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David Ogden Stiers
David Ogden Stiers
Full name: David Allen Ogden Stiers
Birth date: October 31, 1942
Birth place: Peoria, Illinois
Occupation: Actor
Voice actor
Conductor
Education: North Eugene High School
University of Oregon
Juilliard School of Drama
Parents: Kenneth Truman Stiers
Margaret Elizabeth Ogden


David Allen Ogden Stiers[1] (born October 31, 1942)[2] (pronounced Sty-ers)[3] is an American actor, conductor and a voice actor for Regular Show who is well known for portraying Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H.[2][4][1]

Early life

David Allen Ogden Stiers was born on October 31, 1942 in Peoria, Illinois, the only child of Kenneth Truman Stiers and Margaret Elizabeth Ogden.[2][5] He first attended high school at Urbana, Illinois, where he was a classmate of future reviewer Roger Ebert and co-wrote a science fiction newspaper with Ebert.[1] He later moved to Eugene, Oregon, attending North Eugene High School, graduating in 1960.[2] He attended college at the University of Oregon before being expelled from the school.[6] He then began attending Juilliard School of Drama, where he graduated in 1972, studying theater and acting.[1][2][7]

Career

Broadway and television

He made his film debut Drive, He Said in 1971, and voice acted in the film THX 1138.[8][7] Stiers would then act both on television and on Broadway, being on such sitcoms as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Kojak, Charlie's Angels and Rhoda and in such plays as The Beggar's Opera and Ulysses in Nighttown for the California Shakespeare.[7][9] He also was the prologue narrator on the Broadway adaption of Beauty and the Beast and more recently played General Henry Waverly in the musical Irving Berlin's White Christmas.[9] He later appeared in the television shows Ally McBeal, The Practice, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Wings, Matlock and Star Trek: The Next Generation.[10]

M*A*S*H* and voiceovers

Stiers would eventually win the role of Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H, which would become his breakout role.[1] For his work in television he then decided to embark on a voiceover career, beginning to work for Disney, providing the voices of such characters as Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, Governor Ratcliffe in Pocahontas, Dr. Jumba Jookiba in Lilo & Stitch and Mr. Jolly in Teacher's Pet.[7][4] In 2001 he was nominated for an Annie Award in the category of "Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Television Production" for voicing Mr. Jolly.[11] He has also been nominated for three Emmy awards.[1] His voice acting agency is Vox, Inc.[12]

Voice credits

This section may be incomplete

Season 2

  1. "Dizzy" - Mr. Maellard
  2. "Benson Be Gone" - Mr. Maellard

Season 4

  1. "The Christmas Special" - Mr. Maellard
  2. "Limousine Lunchtime" - Mr. Maellard

Season 5

  1. "Guitar of Rock" - Mr. Maellard
  2. "Gold Watch" - Mr. Maellard
  3. "Take the Cake" - Mr. Maellard

Season 6

  1. "New Bro on Campus" - Mr. Maellard
  2. "Terror Tales of the Park IV" - Mr. Maellard
  3. "Men in Uniform" - Mr. Maellard

Season 7

  1. "The Lunch Club" - Mr. Maellard

Personal life

Stiers is openly gay.[2] In a 1997 interview, he was asked if he was gay, but declined the claim: "No, I'm not. But, I believe that we're all the same person differently expressed."[2] However, 12 years later in 2009, he admitted in a later interview he was gay, and elaborating why he did not reveal it earlier: "Yes, I am. Very proud to be so. I enjoy working and even though many have this idealistic belief that the entertainment industry and studios like Walt Disney are gay friendly. For the most part they are, but that doesn't mean for them that business does not come first."[2]

Stiers' political affiliation is Democratic.[2] He also has a scar under his chin from a bicycle accident he was in during his mid-30s.[1] He is also a conductor for symphony and pop orchestras, working as an associate conductor for such orchestras as the Newport Symphony Orchestra and at the Ernest Bloch Music Festival.[1][13] Stiers also knows how to play the French horn and the piano.[14] He resides in Newport, Oregon.[13]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/david-ogden-stiers/bio/146601
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 http://www.nndb.com/people/853/000031760/
  3. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1310&dat=19780309&id=LfJVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4eEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4676,2231313
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/David-Ogden-Stiers/
  5. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1310&dat=19780615&id=pPZVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4-EDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4128,4566171
  6. http://www.nytimes.com/movies/person/68305/David-Ogden-Stiers/biography
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 http://www.tv.com/people/david-ogden-stiers/biography/
  8. http://books.google.com/books?id=dWBfAgAAQBAJ&pg=PT215&dq=David+Ogden+Stiers&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cRRMVLjBKor2yQTBvYD4DQ&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=David Ogden Stiers&f=false
  9. 9.0 9.1 http://ibdb.com/person.php?id=73277
  10. http://www.tvland.com/shows/mash/bios/david-ogden-stiers
  11. http://voicechasers.com/database/showactor.php?actorid=1341&tab=awards
  12. http://voicechasers.com/database/showactor.php?actorid=1341
  13. 13.0 13.1 http://www.thefreelibrary.com/FROM+MAJOR+TO+GENERAL+IT'S+A+NEW+RANK,+AND+A+HOMECOMING+OF+SORTS,+FOR...-a0139233822
  14. http://www.hollywood.com/celebrities/189878/david-ogden-stiers#biographies

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