Stiers, David Ogden 1942– (David Ogden Steers, David Stiers, David Ogden Stires)

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Stiers, David Ogden 1942- (David Ogden Steers, David Stiers, David Ogden Stires)


Born October 31, 1942, in Peoria, IL; son of Kenneth Truman and Margaret Elizabeth (maiden name, Ogden) Stiers. Education: Trained for the stage at the Juilliard School of Drama, 1973.


Agent—Susan Smith, Smith-Freedman and Associates, 121 N. San Vicente Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.


Actor. Conductor and narrator for symphony orchestras. City Center Acting Company, New York City, member, 1972; the Committee (improvisational comedy group), San Francisco, CA, member, 1968-70.


National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actor, 1981, 1982, for M*A*S*H; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor, 1985, for The First Olympics: Athens, 1896; Annie Award, outstanding individual achievement for voice acting by a male performer in an animated television production, International Animated Film Society, 2001, for "Pet Project," Teacher's Pet.


Stage Appearances:

Joseph Surface, The School for Scandal, Good Shepherd-Faith Church Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Monsewer, The Hostage, Good Shepherd-Faith Church Theatre, 1972.

Duke of Florence, Women Beware Women, Good Shepherd-Faith Church Theatre, 1972.

Baron, The Lower Depths, Good Shepherd-Faith Church Theatre, 1972.

Fyodor Kulygin, The Three Sisters, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Peacham, The Beggar's Opera, Billy Rose Theatre, 1973.

Duke, Measure for Measure, Billy Rose Theatre, 1973.

Geronte, Scapin, Billy Rose Theatre, 1973.

Second watch, Ulysses in Nighttown, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1974.

Feldman, The Magic Show, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1974.

King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, The Country Wife, and Dear Liar, all National Shakespeare Festival, San Diego, CA, 1981.

Title role, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1982.

Falstaff, Henry IV, Part I, Old Globe Theatre, 1983.

Sir Lucius, The Rivals, Old Globe Theatre, 1983.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Old Globe Theatre, 1985.

Fallen Angels, Old Globe Theatre, 1985.

Greater Tuna, Old Globe Theatre, 1985.

Painting Churches, Old Globe Theatre, 1985.

London Assurance, Old Globe Theatre, 1985.

Richard III, Old Globe Theatre, 1985.

Macbeth, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ, 2000.

Crusading churchman, Tenderloin, City Center Encores!, New York City, 2000.

Stage Work:

Director, Scapino!, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1985.

Film Appearances:

(As David Ogden Steers) Announcer, THX 1138, Warner Bros., 1971.

(As David Stiers) Pro owner, Drive, He Said, Columbia, 1971.

Mr. McCarthy, Oh, God!, Warner Bros., 1977.

Captain, The Cheap Detective (also known as Neil Simon's The Cheap Detective), Columbia, 1978.

George Hudson Todson, Magic, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978.

Ernie Scelera, Harry's War, Taft International, 1981.

Dr. Sid Kuhlenbeck, Creator, Universal, 1985.

Al Myer, Better off Dead, Warner Bros., 1985.

Conductor, The Man with One Red Shoe, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985.

Young Marion's father, Another Woman, 1988.

Porter Leary, The Accidental Tourist, 1988.

Voices of Cogsworth and narrator, Beauty and the Beast (animated), 1991.

Mayor Nick Nicholson, Doc Hollywood, 1991.

Hacker, Shadows and Fog, 1992.

J. W. Harper, Iron Will, 1994.

Judge Beach, Bad Company, 1995.

Voices of Governor Ratcliffe and Wiggins, Pocahontas (animated), 1995.

Judge Winton Myers, Steal Big, Steal Little, 1995.

Laius, Mighty Aphrodite, 1995.

Voice of archdeacon, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (animated), 1996.

Arnold Spence, Holden's father, Everyone Says I Love You, 1996.

Governor Floyd Preston, Meet Wally Sparks, 1997.

Alexei Jovanovic, Jungle2Jungle (also known as Jungle 2 Jungle), 1997.

Voice of Cogsworth, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (animated), 1997.

Voice of Cogsworth, Belle's Magical World (animated; also known as Disney's "Belle's Magical World"), 1997.

Henry Spivey, Krippendorf's Tribe, 1998.

Voice of John Ratcliffe, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (animated; also known as Disney's "Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World" and Pocahontas: Journey to a New World), 1998.

The Stand-In, 1999.

Narrator, The Making of "Fantasia" (also known as The Concert Feature), 2000.

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, 2001.

Voice of Fenton Harcourt, Atlantis: The Lost Empire (Atlantis), 2001.

Richard Finch, The Assistant, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dan Franklin, A Circle of Children, CBS, 1977.

Dr. Charles Mayo, A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story, NBC, 1978.

G-2 captain, Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force, NBC, 1978.

Howard Freed, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, ABC, 1979.

Dr. Arthur Mouritz, Damien: The Leper Priest (also known as Father Damien: The Leper Priest), NBC, 1980.

Major Leroy Ketchum, The Oldest Living Graduate, 1980.

William Crapo Durant, The Day the Bubble Burst, 1982.

Major Charles Emerson Winchester III, M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, 1983.

Doctor A. R. "Doc" Jackson, The Innocents Abroad, 1983.

Cleveland Amory, Anatomy of an Illness, CBS, 1984.

William Sloane, The First Olympics: Athens, 1896 (also known as Dream One and The First Modern Olympics), NBC, 1984.

Emory Breedlove, The Bad Seed, ABC, 1985.

Horton Delafield, Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry, CBS, 1986.

District attorney Michael Reston, Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun, NBC, 1986.

District attorney Michael Reston, Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star, 1986.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, J. Edgar Hoover, Showtime, 1987.

Colonel Black, The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory, NBC, 1987.

District attorney Michael Reston, Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love, NBC, 1987.

District attorney Michael Reston, Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam, NBC, 1987.

District attorney Michael Reston, Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel, NBC, 1987.

District attorney Michael Reston, Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit, NBC, 1987.

District attorney Michael Reston, Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace, NBC, 1988.

District attorney Michael Reston, Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake, NBC, 1988.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Day One, CBS, 1989.

General Alexander M. Haig, Jr., The Final Days, ABC, 1989.

Leon Ringold, Final Notice, USA Network, 1989.

Charles Tulane, The Kissing Place, USA Network, 1990.

Gilbert, How to Murder a Millionaire, CBS, 1990.

John Homan, Wife, Mother, Murderer (also known as Wife, Mother, Murderer: The Marie Hilley Story), ABC, 1991.

American Eyes, 1991.

Dr. Saxton Pope, The Last of His Tribe, HBO, 1992.

Shepherd Hunter, Mastergate, Showtime, 1992.

Gerald Orr, Without a Kiss Goodbye (also known as Falsely Accused and The Laurie Samuel's Story), CBS, 1993.

Dr. Bert Jones, Past Tense, Showtime, 1994.

Benjamin Franklin, Taking Liberty, ABC, 1996.

Ken Bradfield, To Face Her Past, CBS, 1996.

Voice of Jonn Jonz/John Jones, the Martian Manhunter, Justice League of America (animated), 1997.

Television Appearances; Series:

Stanley Moss, Doc, CBS, 1975-76.

Major Charles Emerson Winchester III, M*A*S*H, CBS, 1977-83.

Mr. Bauer, Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC, 1998.

Nicholas Conklin, Love & Money, CBS, 1999.

Voice of Mr. Jolly, Teacher's Pet (also known as Disney's "Teacher's Pet"), ABC, 2000-2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Leonard Mandorff, Cousins, 1976.

The New Lorenzo Music Show, 1976.

Peter Stenner, Me and Mr. Stenner, 1981.

Jacke Henderson, American Eyes, CBS, 1990.

Host, Be Our Guest: The Making of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," ABC, 1991.

Memories of M*A*S*H, CBS, 1991.

Voice, Earth and the American Dream, HBO, 1993.

Narrator, Murder of the Century, PBS, 1995.

Narrator, Odyssey of Life: A Nova Special, PBS, 1996.

Narrator, Around the World in 72 Days, PBS, 1997.

Narrator, The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie, PBS, 1997.

Narrator, The World's Most Wanted Man, PBS, 1998.

Narrator, Race for the Superbomb, PBS, 1999.

"Swoosie Kurtz," Intimate Portrait, Lifetime, 2000.

Narrator, Nixon's China Game, PBS, 2000.

Narrator, The Rockefellers, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Narrator, Tales from the Hive, PBS, 2000.

Narrator, The Trillion Dollar Bet, PBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Congressman Sam Greene, North and South, ABC, 1985.

Congressman Sam Greene, North and South, Book II, ABC, 1986.

Narrator, Reagan, PBS, 1998.

Narrator, MacArthur, PBS, 1999.

Narrator, New York: A Documentary Film, PBS, 1999.

Voices, Jazz, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mr. Roberts/Bryan LeBlanc, "Money Back Guarantee," Kojak, 1975.

George, "If You Want to Shoot the Rapids, You Have to Get Wet," Rhoda, 1976.

Scott Woodville, "Charlie's Angels," Charlie's Angels, 1976.

Mel Price, "Look at Us, We're Walking," The Mary Tyler Show, CBS, 1976.

Mel Price, "The Critic," The Mary Tyler Show, CBS, 1977.

Mel Price, "The Ted and Georgette Show," The Mary Tyler Show, CBS, 1977.

Dr. Curt Dreiser, "Nose Job," Rhoda, CBS, 1977.

Aubrey Thornton, "Corned Beef & Carnage," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.

Arthur Hampton, "Blind Justice," Matlock, NBC, 1987.

Burn, "Turkey in the Straw: Part 2," ALF, 1988.

Thomas Baldwin, "The Ambassador: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, NBC, 1988.

Leonard Mead, "The Pedestrian," The Ray Bradbury Theatre, 1989.

Edward Tinsdale, "A Little Nightmare Music," Wings, NBC, 1990.

Dr. Timicin, "Half a Life," Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1991.

Flower man, Jack's Place, ABC, 1993.

George Spivack, The Boys Are Back, CBS, 1994.

Sergei Nemiroff, "An Egg to Die for," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994.

Val, "Educating Zoey," Cybill, CBS, 1996.

Randolph Hitchcock, "The Twelfth Cave," Poltergeist: The Legacy, 1996.

Howard Deans, "Death by Demographics," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1996.

Judge Lafitte, Orleans, CBS, 1997.

Theodore Quinn, "Farewell Appearance," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1997.

Judge Andrew Peters, "They Eat Horses, Don't They?" Ally McBeal, Fox, 1998.

Judge Hollings, "Infected," The Practice, ABC, 1999.

Reverend Dr. Thomas Tilford, "The Shroud," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1999.

Voice of Karroo, "Luck Be an Aye-Aye," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), 2000.

Gardner Blackstone, "Who's Afraid of Chairman Al," Bull, TNT, 2000.

Gardner Blackstone, "How Green is Your Mail," Bull, TNT, 2000.

Voice of Cogsworth, "The Stolen Cartoons," House of Mouse (animated), Disney Channel, 2001.

Voice of Cogsworth, "Clarabelle's Big Secret," House of Mouse (animated), Disney Channel, 2001.

Voice of Cogsworth, "The Mouse Who Came to Dinner," House of Mouse (animated), Disney Channel, 2001.

Voice of Cogsworth, "House of Scrooge," House of Mouse (animated), Disney Channel, 2002.

Television Work; Episodic:

Director, M*A*S*H, 1972.


Taped Readings:

First Man in Rome, Simon & Schuster, 1990.

A Man in Full, 1998.

Also reader of The Sum of All Fears, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, and Clear and Present Danger, all by Tom Clancy.


Pocahontas, 1995.

Video Games:

Voice of King Hugh, Toonstruck, 1996.

Narrator, Icewind Dale, 2000.