Jonathan Winters (1925–2013)

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Jonathan Harshman Winters III was born on November 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio. His father, Jonathan Harshman Winters II, was a banker who became an alcoholic after being crushed in the Great Depression. His parents divorced in 1932. Jonathan and his mother then moved to Springfield to live with his grandmother. There his mother remarried and became ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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The Smurfs Papa
The Flintstones Grizzled Man
The Smurfs 2 Papa Smurf


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 2013 The Smurfs 2
Papa Smurf (voice)
 2011 The Smurfs
Papa (voice)
 2009 The Babe and the Kid (Short)
Babe Ruth
 2006 Cattle Call
Thomas the Studio Tour Guide
 2004 Comic Book: The Movie (Video)
Wally (Army Buddy #2)
 2003/I Swing
Uncle Bill
 2002 Life with Bonnie (TV Series)
Q.T. Marlens
- Money Plus Marlens Makes Four (2002) ... Q.T. Marlens
 2002 Santa vs. the Snowman 3D (Short)
Santa (voice)
 2000 Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (Short)
The President (as Jonathon Winters)
 2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Whoppa Chopper Pilot / Ohio Cop with Bullhorn / Jeb
 1997 Santa vs. the Snowman (TV Short)
Santa (voice)
 1997 Johnny Bravo (TV Series)
Old Clown
- I Used to Be Funny/My Fair Dork/'Twas the Night (1997) ... Old Clown (voice)
 1995 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Eco the Clown
- Who's Running the Show? (1995) ... Eco the Clown (voice)
 1995 Daisy-Head Mayzie (TV Short)
Dr. Eisenbart (voice)
 1994 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Wodget / Millionaire
- Cold Hard Toenails/Attack of the Blobs (1994) ... Wodget / Millionaire (voice)
 1994 The Bears Who Saved Christmas (TV Short)
Charlie Compass (voice)
 1994 The Shadow
Police Commissioner Wainwright Barth
 1994 The Flintstones
Grizzled Man
 1994 Yogi the Easter Bear (TV Movie)
Ranger Mortimer (voice)
 1994 Animaniacs (TV Series)
Stinkbomb D. Basset
- Oh, Oh, Ethel/Meet John Brain/Smell Ya Later/Spike (1994) ... Stinkbomb D. Basset (voice)
 1993 The Thief and the Cobbler
The Thief (Miramax version) (voice)
 1992 Frosty Returns (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1992 Fish Police (TV Series)
Mayor Cod
- No Way to Treat a Fillet-dy (1992) ... Mayor Cod (voice)
- The Two Gils (1992) ... Mayor Cod (voice)
- The Codfather (1992) ... Mayor Cod (voice)
- Beauty's Only Fin Deep (1992) ... Mayor Cod (voice)
- A Fish Out of Water (1992) ... Mayor Cod (voice)
 1991-1992 Davis Rules (TV Series)
Gunny Davis
- The Girl with Someone Extra (1992) ... Gunny Davis
- Brother, Can You Spend a Dime? (1992) ... Gunny Davis
- Ferry Tale (1992) ... Gunny Davis
- A Foggy Day on Puget Sound (1992) ... Gunny Davis
- Everybody Comes to Nick's (1992) ... Gunny Davis
 1992 Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (Video)
Wade Pig / Superman (voice)
 1991 The Wish That Changed Christmas (TV Short)
The Owl (voice)
 1991 Little Dracula (TV Series)
Igor / Granny
- Little D's Halloween (1991) ... Igor / Granny (voice)
- Little D Goes Hawaiian (1991) ... Igor / Granny (voice)
- Bite Before Christmas (1991) ... Igor / Granny (voice)
- Little D's Surprise (1991) ... Igor / Granny (voice)
 1990 Rabbit Ears: Paul Bunyan (Video short)
 1990 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series)
Sappy Stanley
- Who Bopped Bugs Bunny? (1990) ... Sappy Stanley (voice)
 1990 Gravedale High (TV Series)
Coach Cadaver
- Monster on Trial (1990) ... Coach Cadaver (voice)
- Frankenjockey (1990) ... Coach Cadaver (voice)
- Fear of Flying (1990) ... Coach Cadaver (voice)
- The Grave Intruder (1990) ... Coach Cadaver (voice)
- Monster Gumbo (1990) ... Coach Cadaver (voice)
 1990 Garfield and Friends (TV Series)
Berferd / Maharishi Sensei Bhogwan Chang Su Gunga Din
- Mistakes Will Happen/U.S. Acres: The Well Dweller/The Wise Man (1990) ... Maharishi Sensei Bhogwan Chang Su Gunga Din (voice)
 1990 Wake, Rattle & Roll (TV Series)
Dr. Veenie / Mr. Snyde / Harry Mutsnatcher (1990) (voice)
 1986-1989 The Smurfs (TV Series)
Grandpa Smurf / Papa Smurf
- G'Day Smoogle/Grandpa's Fountain of Youth (1989) ... Grandpa Smurf
- Greedy's Masterpizza/The Monumental Grouch (1989) ... Grandpa Smurf (voice)
- Gnoman Holiday (1989) ... Grandpa Smurf (voice)
- Hogapatra's Beauty Sleep/Mummy Dearest (1989) ... Papa Smurf (voice)
 1988 The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (TV Series)
Roger Gustav / Mr. Freebus / Additional Voices
- The Irving Who Came to Dinner (1988) ... Mr. Freebus / Roger Gustav (voice)
- Eddy, We Hardly Knew Ye (1988) ... Mr. Freebus / Roger Gustav (voice)
- Eyewitness Ed (1988) ... Mr. Freebus / Roger Gustav (voice)
- Blowin' in the Wind (1988) ... Mr. Freebus / Roger Gustav (voice)
- Driver Ed (1988) ... Mr. Freebus / Roger Gustav (voice)
 1988 Moon Over Parador
 1987 The NFL TV Follies (TV Movie)
Thurston Goal / Clete Spikes / Allistair Crook / ...
 1987 'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy (TV Short)
Grandpa Smurf (voice)
 1987 The Little Troll Prince (TV Movie)
King Ulvik #2 (voice)
 1987 Yogi's Treasure Hunt (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Snow White and the Seven Treasure Hunters (1987) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1987 Alice Through the Looking Glass (TV Movie)
Tweedledum / Tweedledee (voice)
 1986 David Letterman's 2nd Annual Holiday Film Festival (TV Movie) (segment "My Day With the Stars")
 1986 Smurfquest (TV Movie)
Grandpa Smurf (voice)
 1986 Say Yes
W. D. Westmoreland
 1986 The Longshot
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Humpty Dumpty
 1985 Star Fairies (TV Movie)
Wishing Well (voice)
 1985 The Pound Puppies (TV Movie)
Bigelow (voice)
 1984 E. Nick: A Legend in His Own Mind
Emerson Foosnagel III
 1982 Hanky Panky
Mr. Puckett the pilot (uncredited)
 1981-1982 Mork & Mindy (TV Series)
Mearth / Dave McConnell
- The Mork Report (1982) ... Mearth
- Gotta Run: Part 3 (1982) ... Mearth
- Gotta Run: Part 2 (1982) ... Mearth
- Gotta Run: Part 1 (1982) ... Mearth
- Cheerleader in Chains (1982) ... Mearth
 1980 More Wild Wild West (TV Movie)
Albert Paradine II
 1980 I Go Pogo
Porky Pine / Molester Mole / Wiley Catt (voice)
 1979 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
H.S. / Harvey Tilson
 1977 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Night Watchman / Talking Pumpkin
- Halloween Hall o' Fame (1977) ... Night Watchman / Talking Pumpkin
 1976 Freedom Is (TV Movie) (voice)
 1974 Sonic Boom (Short)
Ed / Voice of Child pilot
 1974 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (TV Series)
Maude Frickert
- Maude Loves Papa (1974) ... Maude Frickert (voice)
 1972 The Special London Bridge Special (TV Movie)
English Tour Guide / Tourist #1 / Little Boy Tourist / ...
 1970 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #3.17 (1970) ... Guest Performer
 1969 Viva Max
General Billy Joe Hallson
 1968 The Early Birds (Short) (voice)
 1968 Now You See It, Now You Don't (TV Movie)
Jerry Klay
 1967 Eight on the Lam
Police Sgt. Jasper Lynch / Mother Lynch
 1966 Penelope
Professor Klobb
 1965 The Loved One
Wilbur Glenworthy / Harry Glenworthy
 1964 Linus! The Lion Hearted (TV Series)
- Adrift on the Rapids (1964) ... (voice, as Bashful Bigshots)
- Mocking Bird (1964) ... (voice, as Bashful Bigshots)
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Lennie Pike
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
James Howard "Fats" Brown
- A Game of Pool (1961) ... James Howard "Fats" Brown
 1961 Art Carney Special (TV Series)
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Barnaby / General Nikidik
- Babes in Toyland (1960) ... Barnaby
- The Land of Oz (1960) ... General Nikidik
 1960 Alakazam the Great
Sir Quigley Broken Bottom (English version, voice)
 1956 The NBC Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Minor Role
- Episode #1.17 (1956) ... Minor Role
 1954 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment "Jonathan Winters")
- The House (1954) ... (segment "Jonathan Winters")
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)

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(1970s) TV commercial: Good Humor ice cream See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bashful Bigshots | Jonathon Winters


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Personal Quote:

[on painting] This year [1981] I got the idea when I was sitting in a hamburger joint and a hearse pulled up. A few minutes later a U-Haul parked behind the hearse. I want to do a picture of a horse pulling a U-hearse entitled 'You Can't Take It With You'. See more »


Much of the dialogue between he and close friend Robin Williams on Mork & Mindy (1978) was ad-libbed. See more »


Improvised acting See more »



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