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David Ogden Stiers

Stiers in 1977
Born David Allen Ogden Stiers
October 31, 1942(1942-10-31)
Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
Died March 3, 2018(2018-03-03) (aged 75)
Newport, Oregon, U.S.
Cause of death Bladder cancer
Nationality American
Education Juilliard School
Occupation Actor, director, singer, musician, conductor, voice artist, comedian
Years active 1971–2011
Height 6'4" (1.93m)
Political party Democratic
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David Allen Ogden Stiers (October 31, 1942 – March 3, 2018) was an American actor, director, singer, musician, conductor, voice artist, and comedian. He was most famous for his role as Charles Emerson Winchester III in M*A*S*H. He also provided the voices in several Disney animated movies. This included playing Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, John Radcliffe in Pocahontas, and Jumba Jookiba in the Lilo & Stitch franchise.

He also played the voice of Escher in the Myst V (End of Ages) video game.

Early life

Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois on October 31, 1942.[1] He attended Urbana High School at the same time as Roger Ebert.[2] He went to Eugene, Oregon, where he graduated from North Eugene High School and attended the University of Oregon.[3]

Personal life

Stiers was openly gay.[4] [5]He was a Democrat.[6]


On March 3, 2018, Stiers died at his home in Newport, Oregon of bladder cancer-related complications at the age of 75.[7]


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