Fred Rogers (I) (1928–2003)


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Fred Rogers was the host of the popular long-running public television children's show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The show debuted in Pittsburgh in 1967 and was picked up by PBS the next year, becoming a staple of public TV stations around the United States. Rogers' mild manner, cardigan sweaters and soft speaking voice made him both widely ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Mr. Rogers / King Friday XIII / Lady Elaine Fairchilde / X the Owl / Daniel Striped Tiger / Henrietta Pussycat / Queen Sara Saturday / Cornflake S. Pecially / Mister Rogers / Edgar Cooke / Grandpere / Donkey Hodie / Sara Saturday / Ino A. Horse / Collette / Tadpole Frogg / Prince Tuesday / Benjamin Franklin (X the Owl) / Dr. Frogg / Sunflower (Daniel Striped Tiger) / Alice Claire (Lady Elaine) / Baby Bear (Daniel Striped Tiger) / Campsite Owner (Lady Elaine Fairchilde) / Daniel Duck (Daniel Tiger) / Daniel Mefford (Daniel Striped Tiger) / Farmer's Wife (Lady Elaine Fairchilde) / Grandpere' / Hildegarde Hummingbird (Lady Elaine Fairchilde) / Hischer Booptrunk / Homeowner (X the Owl) / Housewife who loves tomatoes (Lady Elaine) / Mrs. Franklin (Henrietta Pussycat) / Star #1 (Cornflake S. Pecially) / Star #2 (Lady Elaine Fairchilde) / Star #3 (X the Owl) / Star #4 (Edgar Cooke) / Teddy Bear (Daniel Tiger) / Tiny Star (Daniel Tiger) / Witch (Lady Elaine Fairchilde) / Witch (Lady Elaine)
(1968-2001)
MisteRogers Mister Rogers / King Friday XIII / X the Owl / Daniel Striped Tiger / Lady Elaine Fairchilde / Henrietta Pussycat / Cornflake S. Pecially / Mrs. Frogg / Edgar Cooke / Dr. Frogg / Tadpole Frogg / Grandpere / Donkey Hodie / Collette / Grandpere' / X the Ow
(1961-1967)

Filmography

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 1997-2002 Arthur (TV Series short)
Mister Rogers
- Elwood City Turns 100! (2002) ... Mister Rogers (voice)
- Arthur Meets Mister Rogers/Draw! (1997) ... Mister Rogers (voice)
 1968-2001 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (TV Series)
Mr. Rogers / King Friday XIII / Lady Elaine Fairchilde / ...
- 1765: Celebrates the Arts (2001) ... Mr. Rogers / King Friday XIII / Lady Elaine Fairchilde / ... (voice)
- 1764: Celebrates the Arts (2001) ... Mr. Rogers / King Friday XIII / Lady Elaine Fairchilde (voice)
- 1763: Celebrates the Arts (2001) ... Mr. Rogers / King Friday XIII / Lady Elaine Fairchilde / ... (voice)
- 1762: Celebrates the Arts (2001) ... Mr. Rogers / King Friday XIII / Queen Sara Saturday / ... (voice)
- 1761: Celebrates the Arts (2001) ... Mr. Rogers / X the Owl / Henrietta Pussycat / ... (voice)
 1996 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Reverend Thomas
- Deal with the Devil (1996) ... Reverend Thomas
 1994 Mr. Dressup's 25th Anniversary (TV Movie)
Mr. Rogers
 1991 Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (TV Series)
X the Owl / Henrietta Pussycat
- The Case of the Lifted Lines (1991) ... X the Owl / Henrietta Pussycat (voice)
 1961-1967 MisteRogers (TV Series)
Mister Rogers / King Friday XIII / X the Owl / ...
- Episode #7.71 (1967) ... Mister Rogers
- Episode #7.70 (1967) ... Mister Rogers
- Episode #7.69 (1967) ... Mister Rogers / King Friday XIII
- Episode #7.68 (1967) ... Mister Rogers / King Friday XIII
- Episode #7.67 (1967) ... Mister Rogers
 1964 Butternut Square (TV Series)
Mr. Rogers
 1955 The Children's Corner (TV Series)
Show Show Writer (8 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (28 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Composer (3 credits)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (23 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (30 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "'Mister Rogers' Songbook". New York: Random House. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 14 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Fred & Joanne | Fred M. Rogers | Mr. Rogers

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Joanne Rogers  (his death)  (2 children)

Children:

Jim Rogers | See more »

Parents:

Rogers, Nancy | Rogers, James
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I got into television because I hated it so. And I thought there's some way of using this fabulous instrument to nurture those who would watch and listen. See more »

Trivia:

His signature red sweater is on display at the Smithsonian Institute Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., having been a gift from Mister Rogers (1984). See more »

Trademark:

Catchphrase: "You made this a special day just by being Yourself" See more »

Nickname:

Mr. Rogers

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