All Adult Male Characters (1979-1990) on You Can't Do That on Television
11/18/1924, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Recurring Role (1)
Guest Star (1)
In 1954 the very talented Les Lye began his career on the radio in Toronto doing voices for children's radio. After 5 years of this, he left Toronto to do a local kids show in Ottawa that paid 3 times what he was getting in Toronto called Uncle Willy and Floyd. He worked here until 1978 when he met Roger Price. Roger Price liked what he saw in Lye and had him do a screen test for Price's new show, 'You Can't Do That On Television'. Lye passed with flying colors and was soon doing all the adult male parts on the new children's variety show. These memorable parts include Barth, Ross, Senator Prevort, and El Capitano.
He was with 'You Can't Do That On Television' from the very beginning and was the only original cast member when the show ceased production in 1990. While with 'YCDTOTV', Lye also starred in 'Whatever Turns You On', a spin off of 'YCDTOTV','Turkey Television', and the pilot episode of 'UFO Kidnapped'. After 'YCDTOTV', Lye retired to his home in Ottawa, having starred in one of the most successful shows of the 1980's.moreless
Leslie Earnest Lye
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Trivia & Quotes
Various Actor: Would make a joke or comment about the food they are eating. Barth: I heard that!!!
Mr. Shindler: Where does the school board find them and why do they keep giving them to me?
Les is 6'2" (1.88 m).