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  David Ogden Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois on October 31st in 1942.

At the age of fifteen he moved to Eugene, Oregon where, in 1960 he graduated from North Eugene High School. David's acting career began on the stage at Eugene's Very Little Theatre, this is one of the few community theaters in America that is self-sustaining.

Two years later, in 1962, he moved to the California Shakespeare Festival in Santa Clara, California where he was offered $200 for three months' work if he joined the California Shakespeare Festival. Soon three months turned into seven years! There he played such wonderful Shakespearian roles as: King Lear, Polonius and Richard III . Other roles not by the Bard were in such works as: The Mikado, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, An Enemy of the People, and Man's a Man.

But from California he moved on to New York where he enrolled in the famous Juilliard School to study dramatic acting. His education included voice training, speech and singing. During his training at Juilliard, David narrated and conducted portions of Saint-Seans' The Carnival of Animals at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. He also played the Devil in Stravinsky's L'Histoir du Soldat.

Stage credits include role with: The San Francisco Actor's Workshop, The Committee Revue and American Hurrah Theatre. On Broadway, David created Feldman the Magnificent in The Magic Show. He also appeared in Ulysses in Nighttown and starred with John Houseman's City Center Acting Company in Three Sisters, Beggar's Operaand Measure for Measure. Off, Off-Broadway Stiers has performed in major roles with the Old Globe Theatre Festival in San Diego, appearing in Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, King Lear, Henry IV, Part II, The Rivals, and the title role in Billy Bishop Goes to War. His directorial talents were evident in 1984 with the Globe's award-winning production of Scapino with Harry Groener.

His movie debut came in 1972 in Drive, He Said. Other movie and tv roles followed including The First Modern Olympics, The Innocents Abroad, Father Damien, North and South (both parts), A Circle of Children, The Day the Bubble Burst, The Bad Seed, Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry, Hoover several Perry Mason movies for television and a special guest appearance on Star Trek the Next Generation. But in the beginning it was his role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show that brought him to the attention of Burt Metcalfe, and ulimately won him the role of Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H. For his role of Maj. Winchester , Stiers received two Emmy nominations.

When David finds time for himself he like taking time off to enjoy some beautiful classical music. He also claims to be addicted to The Goon Show, a British radio comedy that ran between 1949 to 1961.

David Garrett's The Assistant is David's most recent film.



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