Joined the US Marine Corps and served two and a half years in the Pacific Theater during World War II
Encouraged by his wife, entered local talent contest which he won
Hired by a Dayton radio station as a disc jockey
Moved to Columbus and worked for three years at WBNS-TV
Moved to NYC; began performing as a standup comedian in nightclubs like The Blue Angel
Reportedly was the first comic to be featured on CBS' "Omninbus"
Was a regular on NBC's "And Here's the Show"
Hosted "The Jonathan Winters Show" (NBC)
Introduced the characters, senior citizen Maudie Frickert and Elwood P. Sluggins, on shows such as "The Steve Allen Show," "Tonight Starring Jack Paar" and "The Garry Moore Show"
Feature debut, provided voice for the animated film, "Saiyu-ki"
Made feature acting debut in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
Headlined the NBC variety program "The Jonathan Winters Special"
Was a regular on the NBC variety series "The Andy Williams Show"
Played the dual roles of Henry Glenworthy and his dark, scheming brother, the Rev. Wilbur Glenworthy in the film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's "The Loved One"
Starred in an unscripted variety hour, "The Jonathan Winters Show" (NBC)
Appeared as a guest in several specials starring comedian Bob Hope
Had three-minute cameo in "Penelope," a comedy starring Natalie Wood
Offered comic support as a deputy in "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming"
Cast as Dad in the film version of the play, "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad"
Starred in the CBS variety series, "The Jonathan Winters Show"
Last film for nine years, "Viva Max!"
Wrote and hosted "The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters" (NBC)
Returned to "The Andy Williams Show" as a regular for one season
Starred in the syndicated series, "The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters"
Hosted and wrote NBC's "Jonathan Winters Presents 200 Years of American Humor"
Resumed film career with "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh"
Was commercial spokesperson for Hefty garbage bags in a series of memorable TV commercials
Played one of the villains in the CBS miniseries, "More Wild Wild West"
Joined cast of the ABC sitcom "Mork and Mindy" in its final season playing Mork's son
Was a regular on "Hee Haw" (CBS) for one season
Cast as Humpty Dumpty in the CBS miniseries adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland"
Starred in first Showtime comedy special, "Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge"
Headlined "Showtime Presents: Jonathan Winters & Friends"
Featured as Randy Quaid's eccentric father in the sitcom, "Davis Rules" (ABC, 1991; CBS 1991-1992)
Provided character voice for the ABC primetime animated series, "Fish Police"
Starred in "Jonathan Winters: Spaced Out" on Showtime
Narrated the animated special, "Frosty Returns" (CBS)
Voiced Santa in the ABC animated special, "Santa vs the Snowman"
Was the subject of Comedy Central's "Uncomfortably Close With Michael McKean: Jonathan Winters"
Played multiple roles in the combination live action-animated, "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle"
Received an Emmy nomination for his guest-starring role in an episode of ABC's "Life with Bonnie"
Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word for the album, <i>Jonathan Winters - A Very Special Time</i>