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Gordon Jump (1932–2003)


The burly character actor Gordon Jump will probably be best remembered for the role of the radio station manager Arthur Carlson in the TV sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati (1978). This is ironic, since in the first part of his working life he was found either behind a microphone or camera in stints with radio and TV stations in the Midwest, including ... See full bio »

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 2004 Changing of the Guard (Short)
Earl
 2003 Dismembered
Medical Examiner
 2002 The Singles Ward
An Airline Passenger
 1999 A Dog's Tale
Prof. Thadeus A. Widstone
 1998 Bad Lie (Short)
Will
 1998 Mike Hammer, Private Eye (TV Series)
The General / Augustus Hancock Sterling
- A New Leaf: Part 2 (1998) ... The General
- A New Leaf: Part 1 (1998) ... Augustus Hancock Sterling
 1997 Married with Children (TV Series)
Mr. Tot
- How to Marry a Moron (1997) ... Mr. Tot
 1996 Dojo Kids (TV Movie)
Mr. Burk
 1995 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Bud
- Single White Male (1995) ... Bud
 1994 Bitter Vengeance (TV Movie)
Arnold Fulmer
 1989-1990 Sister Kate (TV Series)
Lucas Underwood
- Pilot (1989) ... Lucas Underwood
 1989 Honeymoon Academy (Video)
Mr. Nelson
 1989 Hard Time on Planet Earth (TV Series)
Wally Banks
- Wally's Gang (1989) ... Wally Banks
 1988 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Archie
- A Spirited Christmas (1988) ... Archie
 1988 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Sheldon Wannamaker
- Justin Case (1988) ... Sheldon Wannamaker
 1988 Moving
Simon Eberhart
 1980-1987 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Head Waiter / Grant Woodrow / April's admirer / ...
- Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? (1987) ... Head Waiter
- Aerobic April/The Wager/Story of the Century (1984) ... April's admirer
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (TV Movie)
Arthur
 1987 On Fire (TV Movie)
Chief Heller
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Frank Tilley
- If the Frame Fits (1986) ... Frank Tilley
 1986 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Leonard Barton
- Big Daddy (1986) ... Leonard Barton
 1986 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Ross Garrett
- Sunrise at Camp Apollo (1986) ... Ross Garrett
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Father
- Guilt Trip (1985) ... Father
 1985 Night Court (TV Series)
Martin Glasscock
- World War III (1985) ... Martin Glasscock
 1984 Second Edition (TV Movie)
Fred Lewicki
 1983 Just a Little More Love (TV Movie)
Timberlake
 1983 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Mr. Horton
- The Bicycle Man: Part 2 (1983) ... Mr. Horton
- The Bicycle Man: Part 1 (1983) ... Mr. Horton
 1983 CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Arthur
- Dirkham Detective Agency (1983) ... Dr. Arthur
 1983 Great Day (TV Movie)
Police sergeant
 1982 For Lovers Only (TV Movie)
Harvey Pugh
 1981 Midnight Offerings (TV Movie)
Sherm Sotherland
 1981 The Big Stuffed Dog (TV Movie)
Crazy
 1980 Mr. Krueger's Christmas (TV Short)
Narrator
 1980 Deer in the Works (Short)
Salesman
 1979 Evidence of Power
Dr. Lawson
 1979 Goldie and the Boxer (TV Movie)
Alex
 1978 The Small One (Short)
Joseph (voice)
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Mac
- Ricky (1978) ... Mac
 1978 ABC Saturday Comedy Special (TV Series)
Mr. Andrews
- Archie (1978) ... Mr. Andrews
 1978 House Calls
Dr. O'Brien
 1978 The Fury
Mr. Nuckells
 1978 Ruby and Oswald (TV Movie)
Clyde Gaydosh
 1978 Skateboard
Mr. Harris
 1975-1978 Switch (TV Series)
Theodore Youngman / Chuck Kreski
- Three Blonde Mice (1978) ... Theodore Youngman
- Stung from Beyond (1975) ... Chuck Kreski
 1977 Good Times (TV Series)
Mr. Rogers
- Willona, the Fuzz (1977) ... Mr. Rogers
 1977 Wonderbug (TV Series)
 1976-1977 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Doctor / Medical Examiner
- Have You Heard About Vanessa? (1977) ... Medical Examiner
- Affair of the Heart (1977) ... Doctor (uncredited)
- Greed (1976) ... Doctor (uncredited)
 1977 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series)
Sgt. Polk
- Last One for Hutch (1977) ... Sgt. Polk
 1977 Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (TV Series)
Doctor
- Chapter XX (1977) ... Doctor
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Officer Hooper
- The Mystery of the Diamond Triangle (1977) ... Officer Hooper
 1976 Sybil (TV Mini-Series)
Tractor Farmer (uncredited)
 1976 Alice (TV Series)
Sherrif McElroy
- Pay the Fifty Dollars (1976) ... Sherrif McElroy
 1976 Holmes and Yo-Yo (TV Series)
- Funny Money (1976)
 1976 McDuff, the Talking Dog (TV Series)
Amos Ferguson
 1976 City of Angels (TV Series)
Waiter
- The Castle of Dreams (1976) ... Waiter
 1976 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Captain Cruikshank
- The Phantom Rebel (1976) ... Captain Cruikshank
 1975-1976 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Appleby / Freddie
- A Bad Deal in the Valley (1976) ... Appleby
- Just by Accident (1975) ... Freddie
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Simms
- Part VII: Chapter 10 (1976) ... Dr. Simms
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Charles Butler
- Welcome Home, Jaime: Part 2 (1976) ... Charles Butler
 1975 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Vinnie
- Pilot (1975) ... Vinnie
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Captain Lacy
- Murder by Proxy (1975) ... Captain Lacy
 1975 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Trooper
- Fawn Story (1975) ... Trooper
 1974-1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Thornton Williams / Tanner Ross
- Anatomy of a Frame (1975) ... Thornton Williams
- Guardian at the Gates (1974) ... Tanner Ross
 1975 Cop on the Beat (TV Movie)
Businessman
 1975 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
 1975 A Cry for Help (TV Movie)
Lloyd Hogan
 1975 The Strongest Man in the World
Krinkle Krunch Executive (uncredited)
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Prof. Southern
- No Place to Hide (1975) ... Prof. Southern
 1975 The Lost Saucer (TV Series)
Mayor
- The Tiny Years (1975) ... Mayor
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Dr. Murphy
- Captain Hook (1974) ... Dr. Murphy
 1974 Amy Prentiss (TV Series)
- Baptism of Fire (1974)
 1974 McCloud (TV Series)
Bum
- The Concrete Jungle Caper (1974) ... Bum (uncredited)
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
Coach Olsen
- The Winning Season (1974) ... Coach Olsen
 1974 Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers (TV Series)
Mr. Mead
- Dreyfuss and Dreyfuss, Associates (1974) ... Mr. Mead
 1974 The Law (TV Movie)
Will
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Jonas
- Slay Ride (1974) ... Jonas
 1970-1974 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Man #2 / Zack Feldman / Father / ...
- Art for Mom's Sake (1974) ... Man #2
- The Strike-Out King (1973) ... Zack Feldman
- For Sale by Owner (1972) ... Father
- The Modfather (1972) ... Minister
- The Partridge Papers (1972) ... Cop
 1972-1973 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Hank Morton / Judy's Father
- The Courtship of Mary's Father's Daughter (1972) ... Judy's Father
 1970-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Detective Mike Kummel (segment "Love and the Suspicious Husband") / Calhoun (segment "Love and the Bowling Ball") / Engineer
- Love and the Comedienne/Love and the Lie/Love and the Lifter/Love and the Suspicious Husband (1973) ... Detective Mike Kummel (segment "Love and the Suspicious Husband")
- Love and the Young Executive (1970) ... Engineer (uncredited)
 1973 A Touch of Grace (TV Series)
Greenwald
- Saturday Night at the Movies (1973) ... Greenwald
 1973 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series)
Larry
- The Congressman's Son (1973) ... Larry
 1971-1973 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
FBI Agent / Mr. Garriman / Father Stone
- My Friend, the Public Enemy: Part 2 (1973) ... FBI Agent
- The Birth (1972) ... Mr. Garriman
- A Star Ain't Born (1971) ... Father Stone
 1972 Trouble Man
Salter
 1972 Rolling Man (TV Movie)
 1971 The Blue Hour
Investor (uncredited)
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
John Kilroy
- The Mustangers (1971) ... John Kilroy
- Violent Echo (1971)
 1969-1971 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Mr. Robinson / 2nd Man / The Captain / ...
- A Fine Romance (1971) ... Mr. Robinson
- The Forward Pass (1971) ... 2nd Man
- Doris Finds an Apartment (1970) ... The Captain
- A Woman's Intuition (1970) ... Ticket Agent
- Doris Strikes Out (1969) ... Little League Manager
 1971 Bewitched (TV Series)
Police Officer / Bartender
- Money Happy Returns (1971) ... Police Officer
- The Return of Darrin the Bold (1971) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1970 The Young Rebels (TV Series)
Robert Carroll
- The Hostages (1970) ... Robert Carroll
 1970 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Mechanic / Collins
- Call Me Irresponsible (1970) ... Mechanic
- The Possible Dream (1970) ... Collins
 1970 Mannix (TV Series)
Charlie
- Once Upon a Saturday (1970) ... Charlie
 1970 Ransom Money
Det. Capt. Hampton
 1969 Anatomy of a Crime (TV Movie)
Carl
 1969 Flareup
Security Guard (uncredited)
 1967-1969 Green Acres (TV Series)
Salesman #1 / Surveyor / Mr. Clark
- The Old Trunk (1969) ... Salesman #1
- Das Lumpen (1967) ... Mr. Clark
 1969 Pioneers in Petticoats (Short)
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Carl
 1968 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Sailor making fun of Jeremy stuttering
- Here Come the Brides (1968) ... Sailor making fun of Jeremy stuttering (uncredited)
 1968 Lancer (TV Series)
Pinkerton Agent in Mexico
- The High Riders (1968) ... Pinkerton Agent in Mexico
 1967-1968 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
Guard / Shopper
- Shine On, Harvest Moonshine (1968) ... Guard
- Luke's First Christmas (1967) ... Shopper
 1966-1967 Get Smart (TV Series)
Hobson / Man in Cab
- Maxwell Smart, Private Eye (1967) ... Man in Cab
- Casablanca (1966) ... Hobson
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Mr. Reinhardt
- Trip to the Far Side (1967) ... Mr. Reinhardt
 1967 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
- Twenty-One and Out (1967) ... (uncredited)
 1967 Marriage: What Kind for You? (Short)
Alan
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Clements
- The Devil's Four (1965) ... Clements
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