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Jonathan Harris (I) (1914–2002)


Born Jonathan Charasuchin in the Bronx to impoverished Russian-Jewish émigrés, Jonathan Harris worked as a box boy in a pharmacy at age 12 and later earned his pharmacy degree at Fordham University. However, the desire to act proved overwhelming and he forsook this promising trade for the theater, shaking off his thick Bronx accent and changing ... See full bio »

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Known For

Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2 Geri the Cleaner
(1999)
A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life Manny
(1998)
The Third Man
The Third Man Bradford Webster
(1959-1965)
Lost in Space
Lost in Space Dr. Zachary Smith / Daddy Zach / Zeno
(1965-1968)

Filmography

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 2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV Series)
Era
- A Zoo Out There (2000) ... Era (voice)
- Tag Team (2000) ... Era (voice)
 1997 Channel Umptee-3 (TV Series)
Stickley Rickets (voice)
 1997 Extreme Ghostbusters (TV Series)
The Salesman
- Be Careful What You Wish For (1997) ... The Salesman (voice)
 1997 Superman (TV Series)
Julian Frey
- Target (1997) ... Julian Frey (voice)
 1996-1997 Freakazoid! (TV Series)
Professor Jones / Prof. Jones
- Normadeus (1997) ... Professor Jones (voice)
- Island of Dr. Mystico (1997) ... Professor Jones (voice)
- Hero Boy (1996) ... Prof. Jones (voice)
- Mission: Freakazoid (1996) ... Prof. Jones (voice)
 1996 Mighty Ducks (TV Series)
Lord Gargan
- The Final Face Off (1996) ... Lord Gargan (voice)
 1996 Quack Pack (TV Series)
Professor Henry Villanova
- Transmission: Impossible (1996) ... Professor Henry Villanova (voice)
 1996 The Mask (TV Series)
Satan / Bub / Bud
- Boogie with the Man (1996) ... Satan / Bub (voice)
- Convention of Evil (1996) ... Satan / Bud (voice)
 1993 Problem Child (TV Series)
Big Ben Healy (voice)
 1991 Darkwing Duck (TV Series)
Phineas Sharp
- In Like Blunt (1991) ... Phineas Sharp (voice)
 1990 The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Pity the Poor Pirate (1990) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1989-1990 Paddington Bear (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Paddington for Prime Minister (1990) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Please Look After This Bear (1989) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1987 Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light (TV Series)
Mortredd / Wizasquizar / Dark Bishop
- Sorcery Squared (1987) ... Mortredd (voice)
- Honor Among Thieves (1987) ... Mortredd / Dark Bishop (voice)
- Dawn of the Sun Imps (1987) ... Mortredd (voice)
- Horn of Unicorn, Claw of Dragon (1987) ... Mortredd (voice, credit only)
 1986-1987 Foofur (TV Series)
- Annabell Gets Framed/Scary Harry (1987) ... (voice)
- Look Homeward, Foofur (1987) ... (voice)
- Fencer Gets Soul/You Bet Your Life (1987) ... (voice)
- Rocki's Big Fib/Bye, Bye, Birdie (1987) ... (voice)
- Annabell Goes Punk/Puppy Love (1987) ... (voice)
 1986 Rainbow Brite (TV Series)
Additional Voices / Count Blogg
- The Queen of the Sprites (1986) ... Count Blogg (voice)
- Rainbow Night (1986) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Murky's Comet (1986) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1985 Challenge of the GoBots (TV Series)
Professor Janus
- Terror in Atlantis (1985) ... Professor Janus (voice)
 1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Chief Wine Judge
- The Look Alikes/Winemaker (1979) ... Chief Wine Judge
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
Granger
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Granger
 1978-1979 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Lucifer
- War of the Gods: Part 1 (1979) ... Lucifer (voice, uncredited)
- The Living Legend: Part 2 (1978) ... Lucifer (voice, uncredited)
- The Living Legend: Part 1 (1978) ... Lucifer (voice, uncredited)
- The Young Lords (1978) ... Lucifer (voice, uncredited)
- Gun on Ice Planet Zero: Part 2 (1978) ... Lucifer (voice, uncredited)
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Used Car Salesman
- Love, Laugh and Die (1978) ... Used Car Salesman
 1978 Last of the Good Guys (TV Movie)
Dr. Cropotkin
 1976 Ark II (TV Series)
Fagon
- The Drought (1976) ... Fagon
- The Flies (1976) ... Fagon
 1976 Monster Squad (TV Series)
The Astrologer
 1975 Uncle Croc's Block (TV Series)
Basil Bitterbottom
 1973 My Favorite Martians (TV Series)
Uncle Martin O'Hara (voice)
 1973 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Emile Bonnet
- Pot Luck (1973) ... Emile Bonnet
 1972 Insight (TV Series)
Edwin Skitzowitz
- Love Song of the Cuckoo Birds (1972) ... Edwin Skitzowitz
 1971 Funny Face (TV Series)
Captain Wonderful
- Captain Wonderful (1971) ... Captain Wonderful
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Prof. Nicholas Porteus (segment "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay")
- Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay/With Apologies to Mr. Hyde/The Flip-Side of Satan (1971) ... Prof. Nicholas Porteus (segment "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay")
 1971 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Mr. Wortzel
- Once Upon a Dead Man (1971) ... Mr. Wortzel
 1968-1970 Bewitched (TV Series)
Sir Leslie Bancroft / Johann Sebastian Monroe
- Paul Revere Rides Again (1970) ... Sir Leslie Bancroft
- Samantha on the Keyboard (1968) ... Johann Sebastian Monroe
 1970 Get Smart (TV Series)
The Ambassador
- How Green Was My Valet (1970) ... The Ambassador
 1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Mr. Piper
- Pay the Piper (1970) ... Mr. Piper
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Padraic McGloin
- The Black McGloins (1969) ... Padraic McGloin
 1968 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Dr. Milton Rodman
- Love Is a Toothache (1968) ... Dr. Milton Rodman
 1966 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Money Collector
- My Lucky Penny (1966) ... Money Collector
 1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Paul Duval
- Grave Doubts (1965) ... Paul Duval
 1963-1965 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series)
Mr. Phillips / Mr. Harris / King Ferdinand / ...
- The Court Jester (1965) ... Mr. Phillips
- Beauty and the Bellhop (1965) ... Mr. Phillips
- Glick the Strongman (1964) ... Mr. Phillips
- Tonsils for Two (1964) ... Mr. Phillips
- Phillips the Lover (1964) ... Mr. Harris
 1964 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Farnsworth
- A Letter of Recommendation (1964) ... Farnsworth
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Walter W. Pike
- Tyrees of Capitol Hill (1963) ... Walter W. Pike
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
George Alfred / The Doctor
- The Silence (1961) ... George Alfred
- Twenty Two (1961) ... The Doctor
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Sam Twyfford
- Outrage at Pawnee Bend (1961) ... Sam Twyfford
 1958-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Trapollini / Fouresh / Favier / ...
- The Small Elephants (1961) ... Trapollini
- The Book of Silence (1960) ... Fouresh
- Blaze of Glory (1958) ... Favier
- The Cold Touch (1958) ... Hong Kong Sam
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Commissioner Sloane
- Exit (1961) ... Commissioner Sloane
 1958-1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Judge Jeffrey Pyncheon / Dragon / Lord Karsch
- The Reluctant Dragon (1960) ... Dragon (voice)
- Rumpelstiltskin (1958) ... Lord Karsch
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Amos Legrand
 1959 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Intruder
- Formula for Happiness (1959) ... Intruder
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Fritz Weiser
- The Big Success (1958) ... Fritz Weiser
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Popeau
- The Kind Mr. Smith (1958) ... Popeau
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Archimedes
- Man of Principle (1958) ... Archimedes
 1951-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Master of Ceremonies / Dr. Wetheril / Mr. Dickinson / ...
- First Prize for Murder (1957) ... Master of Ceremonies
- Mr. Arcularis (1956) ... Dr. Wetheril
- The Genie of Sutton Place (1956) ... Mr. Dickinson
- Hangman's House (1951) ... Lord James O'Brien
 1951-1957 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Von Braun
- Evening Star (1954)
 1954 King Richard II (TV Movie)
Exton
 1953 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
- The New Book (1953)
 1952 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Reign of Terror (TV Movie)
Legendre
 1950-1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
The Stranger
- The Devil in Glencairn (1951) ... The Stranger
- The Devil to Pay (1950)
 1950-1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Buccaneer (1951)
- The Wisdom Tooth (1951)
- The Ponzi Story (1950)
 1950 The Web (TV Series)
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Madwoman of Chaillot" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Jean Giraudoux. Book adapted by Maurice Valency. Directed by Alfred De Liagre Jr.. Belasco Theatre (moved to The Royale Theatre from 22 Aug 1949-close): 27 Dec 1948-7 Jan 1950 (368 performances). Cast: Martita Hunt, John Beahan, Maurice Brenner, Millicent ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jonathan Smith

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on trying his hand on being a leading man of the 1940s]: I thought I was Cary Grant. Oh, I looked into the mirror, and said, 'Yes, Yes. It's Cary Grant.' And then, I pulled myself together and said, 'Are you kidding? You're a character man'. See more »

Trivia:

Jonathan Harris died on November 3, 2002, at almost 88. Just before his death, Harris was involved in the NBC project of "Lost in Space: The Journey Home" in which the Robinson family may be returning to earth. See more »

Trademark:

The role of Dr. Zachary Smith on Lost in Space (1965). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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