Jim Backus as Thurston Howell, III, the millionaire. Backus was already a well-known actor when he took the part. He was perhaps best known as the voice of the cartoon character Mr. Magoo. He reused some of the voice inflections and mannerisms of Magoo in the role. He was well known for his ad-libs on the set. The origin of the super-rich Howell character dates back to 1949 radio when Backus portrayed "Hubert Updike III" on The Alan Young Show.
Thurston Howell III Quotes
|Season 3 / Episode 30: - Gilligan, the Goddess|
Thurston Howell III: Gilligan, you dunce, you've done it again! These savages are civilized!
|Season 2 / Episode 32: - Meet the Meteor|
Mary Ann Summers: [Gilligan is standing guard outside a hut where the Professor and the Skipper are assembling a geiger counter] Is everyone ready for the Christmas party?
Ginger Grant: Christmas party? You mean birthday party!
Lovey Howell: Anniversary party!
Thurston Howell III: Young man, what do you have to say for yourself?
Gilligan: Just one word. [turns and opens door of hut]
Gilligan: HELP! [Skipper and Professor fall over in surprise, ruining progress on assembling the Geiger counter]
Thurston Howell III Photos
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