Dallas McKennon

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Birthday
19, 1919
Birthplace
Oregon
Death Date
Jul 14, 2009 (89)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
19, 1919
Birthplace
Oregon
Death Date
Jul 14, 2009 (89)

About

Sometimes credited as Dal McKennon, he was a voice actor with a career that spanned more than half-a-century. He was the original voice for Tony the Tiger and had other notable roles as Gumby for Art Clokey, Archie Andrews for Filmation's Archie series and Buzz Buzzard in Woody Woodpecker cartoons.

Before Fame

He created and hosted a kids TV wraparound show called Space Funnies/Capt. Jet during the early 1950s.

Trivia

For the Crash Bandicoot video game character of Ripper Roo, only his laugh was used. He provided his voice for Disney theme park attractions like It's a Small World, The Haunted Mansion and The Hall of Presidents.

Family Life

He was married to Betty Warner from 1942 until his death. He was survived by his eight children.

Associated With

Thurl Ravenscroft took over as the voice of Tony the Tiger in 1953 after he originated the part in 1952.

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