Tuesday, July 14, 2009

RIP Dal McKennon

Dallas McKennon, the 'voice of Gumby' dies at 89

02:44 PM PDT on Tuesday, July 14, 2009


RAYMOND, Wash. - Northwest personality Dallas McKennon, who was the official voice of "Gumby," died Tuesday in Raymond. He was 89.

McKennon used his prolific voice talents for Walt Disney cartoon film features, Walter Lanz cartoons, "Archie (and friends)", and more.

In the Northwest, many might have known him as "Joe Meek" in the Champoeg Historic Pageants, or saw his historic musical program on The Queen of the West Riverboat, or at the Oregon Trail Story at the End of The Trail Interpretive Center.


McKENNON, Dallas R. "Dal"
Born: 7/19/1919, La Grande, Oregon, U.S.A.
Died: 7/14/2009, Raymond, Washington, U.S.A.

Dal McKennon's westerns - actor, voice actor:
Bend of the River - 1952 (miner)
Square Shootin' Square - 1955 (Dapper Dan Dooley) [voice]
Good Day for a Hanging - 1959 (carpenter)
Lawman (TV) - 1959 (Randy)
U.S. Marshal (TV) - 1960 (farmer)
Wagon Train (TV) - 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
The Tall Man (TV) - 1961 (bartender)
Gunsmoke (TV) - 1961, 1962
Laramie (TV) - 1962
The Virginian (TV) - 1962, 1963
The Rifleman (TV) - 1963
7 Faces of Dr. Lao - 1964 (cowboy)
Daniel Boone (TV) - 1964-1969 (Cincinnatus)
The Glory Guys - 1965 (Karl Harpane)
The Big Valley (TV) - 1965 (Abner Wirth)
Daniel Boone: Frontier Trail Rider - 1966 (Cincinnatus)
Bonanza (TV) - 1966 (Jenkins)
Dundee and the Culhane (TV) - 1967
Hot Lead and Cold Feet - 1978 (saloon patron)

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