on others and Mara's obsessive love for Willis and their baby threatens to destroy Paradise. This leads to Mara being sentenced to death, but at the last moment she is sent to the past where she begins to appreciate the life she had.
04/20/1976 0471 The Assassination An adaptation of Shakespeare\'s \"Julius Caesar,\" this classic tale recounts the life and subsequent death of one of history\'s greatest conquerors.
05/13/1976 0482 The Secret Sharer A modern take on Joseph Conrad's tale of a fugitive and his alter ego-- and the ship captain who harbors them.
06/17/1976 0492 Pension Plan On the eve of retirement, a purchasing manager discovers he is penniless and that an entire life of being honest and straightforward has brought him no reward. His values are tested when he realizes that living by his principles were all for naught.
07/26/1976 0501 The Brain without Mercy A mad scientist removes the brain from a severely injured hijacker to ascertain where he left the loot he got away with. Just how far will he go in the name of science?
08/23/1976 0509 The Train Stops The train used to stop at the small town of Dandridge. Now the town doctor relates a story about two strangers who only himself and his daughter have met. She tells her father that she has fallen in love with a man who stops in town daily on the 5:16 train. No one else has seen him and he continues to stop in, even when the train doesn't.
11/08/1976 0548 The Graveyard A man mourns for his lost love who died after riding out into a rain storm to buy a new dress. He learns the truth about her in a hard way.
12/03/1976 0559 Child of Misfortune A pathologist's life is thrown into chaos when his younger brother dies and his sixteen year old niece moves in with him.
12/20/1976 0568 Date of Death A hypocondriac's fear is heightened when his doctor tells him he has an aortic aneurism. His anger rises when his doctor later denies ever having the conversation. He thinks he is going to die despite what his wife and doctor tell him.
01/26/1977 0591 The White Wolf
A family living at the heart of a remote wilderness is haunted and plagued by a stalking werewolf. Despite the mystery surrounding the strange creature, the children have their own theories as to the real identity of the werewolf.

02/15/1977 0601 The Star Killers The world\'s top nuclear researcher is either an insane murderess or a gullible innocent. The truth becomes clear when she is forced to recount the story of her marriage to a supposed alien to her therapist; and how she was later convicted for her husband\'s death.
02/24/1977 0606 Last Judgement A young nurse moves in with her father-in-law to take care of him when he falls ill. Her world is shaken when she unwittingly learns his terrible secret as the rich old man is haunted by the dark specters of his past.
03/22/1977 0621 The Imposter
A woman, with the ghostly assistance of an actor long gone is inspired to write a full-length play  despite having no theatrical experience whatsoever.  When she tries to take full credit for the story, the real author\'s spirit asserts himself and demands that her name be pulled from the marquee. On opening night, the woman reveals the identity of the true writer of the successful show.


04/21/1977 0638 Come Away Death An old lawyer makes a deal with Death to forestall his passing. He takes the job of death, and death takes his place. Who got the short end of the deal?
05/24/1977 0653 Transmutation, Inc. A small time hustler is forced into a moral dilemna where he must choose good or evil when he is confronted by the Devil himself.
06/02/1977 0658 A God Named Smith A young child prodigy creates an entire planet of his own, intending it to be a better world than earth. He finds volunteers to populate it, and establishes himself as a god.
06/21/1977 0669 Tomorrow, Cloudy and Cold A scientist conducts experiments on a young drifter to allow him to be able to control the weather with his emotions. When his young subject escapes, the scientist must find his subject before he creates havoc.
07/04/1977 0676 Boomerang A young witch tries to enlist the aid of Satan in order to deploy spells against the man who continues to spurn her. But they always backfire and end up hurting her.
07/28/1977 0690 The Secret of Laurels In this gothic sealed-room murder mystery, a man is convicted of killing his best friend. His son sets out to prove him innocent, suspecting that it was his father's widow who did it.
08/15/1977 0695 The Together Place A country doctor treats a woman who lives with her daughter on a remote island. The daughter has been communicating with a twin sister who lives in another dimension.
09/19/1977 0711 The Wind and the Flame A blackmailer pesters a rich businessman through phone calls. But it is the maid who answers his calls most of the time and she begins to suspect her employer's past? But is she blameless herself?
10/05/1977 0720 The Sea Nymph A greedy antique collector pays a deep sea diver to find an old figurine from a shipwreck. But the rather straightforward task throws up unexpected difficulties - a strange occupant dwelling in the shipwreck and a beautiful girl under the apparent care of the collector himself.
10/31/1977 0732 Trial by Fire A clever deceiver manages to convince a tribal group that he is the appointed messiah from their deity of fire and dupes them into entrusting him with a fabulous jewelled crown. But trouble starts brewing when the fire god himself appears!
11/15/1977 0741 A Point of Time Set in the future 2057, North America is controlled by a savage autocrat. A scientist brother and sister pair come up with a plan to alter his past and make him a little more compassionate. They decide to send an officer into his past in order to effect this.
01/13/1978 0764 The Laughing Maiden Three adventurous sailors set on a journey to recover Captain Kidd's treasure. But they must contend with odds far greater than they expect as they must save themselves from the Syndicate - a mysterious group hell bent on retrieving the treasure for themselves and the curse of the infamous dead Captain himself.
01/30/1978 0773 Yesterday's Giant After a nuclear exercise, two scientists discover a group of Neanderthals living in the strange jungles of Nevada desert. Each of them follow the remarkable discovery with their own means and goals.
04/04/1978 0810 Delusion of Reprieve A police investigator, Jewish by descent, tries to solve the murder mysteries around former German Secret Service members expatriated to the United States.
04/07/1978 0812 The Parasite A doubtful professor is made to change his opinions about the might of hypnotism but he believes the hypnotist wants to seduce him.
05/04/1978 0827 Journey to Somewhere A strange spectral tale of a train carrying lost souls to a wintry little town that they must return to for their unique purposes.
06/01/1978 0843 The Silent Woman A woman goes into a silence for 27 years after being forced into a marriage against her wishes.
06/02/1978 0844 Diamond Cut Diamond While on holiday in Monte Carlo, a wealthy man is swindled by a man who claims to be a psychic. A con posing to be a psychic pulls off a trick on a rich man holidaying in Monte Carlo.
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.
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?
09/22/1978 0896 The Conversion Factor A mathematics thriller. A thrilling solution beyond mathematics. Are we talking about metaphysics here? A physicist is in dire need for the last element in his search for a new paradigm of mathematics - a conversion factor. The answer is apparently hidden with a waitress in a truck stop restaurant
10/04/1978 0901 Shadow of Love Haunted by an unseen being that radiates pure love, a college professor disgusted by all human affection seeks the aid of a priest to exorcise the spirit. However, only the man's pet parrot can see and hear the being which unwittingly hinders their plans.
11/01/1978 0912 The Midas of Castle Hill In order to discover the whereabouts of the family fortune hidden away by his rich father, a son enlists the aid of a famed French detective. Can acquiring wealth make up for his father's approval?
12/13/1978 0930 Ward Six In a dilapidated hospital in a Russian town, a young doctor joins as a staff member and soon becomes concerned over the state of the ward housing, as well as the mental well-being of the people residing there.
01/24/1979 0949 The Burning Bough A woman is convinced that her son's life is tied to the existence of single tree bough in this ancient myth come to life. However, her son's misdeeds bring her despair; and like the Greek goddess of decades past, will she have the resolve to cast the branch into the fire and end his life?
02/05/1979 0951 Love After Death For the past thirty years, a gifted but terminally ill concert pianist has searched for her lost husband, refusing to believe the reports that he had perished after returning to the Soviet Union. They are given a second chance at love when her manager finally tracks him down.
04/02/1979 0967 Voyage of Instrastar The dream world has given a grieving psychologist a chance to reunite with his deceased wife. When he becomes convinced that he has discovered an alternate dimension where the souls of the dead congregate before they are reborn, he goes to great lengths to prove his theory.
04/16/1979 0971 Ring of Evil When a young woman is witness to a murder, the only detail she can recall is that the killer possessed a unique ring. Strangely, she soon sees the same ring on the finger of a potential lover!
05/16/1979 0980 Messenger from Yesterday After a college professor purchases a life-size statue of a pharaoh as a birthday present for his wife, he is amazed when the figure comes to life and begins to do housework. All too soon, his amazement turns into an unhealthy obsession.
07/30/1979 1001 Relax and Enjoy It An anti-capitalist Latvian faction kidnaps a wealthy businessman in order to gain $10 million in ransom money. In order to liberate himself from their grasp, he must outwit the revolutionaries and turn them against one another.
10/01/1979 1017 The Beast The sheriff and a local boy investigate the death of his father involved in a brutal hit-and-run. Their clues point to a businessman who acts as if nothing out of the ordinary took place.
11/12/1979 1029 House without Mirrors A concerned friend looks into the irrational fear of his compatriot who has an unusual aversion to mirrors. The eccentric man claims that he will see the image of death the moment he looks into a mirror, and not his own face.
12/12/1979 1038 The Movie Makers A man is driven to suicide after obsessively watching several video recordings of his whole life. The wife enlists the assistance of his friend to uncover the truth behind her husband's passing, and the mysterious company that provided him with the films.
01/21/1980 1052 Once Upon an Island After learning about the local legend of the \"shining ghost,\" a couple honeymooning on an island in the Caribbean become curious. The husband meets an unfortunate accident when he goes to explore the haunted house.
02/27/1980 1063 The Intruder A scientist is shocked when his college son, fresh from spring break reveals that he is an alien being. He is then faced with a moral dilemma when he is asked to make a trade- his wife for the life of his real son, who is being held captive in another dimension.
04/28/1980 1080 Portrait of a Memory In order to immortalize her beloved, a wealthy woman hires the service of a starving American painter to paint his portrait. The problem is, she refuses to provide him with a photo, and asks him to paint her vision of the man instead.
05/21/1980 1087 A Private Demon In order to protect his name, a college professor murders a student when he is presented with evidence that refutes his theories. A battle of wits ensues when the absent-minded professor is pitted against a police detective and his hired help in order to prove his innocence.
06/18/1980 1095 In the Name of Love Immersed in her make-believe life, the high-powered president of a huge agency fancies herself as the mother of a renowned actress; and she enlists the aid of a wealthy client when her supposed daughter goes missing.
06/30/1980 1098 The Old Maid Murders When a middle-aged secretary unwittingly discovers that her boss is a double-agent passing on information to the enemy, her deep love for him forces her to protect him from his destructive tendencies.
07/30/1980 1105 The Death Disk After being hired by a charitable institution, a woman is surprised when the offer is not only suddenly withdrawn, but she is accused of theft as well. In order to clear her name of a crime she did not commit, she seeks the aid of the local police. When they wash their hands off the case, she takes matters into her own hands and conducts her own investigation.
08/25/1980 1112 Poor Lester As a result of her pact with the god Zeus, a woman must work to revive the god's ancient religion in exchange for the reversal of a her request she made to take the place of her faithless and deceased husband.
10/22/1980 1129 Confession After discovering that his broker has been fleecing him for months, he secures a signed confession in order to get his broker to straighten his ways. Things get complicated when the wealthy man falls deeply in love with the daughter of the man who cheated him!
11/19/1980 1137 The Iron Horse Being born under a lucky star as the seventh son of a seventh son, a charlatan and a hard-up dreamer become extremely wealthy after a chance encounter.
01/01/1981 1141 Catch the Smallest Devil A cantankerous and horrid old man perishes after heart surgery. He is denied entrance into Heaven, even as a timid young nurse is admitted into the Pearly gates despite her self-deprecating remarks. Now the self-serving man must confront his wicked ways and the devil makes sure he does so.
01/22/1981 1151 The Final Mind A brilliant scientist rises to power in the 30th century when he saves the United States from World War. When he is elected president, he is soon abducted by militants from the Ray Universe. What they do not know is that he is secretly communicating with his test pilot wife, and she is determined to recover her kidnapped husband.
03/02/1981 1166 The Raft When haunted by dreams of being castaway on a raft in the middle of the ocean, a wealthy man tries to connect his strange visions with the illogical demand of a stranger for the sum of one million dollars.
03/23/1981 1175 The First Day of Eternity In the pursuit of the source of eternal life, a cunning and perceptive industrialist attempts to buy it but takes home a valuable lesson instead.
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.
04/20/1981 1187 The Power of Ode A woman afraid of light becomes the center of affection for two friends. A psychic tells her that she is attuned to the force of all living things and she believes him.
05/01/1981 1192 The Voices Convinced that a young captive has been aiding the underground French resistance, A Nazi General tries to crush her spirit. Strangely, the girl seems to be an incarnation of Joan of Arc as her life seems to run parallel to the life of the heroine 500 years ago.
05/11/1981 1196 End of a Queen A classic retelling of the tragic life and death of Marie Antoinette, and her final hours on the earthly plane.
06/01/1981 1205 The Runaway General In this classic tale, a historically celebrated Frenchman narrates the life of a POW escapee who survived both World Wars.
06/17/1981 1212 The Final Step In order to avenge her family, a holocaust survivor stalks the doctor responsible for their deaths in a concentration camp in Auschwitz.
08/21/1981 1235 The Left Hand of God When a tale's character comes strangely alive and refuses to accept his fate, Sam Clemens is called in to assist a fellow writer whip his story into shape.
08/24/1981 1236 The Leopard Man After New Year's Eve, a bigoted British civil servant desecrates an Indian temple. He is turned into a leopard as punishment.
09/28/1981 1246 The Liar Revenge is handed to him on a silver platter when a young artist is commissioned to paint the portrait of the deceitful scoundrel who stole his beloved and married her.
11/13/1981 1259 The Presence Returning from an ocean trip, a pampered college co-ed discovers an invisible guardian protects him.
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.
02/10/1982 1288 The Sand Castle A childhood trauma causes a young woman to compulsively build sand castles everyday as a result of witnessing her little brother drown in her youth. A worried friend and her mother try to put an end to her madness.
03/05/1982 1298 Death at a Distance In order to help a paranoid patient convinced that he will die by the black arts, a missionary doctor seeks the counsel of a prominent medical practitioner working in the African Jungle only to find that he is terrified of voodoo himself.
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.
04/07/1982 1312 Only a Woman The self-proclaimed daughter of the goddess Dagon recounts the tragic fate of several men who looked down on her.
04/12/1982 1314 His Fourth Wife An artist must make the decision of life when he is chosen to pain the fourth potential wife of the infamous King Henry VIII.
04/23/1982 1319 The Whimpering Pond While visiting old friends at remote country manor, a novelist chances upon a mysterious figure within the mists shrouding an old pond. He later learns of the strange disappearance of woman and realizes that her restless spirit is haunting the area.
05/24/1982 1332 Your Desires, My Guilt A middle class couple learns that they have somehow obtained an ability that allows them to manifest whatever they desire. Their seemingly perfect life takes a turn for the worse when they start abusing their gift.
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.
08/24/1982 1363 Funeral Without a Corpse An ambitious D.A. succumbs to blackmail in order to safeguard his political aspirations when threatened with the exposure of a terrible secret from his past.
09/20/1982 1371 The Way Station When they accidentally overhear their father talking to men they know have already passed away, a pair of twins learn that there is more to their gravedigger father than they realize.
10/27/1982 1387 The Voice That Wouldn't Die Upon hearing a keening and plaintive wail emanating from the ruins of a ruined house at their new manor grounds, a young woman asks her father, a doctor and the local priest to uncover the mystery.


7 Responses to Rose Norman

Didn't Norman do kids' records?

paul

Like many of these great under payed actors, Norman always delivered. His voice was a rich deep baritone that added a sense of dignity and aged wisdom to whatever role he portrayed. Definitely one of the better actors RMT had to offer.

Mark C.

He was referred to quite often by his voice-actor peers 'The Voice of God'. Norman Rose is possibly my favorite actor of any of the repeat players in the series. His voice, manner, his acting, all so uniquely his.

Mike C.

Norman Rose is my favorite RMT actor and he did such a good job with the German/Austrian accent of the ski instructor that I didn't realize it was him until I heard the closing credits.

John

Best voice in radio--

Jon hendryj

An excellent actor. Deep, rich voice. Always a commanding performance.

Greg

My all time favorite RMT actor has to be Norman Rose, his voice is so sophisticated yet distinctive and versatile.

John


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