Glenn Shadix

Glenn Shadix

Highest Rated: 95% The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Lowest Rated: 10% Meet the Applegates (1991)

Birthday: Apr 15, 1952

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



No Score Yet Bitelchus Otho 2018
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
44% 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
12% Dunston Checks In Lionel Spalding 1996
30% 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
95% The Nightmare Before Christmas Mayor $8.7M 1993
60% Demolition Man Associate Bob 1993
25% 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
93% Heathers Fr. Ripper 1988
23% Sunset Roscoe Arbuckle 1988
84% Beetlejuice Otho 1988
No Score Yet Student Exchange Mr. Barton 1987
79% The Postman Always Rings Twice Twin Oaks Customer 1981


No Score Yet The Batman
Voice 2004
No Score Yet ER
Eldon 2001
No Score Yet Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Caligula 1999
No Score Yet Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Typhoon Typhon 1999
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Scorpius 1993
No Score Yet Cheers
Guest Bernard 1992
No Score Yet Night Court
Columnist 1992
No Score Yet Empty Nest
Bud Larkin 1991
88% Seinfeld
Harold 1991
76% Roseanne
Chuck 1990


Otho says: You've read my mind! So few clients are up for the experience!

Otho says: There's absolutely no organic flowthrough.

Delia Deetz says: I noticed that too; it's like a giant... ant farm.

Delia Deetz says: I noticed that too, it's like a giant ant farm.