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Jim Backus

Jim BackusAKA James Gilmore Backus

Born: 25-Feb-1913
Birthplace: Cuyahoga, OH
Died: 3-Jul-1989
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mr. Howell on Gilligan's Island

Also well-known for being the cartoon voice of Mr. Magoo.

Wife: Henriette Kay Backus ("Henny", actress, b. 21-Mar-1911, m. 1941, until his death)

    High School: Kentucky Military Institute (expelled)

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1735 Vine Street (television)
    Expelled from School

    TELEVISION
    Blondie Mr. Dithers (1968-69)
    Gilligan's Island Thurston Howell III (1964-67)
    Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo (voice, 1964-65)
    I Married Joan Judge Bradley Stevens (1952-55)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Prince Jack (Dec-1985)
    Slapstick (of Another Kind) (1982)
    The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (15-May-1981)
    There Goes the Bride (Jul-1980)
    C.H.O.M.P.S. (21-Dec-1979) · Mr. Gibbs
    The Rebels (14-May-1979)
    The Castaways on Gilligan's Island (3-May-1979)
    Good Guys Wear Black (21-Mar-1979)
    Angels' Brigade (1979)
    Rescue from Gilligan's Island (14-Oct-1978)
    Pete's Dragon (3-Nov-1977)
    The Amazing Cosmic Awareness of Duffy Moon (4-Feb-1976)
    Friday Foster (25-Dec-1975) · Enos Griffith
    Crazy Mama (Jun-1975) · Mr. Albertson
    The Girl Most Likely to... (6-Nov-1973)
    Now You See Him, Now You Don't (23-Aug-1972)
    Myra Breckinridge (24-Jun-1970)
    Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County (1-May-1970) · Staunch
    Hello Down There (25-Jun-1969)
    Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (19-Jun-1968)
    Hurry Sundown (6-Feb-1967)
    Billie (15-Sep-1965)
    Fluffy (27-Jun-1965)
    John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (24-Mar-1965)
    Advance to the Rear (15-Apr-1964)
    The Wheeler Dealers (14-Nov-1963) · Bullard Bear
    Sunday in New York (13-Nov-1963) · Flight Dispatcher
    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (7-Nov-1963) · Tyler Fitzgerald
    Johnny Cool (2-Oct-1963) · Louis Murphy
    Critic's Choice (13-Apr-1963) · Dr. William von Hagedorn
    My Six Loves (3-Apr-1963)
    Operation Bikini (26-Mar-1963)
    Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (18-Dec-1962) · Mister Magoo [VOICE]
    The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (7-Aug-1962) · The King
    Zotz! (Jul-1962) · Horatio Kellgore
    Boys' Night Out (21-Jun-1962) · Peter Bowers
    The Horizontal Lieutenant (18-Apr-1962)
    Ice Palace (2-Jan-1960)
    1001 Arabian Nights (1-Dec-1959) [VOICE]
    A Private's Affair (14-Aug-1959)
    The Big Operator (Aug-1959)
    The Wild and the Innocent (27-May-1959)
    Ask Any Girl (21-May-1959) · Maxwell
    Macabre (Oct-1958) · Jim Tyloe
    The High Cost of Loving (16-May-1958)
    The Pied Piper of Hamelin (26-Nov-1957)
    Eighteen and Anxious (15-Nov-1957)
    Man of a Thousand Faces (13-Aug-1957) · Clarence Locan
    Top Secret Affair (30-Jan-1957) · Col. Gooch
    The Great Man (Dec-1956)
    You Can't Run Away from It (31-Oct-1956)
    The Girl He Left Behind (26-Oct-1956) · Sgt. Hanna
    The Opposite Sex (26-Oct-1956) · Psychiatrist
    The Naked Hills (17-Jun-1956)
    Meet Me in Las Vegas (9-Mar-1956) · Tom Culdane
    The Square Jungle (30-Dec-1955)
    Rebel Without a Cause (27-Oct-1955) · Frank Stark
    Francis in the Navy (5-Aug-1955)
    Deep in My Heart (9-Dec-1954) · Ben Judson
    I Love Melvin (20-Mar-1953) · Mergo
    Angel Face (11-Dec-1952) · Judson
    Androcles and the Lion (Dec-1952)
    Above and Beyond (21-Nov-1952) · Gen. Curtis E. LeMay
    Don't Bother to Knock (18-Jul-1952) · Peter Jones
    Pat and Mike (13-Jun-1952) · Charles Barry
    Deadline USA (14-Mar-1952) · Jim Cleary
    Here Come the Nelsons (23-Feb-1952) · Joe Randolph
    I Want You (23-Dec-1951)
    I'll See You in My Dreams (6-Dec-1951) · Sam Harris
    The Man with a Cloak (27-Nov-1951) · Flaherty
    His Kind of Woman (29-Aug-1951) · Myron Winton
    Iron Man (18-Aug-1951) · Max Watkins
    Bright Victory (16-Jul-1951) · Bill Grayson
    Half Angel (5-May-1951)
    M (Mar-1951)
    Emergency Wedding (15-Nov-1950)
    Customs Agent (18-May-1950)
    Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1-Apr-1950)
    A Dangerous Profession (10-Dec-1949) · Nick Ferrone
    The Great Lover (23-Nov-1949)
    Easy Living (8-Oct-1949) · Dr. Franklin
    Father Was a Fullback (30-Sep-1949)


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