Jerry G. Bishop (1936–2013)

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Best remembered for portraying Svengoolie on "Screaming Yellow Theater," which aired in Chicago from 1970 to 1973. He then moved to San Diego in 1978 to become the host of "Sun Up San Diego." In his 13 years as host, he won 3 emmy awards. Along with his busy schedule, owned 2 Chicago themed restaurants, Greek Islands Cafe and Asaggio Pizza. He ... See full bio »
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Known For

Screaming Yellow Theatre Svengoolie (1970-1973)
American Scary Himself / 'Svengoolie'
Son of Svengoolie Opening announcer


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 1979 Son of Svengoolie (TV Series)
Opening announcer
- In the Year 2889 (1967) (1979) ... Opening announcer (voice)
 1970 Screaming Yellow Theatre (TV Series)
Svengoolie (1970-1973)
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 1970 Screaming Yellow Theatre (TV Series)
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 2006 American Scary (Documentary)
Himself / 'Svengoolie'
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 2014 The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Chicago Radio DJ (In Memoriam)
 2005 Calling All Stations (Documentary short)

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Dialing For Dollars - Host

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In 1969, Jerry G. Bishop became a staff announcer and the host of an afternoon local version of the movie/call-in contest show Dialing For Dollars on WFLD-TV. See more »

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