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Xavier Atencio

Xavier Atencio was born on September 4, 1919 in Trinidad, Colorado, USA as Francis Xavier Atencio. See full bio »
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 2015/I Inside Out (writer: "Grim Grinning Ghosts (Otherworldly Concerto)")
 2013 Captain Jokes Parrot's Adventures (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Special Episode (2013) ... (lyrics: "Yo Ho (A Pirate Life for me)")
- Pilot (2013) ... (lyrics: "Yo Ho (A Pirate Life for me)")
- Enter in His World (2013) ... (lyrics: "Yo Ho (A Pirate Life for me)")
 2013 Video Compilation: Top Ten Best Videos 2007-2012 (Documentary) (lyrics: "Yo Ho (A Pirate Life for me)" - uncredited)
 2012 Funny Show Part Two: The Video - Movie (Video) (lyrics: "Yo Ho (A Pirate Life for me)")
 2012 Funny Show Presents: Captain Jokes Parrot (Video short) (lyrics: "Yo Ho (A Pirate Life for me)")
 2011 Kinect Disneyland Adventures (Video Game) (writer: "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)" (1967), "Grim Grinning Ghosts" (1969))
  Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Halloween Time at Disneyland (2011) ... (lyrics: "Grim Grinning Ghosts") / (writer: "Grim Grinning Ghosts")
- The Top 11 Florida Attractions Not in California, Part One (2011) ... (lyrics: "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)")
 2011 Chop (lyrics: "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)" - uncredited)
 2008 The Reinactors (Documentary) (lyrics: "A Pirates Life for Me") / (music: "A Pirates Life for Me")
 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (lyrics: "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)")
 2003 The Haunted Mansion (writer: "Grim Grinning Ghosts")
 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (lyrics: "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)")
  House of Mouse (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (music - 1 episode, 2001)
- House Ghosts (2002) ... (lyrics: "Grim Grinning Ghosts")
- Thanks to Minnie (2001) ... (lyrics: "A Parrot's Life for Me") / (music: "A Parrot's Life for Me")
 2000 Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour (Video Game) (lyrics: "Grim Grinning Ghosts", "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)")
 1996 Walt Disney World Explorer (Video Game) (writer: "Bear Band Serenade", "Grim Grinning Ghosts")
 1990 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Disneyland Fun (Video) (lyrics: "Grim Grinning Ghosts" - as F. Xavier Atencio)
 1987 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Heigh-Ho (Video short) (lyrics: "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for me)" - as X Atencio)
 1972 The Magic of Walt Disney World (Short) (writer: "Bear Band Serenade" - uncredited)
 1968 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (7 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
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Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
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This Disney Imagineer wrote the words to "Grim Grinning Ghosts". This song is played in Walt Disneyland's and Disney World's "Hanted Mansion" attractions as well as Disney's "A Spooky Night in Disney's Haunted Mansion" album. The song is performed by Thurl Ravenscroft. See more »

Alternate Names:

F. Xavier Atencio | X. Atencio | X Atencio | Atencio


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Enlisted in the U.S. Army on 23 September 1941 during World War II.



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