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Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris

  • Born on
    • November 6th, 1914
  • Died on
    • November 3rd, 2002
Jonathan Harris (born Jonathan Daniel Charasuchin; November 6, 1914 - November 3, 2002) was an American character actor whose career included more than 500 television and movie appearances, as well as voiceovers. Two of his best-known roles were as the timid accountant Bradford Webster in the television version of The Third Man and the fussy villain, Dr. Zachary Smith, of the 1960s science-fiction series Lost in Space. Near the end of his career, he provided voices for the animated features A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2. Acting was Harris's first love. At age 24, he prepared a fake résumé and tried out for a repertory company at the Millpond Playhouse in Long Island, New York and appeared in several of this troupe's plays, prior to landing a spot in the company. In 1942, Harris won the leading role of a Polish officer in the Broadway play The Heart of a City. Adopting a Polish accent, he advised the producers that his parents were originally from Poland. In 1946, he starred in A Flag Is Born, opposite Quentin Reynolds and Marlon Brando. In 1990, Harris reunited with the cast of Lost in Space in a filmed celebration of the 25th anniversary of the series' debut, at an event attended by more than 30,000 fans. Harris made a number of other convention appearances with other cast members of Lost in Space, including a 1996 appearance at Disney World.

Filmography

Acting (9 Credits)

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1999Toy Story 2 as Geri the Cleaner (voice)
1998A Bug's Life as Manny (voice)
1995Freakazoid! as Professor Jones (voice)
1989Happily Ever After as Sunflower (voice)
1987Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light
1987Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night as Grumblebee (voice)
1985Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer as Count Blogg (voice)
1965Lost in Space as Dr. Zachary Smith
1952Botany Bay as Tom Oakly

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