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Fred Rogers (I) (1928–2003)


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 »

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)
Being There Soundtrack
(1979)
(1992)

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 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 #7.70 (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
- Episode #7.66 (1967) ... Mister Rogers
 1964 Butternut Square (TV Series)
Mr. Rogers
 1955 The Children's Corner (TV Series)
Show Show Soundtrack (21 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Composer (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (21 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (19 credits)

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Other Works:

His company, Family Communications, Inc., collaborated with the Henry Buhl Jr. Planetarium & Observatory, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to produce a show called "The Sky Above Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." As of May 2003, it was playing in 15 planetariums across the United States.

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Mr. Rogers

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think people who produce and perform on programs for children should have as a prerequisite some sort of course to understand their audience. You wouldn't put a newsman on the air who didn't know how to pronounce Vietnam. But we give millions of dollars to these people who are producing cartoons and they have no earthly idea of what they're doing to a kid. See more »

Trivia:

May 2003: asteroid no. 26858 was named Misterrogers after him. See more »

Trademark:

Cardigan sweaters (many made by his mother) See more »

Nickname:

Mr. Rogers

Star Sign:

Pisces

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