Jim Backus

Jim Backus

  • Born on
    • February 25th, 1913
  • Died on
    • July 3rd, 1989
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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Acting (57 Credits)

1982Slapstick of Another Kind as President of the U.S.
1981The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island as Thurston Howell III
1979C.H.O.M.P.S. as Mr. Gibbs
1979Angels' Brigade as Cmdr. Lindsey March
1978Rescue from Gilligan's Island as Thurston Howell IIIWatch Free
1978Good Guys Wear Black as Albert, the Doorman
1977Pete's Dragon as The Mayor
1975Crazy Mama as Mr. Albertson
1975Friday Foster as Enos Griffith
1973The Girl Most Likely to... as Prof. David Tilson
1973Miracle on 34th Street as Shellhammer
1972Now You See Him, Now You Don't as Timothy Forsythe
1970Myra Breckinridge as Doctor
1969Hello Down There as T.R. Hollister
1968Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? as Tru-Blue Lou
1967Hurry Sundown as Carter Sillens
1965John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! as Miles Whitepaper
1964Advance to the Rear as Gen. Willoughby
1964Gilligan's Island as Thurston Howell, III
1964The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo as Mr. Magoo (voice)
1963Johnny Cool as Louis Murphy
1963The Wheeler Dealers as Bullard Bear
1963Sunday in New York as Chief Pilot Drysdale
1963Critic's Choice as Dr. William Von Hagedorn
1963My Six Loves as Sheriff
1963It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World as Tyler Fitzgerald
1963A Child Is Waiting as Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
1962Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol as Ebenezer Scrooge / Mr. Magoo (voice)
1962Zotz! as Prof. Horatio Kellgore
1962The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm as The King ('The Dancing Princess')
1962Boys' Night Out as Peter Bowers
1959The Wild and the Innocent as Mr. Forbes
1959Ask Any Girl as Maxwell
1958Macabre as Jim Tyloe
1957Man of a Thousand Faces as Clarence Locan
1956Meet Me in Las Vegas as Tom Culdane
1956The Opposite Sex as Psychiatrist
1955Rebel Without a Cause as Frank Stark
1955Francis in the Navy as E.T. Hutch
1954Deep in My Heart as Ben Judson
1953I Love Melvin as Mergo
1953Angel Face as Dist. Atty. Judson
1952Don't Bother to Knock as Peter Jones
1952Deadline - U.S.A. as Jim Cleary
1952Androcles and the Lion as Centurion
1952Above and Beyond as Gen. Curtis E. LeMay
1952Pat and Mike as Charles Barry
1951Hollywood Story as Mitch Davis
1951The Man with a Cloak as Flaherty
1951Bright Victory as Bill Grayson
1951I'll See You in My Dreams as Sam Harris
1951His Kind of Woman as Myron Winton
1951M as The Mayor
1950Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town as Joseph 'Little Joe' Rogers
1950The Killer That Stalked New York as Willie Dennis (uncredited)
1949A Dangerous Profession as Police Lt. Nick Ferrone / Narrator (as James Backus)
1949Easy Living as Dr. Franklin


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