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Jonathan Harris
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Jonathan Harris, c.1967
Jonathan Daniel Charasuchin

(1914-11-06)November 6, 1914
DiedNovember 3, 2002(2002-11-03) (aged 87)
Resting place Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles
Years active1938–2002
Gertrude Bregman (d. 2007)
(m. 1938)

Jonathan Harris (born Jonathan Daniel Charasuchin Russian: Джонатан Даниэль Карасучин, Yiddish: יונתן דניאל קאַראַסוטשין; November 6, 1914 – November 3, 2002) was an American character actor whose career included more than 500 television and movie appearances, as well as voiceovers. [1] Two of his best-known roles were as the timid accountant Bradford Webster in the television version of The Third Man and the fussy villain, [2] Dr. Zachary Smith, of the 1960s science-fiction series Lost in Space . Near the end of his career, he provided voices for the animated features A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2 . [3]


Early life

The second of three children, Harris was born on November 6, 1914, in the Bronx, New York City, to Sam and Jennie Charasuchin, poor Russian-Jewish immigrants. His father worked in Manhattan's garment district. [4] The family lived in a six-story tenement, and his mother often took in boarders to make ends meet, giving them Jonathan's room and bed and relegating him to sleep on the dining room chairs. By age 12 he was working in a pharmacy as a stockboy.

While there was little money for luxuries, Jonathan's father made an effort to expand his son's cultural horizons with occasional trips to see Yiddish Theatre and by listening to opera on the dining room radio. Young Jonathan was enthralled. Although he could seldom afford tickets to them, Broadway plays were also an early interest. He detested his Bronx accent and by high school cultivated an English one in its place, watching British B-movies at the arts theatre. He also developed interests in archaeology, Latin, romantic poetry and Shakespeare. [1]

In 1931, at age 16, he graduated from James Monroe High School, where his classmates included Estelle Reiner. He had difficulty fitting in with peers, with the exception of his girlfriend and future wife, Gertrude Bregman.

He legally changed his name from "Charasuchin" to "Harris" before entering college after a year-long standoff with his father, who disagreed with the change. [5] Harris earned a degree in pharmacology from Fordham University, from which he graduated in 1936. [6] For a time he worked in various drugstores before marrying in 1938.



Acting was Harris's first love. At age 24, he prepared a fake résumé and tried out for a repertory company at the Millpond Playhouse on Long Island, New York and appeared in several of this troupe's plays, [6] prior to landing a spot in the company. In 1942, Harris won the leading role of a Polish officer in the Broadway play The Heart of a City. Adopting a Polish accent, he advised the producers that his parents were originally from Poland. In 1946, he starred in A Flag Is Born , opposite Quentin Reynolds and Marlon Brando.

Early television career

Harris was a popular character actor for 30 years on television, making his first guest appearance on the episode "His Name Is Jason" on The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre in 1949. [7] The role led to other roles in such series as: The Web , Lights Out , Goodyear Television Playhouse , two episodes of Hallmark Hall of Fame , Armstrong Circle Theatre , three episodes of Studio One , Telephone Time, Schlitz Playhouse of Stars , Climax! , Outlaws , The Twilight Zone , Bonanza , The Rogues , The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet , and Zorro , among many others.

Harris returned to television, where he landed a co-starring role opposite Michael Rennie in The Third Man , from 1959 to 1965. He played Bradford Webster, an eccentric, cowardly assistant. Half the episodes were shot in London, England; the rest were filmed in Hollywood. Harris's teenaged son would visit the set at this time, and Harris did whatever he could to bridge the gap between father and son and tried to make up for lost time.

Harris appeared in two 1961 episodes of The Twilight Zone , including a heroic role in "The Silence", in which he ended up defending a young man challenged to be silent for a whole year at a prestigious gentleman's club. Harris also portrayed Charles Dickens in a 1963 episode of Bonanza .

From 1963 to 1965, Harris co-starred in the sitcom The Bill Dana Show . He played Mr. Phillips, the pompous manager of a posh hotel who is constantly at odds with his bumbling Bolivian bellhop, the Bill Dana character José Jiménez. (A similar formula was later used in John Cleese's British hotel comedy Fawlty Towers .) Don Adams rounded out the cast as an inept house detective, a character whose distinctive mannerisms and catchphrases would soon carry over into his Maxwell Smart role on Get Smart . In similar fashion, several of Harris's catch phrases from the series, such as "Oh, the pain!", along with the character's mannerisms and delivery, became part of the Dr. Zachary Smith character on Lost in Space.

In an apparent homage to his earlier role, Harris played a similarly pompous diplomat on Get Smart in 1970. His female assistant was named Zachary. Harris also guest-starred on The Ghost & Mrs. Muir .

Dr. Zachary Smith in Lost in Space

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Harris as Doctor Smith, 1967

Harris was cast over two other actors for the role of Dr. Zachary Smith, the evil and conniving enemy agent on Lost in Space . The character did not appear in the original 1965 pilot episode for CBS, nor did The Robot. The series was already in production when Harris joined the cast, and starring/co-starring billing had already been contractually assigned. Harris successfully negotiated to receive "Special Guest Star" billing on every episode.

Bill Mumy said about Harris' role in his first episode, "It was actually implied that this villainous character that sabotaged the mission and ended up with us was going to be killed off after a while." Mumy added, "Jonathan played him as written, which was this really dark, straight-ahead villain."

Harris as "Zeno" in the Lost in Space episode "West of Mars", 1966 Lost in Space Jonathan Harris 1966.jpg
Harris as "Zeno" in the Lost in Space episode "West of Mars", 1966

The series was successful upon its debut, and midway through the first season, Harris began to rewrite his own dialogue to add more comedy, because he felt that his strength was in portraying a comic villain. Due to Harris's popularity on the show, Irwin Allen approved his changes and gave him carte blanche as a writer. Harris subsequently stole the show, mainly via a seemingly never-ending series of alliterative insults directed toward The Robot, which soon worked their way into popular culture. Dr. Smith's best-known tropes included spitefully calling The Robot epithets such as "bubble-headed booby" and "clamoring clod". According to Bill Mumy, Harris moved quickly to develop the character: "And we'd start working on a scene together, and he'd have a line, and then in the script I'd have my reply, and he'd say, 'No, no, no, dear boy. No, no, no. Before you say that, The Robot will say this, this, this, this, this, this, and this, and then, you'll deliver your line.'" Mumy also said of Harris' portrayal, "He truly, truly singlehandedly created the character of Dr. Zachary Smith that we know — this man we love to hate, coward who would cower behind the little boy, 'Oh, the pain! Save me, William!' That's all him!"

A strong bond developed between Harris, Mumy, and some of the rest of the cast during the series' three-year tenure. However, according to one of Harris' co-stars, Mark Goddard:

There was a lot of tension on the set for the three years it was filmed. There was always a lot of tension, because the shows started going more toward The Robot and Smith. There were hard feelings from especially Guy and June, and also myself, but not as heavy as them, because they were originally sold as being the stars of the show when it began. It ended up that Harris became the star of the show ... I think there was a period for a couple of months when I was angry at Jonathan Harris, for the same reasons, feeling that he was getting too many shows thrown his way. But we talk today. I see him, and there's no animosity between us.[ citation needed ]

Goddard said of the series' eventual shift toward Harris' character, "I guess it was because they felt that the people wanted to see more of The Robot and Jonathan."[ citation needed ] Goddard believed that the series' creator, Irwin Allen, distanced the show from its original "more science fiction"-based concept: "Irwin can really do those things so beautifully. So he really took those away from himself when he wanted to deal with The Robot and Jonathan playing games, cooking soufflés, or whatever else."[ citation needed ]

When the series was renewed for its third and final season, it remained focused on Harris' character, Dr. Smith. While the series was still solidly placed in the middle of the ratings pack, the writers appeared to run out of fresh ideas, and the show was unexpectedly cancelled in 1968 after 83 episodes, despite protests from its fans.

Harris was succeeded in the role of Dr. Smith by Gary Oldman in the 1998 film version, who played the role as a more genuinely menacing and less likeable character than Harris's on television. For the 2018 reboot of Lost in Space as a Netflix original series, Parker Posey was cast as Dr. Zachary Smith, a female psychopath using a stolen identity to assume the role of the ship's psychologist. [8]

Later career

In the mid-1970s, Harris starred in live-action roles in two Saturday morning children's series, Space Academy and Uncle Croc's Block , and was a well-known TV spokesman for the International House of Pancakes. He made several cameo and guest appearances during this period, including episodes of Bewitched and Sanford and Son .

In a 1971 episode of Night Gallery , titled "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay", Harris played Professor Nicholas Porteus, an expert on witchcraft. [9]

His last series guest-starring role was on an episode of Fantasy Island . He also starred as the character Fagan in the first episode of the science fiction series Ark II .

Harris taught drama, and was Chuck Norris's vocal coach for many years. [10] Norris credited Harris for teaching him "how to speak" by sticking his fingers in Norris's mouth, adding that Harris was the only person in the world he would allow to do that. [10]

Typecasting as a villain

Harris as Mr. Piper in the Land of the Giants episode "Pay the Piper," 1970 Land of the Giants Jonathan Harris 1970.jpg
Harris as Mr. Piper in the Land of the Giants episode "Pay the Piper," 1970

Although he was considered something of a cult icon for the role of Dr. Smith, Harris became typecast as a fey and sometimes campy villain. For example, Irwin Allen cast Harris as a villainous "Pied Piper" in an episode of Land of the Giants . Approached by Allen a second time, to star in a children's series, Jumbalina and the Teeners, Harris turned it down.

In 1970, Harris played the role of another not-so-likeable villain, the Bulmanian Ambassador in the Get Smart episode "How Green Was My Valet". Harris was also a co-star, alongside Charles Nelson Reilly, in the series Uncle Croc's Block , in which Harris and Reilly portrayed malcontents producing a children's television show. Harris played the director and Reilly the titular host, Uncle Croc. In the cartoon Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light , he played lackey and sycophant to the main villain.

Harris also provided the voice of the Cylon character Lucifer, an antagonist on the original 1978 ABC version of Battlestar Galactica .

Voice roles

Harris spent much of his later career working as a voice actor, and during it he was heard on television commercials as well as on cartoons such as Channel Umptee-3 , The Banana Splits , My Favorite Martian , Rainbow Brite , Darkwing Duck , Happily Ever After , Problem Child , Spider-Man , A Bug's Life , Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and Toy Story 2 . He also did voiceover work in an episode of the animated Superman series.

In multiple episodes of the 1995–1997 cartoon series Freakazoid! , Harris reprised the cowardly Smith character and dialogue under the name "Professor Jones," uttering Smith's catchphrase "Oh, the pain!" Emphasizing the target of the parody, numerous characters would ask him, "Weren't you on a TV show with a robot?"

In 2001, a year prior to his death, he recorded voice work for the animated theatrical short The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas . The film, Harris's last work, was released posthumously in 2009. [11]

Lost in Space reunion appearances

In 1990, Harris reunited with the cast of Lost in Space in a filmed celebration of the 25th anniversary of the series' debut, at an event attended by more than 30,000 fans.[ citation needed ] Harris made a number of other convention appearances with other cast members of Lost in Space, including a 1996 appearance at Disney World.

On June 14, 1995, Harris and other cast members appeared in The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen, a television tribute to Irwin Allen, the creator of Lost in Space, who had died in 1991.

Harris refused to make a cameo appearance in the 1998 motion picture version of Lost in Space , unlike many of his co-stars in the original series. He announced, "I've never played a bit part in my life and I'm not going to start now!" However, he did make promotional appearances for the film:

In late 2002, Harris and the rest of the surviving cast of the television series were preparing to film an NBC two-hour movie titled Lost in Space: The Journey Home; however, the project was unable to proceed after Harris's death. [13] [14]

Personal life

Harris was married to his childhood sweetheart, Gertrude Bregman, from 1938 until his death in 2002. She died of natural causes, at age 93, on August 28, 2007. They had one child, Richard, born 1942. [6]

Throughout his life, Harris had a number of hobbies — gourmet cooking, watching movies, reading, traveling, painting, magic, playing piano (he played a piano teacher in a 1968 episode of Bewitched ), listening to opera, spending time with children, gardening and knitting. He also did some dancing in his spare time.

Death and posthumous tributes

Two months before the reunion TV movie Lost in Space: The Journey Home was set to film, Harris was taken to the hospital with what he thought was a back problem. On November 3, 2002, he died of a blood clot to the heart, just three days before his 88th birthday. [6]

Harris was interred in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, in Westwood Village, in Los Angeles. Eulogists at his funeral included long time friends: director Arthur Hiller; former 20th Century Fox television executive and producer Kevin Burns; and fellow Lost in Space castmate Bill Mumy.

As a tribute to Harris, writer/director John Wardlaw wrote an additional scene for the film The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas , which included Harris's final performance before his death. Wardlaw asked Lost in Space co-stars Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright, and Marta Kristen to contribute their voices to the film. The three actors reunited in the recording studio on June 14, 2006. "This was the first time they had all been together in something unrelated to Lost in Space and it was a blast. They listened to what Harris had recorded and there were laughs and some tears," Wardlaw stated. [11]



1952 Botany Bay Tom Oakley
1959 The Big Fisherman Lysias
1959 Catch Me If You Can
1985 Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer Count BloggVoice
1985 Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night GrumblebeeVoice
1990 Happily Ever After SunflowerVoice
1998The 4th of July ParadeGrandpa Steve
1998 A Bug's Life MannyVoice
1999 Toy Story 2 Geri the CleanerVoice
2001 Hubert's Brain The ProfessorShort
2009 The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas The Bolt / NarratorShort
Posthumous release, (final film role)


1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre Episode: "His Name Is Jason"
1959–1965 The Third Man Bradford Webster72 episodes
1961 Outlaws Sam TwyffordEpisode: "Outrage at Pawnee Band"
Twilight Zone The Doctor, George AlfredEpisodes: "Twenty Two", "The Silence"
1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show Walter W. PikeEpisode: "The Tyrees of Capitol Hill"
1963–1965 The Bill Dana Show Mr. Phillips, Mr. Harris, King Edward40 episodes
1963 Bonanza Charles Dickens Episode: "A Passion for Justice"
1968 Bewitched Johann Sebastian MonroeEpisode: "Samantha on the Keyboard"
1965–1968 Lost in Space Dr. Zachary Smith, Zeno, Daddy Smith83 episodes
1976 Ark II FagonEpisode:" The Flies "
1976 Monster Squad The AstrologerEpisode:" The Astrologer "
1977 Space Academy Commander Isaac Gampu15 episodes
1978–1979 Battlestar Galactica LuciferUncredited
9 episodes
1984 Diff'rent Strokes Frankenstein's CreatureUncredited
Episode: "Hooray for Hollywood Part 1"
1985 Challenge of the GoBots Professor JanusVoice
Episode: "Terror in Atlantis"
1986 Rainbow Brite Count Blogg, Additional VoicesVoice
3 episodes
1987 Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light Mortdredd, Wizasquizar, Dark BishopVoice
13 episodes
1988 BraveStarr Professor MoriartyVoice
Episodes: "Sherlock Holmes in the 23rd Century: Parts 1 & 2"
1989–1990 Paddington Bear Additional VoiceVoice
Episodes: "Please Look After This Bear" and "Paddington for Prime Minister"
1991 Darkwing Duck Phineas SharpVoice
Episode: "In Like Blunt"
1995–1997 Gargoyles Additional VoicesVoice
10 episodes
1996 The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper OmarVoice
Episode: "Poil Jammed/The Who That I Am/A Picture Says a Thousand Words"
1996 Mighty Ducks Lord GarganVoice
Episode: "The Final Face Off"
1996–1997 Freakazoid! Professor JonesVoice
4 episodes
1996 The Mask The Devil / Bud / BubVoice
Episodes: "Boogie With the Man" and "Convention of Evil"
1996 Quack Pack Professor Henry VillanovaVoice
Episode: "Transmission Impossible"
1997 Superman: The Animated Series Julian FreyVoice
Episode: "Target"
1997 Extreme Ghostbusters The SalesmanVoice
Episode: "Be Careful What You Wish For"
1997 Spider-Man Miles WarrenVoice
Episodes: "The Return of Hydro-Man: Parts 1 & 2"
1997 Channel Umptee-3 Stickley RicketsEpisode: "The U.F.O. Show"
1997 The Angry Beavers Julius CaesarVoice
Episode: "Friends, Romans, Beavers!/Big Sticky Round Fish Thingy"
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command EraVoice
Episodes: "Tag Team" and "A Zoo Out There"
2003 Danger Rangers SavoVoice
Episode: "Mission 547: Safety Rules"

Video games

1998 A Bug's Life MannyVoice

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