Jim Backus

Biography

Jim Backus (1913–1989) was a radio, television, film, and voice actor.

Among his most famous credits are The Alan Young Radio Show, I Married Joan, Gilligan's Island, and Rebel Without a Cause. He also starred on his own show The Jim Backus Show.

74 titles Acting

6.0

Prince Jack

1985 · Dealy

2.3

Slapstick (Of Another Kind)

1982 · President of the U.S.

4.1

The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island

1981 · Thurston Howell III

4.4

There Goes The Bride

1980 · Mr. Perkins

6.9

The Rebels

1979 · John Hancock

4.8

C.H.O.M.P.S.

1979 · Mr. Gibbs

5.3

The Castaways on Gilligan's Island

1979 · Thurston Howell III

1.9

Angels' Brigade

1979 · Cmdr. Lindsey March

5.4

Rescue from Gilligan's Island

1978 · Thurston Howell III

6.4

Pete's Dragon

1977 · The Mayor

6.0

Friday Foster

1975 · Enos Griffith

5.6

Crazy Mama

1975 · Mr. Albertson

5.7

Goodnight Jackie

1974 · Mr. Landry

7.7

The Girl Most Likely to...

1973 · Prof. David Tilson

5.8

Miracle on 34th Street

1973 · Shellhammer

6.3

Now You See Him, Now You Don't

1972 · Timothy Forsythe

5.7

Getting Away from It All

1972 · Mike Lorimar

4.3

Myra Breckinridge

1970 · Doctor

5.3

Wake Me When the War Is Over

1969 · Colonel

6.1

Hello Down There

1969 · T.R. Hollister

5.8

Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?

1968 · Tru-Blue Lou

5.7

Hurry Sundown

1967 · Carter Sillens

6.3

Fluffy

1965 · Sergeant

5.3

John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!

1965 · Miles Whitepaper

5.8

Billie

1965 · Howard G. Carol

6.0

Advance to the Rear

1964 · Gen. Willoughby

3.7

Operation Bikini

1963 · Bosun's Mate Ed Fennelly

7.6

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

1963 · Tyler Fitzgerald

5.8

Critic's Choice

1963 · Dr. William Von Hagedorn

6.9

My Six Loves

1963 · Sheriff

6.8

Sunday in New York

1963 · Chief Pilot Drysdale

6.6

The Wheeler Dealers

1963 · Bullard Bear

6.5

Johnny Cool

1963 · Louis Murphy

6.4

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

1962 · The King ('The Dancing Princess')

6.7

Boys' Night Out

1962 · Peter Bowers

6.0

Zotz!

1962 · Prof. Horatio Kellgore

6.0

The Horizontal Lieutenant

1962 · Cmdr. Jeremiah Hammerslag

6.3

Ice Palace

1960 · Dave Husack

6.5

The Wild and the Innocent

1959 · Mr. Forbes

6.7

Ask Any Girl

1959 · Maxwell

6.3

1001 Arabian Nights

1959 · Uncle Abdul Azziz Magoo (voice)

5.8

A Private's Affair

1959 · Jim Gordon

6.6

The Big Operator

1959 · Cliff Heldon

6.4

The High Cost of Loving

1958 · Paul Mason

5.8

Macabre

1958 · Jim Tyloe

7.3

Man of a Thousand Faces

1957 · Clarence Locan

7.2

Eighteen and Anxious

1957 · Harvey Graham

6.3

Top Secret Affair

1957 · Col. Homer W. Gooch

6.0

You Can't Run Away from It

1956 · Danker

5.5

The Naked Hills

1956 · Willis Haver

6.1

Meet Me in Las Vegas

1956 · Tom Culdane

6.2

The Opposite Sex

1956 · Psychiatrist

7.1

The Great Man

1956 · Nick Cellantano

5.4

The Girl He Left Behind

1956 · Sgt. Hanna

5.9

Francis in the Navy

1955 · E.T. Hutch

7.2

The Square Jungle

1955 · Pat Quaid

7.8

Rebel Without a Cause

1955 · Frank Stark

6.5

Deep in My Heart

1954 · Ben Judson

6.8

I Love Melvin

1953 · Mergo

7.3

Angel Face

1953 · Dist. Atty. Judson

7.2

Deadline - U.S.A.

1952 · Jim Cleary

6.1

Androcles and the Lion

1952 · Centurion

6.8

Here Come the Nelsons

1952 · Joe Randolph

6.9

Don't Bother to Knock

1952 · Peter Jones

7.0

Pat and Mike

1952 · Charles Barry

5.2

The Rose Bowl Story

1952 · Michael "Iron Mike" Burke

7.0

Above and Beyond

1952 · Gen. Curtis E. LeMay

6.8

Hollywood Story

1951 · Mitch Davis

7.1

His Kind of Woman

1951 · Myron Winton

6.7

I Want You

1951 · Harvey Landrum

6.2

Half Angel

1951 · Michael Hogan

6.7

The Man with a Cloak

1951 · Flaherty

6.8

I'll See You in My Dreams

1951 · Sam Harris

7.4

Bright Victory

1951 · Bill Grayson

6.9

M

1951 · The Mayor

6.5

Iron Man

1951 · Max Watkins

6.3

Customs Agent

1950 · Shanghai Chief Agent Thomas Jacoby

6.8

Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town

1950 · Joseph 'Little Joe' Rogers

6.4

Emergency Wedding

1950 · Ed Hamley

6.6

Father Was a Fullback

1949 · Professor Sullivan

6.5

Easy Living

1949 · Dr. Franklin

6.1

A Dangerous Profession

1949 · Police Lt. Nick Ferrone / Narrator (as James Backus)

5.1

One Last Fling

1949 · Howard Pritchard