Freddie James Prinze, Sr. (born Frederick Karl Pruetzel; June 22, 1954 – January 29, 1977) was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Prinze was the star of 1970s sitcom Chico and the Man. He also was the father of the actor Freddie Prinze, Jr. Enjoy Freddie Prinze’s best quotes below.
“I was mugged when I was 12. I had a portable radio, and I ran into this building and these two guys came in and hit me, busted me up and took the radio. After that I was very paranoid and I started taking kung fu and karate. But I didn’t want to fight.”
“But the only comparison that I want to Lenny Bruce is that I’m funny. I’m Freddie Prinze, Puerto Rican all the way.”
“I was in seventh grade at St. Matthew’s. The teachers would tell me, ‘God loves you,’ and then whack a ruler across my hand. ‘Well,’ I’d say, ‘if God loves me, can you call God? Can you ask Him if it’s all right that I didn’t do my homework? If it’s not, then let Him hit me.’”
“I must end it. There is no hope. I will be at peace. No one had anything to do with it. My decision totally.”
“In fourth grade I had a high school reading level, but I didn’t want to go to school and I didn’t feel I belonged there.”
“When I was little I was always getting hit. Kids would take my hat and throw it around, and it upset me. So I got to be very revengeful.”
“I couldn’t fight, and I wasn’t particularly interested in the academic. So I started doing satiric bits in the school bathroom. Guys would cut class to come and see me.”