David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers ( born October 31, 1942 in Peoria, Illinois ) is an American actor and musician.


Raised in the small town of Peoria, Illinois, Stiers began his acting career in Northern California, but moved to New York where he joined the cast of John Houseman's The Acting Company later.

His breakthrough as an actor came in 1977, when he * A * S * H took over the role of Major Charles Emerson Winchester III in the highly successful television series M and played until the end of the series. This role was more than a mere succession of the played by Larry Linville Frank Burns, since the two characters differ significantly from each other.

In the English-speaking world he is known as a speaker in many Disney films. He had speaking roles in animated films such as Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Lilo & Stitch. 2002 to 2007 was seen in the recurring role of Reverend Gene Purdy in the TV series The Dead Zone bull.

Bull is also active as a professional musician and acted occasionally as a guest conductor of various orchestras. Bull lives openly homosexual.

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