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Jimmie Dodd (1910–1964)

Composer, songwriter ("Mickey Mouse March"), actor, singer, guitarist and conductor, Jimmie Dodd was educated at the University of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Conservatory and Vanderbilt University. He began his career in 1933 as a guitarist and singer on radio, coming to Hollywood in 1937 to play in the Louis Prima orchestra and later become an ... See full bio »

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Known For

Thundering Trails Lullaby Joslin
Riders of the Rio Grande Lullaby Joslin
Santa Fe Scouts Lullaby Joslin


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 1955 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Russ Lowell
- Deep Sea Diving (1955) ... Russ Lowell
 1954-1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Turnkey / Charlie
- Alias Mr. Hepp (1955) ... Turnkey
- An Operation in Money (1954) ... Charlie (as James Dodd)
 1955 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (TV Series)
Townsman Reading Wanted Poster
- Trail of the Killer (1955) ... Townsman Reading Wanted Poster (uncredited)
 1955 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Deputy Ed
- Sontag and Evans (1955) ... Deputy Ed
 1953-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Last Pilot Schooner (1955) ... (as James Dodd)
- Operation Riviera (1953) ... (as James Dodd)
 1954 Phffft
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1953 Big Town (TV Series)
 1953 The I Don't Care Girl
Will Rogers (uncredited)
 1952 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Jake - Fingerprint Man
- Double Trouble (1952) ... Jake - Fingerprint Man (uncredited)
 1952 The Lusty Men
Red Logan
 1952 It Grows on Trees
Treeburger Vendor (uncredited)
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers
Second Assistant Director (uncredited)
 1952 Three for Bedroom C
Press Photographer (uncredited)
 1952 The Winning Team
Fred (uncredited)
 1951 The Unknown Man
News Photographer in Bucknor's Office (uncredited)
 1951 Golden Girl
Band Member (uncredited)
 1950-1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Sailor / First sailor
- Dr. Mac (1951)
- Close Shave (1951) ... (as Jimmy Dodd)
- Stopover (1950)
- Man Without a Country (1950) ... Sailor
- Judas (1950) ... First sailor (as Jimmy Dodd)
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- Night Bank (1951)
 1951 G.I. Jane
SSgt. Tennessee Jones (as Jimmy Dood)
 1951 Al Jennings of Oklahoma
Buck Botkin
 1950 Convicted
Convict Grant (uncredited)
 1950 The Second Woman
Mr. Nelson (as Jimmy Dodd)
 1950 The Skipper Surprised His Wife
Bosun (voice, uncredited)
 1950 The Jackie Robinson Story
UCLA Scout (uncredited)
 1950 Quicksand
Buzz (as Jimmy Dodd)
 1950 Singing Guns
Stagecoach Guard
 1949 Post Office Investigator
Eddie Waltch
 1949 Flaming Fury
Kenneth Bender
 1949 Too Late for Tears
Second Car Thief (uncredited)
 1949 A Kiss in the Dark
Studsy Nolan (uncredited)
 1948 Whiplash
Bill - Piano Player (uncredited)
 1948 Let's Live a Little
Lewis (uncredited)
 1948 Kidnapped
Scotsman Sailor (uncredited)
 1948 Incident
Red Mathews (uncredited)
 1948 You Gotta Stay Happy
 1948 Daredevils of the Clouds
Eddy Clark
 1948 Easter Parade
Cabby (uncredited)
 1948 Tex Williams & Orchestra in Western Whoopee (Short)
Master of Ceremonies
 1948 The Noose Hangs High
Messenger (uncredited)
 1948 Are You with It?
Usher (uncredited)
 1948 Song of My Heart
Pvt. Murphy
 1948 Sleep, My Love
Elevator Boy (uncredited)
 1948 The Tender Years
 1947 The Fabulous Texan
Johnny (uncredited)
 1947 Living in a Big Way
Sailor Living at 'The Broken Arms' (uncredited)
 1947 Buck Privates Come Home
GI Buddy (uncredited)
 1946 The Man I Love
Jimmy Johnson (uncredited)
 1946 Swell Guy
Wise Guy at Picnic (uncredited)
 1946 Rolling Home
Cowboy Guitarist (as Jimmy Dodd)
 1946 Night and Day
Red (uncredited)
 1946 The Runaround
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1946 Young Widow
Soldier in Officer's Club (uncredited)
 1945 The Crimson Canary
Chuck (as James Dodds)
 1945 Men in Her Diary
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1945 Penthouse Rhythm
Hank Davis
 1945 China's Little Devils
Eddie (as Jimmy Dodd)
 1945 Bring on the Girls
Sailor (uncredited)
 1944 Stop That Dancin' Up There (Short) (as Jimmy Dodd)
 1944 Hi, Beautiful
Soldier (as James Dodd)
 1944 Something for the Boys
Gambling Soldier (uncredited)
 1944 Mystery of the River Boat
Minstrel (uncredited)
 1944 An American Romance
Workman in Meeting (uncredited)
 1944 Wing and a Prayer
Pilot (uncredited)
 1944 Janie
Pvt. Frank Parker (uncredited)
 1944 Since You Went Away
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1944 Hey, Rookie
Bopkins (uncredited)
 1944 Moon Over Las Vegas
Singer (as Jimmy Dodd)
 1944 Strange Confession
Young Officer (uncredited)
 1943 Corvette K-225
Steward (uncredited)
 1943 So This Is Washington
Earl - Hick Townsman (uncredited)
 1943 Riders of the Rio Grande
Lullaby Joslin
 1943 Santa Fe Scouts
Lullaby Joslin
 1943 Keep 'Em Slugging
Shorty (uncredited)
 1943 The Blocked Trail
Lullaby Joslin
 1943 Thundering Trails
Lullaby Joslin
 1942 Valley of Hunted Men
Lullaby Joslin
 1942 Flying Tigers
McIntosh (as James Dodd)
 1942 Shadows on the Sage
Lullaby Joslin
 1942 Hillbilly Blitzkrieg
Pvt. Missouri
 1942 The Silver Bullet
Stagecoach Passenger (uncredited)
 1942 Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die
Typesetter George (uncredited)
 1942 My Favorite Blonde
Stuttering Boy (uncredited)
 1942 Private Snuffy Smith
Pvt. Don Elbie
 1941 What the Country Needs (Short)
Paper Boy / Singer
 1941 Kiss the Boys Goodbye
Bellboy with Manager (uncredited)
 1941 Caught in the Draft
Indignant Patient (uncredited)
 1941 The Watchman Takes a Wife (Short)
Andy's Best Man (uncredited)
 1940 Law and Order
Jimmy Dixon (as James Dodd)
 1940 Varsity Vanities (Short)
 1940 Those Were the Days!
Evans (as James Dodd)
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Show Show Self (6 credits)
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Alternate Names:

James Dodd | Jimmy Dodd | James Dodds | Jimmy Dood | Jimmie


Ruth Carrell  (his death)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"Why? Because we like you!" -- Jimmie's familiar saying at the end of every Mousketeer show.


After some fifteen years of (largely uncredited) acting in movies, he finally found his niche, and an irreplaceable place in the hearts of America's Baby Boomers, as the moralistic, guitar-strumming, avuncular host of the original The Mickey Mouse Club (1955). See more »

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