Richard Percy "Dick" Jones, who appeared in more than 100 movies and TV shows and voiced Pinocchio in the Disney cartoon, died Monday after a fall at his home in Northridge, California, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 87.
Born in Snyder, Texas, Jones became a rodeo star by age 6 and moved to Hollywood with his mother as a young boy. Some of his earliest film roles included Little Men and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and he was the voice of the title character in Pinocchio in 1940.
After serving in the Army in the 1940s, Jones resumed his acting career. In the 1950s, Jones was a regular guest star on The Gene Autry Show and starred as Dick West on The Range Rider. He also began to be credited as Dick Jones. He continued to star in television shows, mostly Westerns, throughout the 1950s and '60s, before retiring from acting and founding a real estate agency.
Jones is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty; as well as two sons; two sisters; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren, according to the Times.