Chris Wiggins

Chris Wiggins

  • Birthday: 1930-01-13
  • Deathday: 2017-02-19
  • Place of birth: Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK

Biography

Chris Wiggins (born January 13, 1930) is an English actor. He started out as a banker in his home country before he began his acting career in Canada, where he moved in 1952. Wiggins is probably best recognized for his role as Jack Marshak, the benevolent, resourceful expert on the occult in the syndicated television horror show Friday the 13th: The Series, and which ran from 1987 to 1990. Another well known role was Johann Robinson (Father) on Swiss Family Robinson. He won a Canadian Film Award in 1969 for best Actor for his role in The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar. In addition to his television and film work, Wiggins was also a very popular radio actor, making over 1,200 appearances in various series over the years, particularly on CBC Radio. One of his most popular roles was that of Dante, the insufferably brilliant (and insufferably arrogant) computer that ran the Aleph-9: the high-speed interdimensional spacecraft belonging to Johnny Chase: Secret Agent of Space. Wiggins' also made numerous guest appearances on such CBC Radio programs as CBC Playhouse, Nightfall, Vanishing Point and dozens of others. Wiggins also lent his voice to many animated TV series and movies. He was the voice of The Mighty Thor on the 1966 The Marvel Super Heroes series, the voice of Will Scarlet on Rocket Robin Hood, the Great Wishing Star in 1986's Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation, and the Care Bears' head villain, No Heart, on the Nelvana version of their TV show. He also voiced the character Dimetro in the '80s cartoon Dinosaucers. His other roles in animated series and films included ALF Tales, Star Wars: Droids, Rock & Rule, Star Wars: Ewoks, Babar, Rupert, Richard Scarry, Franklin and Redwall. Most recently, Wiggins appeared in the 2005 Showtime original picture, Our Fathers. Description above from the Wikipedia article Chris Wiggins, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia .

Filmography

Rock & Rule

1983

As Toad (voice)

Married to It

1991

As Dave

Franklin's Magic Christmas

2001

As Mr. Collie (voice)

The Neptune Factor

1973

As Capt. Williams

Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

1986

As Great Wishing Star (voice)

The Bay Boy

1984

As Chief Charlie McInnes

The Windsor Protocol

1998

As Sir Charles Ferguson

High-Ballin'

1978

As King Caroll

Welcome to Blood City

1977

As Gellor

King of the Grizzlies

1970

As The Colonel

A Cosmic Christmas

1977

As Mayor (voice)

The Angry Man

1979

As MacKenzie

Black Fox: The Price of Peace

1995

As Ralph Holtz

Thunder Point

1998

As Charles Ferguson

Evidence of Blood

1998

As Horace Talbott

Why Shoot the Teacher?

1977

As Lyle Bishop

Fish Hawk

1980

As Marcus Boggs

A Cry in the Night

1992

As Clyde

Sins of Silence

1996

As Father Flannigan

Butterbox Babies

1995

As Senator Danver

Virus

1980

As Dr. Borodinov

The Liberators

1987

As Marchand de farine

Tom Sawyer

1973

As Lawyer

The Piano Man's Daughter

2003

As James Kilworth

Voices

1995

As Angus Fergusson

An American Christmas Carol

1979

As Nathaniel Brewster

Mark Twain and Me

1991

As Captain

The Devil and Daniel Mouse

1978

As B.L. Zebub (voice)

Murder by Decree

1979

As Doctor Hardy

Mazes and Monsters

1982

As King

The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog

1980

As Dr. Vic Walker

Shock-Trauma

1982

As Dr. McCall

Spearfield's Daughter

1986

As Sylvester Spearfield

A Case of Libel

1983

As Col. Douglas

A Man Called Intrepid

1979

As Heisenberg

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

1985

As Alderman

Easter Fever

1980

As Santa Claus (voice)

Divided Loyalties

1990

As Sir William Johnson

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