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Phil Harris

Highest Rated:   86% The Jungle Book (1967)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Last Seduction II (1999)
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When drummer/bandleader Phil Harris made his screen debut in the RKO short So This is Harris (1933), his screen image was that of a wavy-haired Lothario, utterly irresistible to women. When Harris became a regular on Jack Benny's radio broadcasts of the 1930s and 1940s, his persona began taking on elements of self-parody, with a reputation for heavy imbibing thrown in for comic effect. Both the womanizing and drinking aspects of the "public" Harris were allowed to lapse on his own radio series, The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, in which he co-starred from 1946 to 1954 with his second wife, screen star Alice Faye. Now Harris was depicted as a rumbly-voiced, good-natured schmo, who was easily outclassed intellectually by his wife and his two daughters. During this period, Harris, whose previous song hits included the rapid-fire "That's What I Like About the South," began making such child-oriented recordings as "The Thing" and "I Know an Old Lady." This aspect of Harris' career proved a logical lead-in to his later voiceover assignments in such Disney feature-length cartoons as The Jungle Book (1967), The Aristocats (1970) and Robin Hood (1973). While Phil Harris' off-screen personality was very much like his laid-back, genial stage character, he was a man of definite likes and dislikes: one of the latter was the Broadway musical The Music Man, which was written for Harris but which he turned down flat, steadfastly refusing to appear even in road-company or revival stagings.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
0% The Last Seduction II
  • Jimmy
1999
No Score Yet Clearcut
  • Policeman on Bullhorn
1992
25% Rock-a-Doodle
  • Patou
1992
52% Robin Hood
  • Little John
1973
No Score Yet The Gatling Gun
  • Boland
1972
66% The Aristocats
  • O'Malley
1970
86% The Jungle Book
  • Baloo
1967
No Score Yet The Cool Ones
  • MacElwaine
1967
80% The Patsy
  • Chic Wymore
1964
No Score Yet The Wheeler Dealers
  • Ray Jay
1963
No Score Yet Goodbye, My Lady
  • Cash
1956
No Score Yet Anything Goes
  • Steve Blair
1956
25% The High and the Mighty
  • Ed Joseph
1954
No Score Yet Starlift
  • Guest Star
1951
No Score Yet Here Comes the Groom
  • Himself
1951
No Score Yet I Love a Bandleader
  • Phil Burton / John Doe / George Drake
1945
No Score Yet Dreaming Out Loud
  • Peter Atkinson
1940
No Score Yet Buck Benny Rides Again
  • Phil Harris
1940
No Score Yet Melody Cruise
  • Alan Chandler
1933

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Deadliest Catch
2005
  • Reality cast member
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005

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