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Douglas Rain
Born (1928-03-13)March 13, 1928
Died November 11, 2018(2018-11-11) (aged 90)
St. Marys, Ontario, Canada
Alma mater Banff School of Fine Arts
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Occupation Actor
Known for Voice of HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and 2010 (1984)
Spouse(s) Lois Shaw
Martha Henry
Awards Dora Mavor Moore Award

Douglas Rain (March 13, 1928 – November 11, 2018) was a Canadian actor and narrator.

He was known for providing the voice of the HAL 9000 computer in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and the sequel 2010.

He decided to study acting at the Banff School of Fine Arts in Banff, Alberta and the Old Vic School in Bristol, England. He was nominated for a Tony Award in the category of Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for his performance in Vivat! Vivat Regina!.

Rain died in November 11, 2018 at the age of 90 at a hospital in St. Marys, Ontario of natural causes.

Filmography

Movies

  • Oedipus Rex - Creon (1957)
  • The Hill - Jesus (1960) (voice) (TV movie)
  • William Lyon Mackenzie: A Friend to His Country - William Lyon Mackenzie (1961) (short)
  • Robert Baldwin: A Matter of Principle - William Lyon Mackenzie (1961) (short)
  • A Cry of Angels - Charles (1963) (TV movie)
  • Twelfth Night (1964) (TV movie)
  • Henry V - Henry V of England (1966) (TV movie)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey - HAL 9000 (1968) (voice)
  • Sleeper - Evil Computer/Various Robot Butlers (1973) (voice) (uncredited)
  • Tour en l'air - Narrator (1974) (voice)
  • Sam Hughes's War (1984) (TV movie)
  • 2010 - HAL 9000 (1984 2010) (voice)
  • Love & Larceny - Ashton Fletcher (1985) (TV movie)
  • The Russian German War - Narrator (2007) (voice)

Television

  • Scope - Laertes (1955)
  • Folio - Malcolm (1955)
  • On Camera - Joy-Pop (1955-1957)
  • Hudson's Bay - Martin Cobb (1959)
  • R.C.M.P. - Mr. Dodds (1960)
  • Just Mary (1960) (voice)
  • Festival - Julius Caesar (1960)
  • The Other Man - David Henderson (1963)
  • Playdate - Pip / Jones (1962-1964)
  • Play of the Month - Stephano (1968)
  • Softly, Softly: Taskforce - Jerry Proctor (1970)
  • Talking to a Stranger - Alan (1971)
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