Movie Cast: Jungle Book, The (1967)

by christophershobris | created - 18 Apr 2016 | updated - 09 Aug 2016 | Public

With the release to Walt Disney's The Jungle Book in 2016, I think I need to list the actors who fabulously portrait the characters from the classic 1967 animated film. I will also do one for the modern film. But this is the 1967 version, some actors may surprise on who played the characters. So without further ado, here are the actors that played the characters from Disney's The Jungle Book from 1967. Enjoy!

1. Phil Harris

Actor | The Jungle Book

A bandleader of the 1940s and a radio, film, and TV actor who always seemed to imply allegiance to the former Confederate States of America. Was a principal of long standing among the comedian Jack Benny's radio retinue, parlaying his popularity into his own radio series, in which his wife, Alice ...

Baloo - A fun, and laid-back bear of the jungle. He is friends with Bagheera as we find out later in the film, though he does get on his nerves from time to time. Baloo meets Mowgli and also befriends him so much that Mowgli wants to be with him all the time. Despite being laid back he will do what it takes to save a friend from danger. Even if it means risking his own.

2. Sebastian Cabot

Actor | The Jungle Book

Sebastian Cabot was born on July 6, 1918 in London, England as Charles Sebastian Thomas Cabot. He was an actor, known for The Jungle Book (1967), The Time Machine (1960) and The Sword in the Stone (1963). He was married to Kathleen Rose Humphreys. He died on August 22, 1977 in North Saanich, ...

Bagheera - The proper, mature but loyal, and fatherly black panther who first discovers Mowgli when we was only a baby. Bagheera holds major responsibility to Mowgli almost like another father to him. Bagheera though thoughtful, can get annoyed easily especially around Baloo. However, he does whatever it takes to make sure Mowgli is safe from any situation they come across, most of the time he deals with pain for Mowgli.

3. George Sanders

Actor | All About Eve

George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in ...

Shere Khan - The menacing tiger who has one goal set in mind...kill the man cub. And in the entire movie that's exactly what he does. Everyone has utter fear for Shere Khan, even when he isn't present his presence is still felt, like he can jump out at any second.

4. Bruce Reitherman

Soundtrack | The Jungle Book

Bruce Reitherman was born on September 15, 1955 in Burbank, California, USA as Bruce Phillip Reitherman. He is a cinematographer, known for The Jungle Book (1967), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) and The Living Edens (1997).

Mowgli - A child who is abandoned in the jungle. He is discovered by Bagheera as he brings him over to the wolves, where the wolves raise Mowgli as one of there own. He later befriends Baloo, and gets extremely attached to him until he need to go to the man village. He loves the jungle so much, he doesn't want to until, love strikes.

5. Sterling Holloway

Actor | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Popular American character actor of amusing appearance and voice whose long career led from dozens of highly enjoyable onscreen performances to world-wide familiarity as the voice of numerous Walt Disney animated films. Born in the American Deep South to grocer Sterling P. Holloway Sr. and Rebecca ...

Kaa - A slithery and slimy snake who wants Mowgli for dinner but fails every time he gets a chance to.

6. J. Pat O'Malley

Actor | The Jungle Book

J. Pat had a warm smile, twinkling eyes, and an Irish name. He was born in Burnley, England, and began his acting career in British musical halls. J. Pat came to the USA at the outbreak of World War II. He also worked on the Broadway stage during the 1940s and 1950s. J. Pat was a very familiar face...

Colonel Hathi - The leader of the elephant march. He helps Bagheera get Mowgli safely to the village. Although he has a short memory.

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7. Louis Prima

Actor | The Jungle Book

Born in New Orleans' French Quarter, Louis Prima longed to play jazz. When he was a child, he studied the violin. His older brother Leon took up trumpet while Louis was still quite young, and he soon followed in his brother's footsteps. He played in clubs like "The Famous Door" in the 1930s, and by...

King Louie - A monkey "king" of the jungle. He wants Mowgli so he can learn the secret of man's red fire (magic). He will got the distance for it, until Bagheera and Baloo stop him.

8. Verna Felton

Actress | Sleeping Beauty

Verna Felton had extensive experience on the stage and in radio before she broke into film and television. Her trademarks was her distinctive husky voice and her no-nonsense attitude. She was quite in demand for voiceover work, as evidenced by her roles in Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (...


9. Clint Howard

Actor | Apollo 13

Clint Howard also had a recurring role in The Andy Griffith Show, as a little boy always dressed in a cowboy outfit and always eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He never said a word, but was always offering someone a bite. He also had a co-starring role along with a black bear as the owner...

Junior - Hathi's son, he befriends Mowgli.

10. Chad Stuart

Actor | Fury: The Tales of Ronan Pierce

Chad Stuart is an actor, known for Crazed (2014) and Dateline: Hollywood (1967).


11. Lord Tim Hudson

Actor | The Jungle Book

Lord Tim Hudson was born on February 11, 1940 in Prestbury, Cheshire, England as George Timothy Hudson.


12. Ben Wright

Actor | The Sound of Music

Ben Wright was born May 5, 1915, to an English mother and an American father in London, England, UK. At 16, he entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts where classmates included such future stars as Ida Lupino. Upon graduating, he acted in several West End stage productions. When WWII broke out, ...

Rama the Wolf - The father wolf of Mowgli, he takes him in after Bagheera shows him the child.

13. Darleen Carr

Actress | The Jungle Book

Darleen Carr was born on December 12, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Darleen Farnon. She is an actress, known for The Jungle Book (1967), Magnum, P.I. (1980) and The Streets of San Francisco (1972). She has been married to Jameson Parker since June 18, 1992. She was previously married to Jason ...

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14. Leo DeLyon

Actor | The Incredible Hulk

Leo De Lyon is an American voice actor famous for his role as Spook and Brain in the cartoon Top Cat .Look for Leo on the extras for the Top Cat DVDs. He performed on stage as pianist and vocal entertainer and was musical director for several artists such as Sandler and Young. Worked with Al Kooper...


15. Hal Smith

Actor | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Hal Smith was born on August 24, 1916 in Petoskey, Michigan, USA as Harold John Smith. He was an actor, known for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), The Great Race (1965) and The Andy Griffith Show (1960). He was married to Vivian M. Angstadt. He died on January 28, 1994 in Woodland ...

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16. Ralph Wright

Writer | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Ralph Wright was born on May 17, 1908 in Grants Pass, Oregon, USA as Ralph Waldo Wright. He was a writer and actor, known for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), Perri (1957) and Lady and the Tramp (1955). He was married to Irmgard Julia Muller and Marjorie Irene Anderson. He died on ...

Gloomy Elephant

17. Digby Wolfe

Writer | Laugh-In

Digby Wolfe was born on June 4, 1929 in London, England. He was a writer and actor, known for Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967), Father Goose (1964) and The Wild Wild West (1965). He was married to Patricia Mannion. He died on May 2, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

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