Henry Gibson Biography (1935-)

Born Henry Gibson Bateman, September 21, 1935, in Germantown, PA; son of Edmund Albert and Dorothy (maiden name, Cassidy) Bateman; married Lois Joan Geiger, April 6, 1966; children: Jonathan David, Charles Alexander, James Bateman.Education: Catholic University, B.A., drama, 1957; was an observer atthe Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, England, 1960. Addresses:Agent-- Gold/Marshak/Liedtke Talent and Literary Agency, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1400, Burbank, CA 91505. Career: Actor, comedian, andwriter. Made professional debut with the Mae Desmond Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1943; child actor and performer in East Coast stock companies, 1943-57. Participant in National Teach-In, 1970; participant in Citizen's Committee on Population Growth and the American Future, 1972-75. Military service: U.S.A.F., 1957-60, served in France in the 66th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, becoming target intelligence officer. Member: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Actors' Fund of America (West Coast advisory board, 1967-85), KeepAmerica Beautiful (advisor, 1967-69); Environmental Defense Fund, Izaak Walton League (honorary president, 1975-76), United Nations Association. Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actor--motion picture, and National Society of Film Critics Award, best supporting actor, 1976, both for Nashville. Addresses: Agent: Gold/Marshak/Liedtke Talent and Literary Agency, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1400, Burbank, CA 91505.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, writer
Birth Details
September 21, 1935
Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • My Mother, My Father and Me, Broadway production, 1963
  • Film Appearances
  • College student, The Nutty Professor(also known as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), Paramount, 1963
  • Smith, Kiss Me, Stupid, Lopert, 1964
  • Charlie Horse, The Outlaws Is Coming(also known as The Three Stooges Meet the Gunslinger), Columbia, 1965
  • Voice of Wilbur, Charlotte's Web(animated; also known as E.B. White's Charlotte's Web), Paramount, 1973
  • Dr. Verringer, The Long Goodbye, United Artists, 1973
  • Haven Hamilton, Nashville, Paramount, 1975
  • General Pecheur, The Last Remake of Beau Geste, Universal, 1977
  • Himself, The Kentucky Fried Movie, United Film, 1977
  • Fred Bott, A Perfect Couple, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979
  • Bobby Hammer and Mrs. Horn, H.E.A.L.T.H.(also known as Health), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979
  • Nazi leader, The Blues Brothers, Universal, 1980
  • Dr. Eugene Nortz, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Universal, 1981
  • Dean Boom Avocado, Tulips, Avco-Embassy, 1981
  • Dr. Pennyworth, Monster in the Closet, Troma, 1986
  • Mr. Wormwood, Innerspace, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Ike Roscoe, Switching Channels, TriStar, 1988
  • Dr. Werner Klopek, The Burbs(also known as The 'Burbs and The 'burbs), Universal, 1989
  • Dr. Jake Lawrence, Night Visitor(also known as Never Cry Devil), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1989
  • The Wizard, The Magic Balloon, Showscan Film Corporation, 1990
  • Fired employee, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Big John Coot, Tune in Tomorrow(also known as Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter), Cinecom, 1990
  • Professor Gerhardt Von Kreutzer, Brenda Starr, Triumph Releasing,1992
  • Voice of Dr. Applecheeks, Tom and Jerry: The Movie(animated), Miramax, 1993
  • Dr. Knutsen, Cyber Bandits(also known as A Sailor's Tattoo), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1995
  • William Leaky, Bio-Dome(also known as Biodome), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1996
  • Voice of Adolph Eichmann, Mother Night, Fine Line Features, 1996
  • Albert C. Robinson, Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day(also known asColor of a Brisk and Leaping Day (a Fateful Year in the Life of John Lee,Railroad Man)), Artistic License Films, 1996
  • Dr. Edward Bellichek, Asylum, Norstar Entertainment, 1996
  • Jack Burrows, Stranger in the Kingdom,1997
  • Thurston Howell, Magnolia, New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • The poet, The Tonight Show, NBC, 1961-62
  • The Poet, Mike Wallace's P.M. East, syndicated, 1962
  • Regular performer, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In(also known as Laugh-In), NBC, 1968-71
  • Voice of Downer, The Biskitts(animated), CBS, 1983
  • Voice of Eleroo, The Wuzzles(animated), CBS and ABC, 1985
  • Voice of Aimee's locker, Galaxy High School(animated; also known as Galaxy High), CBS, 1987
  • Voice, The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda(animated), syndicated, 1990
  • Voice of Mr. Mothmeyer, Santo Bugito(animated), CBS, 1996
  • Wayne Landry, Sunset Beach,1999
  • Movies
  • Clifford Stool, Evil Roy Slade, NBC, 1972
  • Walt, Every Man Needs One, ABC, 1972
  • Abe Rand, Escape from Bogen County, CBS, 1977
  • Rolly Royce, The Night They Took Miss Beautiful, NBC, 1977
  • Milt Cavanaugh, Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill, NBC, 1979
  • George, For the Love of It, ABC, 1980
  • Art Schmeckle, Nashville Grab, NBC, 1981
  • Robert, Slow Burn, Showtime, 1986
  • Hale Buchman Sr., Long Gone, HBO, 1987
  • E. Mitchell Armstrong, Return to Green Acres, CBS, 1990
  • Professor Ravetch, "Escape to Witch Mountain," ABC Family Movie(also known as Disney Family Films), ABC, 1995
  • Miniseries
  • Railroad conductor, Around the World in 80 Days, NBC, 1989
  • Episodic
  • Butcher boy, "We're Going to Have a Baby," The Joey Bishop Show, NBC, 1963
  • Butcher boy, "The Baby Formula," The Joey Bishop Show, NBC, 1963
  • Mr. Quirt Manly, "A Man for Elly," The Beverly Hillbillies, CBS, 1964
  • Movie star, "Grindl, Girl Wac," Grindl, NBC, 1964
  • Butcher boy, "Ellie the Talent Show," The Joey Bishop Show, NBC, 1964
  • "The Great Manhunt," The Littlest Hobo, syndicated, 1964
  • Movie juggler, "Danger, High Voltage," My Favorite Martian, CBS, 1964
  • Insigna, "Liberty," Mr. Roberts, NBC, 1965
  • Insigna, "Physician, Heal Thyself," Mr. Roberts, NBC, 1965
  • Kopeburn, "Pride of the Rangers," Laredo, NBC, 1965
  • Insigna, "Carry Me Back to Cocoon Island," Mr. Roberts, NBC, 1965
  • Private Wrongo Starr, "Pvt. Wrongo Starr," F Troop, ABC, 1966
  • Private Wrongo Starr, "Wrongo Starr and the Woman in Black," F Troop, ABC, 1966
  • Doug Bedlork, "Talk to the Snail," The Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS, 1966
  • Private Wrongo Starr, "The Return of Wrongo Starr," F Troop, ABC,1966
  • Leroy, "Aunt Harriet Wants You," Hey Landlord, NBC, 1967
  • Napoleon, "Samantha's French Pastry," Bewitched, ABC, 1968
  • "Love and the Shower," Love, American Style, ABC, 1969
  • Tim the Leprechaun, "If the Shoe Pinches," Bewitched, ABC, 1970
  • "Love and the Note," Love, American Style, ABC, 1971
  • "Love and the Sweet 16," Love, American Style, ABC, 1971
  • "Love and the Christmas Punch," Love, American Style, ABC, 1972
  • "Love and the Spendthrift," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973
  • "Violence in Blue," The Wide World of Mystery, ABC, 1975
  • "Murder on High C," Get Christie Love, ABC, 1975
  • "Showdown at Times Square," McCloud, NBC, 1975
  • "Sharks Eat Sharks," Barbary Coast, ABC, 1975
  • "Don't Feed the Pigeons," Police Woman, NBC, 1975
  • Marion Mariposa, "Screaming Javelins," The New Adventures of Wonder Woman(also known as Wonder Woman), CBS, 1978
  • W.E.B., NBC, 1978
  • Fred Wade, "Anniversary and Mr. Hotel," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978
  • Dad, "Father Goose," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1978
  • Sometimes, "Victor, Bill and Bobby, Sometimes," Sweepstakes, NBC,1979
  • Squirt, "Find Loretta Lynn," The Dukes of Hazzard, CBS, 1980
  • Jeffrey Farley, "Ghost Rig," The Littlest Hobo,1980
  • Milton Box, "The Meek Shall Inherit Rhonda," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1981
  • Dr. Brownell, "Candy Doctor," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1982
  • Ron, "Mixed Doubles," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1982
  • Herbert T. Dowd, "Fowl Play," Simon and Simon, CBS, 1982
  • Bernish, "The Christmas Presence," The Love Boat, ABC, 1982
  • Max, "Murder on Ice," Quincy, M.E.(also known as Quincy), NBC, 1983
  • Dr. Henry Calder, "Endangered Detectives," Small and Frye, CBS, 1983
  • Waldo, "Spanish Gambit," Masquerade, ABC, 1984
  • Milton, "The Million Dollar Face," Cover Up, CBS, 1984
  • Merriwell Cooper, "Terror U.," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1984
  • Simon Rodale, "Murder in Mink," Mike Hammer, CBS, 1984
  • Shelly, "Diplomatic Immunity," Half Nelson, NBC, 1985
  • Mayor Abe, "Welcome to Winfield," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986
  • Donald Crane, "Voodoo Knight," Knight Rider, NBC, 1986
  • Voice of Artsy Wartsky, "Annabell Goes Punk," Poofur,1987
  • Harold Banner, "Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder?,"Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987
  • Voice of Nobody, "Nobody Smurf," The Smurfs, NBC, 1987
  • Michael, Father, "Father Goose," Newhart,1989
  • Station wagon man, "Harry's Will," MacGyver, ABC, 1990
  • Pinky Burnette, "Deadly Silents," MacGyver, ABC, 1991
  • Oliver Thistle, "Incident in Lot 7," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991
  • Mr. Lodgepole, "The Losers," Eerie, Indiana, NBC, 1991
  • Mr. Harrison, "On the Air," What a Dummy, syndicated, 1991
  • Bud, "Chip Off the Old Brick," Evening Shade, CBS, 1991
  • Charlie, "Where's Harry," Cutters, CBS, 1992
  • Stanhope, "None But the Lonely Heart," Tales from the Crypt, HBO,1992
  • Cyrus Calhoun, "Out of the Ashes," Sisters, NBC, 1992
  • Cyrus Calhoun, "The Cold Light of Day," Sisters, NBC, 1992
  • Priest, "Several Unusual Love Stories," The John Larroquette Show,NBC, 1994
  • Ted Tilly, "Turtle Word," Coach, ABC, 1995
  • Himself, "Dream Weaver," Mad about You, NBC, 1995
  • Voice, "A Room With a Bellevue," Duckman(animated), 1996
  • Judge Samuels, "Trial by Fury," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1997
  • Judge Samuels, "When Teens Collide," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1998
  • Nilva, "Profit and Lace," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, UPN, 1998
  • The Great Franklin, Buddy Faro, CBS, 1998
  • Hotel clerk, "Angstgiving Day," Maggie Winters, CBS, 1998
  • Mr. Berry, "You Bet Your Life," Providence, NBC, 1998
  • Voice of Merv Stimpleton, Rocket Power(animated), Nickelodeon, 1999
  • Belasarius, Total Recall 2070, Showtime, 1999
  • Pilots
  • Accountant, Sheriff Who?, NBC, 1966
  • Bellboy, Honeymoon Suite, ABC, 1972
  • The Karen Valentine Show, ABC, 1973
  • Nicholas, "The New Original Wonder Woman," Wonder Woman, ABC, 1975
  • Chief Davlin, The Bureau, NBC, 1976
  • Principal, High School, U.S.A., NBC, 1984
  • Duke Coleman, Home Again(also known as Too Many Cooks), ABC, 1988
  • Specials
  • Igon, The Halloween That Almost Wasn't, ABC, 1979
  • Dorothy Hamill's Corner of the Sky, ABC, 1979
  • Voice of Sam, Robbut: A Tale of Tails(animated), 1985
  • Voice of Mr. Slime, The Blinkins(animated), syndicated, 1986
  • Opryland Celebrates 200 Years of American Music, syndicated, 1988
  • Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1993
  • Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In: A Valentine's Day Special, NBC, 1994
  • Voice of the Cat in the Hat, Daisy-Head Mayzie(animated; also known as Dr. Suess' Daisy-Head Mayzie), TNT, 1995
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • The Alligator and Other Poems, Liberty Records, 1962
  • The Grass Menagerie, Epic Records, 1971
  • Singles
  • "Artificial Flowers," Epic, 1971
  • "The Population Song," A&M, 1972
  • "200 Years," ABC Records, 1975
  • WRITINGS
  • A Flower Child's Garden of Verses, New American Library (New York City), 1970
  • Carnival of the Animals(new verses), Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles,CA, 1971
  • The Gift: The Illustrated History of the Statue of Liberty, Blackthorne, 1986
  • Contributor to periodicals, including Audubon, National Wildlife, Environmental Quality, The Progressive, Reader'sDigest, Classic TV, Philadelphia Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Manchester Guardian, and California Living.
  • Film Song Lyrics
  • Nashville, Paramount, 1975

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • TV Guide, February 3, 1996 , pp. 7-8.

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