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Biography

Character: Dickie Jones
Birthday: February 25, 1927
Place of Birth: Snyder, Texas
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
First Short: Our Gang Follies Of 1936
Last Short: Our Gang Follies Of 1938
Number of Shorts: 4
History: Richard Jones is the son of a Texas newspaper editor. He was a horse-riding prodigy at the age of four and that ability got him his start in show business. His early roles were as a bit player in the Our Gang shorts and later in the film "Nancy Drew Reporter" where he imitated Donald Duck. He also did the voice of Pinocchio in Walt Disney's "Pinocchio" feature film and did a voice in "The Aldrich Family" hit radio show.
Between voice and acting jobs, he worked in carpentry and served in the Army during the war in Alaska. Having worked with Gene Autry before the war, he was pulled into doing movies by Autry. Billed as Dick Jones, he starred in seventy-seven episides of the Fifties TV-Series, "The Range Rider and later got his own TV-Series, "Buffalo Bill Jr." In 1958, as Richard was starring in "The Cool And The Crazy," Richard and fellow actor Richard Bakalyan were mistaken as real gang members and arrested in Kansas City. Filming shut down on the movie until they could be released.
One of the few Rascals with continued acting success, Richard starred in several more Hollywood projects before he retired from acting in 1959. His last acting role was in 1965, "Requiem For A Fighter." In 1992, he founded White Hat Realty. Along with Jackie Cooper, Dorothy DeBorba, Jean Darling and a few others, he's one of the few surviving Rascals today. He's married and has four grown children.

List of Shorts

Other Projects

  • Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1934)
  • Kid Millions (1934)
  • Strange Wives (1934)
  • Little Men (1934)
  • Babes In Toyland (1934) - with Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Jean Darling and Johnny Downs
  • The Pecos Kid (1935)
  • The Hawk (1935)
  • Westward Ho! (1935)
  • O'shaughnessy's Boy (1935) - uncredited
  • Daniel Boone (1936)
  • Who's Looney Now (1936)
  • A Man To Remember (1938)
  • Nancy Drew Reporter (1939)
  • Pinocchio (1939)
  • Virginia City (1940)
  • Brigham Young (1940)
  • The Outlaw (1940) - with Frank Ward
  • Heaven Can Wait (1943)
  • The Adventures Of Mark Twain (1944)
  • The Sands Of Iwo Jima (1949)
  • The Gene Autry Show TV-Series (1950)
  • The Range Rider TV-Series (1951)
  • Last Of The Pony Riders (1953)
  • The Cool And the Crazy (1958)
  • Requiem For A Gun-Fighter (1965)

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