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BIOGRAPHY

Cubby O'Brien

Cubby O'Brien, born Carl Patrick O'Brien on July 14, 1946 in Burbank, California, is an American drummer and former child actor, best known as one of the original Mouseketeers on the weekday ABC television program, The Mickey Mouse Club (1955–1958).

O'Brien has played drums for the likes of Bernadette Peters (1968-Present), Andy Williams, Debbie Reynolds, The Smother Brothers, Connie Francis, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Ben Vereen, The Mouseketeers, Shirley MacLaine (4 years), Ann-Margaret, Olivia Newton-John, Juliet Prowse, John Davidson, Shields & Yarnell, The Carpenters, (1972-1981), Suzanne Somers, Joel Grey, Lawrence Welk, The Spike Jones Band, Peter Allen and Pia Zadora.

His musical stage experience includes: Annie Get Your Gun (New York City, 1999-2000), Beauty and the Beast (Tour, 1998-1999), Chicago (Tour, 2005), Gypsy (New York City, 2003-2004), Hair (Los Angeles; musical director, drummer), Oh Calcutta! (Los Angeles; musical director, drummer), The Producers (New York City, 2001-2003), Siegfried & Roy (Las Vegas, Tokyo; drummer), and West Side Story (Tour, 1995-1997).

O'Brien's drumming can be heard in such movie soundtracks as Gypsy (1962), Candy (1968), Change of Habit (1969), and Grease (1978).

Cubby O'brien

Besides his tenue with The Mickey Mouse Club (ABC, 1955-1959), Cubby O'Brien appeared weekly on such television shows as The Lawrence Welk Show (ABC, 1959-1961), The Carol Burnett Show (CBS, 1967-1973), The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters (Synd.,1972-1974), The Jim Nabors Hour (CBS, 1969-1971), and The Julie Andrews Hour (ABC, 1972-1973). He has also appeared and performed on such television specials as The Carpenters (2 Specials), Lynda Carter, Cher (summer show), John Davidson, Ford Motor Co. 75th Anniversary, Hallelujah Hollywood, Happy Days, Bob Hope 50th Anniversary, Lena Horne, Liza (Minnelli) & Goldie (Hawn), The Love Boat, Ann-Margaret, Mickey Mouse Club 25th Anniversary, Marie Osmond, Diana Ross On Broadway, Shields & Yarnell, The Supremes and Andy Williams Christmas.


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