Now is the time I wish to find someone and I do not desire to force any potential partner to live a life of extreme discretion for me.[on creating the voice of Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast (1991)] I, at first, imagined a grandfather clock with a deep booming voice.
Because he was smaller his vocal chords were also smaller and so the vocal quality became tighter.
David Ogden Stiers began his career in San Francisco at the Actors' Workshop and went on to work with John Houseman's Acting Company in New York on such productions as The Beggar's Opera, Measure for Measure, The Hostage and the hit musical The Magic Show.
His other theatre work includes performances with the Committee Revue and Theatre, the California Shakespeare Festival (where he played leads in the classics) and at the Pasadena Playhouse in Love Letters with Meredith Baxter.
He often lends his voice to animated films, with Lilo & Stitch (2002) being his 25th theatrically-released Disney animated film.
He is also an avid fan of classical music, and has conducted many orchestras, including the Yaquina Chamber Orchestra in Newport, Oregon, where he is the principal guest conductor.
David Ogden Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois, moved with his family to Eugene, Oregon during high school and began his acting career in Northern California, acting in the Actor's Workshop and California Shakespeare Festival.
He later moved to New York, where he studied drama at Juilliard, and joined the Houseman Acting Company at its outset. What's next is what I really really like to regard.
In addition to his long-running role in M*A*S*H (1972), Stiers' work on television also includes the mini-series North and South (1985) and North and South, Book II (1986), The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984) and roles in such productions as Anatomy of an Illness (1984), The Bad Seed (1985), J.
Edgar Hoover (1987), The Final Days (1989), Father Damien: The Leper Priest (1980) and Mrs. His screen credits include The Accidental Tourist (1988), The Man with One Red Shoe (1985), Creator (1985), Harry's War (1981), Magic (1978) and Oh, God! Provided the voice of Cogsworth the clock in Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991).