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David Ogden Stiers

Biography

Performed the role of Main Charles Emerson Winchester on TV’s M*A*S*H and acquired a job in the Sci-Fi drama, The Dead Zone. He supplied the tone of voice of Jumba in Disney’s Lilo & Stitch. He performed in the improv group, The Committee with Rob Reiner and examined at Juilliard. In the Perry Mason films he played Lawyer Michael Reston. David’s parents are called Margaret Ogden and Kenneth Stiers. He starred in the display, M*A*S*H with Alan Alda.

Quick Facts


Full Name David Ogden Stiers
Date Of Birth October 31, 1942
Place Of Birth Peoria, IL
Height 1.93 m
Profession TV Actor
Education North Eugene High School, University of Oregon, Juilliard School, Urbana High School
Nationality American
Parents Kenneth Truman Stiers, Margaret Elizabeth Ogden
Awards TV Land Impact Icon Award
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Movies Beauty and the Beast, Lilo & Stitch, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Better Off Dead, Stitch! The Movie, Hoodwinked!, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, Spirited Away, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, Teacher's Pet, Iron Will, The Accidental Tourist, Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, Mighty Aphrodite, Another Woman, The Majestic, Leroy & Stitch, Doc Hollywood, Shadows and Fog, Jungle 2 Jungle, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, Everyone Says I Love You, Oh, God!, Creator, The Man with One Red Shoe, Belle's Magical World, Tomcats, Krippendorf's Tribe, Porco Rosso, Drive, He Said, The Cheap Detective, Meet Wally Sparks, Bad Company, Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry, Harry's War, Steal Big Steal Little, Springtime with Roo, The Final Days, My Neighbors the Yamadas, The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory, Together Again for the First Time, The Last of His Tribe, Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit, Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time, Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace, Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake, Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel
TV Shows M*A*S*H, Stargate Atlantis, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, American Experience, The Dead Zone, Regular Show, Two Guys and a Girl, North and South, Disney's House of Mouse, The First Olympics: Athens 1896, Love & Money, Teacher's Pet, North and South, Book II, The Worst Week of My Life (US)
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1He appeared in five films directed by Woody Allen: Another Woman (1988), Shadows and Fog (1991), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Everyone Says I Love You (1996) and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001).
2Is the only actor to be a part of both the cast of Beauty and the Beast (1991) and it's 1994 Broadway cast. In both he provides the atmospheric narration for the respective prologues.
3Originally went into audition for the role of Lumiere the Candlestick in Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991). He got the role of Cogsworth the clock instead.
4His acting mentor was the late Harry Morgan.
5Best known by the public for his role as Major Charles Winchester on M*A*S*H (1972).
6His last name is pronounced "styers".
7Played French horn in the orchestra at Juilliard, which is rather more amusing considering an episode of M*A*S*H (1972) where he bothers Hawkeye and B.J. with persistent bad horn playing.
8Graduated High School at North Eugene High School, Oregon.
9Has a son from a relationship in the 1960s.
10Didn't learn to drive until 1975, when his role on the Kojak (1973) episode, Kojak: Money Back Guarantee (1975), called for him to be seen driving.
11On M*A*S*H (1972), he played an Harvard alum and in real life, Stiers taught theater games at Harvard.
12He is often given small roles in Woody Allen films for which he receives high billing considering his screen time.
13Provided several other voices for Disney: Gov. Ratcliffe & Wiggins in Pocahontas (1995) and Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998); Cogsworth and the narrator in Beauty and the Beast (1991); and the Archdeacon in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996).
14Provided the voice of Cogsworth the clock in Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991). His advice to the Beast on what to give Belle, "Flowers, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep..." was his own creation.
15Was a high school classmate of Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert.
16Some of the M*A*S*H (1972) actors jokingly had his dressing room painted orange and purple while Stiers was off for Thanksgiving break.
17Has conducted 70 orchestras in over 100 appearances. He is resident conductor of the Newport Symphony Orchestra in Newport, Oregon.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time2016completedThe Admiral
The Joneses Unplugged2016TV Movie post-productionRalph Wilson
Regular Show in Space2011-2016TV SeriesMr. Maellard
Rizzoli & Isles2015TV SeriesArthur Isles / Dr. Isles
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom2012Video GameGovernor Ratcliffe (voice)
Leverage2011TV SeriesWalt Whitman Wellesley IV
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil2011Nicky Flippers (voice)
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep2010Video GameDr. Jumba Jookiba Doc (voice)
Not Dead Yet2009William Weinshawler
Together Again for the First Time2008VideoMax Frobisher
Stargate: Atlantis2006-2007TV SeriesOberoth
The Dead Zone2002-2007TV SeriesReverend Eugene 'Gene' Purdy
American Experience1995-2007TV Series documentaryNarrator
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+2007Video GameCogsworth (English version, voice)
Lilo & Stitch: The Series2003-2006TV SeriesDr. Jumba Jookiba Jumba Jookiba
Lady in the Water2006Narrator (uncredited)
Leroy & Stitch2006VideoDr. Jumba (voice)
Justice League2002-2006TV SeriesSolovar / Car Owner
Worst Week of My Life2006TV SeriesJenson
Kingdom Hearts II2005Video GameCogsworth (English version, voice)
Hoodwinked!2005Nicky Flippers (voice)
Myst V: End of Ages2005Video GameEsher (voice)
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie2005VideoNarrator (voice)
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch2005VideoDr. Jumba Jookiba (voice)
Nova2005TV Series documentaryNarrator
Winnie the Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly Adventure2005Video GameMr. Narrator (voice)
American Dragon: Jake Long2005TV SeriesNarrator / Crew Man
The Origin of Stitch2005Video shortDr. Jumba Jookiba (voice)
Cable Beach2004TV MovieDoc McWhirter
The Cat That Looked at a King2004Video shortKing Cole / The Prime Minister (voice)
Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo2004VideoNarrator (voice)
Static Shock2004TV SeriesDr. Odium
Teacher's Pet2004Mr. Jolly (voice)
Winnie the Pooh: 123s2004Video shortNarrator (voice)
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst2003Video GameJeff Zandi (voice)
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman2003VideoPenguin (voice)
Stitch! The Movie2003VideoDr. Jumba Jookiba (voice)
Frasier2003TV SeriesLeland Barton
Touched by an Angel2003TV SeriesJones
The Dead Zone2002VideoReverend Eugene 'Gene' Purdy
House of Mouse2001-2002TV SeriesCogsworth
Arli$$2002TV SeriesEli
Lilo & Stitch2002Jumba (voice)
Stitch Experiment 6262002Video GameDr. Jumba Jookiba (voice)
Teacher's Pet2000-2002TV SeriesMr. Jolly / Narrator / Congressman
The Majestic2001Doc Stanton
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse2001VideoCogsworth (voice)
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion2001Voltan
Spirited Away2001Kamaji (English version, voice)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire2001Fenton Q. Harcourt (voice)
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man2001TV MovieStanford Thornton
Tomcats2001Dr. Crawford
Food for Thought2001TV MovieProfessor Rinkle
The Trouble with Normal2000TV SeriesMr. Harrington
Bull2000TV SeriesGardner Blackstone
Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale2000Video GameNarrator (voice)
The Wild Thornberrys2000TV SeriesKarroo
Love & Money1999-2000TV SeriesNicholas Conklin
The Stand-In1999Professor Smith
The Angry Beavers1999TV SeriesByron Beaver
Belle's Tales of Friendship1999VideoCogsworth (voice)
My Neighbors the Yamadas1999Narrator (English version, voice)
The Outer Limits1999TV SeriesReverend Dr. Thomas Tilford
The Practice1999TV SeriesJudge Hollings
Ally McBeal1998TV SeriesJudge Andrew Peters
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World1998VideoRatcliffe (voice)
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place1998TV SeriesMr. Bauer
Krippendorf's Tribe1998Henry Spivey
Belle's Magical World1998VideoCogsworth (voice)
101 Dalmatians: The Series1998TV SeriesVLAD
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas1997VideoCogsworth (voice)
Jungle 2 Jungle1997Alexei Jovanovic
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1997TV SeriesTheodore Quinn
Meet Wally Sparks1997Gov. Floyd Preston
To Face Her Past1996TV MovieKen Bradfield
Toonstruck1996Video GameKing Hugh (voice, as David Ogden-Stiers)
Everyone Says I Love You1996Holden's Parent
The Hunchback of Notre Dame1996Archdeacon (voice)
Murder, She Wrote1986-1996TV SeriesHoward Deems / Sergei Nemiroff / Aubrey Thornton
Poltergeist: The Legacy1996TV SeriesRandolph Hitchcock
Cybill1996TV SeriesVal
Steal Big Steal Little1995Judge Winton Myers
Mighty Aphrodite1995Laius
Pocahontas1995Governor Ratcliffe Wiggins (voice)
Napoleon1995Koala / Owl (English version, voice)
Bad Company1995Judge Beach
Disney's Animated Storybook: Pocahontas1995Video GameGovernor Ratcliffe / Wiggins (voice)
The Boys Are Back1994TV SeriesGeorge Spivack
Past Tense1994TV MovieDr. Bert James
Iron Will1994J.W. Harper
Taking Liberty1993Benjamin Franklin
Without a Kiss Goodbye1993TV MovieGerald Orr
Jack's Place1993TV SeriesFlower Man
Mastergate1992TV MovieShepherd Hunter
Porco Rosso1992Grandpa Piccolo (English version, voice)
The Last of His Tribe1992TV MovieDr. Saxton Pope
Shadows and Fog1991Hacker
Wife, Mother, Murderer1991TV MovieJohn Homan
Beauty and the Beast1991Cogsworth / Narrator (voice)
Doc Hollywood1991Mayor Nick Nicholson
Star Trek: The Next Generation1991TV SeriesTimicin
Married People1990TV SeriesDr. Cashin
Wings1990TV SeriesEdward Tinsdale
How to Murder a Millionaire1990TV MovieGilbert
The Kissing Place1990TV MovieCharles Tulane
CBS Schoolbreak Special1990TV SeriesJack Henderson
Final Notice1989TV Movie
The Final Days1989TV MovieGeneral Alexander M. Haig Jr
The Ray Bradbury Theater1989TV SeriesLeonard Mead
Day One1989TV MoviePresident Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Accidental Tourist1988Porter Leary
Matlock1987-1988TV SeriesThomas Baldwin / Arthur Hampton
ALF1988TV SeriesFlakey Pete
Another Woman1988Young Marion's Father
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake1988TV MovieD.A. Michael Reston
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace1988TV MovieD.A. Michael Reston
Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel1987TV MovieMichael Reston
Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam1987TV MovieD.A. Michael Reston
Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit1987TV MovieD.A. Michael Reston
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love1987TV MovieD.A. Michael Reston
The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory1987TV MovieCol. Black
J. Edgar Hoover1987TV MovieFranklin D. Roosevelt
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star1986TV MovieD.A. Michael Reston
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun1986TV MovieD.A. Michael Reston
North and South, Book II1986TV Mini-SeriesCongressman Sam Greene
Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry1986TV MovieHorton Delafield
North and South1985TV Mini-SeriesCongressman Sam Greene
Creator1985Dr. Sid Kullenbeck
Better Off Dead...1985Al Meyer
The Man with One Red Shoe1985The Conductor
The Bad Seed1985TV MovieEmory Breedlove
The First Olympics: Athens 18961984TV Mini-SeriesDr. William Milligan Sloane
Anatomy of an Illness1984TV MovieCleveland Amory
Great Performances1983TV SeriesDoc
M*A*S*H1977-1983TV SeriesMajor Charles Winchester Maj. Charles Winchester
The Day the Bubble Burst1982TV MovieWilliam Crapo Durant
CBS Afternoon Playhouse1981TV SeriesPeter Stenner
Harry's War1981Ernie
Father Damien: The Leper Priest1980TV MovieDr. Mouritz
The Oldest Living Graduate1980TV MovieMajor
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do1979TV MovieHoward Freed
$weepstake$1979TV SeriesWally
The Paper Chase1978TV SeriesWoodrow Tullis
Magic1978Todson
Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force1978TV MovieG-2 Captain
The Cheap Detective1978Captain
A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story1977TV MovieDr. Charles Mayo
Oh, God!1977Mr. McCarthy, District Produce Manager
A Circle of Children1977TV MovieDan Franklin
The Tony Randall Show1977TV SeriesCleaver
Rhoda1976-1977TV SeriesDr. Curt Dreiser / George
Mary Tyler Moore1976-1977TV SeriesMel Price
Phyllis1976TV SeriesMr. Raymond
Charlie's Angels1976TV SeriesScott Woodville
The New Lorenzo Music Show1976TV Movie
Doc1976TV SeriesStanley Moss
Kojak1975TV SeriesBryan LeBlanc
Drive, He Said1971Pro Owner (as David Stiers)
THX 11381971Announcer (voice, as David Ogden Steers)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nostalgia Critic2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Teacher's Pet2004performer: "Small But Mighty", "I'm Moving On"
Frasier2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse2001Video performer: "The Best Christmas Of All"
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World1998Video performer: "Things Are Not What They Appear"
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas1997Video performer: "Deck the Halls", "As Long As There's Christmas", "A Cut Above the Rest"
The Hunchback of Notre Dame1996performer: "The Bells of Notre Dame", "Heaven's Light/Hellfire"
Disney's Animated Storybook: The Hunchback of Notre Dame1996Video Game performer: "The Bells of Notre Dame"
Pocahontas1995performer: "Mine, Mine, Mine" 1995, "Savages" Part 1 1995, "Savages" Part 2 1995
Beauty and the Beast1991performer: "Something There" uncredited, "Human Again"
M*A*S*HTV Series 4 episodes, 1978 - 1982 performer - 8 episodes, 1977 - 1980

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
M*A*S*H1981-1982TV Series 2 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fantasia Legacy: Fantasia Continued2000Video documentaryNarrator
The Fantasia Legacy: The Concert Feature2000Video documentaryNarrator
Odyssey of Life1996TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The Making of 'Pocahontas': A Legend Comes to Life1995TV Movie documentaryHimself - Voice of 'Ratcliffe'
Earth and the American Dream1992DocumentaryReader (voice)
Memories of M*A*S*H1991TV Movie documentaryHimself / Major Charles Winchester
The Making of 'Beauty and the Beast'1991TV Movie documentaryHimself / Host
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Comedy Program
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Comedy Program
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series
Making 'M*A*S*H'1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ride the Tiger: A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain2016TV Movie documentaryNarrator
My Music: Classical Rewind II2015TV MovieHimself - Host
The Greenest Building2011DocumentaryNarrator
AM Northwest2011TV SeriesHimself
American Experience1998-2011TV Series documentaryHimself / Narrator / Himself - Narrator
The Lord Is Not on Trial Here Today2010DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
Frontline1998-2007TV Series documentaryNarrator / Himself - Narrator
Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo2006TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Nova2000-2006TV Series documentaryNarrator / Himself
The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch'2005Video documentaryHimself
Porco Rosso: Behind the Microphone2005Video shortHimself
Geeks2004DocumentaryHimself
They Made America2004TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
New York: A Documentary Film1999-2003TV Series documentaryNarrator
Tale as Old as Time: The Making of 'Beauty and the Beast'2002Video documentaryHimself - Voice of 'Cogsworth'
The Story Behind the Story2002Video documentary shortHimself
When Cultures Collide: From Perry to Pearl Harbor2002Video documentaryNarrator (voice)
'M*A*S*H': 30th Anniversary Reunion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself / Major Charles Winchester
Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Narrator / Narrator
HBO First Look2001TV Series documentaryBenjamin 'Doc' Stanton / Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stargate: Atlantis2008TV SeriesOberoth
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesMajor Charles Winchester
It's Like Life2004Video documentary shortPorter Leary
Very Merry Christmas Sing Along Songs2003VideoCogsworth
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Matlock1989TV SeriesArthur Hampton

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Impact AwardTV Land AwardsM*A*S*H (1972)· Alan Alda
· Allan Arbus
· William Christopher
· Larry Gelbart (producer)
· Mike Farrell
· Jeff Maxwell
· Burt Metcalfe (producer)
· Gene Reynolds (producer)
· Loretta Swit
· Kellye Nakahara

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceLilo & Stitch (2002)
2001AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Television ProductionTeacher's Pet (2000)
1993GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the YearBeauty and the Beast (1991)· Alan Menken (produced by)
· Howard Ashman (produced by)
· Walter Afanasieff (produced by)
· Robert Buchanan (produced by)
· Paige O'Hara (performed by)
· Céline Dion (performed by)
· Peabo Bryson (performed by)
· Robby Benson (performed by)
· Angela Lansbury (performed by)
· Jerry Orbach (performed by)
· Richard White (performed by)
· Jesse Corti (performed by)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialThe First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984)
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)
1981Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music SeriesM*A*S*H (1972)


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#Quote
1I enjoy working and even though many have this idealistic belief that the entertainment industry and studios like Walt Disney are gay friendly. For the most part they are, but that doesn't mean for them that business does not come first. It's a matter of economics. Most of my more notable work in the last two decades has been as a voice actor. Certainly, I've done television appearances, be they recurring or guest roles, and numerous motion picture and documentary stints, but a lot of my income has been derived from voicing Disney and family programming. What they might allow in a more known actor, they prefer not having to deal with in minor players.
2What's next is what I really really like to regard. I don't care if it's voice over work, or commercial, or directing a play, or doing a guest appearance with an orchestra, or going into some sort of ear training for a movie, or what is next. That I keep working just astonishes me. I never take it for granted.
3The simple fact of it is, in the British tradition, you're an actor who happens to be in a film or on television or on the stage. In America, annoyingly, you're identified as a film actor or a TV actor or a whatever actor. Early in my career, I decided to stop paying attention to the labels.
4[on creating the voice of Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast (1991)] I, at first, imagined a grandfather clock with a deep booming voice. Because he was smaller his vocal chords were also smaller and so the vocal quality became tighter. Then I tried to add a little bit of an uptight, pompous aspect and so that was the voice.
5Why he chose to come out as gay, May, 2009: I could claim noble reasons as coming out in order to move gay rights forward, but I must admit it is for far more selfish reasons. Now is the time I wish to find someone and I do not desire to force any potential partner to live a life of extreme discretion for me.

#Trademark
1Deep, calm voice
2Beard
3Towering height
4The role of Major Charles Winchester on "M*A*S*H" (1972).
5Disney movies

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