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Dickie Jones

American actor who achieved some success as a child and as a young adult, especially in B-Westerns and in television. The son of a Texas newspaper editor, Jones was a prodigious horseman from infancy, billed at the age of four as the World's Youngest Trick Rider and Trick Roper. At the age of six, he was hired to perform riding and lariat tricks in the rodeo owned by western star Hoot Gibson. Gibson convinced young Jones and his parents that there was a place for him in Hollywood, and the boy and his mother went west. Gibson arranged for some small parts for the boy, whose good looks, energy, and pleasant voice quickly landed him more and bigger parts, both in low-budget Westerns and in more substantial productions. In 1940, he had one of his most prominent (although invisible) roles, as the voice of Pinocchio (1940) in Walt Disney's animated film of the same name. Jones attended Hollywood High School and, at 15, took over the role of Henry Aldrich on the hit radio show "The Aldrich Family." He learned carpentry and augmented his income with jobs in that field. He served in the Army in Alaska during the final months of World War II. Gene Autry, who before the war had cast Jones in several Westerns, put him back to work in films and particularly in television, on programs produced by Autry's company. Now billed as Dick Jones, the handsome young man starred as Dick West, sidekick to the Western hero known as The Range Rider (1951), in a TV series that ran for 76 episodes in 1951 (and for decades in syndication). Then Autry gave Jones his own series, Buffalo Bill, Jr. (1955), which ran for 40 episodes. Jones continued working in films throughout the 1950s, then retired and entered the business world. Date of Death: 7 July 2014, Northridge, Los Angeles, California

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Feb 25, 1927 In McKinney, Collin, Texas
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Little Men 1934-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Making of Pinocchio: No Strings Attached 2009-03-10
Known For
Poster of The Range Rider
Poster of The Gene Autry Show
Poster of The Lone Ranger
Poster of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Movie The Making of Pinocchio: No Strings Attached Himself (as Dick Jones) 2009-03-10
Movie A Wish Came True: The Making of 'Pinocchio' 2000-12-22
Movie Requiem for a Gunfighter Cliff Fletcher 1965-06-30
Movie The Devil's Bedroom Norm 1964-09-01
Movie The Night Rider Billy Joe 1962-01-01
Movie The Cool and the Crazy Stu Summerville (as Dick Jones) 1958-03-01
Movie The Wild Dakotas Mike McGeehee (as Dick Jones) 1956-02-28
Series Buffalo Bill, Jr. Buffalo Bill Jr. 1955-03-01
Movie The Bamboo Prison Jackie 1954-06-15
Movie Last of the Pony Riders Johnny Blair 1953-11-03
Movie Wagon Team Dave Weldon, aka The Apache Kid (as Dick Jones) 1952-09-29
Movie The Old West Pinto 1952-09-29
Series The Range Rider Unknown 1951-04-05
Movie Fort Worth Luther Wicks (as Dick Jones) 1951-07-14
Movie Rocky Mountain Jim 'Buck' Wheat 1950-01-01
Movie Sands of Iwo Jima Scared Marine (uncredited) 1950-01-01
Series The Gene Autry Show 1950-07-23
Movie Redwood Forest Trail Mighty Mite 1950-09-18
Series The Lone Ranger Jim Douglas 1949-09-15
Movie Sons of New Mexico Randy Pryor 1949-12-20
Movie The Strawberry Roan Joe Bailey 1948-08-01
Movie The Adventures of Mark Twain Young Samuel Clemens 1944-05-03
Movie Musical Movieland Tourist (uncredited) 1944-09-09
Movie The Vanishing Virginian Robert Yancey, Jr. 1942-02-01
Movie Adventure in Washington Abbott 1941-05-29
Movie Virginia City Cobby 1940-03-23
Movie Maryland Lee Danfield, Age 12 1940-07-19
Movie Pinocchio Pinocchio / Alexander (voice) (uncredited) 1940-02-23
Movie Knute Rockne All American Boy Captain (uncredited) 1940-10-05
Movie The Howards of Virginia Matt Howard at 12 1940-09-19
Movie Brigham Young Henry Kent 1940-09-27
Movie The Man Who Dared Bill Carter 1939-06-03
Movie Sergeant Madden Dennis Madden, as a boy 1939-03-24
Movie Woman Doctor Johnny 1939-02-06
Movie Nancy Drew... Reporter Killer Parkins 1939-02-18
Movie Young Mr. Lincoln Adam Clay as a Boy 1939-06-09
Movie On Borrowed Time Boy in Tree (uncredited) 1939-07-07
Movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Richard Jones (uncredited) 1939-10-19
Movie Destry Rides Again Claggett Boy 1939-11-30
Movie Sky Patrol Bobby Landis 1939-09-11
Movie Border Wolves Jimmie Benton 1938-02-25
Movie The Kid Comes Back Bobby Doyle 1938-02-12
Movie The Devil's Party Young Joe 1938-06-02
Movie The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Buddy 1938-06-30
Movie The Frontiersmen Artie Peters 1938-12-16
Movie Girls on Probation Magazine Newsboy 1938-10-22
Movie A Man to Remember Dick Abbott (as a boy) 1938-10-14
Movie Ready, Willing and Able Junior 1937-03-06
Movie Black Legion Buddy Taylor 1937-01-30
Movie Blake of Scotland Yard Bobby Mason 1937-01-30
Movie Smoke Tree Range Unknown 1937-06-05
Movie Blake of Scotland Yard Bobby Mason 1937-01-30
Movie Land Beyond the Law Bobby Skinner 1937-03-13
Movie Flying Fists Dickie Martin 1937-07-01
Movie Hollywood Round-Up Dickie Stevens 1937-11-06
Movie Love Is on the Air Bill - Mouse's Friend 1937-10-02
Movie Stella Dallas Lee Morrison 1937-08-06
Movie Renfrew of the Royal Mounted Tommy MacDonald 1937-09-29
Movie The Adventures of Frank Merriwell Jimmy McLaw 1936-01-13
Movie Gasoloons Wilbur 1936-01-03
Movie 36 Hours to Kill Little Boy Selling The Garden Beautiful 1936-07-24
Movie Sutter's Gold 2nd Newsboy 1936-03-01
Movie Love Begins at Twenty Boy on Streetcar 1936-08-22
Movie Wild Horse Round-Up 1936-11-20
Movie Who's Looney Now Sonny Brown 1936-08-23
Movie The Call of the Savage Jan Trevor as a Boy 1935-04-14
Movie The Hawk Dickie Thomas 1935-05-13
Movie O'Shaughnessy's Boy Boy with Sling Shot at Parade 1935-09-27
Movie Westward Ho Jim Wyatt as a Child 1935-08-19
Movie Moonlight on the Prairie Dickie Roberts 1935-11-02
Movie Little Men Dolly 1934-01-01
Movie Babes in Toyland Schoolboy (uncredited) 1934-12-14