Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall was an English-American actor, voice artist, film director and photographer. He is best known for portraying Cornelius and Caesar in the original Planet of the Apes film series, as well as Galen in the spin-off television series. Wikipedia

Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall was an English-American actor, voice artist, film director and photographer. He is best known for portraying Cornelius and Caesar in the original Planet of the Apes film series, as well as Galen in the spin-off television series. Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 197

Birthday 1928-09-17

Day of Death 1998-10-03

Place of Birth Herne Hill, London, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Roddy Mc Dowall
  • Roddy MacDowall
  • Roddy McDowell
  • Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude "Roddy" McDowall

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2001 Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood as Himself (archive footage)
1998 A Bug's Life as Mr. Soil (voice)
1998 Loss of Faith as Henry Stokes
1998 Behind the Planet of the Apes as Himself - Hosted by (also archive footage)
1998 Something to Believe In as Gambler
1998 Star Power: The Creation Of United Artists as Narrator (voice)
1997 Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain as Himself
1997 The New Batman Adventures (2 episodes)
1997 Obsessed with Vertigo - New Life for Hitchcock's Masterpiece as Narrator (Voice)
1997 The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo as King Murphy
1996 Unlikely Angel as Saint Peter
1996 Superman: The Animated Series (2 episodes)
1996 It's My Party as Damian Knowles
1996 Dead Man's Island as Trevor Dunnaway
1996 Star Hunter as Riecher
1995 Last Summer in the Hamptons as Thomas
1995 The Grass Harp as Amos Legrand
1995 Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker as Himself - Actor
1995 The Alien Within as Dr. Henry Lazarus
1994 Gargoyles (1 episode)
1994 Angel 4: Undercover as Geoffrey Kagen
1994 Mirror, Mirror II: Raven Dance as Dr. Lasky
1994 Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is as Jeremy Sennet
1994 Heads as Fibris Drake
1994 Meet Me in St. Louis: The Making of an American Classic as Narrator
1993 SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron (1 episode)
1992 Batman: The Animated Series (4 episodes) as The Mad Hatter / Dr Jervis Tetch
1992 MGM: When the Lion Roars (3 episodes)
1992 Double Trouble as Phillip Chamberlin
1992 Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius as Himself
1992 The Naked Target as Ernest Peabody
1991 Going Under as Secretary Neighbor
1991 Deadly Game as Dr. Aaron
1991 An Inconvenient Woman (2 episodes) as Cyril Rathbone
1991 Earth Angel as Mr. Tatum
1991 The Pirates of Dark Water (29 episodes)
1990 Shakma as Sorenson
1990 The Horror Hall of Fame as Himself
1990 The Color of Evening
1989 The Big Picture as Judge
1989 Carmilla as Inspector Amos
1989 Camp Candy (44 episodes)
1989 The New Lassie (3 episodes)
1989 Cutting Class as Mr. Dante
1989 Around the World in 80 Days (3 episodes) as McBaines
1988 Remo Williams: The Prophecy
1988 Fright Night Part 2 as Peter Vincent
1987 Overboard as Andrew
1987 Dead of Winter as Mr. Murray
1986 The Wizard (19 episodes)
1986 Bridges to Cross (6 episodes)
1986 GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords as Nuggit (voice)
1986 Matlock (2 episodes)
1985 Alice in Wonderland (0 episodes)
1985 Fright Night as Peter Vincent
1985 Hollywood Wives (3 episodes)
1984 Murder, She Wrote (2 episodes)
1984 The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood as Prince John
1983 Hotel (1 episode)
1983 Rapunzel as Narrator
1983 This Girl For Hire as Manfred Hayes
1982 Tales of the Gold Monkey (22 episodes)
1982 Faerie Tale Theatre (1 episode) as Narrator (voice)
1982 Class of 1984 as Terry Corrigan
1982 Mae West as Rene Valentine
1982 Evil Under the Sun as Rex Brewster
1982 The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' as Himself / Rex Brewster
1981 Back to the Planet of the Apes as Galen
1981 Farewell to the Planet of the Apes as Galen
1981 The Million Dollar Face as Derek Kenyon
1981 Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen as Gillespie
1981 Life, Liberty and Pursuit on the Planet of the Apes as Galen
1981 Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes as Galen
1980 The Return of the King as Samwise Gamgee
1980 The Memory of Eva Ryker as MacFarland
1980 Here's Boomer (1 episode)
1980 The Martian Chronicles (3 episodes) as Father Stone
1979 Scavenger Hunt as Jenkins
1979 The Black Hole as V.I.N.CENT. (voice) (uncredited)
1979 Trapper John, M.D. (1 episode)
1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (2 episodes)
1979 Nutcracker Fantasy as Franz/Fritz
1979 Sweepstakes (1 episode)
1979 Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall as Chuck the Robot (voice)
1978 The Immigrants as Mark Levy
1978 Flying High (1 episode)
1978 Circle of Iron as White Robe
1978 The Cat from Outer Space as Mr. Stallwood
1978 Rabbit Test as Gypsy Grandmother / Dr. Fishbine
1978 Laserblast as Doctor Mellon
1978 The Thief of Bagdad as Hasan
1977 The Rhinemann Exchange (3 episodes) as Bobby Ballard
1977 The Fantastic Journey (10 episodes) as Dr. Jonathan Willoway
1977 Terror in the Sky as Dr. Ralph Baird
1976 Flood! as Mr. Franklin
1976 Embryo as Frank Riley
1976 That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1976 Mean Johnny Barrows as Tony Da Vince
1975 Wonder Woman (2 episodes)
1975 Ellery Queen (1 episode)
1975 The White Seal as Narrator
1975 Funny Lady as Bobby Moore
1975 Elizabeth Taylor: An Intimate Portrait as Himself
1974 Police Woman (1 episode)
1974 Planet of the Apes (14 episodes)
1974 Harry O (1 episode)
1974 Dirty Mary Crazy Larry as George Stanton (uncredited)
1974 The Elevator as Marvin Ellis
1973 Miracle on 34th Street as Dr. Sawyer
1973 Arnold as Robert
1973 Battle for the Planet of the Apes as Caesar
1973 The Legend of Hell House as Benjamin Franklin Fischer
1973 The American Film Institute Salute to ... (1 episode)
1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean as Frank Gass
1972 The Poseidon Adventure as Acres
1972 The Rookies (1 episode)
1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes as Caesar
1971 What's a Nice Girl Like You...? as Albert Soames
1971 A Taste of Evil as Dr. Michael Lomas
1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks as Mr. Jelk
1971 Columbo (1 episode) as Roger Stanford
1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes as Cornelius
1971 Pretty Maids All in a Row as Mr. Proffer
1970 McCloud (1 episode)
1969 Night Gallery as Jeremy Evans
1969 Angel, Angel, Down We Go as Santoro
1969 Hello Down There as Nate Ashbury
1968 Journey to the Unknown (1 episode)
1968 5 Card Stud as Nick Evers
1968 Planet of the Apes as Cornelius
1967 Cricket on the Hearth as Criket Crocket Narrator
1967 The Carol Burnett Show (5 episodes)
1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (22 episodes)
1967 The Cool Ones as Tony Krum
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1967 The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin as Bullwhip Griffin
1966 The Defector as Agent Adam
1966 Mission: Impossible (1 episode)
1966 Felony Squad (2 episodes)
1966 It! as Arthur Pimm
1966 Lord Love a Duck as Alan "Mollymauk" Musgrave
1966 Inside Daisy Clover as Walter Baines
1966 Batman (2 episodes)
1965 That Darn Cat! as Gregory Benson
1965 The Loved One as D.J.Jr.
1965 Run for Your Life (1 episode)
1965 The Third Day as Oliver Parsons
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told as Matthew
1964 Shock Treatment as Martin Ashley
1964 Hey There, It's Yogi Bear as Bullwinp Griffin
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Arrest and Trial (1 episode)
1963 Cleopatra as Octavian - Caesar Augustus (2 episodes)
1962 The Longest Day as Pvt. Morris
1961 The Power and the Glory as Mestizo
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1960 Midnight Lace as Malcolm
1960 The Subterraneans as Yuri Gilgoric
1960 The Tempest as Ariel
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode) as Sam Conrad
1958 The Big Country as Hannassey Watchman (uncredited)
1958 Naked City (1 episode)
1955 Matinee Theater (4 episodes)
1955 This Is Your Life (1 episode)
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 The Steel Fist as Eric Kardin
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (3 episodes)
1950 Lux Video Theatre (2 episodes)
1950 Big Timber
1950 Killer Shark as Ted White
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (3 episodes)
1949 Black Midnight as Scott Jordan
1949 Tuna Clipper as Alec MacLennan
1948 Kidnapped as David Balfour
1948 Macbeth as Malcolm
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (1 episode)
1946 Holiday in Mexico as Stanley Owen
1945 Molly and Me as Jimmy Graham
1945 Thunderhead - Son of Flicka as Ken McLaughlin
1944 The Keys of the Kingdom as Francis Chisholm, as a boy
1944 The White Cliffs of Dover as John Ashwood II as a Boy
1943 Lassie Come Home as Joe Carraclough
1943 My Friend Flicka as Ken McLaughlin
1942 The Pied Piper as Ronnie Cavanaugh
1942 On the Sunny Side as Hugh Aylesworth
1942 Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake as Benjamin - as a Boy
1941 Confirm or Deny as Albert Perkins
1941 How Green Was My Valley as Huw Morgan
1941 This England as Hugo
1941 Man Hunt as Vaner
1940 Saloon Bar as Boy
1940 Just William as Ginger
1939 Poison Pen as Choirboy
1938 I See Ice as Boy


1987 Overboard Executive Producer


1970 The Ballad of Tam Lin Director

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