Jim Begg

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Roddy McDowall, Nita Talbot, and Jim Begg decide to make a team in a scene from the film ‘The Cool Ones‘, 1967.

Jim Begg: born William James Begg 2 March 1938, Battle Creek, Michigan; died 15 February 2008, Los Angeles. First screen credit: The Patty Duke Show (TV 1964) – waiter. Selected credits:
Village of the Giants (1965) Fatso
The Cool Ones (1967) Charlie Forbes
It’s a Bikini World (1967) Boy
Catalina Caper (1967) Larry
Cattanooga Cats (TV 1969) Scoots (voice)
Final credit: The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins (TV Movie 1982), directed by Leslie H Martinson
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Born in Battle Creek, Michigan, Jim Begg moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. After arriving in Los Angeles, Jim’s screen career started in the 1960’s with supporting rolls in movies such as The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, The Love God?, Village of the Giants, Grand Theft Auto, and Death Wish II.

Jim also made frequent appearances on television shows in the 60’s and 70’s, usually in comedy rolls. Credits include Gunsmoke, Bewitched, Love American Style, Mayberry RFD, Happy Days, and a number of Disney productions.

In between live performances, Begg also turned in voice over work for Hanna-Barbera Productions, including the voice for Scoots in The Cattanooga Cats.

In the 80’s Jim focused on production, including Leprechaun, Children of the Corn III, and his last work, 2005’s Into the Sun.

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