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Actor Jim Backus

Jim Backus

  • Birth name:

    James Gilmore Backus

  • Date of Birth:

    3 July 1913 Cleveland, Ohio, USA

  • Height:

    5' 10" (1.78 m)

Biography:

Jim Backus was one of the few actors to do it all: radio, Broadway, movies, television and cartoons. After attending prep school in his native Cleveland, Backus enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, to ply his trade. While waiting for parts, he did radio and became friends with such future notables as Garson Kanin and Keenan Wynn. Backus stuck it out and soon was doing motion pictures in addition to radio. He was typecast in roles as "rich types" but broke the mold when he portrayed... more

Filmography

Aсtor (29)

Movie

Year

Movie C.H.O.M.P.S. C.H.O.M.P.S.

as Mr. Gibbs

1979
Movie Good Guys Wear Black Good Guys Wear Black

as Doorman

1979
Movie Pete's Dragon Pete's Dragon

as The Mayor

1977
Movie Crazy Mama Crazy Mama

as Mr. Albertson

1975
Movie The Girl Most Likely to... The Girl Most Likely to...

as Tilson

1973
Movie Now You See Him, Now You Dont Now You See Him, Now You Dont

as Timothy Forsythe

1972
Movie Don't Make Waves Don't Make Waves

as Himself (uncredited)

1967
Movie Fluffy Fluffy

as Sergeant

1965
Movie The Wheeler Dealers The Wheeler Dealers

as Bullard Bear

1963
Movie It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

as Tyler Fitzgerald

1963
Movie Johnny Cool Johnny Cool

as Louis Murphy

1963
Movie Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol

as Ebenezer Scrooge, Mr. Magoo

1962
Movie Zotz! Zotz!

as Prof. Horatio Kellgore

1962
Movie Boys' Night Out Boys' Night Out

as Peter Bowers

1962
Movie The Errand Boy The Errand Boy

as Mr. Arbutt (uncredited) (voice)

1961
Movie Top Secret Affair Top Secret Affair

as Col. Homer W. Gooch

1957
Movie Autumn Leaves Autumn Leaves

as Mr. Magoo

1956
Movie Rebel Without a Cause Rebel Without a Cause

as Frank Stark

1955
Movie Don't Bother to Knock Don't Bother to Knock

as Peter Jones

1952
Movie Here Come the Nelsons Here Come the Nelsons

as Joe Randolph

1952
Movie I'll See You in My Dreams I'll See You in My Dreams

as Sam Harris

1951
Movie Half Angel Half Angel

as Michael Hogan

1951
Movie Plutopia Plutopia

as Milton the Cat (voice)

1951
Movie Fantasy Island Fantasy Island

as H.H. Moran

1980
Movie CHiPs CHiPs

as Weitzman

1977
Movie Charlie's Angels Charlie's Angels

as Iggy

1977
Movie Ellery Queen Ellery Queen

as Howard Biggers

1975
Movie Gunsmoke Gunsmoke

as Reverend Sims

1975
Movie Kolchak: The Night Stalker Kolchak: The Night Stalker

as Herb Bresson

1975
Movie Marcus Welby, M.D. Marcus Welby, M.D.

as Bill

1974
Movie The Brady Bunch The Brady Bunch

as Harry Mathews

1974
Movie I Dream of Jeannie I Dream of Jeannie

as Gen. Fitzhugh

1970
Movie The Wild Wild West The Wild Wild West

as Fabian Swanson

1969
Movie I Spy I Spy

as Tom Mathews

1968
Movie Gilligan's Island Gilligan's Island

as Thurston Howell III

1965
Movie The Beverly Hillbillies The Beverly Hillbillies

as Marty Van Ransohoff

1963
Movie Maverick Maverick

as Joe Wheelwright

1961