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Cause of death  Blunt trauma
Name  Glenn Shadix
Resting place  Cremation
Role  Actor
Occupation  Actor, voice actor
Parents  Annie Ruth Livingston
Years active  1981–2010

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Full Name  William Glenn Shadix
Born  April 15, 1952 (1952-04-15) Bessemer, Alabama, U.S.
Died  September 7, 2010, Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Education  Birmingham–Southern College
TV shows  Jackie Chan Adventures, Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills, Thanks
Movies  Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before C, Demolition Man, Planet of the Apes, Heathers
Similar People  Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones, Henry Selick, Sylvia Sidney, Annie McEnroe

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William Glenn Shadix (April 15, 1952 – September 7, 2010) was an American actor and voice actor known for his role as Otho in Tim Burton's horror comedy film Beetlejuice and as the voice of the Mayor of Halloween Town in The Nightmare Before Christmas.


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Early life

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Shadix was born in Bessemer, Alabama. He added the surname "Scott" when his mother, Annie Ruth (Livingston), remarried a few years after his birth. He attended Birmingham-Southern College for two years, studying with absurdist playwright-director Arnold Powell.


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He lived in New York City prior to moving to Hollywood in the late 1970s. He got his breakthrough film role in Beetlejuice as interior decorator Otho, while appearing in The Groundlings comedy troupe and performing in the stage play "Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights," portraying Gertrude Stein. Beetlejuice filmmaker Tim Burton went on to cast Shadix in 1993's The Nightmare Before Christmas, and the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes. Throughout the 1990s he had small roles on iconic television shows, including Cheers, Roseanne, and Seinfeld.

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In 1995, Shadix was cast as Ray Cathode in the Space Mountain queue advertisements when the ride was sponsored by FedEx.

In 2005, Shadix was cast as the voices of The Brain and Monsieur Mallah in season five of the Teen Titans animated series. His other voice work includes the aforementioned Nightmare, and episodes of Jackie Chan Adventures and Justice League Unlimited (where he played Tobias Whale and Steven Mandragora). He reprised his Nightmare Before Christmas role in the video game The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge, and the Square-Enix video game Kingdom Hearts II.

His television work included the HBO drama Carnivàle, the NBC television comedy Seinfeld, in which he played Jerry's landlord, and playing the roles of giant brothers Typhoon and Typhon in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. On stage, Shadix was set to begin rehearsals for a Birmingham production of Alan Bennett's History Boys. He also recorded a promo for Red Bar Radio.

Personal life

Shadix was openly gay throughout his life. According to an interview with the Truth Wins Out website, he came out to his parents at the age of 17. They then enrolled him in so-called "ex-gay therapy", which included "shock" (electro-convulsive therapy) treatments. When this failed to change his orientation, he attempted suicide by overdosing with Elavil. His parents rushed him to a hospital, where he survived a three-day coma. After the incident, his parents began to accept his sexuality.

In 2007, after spending 30 years in Los Angeles, he retired to his native Bessemer, Alabama, where he purchased a Queen Anne-style Victorian era home. The house was completely destroyed in a fire on December 13, 2008. Shadix told reporters, "I have lost my dream."


On September 7, 2010, according to Shadix's sister, Susan Gagne, he fell in the kitchen at his condominium in Birmingham, Alabama, and died of blunt trauma to his head. Shadix had mobility problems and was in a wheelchair.


  • The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) as Twin Oaks Customer
  • Beetlejuice (1988) as Otho
  • Sunset (1988) as Roscoe Arbuckle
  • Heathers (1989) as Father Ripper
  • Meet the Applegates (1991) as Greg Samson
  • Sleepwalkers (1992) as Mr. Fallows
  • Demolition Man (1993) as Associate Bob
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) as Mayor of Halloween Town (voice)
  • My Summer Story (1994) as Leonard Doppler, Manager of Orpheum Theater
  • Love Affair (1994) as Anthony Rotundo
  • Dunston Checks In (1995) as Lionel Spalding
  • Space Jam (1996) as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Multiplicity (1996) as Building Inspector
  • The Empty Mirror (1996) as Hermann Göring
  • Men (1997) as Neil
  • Chairman of the Board (1998) as Larry
  • Bartok the Magnificent (1999) (voice)
  • Red Dirt (2000) as Virgil Cunningham
  • Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001) as Tar Monster (voice)
  • Planet of the Apes (2001) as Senator Nado
  • Shut Yer Dirty Little Mouth (2002) as Peter
  • To Kill a Mockumentary (2004) as Karl
  • The Final Curtain (2007) as Jack Strong
  • Tom Cool (2009)
  • Finding Gauguin (2010) as Monsieur Vollard
  • Television

  • The Golden Girls (1987) 1 episode; "Diamond in the Rough"
  • Roseanne (1990) 1 episode; "Chicken Hearts"
  • Seinfeld (1991) 1 episode; "The Apartment"
  • Night Court (1992) 1 episode; "The 1992 Boat Show"
  • Cheers (1992) 1 episode; "The Beer Is Always Greener"
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1993) 1 episode; "Hex and the Single Guy"
  • Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills (1994) 40 episodes as the voice of the blob-like alien Nimbar
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995) Season 2: Episode 23 "Cast a Giant Shadow"
  • The Mask: Animated Series (1995–96) 3 episodes as Lonnie the Shark
  • Quack Pack (1996) Season 1: Episode 7 "The Germinator" as Professor Tobar and Season 1: Episode 14 "Pardon My Molecules" as Dr. Emile Crocker
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1996) Season 3: Episode 43 "Monster Child in the Promised Land"
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1997) Season 4: Episode 60 "Beanstalks and Bad Eggs"
  • Thanks (1999) 6 episodes as Dr. Addington
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1999) 1 episode; "Salem, the Boy"
  • Jackie Chan Adventures (2000) 4 episodes; "The Stronger Evil", "Shangai Moon", "The Eighth Door", "Demon World Part 2"
  • Rocket Power (2002) as The Mayor
  • Carnivàle (2003) as Val Templeton
  • The Batman (2004) Season 1: 1 episode; "Q & A" as Cluemaster
  • Teen Titans (2005) 6 episodes as The Brain and Monsieur Mallah
  • Justice League Unlimited (2005) 1 episode; "Double Date" as Steven Mandragora
  • References

    Glenn Shadix Wikipedia