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David Allen Ogden Stiers was an American actor, voice actor, and conductor, noted for his roles in Disney films, the television series M*A*S*H as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III, and the science fiction drama The Dead Zone as Reverend Gene Purdy. He is also known for the role of District Attorney Michael Reston in the Perry Mason TV movies.

He voiced both Cogsworth and the opening narrator in Beauty and the Beast, Governor Ratcliffe and Wiggins in Pocahontas, Fenton Q. Harcourt in Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Mr. Jolly in Teacher's PetJumba Jookiba in the Lilo & Stitch franchise, Kamaji in the English dub of Spirited Away, Mr. Piccolo in the English dub of Porco Rosso, and the Archdeacon in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He also voiced the Narrator in My Neighbors the Yamadas. Additionally, he played Ken Bradfield in the 1996 Miramax film Everyone Says I Love You.

He has also narrated several Winnie the Pooh stories. He was also the narrator in the American Dragon: Jake Long episode, "The Talented Mr. Long". He portrayed J.W. Harper in the film Iron Will, Alexei Jovanovic in the film Jungle 2 Jungle, Laius in Mighty Aphrodite, Judge Justin Beach in Bad Company, and Henry Spivey in Krippendorf's Tribe. He also voiced the King and the Prime Minister in the Mary Poppins short The Cat That Looked at a King.

He has also voiced three characters in the adventure video game series Myst. In Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, he voiced the characters Jeff Zandi and Dr. Watson and in Myst V: End of Ages, he voiced the main antagonist character Esher.

He died at his home in Newport, Oregon, on March 3, 2018, at the age of 75 from bladder cancer.

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In the Past
Disney's Nine Old Men: Milt KahlFrank ThomasOllie JohnstonLes ClarkJohn LounsberyMarc DavisWard KimballEric LarsonWolfgang Reitherman

Animators: Bill TytlaArt BabbittPreston BlairEd LoveFred MooreShamus CulhaneCy YoungDon LuskNorman FergusonHal KingJack HannahJack KinneyHal AmbroKen O'BrienJudge WhitakerEric CleworthHarvey ToombsBill JusticeDon BluthGary GoldmanDon TowsleyCharles A. NicholsJoshua MeadorDon PattersonBlaine GibsonJohn KennedyJohn EwingWalt StanchfieldFred HellmichAndy Paliwoda
Visual Development, Layout, Background Artists and Character Designers: Gustaf TenggrenMary BlairJoe GrantMel ShawClaude CoatsDon DaGradiJohn HenchEyvind EarleKen O'ConnorThor PutnamAlbert HurterJohn Hubley
Storyboard Artists and Writers: Bill PeetRalph WrightWinston HiblerDick HuemerFloyd Norman
Directors: Clyde GeronimiHamilton LuskeWilfred JacksonBill RobertsJack KinneyBen SharpsteenArt StevensTed BermanRichard RichLeo MatsudaNathan Greno
Producers: Walt DisneyWinston HiblerRon MillerJoe HaleKen Anderson

In the Renaissance, the Present and the Revival
Renaissance Directors: Rob MinkoffRoger AllersGary TrousdaleKirk WiseChris SandersMark DindalJohn Musker

Story Trust Directors: Ron ClementsChris BuckByron HowardDon HallChris WilliamsRich MooreStephen J. Anderson
Producers: Peter Del VechoClark SpencerRoy ConliDorothy McKimDon Hahn
Chief Creative Officer: Jennifer Lee
Associated Figures: Bob IgerRoy Edward DisneyMichael EisnerJohn LasseterEd CatmullJeffrey Katzenberg
Signature Voice Actors: Jim CummingsAlan TudykKatie LowesJohn DiMaggioMaurice LaMarcheDavid Ogden StiersJesse CortiPaul BriggsRaymond S. PersiPhil JohnstonFrank WelkerBill Farmer
Signature Musicians: Sherman Brothers Robert B. Sherman Richard Sherman Alan Menken Kristen Anderson-Lopez Robert LopezLin-Manuel MirandaHoward AshmanTim RiceStephen Schwartz
Supervising Animators: Glen KeaneAndreas DejaRandy HaycockAlex KupershmidtAnthony DeRosaEric GoldbergMark HennJohn PomeroyT. Daniel HofstedtTony BancroftTom BancroftTony FucileRuss EdmondsDuncan MarjoribanksRuben AquinoNik RanieriRon HusbandRick Farmiloe
Visual Development & Storyboard Artists: Dean DeBloisLisa KeeneClaire KeaneBrittney LeeJin KimShiyoon KimCory Loftis