Paul Edward Lynde (13 June 1926 – 10 January 1982) was an American comedian and actor. A noted character actor, Lynde was well known for his roles as Uncle Arthur on Bewitched and Harry McAfee, the befuddled father in Bye Bye Birdie. He was also the regular "center square" guest on the classic game show, Hollywood Squares, from 1968 to 1981.
Seth MacFarlane also uses Lynde's voice as the inspiration for Roger on American Dad!. Roger appeared at the end of "Meet the Quagmires", the Mos Eisley cantina in Blue Harvest, and as Tiaan Jerjerrod in It's A Trap!.