Jim Backus

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IVA Star Rating : 80
James Gilmore Backus was an American radio, television, film, and voice actor. Among his most famous roles was the voice of nearsighted cartoon character Mr. Magoo, the rich Hubert Updike III on the radio version of The Alan Young Show, Joan Davis' character's husband on TV's I Married Joan, James Dean's character's father in Rebel Without a Cause,...read more

James Gilmore Backus was an American radio, television, film, and voice actor. Among his most famous roles was the voice of nearsighted cartoon character Mr. Magoo, the rich Hubert Updike III on the radio version of The Alan Young Show, Joan Davis' character's husband 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.

Birth Name

James Gilmore Backus

Born

Tuesday, 25 February 1913

Died

Monday, 03 July 1989

Actor Filmography

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Actor Filmography

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