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Douglas Rain

Douglas Rain was born on March 13, 1928 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Douglas James Rain. He is an actor, known for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), 2010 (1984) and William Lyon Mackenzie: A Friend to His Country (1961). See full bio »
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 1995 The Russian German War (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 1985 Love & Larceny (TV Movie)
Ashton Fletcher
 1984 2010
HAL 9000 (voice)
 1984 Sam Hughes's War (TV Movie)
 1974 Tour en l'air
Narrator (voice)
 1973 Sleeper
Evil Computer / Various Robot Butlers (voice, uncredited)
 1971 Talking to a Stranger (TV Mini-Series)
 1970 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Jerry Proctor
- Open and Shut (1970) ... Jerry Proctor
 1968 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
- The Tempest (1968) ... Stephano
 1966 Henry V (TV Movie)
Henry V
 1960-1966 Festival (TV Series)
Dylan Thomas / Police Inspector / Serjeant Musgrave / ...
- Dylan Revisited (1966) ... Dylan Thomas
- The Murderer (1966) ... Police Inspector
- Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (1962) ... Serjeant Musgrave
- The Devil's Instrument (1962) ... Jacob Schunk
- The Duchess of Malfi (1962) ... Bosola
 1964 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
 1962-1964 Playdate (TV Series)
Pip / Jones
- Alias Jones (1964) ... Jones
 1963 A Cry of Angels (TV Movie)
 1963 The Other Man (TV Mini-Series)
David Henderson
 1961 One Plus One
The Divorcee segment
 1954-1960 Encounter (TV Series)
Joseph Howe / Jack Howell / Tom Wrench / ...
- The Night They Killed Joe Howe (1960) ... Joseph Howe
- Murder Anyone? (1960) ... Jack Howell
- Trelawney of the Wells (1959) ... Tom Wrench
- Man with a Rope (1959)
- Undermined (1959) ... Lieutenant Mark Vincent
 1959-1960 Startime (TV Series)
George Tesman / Hovstad / Rev. John Hale
- Hedda Gabler (1960) ... George Tesman
- An Enemy of the People (1960) ... Hovstad
 1960 The Hill (TV Movie)
Jesus (voice)
 1960 Just Mary (TV Series) (voice)
 1960 R.C.M.P. (TV Series)
Mr. Dodds
- The Hunt (1960) ... Mr. Dodds
 1955-1959 Folio (TV Series)
Dr. Lvov / Narrator / Armand / ...
- Ivanov (1959) ... Dr. Lvov
- Under Milk Wood (1959) ... Narrator
- The Perils of Perrichon (1959) ... Armand
- Episode #4.1 (1958) ... (segment 'The Dock Brief')
- Peer Gynt (1957)
 1959 Hudson's Bay (TV Series)
Martin Cobb
- The Accounting (1959) ... Martin Cobb
 1955-1957 On Camera (TV Series)
Joy-Pop / The Bard
- The Witness (1957) ... Joy-Pop
- The Waltz (1955)
- The Tyger's Hart (1955) ... The Bard
 1956 The Hill (TV Movie)
 1955 Scope (TV Series)
- Hamlet (1955) ... Laertes
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He is best known as the voice of the computer, HAL 9000, in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and 2010 (1984). Along with Keir Dullea, he is one of only two actors to appear in both films. See more »

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Didn't he also do the voice of the computer in Independence Day? thedeb50592000
Thought I saw him on Twilight Zone Besok
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