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      Henry Gibson

      Henry Gibson

      Highest Rated: 95% The Long Goodbye (1973)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Sep 21, 1935

      Birthplace: Germantown, Pennsylvania, USA

      With an act he had perfected in college, Henry Gibson made his fame in the Sixties playing a stand-up poet reciting ironically inane free verse that parodied the apoplectic poesy of the Beat Generation. Discovered by Jerry Lewis and anointed as Hollywood's go-to odd little man, Gibson parlayed outré guest appearances on such popular television sitcoms as "The Beverly Hillbillies," "F-Troop" and "Bewitched" into a steady gig on the ABC sketch comedy revue "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In." Finding favor with iconoclastic filmmaker Robert Altman, Gibson was cast as little men who exerted a big influence in "The Long Goodbye" (1973) and "Nashville" (1975), while he contributed larger-than-life cameos to John Landis' "The Blues Brothers" (1980) and Joe Dante's "The 'burbs" (1988), playing, respectively, an Illinois Nazi hauptsturmfuehrer and Tom Hanks' sinister next-door neighbor. An in-demand voice artist in later life, Gibson gave speech to characters on a number of animated series and in features, most notably as crusty Texas newsman Bob Jenkins on Fox's "King of the Hill." He impressed the critics with his appearance as an aging, gay barfly in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia" (1999) and enjoyed semi-regular status as an unorthodox judge on the ABC courtroom drama "Boston Legal" shortly before his death from cancer in September 2009. Though he never fully slipped his early association with comedy, Gibson proved time and again that he was more than just a one-hit-wonder, emerging from the shadow of his "Laugh-In" persona as a character actor of surprising gravity and grace.

      Highest rated movies

      The Long Goodbye Nashville
      Magnolia
      Innerspace
      The Nutty Professor
      Wedding Crashers The Blues Brothers
      Kiss Me, Stupid

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      CHARLOTTE'S WEB, Henry Gibson, recording voice-over, 1973 NASHVILLE, Henry Gibson, 1975 THE LAST REMAKE OF BEAU GESTE, Henry Gibson, 1977 NASHVILLE, Henry Gibson, 1975 NASHVILLE, Ronee Blakley, Henry Gibson, Barbara Baxley, 1975 THE OUTLAWS IS COMING!, Henry Gibson, Murray Alper, Adam West, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Joe De Rita, 1965. NASHVILLE, Ronee Blakley, Henry Gibson, 1975 THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN, Henry Gibson, Elizabeth Wilson, 1981, (c) Universal KISS ME STUPID, Kim Novak, Henry Gibson, Alan Dexter, 1964 LONG GOODBYE, Sterling Hayden, Elliott Gould, Nina Van Pallandt, Henry Gibson, 1973 THE BLUES BROTHERS, Henry Gibson, 1980. ©Universal. THE LONG GOODBYE, Robert Altman, Sterling Hayden, Henry Gibson, Elliott Gould, Nina Van Pallandt, Jim Bouton, Mark Rydell, 1973 INNERSPACE, Henry Gibson, 1987, © Warner Brothers THE OUTLAWS IS COMING!, Henry Gibson, Moe Howard, Curly Joe De Rita, Larry Fine, 1965. NASHVILLE, Henry Gibson (singing) on Grand Ole Opry stage, 1975 NASHVILLE, Ronee Blakley, Henry Gibson, 1975 THE BLUES BROTHERS, Henry Gibson, 1980. ©Universal. NASHVILLE, Henry Gibson, Michael Murphy, 1975 NASHVILLE, from left: Henry Gibson, Karen Black, 1975 NASHVILLE, Henry Gibson, Michael Murphy, 1975

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      75% 70% Wedding Crashers Father O'Neil (Character) $209.2M 2005
      No Score Yet 32% The Year That Trembled Ralph Tyler (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commission Police Chief Jesse Curry (Character) - 2003
      0% 39% Teddy Bears' Picnic Clifford Sloane (Character) $28.0K 2002
      No Score Yet 53% The Luck of the Irish Reilly O'Reilly (Character) - 2001
      82% 89% Magnolia Thurston Howell (Character) $22.5M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Stranger in the Kingdom Zack Burrows (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 19% Asylum Dr. Edward Bellichek (Character) - 1996
      20% 40% Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day Robinson (Character) - 1996
      4% 51% Bio-Dome William Leaky (Character) $12.2M 1996
      64% 75% Mother Night Adolf Eichmann (Voice) $390.5K 1996
      No Score Yet 65% Escape to Witch Mountain Ravetch (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cyber Bandits Dr. Knutsen (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: 25th Anniversary Reunion Unknown (Character) - 1993
      14% 41% Tom and Jerry: The Movie Doctor Applecheek (Voice) $2.7M 1992
      50% 53% Tune in Tomorrow... Big John Coot (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 16% Night Visitor Jake (Character) $108.4K 1989
      No Score Yet 80% The Best of Dr. Seuss Unknown (Character) - 1989
      60% 32% Switching Channels Ike Roscoe (Character) $8.2M 1988
      82% 65% Innerspace Mr. Wormwood (Character) $25.9M 1987
      No Score Yet 33% Monster in the Closet Dr. Pennyworth (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 93% Long Gone Hale Buchman (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 67% Slow Burn Robert (Character) - 1986
      27% 51% The Incredible Shrinking Woman Dr. Eugene Nortz (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tulips Maurice Avocado (Character) - 1981
      72% 92% The Blues Brothers Head Nazi (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 31% H.E.A.L.T.H. Bobby Hammer (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night They Took Miss Beautiful Rolly Royce (Character) - 1977
      50% 63% The Last Remake of Beau Geste General Pecheur (Character) - 1977
      83% 66% The Kentucky Fried Movie Self - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape From Bogen County Abe Rand (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The New, Original Wonder Woman Nikolas (Character) - 1975
      91% 84% Nashville Haven Hamilton (Character) - 1975
      95% 87% The Long Goodbye Dr. Verringer (Character) - 1973
      76% 67% Charlotte's Web Wilbur (Voice) - 1973
      No Score Yet 77% Evil Roy Slade Clifford Stool (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Every Man Needs One Walt (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 48% The Outlaws Is Coming Charlie Horse (Character) - 1965
      71% 67% Kiss Me, Stupid Smith (Character) - 1964
      82% 67% The Nutty Professor Gibson (Character) - 1963

      TV

      Credit
      86% 94% Boston Legal Judge Clark Brown (Guest Star) 2004-2008
      No Score Yet 71% King of the Hill Jenkins (Guest Voice) 2005-2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracking Up Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 96% Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 83% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 90% Charmed Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Amanda Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 94% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 1999
      33% No Score Yet Total Recall 2070 Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 66% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1999
      No Score Yet 97% The Wild Thornberrys Unknown (Guest Voice) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      92% No Score Yet Buddy Faro Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      91% 89% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Nilva (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Himself (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Ted Tilly (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The John Larroquette Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 95% Rugrats Hairdresser/Counselor (Guest Voice) 1993
      82% 99% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1992
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Harold Banner (Guest Star) 1988 1992
      No Score Yet 78% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Galaxy High School Aimee's Locker (Voice) 1986
      No Score Yet 82% Knight Rider Donald Crane (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1981 1984
      No Score Yet 95% Magnum, P.I. Ronald Mills (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard Squirt (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      100% 81% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Otto Otterman (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barbary Coast Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Cookie Watkins (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown (Character) 1968-1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1972
      No Score Yet 41% Bewitched Tim O'Shanter (Guest Star) 1968 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet F Troop Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Doug Bedlork (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Henry Schultz (Guest Star) 1963-1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grindl Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Eddie (Guest Star) 1963