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Roddy McDowall

Mostly Credited As: Roddy McDowall
Sometimes Credited As: Roddy McDowell
Roddy MacDowall

Birth Name: Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall
Date Of Birth: September 17, 1928 (Age 70)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Herne Hill, London, England
Date Of Death: October 03, 1998
Cause Of Death: Lung Cancer (Studio City, CA)
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)

Roddy McDowall


By 1977, Roddy McDowall was signed to play the starring role of Jonathan Willoway in NBC-TV's science-fantasy series, "The Fantastic Journey."
He portrayed a scientist, rejected by peers in the 1960s, who fled the United States, only to disappear over the Sea of Japan. He was later discovered in a time zone peopled by alien beings and their android slaves in the episode "Beyond the Mountain."
McDowall was also starring in "NBC's Best Seller The Rhinemann Exchange. " His numerous guest starring roles were in such series as "Police Woman," "McMillan," "McCloud", '"Columbo" and Ellery Queen."
This was McDowall's second television series role. He portrayed Galen in "Planet of the Apes," after starring in four of the "Apes" motion pictures.
McDowall began his film career at the age of 8 in the British film "Scruffy," and appeared in 16 more movies before coming to the United Stales. His first American film was "Man Hunt" in 1941, and his career as a "child star" continued through "My Friend Flicka" and "Molly and Me."
His later motion picture credits included "Inside Daisy Clover." "Lord Lave a Duck," "The Longest Day," "Cleopatra," "The Poseidon Adventure" and "Funny Lady ."
McDowall was also a photographer, his work appeared in Life, Look, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Paris Match and many other magazines. Three books feature his photography "Double Exposure," Othello," and "Elizabeth Taylor. "

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992)As: Himself
An Inconvenient Woman (1991)As: Cyril Rathbone
Camp Candy (1989)As: Various -- [Voice]
Around the World in 80 Days (1989) (1989)As: McBaines
Bridges to Cross (1986)As: Norman Parks
Hollywood Wives (1985)As: Jason Swandle
Alice in Wonderland (1985)As: The March Hare
Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982)As: Bon Chance Louie
The Rhinemann Exchange (1977)As: Bobby Ballard
The Fantastic Journey (1977)As: Dr. Jonathan Willoway
Planet of the Apes (1974)As: Galen
Episode Cast Credits 

Superman (1996) (1996) 
  Knight Time 03x02: (Oct/10/1998) Voiced  The Mad Hatter 

The New Batman Adventures (1997) 
  Animal Act 02x04: (Sep/26/1998) Voiced  Mad Hatter 
  Over The Edge 01x11: (May/23/1998) Voiced  Mad Hatter 

Duckman (1994) 
  Apocalypse Not 03x07: (Feb/24/1996) Voiced  Akers 

Gargoyles (1994) 
  The New Olympians 02x37: (Feb/14/1996) Voiced  Proteus 

The Tick (1994) (1994) 
  The Tick vs. the Breadmaster 01x05: (Oct/08/1994) Voiced  The Breadmaster 

Batman: The Animated Series (1992) 
  Trial 02x09: (May/16/1994) Voiced  Mad Hatter 
  The Worry Men 02x04: (Sep/16/1993) Voiced  Mad Hatter 
  Perchance To Dream 01x26: (Oct/19/1992) Voiced  The Mad Hatter 
  Mad As A Hatter 01x24: (Oct/12/1992) Voiced  Jervis Tetch/The Hatter 

Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (1993) 
  Enter the Madkat 01x12: (Nov/27/1993) Voiced  Madkat (Lenny Ringtail) 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Jeff Goldblum, Roddy McDowall, Belly 01x19: (Oct/07/1993) As Himself, [Interviewees]

This Is Your Life (UK) (1955) 
  Roddy McDowell 33x22: (Mar/03/1993) As Himself 

Quantum Leap (1989) 
  A Leap For Lisa - June 25, 1957 04x22: (May/20/1992) As Edward St. John V, [Special Guest Stars]

The New Lassie (1989) 
  A Will And A Way 02x23: (Feb/15/1992) As Andrew W. Leeds 
  Leeds, The Judge 02x04: (Sep/21/1991) As Andrew W. Leeds 
  Guess Who's Coming To Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner? 01x13: (Sep/08/1990) As Andrew Leeds 

Matlock (1986) 
  The Starlet 03x12: (Feb/28/1989) As Don Mosher 
  The Chef 01x14: (Jan/06/1987) As Christopher Hoyt 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble 05x13: (Feb/19/1989) As Gordon Fairchild 
  School for Scandal 02x04: (Oct/20/1985) As Alger Kenyon 

Hotel (1983) 
  Intimate Strangers 02x01: (Sep/26/1984) As Anthony Spears 

Faerie Tale Theatre (1982) 
  Rapunzel 02x01: (Feb/05/1983) Voiced  Narrator 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  The Angel's Triangle/Natchez Bound 06x04: (Nov/06/1982) As Christopher Lantree 
  The Devil and Mr. Roarke/Ziegfeld Girls 05x02: (Oct/17/1981) As Mephistopheles 
  The Devil and Mandy Breem/Instant Millionaire 04x01: (Oct/25/1980) As Mephistopheles the Devil 
  The Chain Gang/The Boss 03x05: (Oct/20/1979) As Gary Pointer 

Here's Boomer (1980) 
  Boomer and Miss 21st Century (1) 02x01: (Dec/07/1980) As Milo 

The Martian Chronicles (1980) 
  The Martians 01x03: (Jan/29/1980) As Father Stone 
  The Settlers 01x02: (Jan/28/1980) As Father Stone 

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) 
  Planet of the Slave Girls (2) 01x04: (Sep/27/1979) As Governor Saroyan 
  Planet of the Slave Girls (1) 01x03: (Sep/27/1979) As Governor Saroyan 

Trapper John, M.D. (1979) 
  Trapper John, M.D. 01x01: (Sep/23/1979) As Reverend Barnaby Box 

Supertrain (1979) 
  The Green Girl 01x08: (Apr/28/1979) As Talcott 

Sweepstakes (1979) 
  Episode 4 01x04: (Feb/16/1979) As Theodore 

Wonder Woman (1976) 
  The Fine Art of Crime 03x04: (Oct/13/1978) As Henry Roberts 
  The Man Who Made Volcanoes 02x09: (Nov/18/1977) As Professor Chapman 

The Carol Burnett Show (1967) (1967) 
  with Ken Berry and Roddy McDowall 11x15: (Jan/08/1978) As Himself 
  with Roddy McDowall 10x06: (Oct/30/1976) As Himself 
  with Roddy McDowall 09x08: (Nov/08/1975) As Himself 
  with Roddy McDowall and Bernadette Peters 08x21: (Mar/15/1975) As Himself 

Harry O (1974) 
  The Mysterious Case of Lester and Dr. Fong 02x21: (Mar/18/1976) As Arnold Applequist 

Ellery Queen (1975) 
  The Adventure of the Black Falcon 01x12: (Jan/04/1976) As The Amazing Armitage 

Police Woman (1974) 
  Pawns of Power 02x01: (Sep/12/1975) As Moulton 

The Snoop Sisters (1973) 
  Black Day at Bluebeard 01x04: (Mar/19/1974) As Cousin 

The American Film Institute Salute to ... (1973) 
  The American Film Institute Salute to James Cagney 02x01: (Mar/18/1974) As Himself 

Barnaby Jones (1973) 
  See Some Evil...Do Some Evil 01x09: (Apr/08/1973) As Stanley Lambert 

McCloud (1970) 
  The Park Avenue Rustlers 03x03: (Dec/24/1972) As Phil Sandler 

Mission: Impossible (1966) (1966) 
  The Puppet 07x13: (Dec/22/1972) As Leo Ostro 

The Rookies (1972) 
  Dirge for Sunday 01x08: (Oct/30/1972) As Fenner 

Columbo (1971) 
  Short Fuse 01x08: (Jan/19/1972) As Roger Stanford 

Ironside (1967) 
  Murder Impromptu 05x09: (Nov/02/1971) As Jamie Shannon 

Medical Center (US) (1969) 
  Crisis 02x13: (Dec/09/1970) As Carl Marris 

Night Gallery (1970) 
  The Cemetery (Nov/08/1969) As Jeremy 

Journey to the Unknown (1968) 
  The Killing Bottle 01x16: (Jan/30/1969) As Rollo 

The Name of the Game (1968) 
  The White Birch 01x11: (Nov/29/1968) As Unknown 

The Felony Squad (1966) 
  The Flip Side of Fear (2) 02x19: (Jan/11/1968) As Ollie Olds 
  The Flip Side of Fear (1) 02x18: (Jan/04/1968) As Ollie Olds 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  St. Joan 17x01: (Dec/04/1967) As Dauphin 
  The Tempest 09x04: (Feb/03/1960) As Ariel 
  The Good Fairy 05x05: (Feb/05/1956) As guest star 

The Invaders (1967) 
  The Experiment 01x02: (Jan/17/1967) As Lloyd Lindstrom 

Batman (1966) 
  While Gotham City Burns (2) 01x30: (Apr/21/1966) As The Bookworm (Special Guest Villain), [Special Guest Stars]
  The Bookworm Turns (1) 01x29: (Apr/20/1966) As The Bookworm (Special Guest Villain), [Special Guest Stars]

Run for Your Life (1965) 
  Don't Count on Tomorrow 01x25: (Mar/28/1966) As Gyula Bognar 

Twelve O'Clock High (1964) 
  Angel Babe 02x24: (Feb/28/1966) As Technical Sargeant Willets 

Ben Casey (1961) 
  When I am Grown to Man's Estate 04x19: (Feb/08/1965) As Dwight Franklin 

Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963) 
  The Wine-Dark Sea 02x11: (Dec/31/1964) As Robert Benson 

Combat! (1962) 
  The Long Walk 03x13: (Dec/15/1964) As Murfree/Klepner, [Special Guest Stars]

Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre (1963) 
  Mr. Biddle's Crime Wave 02x09: (Dec/04/1964) As Arthur Biddle 

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) 
  See the Monkey Dance 03x05: (Nov/09/1964) As George 
  The Gentleman Caller 02x24: (Apr/10/1964) As Gerald Musgrove 

Arrest and Trial (1963) 
  Journey Into Darkness 01x13: (Dec/08/1963) As Paul LeDoux 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 13th Annual Emmy Awards 13x01: (May/16/1961) As Winner: Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Single Program (for 'NBC Sunday Showcase:Our American Heritage: No) 

Naked City (1958) 
  The Fault in Our Stars 02x20: (Mar/22/1961) As Donnie Benton, [Special Guest Stars]

The Twilight Zone (1959) 
  People Are Alike All Over 01x25: (Mar/25/1960) As Sam Conrad 

Playhouse 90 (1956) 
  Heart of Darkness 03x07: (Nov/06/1958) As Marlow 

Matinee Theater (1955) 
  Washington Square 03x134: (Jun/12/1958) As Morris Townsend 
  White-Headed Boy 02x178: (Jun/12/1957) As guest star 
  Talk You of Killing 02x133: (Apr/04/1957) As guest star 
  The Vicarious Years 02x128: (Mar/28/1957) As guest star 

Kraft Television Theatre (1947) (1947) 
  The Last of the Belles 11x34: (Jun/04/1958) As Andy McKenna 
  A Night of Rain 10x31: (Apr/24/1957) As guest star 
  Emma 08x09: (Nov/24/1954) As Elton 
  Philip Goes Forth 05x18: (Jan/09/1952) As guest star 

General Electric Theater (1953) 
  O'Hoolihan and the Leprechaun 04x35: (Jun/03/1956) As Leprechaun 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Bill Haley & His Comets / Jack Palance/ Christopher Plummer / Roddy McDowall 08x48: (Aug/07/1955) As Himself 

Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theatre (1950) 
  Great Expectations: the Reality (Part 2) 05x43: (Jun/21/1954) As Pip 
  Great Expectations: the Promise (Part 1) 05x42: (Jun/14/1954) As Pip 
  When We are Married 02x22: (Jul/02/1951) As guest star 

The Lux Video Theatre (1950) 
  Salad Days 02x36: (Apr/28/1952) As Bellamy Partridge 
  The Blues Street 02x17: (Dec/17/1951) As Pete 

Flying High (1978) 
  Eye Opener 01x15: (Unaired) As Joe 
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Trivia

Roddy's Star on the Walk of Fame for his contributions to Television is located at 6630 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA.

In 1964, Roddy was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his appearance in the Arrest and Trial (1963) episode "Journey into Darkness."

In 1983, Roddy was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for: Class of 1984 (1982).

In 1986, Roddy won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for: Fright Night (1985).

Roddy was one of the few child stars who actually had a more successful career as an adult than as a child.

Roddy's final stage appearance was as "Ebenezer Scrooge" in the New York City production of A Christmas Carol in 1997. He alternated performances with Hal Linden.

Roddy won Broadway's 1960 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for The Fighting Cock.

Roddy became a close, life-long friend with Peggy Ann Garner while filming The Pied Piper with her in 1941.

Roddy was the one who introduced Carol Lawrence to Robert Goulet. In fact, she jokingly said that McDowell was responsible for her's and Goulet's first child.

Roddy was an accomplished ballroom dancer, he won both the Charleston and Cha-Cha contests on the Arthur Murray Party TV show in the 1950s.

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Roddy McDowall Quotes
Roddy McDowall: (On his roles as a child actor) I really liked Lassie, but that horse, Flicka, was a nasty animal with a terrible disposition. All the Flickas — all six of them — were awful.

Roddy McDowall: My whole life I've been trying to prove I'm not just yesterday.

Roddy McDowall: Intellectually I'd love to play "Stanley Kowalski" in A Streetcar Named Desire … Can't you just imagine me down in the streets yelling 'Stella! Stella!' God, the critics would have a lot of fun with that one.

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