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) May 11, 1927 (age 90)
Born in: West Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Series/character information
Appeared on/in: I Dream of Jeannie
Number of
"Is There an Extra Genie in the House?" in Season 6
Character played/
Appeared as:
Arnie the Great

Bernard Fox (born May 11, 1927 in Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales) 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 the theatre. 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, inlcuding appearances in two different films about the sinking of the RMS Titanic, seperated 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 plays 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 spoof the role by playing a genie doctor on Pee-wee's Playhouse.

Fox has 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. With the recent death of Alice Ghostley, he, other than the children actors who had played Tabitha and Adam, is the last remaining cast member of Bewitched who is still alive.

Personal life

Bernard has been married to his wife Jacqueline since 1961.

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

External links

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