6' 5" (1.96 m)
Francis Mt. Pleasant is a businessman by trade. By his early thirties, he had moved to Los Angeles from his birthplace of Philadelphia, PA and made a fortune in electronics as the head of Francis Mt. Pleasant, Inc. This distinguished-looking elderly gentleman may have made a fine character actor had he had any interest in pursuing a career in the performing arts. As it is, he only attempted acting in any way once: as the voice of Dr. Benton Criswell for the MTV puppet show "Super Adventure Team". That job came about as the result of a chance meeting with the show's creators, Robert Cohen and Dana Gould, at Musso & Frank's Restaurant in Hollywood, where Mt. Pleasant dined every Saturday night for over thirty years. Mt. Pleasant struck up a conversation with the two younger men, and Cohen and Gould loved his voice so much they asked if he'd be interested in performing the role of Criswell for their upcoming pilot. On a lark, Mt. Pleasant, then in his early seventies, agreed to play the part. "Super Adventure Team" remains his only acting credit to date. Since that show's demise, Mt. Pleasant has never sought further employment in stage, television or motion pictures. An extremely private individual, he lives somewhere in the Hollywood Hills.
I wrote a theme that facilitated the word. And Don [Black] then wrote the lyric. He then called Tom Jones. ... I don't think anybody really analyzed what the hell he was singing about. And I still don't know what the song is about to this day. But we were given that problem, and we had to live with it.
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