No photo available. Represent Jimmy Nelson? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 91,163 this week

Jimmy Nelson

James Nelson was born December 15, 1928 in Chicago, middle child of James and Winifred Nelson. In 1938 Jimmy's Aunt Margaret gave him his first ventriloquist "dummy" as a birthday gift, something that she had won as a bingo prize, which he named Dummy Dan/Danny Dum. He used that figure, which his father modified for better movement; until he asked ... See full bio »

IMDb Picks: January

Of course xXx: Return of Xander Cage is on our radar this month. See which other movies and TV shows we're excited about in IMDb Picks.

Visit IMDb Picks

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10 people
created 26 Feb 2014
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Jimmy Nelson's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Texaco Star Theatre
Texaco Star Theatre Himself - Texaco Pitchman / Himself - Texaco pitchman
(1951-1954)
I'm No Dummy
I'm No Dummy Himself
(2009)
Bank on the Stars
Bank on the Stars Himself - Host
(1954)
Dumbstruck
Dumbstruck Himself
(2010)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (4 credits)
 2001 Ghetto Rhapsody (Video)
 1957 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Guest Ventriloquist
- Episode #5.28 (1957) ... Guest Ventriloquist
 1956 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Pitchman for Nestlé EverReady Cocoa - Ventriloquist
- Nicked in Naples (1956) ... Pitchman for Nestlé EverReady Cocoa - Ventriloquist
 1952 All Star Summer Revue (TV Series)
Guest Ventriloquist
- Episode #1.8 (1952) ... Guest Ventriloquist
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (17 credits)
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

Long-running spokesman for Nestle's in TV commercials with his puppets. Danny O'Day would sing: "N-E-S-T-L-E-S, Nestles makes the very best..." and Farfel would finish the song singing "Chaw-klit!" His association with the sponsor makes Nelson one of the longest running TV commercial spokespersons in history (competing with the Maytag Repairman and "Madge" the Palmolive manicurist). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Thank you Mr. Nelson bd18packer
Nelson and Farfel parch@rof.net
Jimmy Nelson To Be Interviewed LIVE April 17th! dufoenet
Films powersroc
Discuss Jimmy Nelson on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page