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Jim Backus

Jim Backus (February 25, 1913 - July 3, 1989) was a radio, television and movie actor, and voice actor. Among his most famous roles are the voice of Mr. Magoo, the rich Herbert Updike of the Alan Young radio show, Joan Davis' husband on TV's I Married Joan, James Dean's father in Rebel Without A Cause, and Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Jim Backus Facts

Birth NameJames Gilmore Backus
BirthdayFebruary 25, 1913
BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA
Date of deathJuly 3, 1989 (age 76)

Selected Filmography

Pete's Dragon
Angel's Revenge
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Gilligan's Island: The Complete Series
Rebel Without a Cause
Gilligan's Island
Francis the Talking Mule Complete Collection
Wheeler Dealers
Johnny Cool
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