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David Ogden Stiers

Highest Rated:   100% Toy Story 2 (1999)
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Birthplace:   Peoria, Illinois, USA
In contrast to the insufferably intellectual characters he has played so often and so well, David Ogden Stiers wasn't much of a student while growing up in Eugene, Oregon. Like many another "underachiever," Stiers excelled at the things he was truly interested in, such as music (he played piano and french horn) and acting. After flunking out of the University of Oregon, Stiers stepped up his amateur-theatrical activities, and at age 20 was hired by the California Shakespeare Festival at Santa Clara, where he spent the next seven years performing the Classics. After briefly working with the famous San Francisco improv group The Committee, Stiers attended Juilliard, in hopes of improving his vocal delivery. Evidently his training paid off: in 1974, Stiers co-starred with Zero Mostel in the Broadway production Ulysses in Nighttown, then went on to appear opposite Doug Henning in the long-running musical The Magic Show. Despite his success, Stiers detested New York, and at the first opportunity he "ran screaming" back to the West Coast. He was cast in the short-lived sitcom Doc in 1975, and the following year played an important role in the 90-minute pilot for Charlie's Angels, though he passed when offered a regular assignment in the Angels series proper. Stiers' performance as a stuttering TV executive in a 1976 Mary Tyler Moore Show episode led to his being cast as the overbearing Major Charles Emerson Winchester on the ever-popular M*A*S*H; at first signed to a two-year contract, Stiers remained with the series until its final episode in February of 1983. Before, during and after his tenure on M*A*S*H, Stiers kept busy in made-for-TV films, lending his patented authoritativeness to such real-life characters as Dr. Charles Mayo (in 1977's A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story), critic and social arbiter Cleveland Amory (1984's Anatomy of an Illness) and President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1987's J. Edgar Hoover). He was also seen as pontificating DA Michael Reston in several of the Perry Mason TV-movies of the late 1980s. Disney animation devotees will remember Stiers for his voiceover work as Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast (1988) and Lord Ratcliffe in Pocahontas (1995). Stiers continued his work in film, voiceover work and television, appearing in projects like Woody Allen's The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001), voicing Jumba in Lilo & Stitch (2002) and playing the recurring role of Oberoth on Stargate Atlantis in 2007. Parlaying his lifelong love of classical music into a second career, David Ogden Stiers has served as guest conductor for over 70 major U.S. symphony orchestras.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Joneses Unplugged
  • Ralph Wilson
2017
No Score Yet Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time
  • The Admiral
2017
11% Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil
  • Nicky Flippers
$10.2M 2011
No Score Yet Together Again for the First Time
  • Max Frobisher
2007
40% Leroy & Stitch
  • Dr. Jumba
2006
No Score Yet Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie
  • Narrator
2005
40% Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch
  • Dr. Jumba Jookiba
2005
47% Hoodwinked
  • Nicky Flippers
$50.9M 2005
No Score Yet NOVA
  • Narrator
2005
No Score Yet Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
  • The Narrator
2004
76% Teacher's Pet
  • Jolly
$6.3M 2004
20% Stitch! The Movie
  • Jumba
2003
No Score Yet Batman - Mystery of the Batwoman
  • Penguin
2003
86% Lilo & Stitch
  • Dr. Jumba
$145.8M 2002
No Score Yet Lilo and Stitch: DVD Read-Along
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast: DVD Read-Along
  • Actor
2002
42% The Majestic
  • Doc Stanton
2001
45% The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
  • Voltan
$6.8M 2001
No Score Yet Dean Koontz's 'Black River'
  • Actor
2001
49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire
  • Fenton Q. Harcourt
$83.6M 2001
15% Tomcats
  • Dr. Crawford
$12.9M 2001
100% Toy Story 2
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet The Stand-In
  • Professor
1999
75% My Neighbors the Yamadas
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet New York
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Belle's Tales of Friendship
  • Actor
1999
29% Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
  • Ratcliffe
1998
14% Krippendorf's Tribe
  • Henry Spivey
1998
17% Belle's Magical World
  • Cogsworth
1998
13% Beauty and the Beast - The Enchanted Christmas
  • Cogsworth
1997
20% Jungle 2 Jungle
  • Alexei Jovanovic
1997
14% Meet Wally Sparks
  • Gov. Floyd Preston
1997
No Score Yet Justice League of America
  • J'onn J'onzz
1997
No Score Yet American Experience
  • Narrator
1997
79% Everyone Says I Love You
  • Holden's Father
1996
74% The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Archdeacon
1996
No Score Yet The Ultimate Journey
  • Actor
1996
77% Mighty Aphrodite
  • Laius
1995
15% Steal Big, Steal Little
  • Judge Myers
1995
57% Pocahontas
  • Governor Ratcliffe/Wiggins
1995
27% Bad Company
  • Judge Beach
1995
No Score Yet Past Tense
  • Dr. Bert James
1994
62% Iron Will
  • J.P. Harper
1994
No Score Yet Without a Kiss Goodbye (Falsely Accused) (The Laurie Samuels Story)
  • Gerald Orr
1993
No Score Yet The Last of His Tribe
  • Dr. Pope
1992
50% Shadows and Fog
  • Hacker
1992
No Score Yet Mastergate
  • Actor
1992
94% Beauty and the Beast
  • Cogsworth/Narrator
$47.7M 1991
73% Doc Hollywood
  • Nick Nicholson
1991
No Score Yet Beauty And The Beast Sing-a-long
  • Actor
1991
13% Mannequin 2: On the Move
  • Dancer
1991
No Score Yet How to Murder a Millionaire
  • Gilbert
1990
No Score Yet The Kissing Place
  • Charles Tulane
1990
No Score Yet The Final Days
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Day One
  • President Roosevelt
1989
No Score Yet Final Notice
  • Actor
1989
80% The Accidental Tourist
  • Porter Leary
1988
67% Another Woman
  • Young Marion's Dad
1988
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake
  • D.A. Michael Reston
1988
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace
  • D.A. Michael Reston
1988
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel
  • D.A. Michael Reston
1987
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam
  • D.A. Michael Reston
1987
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit
  • D.A. Michael Reston
1987
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love
  • D.A. Michael Reston
1987
No Score Yet J. Edgar Hoover
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
1987
No Score Yet The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star
  • D.A. Michael Reston
1986
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun
  • D.A. Michael Reston
1986
No Score Yet Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry
  • Horton Delafield
1986
36% Creator
  • Dr. Sid Kullenbeck
1985
50% The Man with One Red Shoe
  • The Conductor
1985
82% Better Off Dead
  • Al Meyer
1985
No Score Yet The First Olympics: Athens 1896
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet The Innocents Abroad
  • Doc
1984
No Score Yet M.A.S.H. - Goodbye, Farewell, Amen
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet The Day the Bubble Burst
  • William Crapo Durant
1982
No Score Yet Harry's War
  • Ernie Scelera
1981
No Score Yet Damien: The Leper Priest
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet The Oldest Living Graduate
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
  • Howard Freed
1979
83% Magic
  • George Hudson Todson
1978
No Score Yet Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story
  • Dr. Charles Mayo
1978
46% The Cheap Detective
  • Captain
1978
72% Oh, God!
  • Mr. McCarthy
1977
67% Drive, He Said
  • Pro Owner
1971
88% THX 1138
  • Announcer #8
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Leverage
2008-2012
  • Actor
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Narrator
  • Voice
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1995
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
  • Narrator
  • Voice
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1996
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Leland Barton
  • 2003
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Voice
  • Solovar
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • Judge Hollings
  • 1999
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Judge Peters
  • 1998
90% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Timicin
  • 1991
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
  • Conductor
  • 1990
No Score Yet Regular Show
2010
  • Actor

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