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Eddie Barth (September 29, 1931 – May 28, 2010)[1] was an American actor and voiceover artist. Barth earned the nickname, Mr. Gravel, for his raspy vocals in his voiceover work.[1]


Early life

Barth was born Edward Michael Bartholetti[2] in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]


Barth portrayed Myron Fowler, the owner of Peerless Detectives, a rival detective agency[1] in 38 episodes of the CBS television series, Simon & Simon between 1981 and 1989.[1] Additionally, Barth portrayed a police lieutenant on the short-lived 1973 CBS series, Shaft.[1] He also appeared in regular roles on Night Court, Murder, She Wrote, Civil Wars and Stone.[1]

Barth most well-known voiceover commercial work was for the "Tastes Great...Less Filling" Miller Lite advertising campaign during the 1980s.[1] Barth closed the Miller Lite television commercials by reading the slogan, "Lite Beer from Miller; everything you want from a beer and less".[1] His other voiceover credits included Superman: The Animated Series, Osmosis Jones in 2001 and the 1998 film, Babe: Pig in the City.[1]

Eddie Barth died of heart failure at his home in Los Angeles on May 28, 2010, at the age of 78.[1] He was survived by his wife, Sally; son, Victor; grandson, Tommy; and daughter-in-law, Annie.[1]



  • Babe: Pig in the City
  • The Amityville Horror
  • Shaft
  • Bananas
  • Osmosis Jones
  • Rover Dangerfield
  • Born in East L.A.
  • Fame
  • It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy
  • Boardwalk


  • Civil Wars
  • Rich Man, Poor Man
  • Shaft
  • Simon & Simon
  • Doctor Doctor
  • Night Court
  • Perfect Strangers
  • Full House
  • Murder, She Wrote


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