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Roddy McDowall (1928–1998)


Roderick McDowall was born in London, the son of a Merchant Mariner father and a mother who had always wanted to be in movies. He was enrolled in elocution courses at age five and by ten had appeared in his first film, Murder in the Family (1938), playing Peter Osborne, the younger brother of sisters played by Jessica Tandy and Glynis Johns. His ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1999 Godzilla: The Series (TV Series)
Dr. Hugh Trevor
- DeadLoch (1999) ... Dr. Hugh Trevor (voice)
 1998 Star Power: The Creation of United Artists (Video documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1998 When It Clicks (Short)
Professor Bark
 1998 A Bug's Life (Video Game)
Mr. Soil (voice)
 1998 A Bug's Life
Mr. Soil (voice)
 1998 Superman (TV Series)
The Mad Hatter / Jervis Tetch
- Knight Time (1998) ... The Mad Hatter / Jervis Tetch (voice)
 1998 Something to Believe In
Gambler
 1997 Loss of Faith (TV Movie)
Henry Stokes
 1996 Unlikely Angel (TV Movie)
Saint Peter
 1996 Remember WENN (TV Series)
Giles Aldwych
- Don't Act Like That (1996) ... Giles Aldwych
 1996 Dead Man's Island (TV Movie)
Trevor Dunnaway
 1996 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
Akers
- Apocalypse Not (1996) ... Akers (voice)
 1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)
Proteus
- The New Olympians (1996) ... Proteus (voice)
 1996 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Rex Gaydon
- Nostalgia (1996) ... Rex Gaydon
 1996 It's My Party
Damian Knowles
 1996 Star Hunter (Video)
Riecher
 1996 Bullet Hearts (TV Movie)
 1995 The Alien Within (TV Movie)
Dr. Henry Lazarus
 1994 Galaxy Beat (TV Movie)
Corporal Cod (voice)
 1994 The Color of Evening
Henry Seaton
 1994 The Tick (TV Series)
The Breadmaster
- The Tick vs. the Breadmaster (1994) ... The Breadmaster (voice)
- The Tick vs. the Idea Men (1994) ... (voice)
 1994 Angel 4: Undercover
Geoffrey Kagen
 1994 Red Planet (TV Mini-Series)
Headmaster Marcus Howe (voice)
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Maurice Gillette
- Who Killed Alexander the Great? (1994) ... Maurice Gillette
 1994 Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is (TV Movie)
Jeremy Sennet
 1994 Heads (TV Movie)
Fibris Drake
 1993 Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (TV Series)
Lenny Ringtail / Madkat
- Enter the Madkat (1993) ... Lenny Ringtail / Madkat (voice)
 1993 2 Stupid Dogs (TV Series)
Chameleon
- Substitute Teacher/Chameleon/Seeing Eye Dogs (1993) ... Chameleon (voice)
 1993 Dream On (TV Series)
Bob Jeffers
- Depth Be Not Proud (1993) ... Bob Jeffers
 1993 The Evil Inside Me
Pauly
 1992 The Sands of Time (TV Movie)
Alan Tucker
 1992 Darkwing Duck (TV Series)
Sir Quackmire Mallard
- Inherit the Wimp (1992) ... Sir Quackmire Mallard (voice)
 1992 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
- The Battle of Greystone (1992) ... (voice)
 1992/I Double Trouble
Philip Chamberlain
 1992 The Naked Target
Ernest Peabody
 1992 Camp Candy (TV Series)
- When It Rains... It Snows (1992) ... (voice)
 1991 Deadly Game (TV Movie)
Dr. Aaron
 1991 An Inconvenient Woman (TV Movie)
Cyril Rathbone
 1991 Earth Angel (TV Movie)
Mr. Tatum
 1991 The Pirates of Dark Water (TV Series)
Niddler
- Victory (1991) ... Niddler (voice)
- Betrayal (1991) ... Niddler (voice)
- Break Up (1991) ... Niddler (voice)
- Dishonor (1991) ... Niddler (voice)
- Quest (1991) ... Niddler (voice)
 1990 Going Under
Secretary Neighbor
 1990 Shakma
Sorenson
 1989 Nightmare Classics (TV Series)
Inspector Amos
- Carmilla (1989) ... Inspector Amos
 1989 Cutting Class
Mr. Dante
 1989 Around the World in 80 Days (TV Mini-Series)
McBaines
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... McBaines
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... McBaines
 1987-1989 Matlock (TV Series)
Don Mosher / Christopher Hoyt
- The Starlet (1989) ... Don Mosher
- The Chef (1987) ... Christopher Hoyt
 1985-1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Gordon Fairchild / Dr. Alger Kenyon, PHD
- School for Scandal (1985) ... Dr. Alger Kenyon, PHD
 1989 The Big Picture
Judge
 1988 Doin' Time on Planet Earth
Minister
 1987 Overboard
Andrew
 1987 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Ratty (voice)
 1987 The Wizard (TV Series)
H.E.N.R.I.
- H.E.N.R.I. VIII (1987) ... H.E.N.R.I. (voice)
 1987 Dead of Winter
Mr. Murray
 1986 GoBots: War of the Rock Lords
Nuggit (voice)
 1985 Zoo Ship (voice)
 1985 Bridges to Cross (TV Series)
Norman Parks
- Memories of Molly (1985) ... Norman Parks
 1985 Bridges to Cross (TV Series)
Norman Parks
- Memories of Molly (1985) ... Norman Parks
 1985 Hollywood Wives (TV Mini-Series)
Jason Swandle
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Jason Swandle
 1984 Hotel (TV Series)
Anthony Spears
- Intimate Strangers (1984) ... Anthony Spears
 1983 This Girl for Hire (TV Movie)
Manfred Hayes
 1983 Small & Frye (TV Series)
Prof. Vermeer
- Pilot (1983) ... Prof. Vermeer
 1983 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Narrator
- Rapunzel (1983) ... Narrator
 1982 Mae West (TV Movie)
Rene Valentine
 1982 Twilight Theater (TV Movie)
 1981 The Million Dollar Face (TV Movie)
Derek Kenyon
 1980 Here's Boomer (TV Series)
Milo
- Boomer and Miss 21st Century (1980) ... Milo
 1980 The Return of the King (TV Movie)
Samwise Gamgee (voice)
 1980 The Memory of Eva Ryker (TV Movie)
MacFarland
 1980 The Martian Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Father Stone
- The Martians (1980) ... Father Stone
- The Settlers (1980) ... Father Stone
- The Expeditions (1980) ... Father Stone (credit only)
 1979 The Black Hole
V.I.N.CENT. (voice, uncredited)
 1979 Mork & Mindy (TV Series)
Chuck the Robot
- Dr. Morkenstein (1979) ... Chuck the Robot (voice)
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Governor Saroyan
- Planet of the Slave Girls (1979) ... Governor Saroyan (as Roddy McDowell)
 1979 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Reverend Barnaby Box
- Pilot (1979) ... Reverend Barnaby Box
 1979 A Man Called Sloane (TV Series)
Manfred Baranoff
- Night of the Wizard (1979) ... Manfred Baranoff
 1979 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Dr. Peterson
- Hart to Hart (1979) ... Dr. Peterson
 1979 Nutcracker Fantasy
Franz / Fritz (voice)
 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
Talcott
- The Green Girl (1979) ... Talcott
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
Theodore
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Theodore
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Fred Beery
 1979 Flying High (TV Series)
Joe
- Eye Opener (1979) ... Joe
 1978 The Thief of Baghdad (TV Movie)
Hasan
 1978 The Immigrants (TV Movie)
Mark Levy
 1977-1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Henry Roberts / Professor Chapman
- The Fine Art of Crime (1978) ... Henry Roberts
- The Man Who Made Volcanoes (1977) ... Professor Chapman
 1978 Rabbit Test
Gypsy Grandmother / Dr. D & C Fishbine
 1978 Laserblast
Doctor Mellon (as Roddy McDowell: closing credits)
 1977 Sixth and Main
Skateboard
 1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series)
Vincent Stoddard
- The Mayan Connection (1977) ... Vincent Stoddard
 1977 The Rhinemann Exchange (TV Mini-Series)
Bobby Ballard
 1976 Flood! (TV Movie)
Mr. Franklin
 1976 Embryo
Frank Riley
 1976 Harry O (TV Series)
Arnold Applequist
- The Mysterious Case of Lester and Dr. Fong (1976) ... Arnold Applequist
 1976 Mowgli's Brothers (TV Short)
Narrator / Mowgli (voice)
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
The Amazing Armitage
- The Adventure of the Black Falcon (1976) ... The Amazing Armitage
 1976 Mean Johnny Barrows
Tony Da Vince
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Moulton
- Pawns of Power (1975) ... Moulton
 1975 The White Seal (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1975 Funny Lady
Bobby Moore
 1974 Planet of the Apes (TV Series)
Galen
- The Liberator (1974) ... Galen
- The Cure (1974) ... Galen
- The Tyrant (1974) ... Galen
- The Interrogation (1974) ... Galen (as Roddy McDowell)
 1974 Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
George Stanton (uncredited)
 1974 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Lionel Standish
- A Black Day for Bluebeard (1974) ... Lionel Standish
 1974 The Elevator (TV Movie)
Marvin Ellis
 1973 Miracle on 34th Street (TV Movie)
Dr. Sawyer
 1973 Arnold
Robert
 1972-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Howard (segment "Love and the Stutter") / Marvin (segment "Love and the Sensuous Twin")
 1973 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Jamie McMillan
- Death of a Monster... Birth of a Legend (1973) ... Jamie McMillan
 1973 The Legend of Hell House
Benjamin Franklin Fischer
 1973 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Stanley Lambert
- See Some Evil... Do Some Evil (1973) ... Stanley Lambert
 1973 Topper Returns (TV Movie)
Cosmo Topper Jr.
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Phil Sandler
- The Park Avenue Rustlers (1972) ... Phil Sandler
 1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Leo Ostro
- The Puppet (1972) ... Leo Ostro
 1972 The Rookies (TV Series)
Fenner
- Dirge for Sunday (1972) ... Fenner
 1972 The Delphi Bureau (TV Series)
Harold
 1972 Columbo (TV Series)
Roger Stanford
- Short Fuse (1972) ... Roger Stanford
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Jamie Shannon
- Murder Impromptu (1971) ... Jamie Shannon
 1971 A Taste of Evil (TV Movie)
Dr. Michael Lomas
 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Mr. Jelk
 1971 Terror in the Sky (TV Movie)
Dr. Ralph Baird
 1971 Pretty Maids All in a Row
Mr. Proffer
 1971 Journey to Murder
Rollo Verdew (The Killing Bottle)
 1970 Medical Center (TV Series)
Carl Marris
- Crisis (1970) ... Carl Marris
 1968-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Early McCorley / Philip Saxon
- Why I Blew Up Dakota (1970) ... Early McCorley
- The White Birch (1968) ... Philip Saxon
 1969 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (TV Series)
Jeremy Evans
- Night Gallery (1969) ... Jeremy Evans
 1969 Angel, Angel, Down We Go
Santoro
 1969 Hello Down There
Nate Ashbury
 1969 Midas Run
Wister
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Roger
- Boom at the Top (1969) ... Roger
 1969 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Rollo Verdew
- The Killing Bottle (1969) ... Rollo Verdew
 1968 5 Card Stud
Nick Evers
 1967 Cricket on the Hearth (TV Movie)
Cricket Crocket (voice)
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Cricket Crockett
- Cricket on the Hearth (1967) ... Cricket Crockett (voice)
 1967 Saint Joan (TV Movie)
Charles, The Dauphin
 1967 It!
Arthur Pimm (as Roddy MacDowall)
 1967 The Cool Ones
Tony Krum
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Lloyd Lindstrom
- The Experiment (1967) ... Lloyd Lindstrom
 1964-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Harry Carlin / Arthur Biddle / Deerfield Prescott
- The Fatal Mistake (1966) ... Harry Carlin
- Mr. Biddle's Crime Wave (1964) ... Arthur Biddle
- Wake Up, Darling (1964) ... Deerfield Prescott
 1966 The Defector
Agent Adams
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Gyula Bognar
- Don't Count on Tomorrow (1966) ... Gyula Bognar
 1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
T / Sgt. Wills Willets
- Angel Babe (1966) ... T / Sgt. Wills Willets
 1966 Lord Love a Duck
Alan 'Mollymauk' Musgrave
 1965 Inside Daisy Clover
Walter Baines
 1965 The Third Day
Oliver Parsons
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dwight Franklin
- When I Am Grown to Man's Estate (1965) ... Dwight Franklin
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Robert 'Professor' Benson
- The Wine-Dark Sea (1964) ... Robert 'Professor' Benson
 1964 Combat! (TV Series)
Murfree
- The Long Walk (1964) ... Murfree
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
George / Gerald Musgrove
- See the Monkey Dance (1964) ... George
- The Gentleman Caller (1964) ... Gerald Musgrove
 1964 Shock Treatment
Martin Ashley
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Stanton Maynard / 'Alec Harnes'
- The Only Remaining Copy Is in the British Museum (1964) ... Stanton Maynard / 'Alec Harnes'
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Paul LeDoux
- Journey into Darkness (1963) ... Paul LeDoux
 1962 The Longest Day
Pvt. Morris
 1961 The Power and the Glory (TV Movie)
Mestizo
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- In a Garden (1961)
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Donnie Benton
- The Fault in Our Stars (1961) ... Donnie Benton
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Philip Hamilton
- Our American Heritage: Not Without Honor (1960) ... Philip Hamilton
 1960 Midnight Lace
Malcolm Stanley
 1960 Art Carney Special (TV Series)
 1960 The Tempest (TV Movie)
Ariel
 1959 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Squeak
- Billy Budd (1959) ... Squeak
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Michel
- Night of Betrayal (1959) ... Michel
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Marlow
- Heart of Darkness (1958) ... Marlow
 1958 The Big Country
Hannassey Watchman (uncredited)
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
- The Imposter (1958)
 1957-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- White-Headed Boy (1957)
 1952-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Elton
- A Night of Rain (1957)
- Emma (1954) ... Mr. Elton
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Max
- He's for Me (1957) ... Max
 1954-1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1951-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
David at 22 / Bellamy Partridge / Pete
- Michael and Mary (1956) ... David at 22
- Salad Days (1952) ... Bellamy Partridge
- The Blues Street (1951) ... Pete
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Clifford Howell
- Gwyneth (1956) ... Clifford Howell
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Leprechaun
- O'Hoolihan and the Leprechaun (1956) ... Leprechaun
 1956 The Good Fairy (TV Movie)
Waiter
 1954-1955 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- The Silver Box (1955)
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Jamie
- Yesterday's Magic (1954) ... Jamie
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Tim McDuff
- My Client, McDuff (1954) ... Tim McDuff
 1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
- The Shy One (1954)
 1954 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Rodney Martin
- It Pays to Advertise (1952) ... Rodney Martin
 1952 The Steel Fist
Eric Kardin
 1951 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
Richard Miller
- Ah, Wilderness! (1951) ... Richard Miller
 1951 Family Theatre (TV Series)
Pvt. Huntington (The Professor)
- Hill Number One: A Story of Faith and Inspiration (1951) ... Pvt. Huntington (The Professor)
 1950 Big Timber
Jimmy
 1950 Everybody's Dancin'
Roddy McDowall
 1950 Killer Shark
Ted White
 1949 Black Midnight
Scott Jordan
 1949 Tuna Clipper
Alec MacLennan
 1948 Macbeth
Malcolm
 1948 Rocky
Chris Hammond
 1946 Holiday in Mexico
Stanley Owen
 1945 Molly and Me
Jimmy Graham
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom
Francis Chisholm as a Boy
 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover
John Ashwood II as a Boy
 1942 On the Sunny Side
Hugh Aylesworth
 1942 Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake
Benjamin - as a Boy
 1941 Confirm or Deny
Albert Perkins
 1941 This England
Hugo, Norman Boy
 1941 Man Hunt
Vaner
 1941 You Will Remember
Young Bob Slater
 1940 Saloon Bar
Boy
 1940 Just William
Ginger (as Roddy McDowell)
 1940 Dead Man's Shoes
Boy
 1940 His Brother's Keeper
Boy (uncredited)
 1939 Poison Pen
Choirboy (uncredited)
 1939 The Outsider
Boy (uncredited)
 1938 Sarah Siddons (uncredited)
 1938 Hey! Hey! USA
Urchin on Dock (uncredited)
 1938 Yellow Sands
 1938 Convict 99
Jimmy (uncredited)
 1938 Scruffy
Boy (uncredited)
 1938 John Halifax
Boy
 1938 I See Ice
Boy (uncredited)
 1938 Murder in the Family
Peter Osborne
Show Show Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (101 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (27 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Double Exposure". 1966 (photographs) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Roddy MacDowall | Roddy McDowell

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

All you can do is make a piece of product, sell it on its own terms, stand behind it and hope that people will go see it. If you try to be like something else or appeal to any given group, then you can very easily end up being gratuitous and imitative. There's not much to be gained by that and I think too much time is spent going around trying to be like someone else. See more »

Trivia:

He was a close friend of Maureen O'Hara for 57 years, from the time that they made How Green Was My Valley (1941), their first and only film together, until his death in October 1998. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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