Stanley Ralph Ross

Wisecracking writer and actor Stanley Ralph Ross began his career in advertising, and wrote some stinging song parodies with Bob Arbogast before getting his start as an actor in the awful Shirley MacLaine starrer "John Goldfarb, Please Come Home" in 1964. Ross began writing for the campy superhero series "Batman" in the mid-1960s and wrote a third of that show's episodes, and he appeared in one as Barney "Ballpoint" Baxter, a criminal whose speciality is forgery. During his writing career, Ross wrote for the madcap rock-'n'-roll comedy "The Monkees," the comic-book adventure series "Wonder Woman," and the classic sitcom "All in the Family." He also wrote and directed the famous opening segment for "ABC'S Wide World of Sports." In 1973, Ross appeared as Sears Wiggles in Woody Allen's sci-fi comedy "Sleeper," and he also did a lot of voiceover work for movies and television, most notably the Doberman and Pitbull characters in "Babe: Pig in the City."