- Best known as radio-station manager Arthur Carlson on WKRP in Cincinnati, he ironically began his career working as a radio-station employee.
- Played a character called Wib the Clown on a weekend children's program in Topeka, KS, in the early 1960s.
- First acting role of note on national TV was as a guest on the show Daniel Boone.
- Played the auctioneer in the 1972 film Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.
- Played a child molester on the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes.
- Began portraying Ol' Lonely, the Maytag repairman, in commercials and print advertisements in 1989.
- Betty McKeever — Wife
- Maggi Jo — Daughter
- Anna F. Inge — Ex-wife
- Chris Jump — Son
- Laura — Daughter
- Cynthia Jump — Daughter
- Kiva — Daughter
- Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (BA in Journalism, 1957)
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- Birth Name: Gordon Alexander Jump
- Birth Place: Dayton, OH
- Birthday: April 1, 1932, Aries
- Died: September 22, 2003
- Profession: Actor
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