Person Details

Birthday: 1922-12-21 23:42:28

Death: 2005-06-24 23:42:28

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 28

TV Involvements: 4


Most Famous Work

Biography

Born Paul Wilchinsky on December 21, 1922, the son of Sol and Clara Wilchinsky, Paul Winchell grew up to be the most beloved ventriloquist of American children. Ironically, as famous as Paul was, his dummy, Jerry Mahoney, was probably more famous. Not since Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in the previous two decades had a ventriloquist and his dummy known equal celebrity. Entering the spotlight on the Edward Bowes "Original Amateur Hour" (1948), he began working soon after in a review show in which Major Bowes would showcase the winners of his radio program. He started his television career on the CBS program The Bigelow Show (1948) in 1948; The Paul Winchell Show (1950), originally called "The Spiedel Show," in 1950; and, finally, the best-known of his shows Winchell-Mahoney Time (1965). With a clubhouse premise, his dummies Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff--another of Paul's characters--as the clubhouse leaders, and the music of the bandleader Milton Delugg. A new innovation of Winchell's was to replace the dummy's hands with those of puppeteers who were hidden behind the dummies in a crate. Winch also played many serous dramatic roles on television without his dummy sidekicks. What may be even more famous is that he created the voice of Tigger for the Walt Disney Company's "Winnie The Pooh" motion-picture series, based on the famous books by A.A. Milne. He played the role behind the scenes until 1999, when he was replaced by Jim Cummings, who also voiced Pooh from the time that Sterling Holloway died. He was also the voice of many other world-famous cartoon characters. A little-known fact about Winchell is that he was one of the original inventors of an artificial heart--years before the first successful transplant with such of a device--an automobile that runs on battery power, a method for breeding tilapia, and many other inventions that are still around today. - IMDb Mini Biography By: MeanDean

Most Famous Work

The Smurfs
Average
7

The Smurfs

(1981) Gargamel (voice)
The Fox and the Hound
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7

The Fox and the Hound

(1981) Boomer (voice)
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
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7
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
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7
Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
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7

Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

(2002) Tigger (segment "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too") (voice)
Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving
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7

Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving

(1999) Tigger (voice)
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
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7

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day

(1968) Tigger (voice)
What's My Line?
Average
8

What's My Line?

(1950) Himself - Mystery Guest

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2006 Tigger
2005 Tigger
2003 Tigger
2002 Himself - Voice of 'Tigger'
Tigger (segment "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too") (voice)
1999 Tigger (voice)
Tigger
1998 Tigger (voice)
1997 Tigger (voice)
Additional Voices
1995 Tigger
1994 Tigger (voice)
1991 Tigger (voice)
1990 N/A
1988 Tigger (voice)
1987 N/A
1985 Zummi Gummi (voice)
Dick Dastardly (voice)
1984 Gargamel (voice)
1983 Gargamel (voice)
Tigger (voice)
1982 Gargamel (voice)
Gargamel (voice)
1981 Umpire / Thief / Reporter (voice)
Gargamel (voice)
N/A
N/A
Boomer (voice)
1980 N/A
1977 Moe / Mummy / Professor Octane
Shake
Tigger (voice)
1976 Woofer
1975 Turtle
N/A
Jefferson Swickle
1974 Tigger (voice)
N/A
Revs/Captain Tough (voice)
1973 Sneetches / Sam-I-Am / Green Eggs and Ham Hater (voice)
N/A
Wizard (voice)
Jamie / Timmy (voice)
1972 Fleegle / Tree (voice)
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1971 N/A
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1970 Chinese Cat
Schroeder
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1969 Dale
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(voice)
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Odważny Freddy, łowca rekinów (głos)
1968 Tigger (voice)
N/A
Clyde (voice)
N/A
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1965 N/A
1964 N/A
1962 N/A
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1960 Paul Winchell
1958 N/A
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1957 N/A
1956 N/A
1950 Host
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N/A
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Self - Mystery Guest
1949 N/A
1948 N/A
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1939 Voice of Dummy
- N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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