Burgess Meredith

Burgess Meredith

Highest Rated: 100% Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)

Lowest Rated: 0% When Time Ran Out (1980)

Birthday: Nov 16, 1907

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

A versatile actor blessed with a voice that was gruff and warm in turns, Burgess Meredith first gained notice on Broadway in such productions as "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" (1935) and "Winterset" (1935-36) and would go on to become equally respected and visible in movies and television. While he would sometimes describe himself as unambitious in interviews, Meredith wore many hats with apparent ease, writing and directing both plays and features in addition to his hundreds of credits as a performer in three different mediums. He established himself as a motion picture star via such films as "Of Mice and Men" (1939), "The Story of G.I. Joe" (1945), and "Mine Own Executioner" (1947), and although his career was temporarily stalled by the McCarthy witch hunt of the 1950s, Meredith always managed to stay employed. Most of the success Meredith enjoyed came from character roles, and he enjoyed latter-day recognition through his turns as the Penguin on the iconic "Batman" (ABC, 1966-68) TV series and Sylvester Stallone's cantankerous old mentor Micky Goldmill in four entries of the "Rocky" franchise. Memorable in everything from Shakespeare to horror potboilers, Meredith was a consummate professional and that dependability allowed him to work virtually non-stop during a career that lasted more than six decades.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
17% 62% Grumpier Old Men Grandpa Gustafson (Character) $70.5M 1995
No Score Yet 17% Across the Moon Barney (Character) - 1994
18% 58% Camp Nowhere Fein (Character) $10.5M 1994
63% 74% Grumpy Old Men Grandpa Gustafson (Character) $69.3M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night of the Hunter Birdy (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oddball Hall Ingersol (Character) - 1991
31% 31% Rocky V Mickey Goldmill (Character) $40.1M 1990
84% 83% State of Grace Finn (Character) $1.9M 1990
27% 25% Full Moon in Blue Water The General (Character) $254.5K 1988
55% 58% King Lear Don Learo (uncredited) (Character) $8.8K 1987
43% 66% G.I. Joe: The Movie Golobulus (Voice) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outrage! Judge Aaron Klein (Character) - 1986
20% 66% Santa Claus Ancient Elf (Character) $23.6M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wet Gold Sampson (Character) - 1984
63% 74% Rocky III Mickey Goldmill (Character) - 1982
68% 70% Clash of the Titans Ammon (Character) - 1981
71% 53% True Confessions Seamus Fargo (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 44% The Last Chase Captain J.G. Williams (Character) - 1981
0% 20% When Time Ran Out Rene Valdez (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Assignment Zak (Character) - 1980
71% 82% Rocky II Mickey Goldmill (Character) - 1979
83% 64% Magic Ben Greene (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 20% The Amazing Captain Nemo Prof. Waldo Cunningham (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 82% Puff the Magic Dragon Unknown (Character) - 1978
74% 68% Foul Play Mr. Hennessey (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid William Blackstone (Character) - 1978
40% 35% The Manitou Dr. Snow (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tail Gunner Joe Joseph Welch (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye John F. 'Honey Fitz' Fitzgerald (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 43% Golden Rendezvous Van Heurden (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet SST: Death Flight Willy Basset (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Hurrah Cardinal Burke (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 14% The Great Bank Hoax Jack Stutz (Character) - 1977
47% 44% The Sentinel Charles Chazen (Character) - 1977
94% 69% Rocky Mickey (Character) - 1976
54% 43% Burnt Offerings Arnold Allardyce (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 53% 92 in the Shade Goldsboro (Character) - 1975
60% 76% The Day of the Locust Harry Greener (Character) - 1975
36% 38% The Hindenburg Emilio Pajetta (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time of Apollo Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 14% Golden Needles Winters (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet B Must Die Hector (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fan's Notes Mr. Blue (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Probe V.C.R. Cameron (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Healers Dr. Simmons (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yin and Yang of Mr. Go The Dolphin (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Away From It All Captain Frank Coffin (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove Henry Meade (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock, Stock and Barrel Rev. Willie Pursle (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 33% Such Good Friends Bernard Kalman (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Senator Watson (Character) - 1971
80% 73% There Was a Crooked Man The Missouri Kid (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Old Familiar Faces Richard Garver (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 38% Hard Contract Ramsey Williams (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 42% Stay Away, Joe Charlie Lightcloud (Character) - 1968
22% 26% Hurry Sundown Judge Purcell (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 45% Torture Garden Dr. Diabolo (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 85% A Big Hand for the Little Lady Doc Scully (Character) - 1966
79% 62% Batman Penguin (Character) - 1966
60% 80% Madame X Dan Sullivan (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fanfare for a Death Scene Bannerman (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kidnappers Louis Halliburton (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man on the Run Louis Halliburton (Character) - 1964
75% 89% Advise and Consent Herbert Gelman (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Butterfly Joe Butterfly (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 37% The Man on the Eiffel Tower Joseph Heurtin (Character),
Director
- 1949
20% 33% On Our Merry Way Oliver Pease (Character),
Producer
- 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mine Own Executioner Felix Milne (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 55% Diary of a Chambermaid Captain Mauger (Character),
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
- 1946
No Score Yet 8% Magnificent Doll James Madison (Character) - 1946
77% 73% G.I. Joe Ernie Pyle (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack: The Battle for New Britain Narrator - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Country Self - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salute to France Joe - the American Soldier (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rear Gunner Pvt. L.A. Pee Wee Williams (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 17% Street of Chance Frank Thompson/Danny Nearing (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Forgotten Village Narrator - 1941
67% 55% That Uncertain Feeling Alexander Sebastian (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet San Francisco Docks Johnny Barnes (Character) - 1941
100% 44% Tom, Dick and Harry Harry (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 33% Second Chorus Hank Taylor (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 78% Castle on the Hudson Steve Rockford (Character) - 1940
40% 46% Idiot's Delight Quillary (Character) - 1939
100% 85% Of Mice and Men George (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spring Madness The Lippencott (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet There Goes the Groom Dick Matthews (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 30% Winterset Mio Romagna (Character) - 1936

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gloria Unknown (Character) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1972 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Noah Otway (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Search V.C.R Cameron (Character) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
72% 79% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Branded Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Don't Eat the Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loner Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Character) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1964 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Vincent Marion (Guest Star) 1963
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Luther Dingle (Character) 1963 1961 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Lester Partidge (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1960 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lights Out Unknown (Character) 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1950

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