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Jim Backus

Jim Backus was born James Gilmore Backus on February 25, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was one of the few actors to do it all: radio, Broadway, movies, television and cartoons. After attending preparatory school in his hometown Cleveland, Backus enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, to ply his trade. While waiting for parts, he did radio...

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Feb 25, 1913 In Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hollywood House
Latest Project:
Movie Where Will You Hide? 2017-11-29

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Known For
Poster of Gilligan's Island
Poster of Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol
Poster of Rebel Without a Cause
Poster of I Married Joan
Movie The Gift of the Magi None 2018
Movie When Magoo Flew Mr. Magoo 2017-08-05
Movie Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy Magistrate Backus 2017-09-13
Movie Look Who's Driving Charlie 2017-09-14
Series Confidential File Unknown 2017-10-03
Movie Where Will You Hide? Narrator 2017-11-29
Movie Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom Pat Quaid 2016-03-21
Series The Sixties Unknown 2013-11-22
Movie Before the Three-Hour Tour Thurston Howell III 2004-02-03
Series ET in TV Land Unknown 2003-01-12
Movie Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History Unknown 2001-10-14
Movie TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 2 Himself 2000-01-05
Movie Entertainment Tonight Presents: Gilligan's Island - The Untold Tales Himself 2000-01-22
Movie Mr. Magoo Unknown 1997-12-25
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-12-15
Series Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends Unknown 1990
Movie Forever James Dean Unknown 1988-12-13
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Series American Masters Unknown 1986-06-23
Series The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show Unknown 1986-09-13
Series The Late Show Unknown 1986-10-06
Movie The Enchanted Journey Gamun 1986-07-01
Movie Prince Jack Dealy 1985-12-01
Movie Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady Himself 1982-08-16
Series Tom Cottle: Up Close Unknown 1982-09-27
Movie Slapstick of Another Kind President of the U.S. 1982-12-06
Series Gilligan's Planet Thurston Howell III 1982-09-18
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island Thurston Howell III 1981-05-15
Movie The Gossip Columnist Himself 1980-03-21
Movie There Goes the Bride Mr. Perkins 1980-07-01
Series $weepstake$ Unknown 1979-01-26
Movie The Castaways on Gilligan's Island Thurston Howell III 1979-05-03
Movie Angels' Brigade Cmdr. Lindsey March 1979-02-01
Movie C.H.O.M.P.S. Mr. Gibbs 1979-12-21
Movie The Electric Horseman Unknown 1979-12-21
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Series Eischied Unknown 1979-09-21
Movie The Rebels John Hancock 1979-05-14
Movie Black Tigers Doorman 1978-06-01
Movie Rescue from Gilligan's Island Thurston Howell III 1978-10-14
Series Flying High Unknown 1978-08-28
Series Fantasy Island Unknown 1977-01-14
Movie The Magic Pony The Tsar 1977-01-01
Series The Alan Hamel Show Unknown 1977
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-05-05
Series What's New, Mr. Magoo? Mr. Magoo 1977-09-10
Movie Pete's Dragon The Mayor 1977-11-03
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Movie Never Con a Killer Stanley Bunch 1977-05-13
Movie Have I Got a Christmas for You Kevin Grady 1977-12-16
Movie Friday Foster Enos Griffith 1977-08-01
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler Unknown 1976-03-14
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-03-21
Series The Feather and Father Gang Unknown 1976-12-06
Series Ark II Unknown 1976-09-11
Series Family Feud Unknown 1976-07-12
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-03-23
Series Joe Forrester Unknown 1975-05-06
Series New Zoo Revue Unknown 1975
Movie Crazy Mama Mr. Albertson 1975-06-01
Series The Ghost Busters Unknown 1975-09-06
Movie Cop on the Beat Jake Mandel 1975-05-06
Series Mobile One Unknown 1975-09-12
Movie Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus Unknown 1974
Series Tattletales Unknown 1974-02-18
Series Chico and the Man Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown 1974-09-13
Series The New Adventures of Gilligan Thurston Howell III 1974-09-07
Movie Goodnight Jackie Mr. Landry 1974-08-31
Series Match Game 73 Unknown 1973-06-25
Movie The Girl Most Likely to... Tilson 1973-11-06
Movie Miracle on 34th Street Shellhammer 1973-12-14
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Harry O Unknown 1973-03-11
Movie Magic Carpet George Benson 1972-11-06
Movie Of Thee I Sing Senator Robert F. Lyons 1972-10-24
Series The Mouse Factory Himself 1972-01-26
Series ABC Afterschool Specials Unknown 1972-10-04
Series Young Dr. Kildare Unknown 1972-09-21
Series The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters Unknown 1972-09-09
Movie Now You See Him, Now You Don't Timothy Forsythe 1972-07-12
Movie Getting Away from It All Mike Lorimar 1972-01-18
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1971-01-21
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Movie Mooch Goes to Hollywood Himself 1971
Series Stand Up and Cheer Unknown 1971-09-01
Series He Said, She Said Unknown 1970
Series The Virginia Graham Show Unknown 1970-06-08
Series Nanny and the Professor Unknown 1970-01-21
Movie Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County Staunch 1970-04-01
Movie Uncle Sam Magoo Mr. Magoo 1970-09-01
Movie Myra Breckinridge Doctor 1970-06-24
Movie The Max Bygraves Hour Himself 1970-01-07
Movie Wake Me When the War Is Over Colonel 1969-10-14
Series The Brady Bunch Unknown 1969-09-26
Series Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Series The Storybook Squares Himself / ... 1969-01-04
Series Della Unknown 1969-06-09
Movie Hello Down There T.R. Hollister 1969-06-25
Series The Barbara McNair Show Unknown 1969-09-06
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-04-17
Series Marcus Welby, M.D. Unknown 1969-03-26
Series It Takes Two Unknown 1969-03-31
Series The David Frost Show Unknown 1969-07-07
Series The Donald O'Connor Show Unknown 1968
Series The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour Unknown 1968
Series The Good Guys Unknown 1968-09-25
Movie The Fabulous Shorts Himself - Host / Mr. Magoo 1968-10-17
Series Blondie J.C. Dithers / ... 1968-09-26
Series Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series The Joan Rivers Show Unknown 1968-09-16
Movie Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Tru-Blue Lou 1968-06-19
Movie Don't Make Waves Unknown 1967-09-15
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1967-09-09
Series Accidental Family Unknown 1967-09-15
Series The Joey Bishop Show Unknown 1967-04-17
Movie Damn Yankees! Benny Van Buren 1967-04-08
Movie Hurry Sundown Unknown 1967-02-09
Series The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Unknown 1967-02-05
Series Continental Showcase Himself - Host 1966-06-11
Series The Hollywood Squares Unknown 1966-10-17
Series I Spy Unknown 1965-09-15
Movie Fluffy Sergeant 1965-06-27
Series The Wild Wild West Unknown 1965-09-17
Series I Dream of Jeannie Unknown 1965-09-18
Movie John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! Miles Whitepaper 1965-03-24
Movie Billie Howard G. Carol 1965-12-13
Series The Celebrity Game Unknown 1964
Movie Advance to the Rear Gen. Willoughby 1964-12-12
Movie Mr. Magoo in Sherwood Forest Mr. Magoo 1964-09-15
Series The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo / ... 1964-09-19
Movie Rendezvous in Space Moon 1964-09-10
Movie Johnny Cool Louis Murphy 1964-01-17
Series Gilligan's Island Thurston Howell III 1964-09-26
Series I've Got a Secret Unknown 1964
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie The Wheeler Dealers Bullard Bear 1963-11-14
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Espionage Unknown 1963-10-02
Movie Sunday in New York Chief Pilot Drysdale 1963-11-13
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
Movie The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Unknown 1963-08-21
Movie Critic's Choice Dr. William Von Hagedorn 1963-04-13
Movie Operation Bikini Bosun's Mate Ed Fennelly 1963-03-26
Movie My Six Loves Unknown 1963-08-16
Movie It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Tyler Fitzgerald 1963-12-02
Movie Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge / Mr. Magoo 1962-12-18
Series McKeever & the Colonel Unknown 1962-09-23
Series The Match Game Unknown 1962-12-31
Series The Merv Griffin Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie Zotz! Horatio Kellgore 1962-07-01
Movie The Lady and the Stock Exchange Fictional Character 1962-12-06
Series The Tonight Show Unknown 1962-04-02
Movie The Horizontal Lieutenant Cmdr. Jeremiah Hammerslag 1962-04-18
Movie The Errand Boy Unknown 1962-06-04
Movie Boys' Night Out Peter Bowers 1962-06-21
Series Talent Scouts Unknown 1962
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Series The Bob Newhart Show Unknown 1961-10-10
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1961-12-11
Series Password All-Stars Unknown 1961-10-02
Series The Dick Powell Theatre Unknown 1961-09-26
Series The DuPont Show of the Week Unknown 1961-09-17
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1961-09-26
Series Follow the Sun Unknown 1961-09-17
Movie I Was a Teenage Magoo Mr. Magoo 1960-08-05
Series Mister Magoo Mr. Magoo 1960-12-09
Movie Ice Palace Dave Husack 1960-01-02
Series The Jim Backus Show Mike O'Toole 1960-09-01
Series About Faces Unknown 1960-01-04
Series Here's Hollywood Unknown 1960-09-26
Movie Inside Magoo Mr. Magoo / Himself 1960-08-28
Series The Bugs Bunny Show Unknown 1960-10-11
Movie A Private's Affair Jim Gordon 1959-10-09
Movie 1001 Arabian Nights Uncle Abdul Azziz Magoo 1959-12-01
Series Juke Box Jury Unknown 1959-06-01
Movie Ask Any Girl Maxwell 1959-10-01
Movie The High Cost of Loving Paul Mason 1959-03-05
Movie Merry Minstrel Magoo Mr. Magoo 1959-04-09
Movie Magoo's Lodge Brother Mr. Magoo 1959-05-07
Movie The Wild and the Innocent Mr. Forbes 1959-05-27
Movie Magoo's Homecoming Mr. Magoo 1959-03-05
Series The Untouchables Unknown 1959-01-22
Movie Terror Faces Magoo Mr. Magoo 1959-07-09
Movie Bwana Magoo Mr. Magoo 1959-01-09
Movie The Big Operator Cliff Heldon 1959-08-01
Series Stump the Stars Unknown 1958
Movie Scoutmaster Magoo Mr. Magoo 1958-04-10
Movie Macabre Police Chief Jim Tyloe 1958-10-01
Movie Love Comes to Magoo Mr. Magoo 1958-10-02
Movie Gumshoe Magoo Mr. Magoo 1958-10-06
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series The Garry Moore Show Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Magoo's Cruise Mr. Magoo 1958-09-11
Movie Magoo's Young Manhood Mr. Magoo 1958-03-13
Movie The Explosive Mr. Magoo Unknown 1958
Movie Magoo's Three-Point Landing Mr. Magoo / Air Traffic Controller 1958-06-05
Series The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams Unknown 1958-07-03
Movie Top Secret Affair Col. Homer W. Gooch 1957-01-30
Movie Magoo Goes Overboard Mr. Magoo 1957-02-21
Movie Magoo Saves the Bank Mr. Magoo 1957-09-26
Movie Rock-Hound Magoo Mr. Magoo 1957-10-24
Movie Man of a Thousand Faces Clarence Locan 1957-10-01
Series Goodyear Theatre Unknown 1957-09-30
Movie Eighteen and Anxious Harvey Graham 1957-11-15
Movie The Pied Piper of Hamelin King's Emissary 1957-11-26
Movie Magoo's Private War Mr. Magoo 1957-12-19
Movie Magoo's Moose Hunt Mr. Magoo 1957-11-28
Movie The Opposite Sex Unknown 1957-04-29
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Movie Magoo Breaks Par Mr. Magoo 1957-06-27
Movie Matador Magoo Mr. Magoo 1957-05-30
Movie The Girl He Left Behind Sgt. Hanna 1957-08-30
Movie Magoo's Glorious Fourth Mr. Magoo 1957-07-25
Movie Magoo's Masquerade Mr. Magoo 1957-08-15
Series The Jack Paar Tonight Show Unknown 1957-07-29
Movie Meet Mother Magoo Unknown 1956
Series The Juke Box Jury Unknown 1956
Series The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna Unknown 1956-09-29
Movie Magoo Beats the Heat Mr. Magoo 1956-06-21
Movie Magoo's Puddle Jumper Mr. Magoo 1956-07-26
Movie The Naked Hills Willis Haver 1956-06-17
Movie Calling Doctor Magoo Mr. Magoo 1956-05-24
Movie Meet Me in Las Vegas Tom Culdane 1956-03-09
Movie Magoo Goes West Mr. Magoo 1956-04-19
Movie Autumn Leaves Unknown 1956-08-01
Movie Trailblazer Magoo Mr. Magoo 1956-09-13
Movie The Great Man Nick Cellantano 1956-12-01
Series To Tell the Truth Unknown 1956-12-18
Movie You Can't Run Away from It Danker 1956-10-31
Movie Magoo's Problem Child Mr. Magoo 1956-10-18
Series Conflict Unknown 1956-09-18
Series Playhouse 90 Unknown 1956-10-04
Movie Magoo's Canine Mutiny Mr. Magoo 1956-03-08
Movie The Square Jungle Pat Quaid 1956-02-09
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Star Stage Unknown 1955-09-09
Series Warner Brothers Presents None 1955-09-13
Movie Stage Door Magoo Mr. Magoo 1955-10-06
Series Matinee Theatre Unknown 1955-10-31
Movie Rebel Without a Cause Frank Stark 1955-10-29
Movie Francis in the Navy Cmdr. E.T. Hutch 1955-08-24
Movie Madcap Magoo Mr. Magoo 1955-06-23
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series TV Reader's Digest Unknown 1955-01-17
Movie Magoo's Check Up Mr. Magoo 1955-02-24
Movie The 27th Annual Academy Awards Himself - Audience Member 1955-03-30
Series Front Row Center Unknown 1955-06-01
Movie Magoo Express Mr. Magoo 1955-05-19
Movie Magoo Makes News Mr. Magoo 1955-11-15
Movie Geraldine Jason Ambrose 1954-01-10
Movie Deep in My Heart Ben Judson 1954-12-24
Movie Kangaroo Courting Mr. Magoo 1954-07-01
Movie Four Wheels, No Brakes Unknown 1954-03-24
Series The George Gobel Show Unknown 1954-10-02
Movie Destination Magoo Mr. Magoo 1954-12-16
Movie Magoo Goes Skiing Mr. Magoo 1954-03-11
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Unknown 1954-10-27
Movie Magoo's Masterpiece Mr. Magoo 1953-07-30
Movie Safety Spin Mr. Magoo 1953-05-21
Movie I Love Melvin Mergo 1953-03-20
Movie Angel Face District Attorney Judson 1953-02-11
Movie Above and Beyond Unknown 1953-01-02
Series Person to Person Unknown 1953-10-02
Movie Magoo Slept Here Mr. Magoo 1953-11-19
Series Make Room for Daddy Unknown 1953-09-29
Series The United States Steel Hour Unknown 1953-10-27
Movie Androcles and the Lion Centurion 1953-01-09
Movie His Kind of Woman Myron Winton 1952-01-10
Movie Sloppy Jalopy Mr. Magoo 1952-02-21
Movie Pete Hothead Unknown 1952-09-25
Movie I'll See You in My Dreams Sam Harris 1952-09-15
Series The Linkletter Show Unknown 1952-09-01
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Series I Married Joan Judge Bradley Stevens 1952-10-15
Movie Captains Outrageous Mr. Magoo 1952-12-25
Movie Hotsy Footsy Mr. Magoo 1952-10-23
Movie The Rose Bowl Story Michael 'Iron Mike' Burke 1952-08-24
Movie Pink and Blue Blues Mr. Magoo 1952-08-18
Movie The Man with a Cloak Flaherty 1952-05-16
Movie Here Come the Nelsons Joe Randolph 1952-02-23
Movie The Dog Snatcher Mr. Magoo 1952-05-29
Movie Pat and Mike Unknown 1952-06-13
Movie Deadline - U.S.A. Jim Cleary 1952-08-08
Movie Don't Bother to Knock Peter Jones 1952-08-01
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Movie Iron Man Max Watkins 1951-09-23
Movie Bright Victory Bill Grayson 1951-07-16
Movie Fuddy Duddy Buddy Mr. Magoo 1951-10-18
Movie Grizzly Golfer Mr. Magoo 1951-12-20
Movie I Want You Harvey Landrum 1951-12-22
Movie Hollywood Story Mitch Davis 1951-06-01
Movie Plutopia Milton 1951-05-18
Movie M Unknown 1951-03-01
Movie Barefaced Flatfoot Mr. Magoo 1951-04-26
Movie Half Angel Michael Hogan 1951-05-05
Movie Bungled Bungalow Mr. Magoo 1951-01-15
Series All Star Revue Unknown 1950-10-04
Series The Web Unknown 1950-07-04
Movie The Miner's Daughter John Harvard 1950-05-25
Movie Customs Agent Shanghai Chief Agent Thomas Jacoby 1950-05-18
Movie Easy Living Unknown 1950-08-11
Movie Trouble Indemnity Mr. Magoo 1950-09-14
Movie The Killer That Stalked New York Unknown 1950-12-01
Movie Emergency Wedding Ed Hamley 1950-11-15
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Father Was a Fullback Professor Sullivan 1950-05-12
Movie Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town Joseph 'Little Joe' Rogers 1950-04-01
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series What's My Line? Unknown 1950-02-02
Movie Spellbound Hound Mr. Magoo 1950-03-16
Series Hollywood House Unknown 1949
Movie Ragtime Bear Mr. Magoo 1949-09-29
Movie A Dangerous Profession Police Lt. Nick Ferrone / Narrator 1949-12-10
Movie The Great Lover Higgins 1949-11-23
Movie One Last Fling Howard Pritchard 1949-06-30
Movie A-Lad-in His Lamp Unknown 1948-10-23
Series Studio One in Hollywood Unknown 1948-11-07