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Jim Backus

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Performed the role of millionaire Thurston Howell III on TV’s Gilligan’s Island and James Dean’s character’s pops in Rebel With out a Trigger. He was expelled in the Kentucky Armed forces Institute for operating a horse with the cafeteria. He’s most well-known for voicing Mr. Magoo. He wedded Henny Backus in 1943 and was with her until his loss of life in 1989. He and Joan Davis performed a married few on it humor series I Wedded Joan.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jim Backus
Date Of Birth February 25, 1913
Died July 3, 1989, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Cleveland, OH
Profession TV Actor
Education Kentucky Military Institute
Nationality American
Spouse Henny Backus, Betty Kean
Parents Daisy Gilmore Backus, Russell Gould Backus
Movies Rebel Without a Cause, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Pete's Dragon, Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol, Friday Foster, Rescue from Gilligan's Island, His Kind of Woman, Don't Bother to Knock, Pat and Mike, Angel Face, Deadline – U.S.A., Sunday in New York, Man of a Thousand Faces, Good Guys Wear Black, The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island, Myra Breckinridge, The Girl He Left Behind, The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County, Johnny Cool, Hello Down There, Now You See Him, Now You Don't, Critic's Choice, There Goes the Bride, Angels Revenge, The Rose Bowl Story, Ask Any Girl, Advance to the Rear, Macabre, The Horizontal Lieutenant, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, Prince Jack, Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?, Hurry Sundown, Crazy Mama, Meet Me in Las Vegas, The Great Man, Francis in the Navy, C.H.O.M.P.S., Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town, John Goldfarb, Please Come Home, I'll See You in My Dreams, The Wheeler Dealers, Slapstick of Another Kind, Boys' Night Out, Billie, Zotz!, One Last Fling, I Love Melvin, Bright Victory, Here Come the Nelsons, Top Secret Affair
TV Shows I Married Joan, Mister Magoo, The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo, Gilligan's Island, Blondie, The New Adventures of Gilligan, What's New, Mr. Magoo?, Gilligan's Planet, The Jim Backus Show, Totally Tooned In, Hollywood House, The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show
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#Fact
1 Second husband of Betty Kean. Ex-brother-in-law of Jean Kean.
2 Jim Backus passed away on July 3, 1989, six months before his Gilligan's Island (1964) co-star Alan Hale Jr.'s death.
3 Best remembered by the public for his roles as the voice of Mr. Magoo and as Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island (1964).
4 Had appeared with Natalie Wood in four films: Father Was a Fullback (1949), The Rose Bowl Story (1952), Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and The Girl He Left Behind (1956).
5 Had appeared with Mickey Rooney in four films: The Big Operator (1959), It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County (1970) and Pete's Dragon (1977).
6 Had appeared with Charles McGraw in four films: Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950), His Kind of Woman (1951), The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962) and It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963).
7 Had played the same character (Thurston Howell III) on three different series: Gilligan's Island (1964), The New Adventures of Gilligan (1974) and Gilligan's Planet (1982).
8 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1735 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
9 In November 1957, Eva Gabor was his landlady - he sublet her New York City apartment.
10 Suffered from Parkinson's disease in later years and had to be carried into Gilligan's Island (1964) creator Sherwood Schwartz's 70th birthday party in 1987 because he could not manage the steps into Schwartz's house.
11 Was the first choice to play Abner Kravitz on Bewitched (1964), but turned down the role, as he was already working on Gilligan's Island (1964).
12 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 43-45. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
13 He provided the voice of Wally the Bird on the Western Airlines ads of the 1950s. His one-liner was simply "Western Airlines, the O-O-ONLY way to fly." He repeated this line in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963).
14 He reached the United States Top 40 Pop charts for a couple of weeks in 1958 with his novelty recording, "Delicious!" on Jubilee Records featuring instrumental backing from Appleknocker and His Group. The female part was comedienne Phyllis Diller. It was basically the two of them taking a drink of champagne and exclaiming "Delicious!". As the record progresses, they get drunker and giddier, slurring the word and laughing hysterically.
15 He not only played Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island (1964), once he also did a double-role, portraying a man, that impersonated Thurston Howell III, but was a criminal, in Gilligan's Island: Will the Real Mr. Howell Please Stand Up? (1966). The man later falls off a yacht, while drinking wine from a lady's slipper.
16 He was once roommates with Martin Gabel.
17 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. pg. 34-35. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
18 Was an avid golfer.
19 When Backus was doing radio plays, one of his characters Hubert Updyke III would become the basis for Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island (1964).
20 Used to work as a radio announcer in New York City.
21 Attended the Kentucky Military Institute. One of his classmates was future fellow actor Victor Mature.
22 One of his teachers in grade school was Margaret Hamilton, who would later play the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (1939).
23 Following his death, he was interred at Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Front Row Center 1956 TV Series Harry Cooper
Meet Me in Las Vegas 1956 Tom Culdane
Lux Video Theatre 1956 TV Series Harry
Star Stage 1956 TV Series
The Square Jungle 1955 Pat Quaid
TV Reader's Digest 1955 TV Series George Johnson
Magoo Makes News 1955 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Rebel Without a Cause 1955 Frank Stark
Stage Door Magoo 1955 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Francis in the Navy 1955 Cmdr. E.T. Hutch
Madcap Magoo 1955 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Magoo Express 1955 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
I Married Joan 1952-1955 TV Series Judge Bradley Stevens
Magoo's Check Up 1955 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Destination Magoo 1954 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Deep in My Heart 1954 Ben Judson
The Web 1954 TV Series
Kangaroo Courting 1954 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Four Wheels, No Brakes 1954 Short Television Quizmaster / New Car Salesman (voice, uncredited)
Magoo Goes Skiing 1954 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Look Who's Driving 1954 Short Charlie (voice, uncredited)
When Magoo Flew 1954 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Geraldine 1953 Jason Ambrose
All Star Revue 1953 TV Series Guest Comedic Actor
Magoo Slept Here 1953 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Magoo's Masterpiece 1953 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Safety Spin 1953 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
I Love Melvin 1953 Mergo
Angel Face 1953 District Attorney Judson
Above and Beyond 1952 Gen. Curtis E. LeMay
Captains Outrageous 1952 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Androcles and the Lion 1952 Centurion
Hotsy Footsy 1952 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Pete Hothead 1952 Short voice, uncredited
The Rose Bowl Story 1952 Michael 'Iron Mike' Burke
Pink and Blue Blues 1952 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Don't Bother to Knock 1952 Peter Jones
Pat and Mike 1952 Charles Barry
The Dog Snatcher 1952 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Deadline - U.S.A. 1952 Jim Cleary
Here Come the Nelsons 1952 Joe Randolph
Sloppy Jalopy 1952 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
I Want You 1951 Harvey Landrum
Grizzly Golfer 1951 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
I'll See You in My Dreams 1951 Sam Harris
The Man with a Cloak 1951 Flaherty
Fuddy Duddy Buddy 1951 Short Mr. Magoo (voice, uncredited)
His Kind of Woman 1951 Myron Winton
Iron Man 1951 Max Watkins
Hollywood Story 1951 Mitch Davis
Plutopia 1951 Short Milton (voice, uncredited)
Bright Victory 1951 Bill Grayson
Half Angel 1951 Michael Hogan
Barefaced Flatfoot 1951 Short Mr. Magoo (voice, uncredited)
M 1951 The Mayor
Bungled Bungalow 1951 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
The Killer That Stalked New York 1950 Willie Dennis (uncredited)
Emergency Wedding 1950 Ed Hamley
Trouble Indemnity 1950 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
The Miner's Daughter 1950 Short John Harvard (voice, uncredited)
Customs Agent 1950 Shanghai Chief Agent Thomas Jacoby
Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town 1950 Joseph 'Little Joe' Rogers
Spellbound Hound 1950 Short Mr. Magoo (voice, uncredited)
Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy 1950 TV Movie Magistrate Backus
A Dangerous Profession 1949 Police Lt. Nick Ferrone / Narrator
Hollywood House 1949 TV Series Hotel Manager
The Great Lover 1949 Higgins
Easy Living 1949 Dr. Franklin (as James Backus)
Father Was a Fullback 1949 Professor Sullivan (as James G. Backus)
Ragtime Bear 1949 Short Mr. Magoo (voice, uncredited)
One Last Fling 1949 Howard Pritchard
A-Lad-in His Lamp 1948 Short Genie (voice, uncredited)
Where Will You Hide? 1948 Short Narrator
Gilligan's Island 1964-1992 TV Series Thurston Howell III
Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends 1990 TV Series Smoky the Genie (voice)
The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show 1986 TV Series Smoky the Genie (voice)
The Enchanted Journey 1984 Gamun (voice)
Prince Jack 1984 Dealy
Trapper John, M.D. 1983 TV Series Gus
Gilligan's Planet 1982 TV Series Thurston Howell III
Slapstick of Another Kind 1982 President of the U.S.
The Love Boat 1978-1981 TV Series Mr. Landers / Mr. Marvin Waterman
The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island 1981 TV Movie Thurston Howell III
There Goes the Bride 1980 Mr. Perkins
Fantasy Island 1978-1980 TV Series H.H. Moran / Cap Truman
C.H.O.M.P.S. 1979 Mr. Gibbs
The Electric Horseman 1979 Mr. Magoo (voice, uncredited)
Eischied 1979 TV Series
The Rebels 1979 TV Movie John Hancock
The Castaways on Gilligan's Island 1979 TV Movie Thurston Howell III
$weepstake$ 1979 TV Series Major Adams
Angels' Brigade 1979 Cmdr. Lindsey March
Flying High 1979 TV Series Man
The Gift of the Magi 1978 TV Movie
Rescue from Gilligan's Island 1978 TV Movie Thurston Howell III
Good Guys Wear Black 1978 Doorman
What's New, Mr. Magoo? 1977 TV Series Mr. Magoo
Have I Got a Christmas for You 1977 TV Movie Kevin Grady
Pete's Dragon 1977 The Mayor
CHiPs 1977 TV Series Weitzman
Charlie's Angels 1977 TV Series Iggy
Never Con a Killer 1977 TV Movie Stanley Bunch
The Feather and Father Gang 1977 TV Series Stanley Bunch
The Magic Pony 1977 The Tsar (voice)
Ark II 1976 TV Series Arnie Pool
ABC Afterschool Specials 1976 TV Series Dr. Flamel
Police Story 1975-1976 TV Series Pollack / Jake Mandel
Friday Foster 1975 Enos Griffith
The New Adventures of Gilligan 1974-1975 TV Series Thurston Howell III
The Ghost Busters 1975 TV Series Eric, the Red
Ellery Queen 1975 TV Series Howard Biggers
Mobile One 1975 TV Series Macklin
Joe Forrester 1975 TV Series Jake Mandel
New Zoo Revue 1975 TV Series Traveling Salesman
Crazy Mama 1975 Mr. Albertson
Cop on the Beat 1975 TV Movie Jake Mandel
Gunsmoke 1975 TV Series Reverend Sims
Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1975 TV Series Herb Bresson
Harry O 1975 TV Series Ziggy
Chico and the Man 1975 TV Series Harold Erickson
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 1974 TV Short Narrator / Santa Claus (voice)
Marcus Welby, M.D. 1974 TV Series Bill
The Brady Bunch 1971-1974 TV Series Zaccariah T. Brown / Harry Mathews
Goodnight Jackie 1974 Mr. Landry
Miracle on 34th Street 1973 TV Movie Shellhammer
The Girl Most Likely to... 1973 TV Movie Tilson
Medical Center 1973 TV Series Dr. Danvers
Mod Squad 1973 TV Series Emile Wade
Magic Carpet 1972 TV Movie George Benson
Of Thee I Sing 1972 TV Movie Senator Robert F. Lyons
Now You See Him, Now You Don't 1972 Timothy Forsythe
Alias Smith and Jones 1972 TV Series Joseph P. Sterling
Getting Away from It All 1972 TV Movie Mike Lorimar
Young Dr. Kildare 1972 TV Series Jake Langley
Love, American Style 1970 TV Series Jerry (segment "Love and the Understanding") / Jerry Franks (segment "Love and the Marriage Counselor")
Uncle Sam Magoo 1970 TV Movie Mr. Magoo (voice)
Myra Breckinridge 1970 Doctor
Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County 1970 Staunch
Nanny and the Professor 1970 TV Series Dr. Charles Walters
I Dream of Jeannie 1970 TV Series General Charles Fitzhugh
Wake Me When the War Is Over 1969 TV Movie Colonel
Hello Down There 1969 T.R. Hollister
The Good Guys 1969 TV Series Henry Arsdale
The Wild Wild West 1969 TV Series Fabian Swanson
Blondie 1968-1969 TV Series J.C. Dithers Mr. Dithers
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour 1968 TV Series Smoky the Genie (voice)
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? 1968 Tru-Blue Lou
I Spy 1968 TV Series Tom Mathews
Daniel Boone 1968 TV Series Will Scataway
Accidental Family 1967 TV Series Uncle Fred
Damn Yankees! 1967 TV Movie Benny Van Buren
Hurry Sundown 1967 Carter Sillens
The Garry Moore Show 1967 TV Series
Billie 1965 Howard G. Carol
Fluffy 1965 Sergeant
The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo 1964-1965 TV Series Mr. Magoo / Squinty Eyes
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! 1965 Miles Whitepaper
Burke's Law 1963-1964 TV Series Herkimer Witt / Pork Pie Hannigan / Harold Mason
Advance to the Rear 1964 Gen. Willoughby
Espionage 1964 TV Series McAvoy
Arrest and Trial 1964 TV Series Sam Thayer
The DuPont Show of the Week 1964 TV Series Big Boss Buddy Foy
Mr. Magoo in Sherwood Forest 1964 Mr. Magoo (voice)
The Wheeler Dealers 1963 Bullard Bear
Sunday in New York 1963 Chief Pilot Drysdale
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World 1963 Tyler Fitzgerald
Johnny Cool 1963 Louis Murphy
The United States Steel Hour 1963 TV Series Michael John McKane
The Beverly Hillbillies 1963 TV Series Marty Van Ransohoff
Critic's Choice 1963 Dr. William Von Hagedorn
My Six Loves 1963 Sheriff
Operation Bikini 1963 Bosun's Mate Ed Fennelly
The Dick Powell Theatre 1963 TV Series Monte
McKeever & the Colonel 1963 TV Series J.C. Medbury
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol 1962 TV Movie Ebenezer Scrooge Mr. Magoo (voice)
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm 1962 The King ('The Dancing Princess')
Zotz! 1962 Horatio Kellgore
Boys' Night Out 1962 Peter Bowers
The Horizontal Lieutenant 1962 Cmdr. Jeremiah Hammerslag
Follow the Sun 1962 TV Series N.N. Nelson
The Lady and the Stock Exchange 1962 Documentary short Fictional Character
Cain's Hundred 1961 TV Series Karl Bigger
The Errand Boy 1961 Mr. Arbutt (voice, uncredited)
Maverick 1961 TV Series Joe Wheelwright
The Jim Backus Show 1960-1961 TV Series Mike O'Toole
The Bugs Bunny Show 1960 TV Series Smoky the Genie (voice)
Make Room for Daddy 1960 TV Series Jim Fletcher
The Untouchables 1960 TV Series William Norbert
77 Sunset Strip 1960 TV Series Maury Samuels
Ice Palace 1960 Dave Husack
Inside Magoo 1960 Short Mr. Magoo / Himself
Mister Magoo 1960 TV Series Mr. Magoo
1001 Arabian Nights 1959 Uncle Abdul Azziz Magoo (voice)
A Private's Affair 1959 Jim Gordon
The Big Operator 1959 Cliff Heldon
Terror Faces Magoo 1959 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
The Wild and the Innocent 1959 Mr. Forbes
Ask Any Girl 1959 Maxwell
Magoo's Lodge Brother 1959 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Merry Minstrel Magoo 1959 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
The Millionaire 1959 TV Series Henry Banning
Magoo's Homecoming 1959 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Goodyear Theatre 1959 TV Series Jim Cannaday
Bwana Magoo 1959 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Playhouse 90 1958 TV Series Jerry
Gumshoe Magoo 1958 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Love Comes to Magoo 1958 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Macabre 1958 Police Chief Jim Tyloe
Magoo's Cruise 1958 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Magoo's Three-Point Landing 1958 Short Mr. Magoo / Air Traffic Controller (voice)
The High Cost of Loving 1958 Paul Mason
The Explosive Mr. Magoo 1958 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Studio One in Hollywood 1957-1958 TV Series Tim McTaggart / Father
Scoutmaster Magoo 1958 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Magoo's Young Manhood 1958 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Magoo's Private War 1957 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Magoo's Moose Hunt 1957 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
The Pied Piper of Hamelin 1957 TV Movie King's Emissary
Eighteen and Anxious 1957 Harvey Graham
Rock-Hound Magoo 1957 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Magoo Saves the Bank 1957 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna 1957 TV Series Arthur Hutchins
Magoo's Masquerade 1957 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Man of a Thousand Faces 1957 Clarence Locan
Magoo's Glorious Fourth 1957 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Magoo Breaks Par 1957 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Matador Magoo 1957 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Matinee Theatre 1956-1957 TV Series
Climax! 1957 TV Series Detective Herman
Robert Montgomery Presents 1957 TV Series Lucus Edgerton
Magoo Goes Overboard 1957 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Top Secret Affair 1957 Col. Homer W. Gooch
Meet Mother Magoo 1956 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
The Great Man 1956 Nick Cellantano
You Can't Run Away from It 1956 Danker
The Girl He Left Behind 1956 Sgt. Hanna
The Opposite Sex 1956 Psychiatrist
Magoo's Problem Child 1956 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Conflict 1956 TV Series Dandy Summers
Warner Brothers Presents 1956 TV Series
Trailblazer Magoo 1956 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Magoo's Puddle Jumper 1956 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Magoo Beats the Heat 1956 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
The Naked Hills 1956 Willis Haver
Calling Doctor Magoo 1956 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Magoo Goes West 1956 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)
Magoo's Canine Mutiny 1956 Short Mr. Magoo (voice)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mooch Goes to Hollywood 1971 TV Movie written by
Destination Magoo 1954 Short story

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol 1962 TV Movie performer: "Ringle, Ringle", "It's Great to Be Back on Broadway", "Alone in the World"
The Opposite Sex 1956 performer: "The Opposite Sex" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. Magoo 1997 acknowledgment: the original "Mr. Magoo" featured the voice of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Show 1988 TV Series Himself
Tom Cottle: Up Close 1983 TV Series Himself
Family Feud 1983 TV Series Himself
Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1962-1980 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Comedy Actor / ...
The Gossip Columnist 1980 TV Movie Himself
Today 1980 TV Series Himself
The Alan Hamel Show 1979 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Tattletales 1974 TV Series Himself
Stand Up and Cheer 1974 TV Series Himself
Match Game 73 1973 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Hollywood Squares 1965-1973 TV Series Himself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters 1973 TV Series Himself
Password All-Stars 1965-1973 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
The Mouse Factory 1972-1973 TV Series Himself
The Virginia Graham Show 1972 TV Series Himself
Mooch Goes to Hollywood 1971 TV Movie Himself
This Is Your Life 1971 TV Series Himself
Laugh-In 1970 TV Series Himself
It Takes Two 1970 TV Series Himself
Della 1970 TV Series Himself
He Said, She Said 1970 TV Series Himself
The Max Bygraves Hour 1970 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1963-1969 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Joey Bishop Show 1968-1969 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Barbara McNair Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Joan Rivers Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1967-1969 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Storybook Squares 1969 TV Series Mr. Magoo
The Fabulous Shorts 1968 TV Movie Himself - Host / Mr. Magoo
The Donald O'Connor Show 1968 TV Series Himself
Don't Make Waves 1967 Himself (uncredited)
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967 TV Series Himself
I've Got a Secret 1957-1967 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Guest / Himself
Continental Showcase 1966 TV Series Himself - Host
What's My Line? 1957-1965 TV Series Himself
The Celebrity Game 1965 TV Series Himself
Rendezvous in Space 1964 Documentary short Moon (voice, uncredited)
The Match Game 1963 TV Series Himself - Team Captain
Juke Box Jury 1963 TV Series Himself - Panellist
Talent Scouts 1962-1963 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself
Stump the Stars 1963 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1957-1962 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself - Comedian / Himself
The Linkletter Show 1962 TV Series Himself
Here's Hollywood 1962 TV Series Himself
The Bob Newhart Show 1962 TV Series Himself
Person to Person 1961 TV Series documentary Himself
About Faces 1960 TV Series Himself
The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams 1959 TV Series Himself
The Juke Box Jury 1959 TV Series Himself
This Is Your Life 1958 TV Series Himself
The George Gobel Show 1958 TV Series Himself
To Tell the Truth 1958 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Confidential File 1956 TV Series Himself
The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
All Star Revue 1952 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Thurston Howell III
Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom 2011 Documentary Pat Quaid
American Masters 2005 TV Series documentary Actor 'Rebel without a Cause'
Before the Three-Hour Tour 2004 Video documentary short Thurston Howell III
ET in TV Land 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 2002 TV Series documentary Frank Stark in 'Rebel Without A Cause'
Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History 2001 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Gilligan's Island - The Untold Tales 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 2 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Forever James Dean 1988 Documentary Frank Stark
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1984 TV Series US President from film SLAPSTICK OF ANOTHER KIND
Hill Street Blues 1982 TV Series Mr. Magoo
Charlie's Angels 1979 TV Series Iggy
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1975 TV Series Timothy Forsythe
Autumn Leaves 1956 Mr. Magoo (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 1735 Vine Street.


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#Quote
1 Mr. Magoo's appeal lies in our hostility toward an older generation. But he's not only nearsighted physically; his mind is selective of what it sees, too. That is where the humor, the satire lies, in the difference between what he thinks he sees and reality as we see it.
2 Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success.

#Trademark
1 Often played wealthy, upper-class figures
2 Rich smooth voice

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