Jim Backus

Jim Backus

Born Feb 25, 1913
  • Actor, Voice Actor, Writer
James Gilmore "Jim" Backus 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 on TV's I Married Joan, ...

Jim Backus Stats


: James Gilmore Backus, James G. Backus, James Gilmore "Jim" Backus, James Backus


: Actor, Voice Actor, Writer


: United States of America

Date of Birth

: Feb 25, 1913 - Jul 3, 1989 (76 years old)

Place of Birth

: Cleveland

Date of Death

: Jul 3, 1989

Place of Death

: Los Angeles

Cause of Death

: Pneumonia | Parkinson's disease

Jim Backus Film Roles

  1. Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol
    Mr. Magoo
    Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol
  2. Rebel Without a Cause
    Frank Stark
    Rebel Without a Cause
  3. Slapstick of Another Kind
    President of the U.S.
    Slapstick of Another Kind
  4. Man of a Thousand Faces
  5. Pat and Mike
  6. Don't Bother to Knock
  7. Operation Bikini
  8. The Wheeler Dealers
  9. Angel Face
    Dist. Atty. Judson
  10. The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

Jim Backus Film Appearances

  1. Tony Curtis, Driven to Stardom
  2. What's New, Mr. Magoo? Magoo's Yacht Party

Jim Backus TV Starring Roles

  1. Gilligan's Island
    Thurston Howell, III
  2. Gilligan's Planet
  3. The New Adventures of Gilligan
  4. I Married Joan
    I Married Joan
  5. Blondie
  6. The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo
  7. Mr. Magoo
  8. Hollywood House
  9. The Jim Backus Show
  10. What's New, Mr. Magoo?

Jim Backus TV Guest Roles

  1. Who Killed Carrie Cornell?
    "Pork Pie" Hannigan
  2. In Love with a Stranger
  3. Three Queens Full
    Big Joe Wheelwright
    Three Queens Full
  4. Have I Got A Christmas For You
  5. Brides and Grooms
    Reverend Sims
  6. (PT) EPISODE #174
  7. Show #16
  8. The Scrimshaw Ivory Chart
    Will Scataway
  9. Who Killed Vaudeville?
    Herkimer Witt
  10. Stake Out

Jim Backus Books

  1. Rocks on the roof