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Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall (17 September 1928 – 3 October 1998) was an English-American
English-American
actor, voice artist, film director and photographer. He is best known for portraying Cornelius and Caesar in the original Planet of the Apes film series, as well as Galen in the spin-off television series. He began his acting career as a child in England, and then in the United States, in How Green Was My Valley (1941), My Friend Flicka (1943) and Lassie Come Home
Lassie Come Home
(1943). As an adult, McDowall appeared most frequently as a character actor on radio, stage, film, and television. For portraying Augustus
Augustus
in the historical drama Cleopatra (1963), he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Other titles include The Longest Day (1962), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), That Darn Cat!
That Darn Cat!
(1965), Inside Daisy Clover
Inside Daisy Clover
(1965), Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
(1971), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Funny Lady (1975), The Black Hole
The Black Hole
(1979), Class of 1984
Class of 1984
(1982), Fright Night (1985), Overboard (1987), Fright Night
Fright Night
Part 2 (1988) and A Bug's Life (1998). He also served in various positions on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
and the Selection Committee for the Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors, further contributing to various charities related to the film industry and film preservation. He was a founding Member of the National Film Preservation Board in 1989, and represented the Screen Actors Guild on this Board until his death.

Contents

1 Biography

1.1 Early life 1.2 British Films 1.3 Early US Films: Boy Stardom 1.4 Stardom 1.5 Theatre 1.6 Monogram Pictures 1.7 1950s: Television and Theatre 1.8 1960: Return to Hollywood 1.9 Cleopatra 1.10 Return to Leading Roles 1.11 Planet of the Apes 1.12 Director 1.13 Late 1970s 1.14 Early 1980s 1.15 Voice-over work and late 1980s 1.16 1990s 1.17 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 1.18 Photographer and Author

2 Personal life 3 Death 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Stage

5 Radio appearances 6 References 7 Bibliography 8 External links

Biography[edit] Early life[edit] McDowall was born at 204 Herne Hill
Herne Hill
Road, Herne Hill, London, the son of Winifriede Lucinda (née Corcoran), an aspiring actress originally from Ireland, and Thomas Andrew McDowall, a merchant seaman of Scottish descent.[1] Both of his parents were enthusiastic about the theatre. He and his elder sister, Virginia, were raised in their mother's Catholic faith. He attended St Joseph's College, Beulah Hill, Upper Norwood, a Roman Catholic secondary school in London.[2] British Films[edit] Appearing as a child model as a baby, McDowall appeared in several British films as a boy. After winning an acting prize in a school play at age nine, he started appearing in films: Murder in the Family (1938), I See Ice (1938) with George Formby, John Halifax (1938) and Scruffy (1938).[3] McDowall could be seen in Convict 99
Convict 99
(1938) and Hey! Hey! USA
Hey! Hey! USA
(1938) with Will Hay, Yellow Sands (1938), The Outsider (1939), Murder Will Out (1939), Dead Man's Shoes (1940), Just William (1940), Saloon Bar (1940), You Will Remember (1941), and This England
England
(1941). Early US Films: Boy Stardom[edit] His family moved to the United States in 1940 after the outbreak of World War II. McDowall became a naturalized United States citizen on 9 December 1949,[3] and lived in the United States for the rest of his life. McDowall's American career began well with a good part in a thriller directed by Fritz Lang, Man Hunt (1941). It was made by 20th Century Fox who also produced McDowall's next film, the one that really established his reputation: playing Huw Morgan in How Green Was My Valley (1941), where he met and became lifelong friends with Maureen O'Hara. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and made him a household name.[3] Fox put him in another war movie, Confirm or Deny
Confirm or Deny
(1941), then he played Tyrone Power
Tyrone Power
as a boy in Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942). Stardom[edit]

McDowall in Lassie Come Home
Lassie Come Home
(1943)

Fox promoted McDowall to top billing for On the Sunny Side (1942). He was billed second to Monty Woolley
Monty Woolley
in The Pied Piper (1942), playing a war orphan, then he had top billing again for an adaptation of My Friend Flicka (1942). MGM borrowed McDowall for the star role in Lassie Come Home
Lassie Come Home
(1943), a film that introduced an actress who would become another lifelong friend, Elizabeth Taylor. It was a huge box office success. That studio kept him on to play a leading role in The White Cliffs of Dover (1944), Peter Lawford
Peter Lawford
as a young man, and another big hit. Back at Fox he played Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
as a young man in The Keys of the Kingdom (1944). In 1944, exhibitors voted McDowall the number one "star of tomorrow".[4] Fox gave McDowall another starring vehicle, Thunderhead – Son of Flicka (1945). They reunited him with Woolley in Molly and Me
Molly and Me
(1945), an attempt to turn Gracie Fields
Gracie Fields
into a Hollywood star. McDowall went back to MGM to support Walter Pidgeon
Walter Pidgeon
in Holiday in Mexico (1946), a huge hit. Theatre[edit] McDowall turned to the theater, taking the title role of Young Woodley (1946) in a summer stock production in Westport, Connecticut
Westport, Connecticut
in July 1946.[5] In 1947, he played Malcolm in Orson Welles's stage production of Macbeth
Macbeth
in Salt Lake City, Utah, and played the same role in the actor-director's film version in 1948.[3] Monogram Pictures[edit]

Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
and Roland Winters
Roland Winters
in Killer Shark
Killer Shark
(1950)

McDowall then signed a three-year contract with Monogram Pictures, a low-budget studio that welcomed established stars, to make two films a year.[6] McDowall starred in seven films for them, for which he also worked as associate producer: Rocky (1948), a boy and dog story directed by Phil Karlson; Kidnapped (1948), an adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson story, where he played David Balfour, directed by William Beaudine; Tuna Clipper (1949), a fishing tale, again directed by Beaudine; Black Midnight (1949), a horse story directed by Budd Boetticher; Killer Shark (1950), a shark hunting tale, again with Boetticher; Big Timber (1950), as a logger; The Steel Fist (1952), an anti-communist drama. 1950s: Television and Theatre[edit] McDowall left Hollywood to relocate in New York. He began appearing on television, notably shows like Celanese Theatre, Broadway Television Theatre, Medallion Theatre, Campbell Summer Soundstage, Armstrong Circle Theatre, Encounter, Robert Montgomery Presents
Robert Montgomery Presents
(including an adaptation of Great Expectations
Great Expectations
where he played Pip), The Elgin Hour, Ponds Theater, General Electric Theater, The Kaiser Aluminum Hour, Lux Video Theatre, Goodyear Playhouse, The Alcoa Hour, Kraft Theatre, Matinee Theatre, Suspicion, Playhouse 90
Playhouse 90
(in an adaptation of Heart of Darkness), The United States Steel Hour, The DuPont Show of the Month (an adaptation of Billy Budd) and The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
(the episode "People Are Alike All Over"). McDowall also had significant success on the Broadway stage. He was in a production of Misalliance
Misalliance
(1953) that ran for 130 performances and which McDowall said "broke the mould" in how he was judged as an actor.[7] He followed it with Escapade (1953) with Carroll Baker
Carroll Baker
and Brian Aherne; Ira Levin's No Time for Sergeants
No Time for Sergeants
(1955–57), which was a huge hit;[8] Diary of a Scoundrel (1956); and Good as Gold (1957). He had a big critical success with Compulsion (1957–58) based on Leopold and Loeb
Leopold and Loeb
– although McDowall was not cast in the film version. He followed it with Handful of Fire (1958), Noel Coward's Look After Lulu (1959) and Peter Brook's The Fighting Cock (1960). The latter earned him a Tony Award. 1960: Return to Hollywood[edit]

McDowall as Mordred in the musical Camelot on Broadway (1960)

McDowall was in another big Broadway hit when he played Modred in the musical Camelot (1960–63) with Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
and Richard Burton.[9] He was Ariel in a TV production of The Tempest
The Tempest
(1960) with Richard Burton and Maurice Evans,[10] then appeared in his first Hollywood movie in almost a decade, The Subterraneans
The Subterraneans
(1960). He followed it with Midnight Lace
Midnight Lace
(1960). McDowall continued to work on television in shows such as Sunday Showcase, Naked City, and Play of the Week. He was in a TV production of The Power and the Glory
The Power and the Glory
(1961) with Laurence Olivier, George C. Scott and Julie Harris. Cleopatra[edit] McDowall was given his best film role in a long time, as Octavius
Octavius
in Cleopatra (1963). While filming in Europe, he appeared in Fox's blockbuster war movie The Longest Day (1963). He continued to guest on television series such as Arrest and Trial, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Eleventh Hour, Kraft Suspense Theatre, Combat!, Ben Casey, Twelve O'Clock High, Run for Your Life, and The Invaders. He had a support role in Fox's Shock Treatment (1964) and United Artists' The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Greatest Story Ever Told
(1965). He was third billed in The Third Day (1965) and one of many names in The Loved One (1965). McDowall went to Disney for That Darn Cat!
That Darn Cat!
(1965) and had a good part in Inside Daisy Clover
Inside Daisy Clover
(1965). Return to Leading Roles[edit] McDowall returned to leading man parts in films with Lord Love a Duck (1966) but the film was not a success. He appeared several times as The Bookworm on Batman
Batman
and could be seen in The Defector (1966). McDowall returned briefly to Broadway for The Astrakhan Coat (1967). Disney gave him the star part in The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967) and he was top billed in The Cool Ones (1967) and It! (1967). He was in a TV production of Saint Joan (1967) and provided the voice for Cricket on the Hearth
Cricket on the Hearth
(1967). He guest-starred in The Felony Squad. Planet of the Apes[edit]

McDowall in full costume, with co-stars Ron Harper (front) and James Naughton (back), in the Planet of the Apes TV series (1974)

McDowall's career took a new twist when cast in Planet of the Apes (1968). He was Prince John in The Legend of Robin Hood (1968) for TV, and appeared in 5 Card Stud
5 Card Stud
(1968), Journey to the Unknown, It Takes a Thief, Midas Run
Midas Run
(1969), Hello Down There
Hello Down There
(1969), Angel, Angel, Down We Go (1969), Night Gallery
Night Gallery
(1969), The Name of the Game and Medical Center. Director[edit] McDowall made his debut as director with The Ballad of Tam Lin (1970).[11] As an actor he was in Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971). McDowall was not in the first Apes sequel but was in the second, Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971). He was in the TV movies Terror in the Sky (1971), What's a Nice Girl Like You...? (1971) and A Taste of Evil (1971) and Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
(1971). He guest starred on Ironside, The Carol Burnett Show, Columbo
Columbo
(1972, "Short Fuse"), The Delphi Bureau, The Rookies, Mission: Impossible, Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
and McCloud. McDowall reprised his Apes part in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972). He had support roles in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and starred in a pilot that did not go to series, Topper Returns
Topper Returns
(1973) and The Legend of Hell House (1973).[12] His final Apes movie was Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Battle for the Planet of the Apes
(1973). He was in McMillan & Wife, Love, American Style, Arnold (1973), a remake of Miracle on 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street
(1973), The Elevator (1974), and The Snoop Sisters. He was in the short lived TV series of Planet of the Apes (1974). During one guest appearance on The Carol Burnett Show, he came onstage in his Planet of the Apes makeup and performed a love duet with Burnett.[13] Asked about his career in a 1975 interview, McDowall said "I just hope to keep working and in interesting things."[14] Late 1970s[edit] For the rest of the 1970s, McDowall alternated between features, TV films and TV series. Features included Funny Lady
Funny Lady
(1975), Mean Johnny Barrows (1976), Embryo (1976), Sixth and Main (1977),Laserblast (1978), Rabbit Test (1978), The Cat from Outer Space
The Cat from Outer Space
(1978) for Disney, Circle of Iron
Circle of Iron
(1978), Nutcracker Fantasy
Nutcracker Fantasy
(1979) (doing voice over for the English language edition), The Black Hole
The Black Hole
(1979) and Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt
(1979). TV series included Police Woman, Mowgli's Brothers, Harry O, The Feather and Father Gang, Wonder Woman, Flying High, The Love Boat, $weepstake$, Supertrain, Hart to Hart, A Man Called Sloane, Trapper John, M.D. (the pilot), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century ("Planet of the Slave Girls") and Mork & Mindy. He also had a regular role in a short lived series The Fantastic Journey
The Fantastic Journey
(1977). The TV movies included Flood!
Flood!
(1977), The Rhinemann Exchange (1978), The Immigrants
The Immigrants
(1978), and The Thief of Baghdad (1978). Early 1980s[edit] McDowall's TV movie/mini series work in the 1980s included The Martian Chronicles (1980), The Memory of Eva Ryker (1980), The Return of the King (1980) (on which he did voice over work), The Million Dollar Face (1981), Judgement Day (1981), Twilight Theatre (1982), Mae West (1982), This Girl for Hire (1983), The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood (1984), London
London
and Davis in New York (1984), Hollywood Wives (1985), and Alice in Wonderland (1985). TV series included Boomer and Miss 21st Century, Fantasy Island (several times), Faerie Tale Theatre, Tales of the Gold Monkey (a series regular), Small and Frye, Hotel, and George Burns Comedy Week. McDowall's features included Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981), Evil Under the Sun (1982), Class of 1984
Class of 1984
(1984), and Fright Night
Fright Night
(1985), which became a cult classic. Voice-over work and late 1980s[edit] McDowall began to play many voice over roles, such as Zoo Ship (1985), GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords (1986), and The Wind in the Willows (1987). TV series included Bridges to Cross (1986) (in which McDowall was a regular), The Wizard, Murder, She Wrote, Matlock, and Nightmare Classics, and TV movies included Remo Williams: The Prophecy and Around the World in 80 Days (1989). In 1987, he had supporting roles in Dead of Winter
Dead of Winter
and Overboard, on which he also served as executive producer. Other features included Doin' Time on Planet Earth
Doin' Time on Planet Earth
(1988), Fright Night
Fright Night
Part 2 (1989), The Big Picture (1989), Cutting Class (1989), and Heroes Stand Alone (1989). In 1989 he said "I feel as Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
did that every job I get may be my last. I'm one of those creatures born to be working. I feel better when I'm working. I don't like it when I'm not working and I've never worked as much as I want to."[15] 1990s[edit] McDowall's 1990s work included The Color of Evening (1990), Shakma (1990), Going Under (1990), An Inconvenient Woman (1991), Earth Angel (1991), Deadly Game (1991), The Naked Target (1992), Double Trouble (1992), The New Lassie
The New Lassie
(1992), Quantum Leap, The Sands of Time (1992), The Evil Inside Me (1993), Dream On, Heads (1994), Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is (1994), Mirror, Mirror 2: Raven Dance (1994), Burke's Law, Angel 4: Undercover (1994), The Alien Within (1995), The Grass Harp (1995), Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995), Bullet Hearts (1996), Star Hunter (1996), It's My Party (1996), Tracey Takes On..., Dead Man's Island, Remember WENN, Unlikely Angel
Unlikely Angel
(1996), The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997), Something to Believe In (1998), and Loss of Faith (1998). He did voices for The Pirates of Dark Water
The Pirates of Dark Water
(1991–92), Timmy's Gift: A Precious Moments Christmas (1992), Camp Candy, The Legend of Prince Valiant (1992), Darkwing Duck
Darkwing Duck
(1992), 2 Stupid Dogs, Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron, Batman: The Animated Series, Red Planet, The Tick, Galaxy Beat, Gargoyles, Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man, Pinky and the Brain, The New Batman
Batman
Adventures, Superman, A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life
(1998), and Godzilla: The Series. In 1997, McDowall hosted the MGM Musicals Tribute at Carnegie Hall. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences[edit] McDowall served for several years in various capacities on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organisation that presents the Oscar Awards, and on the selection committee for the Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Awards. He was Chairman of the Actors' Branch for five terms. He was elected President of the Academy Foundation in 1998, the year that he died. He worked tirelessly to support the Motion Pictures Retirement Home, where a rose garden named in his honour was officially dedicated on 9 October 2001 and remains a part of the campus.[16] Photographer and Author[edit] McDowall received recognition as a photographer, working with Look, Vogue, Collier's, and Life. His work includes a cover story on Mae West for Life. He published five books of photographs, each featuring photos and profile interviews of his celebrity friends interviewing each other, such as Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, Judy Holliday, Maureen O'Hara, Katharine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, and others. It started with Double Exposure in 1968.[17][18] Personal life[edit] Although McDowall made no public statements about his sexual orientation during his lifetime, several authors have claimed that he was discreetly gay.[19][20] In 1974, the FBI raided McDowall's home and seized his collection of films and television series in the course of an investigation into film piracy and copyright infringement. His collection consisted of 160 16-mm prints and more than 1,000 video cassettes, at a time before the era of commercial videotapes, when there was no legal aftermarket for films. McDowall had purchased Errol Flynn's home cinema films and transferred them all to tape for longer-lasting archival storage. No charges were filed.[21] Death[edit] On 3 October 1998, at age 70, McDowall died of lung cancer at his home in Studio City.[22] He was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea on 7 October, off Los Angeles County.[23] Dennis Osborne, a screenwriter, had cared for the actor in his final months. The media quoted Osborne as having said, "It was very peaceful. It was just as he wanted it. It was exactly the way he planned."[24] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Murder in the Family (1938) as Peter Osborne John Halifax (1938) as Boy Dead Man's Shoes (1940) as Boy Just William (1940) as Ginger Saloon Bar (1940) as Boy You Will Remember (1941) as Young Bob Slater Man Hunt (1941) as Vaner This England
England
(1941) as Hugo, Norman Boy How Green Was My Valley (1941) as Huw Morgan Confirm or Deny
Confirm or Deny
(1941) as Albert Perkins Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942) as Benjamin – as a Boy On the Sunny Side (1942) as Hugh Aylesworth The Pied Piper (1942) as Ronnie Cavanaugh My Friend Flicka (1943) as Ken McLaughlin Lassie Come Home
Lassie Come Home
(1943) as Joe Carraclough The White Cliffs of Dover (1944) as John Ashwood II as a Boy The Keys of the Kingdom
The Keys of the Kingdom
(1944) as Francis Chisholm – as a Boy Thunderhead, Son of Flicka (1945) as Ken McLaughlin Molly and Me
Molly and Me
(1945) as Jimmy Graham Holiday in Mexico (1946) as Stanley Owen Rocky (1948) as Chris Hammond Macbeth
Macbeth
(1948) as Malcolm Kidnapped (1948) as David Balfour Tuna Clipper (1949) as Alec MacLennan Black Midnight (1949) as Scott Jordan Big Timber
Big Timber
(1950) as Jimmy Killer Shark
Killer Shark
(1950) as Ted Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Goes to Bat (1950; short subject) The Steel Fist (1952) as Eric Kardin The Big Country
The Big Country
(1958) as Hannassey Watchman (uncredited) The Subterraneans
The Subterraneans
(1960) as Yuri Gilgoric Midnight Lace
Midnight Lace
(1960) as Malcolm Stanley The Longest Day (1962) as Pvt. Morris Cleopatra (1963) as Octavian – Caesar Augustus Shock Treatment (1964) as Martin Ashley The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Greatest Story Ever Told
(1965) as Matthew The Third Day (1965) as Oliver Parsons The Loved One (1965) as D.J. Jr. Inside Daisy Clover
Inside Daisy Clover
(1965) as Walter Baines That Darn Cat!
That Darn Cat!
(1965) as Gregory Benson Lord Love a Duck
Lord Love a Duck
(1966) as Alan Musgrave The Defector (1966) as Agent Adams The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
(1967) as Bullwhip Griffin The Cool Ones (1967) as Tony Krum It! (1967) as Arthur Pimm Planet of the Apes (1968) as Cornelius 5 Card Stud
5 Card Stud
(1968) as Nick Evers Midas Run
Midas Run
(1969) as Wister Hello Down There
Hello Down There
(1969) as Nate Ashbury Angel, Angel, Down We Go
Angel, Angel, Down We Go
(1969) as Santoro Tam-Lin (1970) Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971) as Proffer Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Escape from the Planet of the Apes
(1971) as Cornelius Terror in the Sky (1971) as Dr. Ralph Baird Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
(1971) as Mr. Rowan Jelk Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
(1972) as Caesar The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
(1972) as Frank Gass The Poseidon Adventure (1972) as Acres Arnold (1973) as Robert The Legend of Hell House
The Legend of Hell House
(1973) as Benjamin Franklin Fischer Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Battle for the Planet of the Apes
(1973) as Caesar / Cornelius Funny Lady
Funny Lady
(1975) as Bobby Mean Johnny Barrows
Mean Johnny Barrows
(1976) as Tony Da Vince Embryo (1976) as Frank Riley Sixth and Main (1977) as Skateboard Laserblast
Laserblast
(1978) as Doctor Mellon The Cat from Outer Space
The Cat from Outer Space
(1978) as Mr. Stallwood Circle of Iron
Circle of Iron
(1978) as White Robe The Thief of Baghdad (1978) as Hasan Nutcracker Fantasy
Nutcracker Fantasy
(1979) as Franz / Fritz (voice) Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt
(1979) as Jenkins The Black Hole
The Black Hole
(1979) as V.I.N.CENT Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen
(1981) as Gillespie Evil Under the Sun (1982) as Rex Brewster Class of 1984
Class of 1984
(1982) as Terry Corrigan Fright Night
Fright Night
(1985) as Peter Vincent Alice in Wonderland (1985) as The March Hare GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords (1986) as Nuggit (voice) Dead of Winter
Dead of Winter
(1987) as Mr. Murray Overboard (1987) as Andrew Fright Night
Fright Night
Part 2 (1988) as Peter Vincent The Big Picture (1989) as Judge Cutting Class (1989) as Mr. Dante Shakma
Shakma
(1990) as Sorenson Going Under (1990) as Secretary Neighbor Harold Lloyd, The Third Genius (1990 documentary) Precious Moments Christmas: "Timmy's Gift" (1991) as narrator (voice) Doin' Time on Planet Earth
Doin' Time on Planet Earth
(1992) as Minister The Magical World of Chuck Jones (1992 documentary) Mirror, Mirror 2: Raven Dance (1994) as Dr. Lasky The Grass Harp (1995) as Amos Legrand Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995) as Thomas Star Hunter (1995) as Riecher The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen (1995 documentary) It's My Party (1996) as Damian Knowles Mary Pickford: A Life on Film (1997 documentary) The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997) as King Murphy Something to Believe In (1998) as Gambler The Simpsons
The Simpsons
(1998) A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life
(1998) as Mr. Soil (voice) When It Clicks (1998) (short subject) as Professor Bark

Television[edit]

1950 Family Theatre (1951 episode: "Hill Number One: A Story of Faith and Inspiration") as Private Huntington (The Professor) The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
(1960) (Season 1, Episode 25 "People Are Alike All Over") as Sam Conrad 1960 The Tempest
The Tempest
(1960) (as Ariel) Naked City (1961) (Season 2, Episode 20 "The Fault in Our Stars") as Donnie Benton The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1964) (Season 2, Episode 24, "The Gentleman Caller") as Gerald Musgrove (Season 3, Episode 5 "See the Monkey Dance") as George Combat!
Combat!
(1964) (Season 3, Episode 13, "The Long Walk") as Murfree Kraft Suspense Theatre (1964) (Season 2, Episode 11, "The Wine-Dark Sea") as Robert "Professor" Benson Ben Casey
Ben Casey
(1965) (Season 4, Episode 19 "When I am grown to Man's Estate") as Dwight Franklin 12 O'Clock High (1966; Season 2, Episode 24, "Angel Babe"), as "T"/Sgt. Willets) Batman
Batman
(1966) (Season 1, Episode 29, "The Bookworm Turns", as Bookworm) (Season 1, Episode 30 "While Gotham City Burns") as The Bookworm Run for Your Life (1966) ("Don't Count on Tomorrow") as Gyula Bognar The Cricket on the Hearth
Cricket on the Hearth
(1967; voice only) The Invaders
The Invaders
(1967) (Season 1, Episode 2 "The Experiment") as Lloyd Lindstrom) The Legend of Robin Hood (1968) (as Prince John) Journey to the Unknown (1969) (Season 1, Episode 12, "The Killing Bottle") as Rollo Verdew It Takes a Thief (1969) (Season 2, Episode 19 "Boom at the Top", as Roger) Night Gallery
Night Gallery
(1969) ("The Cemetery" segment) as Jeremy Evans The Name of the Game (1969) (Season 1, Episode 11, "The White Birch") as Philip Saxon

1970 The Name of the Game (1970) (Season 3, Episode 12: "Why I Blew Up Dakota") as Early McCorley Terror in the Sky (1971) as Dr. Ralph Baird A Taste of Evil (1971) as Dr. Michael Lomas What's a Nice Girl Like You...? (1971) as Albert Soames Columbo
Columbo
(1972 episode "Short Fuse") as Roger Stanford The Rookies: Dirge for Sunday (1972) as Fenner Mission: Impossible (1972) as Leo Ostro The Carol Burnett Show
The Carol Burnett Show
(1973–74) in various roles Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
(1973) as Stanley Lambert Miracle on 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street
(1973 remake) as Dr. Sawyer McMillan & Wife (1973) as Jamie McMillan Planet of the Apes (1974) as Galen The Elevator (1974) as Marvin Ellis Ellery Queen (1976) (Season 1, Episode 12, "The Adventure of the Black Falcon") as The Amazing Armitage Flood!
Flood!
(1976) as Mr. Franklin Mowgli's Brothers (1976) as Narrator/Mowgli (voices only) The Feather and Father Gang
The Feather and Father Gang
(1977) (Season 1, Episode 12, "The Mayan Connection") as Vincent Stoddard The Rhinemann Exchange (1977) (miniseries) as Bobby Ballard The Fantastic Journey
The Fantastic Journey
(1977) (8 Episodes) as Dr. Jonathan Willoway Wonder Woman (1977) as Professor Arthur Chapman The Immigrants
The Immigrants
(1978) as Mark Levy The Thief of Baghdad (1978) as Hasan Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) (Season 1, Episode 2, "Planet of the Slave Girls") as Governor Saroyan Supertrain
Supertrain
– "The Green Lady" (1979) as Talcott Hart to Hart
Hart to Hart
(1979) as Dr. Peterson Mork & Mindy (1979) as Chuck the Robot (voice)

1980 The Martian Chronicles
The Martian Chronicles
(1980) as Father Stone The Return of the King (1980) as Samwise Gamgee (voice only) Fantasy Island
Fantasy Island
(1980 episode "The Devil and Mandy Breem") as Mephistopheles Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982–83) as Bon Chance Louie The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood
The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood
(1984) as Prince John Hollywood Wives (1985 miniseries) as Jason Swankle Alice in Wonderland (1985) as The March Hare Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
(1985/1989) as Gordon Fairchild/Dr. Alger Kenyon Bridges to Cross (1985 episode "Memories of Molly") as Norman Parks Matlock (1987) as Don Mosher/Christopher Hoyt The Wind in the Willows (1987) as Ratty (voice) Remo Williams: The Prophecy (1988) as Chuin Around the World in 80 Days (1989 miniseries) as McBaines 1990 The Pirates of Dark Water
The Pirates of Dark Water
(1991) as Niddler (voice) An Inconvenient Woman (1991) as Cyril Rathbone Timmy's Gift: A Precious Moments Christmas (1991) as Narrator (voice) Batman: The Animated Series (1992) as Jervis Tetch/The Mad Hatter (voice) Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
– (Season 4 – "A Leap for Lisa") (1992) as Edward St. John V SWAT Kats
SWAT Kats
as Lenny Ringtail/Madkat (voice) The Tick (1994) as Breadmaster (voice) Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is (1994) as Jeremy Sennet Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain
(1996–98) as Snowball (voice) Tracey Takes On...
Tracey Takes On...
(1996) as Rex Gaydon Dead Man's Island (1996) as Trevor Dunnaway Unlikely Angel
Unlikely Angel
(1996) as Saint Peter Gargoyles (1996–1997) as Proteus (voice) Behind the Planet of the Apes
Behind the Planet of the Apes
(1998 documentary) as host/narrator Godzilla: The Series (1999) (Episode: DeadLoch) as Dr. Hugh Trevor (voice)

Stage[edit]

Young Woodley (1946) Macbeth
Macbeth
(1947) Misalliance
Misalliance
(1953) Escapade (1953) Julius Caesar (1955) The Tempest
The Tempest
(1955)

No Time for Sergeants
No Time for Sergeants
(1955) Good as Gold (1957) Compulsion (1957) Handful of Fire (1958) Look After Lulu (1959)

The Fighting Cock (1959) Camelot (1960) The Astrakhan Coat (1967) Charlie's Aunt (1975) Dial M for Murder
Dial M for Murder
(1995–1996) A Christmas Carol: The Musical (1997)

Radio appearances[edit]

Year Program Episode/source

1943 Lux Radio Theatre My Friend Flicka[25]

1947 Suspense (radio drama) One Way Street[26]

1952 Family Theater A Lullaby for Christmas[27]

References[edit]

^ Vallance, Tom (5 October 1998). "Obituary: Roddy McDowall". The Independent. London, UK.  ^ Gussow, Mel (4 October 1998), "Roddy McDowall, 70, Dies; Child Star and Versatile Actor", New York Times, retrieved 16 March 2010  ^ a b c d Biography Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University ^ "SAGA OF THE HIGH SEAS". The Mercury. Hobart, Tasmania. 11 November 1944. p. 9. Retrieved 24 April 2012 – via National Library of Australia.  ^ Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
as guest. (1946, Jul 11). The Christian Science Monitor (1908-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/515875397?accountid=13902 ^ Schallert, E. (1947, Mar 12). DRAMA AND FILM. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/165760532?accountid=13902 ^ Steinmetz, J. (1987, Feb 10). RODDY MCDOWALL'S BEST FRIEND: CAMERA. Chicago Tribune (Pre-1997 Fulltext) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/291006412?accountid=13902 ^ Roddy McDowall, stage actor. (1955, Sep 21). The Christian Science Monitor (1908-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/509302561?accountid=13902 ^ Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
at the Internet Broadway Database ^ By, J. G. (1960, Feb 04). Television: 'the tempest'. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/115172815?accountid=13902 ^ Reed, R. (1971, Nov 28). Roddy McDowall: Survival of the fittest. Chicago Tribune (1963-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/169150031?accountid=13902 ^ Haber, J. (1973, Dec 09). Superfan roddy, everybody's turn-on. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/157355170?accountid=13902 ^ The Carol Burnett Show
The Carol Burnett Show
with Roddy McDowall, 14 March 2017 ^ By, D. S. (1975, Aug 21). Movie talk with roddy McDowall. The Christian Science Monitor (1908-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/511800731?accountid=13902 ^ Champlin, C. (1989, Oct 19). Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
pulls out all the F-stops. Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/280917936?accountid=13902 ^ "A Tribute to Roddy McDowall". The Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
Memorial Rose Garden. 19 September 2016.  ^ McDowall, Roddy. Double Exposure; William Morrow & Co; 2 edition: 1 November 1990; ISBN 978-0688100629 ^ Brady, J. (1992, Dec 13). Roddy McDowall. The Washington Post (1974-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/140574938?accountid=13902 ^ Smith, Patricia Juliana (2002), Claude J. Summers, ed., "McDowall, Roddy", glbtq.com, archived from the original on 2 December 2009, retrieved 15 March 2010  ^ Simpson, Mark (2002), Sex terror: erotic misadventures in pop culture, Routledge, p. 69, ISBN 1560233761  ^ "When Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
Was Busted by the FBI for Pirating Films". Retrieved 18 January 2017.  ^ "Roddy McDowall, 70, Dies; Child Star and Versatile Actor". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 November 2016.  ^ Wilson, Scott. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed.: 2 (Kindle Locations 31331-31332). McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Kindle Edition. ^ "Actor Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
dies of cancer", deseretnews.com, 4 October 1998. ^ "Lux Theatre Guest". Harrisburg Telegraph. 5 June 1943. p. 17. Retrieved 23 December 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ Miller, Christine. "Suspense – One Way Street". Escape and Suspense!. Retrieved 23 January 2017.  ^ Kirby, Walter (14 December 1952). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 54. 

Bibliography[edit]

Best, Marc. Those Endearing Young Charms: Child Performers of the Screen (South Brunswick and New York: Barnes & Co., 1971), pp. 176–181. Dye, David. Child and Youth Actors: Filmography of Their Entire Careers, 1914–1985. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 1988, pp. 140–144. Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, pp. 158–159.

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Dennis Weaver
Dennis Weaver
(1959) Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
(1961) Albert Paulsen (1964) James Daly (1966) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1967) Milburn Stone
Milburn Stone
(1968) James Brolin
James Brolin
(1970) David Burns (1971) Jack Warden
Jack Warden
(1972) Scott Jacoby (1973) Michael Moriarty (1974) Will Geer
Will Geer
(1975) Anthony Zerbe
Anthony Zerbe
(1976) Gary Frank (1977) Robert Vaughn
Robert Vaughn
(1978) Stuart Margolin (1979) Stuart Margolin (1980) Michael Conrad (1981) Michael Conrad (1982) James Coco
James Coco
(1983) Bruce Weitz
Bruce Weitz
(1984) Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
(1985) John Karlen (1986) John Hillerman
John Hillerman
(1987) Larry Drake
Larry Drake
(1988) Larry Drake
Larry Drake
(1989) Jimmy Smits
Jimmy Smits
(1990) Timothy Busfield (1991) Richard Dysart
Richard Dysart
(1992) Chad Lowe (1993) Fyvush Finkel
Fyvush Finkel
(1994) Ray Walston
Ray Walston
(1995) Ray Walston
Ray Walston
(1996) Héctor Elizondo
Héctor Elizondo
(1997) Gordon Clapp (1998) Michael Badalucco (1999) Richard Schiff
Richard Schiff
(2000) Bradley Whitford
Bradley Whitford
(2001) John Spencer (2002) Joe Pantoliano
Joe Pantoliano
(2003) Michael Imperioli
Michael Imperioli
(2004) William Shatner
William Shatner
(2005) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(2006) Terry O'Quinn
Terry O'Quinn
(2007) Željko Ivanek (2008) Michael Emerson
Michael Emerson
(2009) Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul
(2010) Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage
(2011) Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul
(2012) Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Cannavale
(2013) Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul
(2014) Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage
(2015) Ben Mendelsohn
Ben Mendelsohn
(2016) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(2017)

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Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor

Marty Feldman
Marty Feldman
(1974/75) Jay Robinson
Jay Robinson
(1976) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1977) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1978) Arte Johnson
Arte Johnson
(1979) Scatman Crothers
Scatman Crothers
(1980) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1981) Richard Lynch
Richard Lynch
(1982) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1983) Tracey Walter
Tracey Walter
(1984) Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
(1985) Bill Paxton
Bill Paxton
(1986) Richard Dawson
Richard Dawson
(1987) Robert Loggia
Robert Loggia
(1988) Thomas F. Wilson
Thomas F. Wilson
(1989/90) William Sadler (1991) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1992) Lance Henriksen
Lance Henriksen
(1993) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1994) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(1995) Brent Spiner
Brent Spiner
(1996) Vincent D'Onofrio
Vincent D'Onofrio
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan
(1999) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2000) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(2001) Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(2002) Sean Astin
Sean Astin
(2003) David Carradine
David Carradine
(2004) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2005) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Stephen Lang
Stephen Lang
(2009) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2010) Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(2011) Clark Gregg
Clark Gregg
(2012) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2013) Richard Armitage (2014) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2015) John Goodman
John Goodman
(2016)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

1949–1975

Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kennedy
(1949) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1951) John Cromwell (1952) John Williams (1953) John Kerr (1954) Francis L. Sullivan
Francis L. Sullivan
(1955) Ed Begley
Ed Begley
(1956) Frank Conroy (1957) Henry Jones (1958) Charlie Ruggles
Charlie Ruggles
(1959) Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
(1960) Martin Gabel
Martin Gabel
(1961) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1962) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1963) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1964) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
(1965) Patrick Magee (1966) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1967) James Patterson (1968) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1969) Ken Howard
Ken Howard
(1970) Paul Sand (1971) Vincent Gardenia
Vincent Gardenia
(1972) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1973) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1974) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1975)

1976–2000

Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
(1976) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1977) Lester Rawlins (1978) Michael Gough (1979) David Rounds (1980) Brian Backer (1981) Zakes Mokae (1982) Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick
(1983) Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna
(1984) Barry Miller (1985) John Mahoney
John Mahoney
(1986) John Randolph (1987) B. D. Wong
B. D. Wong
(1988) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(1989) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1990) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1991) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(1992) Stephen Spinella (1993) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(1994) John Glover (1995) Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
(1996) Owen Teale
Owen Teale
(1997) Tom Murphy (1998) Frank Wood (1999) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice
(2000)

2001–present

Robert Sean Leonard
Robert Sean Leonard
(2001) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2002) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2003) Brían F. O'Byrne (2004) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2005) Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid
(2006) Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup
(2007) Jim Norton (2008) Roger Robinson (2009) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2010) John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
(2011) Christian Borle
Christian Borle
(2012) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2013) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2014) Richard McCabe (2015) Reed Birney (2016) Michael Aronov (2017)

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