Bernard Fox
Bernard Fox
Bernard Fox made a guest appearance as Arnie the Great in the Season 1 episode titled "Is There An Extra Genie in the House?".
General Information:
Date of birth: (1927-05-11)11 May 1927
Born in: Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Died: 14 December 2016(2016-12-14) (aged 89)
Died in: Van Nuys, California
Series/character information
Appeared on/in: I Dream of Jeannie
Number of
"Is There an Extra Genie in the House?" in Season 1
Character played/
Appeared as:
Arnie the Great

Bernard Fox (11 May 1927 - 14 December 2016) made a guest appearance on I Dream of Jeannie as traveling magician Arnie the Great in the episode "Is There an Extra Genie in the House?" in Season 1.

Acting career

Born in south Wales, Bernard is the fifth generation of his family to pursue a career in theater. During World War II, he served in the Royal Navy. After leaving the navy, he joined the York Repertory Company. Bernard has appeared in over 34 films, including appearances in two different films about the sinking of the RMS Titanic, separated by 39 years: The 1997 Titanic (as Colonel Archibald Gracie) and the earlier 1958 version, A Night to Remember, which was based on the popular book of the same name by Walter Lord. In the later, he uttered the immortal words, "Iceberg dead ahead, sir!" His other film credits include Yellowbeard, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, The Longest Day, The Private Eyes, 18 Again!, The Rescuers, The Rescuers Down Under, The Mummy, The Million Dollar Duck and Quick, Before It Melts, most of which were comedies.

In television, he had a recurring role on Hogan's Heroes as the hapless British Colonel Crittenden, who often clashed with Colonel Hogan. He made three guest appearances on The Andy Griffith Show as Malcolm Merriweather, a visiting valet, and made a guest appearance on M*A*S*H where he played a British officer who acted tough on his wounded men in post-op. But his most famous role was as Dr. Bombay, the warlock physician, on the sitcom Bewitched. He repeated the role on two other shows, the Bewitched sequel, Tabitha, and on the soap opera Passions. He also spoofed the role by playing a genie doctor on Pee-wee's Playhouse. Other than the child actors who had played Tabitha and Adam, he was the longest surviving cast member of Bewitched.

Fox also appeared in such shows as Make Room for Daddy, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Flintstones, Twelve O'Clock High, F Troop, I Spy, Emergency!, Lou Grant, The Jeffersons, Hart to Hart, Murder, She Wrote, and Dharma & Greg.

Personal life

Bernard was married to his wife Jacqueline from 1961 until his death in 2016.

Notable roles

Bernard is remembered mainly for three roles, as English valet Malcolm Meriweather on The Andy Griffith Show, Dr. Bombay on the ABC-TV sitcom series Bewitched and British Colonel Rodney Crittendon on the CBS-TV sitcom Hogan's Heroes. You may also know him as:

  • Col. Archibald Gracie in Titanic
  • Captain Winston Havlock in The Mummy

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