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Jim Backus

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.

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Feb 25, 1913 In Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A-Lad-in His Lamp 1948-10-22
Latest Project:
Series The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show 2022
Known For
Poster of Continental Showcase
Poster of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Poster of Matinee Theater
Poster of Rebel Without a Cause
Series The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show 2022
Movie Love Comes to Magoo Mr. Magoo (voice) 2022
Movie Columbia Pictures Cartoons Vol. 7: Starring Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo 2022
Movie Columbia Pictures Cartoons, Vol. 1: Starring Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo 2022
Movie Columbia Pictures Cartoons Vol. 5: Starring Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo 2022
Movie Columbia Pictures cartoons. Vol. 2 : starring Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo 2022
Movie Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom 2012-03-20
Movie Surviving Gilligan's Island Himself (archive footage) 2001-10-14
Movie Prince Jack Dealy 1985-12-01
Series Gilligan's Planet Unknown 1982-09-18
Movie Slapstick (Of Another Kind) President of the U.S. 1982-12-09
Movie The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island Thurston Howell III 1981-05-15
Movie The Enchanted Journey Gamba 1981-10-10
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 The Castaways on Gilligan's Island Thurston Howell III 1979-05-03
Movie C.H.O.M.P.S. Mr. Gibbs 1979-12-21
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? Unknown 1977-09-10
Series The Love Boat Mr. Landers 1977-09-24
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Movie Have I Got a Christmas for You Kevin Grady 1977-12-16
Movie Pete's Dragon The Mayor 1977-11-03
Movie The Amazing Cosmic Awareness of Duffy Moon Dr. Flamel 1976-02-04
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Movie Crazy Mama Mr. Albertson 1975-06-01
Series Joe Forrester Unknown 1975-09-09
Series Mobile One Unknown 1975-09-12
Movie Friday Foster Enos Griffith 1975-12-25
Series Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
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 Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie The Girl Most Likely to... Prof. David Tilson 1973-11-06
Movie Miracle on 34th Street Shellhammer 1973-12-14
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
Series Nanny and the Professor Unknown 1970-01-21
Movie The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County Staunch 1970-04-01
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 The Brady Bunch Unknown 1969-09-26
Movie Wake Me When the War Is Over Colonel 1969-10-14
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Movie Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Tru-Blue Lou 1968-01-01
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series Blondie 1968-09-26
Series The Good Guys Unknown 1968-09-25
Movie Hurry Sundown Carter Sillens 1967-02-09
Movie Damn Yankees! Benny Van Buren 1967-04-08
Series Accidental Family Unknown 1967-09-15
Series Continental Showcase Self - Host 1966-06-11
Movie John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! Miles Whitepaper 1965-03-24
Movie Fluffy Sergeant 1965-06-27
Movie Billie Howard G. Carol 1965-12-13
Series The Wild Wild West Unknown 1965-09-17
Series I Dream of Jeannie General Fitzhugh 1965-09-18
Movie Mr. Magoo, Man of Mystery Mr. Magoo 1964-01-01
Movie Advance to the Rear Gen. Willoughby 1964-06-10
Series Daniel Boone Will Scataway 1964-09-24
Series Gilligan's Island Thurston Howell, III 1964-09-26
Series The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo (voice) 1964-09-19
Movie Critic's Choice Dr. William Von Hagedorn 1963-04-13
Movie My Six Loves Sheriff 1963-04-03
Movie Operation Bikini Bosun's Mate Ed Fennelly 1963-03-26
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
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 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Tyler Fitzgerald 1963-11-07
Movie Boys' Night Out Peter Bowers 1962-06-21
Movie The Horizontal Lieutenant Cmdr. Jeremiah Hammerslag 1962-04-18
Movie The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm The King ('The Dancing Princess') 1962-08-07
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Movie Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge / Mr. Magoo (voice) 1962-12-18
Movie Zotz! Prof. Horatio Kellgore 1962-10-03
Movie Magoo Meets Frankenstein Mr. Magoo 1961-03-20
Series The Dick Powell Show Unknown 1961-09-26
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Movie Ice Palace Dave Husack 1960-01-02
Movie Tom, Dick and Harriet James 1960-01-01
Series The Mr. Magoo Show Unknown 1960-11-07
Series The Jim Backus Show 1960-10-06
Movie Merry Minstrel Magoo Mr. Magoo (voice) 1959-04-09
Movie Magoo’s Homecoming Mr. Magoo (voice) 1959-03-05
Movie Bwana Magoo Mr. Magoo (voice) 1959-01-09
Movie Magoo's Lodge Brother Mr. Magoo (voice) 1959-05-07
Movie The Wild and the Innocent Mr. Forbes 1959-05-27
Movie 1001 Arabian Nights Uncle Abdul Azziz Magoo (voice) 1959-12-01
Movie A Private's Affair Jim Gordon 1959-08-14
Movie Ask Any Girl Maxwell 1959-08-21
Movie The Big Operator Cliff Heldon 1959-08-01
Movie Terror Faces Magoo Mr. Magoo 1959-07-09
Movie The High Cost of Loving Paul Mason 1958-05-16
Movie The Explosive Mr. Magoo Mr Magoo (voice) 1958-05-08
Movie Magoo's Young Manhood Mr. Magoo (voice) 1958-03-13
Movie Magoo’s Three-Point Landing Mr. Magoo / Air Traffic Controller / Sully (voice) 1958-06-05
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Movie Magoo’s Cruise Mr. Magoo (voice) 1958-09-11
Movie Gumshoe Magoo Mr. Magoo (voice) 1958-10-06
Movie Macabre Jim Tyloe 1958-10-01
Movie Magoo Breaks Par Mr. Magoo (voice) 1957-06-27
Movie Magoo's Masquerade Mr. Magoo (voice) 1957-08-15
Movie Matador Magoo Mr. Magoo (voice) 1957-05-30
Movie Top Secret Affair Col. Homer W. Gooch 1957-01-30
Movie Man of a Thousand Faces Clarence Locan 1957-08-15
Movie Magoo Goes Overboard Mr. Magoo (voice) 1957-02-21
Movie Magoo Saves the Bank Mr. Magoo (voice) 1957-09-26
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Movie Magoo's Moose Hunt Mr. Magoo (voice) 1957-11-28
Movie Eighteen and Anxious Harvey Graham 1957-11-15
Movie Magoo's Private War Mr. Magoo (voice) 1957-12-19
Movie Rock Hound Magoo Mr. Magoo (voice) 1957-10-24
Movie The Naked Hills Willis Haver 1956-06-17
Movie Calling Doctor Magoo Mr. Magoo (voice) 1956-05-24
Movie Magoo's Canine Mutiny Mr. Magoo (voice) 1956-03-08
Movie Magoo Beats the Heat Mr. Magoo(voice) 1956-06-21
Movie Meet Me in Las Vegas Tom Culdane 1956-03-09
Movie Magoo Goes West Mr. Magoo (voice) 1956-04-18
Movie Magoo's Problem Child Mr. Magoo (voice) 1956-10-18
Movie Trailblazer Magoo Mr. Magoo (voice) 1956-09-13
Movie Meet Mother Magoo Mr. Magoo (voice) 1956-12-27
Movie The Opposite Sex Psychiatrist 1956-11-15
Movie The Great Man Nick Cellantano 1956-12-01
Movie You Can't Run Away from It Danker 1956-10-30
Movie The Girl He Left Behind Sgt. Hanna 1956-10-26
Movie Francis in the Navy E.T. Hutch 1955-08-24
Movie Magoo Express Mr. Magoo 1955-05-19
Movie The Square Jungle Pat Quaid 1955-01-01
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie Madcap Magoo Mr. Magoo 1955-06-23
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Magoo Makes News Mr. Magoo 1955-11-15
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Movie Rebel Without a Cause Frank Stark 1955-10-29
Movie When Magoo Flew Mr. Magoo (voice) 1954-01-01
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Geraldine Jason Ambrose 1954-01-26
Movie Destination Magoo Mr. Magoo (voice) 1954-12-16
Movie Deep in My Heart Ben Judson 1954-12-09
Movie Above and Beyond Gen. Curtis E. LeMay 1953-01-02
Movie Angel Face Dist. Atty. Judson 1953-01-02
Movie I Love Melvin Mergo 1953-03-20
Movie Pat and Mike Charles Barry 1952-06-13
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 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
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie The Rose Bowl Story Michael "Iron Mike" Burke 1952-08-24
Movie Hollywood Story Mitch Davis 1951-06-01
Movie Half Angel Michael Hogan 1951-05-05
Movie Plutopia Milton the Cat 1951-05-18
Movie M The Mayor 1951-03-01
Movie Bright Victory Bill Grayson 1951-07-31
Movie Bungled Bungalow Mr. Magoo 1951-01-15
Movie Barefaced Flatfoot Mr. Magoo 1951-04-25
Movie The Man with a Cloak Flaherty 1951-11-27
Movie I Want You Harvey Landrum 1951-12-22
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Kevin Grady 1951-12-24
Movie His Kind of Woman Myron Winton 1951-08-15
Movie Grizzly Golfer Mr. Magoo 1951-12-20
Movie I'll See You in My Dreams Sam Harris 1951-12-06
Movie Iron Man Max Watkins 1951-08-18
Movie Fuddy Duddy Buddy Mr. Magoo (voice) 1951-10-17
Series What's My Line? Unknown 1950-02-02
Movie Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town Joseph 'Little Joe' Rogers 1950-01-04
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Movie Spellbound Hound Mr. Magoo 1950-03-15
Movie Customs Agent Shanghai Chief Agent Thomas Jacoby 1950-05-18
Movie Emergency Wedding Ed Hamley 1950-11-15
Movie The Killer That Stalked New York Willie Dennis (uncredited) 1950-10-06
Movie Ragtime Bear Mr. Magoo (voice) 1949-09-29
Movie One Last Fling Howard Pritchard 1949-06-30
Movie Father Was a Fullback Professor Sullivan 1949-09-30
Movie Easy Living Dr. Franklin 1949-10-08
Movie The Great Lover Higgins 1949-11-23
Movie A Dangerous Profession Police Lt. Nick Ferrone / Narrator (as James Backus) 1949-12-10
Movie A-Lad-in His Lamp Smokey the Genie 1948-10-22
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07