||31 October 1942
||Peoria, Illinois - USA
||Anywhere from 6' 2-1/2"
(1.89 m) to 6' 4" (1.93 m) depending on the
Associate Conductor - Ernest Bloch Music Festival
Resident Conductor - Yaquina Orchestra
Guest Conductor of various orchestras in the US and Canada
"Although not formally trained in conducting or music,
... he's fascinated by the art and considers himself an independent
scholar. He has studied singing as well as dabbled in both piano
and French horn." - Thursday, October
4, 2001 article by Brett Oppegaard, staff writer for The Columbian
in Vancouver, Washington.
"I went to the first two years of high school in Urbana,
Illinois and I graduated high school from North Eugene High in Eugene,
Oregon. I went to both places, I graduated from the latter, not
the former. But I went to high school in Urbana with Roger Ebert.
We actually co-edited a science fiction newspaper." -
from Clip 2 at 5
QUESTIONS FOR... DAVID OGDEN STIERS
(See the quotes page
for quite a few more quotes by DOS.)
From what appears to be an "official" bio (since its
on umpteen different sites)...
An accomplished actor of stage, film, and
television, Stiers' career has spanned over 30 years. He was born in Peoria, Illinois, and he began his acting
career in Northern California. He then moved to New York City, where he studied drama at Juilliard and joined the
Houseman Acting Company at its outset. He has also worked with the Old Globe Theatre, San Francisco's The Actor's
Workshop, The California Shakespeare Festival, and The Committee Revue and Theatre. Aside from numerous regional
theatre productions, Stiers has appeared in productions including Ulysses in Night Town and The Magic Show on
A three-time Emmy-award nominated actor, Stiers has appeared in a multitude of both television films and series. He
is most widely known for his role as "Major Charles Emerson Winchester III" on M*A*S*H, for which he garnered two
Emmy nominations. He has appeared on numerous series including Ally McBeal, The Practice, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,
Murder, She Wrote, Matlock, Wings, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He has also been seen in a number of
television films, including the epic mini-series North & South, HBO's The Final Days, USA's Final Notice and The
Pedestrian, The Bad Seed, and The First Olympics: Athens 1896, for which he was nominated for an Emmy.
On the big screen, Stiers' list of credits includes The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, The Cheap Detective, Oh, God,
Magic, Doc Hollywood, Everyone Says I Love You, Mighty Aphrodite, Harry's War, Creator, Better Off Dead, The
Accidental Tourist, and The Majestic.
Stiers has also lent his voice to several animated films, including Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Atlantis:
The Lost Empire, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pocohontas, and Lilo and Stitch.
As a conductor, Stiers has appeared with 70 orchestras in both the United States and Canada. He maintains a
repertoire of 50 orchestral works including concertos, and occupies Associate Conductor posts with both The Yaguina
Orchestra and the Ernest Bloch Music Festival.