Gordon Jump



  • Birth Name: Gordon Alexander Jump
  • Birth Place: Dayton, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/01/1932, Aries
  • Date of Death: 09/22/2003
  • Profession: Actor
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Gordon Jump Fast Facts:
  • 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.
  • Gordon Jump Relationships:
  • Cynthia Jump - Daughter
  • Kiva - Daughter
  • Anna F. Inge - Ex-wife
  • Chris Jump - Son
  • Betty McKeever - Wife
  • Maggi Jo - Daughter
  • Laura - Daughter
  • College:
  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (BA in Journalism, 1957)

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