Date Of Birth: May 6, 1915
Birth Place: Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
Date Of Death: Oct 10, 1985
Cause Of Death: Heart Attack
Trivia & Fun Facts:
Also credited as: G.O. Spelvin, O.W. Jeeves
It was once thought that Leonard Nimoy took over the role of Unicron in Transformers the Movie however Susan Blu confirmed that it was false and Orson finished his lines before he died.
Has been often imitated by voice actor Maurice LaMarche
Once ate 18 hot dogs in one sitting.
One of only five actors to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his first screen appearance.
Despite his reputation as an actor and master film-maker, he maintained his membership in the Magicians' Union, and regularly practiced sleight-of-hand magic in case his career came to an abrupt end.
A bootleg tape of a short-tempered (and foul-mouthed) Orson Welles arguing with a recording engineer during a voice-over session has been widely distributed. It was used as the basis for an episode of the show Pinky and the Brain, with The Brain reading cleaned-up verions of Orson's rantings. Ironically, the actor who plays The Brain, Maurice LaMarche, dubbed the voice of the actor who portrays Orson Welles in Ed Wood.
Died while working on Transformers: The Movie.