“Forgotten Hollywood”- Remembering a Disney Voice Actor…

Posted on July 8, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

dick jones   Richard Percy Jones voiced the title character in Disney’s 1940 animated film Pinocchio. He voiced the role of the puppet who wants to be a real boy — and whose nose grows each time he tells a lie — in the classic film as a child actor. He also sang Give a Little Whistle, Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee, and I’ve Got No Strings.  RICHARD JONES ->

   He reportedly worked in Hoot Gibson’s rodeo as a trick rider and roper before moving to Los Angeles with his mom to pursue acting. His first role was in 1934’s Burn ‘Em Up Barnes. He went on to have small roles in several Westerns, in both film and television.

   Jones attended Hollywood High School, and at fifteen took over the lead of Henry Aldrich on the hit radio show The Aldrich Family. He played a 16 year old cook in Rocky Mountain starring Errol Flynn. Jones also had small parts in the Our Gang movies, as well as Babes in Toyland,  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Knute Rockne All American, and Heaven Can Wait. His last screen credit was Requiem for a Gunfighter.

   From 1951-53, Jones played Dick West / Jimmy the Kid in 78 episodes of the small screen series The Range Rider. He also made several appearances as various characters on The Gene Autry Show, and the series Annie Oakley. He portrayed the title character in Buffalo Bill Jr.

   In 2000, Dick Jones was named one of the Disney Legends. He did promotional events for the platinum edition DVD and Blu-ray release of Pinocchio.


   Dick Jones was 87.


logo-sppl   Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is now featured in a new repository. The South Pasadena Public Library was founded on September 10th, 1895, and is governed by the Library Board of Trustees whose members are appointed by the City Council.

   City Librarian Steve Fjeldsted is vastly interested in presenting a classic cinema series to local residents in their 200-seat theater. I will keep you apprised as events unfold.

   This is my latest work’s 46th branch, and the 105th overall library that carries one of my works in the Forgotten Hollywood Book Series.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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