Jim Backus

Jim Backus
Photo Credit: luvsydb
Age: 76 (age at death)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Gilligan`s Island, Mr. Magoo

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 radio version of The Alan Young Show, Joan Davis's character's husband (a domestic court judge) on TV's I Married Joan, James Dean's character's father in Rebel Without a Cause and Thurston Howell, III on the 1960s sitcom Gilligan's Island. He also starred in his own show of one season, The Jim Backus Show, also known as Hot off the Wire. Wikipedia

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1990 Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends Smoky the Genie
1986 The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show Smoky the Genie
1985 Prince Jack Dealy
1984 The Enchanted Journey Gamun
1982 Slapstick (Of Another Kind) President of the U.S.
1982 Gilligan's Planet Thurston Howell III
1981 The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island Thurston Howell III
1980 There Goes the Bride Mr. Perkins
1979 Angels' Brigade Cmdr. Lindsey March
1979 C.H.O.M.P.S Mr. Gibbs
1979 The Castaways on Gilligan's Island Thurston Howell III

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