John Fiedler

Biography

Date of Birth 3 February 1925, Platteville, Wisconsin, USA Date of Death 25 June 2005, Englewood, New Jersey, USA (cancer) Birth Name John Donald Fiedler Height 5' 4" (1.63 m) Mini Biography Typical of busy character actors, John Fielder has made his face--and voice--recognizable to millions. Many would know the bald-pated Fiedler as therapy patient Mr. Peterson on TV's "The Bob Newhart Show" (1972); others might first recognize him for the 1968 movie and spin-off TV series "The Odd Couple" (1970) (or perhaps even from the Broadway play that preceded them). Even kids would know that helium-high voice from animated Disney features like Robin Hood (1973), The Fox and the Hound (1981) and the "Winnie the Pooh" stories in which he voices Piglet. The son of an Irish-German beer salesman, Fiedler knew he wanted to be an actor from the childhood days when he had a full head of reddish-yellow hair. He made his first professional appearances on stage, branched out into live TV in New York and, then, during the 20 years he lived in Hollywood (1960-80), turned up in many films and an ever greater number of popular TV series. Trade Mark High-pitched, nervous voice Trivia Known as Johnny Fiedler during his radio days. Portayed Homer on NBC Radio's "The Aldrich Family" (1952-1953). According to his obituaries he was survived by his brother, James Fiedler and a sister, Mary Dean. Has the impressive distinction of being the only actor to give voice to his character (Piglet) in all the different animated versions of Winnie the Pooh from Walt Disney, from Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968) all the way through to Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005). Served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Diagnosed with cancer, he became a patient of the Lillian Booth Actor's Fund Home in Englewood, New Jersey, in November of 2004 and died there the following June. Provided the voice of "Piglet" for the Pooh series from 1968 with "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day" until shortly before his death. Disney himself heard Fiedler's voice and hand-picked the actor. Ironically, Fiedler died one day after voice specialist Paul Winchell, who voiced the role of Tigger. Father was a beer salesman. Used to stage productions in his family garage with neighborhood children. Played the same character, Mark Lindner, in the film (A Raisin in the Sun (1961)) and television (A Raisin in the Sun (1989) (TV)) production of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun." Was a keen bridge player in real life. He did the voice of Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner for the Captain America Returns record album. Personal Quotes People will come up and say, "Gosh, I thought it was you. Then I heard your voice, and I knew." Nine times out of 10, they don't know the name. There are elements of Piglet that are me: the shyness and the anxieties and fears. Even after all these years. The more you know, the higher your standards are and the more you have to lose.

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Piglet's Big Movie

Piglet (voice)

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12 Angry Men

Juror 2

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Pooh's Heffalump Movie

Piglet (voice)

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Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search For Christopher Robin

Piglet (voice)

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The Tigger Movie

Piglet (voice)

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Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

Piglet (voice)

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Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

Piglet (voice)

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Ole Brumms Magiske Verden - En stor oppdagelsesdag

Piglet (23 episodes, 1988-1991)

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Winnie l'ourson - droles de fantomes

Piglet (voice)

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The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart

Piglet (voice)

Starring In
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Oscarverleihung 2006

Memorial sequence (archive footage)

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Kronk's New Groove

Rudy (voice)

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Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

Piglet (voice)

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Pooh's Heffalump Movie

Piglet (voice)

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Ole Brumms Magiske Verden - En stor oppdagelsesdag

Piglet (23 episodes, 1988-1991)

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Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo

Piglet (voice)

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Piglet's Big Movie

Piglet (voice)

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Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

Piglet (voice)

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Mickey's House of Villains

Piglet (voice)

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The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart

Piglet (voice)

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The Emperor's New Groove

Old Man (voice)

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The Tigger Movie

Piglet (voice)

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Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving

Piglet (voice) (archive footage)

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Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You

Piglet (voice)

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Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search For Christopher Robin

Piglet (voice)

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Bewitched: The Complete Eighth Season

Silas Bliss Jr.

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Winnie l'ourson - droles de fantomes

Piglet (voice)

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Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too

Piglet (voice)

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Seize The Day

Carl

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Savannah Smiles

Grocery Clerk

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Sharky's Machine

Barrett

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The Fox and the Hound

Porcupine (voice)

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The Cannonball Run

Desk Clerk

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The Monkey Mission

Jimmy Papadopolous

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Midnight Madness

Wally Thorpe

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Boulevard Nights

Intern (as John Conrad Fiedler)

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Harper Valley P.T.A.

Bobby Taylor

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The Rescuers

Owl (voice)

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Piglet (voice)

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The Shaggy D.A.

Howie Clemmings

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Ta' livet af kællingen

Police photographer

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Bad Ronald

Mr. Roscoe

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Robin Hood

Father Sexton (voice) (uncredited)

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Mystery in Dracula's Castle

Bill Wasdahl

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Superdad

Pharmicist in tv commercial (uncredited)

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Double Indemnity

Mr. Jackson

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Skyjacked

Robert Grandig

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A Tattered Web

Sam Jeffers

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Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?

Maj. Purvis

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True Grit

Lawyer Daggett

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Rascal

Cy Jenkins

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The Great Bank Robbery

Brother Dismas Ostracorn (Explosives)

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The Odd Couple

Vinnie

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The Ballad Of Josie

Simpson

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Fitzwilly

Mr. Morton Dunne

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A Fine Madness

Daniel K. Papp

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Girl Happy

Mr. Penchill

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Le Californien

Ives

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Kiss Me, Stupid

Reverend Carruthers

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The World of Henry Orient

Sidney

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That Touch of Mink

Mr. Smith

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A Raisin in the Sun

Mark Lindner

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Esa Clase de Mujer

Eager Soldier (uncredited)

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Sweet Smell Of Success

Counterman at Hot Dog Stand (uncredited)

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12 Angry Men

Juror 2

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