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James Gilmore "Jim" Backus (February 25, 1913 – July 3, 1989) was a radio, television, film, and voice actor. Among his most famous roles are the voice of Mr. Magoo, the rich Hubert Updike, III on the Alan Young radio show, Joan Davis's character's husband (a domestic court judge) on TV's I Married Joan, James Dean's character's father in Rebel Without a Cause and Thurston Howell, III on the 1960s sitcom Gilligan's Island. He also starred in his own show of one season, The Jim Backus Show, also known as Hot off the Wire.
An avid golfer, Backus actually made the 36-hole cut at the 1964 Bing Crosby Pro-Am tournament.
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|Father Was a Fullback||Professor Sullivan||1949|
|Bright Victory||Bill Grayson||1951|
|His Kind of Woman||Myron Winton||1951|
|I'll See You in My Dreams||Sam Harris||1951|
|I Want You||Harvey Landrum||1951|
|Rebel Without a Cause||Frank Stark||1955|
|The Girl He Left Behind||Sgt. Hanna||1956|
|Top Secret Affair||Col. Homer W. Gooch||1957|
|Man of a Thousand Faces||Clarence Locan||1957|
|The High Cost of Loving||Paul Mason||1958|
|Ice Palace||Dave Husack||1960|
|The Horizontal Lieutenant||Cmdr. Jeremiah Hammerslag||1962|
|The Wheeler Dealers||Bullard Bear||1963|
|It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World||Tyler Fitzgerald||1963|
|Advance To The Rear||Gen. Willoughby||1964|
|Now You See Him, Now You Don't||Timothy Forsythe||1972|
|Miracle on 34th Street||1973|
|Angels' Brigade||Cmdr. Lindsey March||1979|
|Slapstick (Of Another Kind)||President of the U.S.||1984|
|Surviving Gilligan's Island||Himself (archive footage)||2001|