Person Details

Birthday: 1913-02-25 09:40:21

Death: 1989-07-03 09:40:21

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 74

TV Involvements: 3


Most Famous Work

Biography

Jim Backus (1913–1989) was a radio, television, film, and voice actor. Among his most famous credits are The Alan Young Radio Show, I Married Joan, Gilligan's Island, and Rebel Without a Cause. He also starred on his own show The Jim Backus Show.

Most Famous Work

Rebel Without a Cause
Average
8

Rebel Without a Cause

(1955) Frank Stark
Angel Face
Average
7

Angel Face

(1953) Dist. Atty. Judson
Good Guys Wear Black
Average
6

Good Guys Wear Black

(1978) Albert, the Doorman
Don't Bother to Knock
Average
7

Don't Bother to Knock

(1952) Peter Jones
The Man with a Cloak
Average
7

The Man with a Cloak

(1951) Flaherty
The Naked Hills
Average
4

The Naked Hills

(1956) Willis Haver
Hurry Sundown
Average
7

Hurry Sundown

(1967) Carter Sillens
Friday Foster
Average
6

Friday Foster

(1975) Enos Griffith

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2012 N/A
2001 Himself (archive footage)
1985 Dealy
1982 President of the U.S.
N/A
1981 Gamba
Thurston Howell III
1980 Mr. Perkins
Jim Backus
1979 Mr. Gibbs
N/A
John Hancock
Thurston Howell III
N/A
Cmdr. Lindsey March
1978 Thurston Howell III
N/A
Albert, the Doorman
1977 Kevin Grady
The Mayor
Mr. Landers
Marvin Waterman
N/A
N/A
1976 N/A
Dr. Flamel
1975 Enos Griffith
N/A
N/A
N/A
Mr. Albertson
1974 N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Mr. Landry
1973 Shellhammer
Prof. David Tilson
N/A
1972 Timothy Forsythe
Mike Lorimar
1971 Jim Backus
N/A
1970 Doctor
Staunch
N/A
1969 Colonel
N/A
N/A
N/A
T.R. Hollister
1968 N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Tru-Blue Lou
1967 N/A
Benny Van Buren
Carter Sillens
1966 Self - Host
1965 Howard G. Carol
General Fitzhugh
N/A
Sergeant
Miles Whitepaper
1964 Thurston Howell, III
N/A
Will Scataway
Mr. Magoo (voice)
N/A
Gen. Willoughby
Mr. Magoo
1963 Bullard Bear
Chief Pilot Drysdale
Tyler Fitzgerald
Louis Murphy
N/A
N/A
Dr. William Von Hagedorn
Sheriff
Bosun's Mate Ed Fennelly
Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
1962 Ebenezer Scrooge / Mr. Magoo (voice)
Prof. Horatio Kellgore
Self
N/A
The King ('The Dancing Princess')
Peter Bowers
Cmdr. Jeremiah Hammerslag
1961 N/A
N/A
Mr. Magoo
1960 N/A
N/A
Dave Husack
James
1959 Uncle Abdul Azziz Magoo (voice)
Maxwell
Jim Gordon
Cliff Heldon
Mr. Magoo
Mr. Forbes
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Mr. Magoo (voice)
1958 N/A
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Jim Tyloe
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Mr. Magoo / Air Traffic Controller / Sully (voice)
Paul Mason
Mr Magoo (voice)
Mr. Magoo (voice)
1957 Mr. Magoo (voice)
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Harvey Graham
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Mr. Magoo (voice)
N/A
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Clarence Locan
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Col. Homer W. Gooch
1956 Mr. Magoo (voice)
Nick Cellantano
Psychiatrist
Danker
Sgt. Hanna
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Mr. Magoo(voice)
Willis Haver
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Tom Culdane
Mr. Magoo (voice)
1955 Mr. Magoo
N/A
Frank Stark
N/A
E.T. Hutch
Mr. Magoo
Mr. Magoo
N/A
Pat Quaid
1954 Mr. Magoo (voice)
Ben Judson
N/A
Jason Ambrose
Mr. Magoo (voice)
1953 Mergo
Gen. Curtis E. LeMay
Dist. Atty. Judson
1952 Centurion
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Judge Bradley Stevens
N/A
Michael "Iron Mike" Burke
Peter Jones
Charles Barry
Jim Cleary
Joe Randolph
1951 Kevin Grady
Harvey Landrum
Mr. Magoo
Sam Harris
Flaherty
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Max Watkins
Myron Winton
Bill Grayson
Mitch Davis
Milton the Cat
Michael Hogan
Mr. Magoo
The Mayor
Mr. Magoo
1950 Ed Hamley
Willie Dennis (uncredited)
Shanghai Chief Agent Thomas Jacoby
Mr. Magoo
N/A
N/A
Joseph 'Little Joe' Rogers
1949 Police Lt. Nick Ferrone / Narrator (as James Backus)
Higgins
Dr. Franklin
Professor Sullivan
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Howard Pritchard
1948 N/A
Smokey the Genie
Mr. Magoo
N/A
Mr. Magoo
Mr. Magoo
Mr. Magoo
Mr. Magoo (voice)
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1971 Writer
1954 Story
Year Role Movie/Tv

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