Jim Dale

Jim Dale

Highest Rated: 90% The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)

Lowest Rated: 56% Pete's Dragon (1977)

Birthday: Aug 15, 1935

Birthplace: Rothwell, Northants, England, UK

Best known for his stage work in Britain and on Broadway, Jim Dale starred in New York as "Barnum!," the musical about the circus impresario, for two years (1979-81), winning a Tony Award for his efforts. He also racked up an Academy Award nomination for writing the title song for the 1966 film "Georgy Girl." Dale trained in acrobatics and ballet as a youth, and made his professional debut while still a teen in Kettering, England, working as a comedian. When he was 19, Dale performed in a production of "The Wayward Way," and when he was 22, made his London debut playing the title role in a production of "The Burglar." In 1974, he traveled to the Brooklyn Academy of Music with the Young Vic Company's production of "The Taming of the Shrew" and remained in Brooklyn to direct, score and star in "Scapino" (1974), which eventually moved across the East River to Broadway. "Barnum!" (which featured Glenn Close as Barnum's wife) followed and, in 1984, Dale toured the US as "The Music Man." He settled in on Broadway again to star with Stockard Channing and Joanna Gleason in the revival of "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg." In 1995, he was Off-Broadway in an all-male version of "Travels With My Aunt." In the latter, Dale was Aunt Augusta, the role Dame Maggie Smith had portrayed in the 1972 film version of the Auntie Mame-ish tale.

Highest rated movies

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story
Carry on Screaming
Pete's Dragon




90% 87% The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story Unknown (Character) $54.9K 2009
No Score Yet 28% The Hunchback Clopin (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Clock Ted Quinn (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 18% Carry on Columbus Christopher Columbus (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Duke (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 31% A Spaceman in King Arthur's Court Sir Mordred (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 65% Hot Lead and Cold Feet Eli/Wild Billy/Jasper Bloodshy (Character) - 1978
56% 60% Pete's Dragon Dr. Terminus (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 54% Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World Jeff Eldon (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 18% Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall Spike Milligan (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 41% Carry on Again, Doctor Doctor Jimmy Nookey (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Winter's Tale Unknown (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 47% Follow That Camel Bertram Oliphant `'Bo'` West (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 69% Carry on Doctor Dr. Jim Kilmore (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carry On in the Legion Bertram Oliphant "Bo" West (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 76% The Plank House Painter (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carry On Pimpernel Lord Darcy Pue (Character) - 1967
71% 72% Carry on Screaming Albert Potter (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 64% Don't Lose Your Head Lord Darcy Pue (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 35% The Big Job Harold (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 50% Carry On Cowboy Marshal P. Knutt (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 41% Carry on Jack Young Carrier (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 73% Carry on Cleo Horsa (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 57% Nurse on Wheels Tim Taylor (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Squad Car Bank Official (Character) - 1960


96% 95% Pushing Daisies Narrator 2007-2009
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1985