Don Ameche (1908–1993)

Actor | Soundtrack | Director
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KNOWN FOR 
Cocoon (1985) | To Tell the Truth (1957-1961) | Cocoon: The Return (1988)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins More »
BORN 
May 31, 1908 (died Dec 6, 1993)
HEIGHT 
5' 11" (1.80m)

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Past Film & Video (58 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Corrina, CorrinaCorrina, Corrina Grandpa Harry  Less 1994 $20MM / —
  • Primary photo for Homeward Bound: The Incredible JourneyHomeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Shadow (voice)  Less 1993 $42MM / —
  • Primary photo for Folks!Folks! Harry Aldrich  Less 1992 $6.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for OscarOscar Father Clemente  Less 1991 $35MM $24MM / —
  • Primary photo for Oddball HallOddball Hall G. Paul Siebriese  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Cocoon: The ReturnCocoon: The Return Art Selwyn  Less 1988 $18MM $19MM / $25MM
  • Primary photo for Things ChangeThings Change Gino  Less 1988 $3.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Coming to AmericaComing to America Mortimer Duke  Less 1988 $39MM $128MM / $161MM
  • Primary photo for Harry and the HendersonsHarry and the Hendersons Dr. Wallace Wrightwood  Less 1987 $30MM / $50MM
  • Primary photo for CocoonCocoon Art Selwyn, Performer ("I'm in the Mood for Love", "Some Enchanted Evening")  Less 1985 $18MM $76MM / $85MM
  • Primary photo for Trading PlacesTrading Places Mortimer Duke  Less 1983 $15MM $90MM / —
  • Primary photo for Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Col. Flanders  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The BoatniksThe Boatniks Commander Taylor  Less 1970 $19MM / —
  • Primary photo for Picture Mommy DeadPicture Mommy Dead Edward Shelley  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for A Fever in the BloodA Fever in the Blood Senator Alex S. Simon  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Beloved InfidelBeloved Infidel Performer ("Boa Noite (Good-Night)") (uncredited)  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for Phantom CaravanPhantom Caravan Lawrence Evans  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for Slightly FrenchSlightly French John Gayle, Performer ("Let's Fall in Love")  Less 1949
  • Primary photo for Sleep, My LoveSleep, My Love Richard W. Courtland  Less 1948 $1.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for That's My ManThat's My Man Joe Grange  Less 1947
  • Primary photo for So Goes My LoveSo Goes My Love Hiram Stephen Maxim  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for Guest WifeGuest Wife Joseph Jefferson 'Joe' Parker  Less 1945
  • Primary photo for It's in the Bag!It's in the Bag! Don Ameche, Performer ("The Curse of an Aching Heart" (1913)) (uncredited)  Less 1945
  • Primary photo for Greenwich VillageGreenwich Village Kenneth Harvey, Performer ("Swingin' Down the Lane", "When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose") (uncredited)  Less 1944
  • Primary photo for Wing and a PrayerWing and a Prayer Flight Cmdr. Bingo Harper  Less 1944 $2.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Happy LandHappy Land Lew Marsh  Less 1943
  • Primary photo for Heaven Can WaitHeaven Can Wait Henry Van Cleve  Less 1943
  • Primary photo for Something to Shout AboutSomething to Shout About Ken Douglas, Performer ("You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To")  Less 1943
  • Primary photo for Girl TroubleGirl Trouble Pedro Sullivan  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for The Magnificent DopeThe Magnificent Dope Dwight Dawson, Performer ("Shortnin' Bread") (uncredited)  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for Confirm or DenyConfirm or Deny 'Mitch' Mitchell  Less 1941
  • Primary photo for The Feminine TouchThe Feminine Touch John Hathaway  Less 1941
  • Primary photo for Kiss the Boys GoodbyeKiss the Boys Goodbye Lloyd Lloyd, Soundtrack ("Find Yourself a Melody"), Performer ("I'll Never Let a Day Pass By")  Less 1941
  • Primary photo for Moon Over MiamiMoon Over Miami Phil O'Neil (Credits), Soundtrack ("You Started Something" (1941)), Performer ("I've Got You All To Myself" (1941), "Loveliness and Love" (1941))  Less 1941
  • Primary photo for That Night in RioThat Night in Rio Larry Martin / Baron Duarte, Performer ("Chica Chica Boom Chic", "The Conference", "They Met in Rio (A Midnight Serenade)", "Boa Noite (Good-Night)") (uncredited)  Less 1941
  • Primary photo for Down Argentine WayDown Argentine Way Ricardo Quintana, Performer ("Down Argentina Way" (1940), "Two Dreams Met" (1940)) (uncredited)  Less 1940
  • Primary photo for Four SonsFour Sons Chris  Less 1940
  • Primary photo for Lillian RussellLillian Russell Edward Solomon, Performer ("Adored One" (1940), "Blue Lovebird" (1940), "After the Ball" (1892) (uncredited))  Less 1940
  • Primary photo for Swanee RiverSwanee River Stephen Foster  Less 1939
  • Primary photo for Hollywood CavalcadeHollywood Cavalcade Michael Linnett Connors  Less 1939 $2MM
  • Primary photo for The Story of Alexander Graham BellThe Story of Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell  Less 1939 $1.5MM
  • Primary photo for MidnightMidnight Tibor Czerny  Less 1939
  • Primary photo for The Three MusketeersThe Three Musketeers D'Artagnan, Soundtrack ("My Lady" (1939)) (uncredited), Performer ("Song of the Musketeers" (1939), "My Lady" (1939), "Voila" (1939)) (uncredited)  Less 1939 $1MM
  • Primary photo for Alexander's Ragtime BandAlexander's Ragtime Band Charlie Dwyer, Performer ("Alexander's Ragtime Band" (1911), "Now It Can Be Told" (1938), "Easter Parade" (1933), "Some Sunny Day" (1922)) (uncredited)  Less 1938 $2MM
  • Primary photo for GatewayGateway Dick Court  Less 1938
  • Primary photo for JosetteJosette David Brassard Jr.  Less 1938
  • Primary photo for Happy LandingHappy Landing Jimmy Hall, Performer ("A Gypsy Told Me")  Less 1938
  • Primary photo for In Old ChicagoIn Old Chicago Jack O'Leary, Performer ("Sweet Genevieve" (1869), "The Irish Washerwoman") (uncredited)  Less 1937 $1.8MM
  • Primary photo for Love Under FireLove Under Fire Tracy Egan  Less 1937
  • Primary photo for You Can't Have EverythingYou Can't Have Everything George Macrae, Soundtrack ("Afraid to Dream" (1937), "Please Pardon Us, We're in Love" (1937)) (uncredited), Performer ("Afraid to Dream" (1937)) (uncredited)  Less 1937
  • Primary photo for Fifty Roads to TownFifty Roads to Town Peter Nostrand  Less 1937
  • Primary photo for Love Is NewsLove Is News Martin J. Canavan  Less 1937
  • Primary photo for One in a MillionOne in a Million Bob Harris, Performer ("Who's Afraid of Love?" (1936))  Less 1936 $2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Ladies in LoveLadies in Love Dr. Rudi Imre  Less 1936
  • Primary photo for RamonaRamona Alessandro, Lyrics ("How the Rabbit Lost His Tail" (1936)) (uncredited)  Less 1936 $600K
  • Primary photo for Sins of ManSins of Man Karl Freyman / Mario Signarelli  Less 1936
  • Primary photo for Dante's InfernoDante's Inferno Man in Stoke-Hold (uncredited)  Less 1935 $749K
  • Primary photo for Clive of IndiaClive of India Prisoner in the Black Hole (unconfirmed) (uncredited)  Less 1935
Past Television (34 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film VaultsHidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage), Performer ("Easter Parade" (uncredited), "Some Sunny Day")  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for SunstrokeSunstroke (TV Movie) Jake  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Pros and ConsPros and Cons (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for Our Shining MomentOur Shining Moment (TV Movie) John 'Papa' McGuire Sr.  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The Golden GirlsThe Golden Girls (TV Series) Brother Martin ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for PalsPals (TV Movie) Art Riddle  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for A Masterpiece of MurderA Masterpiece of Murder (TV Movie) Frank Aherne  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Not in Front of the KidsNot in Front of the Kids (TV Movie) Ben Rosen  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Stewart Coolidge / Hollis Witkin / Henry Dobson ( 3 episodes, 1979–1984 )  Less 1979–1984 3
  • Primary photo for Mr. SmithMr. Smith (TV Series) Dr. Breckenridge ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for Fantasy IslandFantasy Island (TV Series) Ferini ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980 1
  • Primary photo for Quincy M.E.Quincy M.E. (TV Series) Harry Whitehead ( 1 episode, 1979 )  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for The Chinese TypewriterThe Chinese Typewriter (TV Movie) Armand Beller  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Good HeavensGood Heavens (TV Series) Clay ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for Ellery QueenEllery Queen (TV Series) Dr. Norman Marsh ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for McCloudMcCloud (TV Series) Rene Jauvert ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for Gidget Gets MarriedGidget Gets Married (TV Movie) Otis Ramsey  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Alias Smith and JonesAlias Smith and Jones (TV Series) Diamond Jim Guffy ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for ColumboColumbo (TV Series) Frank Simpson ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for Shepherd's FlockShepherd's Flock (TV Movie) Dr. Hewitt  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for JuliaJulia (TV Series) Dr. Foster Prestwick ( 2 episodes, 1969–1970 ) , Director ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1969–1970 2
  • Primary photo for Petticoat JunctionPetticoat Junction (TV Series) Uncle George ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for Shadow Over ElveronShadow Over Elveron (TV Movie) Justin Pettit  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The ChristophersThe Christophers (TV Series) Actor ( 2 episodes, 1963–1964 )  Less 1963–1964 2
  • Primary photo for Burke's LawBurke's Law (TV Series) Whitman Saunders ( 1 episode, 1964 )  Less 1964 1
  • Primary photo for The Greatest Show on EarthThe Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series) Collie McCullough ( 1 episode, 1964 )  Less 1964 1
  • Primary photo for Climax!Climax! (TV Series) Sam Waterman ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for The DuPont Show of the MonthThe DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) Harry Graves ( 1 episode, 1957 ) , Performer ("Let's Make It Christmas All Year 'Round", "Junior Miss") ( 1 episode, 1957 )  Less 1957 1
    • Junior Miss (Dec 20, 1957) Harry Graves, Performer ("Let's Make It Christmas All Year 'Round", "Junior Miss")  Less
  • Primary photo for Goodyear Television PlayhouseGoodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) Burnham Wicks ( 1 episode, 1957 )  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for Saturday Spectacular: High Button ShoesSaturday Spectacular: High Button Shoes (TV Movie) Henry Longstreet (uncredited)  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for Fire OneFire One (TV Movie) Commander Cannon  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for Family TheatreFamily Theatre (TV Series) Leader of Rosary ( 1 episode, 1953 )  Less 1953 1
  • Primary photo for The Frances Langford-Don Ameche ShowThe Frances Langford-Don Ameche Show (TV Series) Co-host (1951-52)  Less 1951–1952
  • Primary photo for The Chevrolet Tele-TheatreThe Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1949 )  Less 1949 1
Self (54 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for One on One with John TeshOne on One with John Tesh (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Reflections on the Silver ScreenReflections on the Silver Screen (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The 8th Annual American Cinema AwardsThe 8th Annual American Cinema Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The 47th Annual Golden Globe AwardsThe 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing ArtsThe Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) Himself  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for CBS This MorningCBS This Morning (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Talking PicturesTalking Pictures (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing ArtsThe Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) Himself  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The 59th Annual Academy AwardsThe 59th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy WilderAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder (TV Special) Himself  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Late Night with David LettermanLate Night with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The 58th Annual Academy AwardsThe 58th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The 12th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 12th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing ArtsThe Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) Himself  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Hour MagazineHour Magazine (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Night of 100 StarsNight of 100 Stars (TV Special) Himself  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The Bob Braun ShowThe Bob Braun Show (TV Series) Himself - Actor ( 2 episodes, 1972–1977 )  Less 1972–1977
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host ( 6 episodes, 1963–1970 )  Less 1963–1970
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  • Primary photo for The David Frost ShowThe David Frost Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Henry Orient / Himself ( 2 episodes, 1957–1967 )  Less 1957–1967
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood PalaceThe Hollywood Palace (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Rings Around the WorldRings Around the World Host / Ringmaster  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for International ShowtimeInternational Showtime (TV Series) Himself - Host ( 62 episodes, 1961–1965 )  Less 1961–1965
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  • Primary photo for The Match GameThe Match Game (TV Series) Himself - Team Captain ( 9 episodes, 1964 )  Less 1964
    • Episode #3.89 (Dec 31, 1964) Himself - Team Captain  Less
    • Episode #3.88 (Dec 30, 1964) Himself - Team Captain  Less
    • Episode #3.87 (Dec 29, 1964) Himself - Team Captain  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Price Is RightThe Price Is Right (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1964 )  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The Tonight ShowThe Tonight Show (TV Series) Himself - Actor ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Tonight Starring Jack PaarTonight Starring Jack Paar (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for I've Got a SecretI've Got a Secret (TV Series) Himself - Panelist / Himself - Guest ( 3 episodes, 1956–1962 )  Less 1956–1962
  • Primary photo for PasswordPassword (TV Series) Himself - Celebrity Contestant ( 1 episode, 1961 )  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for To Tell the TruthTo Tell the Truth (TV Series) Himself - Panelist ( 83 episodes, 1957–1961 )  Less 1957–1961
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  • Primary photo for Our American HeritageOur American Heritage (TV Series) Himself - Narrator ( 1 episode, 1961 )  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for The Frances Langford ShowThe Frances Langford Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960
  • Primary photo for The Pat Boone-Chevy ShowroomThe Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for The Lux ShowThe Lux Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London PalladiumVal Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for General Motors 50th Anniversary ShowGeneral Motors 50th Anniversary Show (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for The Polly Bergen ShowThe Polly Bergen Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1957 )  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for What's My Line?What's My Line? (TV Series) Himself - Panelist / Himself ( 2 episodes, 1953–1957 )  Less 1953–1957
  • Primary photo for The Arthur Murray PartyThe Arthur Murray Party (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1957 )  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for A Welcome Guest in the HouseA Welcome Guest in the House (Short) Narrator (voice)  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for Person to PersonPerson to Person (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for Texaco Star Theatre Starring Milton BerleTexaco Star Theatre Starring Milton Berle (TV Series) Himself - Actor ( 4 episodes, 1949–1954 )  Less 1949–1954
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  • Primary photo for Coke TimeCoke Time (TV Series) Himself - Announcer ( 1 episode, 1953 )  Less 1953
    • Episode #1.1 (Apr 29, 1953) Himself - Announcer  Less
  • Primary photo for The Saturday Night RevueThe Saturday Night Revue (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1953 )  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots 5852: Hollywood Night at '21' ClubScreen Snapshots 5852: Hollywood Night at '21' Club (Short) Himself - Celebration Guest  Less 1952 $10K
  • Primary photo for The Frank Sinatra ShowThe Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) Himself - Sketch Actor ( 1 episode, 1951 )  Less 1951
    • Episode #1.23 (Mar 10, 1951) Himself - Sketch Actor  Less
  • Primary photo for Four Star RevueFour Star Revue (TV Series) Himself - Guest Actor ( 1 episode, 1951 )  Less 1951
    • Episode #1.21 (Feb 21, 1951) Himself - Guest Actor  Less
  • Primary photo for Take a ChanceTake a Chance (TV Series) Host  Less 1950– 
  • Primary photo for Holiday HotelHoliday Hotel (TV Series) Himself - Host ( 1 episode, 1950 )  Less 1950
  • Primary photo for The Saturday Night Revue with Jack CarterThe Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1950 )  Less 1950
  • Primary photo for Week End in HollywoodWeek End in Hollywood (Short) Himself  Less 1947
  • Primary photo for Rough But HopefulRough But Hopeful (Short) Himself  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 8Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 8 (Short) Himself  Less 1939 $8K
Archive Footage (17 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Domestic gross includes USA and Canada.

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