Phil Harris

Phil Harris

  • Highest Rated: 87% The Jungle Book (1967)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Last Seduction II (1999)
  • Birthday: Jun 24, 1904
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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
20% Rock-a-Doodle Patou 1992
54% Robin Hood Little John 1973
No Score Yet The Gatling Gun Boland 1972
66% The Aristocats O'Malley 1970
87% The Jungle Book Baloo 1967
No Score Yet The Cool Ones MacElwaine 1967
82% 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
60% Here Comes the Groom Himself 1951
No Score Yet I Love a Bandleader Phil Burton / John Doe / George Drake 1945
No Score Yet Buck Benny Rides Again Phil Harris 1940
No Score Yet Anything Goes Steve Blair 1936
No Score Yet Melody Cruise Alan Chandler 1933

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Deadliest Catch
2005
Reality cast member
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QUOTES FROM Phil Harris CHARACTERS

Baloo
Mowgli, come back. Come back!
Bagheera
Go on. Go on!
Thomas O'Malley
It's not exactly the Ritz, but it's peaceful and quiet...
Thomas O'Malley
It's not exactly the Ritz, but it's peaceful and quiet.
Thomas O'Malley
Humans don't really worry too much about their pets.
Thomas O'Malley
Boy! Your eyes *are* like sapphires.
Thomas O'Malley
Aloha, auf Wiedersehen, bon soir, sayonara, and all those good bye things, baby.