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Glenn Shadix

Highest Rated:   95% Heathers (1988)
Lowest Rated:   6% Dunston Checks In (1996)
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Birthplace:   Bessemer, Alabama
Though he's occasionally cast as eccentric urbanites, rotund character actor Glenn Shadix actually spent his childhood in rural Alabama. After acting in regional theater and waiting tables in New York, he moved to Los Angeles in his early twenties. He made his film debut with a bit part in the 1981 film remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice, but most of his time in the '80s was spent on-stage. One of his first starring roles was in drag as the famed American writer Gertrude Stein in Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights at the West Coast Ensemble Studio Theater. He earned an LA Weekly award for his performance. Young filmmaker Tim Burton saw the play and decided to cast him in his next film, Beetlejuice. The Deetz's vain interior designer Otho continues to be one of his most recognizable roles.Joining Burton's circle of regulars, Shadix provided the voice of the mayor of Halloween Town in The Nightmare Before Christmas. He also developed a friendship with another young filmmaker named Michael Lehmann during a comedy improvisation project. He was cast in two of Lehmann's films: the black comedy Heathers, as funeral orator Father Ripper, and the suburban satire Meet the Applegates. After appearing in some of the biggest cult films of the early '90s, Shadix increased his exposure by guest starring on the popular television sitcoms Seinfeld and Cheers. He eventually played the regular role of gentle giant Typhon on the syndicated adventure series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Back on the big screen, he played various eccentrics in family-friendly films like Bingo, It Runs in the Family, and Dunston Checks In. He also occasionally appeared in horror films (Sleepwalkers), science fiction (Demolition Man), and thrillers (Dark Side of Genius). Harking back to his stage roots, Shadix then appeared in two talky obscurities: the feminist film Men and the psychological drama The Empty Mirror. Moving toward more independent projects, he played a strange Southern sheriff in the crime comedy Rose's and a loud alcoholic in the drama Shut Yer Dirty Little Mouth. In 2001, he re-teamed with Burton to play Sentator Nado in the remake of Planet of the Apes. Working the convention circuit in support of his cult film status, Shadix traveled around the world. He also underwent gastric bypass surgery in order to lose over 100 pounds. In 2003, he appeared as an aging wardrobeman in Ruby Romaine Trailer Tales and as an stubborn councilman in Carnivàle, both on HBO.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet 3 Acts of Murder
  • Jack Strong
2009
No Score Yet To Kill a Mockumentary
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Shut Yer Dirty Little Mouth!
  • Pete
2002
45% Planet of the Apes
  • Senator Nado
$178.1M 2001
No Score Yet Fast Sofa
  • Apartment Manager
2001
No Score Yet Sol Goode
  • Casting Director
2001
No Score Yet The World of Stainboy
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet More Dogs Than Bones
  • Geoff
2000
No Score Yet Bartok the Magnificent
  • Townspeople
1999
17% Sparkler
  • Announcer
1999
71% The Empty Mirror
  • Hermann Goering
1999
No Score Yet Men
  • Neil
1998
13% Chairman of the Board
  • Larry
1997
43% Multiplicity
  • Building Inspector
1996
6% Dunston Checks In
  • Lionel Spalding
1996
31% Love Affair
  • Anthony Rotundo
1994
No Score Yet It Runs in the Family
  • Leopold Doppler
1994
No Score Yet Dark Side of Genius
  • Leon Bennini
1994
94% The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Mayor
$8.7M 1993
62% Demolition Man
  • Associate Bob
1993
15% Stephen King's 'Sleepwalkers'
  • Mr. Fallows
1992
No Score Yet Bingo
  • Duke
1991
10% Meet the Applegates
  • Greg Samson
1991
No Score Yet Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Nightlife
  • Actor
1989
95% Heathers
  • Fr. Ripper
1988
17% Sunset
  • Roscoe Arbuckle
1988
82% Beetlejuice
  • Otho
1988
No Score Yet Student Exchange
  • Mr. Barton
1987
83% The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • Twin Oaks Customer
1981

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Batman
2004-2008
  • Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Eldon
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Scorpius
  • 1993
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Harold
  • 1993
  • 1991
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Bernard
  • Guest
  • 1992
No Score Yet Roseanne
1988-1997
  • Chuck
  • 1990

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