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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: The Year We Make Contact (1984) and Festival (1960). See full bio »

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Known For

2001: A Space Odyssey
(1968)
Festival
Festival Bosola / Cassius / Chorus / Coffey / Courier / David King / Dylan Thomas / Jacob Schunk / Narrator / Pip / Police Inspector / Sergeant Provocateur / Serjeant Musgrave / Warwick
(1960-1966)

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 1995 The Russian German War (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 1985 Love & Larceny (TV Movie)
Ashton Fletcher
 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)
Alan
 1970 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Jerry Proctor
- Open and Shut (1970) ... Jerry Proctor
 1968 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Stephano
- The Tempest (1968) ... Stephano
 1966 Henry V (TV Movie)
Henry V
 1960-1966 Festival (TV Series)
Dylan Thomas / Police Inspector / Chorus / ...
- Dylan Revisited (1966) ... Dylan Thomas
- The Murderer (1966) ... Police Inspector
- Antigone (1963) ... Chorus
- Galileo (1963)
- Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (1962) ... Serjeant Musgrave
 1964 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
 1962-1964 Playdate (TV Series)
Jones / Paul / Fouquier-Tinville / ...
- Alias Jones (1964) ... Jones
- The Typists (1963) ... Paul
- The Public Prosecutor (1963) ... Fouquier-Tinville
- The Messenger (1963) ... Phillip
- Mr. Oblomov (1962) ... Oblomov
 1963 A Cry of Angels (TV Movie)
Charles
 1963 The Other Man (TV Mini-Series)
David Henderson
 1961 One Plus One
The Divorcee segment
 1961 Q for Quest (TV Series)
Dylan Thomas
- Return Journey (1961) ... Dylan Thomas
 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)
Laertes
- Hamlet (1955) ... Laertes
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He acted in Michel Saint Denis production of Act I of Frederico Garcia Lorca's play, "The House of Bernarda Alaba," at the Old Vic School Theatre in London, England with Prunella Scales CBE, Dame Joan Plowright CBE, Margaret Ashcroft, Yvonne Bonnamy, James Vowden, Jerome Willis, Patrick Wymark, Colin Jevans, Christopher Hancock... See more »
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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: The Year We Make Contact (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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