A third-generation performer and the son of a singing band leader, Chuck McCann was already a show business veteran by age eleven. Born in Brooklyn, he began his career as a child actor on radio, and by the age of nineteen had appeared on The Steve Allen Show. My personal memories of Chuck McCann center mainly on [Far Out Space Nuts] by Sid and Marty Krofft, one of my favorite shows as a kid. But I also have a more personal memory of Chuck, as he once met myself and many others during a charity meet up California.
Being a huge [Little House and the Prairie] fan, I also remember McCann as Tinker Jones.