David Ogden Stiers Net Worth
David Ogden Stiers was an American actor, voice actor, musician, television director and conductor best known for his portrayal of Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H and was often seen on other popular shows like Frasier and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Additionally he featured in several films and even made appearances on Broadway before passing away at home in Newport Oregon on March 3, 2018. Born October 31 1942 he passed away peacefully March 3 2018 aged 75 years.
He moved with his family from Eugene, Oregon, to California after high school to pursue acting. While attending University of Oregon and working for The Committee improv group. Following graduation he started appearing on television shows such as Kojak, Mary Tyler Moore Show as well as other.
In the early ’80s, he made his mark in television with M*A*S*H where he won an Emmy and received two more nominations. Additionally, he appeared in several other television shows and movies such as The Big Chill and A Few Good Men.
Between 1985 and 1993, Stiers made three Perry Mason movies as Attorney Michael Reston – often considered the wisest man on the show. Stiers received many compliments for his portrayal and established an avid following of fans.
Stiers not only continued acting in films and on television but was also an accomplished composer, conductor, teacher, narrator of Mike’s Murder film and regular contributor on Regular Show animated show.
He provided many voices for Disney films, beginning with Cogsworth in 1991’s Beauty and the Beast and later including Wiggins from The Lion King and Governor Ratcliffe from 1995’s Pocahontas as well as being named an Archdeacon in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) and Mr. Harcourt in 2001’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001). Additionally he voiced Kim Possible and Stitch!! as well.
Stiers was widely-acclaimed both as an actor and as a singer, often singing lead roles in musical productions such as the 1979 Broadway version of The Boys from Syracuse for which he won a Grammy award. Additionally, he spent over 10 years performing with San Francisco Opera Company. Additionally, in 2009 Stiers was presented an honorary degree by University of Maryland Eastern Shore where he spoke and thanked their students; commenting “you are what keeps me coming back into class!”. Stiers was an enthusiastic supporter of their university; regularly visiting every year as well as helping out at various fund raisers for Mar-Va Theater Performing Arts Center on campus.