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Dick Beals (1927–2012)

Dick Beals provided the voice for the commercial character Speedy Alka-Seltzer and originated the voice of Gumby and the first Davey from the TV series "Davey and Goliath," As a child, he was too small to play sports so started cheerleading for his local high school at age 7. At Michigan State, he was a member of the cheerleading squad and earned ... See full bio »


(age 85) in Vista, California, USA

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 1996 The Bugs n' Daffy Show (TV Series)
Various Characters (voice)
 1995 That's Warner Bros.! (TV Series)
Various Characters (voice)
 1987 DuckTales (TV Series)
- Superdoo! (1987) ... (voice, as Richard Beals)
 1987 The Puppetoon Movie
Speedy Alka-Seltzer (voice)
 1983 The Biskitts (TV Series)
- Turnaround Hound/A Dark and Stormy Knight (1983) ... Scat (voice)
- The Swamp Monster/May the Best Biskitt Win (1983) ... Scat (voice)
- The Moonpond/Fly Me to the Goon (1983) ... Scat (voice)
- The Trojan Biskitt/Snatched from Scratch (1983) ... Scat (voice)
- The Golden Biskitt/The Bone in the Stone (1983) ... Scat (voice)
 1983 Saturday Supercade (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... (voice)
 1983 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Floog / Flub / Blib / ...
- The Secret World of Og (1983) ... Floog / Flub / Blib / ... (voice, as Richard Beals)
- All the Money in the World (1983) ... Flan
 1979 Casper and the Angels (TV Series) (voice)
 1967 Jack and the Beanstalk (TV Movie)
Jack (singing voice)
 1967 Birdman (TV Series)
- The Return of Vulturo (1967) ... Birdboy (voice)
 1966 Frankenstein, Jr. and the Impossibles (TV Series)
Buzz Conroy (voice)
 1966 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Tiny Tom
- The Trickster/Crack of Doom/The Human Dynamo (1966) ... Tiny Tom (voice)
 1965 Roger Ramjet (TV Series)
Yank / Dan (voice)
 1960-1965 Davey and Goliath (TV Series)
David 'Davey' Hansen / Teddy / Nat / ...
- Christmas Lost and Found (1965) ... Davey Hansen / Teddy / Boys (voice)
- Hocus Pocus (1964) ... David 'Davey' Hansen (voice, as Richard Beals)
- The Jickets (1964) ... David 'Davey' Hansen / Joe / Nat / ... (voice, as Richard Beals)
- Rags and Buttons (1964) ... David 'Davey' Hansen (voice, as Richard Beals)
- A Diller, a Dollar (1964) ... David 'Davey' Hansen / Teddy (voice, as Richard Beals)
 1965 The Secret Squirrel Show (TV Series)
Additional voices
 1964 The Flintstones (TV Series)
Kids / Elf #1 / The Scouts
- Christmas Flintstone (1964) ... Kids / Elf #1 (voice)
- Cave Scout Jamboree (1964) ... The Scouts (voice)
 1964 The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (TV Series) (voice)
 1963 The Funny Company (TV Series short)
Buzzer Bell / Shrinking Violet
- Tarantula (1963) ... Buzzer Bell / Shrinking Violet (voice)
- Sulky Racing (1963) ... Buzzer Bell / Shrinking Violet (voice)
- Orb Weaver Spider (1963) ... Buzzer Bell / Shrinking Violet (voice)
- Man in Space (1963) ... Buzzer Bell / Shrinking Violet (voice)
- Lighthouse (1963) ... Buzzer Bell / Shrinking Violet (voice)
 1962 The Jetsons (TV Series)
Arthur Spacely
- Elroy's TV Show (1962) ... Arthur Spacely (voice)
- The Flying Suit (1962) ... (voice)
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
- The Dummy (1960) ... Rinaldo (as Richard Beals)
 1957 Boyhood Daze (Short)
Ralph Phillips (voice, uncredited)
 1957 The Snow Queen
The Prince (English version, voice)
 1956 The Gumby Show (TV Series)
Gumby / Additional voices (1962-1967) (voice)
 1955 My Little Margie (TV Series)
 1953 From A to Z-Z-Z-Z (Short)
Ralph Phillips (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Craig Kennedy, Criminologist (TV Series)
Bobby 'Butch' Moore
- The Kid Brother ... Bobby 'Butch' Moore (as Richard Beals)
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Author of his memoir, "Think Big." See more »

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Alternate Names:

Richard Beals


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Personal Quote:

Once the directors found there was a college graduate who could children's voices, they didn't have to call those nutty mothers anymore and them to get Junior to do the part. I do any voice, boy or girl. See more »


He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Michigan State University (formerly College) in 1949. He wanted to be an announcer at WKAR radio station where he was encouraged to do children's voices on the weekly radio show before a live audience. This job led to voice overs. See more »

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