Burgess Meredith

Highest Rated: 100% Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)
Lowest Rated: 0% Hot to Trot (1988)
Birthday: Nov 16, 1908
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Originally a newspaper reporter, Burgess Meredith came to the screen in 1936, repeating his stage role in Winterset, a part written for him by Maxwell Anderson. Meredith has had a long and varied film career, playing everything from George in Of Mice and Men (1939) to Sylvester Stallone's trainer in Rocky (1976). He received Oscar nominations for The Day of the Locust (1975) and Rocky. As comfortable with comedy as with drama, Meredith also appeared in Idiot's Delight (1939); Second Chorus (1940), with Fred Astaire; Diary of a Chambermaid (1942), which he also wrote and produced; The Story of G.I. Joe (1945); and Mine Own Executioner (1947). He also directed Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949). On television, he made countless guest appearances in dozens of dramatic and variety productions, including one of the first episodes of The Twilight Zone, the touching Time Enough at Last, and as host on the first episode of Your Show of Shows. He was a regular on Mr. Novak (1963-64) and Search (1972-73), hosted Those Amazing Animals (1981), co-starred with Sally Struthers in Gloria (1982-83), and made classic appearances as the Penguin on Batman (1966-68). He won an Emmy in 1977 for Tailgunner Joe and has done voiceover work for innumerable commercials, notably Volkswagen. Meredith made his final feature film appearance playing crusty Grandpa Gustafson in Grumpier Old Men (1995), the sequel to Grumpy Old Men (1993) in which he also appeared. In 1996, he played a role in the CD-rom video game Ripper. He was briefly married to Paulette Goddard in the 1940s. Meredith died in his Malibu home at the age of 88 on September 9, 1997.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Hay que matar a B. Actor 2013
No Score Yet The U.S. Air Force Story Actor 2008
17% Grumpier Old Men Grandpa Gustafson 1995
No Score Yet Wild Bill Hollywood Maverick Actor 1995
18% Camp Nowhere Feln 1994
No Score Yet Across the Moon Barney 1994
No Score Yet Conserving America Narrator 1994
No Score Yet Conserving America Narrator 1994
63% Grumpy Old Men Grandpa Gustafson 1993
No Score Yet Lincoln: Now He Belongs to the Ages, 1865 Winfield Scott 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: I Want to Finish This Job, 1864 Winfield Scott 1992
No Score Yet Maxwell Anderson - Lost In the Stars Actor 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: The Pivotal Year, 1863 Winfield Scott 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: The Making of a President, 1860-1862 Winfield Scott 1992
No Score Yet Oddball Hall Ingersol 1991
No Score Yet Dear Mr. Gable Narrator 1991
29% Rocky V Mickey 1990
84% State of Grace Finn 1990
No Score Yet John Huston - The Man, the Movies, the Maverick Actor 1989
27% Full Moon in Blue Water The General 1988
0% Hot to Trot Don's Dad [uncredited] 1988
50% King Lear Don Learo 1987
No Score Yet Mr. Corbett's Ghost Actor 1987
43% G.I. Joe: The Movie Golobulus 1986
No Score Yet Blinkins: The Bear and the Blizzard Actor 1986
No Score Yet Outrage! Judge Aaron Klein 1986
No Score Yet Broken Rainbow Actor 1985
20% Santa Claus: The Movie Ancient Elf 1985
No Score Yet Wet Gold Sampson 1984
59% Twilight Zone: The Movie Narrator 1983
66% Rocky III Mickey 1982
No Score Yet Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody Actor 1982
68% Clash of the Titans Ammon 1981
No Score Yet The Last Chase Capt. Williams 1981
75% True Confessions Seamus Fargo 1981
No Score Yet Final Assignment Zak 1980
0% When Time Ran Out Rene Valdez 1980
No Score Yet Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of Living Lies Actor 1979
72% Rocky II Mickey Goldmill 1979
83% Magic Ben Greene 1978
No Score Yet The Great Bank Hoax (Shenanigans)(The Great Georgia Bank Hoax) Jack Stutz 1978
No Score Yet Puff the Magic Dragon Actor 1978
74% Foul Play Mr. Hennessey 1978
No Score Yet The Return of Captain Nemo Actor 1978
33% The Manitou Dr. Ernest Snow 1978
No Score Yet SST: Death Flight (Flight of the Maiden) Willy Basset 1977
47% The Sentinel Charles Chazen 1977
No Score Yet Golden Rendezvous Van Heurden 1977
93% Rocky Mickey 1976
40% Burnt Offerings Arnold Allardyce 1976
No Score Yet 92 in the Shade Goldsboro 1975
64% The Day of the Locust Harry Greener 1975
40% The Hindenburg Emilio Pajetta 1975
No Score Yet Golden Needles Winters 1974
No Score Yet UFO's: It Has Begun Actor 1973
No Score Yet The Man Sen. Watson 1972
No Score Yet Beware! The Blob Hobo 1972
No Score Yet Probe Actor 1972
No Score Yet A Fan's Notes Mr. Blue 1972
No Score Yet Such Good Friends Bernard Kalman 1971
No Score Yet Clay Pigeon Sculptor,Freedom Lovelace 1971
No Score Yet The Yin and Yang of Mr. Go Director Actor 1971
78% There Was a Crooked Man The Missouri Kid 1970
No Score Yet Lock, Stock and Barrel Actor 1970
20% MacKenna's Gold The Storekeeper 1969
No Score Yet Hard Contract Ramsey 1969
No Score Yet The Reivers Narrator 1969
42% Skidoo Warden 1968
No Score Yet Torture Garden Dr. Diabolo 1968
No Score Yet Stay Away, Joe Charlie Lightcloud 1968
25% Hurry Sundown Judge Purcell 1967
No Score Yet A Big Hand for the Little Lady Doc Scully 1966
78% Batman: The Movie The Penguin 1966
No Score Yet Madame X Dan Sullivan 1966
40% In Harm's Way Cmdr. Powell 1965
60% The Cardinal Father Ned Halley 1963
82% Advise and Consent Herbert Gelman 1962
No Score Yet Second Chance Actor 1953
No Score Yet Jigsaw Bartender 1949
No Score Yet Mine Own Executioner Felix Milne 1949
No Score Yet The Man on the Eiffel Tower Huertin Director 1949
No Score Yet Man on the Run Actor 1949
No Score Yet On Our Merry Way Producer Oliver M. Pease 1948
No Score Yet Magnificent Doll James Madison 1946
No Score Yet Diary of a Chambermaid Screenwriter Captain Mauger Producer 1946
77% The Story of G.I. Joe Ernie Pyle - Scripps-Howard War Correspondent 1945
No Score Yet Tunisian Victory Actor 1944
No Score Yet Our Country Actor 1944
No Score Yet Street of Chance Frank Thompson 1942
No Score Yet The Forgotten Village Narrator 1941
100% Tom, Dick and Harry Harry 1941
60% That Uncertain Feeling Alexander Sebastian 1941
No Score Yet Pot o' Gold Actor 1941
No Score Yet Castle on the Hudson Steven Rockford 1940
No Score Yet Second Chorus Hank Taylor 1940
100% Of Mice and Men George 1939
No Score Yet Idiot's Delight Quillery 1939
No Score Yet Winterset Mio 1936


80% The Twilight Zone
Luther Dingle Henry Bemis Romney Wordsworth Smith
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  • 1959
No Score Yet Night Gallery
Finnegan Dr. Fall
  • 1972
  • 1970
No Score Yet Ironside
  • 1972
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Monkees
The Penguin
  • 1968
93% Batman
The Penguin
  • 1968
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  • 1966
No Score Yet Bonanza
Owney Duggan
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
  • 1965
No Score Yet Rawhide
Matthew Higgins Scientist Hannibal
  • 1964
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  • 1961