Paul Winchell Biography (1922-)

Born December 21, 1922, New York, NY; son of Sol and Clara (maiden name, Fuchs) Winchell; married Jean; children: Stephanie, Stacey Paul, April Terri. Addresses: Contact: 78845 Golden Reed Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92211-1843.

Actor, director, writer, ventriloquist, inventor
Birth Details
December 21, 1922
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Ventriloquist and star, Winchell and Mahoney Show, NBC, 1947
  • Show Business Inc., 1947
  • Regular performer, The Bigelow Show, 1948
  • Host, Dunninger and Winchell, CBS and NBC, 1948-1949
  • Host, The Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Speidel Show, NBC, 1950-1953
  • Host, Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney's What's My Name, NBC, 1952-1954
  • Host, Jerry Mahoney's Club House, NBC, 1954
  • Host, Toyland Express, ABC, 1955
  • Host, Circus Time, ABC, 1956-1957
  • Host, Five Star Comedy, ABC, 1957
  • Host, The Paul Winchell Show, ABC, 1957-1960
  • Regular, Keep Talking, 1958
  • Homer Winch, The Beverly Hillbillies, CBS, 1962
  • Voice of Knucklehead Smiff, Cartoonsville (animated), ABC, 1963
  • Winchell and Mahoney Time, 1965
  • Voice of Dick Dastardly, Clyde, and Red Max, The Wacky Races (animated), CBS, 1968
  • Voice of the General and Dick Dastardly, Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines (animated), CBS, 1969
  • Voices of Claude and Softy, not Softly, The Perils of Penelope Pitstop (animated), CBS, 1969
  • Voice of Fleegle, The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (also known asThe Banana Splits and Friends), NBC, 1970
  • Voice of Bubi Bear, Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch (animated), CBS, 1971
  • Host, Runaround, NBC, 1972-1973
  • Voice of Goober, Goober and the Ghost Chasers (animated), ABC, 1973
  • Voice of Fleabag, The Oddball Couple (animated), ABC, 1975
  • Monty, Adams of Eagle Lake, ABC, 1975
  • Voices of Woofer and Wimper, The Clue Club (animated), CBS, 1976
  • Voice of Shake, The C.B. Bears (animated), CBS, 1977
  • Voice of Moe Howard/Woofer, The Skate Birds (animated), CBS, 1977
  • Voice, Fred Flintstone and Friends (animated), 1977
  • Voice of Dick Dastardly, Yogi's Treasure Hunt (also known as Yogi's Space Race; animated), 1978
  • Voice of Moe, The Three Robotic Stooges (animated), NBC, 1979
  • Voice of Revs, Wheelie and the Chopper (animated), NBC, 1979
  • Voice, Casper and the Angels (animated), 1979
  • Voices of Marmaduke and Phil Winslow, The Heathcliff and Marmaduke Show (also known as Cats & Co., The Heathcliff and Dingbat Show, Heathcliff, and Heathcliff and the Cadillac Cats; animated), ABC, 1981-1982
  • Voices of Gargamel, Baby Smurf, and Nosey Smurf, The Smurfs (alsoknown as Smurfs' Adventures; animated), NBC, 1981
  • Voice of Mayor Lumpkin, Trollkins (animated), CBS, 1981
  • Voice, Spider-Man (also known as Spiderman 2000 and Spiderman; animated), 1981
  • Meatballs and Spaghetti, 1982
  • The New Jetsons, 1985
  • Voice of Zummi Gummi and Toadie, Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, 1985
  • Voices of Zummi and Tigger, Disney's Gummi Bears/Winnie the Pooh Hour (also known as The Gummi Bears and Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears; animated), 1989
  • Voice of Tigger, The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The New Adventuresof Winnie the Pooh, 1988-1990
  • Voice of Dick Dastardly, Wake, Rattle and Roll, "Fender Bender 500," 1990
  • Also appeared as voice of Turtle, The Tiny Tree; voice of Woofer,Woofer and Whimper, Dog Detectives.
  • Pilots
  • Host, The Paul Winchell Show, CBS, 1956
  • Movies
  • Chief Vernon, Vernon's Volunteers, 1969
  • The Treasure Chest Murder, 1975
  • Also appeared as voices of Ducks, Haji, Mr. McGurk, railroad conductor, Ronk, "Tabitha and Adam and the Clown Family," ABC Saturday Superstar Movie, ABC; voices of Fleegle and Tree, "The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park," ABC Saturday Superstar Movie.
  • Specials
  • Voice of White Dog in Hat, "Green Eggs and Ham," Dr. Seuss on the Loose (animated), 1973
  • Voice of Gargamel, My Smurfy Valentine, 1983
  • Stooge Snapshots, 1984
  • Voice of Gargamel, Smurfily Ever After, 1985
  • Voice of Gargamel, The Smurfs Christmas Special, 1986
  • Voice of Tigger, Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You (animated),ABC, 1998
  • Also appeared as voice of O. G. Readmore, ABC Weekend Specials (animated); as voices of Goober and Sleezer Cat, A Christmas Story.
  • Episodic
  • Your Show of Shows, 1950
  • Grandpa Winch, "Home for Christmas," The Beverly Hillbillies, 1962
  • Grandpa Winch, "No Place Like Home," The Beverly Hillbillies, 1962
  • Henry Clement, "The Case of the Nervous Neighbor," Perry Mason, 1964
  • Claude Wilbur, "Talk to the Snail," The Dick Van Dyke Show, 1966
  • Paul Winchell, "Lucy and Paul Winchell," The Lucille Ball Show, 1966
  • "Dark Corridor," The Virginian, 1968
  • Skip Farnum, "And Now a Word from Our Sponsor," The Brady Bunch, 1971
  • Also appeared as voice of Gramps, "Supermarket Mania," Garfield and Friends (animated); voice of Meramon, Digimon (animated); voices, Hong Kong Phooey (animated); voice, Tom & Jerry Show (animated); voice, Droopy Master Detective (animated); voice of Moe Howard, "Ghastly Ghost Town" and "Ghost of the Red Baron," New Scooby Doo Movies(animated).
  • Television Producer
  • Series
  • The Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show, NBC, 1950
  • Toyland Express, ABC, 1955
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Additional voices, The Jetsons (animated), 1962
  • Film Appearances
  • Voice of Dummy, Everything's On Ice, 1939
  • Himself, Stop! Look! and Laugh!, 1959
  • Voice of Tigger, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (animated),Walt Disney Productions/Buena Vista, 1968
  • Voice of Chinese Cat, The Aristocats (animated), Buena Vista, 1970
  • Schroeder, Which Way to the Front?, Warner Bros., 1970
  • Jefferson Swickle, The Man from Clover Grove, 1973
  • Voice of Tigger, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! (animated), 1974
  • Voice of Tigger, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (animated), 1977
  • Voice of Boomer, The Fox and the Hound (animated), Buena Vista, 1981
  • Voice of Dread Baron, Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose (animated), 1987
  • Voice of Tigger, Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too (animated), 1991
  • Himself, Belly Talkers, 1995
  • Voice of Tigger, Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (also known as Winnie the Pooh's Most Grand Adventure; animated), Buena Vista Home Video, 1997
  • Voice of Tigger (speaking), A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving (animated), Walt Disney Home Video, 1998
  • Voice of Tigger, Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (also known asDisney's Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving; animated), Buena Vista Home Video, 1999
  • Also appeared as Mrs. Herman, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Appeared on Major Bowes Radio Amateur Hour, 1936; had own radio show, 1943.
  • Appeared on album Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too with Sebastian Cabotand Sterling Holloway, c. 1974.
  • Television Episodes
  • (With Carl Jampel, Stan Dreben, and Hannah Goodman) The Paul Winchelland Jerry Mahoney Show, NBC, 1950
  • (With Bud Burston) Jerry Mahoney's Club House, NBC, 1954
  • Nonfiction
  • Ventriloquism for Fun and Profit, 1954
  • (With Keith E. Kenyon) Acupuncture without Needles, 1974
  • Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff puppets were donated to the Smithsonian Institution.

Further Reference


    • Chicago Tribune, August 18, 1999
    • Paul Winchell Web Site,, January 17, 2002

    User Contributions:

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    Aug 11, 2012 @ 12:12 pm
    Unbelievably talented! I wonder if he worked with Ralph Friedlander, M.D.? Did he get his medical degree? What an underated person, he seems larger than life! I suppose he wanted it that way. I hope his family has inherited his talents.

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