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Jim Dale began his career as a stand-up comic. He sharpened his comedy skills during a stint in the army, where he organized and performed in camp shows. After his discharge he pursued a comedy career, and landed a job as the warm-up comic on a musical variety show. He did so well that the producers gave him a spot on the show as a singer, and he ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Thank Your Lucky Stars
Thank Your Lucky Stars Himself - Host / Himself
(1962-1966)
Six-Five Special
Six-Five Special Himself - Presenter / Himself
(1957-1958)
Pete's Dragon
Pete's Dragon Dr. Terminus
(1977)

Filmography

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 2009 Harry Potter: Wizarding World (Video Game)
Narrator
 2007-2009 Pushing Daisies (TV Series)
Narrator
- Kerplunk (2009) ... Narrator (voice)
- Water & Power (2009) ... Narrator (voice)
- Window Dressed to Kill (2009) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Norwegians (2008) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Legend of Merle McQuoddy (2008) ... Narrator (voice)
 2007 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Challenge (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Video Game)
Narrator (US version) (voice)
 1997 Cosby (TV Series)
Gregory
- Lucas Smartypantsicus (1997) ... Gregory
 1997 The Hunchback (TV Movie)
Clopin
 1993 The Poetry Hall of Fame (TV Movie)
 1993 The American Clock (TV Movie)
Ted Quinn
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
Baltimore Correspondent (voice)
 1986 The Ellen Burstyn Show (TV Series)
Robert Alan Waits
- Monkey Business (1986) ... Robert Alan Waits
 1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
The Duke
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Gilbert
- Mama's Boy (1985) ... Gilbert
 1984 Scandalous
Inspector Anthony Crisp
 1978/II The Dancing Princesses (TV Movie)
Soldier
 1978 Hot Lead and Cold Feet
Eli Bloodshy / Wild Billy Bloodshy / Jasper Bloodshy
 1977 Joseph Andrews
The pedlar
 1970 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- My Dog Sunday (1970) ... Storyteller
 1968 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
 1967 The Plank
House Painter
 1967 Mister Misfit (TV Movie)
Jim Didsbury
 1965 The Big Job
Harold
 1965 Pet Pals (TV Movie)
 1963 Carry on Cabby
Jeremy - Expectant Father
 1963 Nurse on Wheels
Tim Taylor
 1962 The Swingin' Maiden
Thompson's Salesman Bill
 1961 Roommates
Bass Trombone (Phil)
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Other Works:

He acted in Carl Zuckmayer's play, "The Captain of Kopenick", in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Paul Scofield (first appearance at the National), Bill Fraser, Hazel Hughes, Jane Lapotaire, Charles Kay, Bernard Gallagher, John Moffatt, Ronald Pickup, Edward Hardwicke, Peter Duncan, ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jim Dale MBE

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'd rather get a good clean laugh with good material, than an easy laugh by swearing or shocking. That's not clever or comedic, anybody can get a laugh that way, it's too easy. See more »

Trivia:

He was offered the role of Jungle Boy in Carry on Up the Jungle (1970) which was originally titled 'Carry on Jungle Boy', but turned it down as the character had no dialogue. The role went to Terry Scott. See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Leo

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