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Roddy McDowall

Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall (17 September 1928 – 3 October 1998) was an English-American actor, director, and photographer. He is best known for portraying Cornelius and Caesar in the original Planet of the Apes film series, as well as Galen in the spin-off television series.

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Sep 17, 1928 In Herne Hill, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Return of Captain Sinbad
Latest Project:
Series Here's Boomer 2022
Known For
Poster of A Bug's Life
Poster of Bridges to Cross
Poster of Planet of the Apes
Poster of The Greatest Story Ever Told
Movie The Return of Captain Sinbad Narrator 2022
Series Here's Boomer Unknown 2022
Movie Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 2001-01-01
Movie Backstory: How Green Was My Valley Self (archive footage) 2000-10-14
Movie Keepers of the Frame Himself 1999-03-01
Movie Star Power: The Creation Of United Artists Narrator (voice) 1998-01-01
Movie Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu Himself / Actor / Friend 1998-05-05
Movie Loss of Faith Henry Stokes 1998-10-01
Movie A Bug's Life Mr. Soil (voice) 1998-11-25
Movie Behind the Planet of the Apes Himself - Hosted by (also archive footage) 1998-09-05
Movie Something to Believe In Gambler 1998-05-08
Movie 20th Century Fox: The First 50 Years Self 1997-01-21
Movie The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo King Murphy 1997-05-16
Series The New Batman Adventures Unknown 1997-09-13
Movie Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain Himself 1997-10-12
Movie Obsessed with Vertigo - New Life for Hitchcock's Masterpiece Narrator (Voice) 1997-06-01
Movie Dead Man's Island Trevor Dunnaway 1996-03-05
Movie Star Hunter Riecher 1996-01-01
Series Superman: The Animated Series Unknown 1996-09-06
Movie Unlikely Angel Saint Peter 1996-12-17
Movie It's My Party Damian Knowles 1996-03-22
Movie The Alien Within Dr. Henry Lazarus 1995-07-18
Movie Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker Himself - Actor 1995-09-03
Movie The Grass Harp Amos Legrand 1995-09-10
Movie Last Summer in the Hamptons Thomas 1995-11-22
Movie Meet Me in St. Louis: The Making of an American Classic Narrator 1994-01-01
Movie Heads Fibris Drake 1994-01-29
Movie Mirror Mirror 2: Raven Dance Dr. Lasky 1994-05-25
Movie Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is Jeremy Sennet 1994-02-18
Series Gargoyles Unknown 1994-10-24
Movie Angel 4: Undercover Geoffrey Kagen 1994-07-26
Movie The Evil Inside Me 1993-01-01
Series SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron Unknown 1993-09-11
Movie The Naked Target Ernest Peabody 1992-01-24
Movie Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius Himself 1992-02-01
Series MGM: When the Lion Roars 1992-03-22
Movie Double Trouble Phillip Chamberlin 1992-02-14
Series Batman: The Animated Series The Mad Hatter / Dr. Jervis Tetch (voice) 1992-09-05
Movie Earth Angel Mr. Tatum 1991-03-04
Series The Pirates of Dark Water 1991-02-25
Series An Inconvenient Woman Cyril Rathbone 1991-05-12
Movie Timmy's Gift: A Precious Moments Christmas Narrator (voice) 1991-12-22
Movie Deadly Game Dr. Aaron 1991-07-10
Movie Going Under Secretary Neighbor 1991-08-23
Movie The Color of Evening 1990-09-01
Movie The Horror Hall of Fame Himself 1990-09-30
Movie Shakma Sorenson 1990-10-05
Series Around the World in 80 Days McBaines 1989-04-16
Movie Cutting Class Mr. Dante 1989-07-01
Movie Carmilla Inspector Amos 1989-09-10
Movie The Big Picture Judge 1989-09-15
Series Camp Candy 1989-09-09
Series The New Lassie Unknown 1989-09-08
Movie Fright Night Part 2 Peter Vincent 1988-04-07
Movie Doin' Time on Planet Earth Minister 1988-01-01
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon Self 1988-09-18
Movie Remo Williams: The Prophecy Unknown 1988-08-15
Movie Dead of Winter Mr. Murray 1987-02-06
Movie Overboard Andrew 1987-12-16
Movie GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Nuggit (voice) 1986-03-21
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Series The Wizard 1986-09-09
Series Bridges to Cross 1986-04-24
Series Hollywood Wives 1985-02-17
Movie Fright Night Peter Vincent 1985-08-02
Series Alice in Wonderland March Hare 1985-12-09
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood Prince John 1984-05-22
Movie This Girl For Hire Manfred Hayes 1983-01-11
Movie Rapunzel Narrator 1983-02-05
Series Tales of the Gold Monkey 1982-09-22
Movie The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' Himself / Rex Brewster 1982-01-01
Movie Evil Under the Sun Rex Brewster 1982-03-05
Movie Hollywood’s Children Self - Narrator (voice) 1982-02-24
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Narrator (voice) 1982-09-11
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Movie Class of 1984 Terry Corrigan 1982-08-20
Movie Mae West Rene Valentine 1982-05-02
Movie Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen Gillespie 1981-02-13
Movie The Million Dollar Face Derek Kenyon 1981-03-11
Movie The Memory of Eva Ryker MacFarland 1980-05-07
Series The Martian Chronicles Father Stone 1980-01-15
Movie The Return of the King Samwise Gamgee 1980-05-11
Movie Back to the Planet of the Apes Galen 1980-11-17
Movie Farewell to the Planet of the Apes Galen 1980-11-21
Movie Life, Liberty and Pursuit on the Planet of the Apes Galen 1980-11-20
Movie Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes Galen 1980-11-19
Series Sweepstakes Unknown 1979-01-26
Movie Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall Chuck the Robot (voice) 1979-01-01
Movie Nutcracker Fantasy Franz/Fritz 1979-03-03
Series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Governor Saroyan 1979-09-20
Movie Scavenger Hunt Jenkins 1979-12-21
Movie The Black Hole V.I.N.CENT. (voice) (uncredited) 1979-12-18
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Movie The Thief of Bagdad Hasan 1978-01-10
Movie Laserblast Doctor Mellon 1978-03-01
Movie Rabbit Test Gypsy Grandmother / Dr. Fishbine 1978-04-09
Series Flying High Unknown 1978-09-29
Movie The Immigrants Mark Levy 1978-11-20
Movie Circle of Iron White Robe 1978-07-25
Movie The Cat from Outer Space Mr. Stallwood 1978-06-09
Movie Sixth and Main Skateboard 1977-01-01
Series The Fantastic Journey Dr. Jonathan Willoway 1977-02-03
Movie Flood! Mr. Franklin 1977-06-05
Series The Love Boat Fred Beery 1977-09-24
Series The Rhinemann Exchange Bobby Ballard 1977-03-10
Movie It's Showtime 1976-03-31
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-16
Movie Embryo Frank Riley 1976-05-21
Movie Elizabeth Taylor: An Intimate Portrait Himself 1975-02-27
Movie Funny Lady Bobby Moore 1975-03-15
Series Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07
Movie Mean Johnny Barrows Tony Da Vince 1975-11-27
Movie The White Seal Narrator 1975-03-24
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Movie The Elevator Marvin Ellis 1974-02-09
Movie Dirty Mary Crazy Larry George Stanton (uncredited) 1974-05-17
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Planet of the Apes Galen 1974-09-13
Series Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford Himself 1973-04-02
Series Barnaby Jones Stanley Lambert 1973-01-28
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Movie The Legend of Hell House Benjamin Franklin Fischer 1973-06-15
Movie Arnold Robert 1973-11-16
Movie Miracle on 34th Street Dr. Sawyer 1973-12-14
Movie Battle for the Planet of the Apes Caesar 1973-06-15
Movie Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Caesar 1972-06-29
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Movie The Poseidon Adventure Acres 1972-12-13
Movie The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Frank Gass 1972-12-18
Movie Escape from the Planet of the Apes Cornelius 1971-05-20
Movie Pretty Maids All in a Row Mr. Proffer 1971-04-28
Series Columbo Roger Stanford 1971-09-15
Series Great Performances self 1971-01-28
Movie A Taste of Evil Dr. Michael Lomas 1971-10-11
Movie What's a Nice Girl Like You...? Albert Soames 1971-12-18
Movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks Mr. Jelk 1971-10-07
Movie Terror in the Sky Dr. Ralph Baird 1971-09-17
Movie Beneath the Planet of the Apes Cornelius (archive footage) (uncredited) 1970-04-23
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Movie Hello Down There Nate Ashbury 1969-01-01
Movie Midas Run Wister 1969-05-07
Movie Night Gallery Jeremy Evans 1969-11-08
Movie Angel, Angel, Down We Go Santoro 1969-08-19
Movie Planet of the Apes Cornelius 1968-02-07
Movie 5 Card Stud Nick Evers 1968-07-28
Series Journey to the Unknown Unknown 1968-09-26
Movie The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin Bullwhip Griffin 1967-03-08
Series The Invaders Lloyd Lindstrom 1967-01-10
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Movie The Cool Ones Tony Krum 1967-04-12
Movie Cricket on the Hearth Cricket Crocket (Narrator) 1967-12-18
Series The Danny Thomas Hour 1967-09-11
Movie Lord Love a Duck Alan "Mollymauk" Musgrave 1966-02-21
Series Batman The Bookworm 1966-01-12
Movie It! Arthur Pimm 1966-03-17
Series Felony Squad Unknown 1966-09-12
Movie The Defector Agent Adams 1966-10-19
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Movie The Third Day Oliver Parsons 1965-08-04
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Movie The Greatest Story Ever Told Matthew 1965-02-15
Movie Inside Daisy Clover Walter Baines 1965-12-22
Movie That Darn Cat! Gregory Benson 1965-12-02
Movie The Loved One D.J.Jr. 1965-10-11
Movie Hey There, It's Yogi Bear Bullwinp Griffin 1964-06-03
Movie Shock Treatment Martin Ashley 1964-07-22
Movie Cleopatra Octavian - Caesar Augustus 1963-06-12
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
Series The Danny Kaye Show Self 1963-09-25
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Movie The Longest Day Pvt. Morris 1962-09-25
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Movie The Power and the Glory Mestizo 1961-10-29
Movie Midnight Lace Malcolm 1960-10-13
Movie The Tempest Ariel 1960-02-13
Movie The Subterraneans Yuri Gilgoric 1960-06-23
Series The Twilight Zone Sam Conrad 1959-10-02
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Heart of Darkness Charles Marlow 1958-11-06
Movie The Big Country Hannassey Watchman (uncredited) 1958-09-30
Series Suspicion Unknown 1957-09-30
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The Steel Fist Eric Kardin 1952-01-06
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Movie Big Timber 1950-09-10
Movie Killer Shark Ted White 1950-03-19
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Black Midnight Scott Jordan 1949-10-01
Movie Tuna Clipper Alec MacLennan 1949-04-11
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Macbeth Malcolm 1948-10-01
Movie Kidnapped David Balfour 1948-11-28
Movie Holiday in Mexico Stanley Owen 1946-08-15
Movie Thunderhead - Son of Flicka Ken McLaughlin 1945-03-15
Movie Molly and Me Jimmy Graham 1945-05-25
Movie The White Cliffs of Dover John Ashwood II as a Boy 1944-05-11
Movie The Keys of the Kingdom Francis Chisholm, as a boy 1944-12-15
Movie My Friend Flicka Ken McLaughlin 1943-05-26
Movie Lassie Come Home Joe Carraclough 1943-12-01
Movie The Pied Piper Ronnie Cavanaugh 1942-08-21
Movie Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake Benjamin - as a Boy 1942-01-29
Movie On the Sunny Side Hugh Aylesworth 1942-02-13
Movie You Will Remember Young Bob Slater 1941-01-01
Movie Man Hunt Vaner 1941-06-13
Movie Confirm or Deny Albert Perkins 1941-12-12
Movie How Green Was My Valley Huw Morgan 1941-10-28
Movie This England Hugo 1941-07-22
Movie Just William Ginger 1940-07-20
Movie Saloon Bar Boy 1940-11-02
Movie Poison Pen Choirboy 1939-07-03
Movie I See Ice Boy (uncredited) 1938-02-10