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Don Wilson (I) (1900–1982)

Don Wilson was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. Not much is known about his early life but what is known is that he played football for the University of Colorado in the 1920's. Wilson began his radio career as a singer in Denver's radio station, KFEL, in 1923. In 1929, he started working at radio station KFI in Los Angeles, California. In the summer of ... See full bio »

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The Jack Benny Program Don Wilson / Announcer / Himself / Don Wilson - Announcer / Narrator / Chubby Wilson / Coach Wilson / Col. Culpepper J. Wilson / Detective Wilson / George Washington / Herman Hockelfinger / Himself - Commercial / Jell-o Commercial / Jello Commercial / Little Boy - State Farm Ins. Commercial / Oliver Hardy / Pilot Williams / Poncho / Rosalita's Papa / Schultz the Butcher / Shem Skinner / Sheriff / Spunky / Uncle Sam
Ferdinand the Bull
Niagara Mr. J.C. Kettering
The Chase
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 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Walter Klondike
- Dizzoner the Penguin (1966) ... Walter Klondike (uncredited)
 1961 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
- Junior's Other Job (1961) ... Stanton
 1960 Mel-O-Toons (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1959 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- Gates After Morgan (1959) ... Morgan
 1959 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #8.26 (1959) ... Muggsy
 1959 The Mouse That Jack Built (Short)
Don (voice)
 1958 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Don Wilson
- Jack Benny Celebrates His 40th Birthday (1958) ... Don Wilson
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
- A Midsummer Daydream (1955) ... Man
 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Trailer Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1953 The Stars Are Singing
Radio Announcer
 1953 Niagara
Mr. J.C. Kettering
 1952 Sailor Beware
Mr. Chubby
 1950 Charlie's Haunt
 1948 Larceny
Master of Ceremonies
 1947 The Senator Was Indiscreet
Commentator (uncredited)
 1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D.
 1946 The Chase
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
Radio Announcer
 1946 Cinderella Jones
Announcer (uncredited)
 1945 Dick Tracy
Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Out of This World
Radio Announcer
 1944 Jamboree
Don Wilson - Radio Announcer
 1943 Mardi Gras (Short)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Radio Announcer
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
Radio Interviewer (uncredited)
 1942 Footlight Serenade
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1942 Hi, Neighbor
Radio Announcer
 1941 Swing It Soldier
Brad Saunders
 1941 The Roundup
Sheriff 'Slim' Hoover
 1940 Love Thy Neighbor
Radio Show Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Comin' Round the Mountain
Fictional Radio Program Announcer
 1940 Buck Benny Rides Again
Don Wilson
 1940 Two Girls on Broadway
 1940 Village Barn Dance
Radio Announcer
 1940 Screw Drivers of 1940 (Short)
Don Wilson
 1939 $1000 a Touchdown
 1938 Ferdinand the Bull (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1938 Radio City Revels
Don Wilson - Radio Station Announcer
 1937 Artists & Models
Radio Speaker (voice, uncredited)
 1937 Meet the Missus
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1935 Broadway Melody of 1936
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1932 Million Dollar Legs
Stationmaster (uncredited)
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(1940's-1950's) Recorded several children's albums for Capitol Records, including three based on Disney animated cartoons, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", "Ferdinand the Bull", and "The Flying Mouse", as well as two albums inspired by classical music - "El Torito, the Little Bull" (with music from Bizet's "Carmen"), and "The ... See more »

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Long-time associate of comedian Jack Benny, first on radio and then on the latter's TV show, The Jack Benny Program (1950), which ended in 1965. See more »

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