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Paul Tripp (I) (1911–2002)

Paul Tripp was born on NYC's Lower East Side on February 20, 1911. Originally he wanted to be an actor and singer in grand operas, but he had to lower his sights and perform in comic operas at local functions instead. He went to college and studied education. He graduated with a Master of Education degree. When he was unable to find any teaching ... See full bio »

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Il Natale che quasi non fu
The Twilight Zone
Mr. I. Magination
Mr. I. Magination Mr. I. Magination
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You Are There President Lincoln


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 2000 Maybe Baby
Mr. Furblob
 1979 The Idea of Edison (TV Movie)
Thomas Alva Edison
 1975 Tubby the Tuba
Narrator (voice)
 1966 Il Natale che quasi non fu
Sam Whipple
 1963 Birthday House (TV Series)
Paul - Host (1963-1967)
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
- The Apostle (1962) ... Judge
 1962 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Dean Hollister
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Gillis (1962) ... Dean Hollister
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
John Caldwell
- Judith Was a Lady (1962) ... John Caldwell
 1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Steven Banks / Howard Langley
- The Case of the Double-Entry Mind (1962) ... Steven Banks
- The Case of the Lonely Eloper (1962) ... Howard Langley
 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Reverend Harper
- Place for Abel Hix (1962) ... Reverend Harper
 1962 Empire (TV Series)
Thayer Wilson
- The Day the Empire Stood Still (1962) ... Thayer Wilson
 1962 The Flood (TV Movie)
Animal Caller
 1962 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mr. Varney
- On to Fairview (1962) ... Mr. Varney
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Frank Robinson
- Even Stones Have Eyes (1962) ... Frank Robinson
 1962 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Man #2
- The Fugitive (1962) ... Man #2
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Dean Philips
- The Yacht-Club Gang (1962) ... Dean Philips
 1961 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Ted Harris
- Sally Is a Girl (1961) ... Ted Harris
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Derek Benson
- The Assassins (1961) ... Derek Benson
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
John Harding
- Star Witness: The Lili Parrish Story (1961) ... John Harding
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
George Forrester
- The Last Commencement (1961) ... George Forrester
 1961 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Nelson Thayer
- Baseball vs. Love (1961) ... Nelson Thayer
 1960 Diagnosis: Unknown (TV Series)
Ed Marvin
- The Curse of the Gypsy (1960) ... Ed Marvin
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Dr. Douglas
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Roger Harrison
- 15 October 1864 (1957) ... Roger Harrison
 1952-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Howard / Joseph
- A Member of the Family (1957) ... Howard
- The Play of the Nativity of the Child Jesus (1952) ... Joseph (uncredited)
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1954-1956 Justice (TV Series)
- Broken Lullaby (1956)
 1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Town That Refused to Die (1955) ... Jessup
 1955 Schneewittchen und die sieben Zwerge
Narrator, US version
 1955 Sleeping Beauty
 1955 Der gestiefelte Kater
Storyteller (US version)
 1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Ted Murray
- A Sense of Justice (1955) ... Ted Murray
 1954 On the Carousel (TV Series)
Host (1954-1959)
 1954/I Hänsel und Gretel
Narrator, U.S. version (voice)
 1954 Jamie (TV Series)
- Laurie Makes Dough (1954) ... Harold
 1954 The Big Story (TV Series)
Lee Fuhrman
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
President Lincoln
- The Gettysburg Address (1953) ... President Lincoln
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- A Time for Heroes (1953) ... Paul
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Sam Whipple
- Double Trouble (1952)
- Ahead of His Time (1952) ... Sam Whipple
 1949-1952 Mr. I. Magination (TV Series)
Mr. I. Magination
- Annie Oakley (1952) ... Mr. I. Magination
- The Taming of the Shrew (1950) ... Mr. I. Magination
- Episode dated 24 April 1949 (1949) ... Mr. I. Magination
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)

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"Tubby the Tuba" (children's story, 1945)

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We would not put up with any nonsense on Birthday House. We'd treat the children on our show as we would our own children at home. If you're looking for a kick in the pants you're going to get it. See more »


Founder of Childhood Productions, a firm that produced and distributed films for children's matinees, most notably "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't", in which he also starred. See more »

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