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First Name
Jim

Last Name
Backus

Birthday
1913-02-25

Build
Average

Eye Color
Brown - Dark

Hair Color
Brown - Dark

Birthplace
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Zodiac Sign
Pisces

Died
1989-07-03

Place of Death
Los Angeles, California, USA

Cause of Death
Pneumonia

Ethnicity
White

Claim to Fame
Gilligan`s Island, Mr. Magoo

Gender
Male

Nationality
American

Profile Bio Text
Jim Backus was one of the few actors to do it all: radio, Broadway, movies, television and cartoons. After attending prep school in his native Cleveland, Backus enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, to ply his trade. While waiting for parts, he did radio and became friends with such future notables as Garson Kanin and Keenan Wynn. Backus stuck it out and soon was doing motion pictures in addition to radio. He was typecast in roles as "rich types" but broke the mold when he portrayed James Dean`s father in the classic Rebel Without a Cause (1955). With his career in full swing, Backus also tackled two roles that he would be best known for, Mr. Magoo in cartoons and Thurston Howell III, in "Gilligan`s Island" (1964). After the show`s run ended, he continued doing guest spots on television and movies, before passing away on July 3, 1989.

High School
Kentucky Military Institute (Expelled)

University
American Academy of Dramatic Art

Full Name at Birth
James Gilmore Backus

Height
70

Age
76

Wikipedia Text

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.


Occupation Text
Actor

Has Videos
1

Film Role
Actor/Actress, Writer, Soundtrack

Has Detailed Data (New)
1

Year(s) Active
1937-1989

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