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Paul Winchell (I) (1922–2005)

Born Paul Wilchinsky on December 21, 1922, the son of Sol and Clara Wilchinsky, Paul Winchell grew up to be the most beloved ventriloquist of American children. Ironically, as famous as Paul was, his dummy, Jerry Mahoney, was probably more famous. Not since Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in the previous two decades had a ventriloquist and his ... See full bio »

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Known For

The AristoCats
The AristoCats Shun Gon- Chinese Cat
The Smurfs
The Smurfs Gargamel / Baby Smurf
The Fox and the Hound
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Tigger / Nasty Jack's Gang Member 1 / Tigger (segment - "Eeyi Eeyi Eeyore") / Tigger (segment: "What's the Score, Pooh?")


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 1999 Winnie the Pooh Friendship: Pooh Wishes (Video short)
Tigger (voice)
 1999 Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You (TV Movie)
Tigger (voice)
 1998 A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving (Video short)
Tigger (voice)
 1991 Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too (TV Short)
Tigger (voice)
 1990 Wake, Rattle & Roll (TV Series)
Dick Dastardly (1990) (voice)
 1985-1990 Adventures of the Gummi Bears (TV Series)
Zummi Gummi / Nip / Shepherd / ...
- Return to Ursalia (1990) ... Zummi Gummi (voice)
- Beg, Burrow, and Steal (1989) ... Zummi Gummi / Nip (voice)
- Ogre for a Day (1989) ... Zummi Gummi / Shepherd (voice)
 1986 Smurfquest (TV Movie)
Gargamel (voice)
 1985 The Jetsons (TV Series)
Dr. Input
- S'No Relative (1985) ... Dr. Input (voice)
 1984 Here Are the Smurfs (TV Movie)
Gargamel (voice)
 1983 The Smurfic Games (TV Movie)
Gargamel (voice)
 1982 The Smurfs Christmas Special (TV Movie)
Gargamel (voice)
 1982 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Tigger (segment "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too")
- Winnie the Pooh and Friends (1982) ... Tigger (segment "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too") (voice)
 1982 Meatballs and Spaghetti (TV Series) (voice)
 1982 The Smurfs Springtime Special (TV Short)
Gargamel (voice)
 1982 Spider-Man (TV Series)
- Wrath of the Sub-Mariner (1982) ... Silvermane (voice)
 1982 My Smurfy Valentine (TV Movie)
Gargamel (voice)
 1981 Trollkins (TV Series)
Mayor Lumpkin
- Dr. Frankentroll, I Presume/Agent Double-O-Troll (1981) ... Mayor Lumpkin (voice)
- Trolltown Trollympics/The Troll Cat in the Hat (1981) ... Mayor Lumpkin (voice)
- The Abominable Trollman/The Moth That Ate Trolltown (1981) ... Mayor Lumpkin (voice)
- Supertroll/Flooky and the Troll Burglar (1981) ... Mayor Lumpkin (voice)
- Bermuda Trollangle/Fine Feathered Lumpkin (1981) ... Mayor Lumpkin (voice)
 1981 The Flintstones: Wind-Up Wilma (TV Short)
Umpire / Thief / Reporter (voice)
 1981 The Fox and the Hound
Boomer (voice)
 1980 Heathcliff (TV Series)
Marmaduke (1981-1982) (voice)
 1979 The Super Globetrotters (TV Series)
Bad Blue Bart
- The Super Globetrotters vs. The Phantom Cowboy (1979) ... Bad Blue Bart (voice)
 1979 Casper and the Angels (TV Series) (voice)
 1978 To Catch a Halibut (Short)
Fearless Freddy (voice)
 1978 The Robonic Stooges (TV Series)
Moe (voice)
 1978 All-Star Comedy Ice Revue (TV Movie)
Bubi Bear / Fleego (voice)
 1977 Fred Flintstone and Friends (TV Series) (voice)
 1977 C B Bears (TV Series)
Shake (voice)
 1977 The Skatebirds (TV Series)
Moe Howard / Woofer (voice)
 1976 Clue Club (TV Series)
- The Prehistoric Monster Caper (1976) ... Woofer (voice)
- The Circus Caper (1976) ... Woofer (voice)
- The Amazing Heist (1976) ... Woofer (voice)
- The Missing Pig Caper (1976) ... Woofer (voice)
 1976 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
- Squeeze Play (1976)
 1975 The Man from Clover Grove
Jefferson Swickle
 1975 The Tiny Tree (TV Short)
Turtle (voice)
 1975 The Oddball Couple (TV Series)
Fleabag (voice)
 1975 Adams of Eagle Lake (TV Series)
- Treasure Chest Murder (1975) ... Monty
 1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (Short)
Tigger (voice)
 1974 Hong Kong Phooey (TV Series)
Mr. Shrink / The Mayor
- Dr. Disguiso/The Incredible Mr. Shrink (1974) ... Mr. Shrink / The Mayor
 1974 These Are the Days (TV Series) (voice)
 1974 Little Boa Peep (Short)
Dr. Owlsley-Hoot / Ed / Caterpillar / ... (voice, uncredited)
 1973 Goober and the Ghost Chasers (TV Series)
Goober / Stage Manager / Macbeth's Ghost
- Inca Dinka Doo (1973) ... Goober (voice)
- That Snow Ghost (1973) ... Goober (voice)
- Is Sherlock Holme? (1973) ... Goober (voice)
- A Hard Day's Knight (1973) ... Goober (voice)
 1973 Yogi's Gang (TV Series)
- Mr. Hothead (1973) ... (credit only)
- Lotta Litter (1973) ... (credit only)
- Dr. Bigot (1973) ... (credit only)
 1973 Dr. Seuss on the Loose (TV Short)
Sneetches / Sam-I-Am / Green Eggs and Ham Hater (voice)
 1973 Blue Aces Wild (Short)
Wizard (voice)
 1973 Killarney Blarney (Short)
Jamie / Timmy (voice)
 1973 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Mr. Carlson
- The Ghost of Potter's Field (1973) ... Mr. Carlson
 1972 A Christmas Story (TV Movie)
Goober (voice)
 1972 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series)
Ronk / Mr. McGurk / Haji / ...
- Tabitha and Adam and the Clown Family (1972) ... Ronk / Mr. McGurk / Haji / ... (voice)
- The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park (1972) ... Fleegle / Tree (voice)
 1972 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
TV Interviewer
- Cop of the Year (1972) ... TV Interviewer
 1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies (TV Series)
- The Ghost of the Red Baron (1972) ... Voice (voice)
- The Ghastly Ghost Town (1972) ... Voice (voice, uncredited)
 1969-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Sam Mayberry (segment "Love and the New Act") / Harry Watkins (segment "Love and Lover's Lane") / Harvey (segment "Love and the Nutsy Girl") / ...
- Love and the Big Game/Love and the Nutsy Girl/Love and the Vampire (1971) ... Harvey (segment "Love and the Nutsy Girl")
- Love and the Cake/Love and Murphy's Bed/Love and the Neighbor/Love and the Serious Wedding (1971) ... Ralph (segment "Love and the Serious Wedding")
- Love and Mother/Love and the Dummies/Love and the Athlete/Love and the Shower (1969) ... Dale (segment "Love and the Dummies")
 1972 Why We Have Elections, or The Kings of Snark (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1971 Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! (TV Series)
Bubi Bear
- Panda Pandamonium (1971) ... Bubi Bear (voice)
- Ark Lark (1971) ... Bubi Bear (voice)
- Rare Bear Bungle (1971) ... Bubi Bear (voice)
 1971 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Skip Farnum
- And Now, a Word from Our Sponsor (1971) ... Skip Farnum
 1970 The Wizard of Id
The King of Id / Peasant (voice)
 1970 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Herbert T. Peabody
- The Humanization of Herbert T. Peabody (1970) ... Herbert T. Peabody
 1970 The AristoCats
Shun Gon- Chinese Cat (voice)
 1970 Which Way to the Front?
 1970 Goldilocks (TV Short)
Bobcat, other animals (voice)
 1969-1970 The Perils of Penelope Pitstop (TV Series)
Clyde / Softy
- London Town Treachery (1970) ... Clyde
- Jungle Jeopardy (1969) ... Clyde / Softy
 1969-1970 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Carlo, The Tailor / French Knife Thrower / Little Old Jeweler
- Lucy and Liberace (1970) ... Carlo, The Tailor
- Lucy, the Cement Worker (1969) ... French Knife Thrower / Little Old Jeweler
 1969 The Pink Panther Show (TV Series)
Fearless Freddy the Shark Hunter (1976-1977) (voice)
 1969 Vernon's Volunteers (TV Movie)
Chief Vernon
 1969 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
- My Sister the Star (1969) ... Claudio
 1968-1969 Laugh-In (TV Series)
Lucky Pierre
- Episode #1.8 (1968) ... Lucky Pierre
 1968-1969 Wacky Races (TV Series)
Dick Dastardly / Clyde / Pvt. Meekley
- Race to Racine/The Carlsbad or Bust Bash (1969) ... Dick Dastardly / Clyde / Pvt. Meekley (voice)
- The Ski Resort Road Race/Overseas Hi-Way Race (1968) ... Dick Dastardly / Clyde / Pvt. Meekley (voice)
- Ballpoint, Penn., or Bust/Fast Track to Hackensack (1968) ... Dick Dastardly / Clyde / Pvt. Meekley (voice)
- Speeding for Smogland/Race Rally to Raleigh (1968) ... Dick Dastardly / Clyde / Pvt. Meekley (voice)
- Dopey Dakota Derby/Dash to Delaware (1968) ... Dick Dastardly / Clyde / Pvt. Meekley (voice)
 1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
- Dark Corridor (1968) ... Jingo
 1966 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Claude Wilbur
- Talk to the Snail (1966) ... Claude Wilbur
 1964 Day in Court (TV Series)
 1963 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mr. Morton / Auctioneer
- All Those Dreams (1963) ... Mr. Morton
- The Chinese Horse (1963) ... Auctioneer
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Skeets Riley
- Falling Stars (1963) ... Skeets Riley
 1960 Dan Raven (TV Series)
- Man on the Ledge (1960) ... Morgan
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
 1953 Season's Greetings (TV Movie)
 1949 Lights Out (TV Series)
- The Whisper (1949)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (39 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

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(1960s-) TV commercial (voice over): Tootsie Roll pops (as "Mr. Owl"). See more »

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1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »

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Ventriloquism is closely related to magic. It's all about misdirection. You practice speaking from your diaphragm and low in your throat. You substitute letters for 'B' and 'P' that allow you to speak without moving your lips. See more »


He won a $17.8-million jury verdict in his lawsuit against Metromedia Inc. over Metromedia's destruction of the only remaining tapes of his Winchell-Mahoney Time (1965) children's television series. Metromedia, which produced the show from 1964 to 1968, erased the 288 tapes in a dispute with Winchell over the syndication rights. See more »


Voice of Gargamel from _'The Smurfs'_ See more »



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