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Gordon Jump Biography

Birth Name:
Gordon Alexander Jump
Birth Place:
Dayton, Ohio, United States

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


  • Cynthia Jump -- Daughter
  • Kiva -- Daughter
  • Laura -- Daughter
  • Maggi Jo -- Daughter
  • Anna F. Inge -- Ex-wife
  • Chris Jump -- Son
  • Betty McKeever -- Wife