Wednesday, May 30, 2012

RIP Dick Beals

Richard "Dick" Beals died in Vista, California on Mya 29th, 2012. Beals, born on March 16, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan was an actor and voice dubber. He dubbed many voiceso over his long career, which spanned from the early 1950s into the present time. The 4’ 7” actor specialized in doing the voices of young boys such as Davey in the “Davey and Goliath” cartoons and “Speedy Alka Seltzer”. Dick was also the radio voice of Jim Reid on WXYZ’s “The Lone Ranger” radio series.

Beals graduated from Michigan State University in 1949, where he majored in radio broadcasting and puppetry. He covered intramural sports and performed in weekly radio dramas for the campus radio station WKAR. Beals was also a member of the Michigan State cheerleading squad.

Beals was the cartoon voice for several characters including Baby-Faced Moonbeam in “Duck Dodgers”, the title character on “Gumby”, and various voices on “Roger Ramjet”, “The Jetsons”, “The Flintstones”, and other cartoons.

BEALS, Dick (Richard Beals)
Born: 3/16/1927, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
Died: 5/29/2012, Vista, California, U.S.A.

Dick Beals’ western – voice actor:
The Lone Ranger (TV) – 1966 [voice of Tiny Tom]


  1. Additional Western connections include several appearances on the "Gunsmoke" radio series, including appearing on the first episode as Billy the Kid.

  2. Thanks for the additional information M. Mitchell Marmel.