Character: Dickie Jones
Birthday: February 25, 1927
Place of Birth: Snyder, Texas
Date of Death: July 7, 2014
Place of Death: Northridge, California
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. He was married and had four grown children. Richard "Dickie" Jones died on July 7, 2014 at age 87.

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