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Jim Backus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Gilmore "Jim" Backus (February 25, 1913 – July 3, 1989) was a radio, television, film, and voice actor. Among his most famous roles are the voice of Mr. Magoo, the rich Hubert Updike, III on the Alan Young radio show, Joan Davis's character's husband (a domestic court judge) on TV's I Married Joan, James Dean's character's father in Rebel Without a Cause and Thurston Howell, III on the 1960s sitcom Gilligan's Island. He also starred in his own show of one season, The Jim Backus Show, also known as Hot off the Wire. An avid golfer, Backus actually made the 36-hole cut at the 1964 Bing Crosby Pro-Am tournament. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jim Backus,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 25, 1913 In Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Studio One 1948-11-07
Latest Project:
Series Hollywood House 2017
Known For
Poster of Charlie's Angels
Poster of The Good Guys
Poster of Ice Palace
Poster of Macabre
Series Hollywood House Unknown 2017
Movie Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom 2012-03-20
Movie Surviving Gilligan's Island Himself (archive footage) 2001-10-14
Series The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show 1986-09-13
Movie Prince Jack Dealy 1985-12-01
Movie Slapstick (Of Another Kind) President of the U.S. 1982-12-09
Series Gilligan's Planet 1982-09-18
Movie The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island Thurston Howell III 1981-05-15
Movie The Gossip Columnist Jim Backus 1980-03-21
Movie There Goes The Bride Mr. Perkins 1980-07-07
Series Sweepstakes Unknown 1979-01-26
Movie Angels' Brigade Cmdr. Lindsey March 1979-01-01
Movie C.H.O.M.P.S. Mr. Gibbs 1979-12-21
Movie The Castaways on Gilligan's Island Thurston Howell III 1979-05-03
Movie The Rebels John Hancock 1979-05-14
Series Eischied Unknown 1979-09-21
Movie Good Guys Wear Black Albert, the Doorman 1978-06-01
Series Flying High Unknown 1978-09-29
Movie Rescue from Gilligan's Island Thurston Howell III 1978-10-21
Series What's New, Mr. Magoo? 1977-09-10
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-09-24
Movie اژدهای پیت The Mayor 1977-11-03
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Movie Crazy Mama Mr. Albertson 1975-06-01
Series Joe Forrester Unknown 1975-09-09
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Movie Friday Foster Enos Griffith 1975-12-25
Series Mobile One Unknown 1975-09-12
Movie Goodnight Jackie Mr. Landry 1974-02-27
Series The New Adventures of Gilligan 1974-09-07
Series Chico and the Man Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Series Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie Miracle on 34th Street Shellhammer 1973-12-14
Movie The Girl Most Likely to... Prof. David Tilson 1973-11-06
Movie Getting Away from It All Mike Lorimar 1972-01-19
Movie Now You See Him, Now You Don't Timothy Forsythe 1972-07-12
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Movie Mooch Goes to Hollywood Jim Backus 1971-12-31
Movie The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County Staunch 1970-04-01
Series Nanny and the Professor Unknown 1970-01-21
Movie Myra Breckinridge Doctor 1970-06-24
Movie Hello Down There T.R. Hollister 1969-01-01
Series The Barbara McNair Show Unknown 1969-09-13
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Movie Wake Me When the War Is Over Colonel 1969-10-14
Series The Brady Bunch Unknown 1969-09-26
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Movie Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Tru-Blue Lou 1968-01-01
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series The Good Guys Unknown 1968-09-25
Series Blondie 1968-09-26
Movie Hurry Sundown Carter Sillens 1967-02-09
Series Accidental Family Unknown 1967-09-15
Movie Damn Yankees! Benny Van Buren 1967-04-08
Movie Fluffy Sergeant 1965-06-27
Movie John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! Miles Whitepaper 1965-03-24
Series The Wild Wild West Unknown 1965-09-17
Movie Billie Howard G. Carol 1965-12-13
Series The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo (voice) 1964-09-19
Movie Advance to the Rear Gen. Willoughby 1964-06-10
Series The Mr. Magoo Show 1964-09-19
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series Gilligan's Island Thurston Howell, III 1964-09-26
Movie Critic's Choice Dr. William Von Hagedorn 1963-04-13
Movie My Six Loves Sheriff 1963-04-03
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
Movie Operation Bikini Bosun's Mate Ed Fennelly 1963-03-26
Movie A Child Is Waiting Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited) 1963-02-13
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie The Wheeler Dealers Bullard Bear 1963-11-14
Movie Sunday in New York Chief Pilot Drysdale 1963-11-13
Movie Johnny Cool Louis Murphy 1963-10-02
Movie این یک دنیای دیوانه ، دیوانه ، دیوانه ، دیوانه است Tyler Fitzgerald 1963-11-07
Movie The Horizontal Lieutenant Cmdr. Jeremiah Hammerslag 1962-04-18
Movie Boys' Night Out Peter Bowers 1962-06-21
Movie The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm The King ('The Dancing Princess') 1962-08-07
Movie Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge / Mr. Magoo (voice) 1962-12-18
Movie Zotz! Prof. Horatio Kellgore 1962-10-03
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Movie Magoo Meets Frankenstein Mr. Magoo 1961-03-20
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Series The Dick Powell Show Unknown 1961-09-26
Movie Ice Palace Dave Husack 1960-01-02
Series The Jim Backus Show 1960-10-06
Movie The Big Operator Cliff Heldon 1959-08-01
Movie A Private's Affair Jim Gordon 1959-08-14
Movie The Wild and the Innocent Mr. Forbes 1959-05-27
Movie Ask Any Girl Maxwell 1959-08-21
Movie 1001 Arabian Nights Uncle Abdul Azziz Magoo (voice) 1959-12-01
Movie The High Cost of Loving Paul Mason 1958-05-16
Movie Macabre Jim Tyloe 1958-10-01
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Movie Top Secret Affair Col. Homer W. Gooch 1957-01-30
Movie Man of a Thousand Faces Clarence Locan 1957-08-15
Movie Eighteen and Anxious Harvey Graham 1957-11-15
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Movie The Naked Hills Willis Haver 1956-06-17
Movie Meet Me in Las Vegas Tom Culdane 1956-03-09
Movie The Girl He Left Behind Sgt. Hanna 1956-10-26
Movie The Opposite Sex Psychiatrist 1956-11-15
Movie You Can't Run Away from It Danker 1956-10-30
Movie The Great Man Nick Cellantano 1956-12-01
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie The Square Jungle Pat Quaid 1955-01-01
Movie Francis in the Navy E.T. Hutch 1955-08-24
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie شورش بی‌ دلیل Frank Stark 1955-10-29
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Movie When Magoo Flew Mr. Magoo (voice) 1954-01-01
Movie Deep in My Heart Ben Judson 1954-12-09
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Angel Face Dist. Atty. Judson 1953-01-02
Movie Above and Beyond Gen. Curtis E. LeMay 1953-01-02
Movie I Love Melvin Mergo 1953-03-20
Movie Deadline - U.S.A. Jim Cleary 1952-03-14
Movie Here Come the Nelsons Joe Randolph 1952-02-23
Movie Don't Bother to Knock Peter Jones 1952-07-18
Movie Pat and Mike Charles Barry 1952-06-13
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Hotsy Footsy Mr. Magoo (voice) 1952-10-22
Movie Androcles and the Lion Centurion 1952-12-01
Series I Married Joan Judge Bradley Stevens 1952-10-15
Movie Hollywood Story Mitch Davis 1951-06-01
Movie Bright Victory Bill Grayson 1951-07-31
Movie Plutopia Milton the Cat 1951-05-18
Movie M The Mayor 1951-03-01
Movie Bungled Bungalow Mr. Magoo 1951-01-15
Movie Barefaced Flatfoot Mr. Magoo 1951-04-25
Movie Half Angel Michael Hogan 1951-05-05
Movie His Kind of Woman Myron Winton 1951-08-15
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Iron Man Max Watkins 1951-08-18
Movie I Want You Harvey Landrum 1951-12-22
Movie Grizzly Golfer Mr. Magoo 1951-12-20
Movie Fuddy Duddy Buddy Mr. Magoo (voice) 1951-10-17
Movie The Man with a Cloak Flaherty 1951-11-27
Movie I'll See You in My Dreams Sam Harris 1951-12-05
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Movie Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town Joseph 'Little Joe' Rogers 1950-01-04
Movie Spellbound Hound Mr. Magoo 1950-03-15
Movie Customs Agent Shanghai Chief Agent Thomas Jacoby 1950-05-18
Movie The Killer That Stalked New York Willie Dennis (uncredited) 1950-10-06
Movie Emergency Wedding Ed Hamley 1950-11-15
Movie Ragtime Bear Mr. Magoo (voice) 1949-09-29
Movie One Last Fling Howard Pritchard 1949-06-30
Movie Easy Living Dr. Franklin 1949-10-08
Movie Father Was a Fullback Professor Sullivan 1949-09-30
Movie A Dangerous Profession Police Lt. Nick Ferrone / Narrator (as James Backus) 1949-12-10
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07