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Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997), known professionally as Burgess Meredith, was an American actor in theatre, film, and television, who also worked as a director. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called "a virtuosic actor" who was "one of the most accomplished actors of the century." Meredith won several Emmys and was nominated for Academy Awards.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997), known professionally as Burgess Meredith, was an American actor in theatre, film, and television, who also worked as a director. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called "a virtuosic actor" who was "one of the most accomplished actors of the century." Meredith won several Emmys and was nominated for Academy Awards.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 138

Birthday 1907-11-16

Day of Death 1997-09-09

Place of Birth Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Oliver Burgess Meredith

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1995 Grumpier Old Men as Grandpa Gustafson
1995 Across the Moon as Barney
1995 Tall Tale as Old Man (uncredited)
1994 Camp Nowhere as Fein
1993 Grumpy Old Men as Grandpa Gustafson
1992 Lincoln as Winfield Scott (voice)
1992 Mastergate as Wiley Slaughter
1992 The Chaplin Puzzle as Narrator
1991 Night of the Hunter as Birdy
1990 Rocky V as Mickey Goldmill
1990 State of Grace as Finn
1990 Oddball Hall as Ingersol
1989 The Wickedest Witch as Narrator
1988 Full Moon in Blue Water as The General
1988 In the Heat of the Night(1 episode) as Judge Culley
1988 In the Heat of the Night(2 episodes) as Judge Cully
1987 Mr. Corbett's Ghost as Mad Tom
1987 King Lear as Don Learo (uncredited)
1986 Outrage!
1986 The Blinkins: The Bear and the Blizzard as Mr. Ben the Owl
1985 Santa Claus: The Movie as Ancient Elf
1985 Answers as Chas Potter (Segment "The Constituent")
1984 Wet Gold as Sampson
1984 Thumbelina as Mole
1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
1982 Gloria(22 episodes)
1982 Faerie Tale Theatre(1 episode) as Mole
1982 Rocky III as Mickey Goldmill
1981 True Confessions as Msgr. Seamus Fargo
1981 The Last Chase as Captain J.G. Williams
1981 Clash of the Titans as Ammon
1980 Final Assignment as Zak
1980 When Time Ran Out... as Rene Valdez
1979 Rocky II as Mickey Goldmill
1979 UFOs: It Has Begun
1978 Magic as Ben Greene
1978 The Great Bank Hoax as Jack Stutz
1978 Foul Play as Mr. Hennessey
1978 Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid as William Blackstone
1978 The Manitou as Dr. Snow
1978 The Amazing Captain Nemo as Prof. Cunningham
1978 The Living Sands of Namib as Narrator (voice)
1977 Golden Rendezvous as Van Heurden
1977 The Last Hurrah as Cardinal Burke
1977 SST: Death Flight as Willy Basset
1977 Tail Gunner Joe as Joseph Welch
1977 The Sentinel as Charles Chazen
1976 Rocky as Mickey Goldmill
1976 Burnt Offerings as Arnold Allardyce
1975 The Hindenburg as Emilio Pajetta
1975 The Master Gunfighter as Narrator (voice)
1975 92 in the Shade as Goldsboro
1975 The Day of the Locust as Harry Greener
1975 Hay que matar a B. as Hector
1974 Korg: 70,000 B.C.(19 episodes)
1974 Golden Needles as Winters
1972 Search(24 episodes) as V.C.R. Cameron
1972 The Man as Senator Watson
1972 Beware! The Blob as Old Hobo
1972 Probe as V.C.R. Cameron
1972 Getting Away from It All as Captain Frank Coffin
1971 Such Good Friends as Kalman
1971 Clay Pigeon as Freedom Lovelace
1970 Night Gallery(2 episodes)
1970 There Was a Crooked Man... as The Missouri Kid
1970 The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go as The Dolphin
1969 The Reivers as Lucius / Narrator (voice)
1969 Winter of the Witch as Narrator
1969 Room 222(1 episode)
1969 Hard Contract as Ramsey Williams
1969 Mackenna's Gold as The Storekeeper
1968 Skidoo as The Warden
1968 Stay Away, Joe as Charlie Lightcloud
1967 Torture Garden as Dr. Diabolo (Framing Story)
1967 Mannix(1 episode)
1967 Ironside(2 episodes)
1967 Hurry Sundown as Judge Purcell
1966 The Monkees(1 episode)
1966 Batman as The Penguin
1966 A Big Hand for the Little Lady as Doc Scully
1966 Batman(18 episodes)
1966 Madame X as Dan Sullivan
1965 The Loner(1 episode)
1965 Laredo(1 episode)
1965 In Harm's Way as Commander Egan Powell
1965 Branded(1 episode)
1964 Profiles in Courage(1 episode)
1964 Daniel Boone(1 episode)
1964 Fanfare For A Death Scene
1963 The Cardinal as Father Halley
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(1 episode)
1963 Mr. Novak(2 episodes)
1963 Burke's Law(3 episodes)
1962 Sam Benedict(1 episode)
1962 Advise & Consent as Herbert Gelman
1961 Ben Casey(1 episode)
1961 Waiting for Godot as Vladimir
1959 The Twilight Zone(1 episode) as Mr. Smith
1959 The Twilight Zone(1 episode) as Romney Wordsworth
1959 The Twilight Zone(1 episode) as Luther Dingle
1959 The Twilight Zone(1 episode) as Henry Bemis
1959 Rawhide(4 episodes)
1958 Naked City(1 episode)
1957 Albert Schweitzer as Narrator (voice)
1957 Joe Butterfly as Joe Butterfly
1953 General Electric Theater(2 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(2 episodes)
1951 Tales of Tomorrow(1 episode)
1950 Lux Video Theatre(1 episode)
1950 Your Show of Shows(2 episodes)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents(2 episodes)
1950 Works of Calder as Narrator
1949 Golden Arrow
1949 The Man on the Eiffel Tower as Joseph Heurtin
1949 The Big Story(6 episodes)
1949 Lights Out(3 episodes)
1949 Jigsaw as Jack - Bartender (uncredited)
1948 Studio One(1 episode)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse(1 episode)
1948 On Our Merry Way as Oliver M. Pease
1947 Mine Own Executioner as Felix Milne
1946 Magnificent Doll as James Madison
1946 The Diary of a Chambermaid as Captain Mauger
1945 Ernie Pyle's Story of G.I. Joe as Ernie Pyle
1944 Hymn of the Nations as Narrator(voice)
1944 Attack: The Battle for New Britain as Narrator (voice)
1944 Tunisian Victory as American soldier (voice)
1944 Our Country as Himself
1943 The Rear Gunner as Pvt. L.A. Pee Wee Williams
1943 A Welcome to Britain as Himself
1942 Street of Chance as Frank Thompson / Danny Nearing
1941 Tom, Dick and Harry as Harry
1941 That Uncertain Feeling as Alexander Sebastian
1940 San Francisco Docks as Johnny Barnes
1940 Second Chorus as Hank Taylor
1940 Castle on the Hudson as Steve Rockford
1939 Of Mice and Men as George
1939 Idiot's Delight as Quillary
1938 Spring Madness as The Lippencott
1937 There Goes the Groom as Derek "Dick" Matthews
1936 Winterset as Mio Romagna
1935 The Scoundrel as Flop House Bum

Directing

1970 The Yin and the Yang of Mr. GoDirector
1949 The Man on the Eiffel TowerDirector
1943 A Welcome to BritainDirector

Production

1950 Works of CalderProducer
1948 On Our Merry WayProducer

Writing

1970 The Yin and the Yang of Mr. GoScreenplay
1946 The Diary of a ChambermaidScreenplay

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