A Caddyshack Cast That Could Not Be Funnier
Providing laughs and quotable moments for years to come, the "Caddyshack" cast includes some of the finest names in comedy in one classic film. Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray and an uncredited dancing gopher star in the "Caddyshack" cast as the film follows the happenings at an upscale country club.
Michael O'Keefe as Danny Noonan
The central character in the "Caddyshack" cast, Danny Noonan is a young and ambitious caddy at the exclusive Bushwood Country Club. Unable to afford college on his own, Danny strives to please the club's co-founder Judge Elihu Smails in hopes of receiving the caddy scholarship. Michael O'Keefe played Danny Noonan in the "Caddyshack" cast and went on to appear in other films such as "The Great Santini," "The Glass House," and "Michael Clayton" as well as the long-running television series "Roseanne."
Chevy Chase as Ty Webb
As a son of one of the founders of the country club, Ty Webb is a free-spirited playboy who spends his days charming the ladies and showing off on the greens. Ty was portrayed by Chevy Chase, who at the time was simply a "Saturday Night Live" star and young film actor. Chase went on to become one of the well-known comedians and actors in Hollywood including starring in the "National Lampoon's Vacation" films.
Rodney Dangerfield as Al Czervik
A real estate developer by day, Al Czervik visits the Bushwood Country Club for pleasure and to flaunt his eccentricity in front of the other members. His often rude and flamboyant ways were not accepted by all, especially Judge Elihu Smails, who challenged Al to a golf match to determine if Al would be allowed to purchase a stake in the club. Appearing in the "Caddyshack" cast was a turning point in the career of actor and comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who went on to star in films like "Easy Money" and "Back to School."
Bill Murray as Carl Spackler
Though only a small part of the "Caddyshack" cast, assistant groundskeeper Carl Spackler was involved in some of the funniest parts of the film. Carl was in charge of removing a pesky gopher from the course, providing plenty of comic relief in the process. Bill Murray was no stranger to his fellow actors in the "Caddyshack" cast having worked with Chevy Chase on "Saturday Night Live" and the film's director, Harold Ramis, in the 1979 comedy "Meatballs." Murray's career continued for several decades after "Caddyshack" including in the classic films such as "Ghostbusters" and "Groundhog Day."
Ted Knight as Judge Elihu Smails
As owner of the Bushwood Country Club, Judge Elihu Smails served as an integral part of the main story line and subplots in the "Caddyshack" cast. Though he owns the club, life is not all aces for the judge, who deals with the pesky caddies like Danny, playboys like Ty and hopeful investors like Al. Appearing in the "Caddyshack" cast as Judge Elihu Smails was one of the last roles for actor Ted Knight who died in 1986. Previously, Knight appeared on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," winning an Emmy Award for the role in both 1973 and 1976.