Sad news to report….
Disney voice actor (among other things) David Ogden Stiers, as passed away at the age of 75. Disney fans know him as the voice of classic characters such as Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, Governor Ratcliffe and Wiggins in Pocahontas, and Jumba in Lilo & Stitch.
Stiers earned two Emmy nominations for his role on M*A*S*H as Major Charles Winchester III, a talented surgeon who filled the void left when Larry Linville’s Frank Burns left the series. Stiers starred on the series from 1977 to 1983 and followed it with regular appearances on North and South, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Matlock, Touched by an Angel, and Frasier, as well as a memorable performance as the father, Al Meyer, in 1985’s Better Off Dead…. He earned a third Emmy nomination in 1984 for his portrayal of United States Olympic Committee founder William Milligan Sloane in the NBC miniseries The First Olympics: Athens 1896.
David Ogden Stiers will be missed by so many, and we offer our heartfelt condolences.
Featured image from comicbook.com.
Additional content courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.