Oct. 31st, 1942
Peoria, Illinois, USA
David Ogden Stiers' Main TV Roles
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David Ogden Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois, moved with his family to Eugene, Oregon during high school and began his acting career in Northern California, acting in the Actor's Workshop and California Shakespeare Festival. He later moved to New York, where he studied drama at Julliard, and joined the Houseman Acting Company at its outset. He often lends his voice to animated films, with Lilo & Stitch (2002) being his 25th theatrically-released Disney animated film. He is also an avid fan of classical music, and has conducted many orchestras, including the Yaquina Chamber Orchestra in Newport, Oregon, where he is the principal guest conductor.
- Graduated High School at North Eugene High School, Oregon.
- He is often given small roles in 'Woody Allen' (qv) films for which he receives high billing considering his screen time.
- Has conducted 70 orchestras in over 100 appearances. He is resident conductor of the Newport Symphony Orchestra in Newport, Oregon.
- Played French horn in the orchestra at Julliard, which is rather more amusing considering an episode of _"M*A*S*H" (1972)_ (qv) where he bothers Hawkeye and B.J. with persistent bad horn playing.
- His last name is pronounced "styers".
- Provided several other voices for Disney: Gov. Ratcliffe & Wiggins in _Pocahontas (1995)_ (qv) and _Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998) (V)_ (qv); narrator in _Beauty and the Beast (1991)_ (qv); and the Archdeacon in _The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)_ (qv).
- Didn't learn to drive until 1975, when in an episode of Kojak - "Money Back Guarantee" the role called for him to be seen driving.
- Provided the voice of Cogsworth the clock in Disney's _Beauty and the Beast (1991)_ (qv). His advice to the Beast on what to give Belle, "Flowers, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep..." was his own creation.