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Sterling Holloway (1905–1992)


Popular American character actor of amusing appearance and voice whose long career led from dozens of highly enjoyable onscreen performances to world-wide familiarity as the voice of numerous Walt Disney animated films. Born in the American Deep South to grocer Sterling P. Holloway Sr. and Rebecca Boothby Holloway, he had a younger brother, ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Narrator
- Atomic Shakespeare (1986) ... Narrator (voice)
 1984 We Think the World Is Round (TV Movie)
'Pegleg' Pelican (voice)
 1979 Tukiki and His Search for a Merry Christmas (TV Movie)
Northwind (voice)
 1977 Thunder and Lightning
Hobe Carpenter
 1976 Super Seal
Cap'n Zach
 1976 Tony the Pony (TV Series)
GG, the Wizard
 1975 Cries
Narrator
 1974 Man, Monsters and Mysteries (Short)
Nessie
 1973 NBC Children's Theatre (TV Series)
Colonel Corpuscle
- All About Me (1973) ... Colonel Corpuscle (voice)
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Dr. Edwin Muller (segment "Love and the Face Bow")
- Love and the Face Bow/Love and the Impossible Gift/Love and the Love Kit (1973) ... Dr. Edwin Muller (segment "Love and the Face Bow")
 1970 The AristoCats
Roquefort (voice)
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Elmo
- Rock-Bye, Bye, Baby (1969) ... Elmo
 1967 Daktari (TV Series)
Duke
- Judy and the Jailbirds (1967) ... Duke
 1967 Gilligan's Island (TV Series)
Burt
- The Pigeon (1967) ... Burt
 1967 Family Affair (TV Series)
Frack
- Fancy Free (1967) ... Frack
 1966 That Girl (TV Series)
Everett Valentine
- Phantom of the Horse Opera (1966) ... Everett Valentine
 1966 F Troop (TV Series)
Sheriff Pat Lawton
- Wilton, the Kid (1966) ... Sheriff Pat Lawton
 1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
Corey
- My Son, the Genius (1966) ... Corey
 1964-1965 The Baileys of Balboa (TV Series)
Buck Singleton
- Sam and the Sea Monster (1965) ... Buck Singleton
- Sam Sells Out (1965) ... Buck Singleton
- Sam's Treasure Hunt (1965) ... Buck Singleton
- Sam's Economy Kick (1965) ... Buck Singleton
- Stanley, the Runaway (1965) ... Buck Singleton
 1964 Linus! The Lion Hearted (TV Series)
Sugar Bear / Lovable Yours Truly (voice)
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Fisk
- Who Killed Annie Foran? (1964) ... Fisk
 1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
TV Repairman
- What's in the Box (1964) ... TV Repairman
 1963 Hazel (TV Series)
Claude Waters
- The Retiring Milkman (1963) ... Claude Waters
 1963 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Mr. Holland
- Joey's Lost What-Cha-Ma-Call-It (1963) ... Mr. Holland
 1963 My Six Loves
Oliver Dodds (uncredited)
 1962 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Bert Miller
- The Merchant of Mayberry (1962) ... Bert Miller
 1962 Margie (TV Series)
Bettenhouse
- False Alarm (1962) ... Bettenhouse
 1961 Miami Undercover (TV Series)
Henry
- Room 9 (1961) ... Henry
 1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Lester Smith
- The Projectionist (1961) ... Lester Smith
 1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Luther
- Blood Red (1961) ... Luther
 1960 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series)
Shopkeeper
- Love Me, Love My Dog (1960) ... Shopkeeper
 1960 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Orval McCoy
- The Jinx (1960) ... Orval McCoy
 1960 Saiyûki
Narrator (English version, voice)
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Felony
- The Best Laid Plans (1960) ... Felony
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Horace De Vilbill
- The Unhired Assassin: Part 2 (1960) ... Horace De Vilbill
 1960 Goliath II (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series)
Hayden
- The Temple of the Swinging Doll (1959) ... Hayden
 1956-1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Sorrowful Joe / Sorrowful Joe Jackson
- Sorrowful Joe's Policy (1958) ... Sorrowful Joe Jackson
- Sorrowful Joe Returns (1957) ... Sorrowful Joe
- Sorrowful Joe (1956) ... Sorrowful Joe
 1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Elmer Purdy
- The Magic Lantern (1957) ... Elmer Purdy
- Elmer, the Rainmaker (1957) ... Elmer Purdy
- Elmer the Aeronaut (1957) ... Elmer Purdy
 1957 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Narrator / Narrator (segment "Ben and Me")
- Adventures in Fantasy (1957) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Liberty Story (1957) ... Narrator (segment "Ben and Me")
 1957 Hemo the Magnificent (TV Movie)
Lab assistant (uncredited)
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Tobias
- Night of a Rebel (1957) ... Tobias
 1956 Our Mr. Sun (TV Movie)
Chloro Phyll (voice, uncredited)
 1956 Shake, Rattle & Rock!
Albert 'Axe' McAllister
 1956 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Pirate / Will Scarlet
- Pirate Show (1956) ... Pirate
- Robin Hood (1956) ... Will Scarlet
 1953-1956 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Waldo / Waldo Binney / Waldo Binny / ...
- Expectantly Yours (1956) ... Waldo
- Babs's Wedding (1956) ... Waldo Binney
- Waldo's Mother (1955) ... Waldo Binney / Mrs. Binney
- Repeat Performance (1955) ... Waldo
- Love Comes to Waldo Binney (1955) ... Waldo
 1955 Willy (TV Series)
Harvey Evelyn
- Willy and Hurricane Harvey (1955) ... Harvey Evelyn
- Willy Saves Harvey from Fraud (1955) ... Harvey Evelyn
 1955 Kentucky Rifle
Lon Setter
 1953-1955 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Prof. Oscar Quinn / Prof. Twiddle
- Through the Time Barrier (1955) ... Prof. Twiddle
 1953 Ben and Me (Short)
Amos Mouse (voice)
 1953 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
The Groceryman
- Pancake Mix (1953) ... The Groceryman
 1952 The Little House (Short)
Narrator
 1952 Susie the Little Blue Coupe (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1952 Lambert the Sheepish Lion (Short)
Narrator / Mr. Stork (voice)
 1949 Addio Mimí!
Aristide
 1949 Your Show Time (TV Series)
- A Capture (1949)
 1948 Flat Feat (Short)
 1948 Man or Mouse (Short)
Sterling
 1947 Speaking of Animals No. Y7-1: Dog Crazy (Short)
Dog Owner
 1947 Mickey and the Beanstalk (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1947 Hectic Honeymoon (Short)
Eddie Jones
 1947 Robin Hood of Texas
Droopy Haynes
 1947 Saddle Pals
Waldo T. Brooks Jr.
 1947 Scooper Dooper (Short)
Sterling Holloway
 1947 Trail to San Antone
Droopy Stearns
 1946 Moron Than Off (Short)
 1946/I Sioux City Sue
Nellie Bly
 1946 Death Valley
Slim
 1946 Peter and the Wolf (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1946 Mr. Wright Goes Wrong (Short)
 1946 Make Mine Music
Narrator (segment "Peter and the Wolf") (voice)
 1945 The Cold-Blooded Penguin (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1945 Wildfire
Alkali Jones
 1944 The Three Caballeros
Prof. Holloway (voice)
 1944 The Pelican and the Snipe (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Sterling- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number
 1942 Here We Go Again
Tommy, Western Union Messenger (uncredited)
 1942 Iceland
Sverdrup Svenssen
 1942 Bambi
Adult Flower (voice, uncredited)
 1942 The Lady Is Willing
Arthur Miggle (uncredited)
 1942 Don't Get Personal
Lucky
 1941 Look Who's Laughing
Rusty, Soda Jerk (uncredited)
 1941 Dumbo
Mr. Stork (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Top Sergeant Mulligan
Frank Snark
 1941 New Wine
Otto, the bookkeeper
 1941 Meet John Doe
Dan
 1941 Cheers for Miss Bishop
Chris Jensen
 1940 Little Men
Reporter
 1940 Street of Memories
Student Barber
 1940 Hit Parade of 1941
Soda Clerk
 1940 Remember the Night
Willie
 1940 The Blue Bird
Wild Plum
 1939 Nick Carter, Master Detective
Bee-Catcher
 1939 East Side of Heaven
Accordion player (uncredited)
 1939 St. Louis Blues
Boatman (uncredited)
 1938 Spring Madness
Buck
 1938 Professor Beware
The Groom
 1938 Held for Ransom
RFD Mailman (uncredited)
 1938 Dr. Rhythm
Luke (Ice-Cream Man)
 1938 Of Human Hearts
Chauncey Ames
 1937 Behind the Mike
Tommy Astor
 1937 Varsity Show
Trout
 1937 The Woman I Love
Duprez
 1937 When Love Is Young
Orville Kane
 1937 Maid of Salem
Miles Corbin - Cow Herder
 1937 Join the Marines
Alfred, the Steward
 1936 Career Woman
George Rogers
 1936 Palm Springs
Oscar
 1935 Rendezvous
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1935 I Live My Life
Max
 1935 Bring 'Em Back a Lie (Short)
 1935 His Last Fling (Short)
 1935 Doubting Thomas
Mr. Spindler
 1935 Double Crossed (Short)
 1935 My Girl Sally (Short)
 1935 Life Begins at Forty
Chris
 1935 Father Knows Best (Short)
Bashful Boy
 1935 The Lottery Lover
Cadet Harold Stump
 1934 A Wicked Woman
Peter
 1934 Girl O' My Dreams
Spec Early
 1934 Sterling's Rival Romeo (Short)
Sterling
 1934 The Merry Widow
Orderly
 1934 Gift of Gab
Sound Effects Man
 1934 Down to Their Last Yacht
Freddy Finn
 1934 Picnic Perils (Short)
 1934 Tomorrow's Children
Dr. Dorsey
 1934 Murder in the Private Car
Office Boy (uncredited)
 1934 Pleasing Grandpa (Short)
 1934 Operator 13
Wounded Union Soldier (uncredited)
 1934 The Back Page
Bill Giddings
 1934 Strictly Dynamite
Fleming
 1934 Born April First (Short)
 1934 The Cat and the Fiddle
Flower Messenger (uncredited)
 1933 Going Hollywood
Radio Remote Technician (uncredited)
 1933 Meeting Mazie (Short)
 1933 Advice to the Lovelorn
Benny
 1933 Dancing Lady
Pinky - the Show's Author
 1933 Not the Marrying Kind (Short)
 1933 Wild Boys of the Road
Ollie
 1933 When Ladies Meet
Jerome - the Caddy (uncredited)
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
Second Messenger Boy with Hat (uncredited)
 1933 International House
Sailor
 1933 One Track Minds (Short)
Train Snack Salesman
 1933 Adorable
Emile, Karl's Valet (uncredited)
 1933 Picture Snatcher
Journalism Student (uncredited)
 1933 Elmer, the Great
Nick Kane (as Sterling Halloway)
 1933 Hell Below
Seaman Jenks
 1933 Fast Workers
Pinky Magoo
 1933 Blondie Johnson
Red Charley
 1933 Hard to Handle
Andy Heaney (uncredited)
 1932 Lawyer Man
Olga's Dining Friend (uncredited)
 1932 Rockabye
Speakeasy Pianist (uncredited)
 1932 Faithless
Photographer (uncredited)
 1932 Blonde Venus
Joe, Hiker (uncredited)
 1932 American Madness
Oscar (uncredited)
 1928 The Girl from Nowhere (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1927 The Girl from Everywhere (Short)
Assistant Director
 1927 Casey at the Bat
Putnam
 1926 The Battling Kangaroo (Short)
Napolean French
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Other Works:

Stage Play: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Comedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Music by Felix Mendelssohn. Music arranged by Gordon Jacob. Directed by Michael Benthall. Metropolitan Opera House: 21 Sep 1954- 17 Oct 1954 (29 performances). Cast: Robert Helpmann (as "Oberon"), Stanley Holloway (as "Nick Bottom, A weaver Moira ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Sterling Halloway

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

I came to Hollywood at a bad time. The movies were in a state of turmoil. Sound was coming in and silents were going out. Nobody thought I was suitable for talkies. See more »

Trivia:

Died on the 29th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. See more »

Trademark:

High voice, best known as Winnie the Pooh See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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