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Jim Motherwell


The tenth musician to serve because the official Queen’s Piper at Britain’s Buckingham Palace, Pipe-Major Jim Motherwell was created in Scotland in 1961; after understanding how to play the bagpipes from his dad, he later joined up with the Territorial Military, enlisting with the very first Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in 1980. Injured within the line of responsibility while portion in North Ireland, Motherwell was still restricted to his medical center bed when in 1991 he was requested by Queen Elizabeth II to compose a bagpipe piece honoring the UK’s alliance with the united states through the Gulf Battle; not only do he perform “Desert Surprise” before then-President George Bush through the Queen’s stop by at America, however in 1998 Motherwell was chosen to carry the post of Queen’s Piper, a posture first developed by Queen Victoria in 1843. The main responsibility from the Queen’s Piper would be to play each weekday morning hours outside Her Majesty’s screen, although he also performs at condition banquets and so on; other duties consist of winding the clocks within the Royal Family’s personal apartments. Not surprisingly busy timetable, Motherwell somehow discovered time and energy to record an record, 1999’s The Queen’s Piper.

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Full Name Jim Motherwell
Music Songs The Dark Island / The Skye Boat Song / Westering Home, Glencoe / Highland Laddie / The Campbells Are Coming, Mingulay Boat Song / Glasgow City Police Pipers / H.M. The Queen's Jig / Itchy Fingers / Banjo Breakdown, Pride in Our Nation, Marine Corp Hymn / Desert Storm / The Corps / Life on the Ocean Wave, The Strangest Dream, Scots Wha Hae / Iz and Bet the Princeton Ladies / Dot's Courage, Cuilin Sunset, Always Argyll, The Haunting / Samantha's Lullaby / The Rowan Tree / The London Scottish / The Calypso Piper, Mrs. Susie Graham's Skinny Pipe Major / The 9 O'clock Walk / The Clumsy Lover, The Flower of Scotland, The Soldiers Return / Grannie Duncan / The Wearing of the Green / Grannie Duncan / Miss Girdle/Erchless Castle / Hey Johnny Cope, New Hampshire Highland Games / Sally Free and Easy / Stumpie / Demitris Suspicion / Plymouth Argyll / Patti's Pictures / Train Journey North / Tricia's Jig, The Dark Island

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1 Ex-father-in-law of Deborah Hecht.
2 He was nominated for the 1974 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for his performance in "Da" at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
3 Enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army on 9 January 1942 during World War II.
4 His parents were Irish immigrants.
5 Father of actor Boris McGiver.
6 Initiated the "Do You Know Me" commercials for American Express
7 Was a teacher in the New York City public school system before becoming an actor. Left behind ten children at the time of his death.



Ellery Queen 1975 TV Series Mr. Pearl
McCoy 1975 TV Series Brookside
The Apple Dumpling Gang 1975 Leonard Sharpe
'Twas the Night Before Christmas 1974 TV Short Mayor (voice)
Mame 1974 Mr. Babcock
Arnold 1973 Governor
Tom Sawyer 1973 TV Movie Judge Thatcher
Alias Smith and Jones 1971-1972 TV Series Doc Snively / August Binford
Love, American Style 1970-1972 TV Series Phobit (segment "Love and the Christmas Punch") / Tom (segment "Love and the Trip")
The Great Man's Whiskers 1972 TV Movie Andrew Hogan
Harvey 1972 TV Movie Dr. William R, Chumley
The Jimmy Stewart Show 1971-1972 TV Series Dr. Luther Quince
The Police 1971 TV Movie General
The Virginian 1971 TV Series John Timothy Driscoll
Lawman 1971 Sabbath Mayor Sam Bolden
The Name of the Game 1971 TV Series Walt Terry
Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? 1971 TV Movie Judge Hathaway
The Feminist and the Fuzz 1971 TV Movie Warren Sorensen
Bewitched 1971 TV Series Bernard Bobbins
Julia 1971 TV Series Sam Stone
The Doris Day Show 1970 TV Series Chief Fleming
The Front Page 1970 TV Movie Mayor
The Littlest Angel 1969 TV Movie Angel of the Peace
Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall 1969 TV Movie Brock
Midnight Cowboy 1969 Mr. O'Daniel
The High Chaparral 1968 TV Series Ebenezer Binns
Fitzwilly 1967 Albert
The Wild Wild West 1967 TV Series Elisha Calamander
The Spirit Is Willing 1967 Uncle George
Mr. Terrific 1967 TV Series Barton J. Reed
I Dream of Jeannie 1966 TV Series Wilfred
Gilligan's Island 1966 TV Series Lord Beasley Waterford
The Phyllis Diller Show 1966 TV Series General
The Glass Bottom Boat 1966 Ralph Goodwin
The Farmer's Daughter 1966 TV Series Harry Marshall
Gidget 1966 TV Series Franklin Whiting
Made in Paris 1966 Roger Barclay
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1966 TV Series Mr. Mozart
Honey West 1966 TV Series Mr. Brillig
The Trials of O'Brien 1966 TV Series Ben Gully
The Dick Van Dyke Show 1965 TV Series Ollie Wheelright
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1965 TV Series Alexander Corby
Marriage on the Rocks 1965 Shad Nathan
Many Happy Returns 1964-1965 TV Series Walter Burnley
The Rogues 1965 TV Series Horatio T. White
Low Man on a Totem Pole 1964 TV Movie Mr. Turnbull
The DuPont Show of the Week 1962-1964 TV Series G.F. Springer / C.P. Ballinger
The Patty Duke Show 1963-1964 TV Series J.R. Castle
The Great Adventure 1963-1964 TV Series General Claiborne / John Stack
The Fugitive 1964 TV Series Jake Devlin
The Twilight Zone 1963-1964 TV Series Roswell G. Flemington / Shannon
The Beverly Hillbillies 1964 TV Series Justin Addison
Destry 1964 TV Series Spink
The Lucy Show 1962-1964 TV Series Judge / Mr. Irwin
A Global Affair 1964 Mr. Snifter
Man's Favorite Sport? 1964 William Cadwalader
Who's Minding the Store? 1963 Mr. John P. Tuttle
Mr. Novak 1963 TV Series Charles Edward Chase
Take Her, She's Mine 1963 Hector G. Ivor
Johnny Cool 1963 Oscar B. 'Oby' Hinds
My Six Loves 1963 Judge Harris
McKeever & the Colonel 1962-1963 TV Series
Ensign O'Toole 1963 TV Series Arthur Ainsley
Something's Got to Give 1962 Short The Judge
Who's Got the Action? 1962 Judge Fogel
The United States Steel Hour 1955-1962 TV Series Mr. Arnold / George Merryman
Period of Adjustment 1962 Stewart P. McGill
The Eleventh Hour 1962 TV Series Gramps
The Manchurian Candidate 1962 Senator Thomas Jordan
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation 1962 Martin Turner
Alcoa Premiere 1962 TV Series Tyler
The Dick Powell Theatre 1962 TV Series Professor Mumford
Bonanza 1961 TV Series Col. Jonathan Bragg
Bachelor in Paradise 1961 Austin Palfrey
Cain's Hundred 1961 TV Series Lenny Bircher
Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961 Tiffany's Salesman
Love in a Goldfish Bowl 1961 Dr. Frawley
'Way Out 1961 TV Series Mr. Rana
The Americans 1961 TV Series Col. Allen
The Barbara Stanwyck Show 1961 TV Series Collins
The Aquanauts 1961 TV Series Professor Orlando Twamley
Peter Loves Mary 1961 TV Series Mr. Fairfield
The Tab Hunter Show 1960 TV Series Mr. Kleeber
World Wide '60 1960 TV Series
Play of the Week 1960 TV Series
Adventures in Paradise 1960 TV Series Mannheim
Sunday Showcase 1960 TV Series
The Gazebo 1959 Sam Thorpe
The DuPont Show of the Month 1959 TV Series Mr. Sowerberry
Five Fingers 1959 TV Series
The Catholic Hour 1959 TV Series
Lux Playhouse 1959 TV Series MacBain
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1958-1959 TV Series Arthur Motherwell / Harold George Goames
Once Upon a Horse... 1958 Mr. Tharp
The Investigator 1958 TV Series
General Electric Theater 1958 TV Series
Schlitz Playhouse 1958 TV Series Mr. Smith
Omnibus 1958 TV Series Tappercoom
I Married a Woman 1958 Girard - Sutton's Lawyer
Matinee Theatre 1957 TV Series
Lux Video Theatre 1957 TV Series Voice (off camera) / Sir Reggie
Love in the Afternoon 1957 Monsieur X
Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot 1957 Short 1st Planter
The Man in the Raincoat 1957 O'Brien
Kraft Theatre 1952-1957 TV Series
The Alcoa Hour 1956 TV Series Two Gentlemen / Mr. Bernhard
The George Gobel Show 1956 TV Series
Playwrights '56 1956 TV Series
Goodyear Playhouse 1956 TV Series Hopkins
The Elgin Hour 1955 TV Series Gubbins
Studio One in Hollywood 1955 TV Series Harold / Darrell



The Patty Duke Show 1963 TV Series 1 episode



The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964-1972 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The David Frost Show 1972 TV Series Himself
The Irv Kupcinet Show 1970 TV Series Himself
Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man 1970 TV Special
The Celebrity Game 1964-1965 TV Series Himself

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Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1976 TV Series Leonard Sharpe

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