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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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Roddy MacDowall | Roddy McDowell


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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I enjoyed being in movies when I was a boy. As a child, you're not acting - you believe. Ah, if an adult could only act as a child does with that insane, playing-at-toy-soldiers concentration! See more »


Along with Adam West, Bob Hastings, Barry Dennen, Steve Franken, Michael Pataki and Judy Strangis, he is one of only seven actors to appear in both Batman (1966) and Batman: The Animated Series (1992). See more »

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