David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1942-10-31 · Deathday: 2018-03-03 (75 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Peoria, Illinois, USA

106 Movies · 42 TV shows

Also Known As: David Ogden-Stiers · David Ogden Steers · David Stiers · David Ogden Stires

Biography

David Allen Ogden Stiers ( STY-ərz; October 31, 1942 – March 3, 2018) was an American actor, voice actor, and conductor. He has appeared in numerous productions on Broadway, and originated the role of Feldman in The Magic Show, in which he appeared for four years between 1974 and 1978.In 1977, he was cast as Major Charles Emerson Winchester, III, M.D., on the television series M*A*S*H, a role he would portray until the series' conclusion in 1983 and which earned him two Emmy Award nominations. He appeared prominently in the 1980s in the role of District Attorney Michael Reston in several Perry Mason television films, and voiced a number of Disney characters during the 1990s and 2000s, most notably Cogsworth in 1991's Beauty and the Beast, Governor Ratcliffe and Wiggins in 1995's Pocahontas, Kamaji in 2001's Spirited Away and Dr. Jumba Jookiba in 2002's Lilo & Stitch, its sequel films, and Lilo & Stitch: The Series. He appeared in television again on the supernatural drama series The Dead Zone as Reverend Gene Purdy, a role he portrayed from 2002 to 2007.Stiers continued to contribute voice work for films and television productions in his later years, narrating M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water (2006) and having a recurring role on the animated series Regular Show. Stiers spent his later years as a conductor of the Newport Symphony Orchestra.

Early Life

Stiers was born at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois, on Halloween 1942, the son of Margaret Elizabeth (née Ogden) and Kenneth Truman Stiers, and grew up in Peoria Heights and Chillicothe. He attended Urbana High School as a freshman and sophomore where one of his classmates was Roger Ebert. Stiers' family moved to Eugene, Oregon, where he graduated from North Eugene High School and briefly attended the University of Oregon, before enrolling at the Juilliard School in New York City, from where he graduated in 1972.Stiers subsequently moved to San Francisco, where he performed with the California Shakespeare Theater, San Francisco Actors Workshop, and the improv group The Committee, whose members included Rob Reiner, Howard Hesseman, and Peter Bonerz. In California he worked for the Santa Clara Shakespeare Festival for seven years. Stiers relocated to New York City in the 1960s to study at the Juilliard School (Drama Division Group 1: 1968–1972). During his studies, Stiers was mentored by actor John Houseman, whose City Center Acting Company he later joined.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 Movie
The Rockefellers: Part 1

The Rockefellers: Part 1

2020
John D's rise was controversial. Standard Oil was the largest and most powerful company in the world at the time.

2018.

1 Movie
Summer of Love

Summer of Love

2018
American Experience presents Summer of Love, a striking picture of San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district during the summer of 1967 -- from the utopian beginnings, when peace and love prevailed, to t...

2017.

2 Movies
Neil Stryker and The Tyrant of Time

Neil Stryker and The Tyrant of Time

2017
The world's greatest secret agent is trying to save his son from his mentor.
The Joneses Unplugged

The Joneses Unplugged

2017
Newlyweds Matthew and Rebecca realize their relationship is in trouble when their obsession with technology and social media causes them to lose out on their dream home. After the city lost power, the...

2016.

1 Movie
Ride the Tiger: A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain

Ride the Tiger: A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain

2016
More than 6 million Americans have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but little is known about how the illness affects our brains. The stories of accomplished individuals who have been diagnosed w...

2011.

2 Movies
Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil

Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil

6.08
2011
Red Riding Hood is training in the group of Sister Hoods when she and the Wolf are called to investigate the disappearance of Hansel and Gretel.
The Lord is Not On Trial Here Today

The Lord is Not On Trial Here Today

2011
The compelling personal story behind one of the most important and landmark First Amendment cases in the US is not on trial. The Supreme Court established the foundation for the separation of church a...

2009.

1 Movie
Not Dead Yet

Not Dead Yet

2009
A poignant comedy about three midlife women who join forces to revive their acting careers, "Not Dead Yet" brings a dramatic new perspective to a range of women's issues rarely embraced by American ci...

2008.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Together Again for the First Time

Together Again for the First Time

2008
The story of a blended family on Christmas Eve is told in " Together Again for the First Time". It's the first time they've all been in the same house at the same time since the parent's marriage seve...
TV
Leverage

Leverage

6.42
2008
A five person team comprised of a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, led by Nathan Ford, use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citi...
American Experience: George H. W. Bush

American Experience: George H. W. Bush

2008
The life and career of our 41st president, from his service in World War II and his early career in Texas to his days in the Oval Office, first as vice president to Ronald Reagan, then as the leader w...

2007.

1 Movie
Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil & The Presidency

Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil & The Presidency

2007
One of America's great presidents was Andrew Jackson. The seventh president shook up the glossy world of Washington, DC with his "common-man" methods and ideals, but also oversaw one of the most contr...

2006.

3 Movies
Winnie the Pooh: Wonderful Word Adventure

Winnie the Pooh: Wonderful Word Adventure

2006
Owl has organized an elaborate and fun series of races in the forest. In order to reach the finish line and earn a medal, the gang must figure out word games and perform a series of opposite moves. Bu...
Lady in the Water

Lady in the Water

5
2006
Cleveland Heep rescues a young woman from the pool that he maintains. He works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world when he discov...
Leroy & Stitch

Leroy & Stitch

5.76
2006
After catching all of Jumba's genetic experiments, Pleakley, Stitch, and Jumba have found their true home. Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley were offered positions in the Galactic Alliance, but they turned t...

2005.

6 Movies
The Origin of Stitch

The Origin of Stitch

2005
Stitch discovers Jumba’s secret computer that reveals what creatures Jumba had used to create Stitch, and also hints at his other 625 experiments. Stitch is scared to find out what a monster he is, on...
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch

Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch

5.93
2005
The extraterrestrial is getting used to life with his new ohana. There was a malfunction in the creation of Dr. Jumba reinstates his destructive programming and threatens to ruin his friendship with L...
Hoodwinked!

Hoodwinked!

6.67
2005
Little Red Riding Hood is more than meets the eye. Before you can judge a book, you have to flip through the pages. The re-telling of this classic fable begins at the end of the tale. Red Riding Hood,...
The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch'

The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch'

2005
An in-depth look at the making of Lilo & Stitch (2002).
Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

2005
Fidel Castro has survived U.S. hostility, an invasion, several CIA assassination attempts and an economic embargo. His face has become an iconic image worldwide, yet the man himself remains an enigma ...
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

8
2005
For the first time, Lumpy will be trick-or-treating in the 100 Acre Wood. Gobloon will turn them into jack-o'-lanterns if he catches them. If they turn the tables on the Gobloon, they will be able to ...

2004.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

2004
This program tells the story of a hustler and self-promoter, a man who had never designed or overseen the building of a suspension bridge. Joseph Strauss spent thirteen years wrangling with politician...
Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo

Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo

3.5
2004
Baby Roo is excited to get out and explore and meet new people. Rabbit seems to be more interested in cleaning than in playing Easter Bunny. To show Rabbit that love is more important than who's in ch...
TV
Stargate Atlantis

Stargate Atlantis

5.81
2004
The Ancients' city of Atlantis has been discovered. Major Sheppard led a scientific expedition to the abandoned city. The Ancients' deadly enemies, The Wraith, were reawakened when the team found them...
TV
Justice League Unlimited

Justice League Unlimited

2004
Warner Bros produced Justice League Unlimited. The animation was aired on the cartoon network. It is a sequel to the Justice League animated series and features a wide array of superheros from the DC ...
Teacher's Pet

Teacher's Pet

6
2004
Disney has created a new type of comedy. Spot wants to be a real boy. Spot learns that a crazy scientist can make his wish come true when he takes a cross-country trek with his best friend and master....
The Cat That Looked at a King

The Cat That Looked at a King

2004
A short film is a combination of live-action and animation. It is done in the style of the chalk drawings seen in the original "Mary Poppins" film and was produced exclusively for the 40th Anniversary...

2003.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Chicago: City of the Century - Part 1: Mudhole to Metropolis

Chicago: City of the Century - Part 1: Mudhole to Metropolis

2003
City of the Century chronicles Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town of fur traders and Native Americans to a massive metropolis that was the quintessential American city of th...
Chicago: City of the Century - Part 3: Battle for Chicago

Chicago: City of the Century - Part 3: Battle for Chicago

2003
City of the Century tells how in just 60 years Chicago grew from a remote, swampy frontier town into one of the most explosively alive cities in the world. It's the story of the wealthy and the indige...
Chicago: City of the Century: Part 2 - The Revolution Has Begun

Chicago: City of the Century: Part 2 - The Revolution Has Begun

2003
Part 2 (of three) of "Chicago: City of the Century" covers the 1870s and '80s, when the city's can-do business leaders found themselves increasingly at odds with labor. The episode profiles meatpacker...
TV
Lilo & Stitch: The Series

Lilo & Stitch: The Series

6.12
2003
The follow-up to the feature film, "Lilo & Stitch: The Series", is an animated television spinoff. It was only released on DVD in Japan, in four box sets.
Stitch! The Movie

Stitch! The Movie

5.8
2003
Stitch, the most wanted extraterrestrial, and a little Hawaiian girl are continuing their adventures. Stitch, Pleakley, and Dr. The household now includes Jumba. But what they don't know is that Dr. O...
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman

5.33
2003
If the Penguin wasn't enough to contend with, a new one has appeared in the city, and her strong-arm tactics give Batman cause for concern.

2002.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy

Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy

2002
The people, ideas, and events that created our current world economy.
TV
The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

5.73
2002
After a coma, Johnny Smith developed psychic abilities.
M*A*S*H: 30th Anniversary Reunion

M*A*S*H: 30th Anniversary Reunion

2002
The M*A*S*H 30th anniversary reunion special aired on the FOX network. The series was on CBS-TV from 1972 to 1983 and features interviews with past cast members, producers, and writers.
The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

6.6
2002
A man who had been in a coma for six years awakens with the ability to see into the future. The first two episodes of the show are here.
Lilo & Stitch

Lilo & Stitch

5.95
2002
As Stitch, a runaway genetic experiment from a faraway planet, wreaks havoc on the Hawaiian Islands, he becomes the mischievous adopted alien "puppy" of an independent little girl named Lilo and learn...

2001.

6 Movies · 2 TV shows
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man

Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man

2001
Jessica discovers a shocking old family secret that leads her on a journey to the deep South to bring to light the mysterious details surrounding the death of a slave owned by one of her long dead anc...
TV
Justice League

Justice League

6.09
2001
The rebirth of the greatest superhero team of all time: Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter.
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

6
2001
When a huge snowstorm leaves everyone stranded, Mickey and his guests at the House of Mouse, including Pooh, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, and many more of his old and new friends, break out the cook...
Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

6.96
2001
The world's most qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea. W...
TV
Disney's House of Mouse

Disney's House of Mouse

2001
A very-recognizable audience of Disney animated characters gather into the House of Mouse nightclub to enjoy musical guests, cartoon shorts and Master of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse's comical introduction...
Tomcats

Tomcats

2001
College friends promise that the last unmarried man in the group will collect a cash pot. Michael needs to pay a gambling debt, and the kitty is worth $500,000. The only other guy is a womanizer.
The Majestic

The Majestic

2001
In 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long- lost son.
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

1
2001
CW is an insurance investigator. He works for a company that has a new employee who is tasked with reorganizing the office. They don't like each other. The office employees are hypnotized by a magicia...

2000.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Teacher's Pet

Teacher's Pet

2000
Teacher's Pet is an American Disney animated television series about a 9 year old boy and his dog who dress up as boys. It was broadcast on Disney's One Saturday Morning and later on Toon Disney. The ...
Odyssey of Life

Odyssey of Life

2000
From inside the human body and the miracle of developing life to an insects world seen from the point of view of the insect, cinematographer Lennart Nilsson shows us the world in new ways. Part I, "T...
The Rockefellers: Part 2

The Rockefellers: Part 2

2000
John D said that the Rockefeller family was forced to change with the times. Rockefeller's son and his descendants want to change the family name to focus on philanthropy and politics.
TV
Static Shock

Static Shock

8
2000
A superhero is fighting crime in Dakota City.
The Fantasia Legacy: The Concert Feature

The Fantasia Legacy: The Concert Feature

2000
Documentary on the making of Walt Disney’s Fantasia.

1999.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Stand-In

The Stand-In

1999
An angel helps a young man follow his dream of becoming an actor.
TV
New York: A Documentary Film

New York: A Documentary Film

1999
This eight-part, 16½-hour television event explores New York City's rich history as the premier laboratory of modern life. A sweeping narrative covering nearly 400 years and 400 square miles, it revea...
TV
Love & Money

Love & Money

1999
In a fancy New York City apartment tower, the earnest young handyman, who lives in the basement, loves the shy heiress who lives in the penthouse. Separating this couple, more than 20 stories of plush...
American Experience: MacArthur

American Experience: MacArthur

1999
MacArthur is a 1999 television documentary film about Douglas MacArthur, a United States General of the Army. Produced by PBS for The American Experience (now simply American Experience) documentary p...
Belle's Tales of Friendship

Belle's Tales of Friendship

8
1999
In the first story, a group of children walk into the store to listen to the stories, while in the second story, she throws a party to cheer Mrs. The man is up.

1998.

5 Movies · 2 TV shows
Reagan

Reagan

1998
One of the most popular presidents of the twentieth century was Ronald Reagan. Reagan believed in lower taxes, less government, and anti-communism.
TV
The Wild Thornberrys

The Wild Thornberrys

6.2
1998
The Wild Thornberrys was an American animated television series. It was aired in the United States on Nicktoons. The show returned to The '90s Are All That on March 21st. In the United Kingdom, the sh...
Belle's Magical World

Belle's Magical World

6.5
1998
The castle residents use their imaginations to embark on three storybook adventures. The anthology is a sequel to Disney's animated hit film. In the movie "The Perfect World," the characters learn abo...
TV
Two Guys and a Girl

Two Guys and a Girl

6
1998
The lives of three teenagers, Berg, Pete and Sharon, are interwoven in this story. They share bonds with each other.
Krippendorf's Tribe

Krippendorf's Tribe

6.36
1998
After wasting his grant money, distraught and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts,...
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

6
1998
When news of John Smith's death reaches America, Pocahontas is devastated. She and John Rolfe are going to London to meet with the King of England to create peace and respect between the two great lan...
American Experience: Reagan: Part II

American Experience: Reagan: Part II

1998
PBS' American Experience: Reagan is the second part.

1997.

4 Movies · 4 TV shows
TV
Ally McBeal

Ally McBeal

6
1997
Ally McBeal works at the Boston law firm Cage and Fish. Ally's life and loves are eccentric, funny, dramatic and full of imagination.
Meet Wally Sparks

Meet Wally Sparks

1997
A TV show reporter is trying to increase ratings. He went to the mansion to find out what happened.
Jungle 2 Jungle

Jungle 2 Jungle

5.5
1997
Uptight New York City executive, Michael Cromwell, pursues his soon-to-be ex-wife to South America and returns home with the son he never knew he had -- a boy raised in a tribal village in Brazil. The...
TV
The Angry Beavers

The Angry Beavers

6.5
1997
The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series. The series is about two young beaver brothers who leave their home to find love in the forest near the fictional Wayouttatown, Oregon. The ...
TV
The Practice

The Practice

1997
Young associates at a bare-bones Boston firm are the focus of a provocative legal drama. People who walk a moral tightrope are the focus of the show.
TV
The Wonderful World of Disney

The Wonderful World of Disney

1997
The Walt Disney Company produced an anthology series. The original version of the series was aired by ABC. The show only took a two-year break in 1984 after 36 years on one of the Big Three television...
Justice League of America

Justice League of America

6
1997
New Metro City is going to be destroyed by the Weather Man. Is the Justice League of America able to save the day?
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

5.58
1997
Unable to find the Beast because of his hatred for the Christmas season, Belle tries to change his mind.

1996.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
To Face Her Past

To Face Her Past

1996
Beth Bradfield is a housewife in an American village. One day, her daughter, who is married to Jesse Molina and recently gave birth to his daughter, collapses and is hospitalized. She was diagnosed wi...
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

6.37
1996
Quasimodo's guardian left the tower against his wishes. His first true friend was a Romani woman. Quasi is fighting to save the people and the city that he loves.
TV
Poltergeist: The Legacy

Poltergeist: The Legacy

8
1996
Poltergeist: The Legacy is a Canadian horror television series which ran from 1996 to 1999. The series tells the story of the members of a secret society known as the Legacy and their efforts to prote...
Everyone Says I Love You

Everyone Says I Love You

1
1996
A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a shaky marriage while her half sister gets engaged.

1995.

5 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits

6
1995
Sometimes there is a plot twist at the end of The Outer Limits. Unlike the original incarnation of the series, which was a pure anthology with each episode completely unrelated to the others, the revi...
Pocahontas

Pocahontas

6.04
1995
The daughter of a Native American tribe chief falls in love with an English soldier in the 17th century.
Napoleon

Napoleon

1995
Napoleon and Birdo Lucci are golden retrievers.
TV
Cybill

Cybill

6
1995
The sitcom Cybill was created by Chuck Lorre and aired on CBS from January 2, 1995 to July 13, 1998. The show revolves around the life of Cybill Shepherd, a twice-divorced single mother of two and str...
Steal Big Steal Little

Steal Big Steal Little

1995
Twin brothers Ruben and Robby were adopted by a woman in Santa Barbara. Robby is more focused on her money than Ruben is. There will be a battle between brothers when Mona leaves her fortune and estat...
Bad Company

Bad Company

3.75
1995
There is a dispute over a delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire. The deal soured when Crowe blackmaile...
Mighty Aphrodite

Mighty Aphrodite

4
1995
When he and his wife adopted a baby, Lenny realized that his son is a genius and became obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant as well. When he learns th...

1994.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Past Tense

Past Tense

1994
A former cop who is now a novelist notices an attractive young woman move in next door to him. He strikes up a conversation, one thing leads to another and he spends the night. She asks him to come ba...
TV
Touched by an Angel

Touched by an Angel

8
1994
Touched by an Angel was an American drama series that ran for nine seasons on CBS and ended on April 27, 2003 The series stars Roma Downey as an angel named Monica, and Della Reese as her supervisor. ...
Iron Will

Iron Will

1994
Will was left alone to take care of his mother's land when his father died. Needing money to maintain it, he decided to join a cross country dogsled race. It will take days of racing through harsh wea...

1993.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Frasier

Frasier

5.35
1993
Frasier moved back to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist after his policeman father was shot while on duty.
TV
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

6.5
1993
Dr. Michaela went to Colorado Springs after her father's death to become the town's doctor.
Taking Liberty

Taking Liberty

1993
Benjamin Franklin helped the leader of the fight for America's independence.
Without a Kiss Goodbye

Without a Kiss Goodbye

1993
A middle class mother is accused of murdering her baby. The medical and police investigations are told again.

1992.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Jack's Place

Jack's Place

1992
Jack's Place aired from May 26, 1992 to July 13, 1993 on ABC. Jack Evans is a retired jazz musician who runs a restaurant where romances tend to start. The bartender was played by John Dye and the wai...
Earth and the American Dream

Earth and the American Dream

1992
A beautiful and disturbing film recounts America’s story from the environment’s point of view. From the arrival of Columbus to the simple wilderness living of the 16th and 17th centuries, through the ...
Mastergate

Mastergate

1992
A play about a fictional political scandal about covert arms deals and double-dealing government operatives.
The Last of His Tribe

The Last of His Tribe

1992
There is a story about the last survivor of the Yahi Indians. Jon Voight has information about his tribe. David Stiers is a doctor.

1991.

5 Movies
Wife, Mother, Murderer

Wife, Mother, Murderer

1991
The true story of an Alabama woman who was sentenced to life in prison for killing her first husband and trying to kill her daughter. She left on bail to start a new life.
Shadows and Fog

Shadows and Fog

6
1991
With a serial killer on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town looking for a group that will catch the killer.
Doc Hollywood

Doc Hollywood

5.14
1991
Washington D.C. After leaving, it was left. Ben Stone will have a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills after he leaves for California. He was sentenced to perform as the community's general doctor afte...
Memories Of M*A*S*H

Memories Of M*A*S*H

1991
Hosted by one-time M*A*S*H guest star Shelley Long, “Memories of M*A*S*H” included brand-new interviews with the cast as well as producers, creators and guest-stars. The 90-minute retrospective aired ...
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

6.03
1991
Follow the adventures of a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who has been turned into a beast. With the help of the castle's staff, she learns that true beauty comes from ...

1990.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
How to Murder a Millionaire

How to Murder a Millionaire

1990
A woman in Beverly Hills thinks her husband is trying to kill her.
The Kissing Place

The Kissing Place

1990
The boy wants to be someone else. Someone is in danger. A woman is looking for him. A woman can't have a child of her own. A story about a boy who was kidnapped and found out that his abductors were h...
TV
Wings

Wings

6.4
1990
Brothers Brian and Joe attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.

1989.

2 Movies
Day One

Day One

1989
Szilard arrived in the US after leaving Europe. The government was persuaded to build an atomic bomb by him. Gen is given a project. A physicist by the name of J. The bomb is built at the Los Alamos L...
The Final Days

The Final Days

1989
The final months of Nixon's presidency are the subject of The Final days.

1988.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
American Experience

American Experience

6
1988
The compelling stories from our past inform our understanding of the world today.
The Accidental Tourist

The Accidental Tourist

1988
After the death of his son, travel writer Macon Leary seems to be sleeping. The wife of a man is having the same problems. His wife thinks their marriage is still worth another try after he met a stra...
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace

Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace

1988
A man was sentenced to prison by Mason when he was an appellate-court judge. A new witness is coming forward to prove the man's innocence 18 months after the sentencing. The man was being defended by ...
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake

1988
A man is accused of killing his wife.
Another Woman

Another Woman

1988
She has learned to keep her emotions to herself. She rents an apartment to work on her new book, but by an acoustic quirk she can hear everything that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiat...

1987.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory

The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory

1987
The Texas patricians led by William, Jim, and Davy fought against the Mexicans at the Alamo.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit

Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit

1987
Jordan White, a publisher friend of Perry, is called to a hotel where a guest, famous horror writer David Hall, has cleared out the hotel for a weekend and has called his "friends" - an actress, a for...
TV
Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation

6.47
1987
Follow the adventures of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and his crew are on a new ship.
J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover

1987
J. Edgar Hoover no other information
Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel

Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel

1987
A newspaper is running a story about a love affair between a man and a woman. The editor has files on an Army General, his bankers and other clients. The person that hated him the most was a female re...
Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam

Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam

1987
The murder of a former madam and the discovery of a multimillion dollar banking fraud are the subject of an investigation.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love

1987
The husband of an old flame is facing a murder charge.

1986.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Matlock

Matlock

6
1986
Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Produc...
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun

Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun

1986
A nun is the main suspect in the murder of a priest.
Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry

Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry

1986
A WASP family is shocked by the decision of a rich widow to marry a Jewish doctor. His family is shocked as well.
TV
ALF

ALF

6.75
1986
A furry alien comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star

Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star

1986
The practical joke went wrong when the fake shooting gun on the show's host turned out to be a live round.

1985.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
Better Off Dead...

Better Off Dead...

4.33
1985
Lane Meyer was crushed when Beth fell in love with Roy, the new captain of the ski team. After several failed suicide attempts, narrow escapes from the relentless paper boy, and nearly unbearable dinn...
TV
The Ray Bradbury Theater

The Ray Bradbury Theater

6
1985
An anthology series was written by Ray Bradbury. Bradbury's short stories were used in many of the teleplays.
TV
North and South

North and South

3.5
1985
Two friends struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
The Man with One Red Shoe

The Man with One Red Shoe

5.64
1985
A man is mistaken for a spy by the CIA when he arrives at the airport with only one shoe.
The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed

1985
A 9-year-old girl named Rachel is perfect. Christine thought her child was a murderer. Christine became convinced that sweet little Rachel is a bad seed because she doesn't know any better after she d...

1984.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Anatomy of an Illness

Anatomy of an Illness

1984
The biography of Saturday Review editor and political journalist Norman Cousins who developed and promoted a self-made health therapy consisting of intake of large quantities of vitamins and making on...
TV
The First Olympics: Athens 1896

The First Olympics: Athens 1896

1984
The trials for the first Olympic Games in Athens in 1896 were shown in this two part mini-series. The foundation of the Summer Olympic Games was laid by people from all over the world.
TV
Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote

7
1984
A mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicides.

1983.

1 Movie
Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

1983
This feature-length film is the last episode of the long-running television series, which follows an army surgical team during the Korean War. After years of serving together, the close-knit unit is a...

1981.

1 Movie
Harry's War

Harry's War

1981
After his aunt died of a heart attack, Harry Johnson decided to fight the IRS.

1980.

2 Movies
Father Damien: The Leper Priest

Father Damien: The Leper Priest

1980
Ken Howard was cast in the title role of the dramatization of the life of the 19th century priest who devoted himself to service in Hawaii's leper colony as a last-minute replacement for David Janssen...
The Oldest Living Graduate

The Oldest Living Graduate

1980
A 1974 play was adapted into The Oldest Living Graduate. A Col is Henry Fonda. J. C. The matriarch is from Texas. Floyd wants to get into the good graces of the old man so that he can develop the Colo...

1979.

1 TV show

1978.

4 Movies
Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force

Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force

1978
The true story of Leonard Matlovich. An Air Force sergeant was dismissed from the Air Force for being gay and was trying to get his job back.
A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story

A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story

1978
The life of Lou Gehrig and his wife Eleanor are portrayed in a film that focuses on the Hall of Famer's life off the baseball field. Lou had a feud with Babe Ruth. Anyone interested in baseball can wa...
The Cheap Detective

The Cheap Detective

1978
A spoof of the 1940s detective genre. Lou Pekinpaugh is accused of murdering his partner at the instigation of his mistress.
Magic

Magic

1978
A ventriloquist is trying to reignite his romance with his high school sweetheart while he is at the mercy of his vicious dummy.

1977.

2 Movies
A Circle of Children

A Circle of Children

1977
A teacher at a school for emotionally disturbed children takes an interest in one particular child who doesn't talk but emits a stream of gibberish.
Oh, God!

Oh, God!

4.75
1977
An assistant grocery manager is the messenger of the Almighty.

1976.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Tony Randall Show

The Tony Randall Show

1976
Walter Franklin is a somewhat less-than-magisterial Philadelphia judge put upon by an assortment of family and courtroom recidivists.
Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels

1976
Three private investigators go undercover at a vineyard to look for a missing winegrower. If the body doesn't show up in a certain amount of time, the inheritance will be given to the man's second wif...

1974.

2 TV shows
TV
Rhoda

Rhoda

1974
The American sitcom "Rhod" had over 100 episodes from 1974 to 1978. In The Mary Tyler Moore Show,Harper played the role of the Jewish neighbor and best friend of Mary Richards. She returned to her hom...
TV
NOVA

NOVA

6
1974
The science behind the headlines is explored in PBS' premier science series. NOVA shows the people involved in science and technology.

1973.

1 TV show
TV
Kojak

Kojak

6
1973
Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak works in New York City.

1972.

1 TV show
TV
M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H

5.65
1972
The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. They are forced to make their own fun with little help. The doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers are fond of...

1971.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Great Performances

Great Performances

1971
Classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries are included in the programming portfolio of the best in the performing arts from across America and ...
Drive, He Said

Drive, He Said

1971
The team he plays for is called the Leopards. Olive isn't sure if she should stay with him or leave him. Gabriel, who dropped out of school and became a protestor, doesn't want to be drafted for Vietn...

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
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