Jonathan Winters Biography (1925-)

Full name, Jonathan Harshman Winters III; born November 11, 1925, in Dayton,OH; son of Jonathan H. (an investment broker) and Alice Kilgore (a radio personality; maiden name, Rodgers) Winters; married Eileen Ann Schauder, September 11, 1948; children: Jonathan IV, Lucinda Kelley. Addresses: Contact:945 Lilac Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93108; c/o Abrams Rubaloff & Lawrence,8075 West 3rd St., Suite 303, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, writer, producer, editor
Birth Details
November 11, 1925
Dayton, Ohio

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • The Garry Moore Show, CBS, 1954-1963
  • And Here's the Show, NBC, 1955
  • NBC Comedy Hour, NBC, 1956
  • The Jonathan Winters Show, NBC, 1956-1957
  • Masquerade Party, CBS, 1958
  • The Jack Paar Program, NBC, 1962-1963
  • Voice of the Giant, Linus the Lionhearted (animated), CBS, 1964-1966 then ABC, 1966-1969
  • The Andy Williams Show, NBC, 1965-1971
  • The Jonathan Winters Show, CBS, 1967-1969
  • Hot Dog, 1970
  • Host, The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters, syndicated, 1972-1974
  • Mearth, Mork and Mindy, ABC, 1981-1982
  • Voice of Papa Smurf and additional voices, The Smurfs (animated; also known as Smurfs' Adventures), NBC, 1981-1990
  • Hee Haw, CBS, 1983-1984
  • Voice of Grandpa Smurf, The Smurfs (animated; also known as Smurfs' Adventures), NBC, 1985-1990
  • Additional voice, Yogi's Treasure Hunt (animated), syndicated, 1985
  • Voice of Roger Gustav, Mr. Freebus, and additional voices, The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (animated), NBC, 1988
  • Voice of Coach Cadaver, Rick Moranis in Gravedale High (animated;also known as Gravedale High), NBC, 1990
  • Voice of Igor and Granny, Little Dracula (animated), 1991
  • Gunny Davis, Davis Rules, ABC, 1991 then CBS, 1991-1992
  • Voice of Mayor Cod, Fish Police (animated), CBS, 1992
  • Host, Jonathan Winters: Spaced Out, Showtime, 1993
  • Miniseries
  • Professor Albert Paradine II, More Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1980
  • Voice of Humpty Dumpty, Alice in Wonderland (animated; also knownas Alice through the Looking Glass), CBS, 1985
  • Movies
  • Jeremiah Klay, Now You See It, Now You Don't, NBC, 1986
  • Additional voice, The Little Troll Prince (animated), syndicated,1987
  • Episodic
  • Omnibus, CBS, 1954
  • The Steve Allen Show, NBC, 1954-1961
  • Garry Moore Show, 1954-1963
  • Lord Nikidik, "The Land of Oz," Shirley Temple Theater, NBC, 1960
  • Barnaby, "Babes in Toyland," Shirley Temple Theater, NBC, 1960
  • Fats Brown, "A Game of Pool," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1961
  • NBC Monitor Show, NBC, 1963
  • The London Palladium, NBC, 1966
  • Dean Martin Show, NBC, 1966-1967
  • The Carol Burnett Show, 1967-1968
  • The Mouse Factory, syndicated, 1972
  • Hollywood Squares, NBC, 1975
  • The Muppet Show, 1979
  • Dave McConnell, "Mork and the Family Reunion," Mork and Mindy, 1981
  • Aloha Paradise, ABC, 1981
  • World of Disney, CBS, 1982
  • Voice of Stanley, "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?" Tiny Toon Adventures (animated), 1990
  • Also appeared as voice, Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (animated), syndicated; voice of himself and Maude Frickert, The New Scooby-Doo Movies (animated); additional voice, Captain Planet and the Planeteers(animated); voice of Stinkbomb, "Smell Ya Later," Animaniacs (animated); and on Good Morning, America, ABC, and Talent Scouts.
  • Pilots
  • Take One, NBC, 1981
  • Faith, CBS, 1994
  • Specials
  • Jonathan Winters Presents a Wild Winters Night, NBC, 1964
  • The Jonathan Winters Special, NBC, 1964
  • The Jonathan Winters Show, NBC, February, 1965
  • The Jonathan Winters Show, NBC, May, 1965
  • With Love, Sophia, 1967
  • The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters, NBC, 1970
  • Plimpton! Did You Hear the One About ... ?, 1971
  • Disney World: A Gala Opening (also known as The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World), 1971
  • Special London Bridge Special, 1972
  • The Engelbert Humperdinck Special, 1973
  • The Fricker Fracus (animated), CBS, 1973
  • Jonathan Winters Presents Two Hundred Years of American Humor, NBC, 1976
  • Freedom Is, syndicated, 1976
  • Dean Martin's Red Hot Scandals of 1926, 1976
  • Dean Martin's Red Hot Scandals Part 2, 1977
  • Dean Martin's Christmas in California, 1977
  • Uncle Tim Wants You!, 1977
  • Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope for President, 1980
  • Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope in "Who Makes the World Laugh"--Part One, 1983
  • The Suzanne Somers Special, 1983
  • The Great Standups (also known as The Great Standups: Sixty Years of Laughter), 1984
  • The World's Funniest Commercial Goofs, ABC, 1985
  • NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1986
  • Host, King Kong: The Living Legend, syndicated, 1986
  • David Letterman's 2nd Annual Holiday Film Festival, NBC, 1986
  • Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday, NBC, 1986
  • Bob Hope's Tropical Comedy Special from Tahiti, NBC, 1987
  • Voice of Grandpa, `Tis the Season to Be Smurfy (animated), NBC, 1987
  • Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge, 1987
  • Happy Birthday, Bob--50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC, NBC,1988
  • Jonathan Winters Show, Showtime, 1988
  • Host, Showtime Presents: Jonathan Winters and Friends, Showtime, 1989
  • Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration (animated), TNT, 1989
  • Jonathan Winters and His Traveling Roadshow (also known as AndHis Traveling Road Show), Showtime, 1990
  • Narrator, Paul Bunyan, Showtime, 1990
  • Voice of Harry, Wake, Rattle and Roll (animated), syndicated, 1990
  • The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1991
  • Voice of Abracadabra and the owl, The Wish That Changed Christmas(animated), CBS, 1991
  • Voice of narrator, Frosty Returns, 1993
  • Jonathan Winters: Spaced Out, Showtime, 1993
  • Voice of Santa, Santa vs. the Snowman, ABC, 1997
  • Uncomfortably Close with Michael McKean: Jonathan Winters, ComedyCentral, 2000
  • Comedy Central Presents the Second Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Celebrating the Humor of Jonathan Winters, Comedy Central, 2000
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Jonathan Winters: Spaced Out, Showtime, 1993
  • Film Appearances
  • Voice of Sir Quigley Broken Bottom, Saiyu-ki (also known as Alakazam the Great and The Enchanted Monkey), 1960
  • Lennie Pike, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, United Artists, 1963
  • Henry/Wilbur Glenworthy, The Loved One, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965
  • Officer Norman Jones, The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!, United Artists, 1966
  • Professor Klobb, Penelope, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1966
  • Jasper Lynch, Eight on the Lam (also known as Eight on the Run), United Artists, 1967
  • The Midnight Oil, 1967
  • Dad and narrator, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet andI'm Feeling So Sad, Paramount, 1967
  • General Billy Joe Hallson, Viva Max!, Commonwealth United, 1969
  • Sonic Boom, 1974
  • H. S. and Harvey Tilson, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, United Artists, 1979
  • Tyler, Long Shot, 1981
  • Voice of Molester, Porky Pine, and other characters, Pogo for President: "I Go Pogo" (also known as Go Pogo, I Go Pogo, and Pogo for President), 1984
  • W. D. Westmoreland, Say Yes, 1986
  • Ralph, Moon over Parador, Universal, 1988
  • Storyteller, Rabbit Ears: Paul Bunyan, 1990
  • Voice of Wade Pig, Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (animated; also known as How I Spent My Vacation), 1992
  • Himself, Maude Frickert, and other characters, Gone Fish'n, 1993
  • Wainwright Barth, The Shadow, Universal, 1993
  • Grizzled man, The Flintstones, Universal, 1994
  • Voice of the thief, Arabian Knight (animated), Miramax, 1995
  • Whoppa Chopper pilot, Ohio cop with bullhorn, and Jeb, The Adventuresof Rocky and Bullwinkle (also known as Die Abenteuer von Rocky und Bullwinkle), Universal, 2000
  • Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big, 2000
  • Film Editor
  • Gone Fish'n, 1993
  • Stage Appearances
  • John Murray Anderson's Almanac (revue), Imperial Theatre, New YorkCity, 1954
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Jonathan Winters, 1965
  • The Little Prince, c. 1975
  • Crank(y) Calls, Audio Select, 1995
  • Recorded comedy albums for Verve/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1960-64, includingAnother Day, Another World, The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters, Down to Earth with Jonathan Winters, Here's Jonathan, Humor Seen through the Eyes of Jonathan Winters, and Whistle-Stoppingwith Jonathan Winters; also recorded an album with Columbia Records.
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in the video for "I Can't Dance" by Genesis.
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Specials
  • The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters, NBC, 1970
  • Jonathan Winters Presents Two Hundred Years of American Humor, NBC, 1976
  • Uncle Tim Wants You!, 1977
  • Books
  • Mouse Breath, Conformity and Other Social Ills, Bobbs-Merrill, 1965
  • Winter's Tales: Stories and Observations for the Unusual, Random House, 1987
  • Hangings, Random House, 1988
  • Jonathan Winters: After the Beep, Putnam, 1989
  • Hang-Ups, 1990

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Time, November 8, 1999, p. 153
    • U.S. News & World Report, November 1, 1999, p. 23
    • Variety, October 25, 1999, p. 60

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