Dave Madden is best known for his role as Reuben Kincaid, manager of the popular 1970’s TV band, The Partridge Family (the 4th and final season for which was just released on DVD in February 2009). He was also a regular on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and the sitcom Alice, and guest-starred on Bewitched, Starsky and Hutch, The Love Boat, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Married With Children, and Boy Meets World.
Dave was also the voice of Ram in Charlotte’s Web (1973), voiced Arnold’s dad in the 1985 CBS Storybreak TV special Arnold of the Ducks, and has performed in other animated projects as well. But most notably for radio drama enthusiasts, he has provided the voice of Bernard Walton for nearly two decades on the radio show Adventures in Odyssey which has been on the air since 1987.
Dave’s autobiography, Reuben on Wry, was originally published in December 2007, and is now available in both Amazon Kindle and paperback formats.
Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
In Reuben on Wry, actor Dave Madden says to America that “Contrary to popular belief – I’m not dead, yet!”
Madden, known by many for his wry observations and droll delivery, tells of his behind-the-scenes experiences, writing of his fondly-remembered character Reuben Kincaid as well as detailing his role as surrogate dad to a troubled young Danny Bonaduce, and how his TV family became his own. Madden also outlines his success as a stand-up comic, leading to the first – and only – TV season of Camp Runamuck, and he discusses landing as a regular in the series Laugh-In, recently featured in the television special Make ‘em Laugh: The Funny Business of America. From the accident of his birth and his success in Hollywood to his encounters with a Hollywood roster of stars, including Jodie Foster, Richard Pryor, Shirley Jones and Frank Sinatra, Madden chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of his life.
“If anyone should write a book about his life in and out of showbiz, it’s Dave Madden. I’ve always thought he was one of the funniest and most clever guys around. I enjoyed reading Reuben On Wry very much,” says longtime friend, Jonathan Winters.
More details on the book are available on the official site: ReubenKincaidBook.com.