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Also Known As: John Donald Fiedler Died: June 25, 2005
Born: February 3, 1925 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Plattesville, Wisconsin, USA Profession: actor

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This stage-trained veteran character player has had a long and varied career playing mousy little men in films and TV since the late 1940s. Short, plump, often bespectacled and perpetually balding, Fiedler has a look that defies the ravages of time. Somehow never truly young, he could never really grow old.

This stage-trained veteran character player has had a long and varied career playing mousy little men in films and TV since the late 1940s. Short, plump, often bespectacled and perpetually balding, Fiedler has a look that defies the ravages of time. Somehow never truly young, he could never really grow old.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005) Cast
2.
 Piglet's Big Movie (2003) Voice Of Piglet
3.
 Tigger Movie, The (2000) Voice Of Piglet
4.
 Emperor's New Groove, The (2000) Voice Of Old Man
5.
 Emperor's New Groove, The (2000) Additional Voice
7.
 I Am the Cheese (1983) Arnold
8.
 Savannah Smiles (1982) Grocery Clerk
9.
 Fox and the Hound, The (1981) Voice Of Porcupine
10.
 Cannonball Run, The (1981) Desk Clerk
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Milestones close milestones

:
Served in the US Navy as a yeoman third class
1948:
Early stage credits, played Student in "Danny Larkin" and Paw in "Cock-a-Doodle Do", both Experimental Theatre productions in NYC
1949:
Toured US cities with the U.S.O. in "The Milky Way"
1949:
TV acting debut, a guest shot on "The Aldrich Family"
1957:
Feature acting debut, played Juror number two in "Twelve Angry Men", directed by Sidney Lumet
1959:
Originated the role of Karl Lindner, the sole white character in the original Broadway production of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun"
1961:
Recreated the role of Lindner for Daniel Petrie's film version of "A Raisin in the Sun"
1965:
Originated the role of Vinnie in the Broadway production of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
1968:
Recreated the role of Vinnie for the film version of "The Odd Couple"
1971:
TV-movie debut, "A Tattered Web", a CBS thriller
:
Played Mr. Peterson, one of Dr. Hartley's patients, a recurring role for most of the run of the hit sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show"
:
Portrayed the recurring role of morgue attendant Gordon (aka "Gordy the Ghoul") Spangler on the supernatural drama "Kolchack: The Night Stalker"
1977:
First voice work in a Disney cartoon, provided the voice of Owl in the feature "The Rescuers"
1981:
Provided the voice of Porcupine in Disney's "The Fox and the Hound"
:
Became a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC
1983:
First provided the voice of Piglet for "Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore", a Disney animated feature released in 16mm
:
TV series debut as a regular, played the stage manager Woody Deschler on the acclaimed sitcom "Buffalo Bill"
1986:
Recreated the role of Linder for off-Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun"
1986:
Recreated the role of Linder for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts production of "A Raisin in the Sun" in Washington, DC
1987:
Recreated the role of Lindner for the national touring company of "A Raisin in the Sun"
1989:
Recreated the role of Lindner for the "American Playhouse" production of "A Raisin in the Sun" on PBS
1991:
Provided the voice of Piglet for "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too", an animated children's special on ABC
:
Joined the cast of the daytime soap "One Life to Live" as Gilbert, a guardian angel-cum-gardener, for a stint in the early 1990s
1996:
Co-starred in off-Broadway production of "The Importance of Being Earnest"
1996:
Returned to daytime TV in short-term role on ABC's "All My Children"
2000:
Voiced Piglet in "The Tigger Movie"
2003:
Reprised his role as Piglet in "Piglet's Big Movie"
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Education

Robert Lewis Workshop: New York , New York -
The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre: New York , New York - 1947

Family close complete family listing

father:
Donald Fiedler. Salesman.
mother:
Margaret Fiedler.

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