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Jim Backus (1913–1989)

Jim Backus was born James Gilmore Backus on February 25, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was one of the few actors to do it all: radio, Broadway, movies, television and cartoons. After attending preparatory school in his hometown Cleveland, Backus enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, to ply his trade. While waiting for parts, he did radio... See full bio »

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Other Works:

Album: Provided the voice of God on the double-LP soundtrack album of the Christian rock opera "Truth Of Truths" (Oak Records) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

James G. Backus | James Backus


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success.


He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1735 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960. See more »


Often played wealthy, upper-class figures See more »

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