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Dallas McKennon Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth
Who is Dallas McKennon?
Dallas Raymond McKennon sometimes credited as Dal McKennon was an American notable film, television, and voice actor who had a career lasting over 50 years. During World War II, he served in the Army Signal Corps and was stationed in Alaska.
How Old Is Dallas McKennon?
He was 89 years at the time of his death on July 14, 2009. Having been born on July 19, 1919, in Le Grande, Oregon, U.S. McKennon shared his birthdate with celebrities such as; Shane Dawson, Karl Jacobs, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Padalecki, Riley Curry, and many more.
Dallas McKennon Family
Who are Dallas McKennon’s Parents?
He was born to Raymond McKennon (Father) and Grace (Carter) McKennon (Mother).
Does Dallas McKennon have Siblings?
There is no news on the Internet showing whether he had siblings or was born as the only child. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Dallas McKennon Education
Information regarding where he received his high school/college education is not mentioned on the internet.
Dallas McKennon Marital Status
He was married to the love of his life, Betty Warner. They were married from 1942 until McKennon’s death in 2009.
Dallas McKennon Kids
He and his wife had eight kids, two sons by the name, of Jerald McKennon and Steven McKennon. And six daughters by the name of Gayle McKennon, Dalene Lackaff, Wendy McKennon, Tamara Rock, Linda Strozyk, and Barbara Porter.
Dallas McKennon Career
His best-known voice roles were Gumby for Art Clockey, Archie Andrews in several different Archie series for Filmation, and the primary voice of Buzz Buzzard in the Woody Woodpecker cartoons. In the early 1950s, he created and hosted his own daily kids’ TV wraparound show, Space Funnies/Capt. The jet was aired on KNXT (KCBS) TV Ch2 on weekday mornings in Los Angeles. This was thus the first Los Angeles-based kid show to air returns of The Little Rascals and Laurel & Hardy shorts. In addition, Dallas was the primary voice actor for the 1960s cartoon series Q.T. Hush.
In 1969, he was the voice of the Hardy Boys’ sidekick, Chet Morton in the animated mystery series. Furthermore, he sang and provided many character voices mainly for Walt Disney Animation. There, he voiced characters in; Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Mary Poppins, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. His laughter as a hyena in Lady and the Tramp was later recycled as a stock sound effect for the voice of Ripper Roo in the Crash Bandicoot video game series. Moreover, he provided the voices for many Disney attractions such as the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad safety announcement.
A pair of laughing hyenas in the Africa Room portion of It’s Small World, Benjamin Franklin’s voice in Epcot’s The American Adventure, Epcot’s WorldKey information kiosks, and Zeke in the Country Bear His notable live-action role is the innkeeper Cincinnatus in Daniel Boone. Also, he had a bit part as a diner cook in The Birds and as a gas station attendant in Clambake. His final movie was Gumby: The Movie under the pseudonym Charles Farrington. He voiced Gumby, Fatbuckle, Lucky Claybert, and Professor Kapp. In addition, he was a passionate Oregon Trail historian.
Therefore, he visited schools around the Northwest lecturing children about Oregon history and worked at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Centre giving instructional speeches and putting together plays, skits, songs, stories, and informational documents leading up to the Oregon Trail’s sesquicentennial (150th anniversary). Moreover, he worked with Oregon Public Broadcasting creating The Pappenheimers, an instructional video series to help teach children of German.
Dallas McKennon Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body, he stood at a height of 5ft 8inches (1.73m) and unknown weight.
Dallas McKennon Salary and Net Worth
His salary is not mentioned on the internet but had an estimated net worth of between $1 and $5 million.