|Born||in Victor, Colorado, USA|
|Died||in Santa Barbara, California, USA (congestive heart failure)|
|Birth Name||William James Hawthorne Jr.|
Mini Bio (1)
Jim Hawthorne was born on November 20, 1918 in Victor, Colorado, USA as William James Hawthorne Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for Army Daze (1956), Aim, Fire, Scoot (1952) and The Checkers & Pogo Show (1967). He was married to Leah M. Uransky. He died on November 6, 2007 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
|Leah M. Uransky||(1947 - 1967) (divorced) (3 children)|
The off-beat Hawthorne voiced a slew of characters that populated his show, including Skippy (a mischievous old man who made fun of him), Eggbert (his "engineer") and Scrappy (an aptly named piece of paper he'd carry on conversations with by crinkling it against the microphone).
Hawthorne would introduce commercials by banging two cymbals together. Then he might play the commercials at extremely slow or extremely fast speeds. He did the same with records and, if he was really bored with one, he'd drag the needle across it.