Jim Backus

Jim Backus
1913 - 1989

Jim Backus  American Actor


James Gilmore "Jim" Backus (February 25, 1913 – July 3, 1989) was an American radio, television, film, and voice actor. Among his most famous roles are the voice of nearsighted cartoon character Mr. Magoo, the rich Hubert Updike III on the ...

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Longest Relationship46 yrs, 6 mths
Shortest Relationship46 yrs, 6 mths
Average Relationship Length46 yrs, 6 mths
First Name Jim
Last Name Backus
Full Name at Birth James Gilmore Backus
Alternative Name Thurston Howell III
Age 76 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th February, 1913
Birthplace Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died 3rd July, 1989
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Kentucky Military Institute (Expelled)
University American Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Gilligan`s Island, Mr. Magoo
Year(s) Active 1937-1989
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Jim Backus76 PiscesActor
Henny Backus93 AriesActress

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Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends1990 Smoky the Genie TV Show
The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show1986 Smoky the Genie TV Show
Prince Jack1985 Dealy Movie
The Enchanted Journey1984 Gamun (voice) Movie
Slapstick (Of Another Kind)1982 President of the U.S. Movie
Gilligan's Planet1982 Thurston Howell III TV Show
The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island1981 Thurston Howell III TV Movie
There Goes the Bride1980 Mr. Perkins Movie
Angels' Brigade1979 Cmdr. Lindsey March Movie
C.H.O.M.P.S1979 Mr. Gibbs Movie
The Electric Horseman1979 Mr. Magoo (voice, uncredited) Movie
The Castaways on Gilligan's Island1979 Thurston Howell III TV Movie
The Rebels1979 John Hancock TV Movie
$weepstake$1979 Major Adams TV Show
Eischied1979 TV Show
Trapper John, M.D.1979 Gus TV Show
Good Guys Wear Black1978 Doorman Movie
Rescue from Gilligan's Island1978 Thurston Howell III TV Movie
Flying High1978 Man TV Show
The Gift of the Magi1978 TV Movie
Pete's Dragon1977 The Mayor Movie
The Magic Pony1977 The Tsar Movie
CHiPs1977 Weitzman TV Show
Fantasy Island1977 H.H. Moran, Cap Truman TV Show
The Love Boat1977 Mr. Landers, Mr. Marvin Waterman TV Show
What's New, Mr. Magoo?1977 Mr. Magoo TV Show
Never Con a Killer1977 Stanley Bunch TV Movie
Ark II1976 Arnie Pool TV Show
Charlie's Angels1976 Iggy TV Show
The Feather and Father Gang1976 Stanley Bunch TV Show
Crazy Mama1975 Mr. Albertson Movie
Friday Foster1975 Enos Griffith Movie
Ellery Queen1975 Howard Biggers TV Show
Joe Forrester1975 Jake Mandel TV Show
The Ghost Busters1975 Eric, the Red TV Show
Mobile One1975 Macklin TV Show
Cop on the Beat1975 Jake Mandel TV Movie
Chico and the Man1974 Harold Erickson TV Show
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1974 Herb Bresson TV Show
The New Adventures of Gilligan1974 Thurston Howell III TV Show
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (TV Shor1974 Santa Claus Movie
Goodnight Jackie1974 Mr. Landry Movie
Miracle on 34th Street1973 Shellhammer TV Movie
The Girl Most Likely to...1973 Tilson TV Movie
Harry O1973 Ziggy TV Show
Police Story1973 Pollack, Jake Mandel TV Show
Now You See Him, Now You Don't1972 Timothy Forsythe Movie
Of Thee I Sing1972 Senator Robert F. Lyons TV Movie
ABC Afterschool Specials1972 Dr. Flamel TV Show
New Zoo Revue1972 Traveling Salesman TV Show
Young Dr. Kildare1972 Jake Langley TV Show
Getting Away from It All1972 Mike Lorimar TV Movie
Magic Carpet1972 George Benson TV Movie
Alias Smith and Jones1971 Joseph P. Sterling TV Show
Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County1970 Staunch Movie
Myra Breckinridge1970 Doctor Movie
Nanny and the Professor1970 Dr. Charles Walters TV Show
Uncle Sam Magoo1970 Mr. Magoo TV Movie
Hello Down There1969 T.R. Hollister Movie
Wake Me When the War Is Over1969 Colonel TV Movie
Love, American Style1969 Jerry (segment "Love and the Understanding"), Jerry Franks (segment "Love and the Marriage Counselor") TV Show
Marcus Welby, M.D.1969 Bill TV Show
Medical Center1969 Dr. Danvers TV Show
The Brady Bunch1969 Zaccariah T. Brown, Harry Mathews TV Show
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?1968 Tru-Blue Lou Movie
Blondie1968 J.C. Dithers TV Show
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour1968 Smoky the Genie TV Show
The Good Guys1968 Henry Arsdale TV Show
Mod Squad1968 Emile Wade TV Show
Hurry Sundown1967 Carter Sillens Movie
Damn Yankees!1967 Benny Van Buren TV Movie
Accidental Family1967 Uncle Fred TV Show
Billie1965 Howard G. Carol Movie
Fluffy1965 Sergeant Movie
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!1965 Miles Whitepaper Movie
I Dream of Jeannie1965 General Fitzhugh TV Show
I Spy1965 Tom Mathews TV Show
The Wild Wild West1965 Fabian Swanson TV Show
Advance to the Rear1964 Gen. Willoughby Movie
Daniel Boone1964 Will Scataway TV Show
Gilligan's Island1964 Thurston Howell III TV Show
The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo1964 Mr. Magoo TV Show
Mr. Magoo in Sherwood Forest1964 Mr. Magoo (voice) Movie
Critic's Choice1963 Dr. William Von Hagedorn Movie
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World1963 Tyler Fitzgerald Movie
Johnny Cool1963 Louis Murphy Movie
My Six Loves1963 Sheriff Movie
Operation Bikini1963 Bosun's Mate Ed Fennelly Movie
Sunday in New York1963 Chief Pilot Drysdale Movie
The Wheeler Dealers1963 Bullard Bear Movie
Burke's Law1963 Herkimer Witt, Pork Pie Hannigan, Harold Mason TV Show
Arrest and Trial1963 Sam Thayer TV Show
Espionage1963 McAvoy TV Show
Boys' Night Out1962 Peter Bowers Movie
The Horizontal Lieutenant1962 Cmdr. Jeremiah Hammerslag Movie
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm1962 The King ('The Dancing Princess') Movie
Zotz!1962 Horatio Kellgore Movie
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol1962 Ebenezer Scrooge TV Movie
The Beverly Hillbillies1962 Marty Van Ransohoff TV Show
McKeever & the Colonel1962 J.C. Medbury TV Show
The Lady and the Stock Exchange1962 Fictional Character Movie
The Errand Boy1961 Mr. Arbutt (voice, uncredited) Movie
Cain's Hundred1961 Karl Bigger TV Show
Follow the Sun1961 N.N. Nelson TV Show
The Dick Powell Theatre1961 Monte TV Show
The DuPont Show of the Week1961 Big Boss Buddy Foy TV Show
Ice Palace1960 Dave Husack Movie
The Bugs Bunny Show1960 Smoky the Genie TV Show
The Jim Backus Show1960 Mike O'Toole, John Michael O'Toole TV Show
Mister Magoo1960 Mr. Magoo TV Show
Inside Magoo1960 Mr. Magoo Short Film
1001 Arabian Nights1959 Uncle Abdul Azziz Magoo Movie
Ask Any Girl1959 Maxwell Movie
The Wild and the Innocent1959 Mr. Forbes Movie
The Untouchables1959 William Norbert TV Show
A Private's Affair1959 Jim Gordon Movie
The Big Operator1959 Cliff Heldon Movie
Terror Faces Magoo1959 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Bwana Magoo1959 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Magoo's Homecoming1959 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Magoo's Lodge Brother1959 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Merry Minstrel Magoo1959 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Macabre1958 Police Chief Jim Tyloe Movie
The High Cost of Loving1958 Paul Mason Movie
77 Sunset Strip1958 Maury Samuels TV Show
The Garry Moore Show1958 TV Show
The Explosive Mr. Magoo1958 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Gumshoe Magoo1958 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Love Comes to Magoo1958 Mr. Magoo Movie
Magoo's Three-Point Landing1958 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Scoutmaster Magoo1958 Mr. Magoo Movie
Magoo's Young Manhood1958 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Man of a Thousand Faces1957 Clarence Locan Movie
Top Secret Affair1957 Col. Homer W. Gooch Movie
The Pied Piper of Hamelin1957 King's Emissary TV Movie
Goodyear Theatre1957 Jim Cannaday TV Show
Maverick1957 Joe Wheelwright TV Show
Eighteen and Anxious1957 Harvey Graham Movie
Magoo Breaks Par1957 Mr. Magoo Movie
Magoo Goes Overboard1957 Mr. Magoo Movie
Magoo Saves the Bank1957 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Magoo's Cruise1957 Mr. Magoo Movie
Magoo's Glorious Fourth1957 Mr. Magoo Movie
Magoo's Masquerade1957 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Magoo's Mouse Hunt1957 Mr. Magoo Movie
Magoo's Private War1957 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Matador Magoo1957 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Rock Hound Magoo1957 Mr. Magoo Movie
Meet Me in Las Vegas1956 Tom Culdane Movie
The Girl He Left Behind1956 Sgt. Hanna Movie
The Opposite Sex1956 Psychiatrist Movie
You Can't Run Away from It1956 Danker Movie
Playhouse 901956 Jerry TV Show
The Gale Storm Show: Oh, Susanna!1956 Arthur Hutchins TV Show
The Great Man1956 Nick Cellantano Movie
The Naked Hills1956 Willis Haver Movie
Conflict1956 Dandy Summers TV Show
Magoo's Puddle Jumper1956 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Calling Doctor Magoo1956 Mr. Magoo Movie
Magoo Beats the Heat1956 Mr. Magoo Movie
Magoo Goes West1956 Mr. Magoo Movie
Magoo's Canine Mutiny1956 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Magoo's Problem Child1956 Mr. Magoo Movie
Meet Mother Magoo1956 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Trailblazer Magoo1956 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Francis in the Navy1955 Cmdr. E.T. Hutch Movie
Rebel Without a Cause1955 Frank Stark Movie
The Square Jungle1955 Pat Quaid Movie
Gunsmoke1955 Reverend Sims TV Show
Matinee Theatre1955 TV Show
The Millionaire1955 Henry Banning TV Show
Warner Brothers Presents1955 TV Show
Front Row Center1955 Harry Cooper TV Show
TV Reader's Digest1955 George Johnson TV Show
Star Stage1955 TV Show
Madcap Magoo1955 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Magoo Makes News1955 Mr. Magoo Movie
Magoo's Check Up1955 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Stage Door Magoo1955 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Magoo Express1955 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Deep in My Heart1954 Ben Judson Movie
Climax!1954 Detective Herman TV Show
When Magoo Flew1954 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Destination Magoo1954 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Four Wheels, No Brakes1954 Television Quizmaster, New Car Salesman (voice, uncredited) Short Film
Kangaroo Courting1954 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Magoo Goes Skiing1954 Mr. Magoo Short Film
I Love Melvin1953 Mergo Movie
Make Room for Daddy1953 Jim Fletcher TV Show
The United States Steel Hour1953 Michael John McKane TV Show
Geraldine1953 Jason Ambrose Movie
Magoo Slept Here1953 Mr. Magoo Movie
Magoo's Masterpiece1953 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Safety Spin1953 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Above and Beyond1952 Gen. Curtis E. LeMay Movie
Androcles and the Lion1952 Centurion Movie
Angel Face1952 District Attorney Judson Movie
Deadline - U.S.A.1952 Jim Cleary Movie
Don't Bother to Knock1952 Peter Jones Movie
Here Come the Nelsons1952 Joe Randolph Movie
Pat and Mike1952 Charles Barry Movie
The Rose Bowl Story1952 Michael 'Iron Mike' Burke Movie
I Married Joan1952 Judge Bradley Stevens TV Show
Pink and Blue Blues1952 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Captains Outrageous1952 Mr. Magoo Short Film
The Dog Snatcher1952 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Hotsy Footsy1952 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Pete Hothead1952 Short Film
Sloppy Jalopy1952 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Bright Victory1951 Bill Grayson Movie
Half Angel1951 Michael Hogan Movie
His Kind of Woman1951 Myron Winton Movie
Hollywood Story1951 Mitch Davis Movie
I Want You1951 Harvey Landrum Movie
I'll See You in My Dreams1951 Sam Harris Movie
Iron Man1951 Max Watkins Movie
M1951 The Mayor Movie
The Man with a Cloak1951 Flaherty Movie
Plutopia1951 Milton (voice, uncredited) Short Film
Fuddy Duddy Buddy1951 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Barefaced Flatfoot1951 Mr. Magoo Movie
Grizzly Golfer1951 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town1950 Joseph 'Little Joe' Rogers Movie
All Star Revue1950 Guest Comedic Actor TV Show
Lux Video Theatre1950 Harry TV Show
Robert Montgomery Presents1950 Lucus Edgerton TV Show
Customs Agent1950 Shanghai Chief Agent Thomas Jacoby Movie
Emergency Wedding1950 Ed Hamley Movie
The Killer That Stalked New York1950 Willie Dennis (uncredited) Movie
The Web1950 TV Show
Trouble Indemnity1950 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Spellbound Hound1950 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Bungled Bungalow1950 Mr. Magoo Short Film
Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy1950 Magistrate Backus TV Movie
Easy Living1949 Dr. Franklin (as James Backus) Movie
Father Was a Fullback1949 Professor Sullivan (as James G. Backus) Movie
The Great Lover1949 Higgins Movie
A Dangerous Profession1949 Police Lt. Nick Ferrone, Narrator Movie
One Last Fling1949 Howard Pritchard Movie
Ragtime Bear1949 Mr. Magoo Short Film
A-Lad-in His Lamp1948 Genie Short Film
Studio One in Hollywood1948 Tim McTaggart, Father TV Show
Where Will You Hide?1948 Narrator Movie
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