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Bernard Fox

Bernard Fox (born 1927 in Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales) is a Welsh-born film and television actor.

His 34 film credits over 43 years (through 1999) include two movies revolving around the sinking of RMS Titanic, separated by 39 years. Fox was in both Titanic (1997) (as Col. Archibald Gracie) and the earlier version of the tragedy A Night to Remember (1958). In the latter, he delivered the immortal line, Iceberg dead ahead, sir! Other film roles ranged from supporting parts in broad comedies (Yellowbeard, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, and The Private Eyes, playing a homicidal butler in the latter) to supplying the voice of the chairmouse in the Disney animated features The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. He also appeared as an assassin in an episode of Murder, She Wrote.

In television, Fox had a recurring guest role as the hapless British Colonel Crittendon in Hogan's Heroes, who often clashed with Hogan "Whenever Crittendon showed up it was always a near disaster for Hogan!". He made three guest appearances on The Andy Griffith Show as Malcolm Merriweather, a visiting valet, and also guest starred in an episode of M*A*S*H as a British officer who is tough on his wounded men in post-op.

However, his best known role was as the warlock physician Dr. Bombay on Bewitched. He repeated the role on the sequel Tabitha, and again on the soap opera Passions. He spoofed the role as a genie doctor in an episode of Pee-wee's Playhouse.

He has been married to his wife Jacqueline since 1961.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Bernard Fox Facts

BirthdayMay 11, 1927 (94)
BirthplacePort Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.