Updated: February 20, 2013
JONATHAN HARRIS A&E BIOGRAPHY
BIOGRAPHY: Jonathan Harris: Never Fear, Smith Is Here
1 Volume Set
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He got into acting thanks to chutzpah and a phony resume. But his
undeniable skill kept him performing for decades.
Jonathan Harris will always be known to legions of fans as the zany,
cowardly, Dr. Smith on the cult favorite show Lost in Space. Yet it
is just one stop on a long journey. Born in the Bronx on November 6,
1914, Harris started working as a stock boy at the age of 12 to help
support his family. But he had his eye on more glamorous work, and
he started a self-directed training program to rid himself of his
accent in order to become an actor. He also changed his last name
from Charasuchin to Harris and, in 1939, after graduating from
college, won a place in the company at the Millpond Playhouse in
Just three years later, he was on Broadway, and in 1946, he appeared
alongside Marlon Brando in the film A Flag is Born (a performance that
finally convinced his father that acting was a satisfactory profession!).
From his earliest roles to the extensive voice-over work that has
seen him work with some of Hollywood's biggest names, BIOGRAPHY®
tells Harris' tale with the help of copious clips, rare photos, and
insights from his friends, family and co-stars.
Item Number: AAE-18583
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This video is a "MUST HAVE" for any and all Jonathan Harris fans. When I
first saw this tribute on televison with my mother, we both had tears in
our eyes. A wonderful bio on this talented actor. Video's are still
available on A&E's website.