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Also Known As: Died: April 11, 2013
Born: November 11, 1925 Cause of Death: Natural causes
Birth Place: Bellbrook, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Joined the US Marine Corps and served two and a half years in the Pacific Theater during World War II
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Encouraged by his wife, entered local talent contest which he won
1946:
Hired by a Dayton radio station as a disc jockey
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Moved to Columbus and worked for three years at WBNS-TV
1953:
Moved to NYC; began performing as a standup comedian in nightclubs like The Blue Angel
1954:
Reportedly was the first comic to be featured on CBS' "Omninbus"
1955:
Was a regular on NBC's "And Here's the Show"
1956:
Hosted "The Jonathan Winters Show" (NBC)
1957:
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"
1960:
Feature debut, provided voice for the animated film, "Saiyu-ki"
1963:
Made feature acting debut in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
1964:
Headlined the NBC variety program "The Jonathan Winters Special"
1964:
Was a regular on the NBC variety series "The Andy Williams Show"
1965:
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"
1965:
Starred in an unscripted variety hour, "The Jonathan Winters Show" (NBC)
1966:
Appeared as a guest in several specials starring comedian Bob Hope
1966:
Had three-minute cameo in "Penelope," a comedy starring Natalie Wood
1966:
Offered comic support as a deputy in "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming"
1967:
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"
1967:
Starred in the CBS variety series, "The Jonathan Winters Show"
1970:
Last film for nine years, "Viva Max!"
1970:
Wrote and hosted "The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters" (NBC)
1970:
Returned to "The Andy Williams Show" as a regular for one season
1972:
Starred in the syndicated series, "The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters"
1976:
Hosted and wrote NBC's "Jonathan Winters Presents 200 Years of American Humor"
1979:
Resumed film career with "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh"
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Was commercial spokesperson for Hefty garbage bags in a series of memorable TV commercials
1980:
Played one of the villains in the CBS miniseries, "More Wild Wild West"
1981:
Joined cast of the ABC sitcom "Mork and Mindy" in its final season playing Mork's son
1983:
Was a regular on "Hee Haw" (CBS) for one season
1985:
Cast as Humpty Dumpty in the CBS miniseries adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland"
1987:
Starred in first Showtime comedy special, "Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge"
1989:
Headlined "Showtime Presents: Jonathan Winters & Friends"
1991:
Featured as Randy Quaid's eccentric father in the sitcom, "Davis Rules" (ABC, 1991; CBS 1991-1992)
1992:
Provided character voice for the ABC primetime animated series, "Fish Police"
1993:
Starred in "Jonathan Winters: Spaced Out" on Showtime
1995:
Narrated the animated special, "Frosty Returns" (CBS)
1997:
Voiced Santa in the ABC animated special, "Santa vs the Snowman"
2000:
Was the subject of Comedy Central's "Uncomfortably Close With Michael McKean: Jonathan Winters"
2000:
Played multiple roles in the combination live action-animated, "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle"
2003:
Received an Emmy nomination for his guest-starring role in an episode of ABC's "Life with Bonnie"
2009:
Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word for the album, <i>Jonathan Winters - A Very Special Time</i>

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