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Jim Backus

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Jim Backus holds a Remington 1858 New Army in Advance to the Rear (1964).

Jim Backus (February 25, 1913-July 3, 1989) has over 250 credits in film and television in his 40-year career. He also worked in radio shows and as a voice actor in animated shows, including the title character in the Mr. Magoo cartoon franchise. He received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960. In 1963 he was cast as Mr. Howell on the television comedy Gilligan's Island, then continued his acting career into the 1980s.

Jim Backus can be seen using the following weapons in the following films and television series:


Gun Character Title Note Date
Remington 1858 New Army Gen. Willoughby Advance to the Rear 1964


Gun Character Title Note / Episode Date
Single Action Army Mr. Howell Gilligan's Island "The Sound of Quacking" (S1E7) 1964
Thompson Gilligan's Island "Forward March" (S2E22) 1965
Mauser Pocket Pistol Gilligan's Island "The Invasion" (S3E11) 1966

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