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Dennis Day (I) (1916–1988)

Always bright and beaming from ear to ear, Irish singer Dennis Day's name and career remains synonymous with that of Jack Benny's, working with the star comedian on radio and TV for the entire duration. It was Jack who gave him his break in 1939 and Jack who kept him employed as a singer and naive comic sidekick (his "Gee, Mr. Benny!" became a ... See full bio »

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 1981 The Rovers Comedy House (TV Series)
 1978 The Stingiest Man in Town (TV Movie)
Nephew Fred (voice)
 1976 Frosty's Winter Wonderland (TV Short)
Parson Brown (voice)
 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Singing Telegraph Man
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Reverend Hale (segment "Love and the Big Leap")
- Love and the Big Leap/Love and the Good Deal/Love and the Former Marriage (1969) ... Reverend Hale (segment "Love and the Big Leap")
 1968 The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV Series)
- The Magic Shillelah (1968) ... (voice)
 1967 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Cornelius Heatherington Jr.
- Little Old Lucy (1967) ... Cornelius Heatherington Jr.
 1965 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series)
Mr. Taylor
- Operation Man Save (1965) ... Mr. Taylor
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Waldo Fleischacker / Harvey Haight
- Who Killed Rosie Sunset? (1965) ... Waldo Fleischacker
- Who Killed Davidian Jonas? (1964) ... Harvey Haight
 1963 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- Way Station (1962) ... Jason
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Alexander Gifford
- Cheap Is Cheap (1959) ... Alexander Gifford
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Dennis McTaggart
- The McTaggart Succession (1958) ... Dennis McTaggart
 1958 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Dennis Day
- Jack Benny Celebrates His 40th Birthday (1958) ... Dennis Day
 1957 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
Dennis Day
- Star Struck (1957) ... Dennis Day
 1957 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Narrator / Johnny Appleseed
- Four Fabulous Characters (1957) ... Narrator / Johnny Appleseed (voice)
 1954 Babes in Toyland (TV Movie)
Tommy Tucker
 1953-1954 The Dennis Day Show (TV Series)
Dennis Day / Grandpa Day
- Party Pooper (1954) ... Dennis Day / Grandpa Day
- The Old Friend (1953) ... Dennis Day
 1953 Football Now and Then (Short)
Grand Pa (voice)
 1951 The Ezio Pinza Show (TV Series)
Series Host (1952-1954)
 1951 Golden Girl
Mart Taylor
 1950 I'll Get By
Freddy Lee
 1948 Melody Time
Johnny Appleseed Narrator (voice)
 1948 The Legend of Johnny Appleseed (Short)
The Old Settler / Johnny Appleseed / Johnny's Angel (voice)
 1943 Sleepy Lagoon
Lancelot Hillie
 1943 The Powers Girl
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(4/5/44) Radio: Appeared on "Orson Welles' Almanac". See more »


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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He was voted one of the top five most popular tenors on radio during his first year on the Jack Benny Program (1939). See more »

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