Guest: Rodney Allen Rippy - Former Child star, Humanitarian and motivational speaker
Rodney Allen Rippy began his career at the tender age of 3 ½ with his unforgettable appearance in the Jack In The Box commercial. The commercial was so impactful that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded Rodney with the distinction of having one of the greatest commercials in the past 50 Years!
Rodney has worked with some of the greatest names in entertainment, names like George Burns, Sammy Davis Jr, Merv Griffin, Mel Brooks and Johnny Carson just to name a few.
Rodney was the youngest person to reach the billboards charts as a recording artist before he was 6 years old, releasing the children’s album entitled Take Life A little Easier. There were also talking dolls created by Mattel Toys in his image and collectors and fans worldwide seek out items created under the Rodney Allen Rippy brand.
Wherever Rodney goes his loyal fans smile, ask for autographs and have instant recall remembering Rodney’s contributions to their lives. Rodney Allen Rippy is indeed an icon and true trailblazer within the entertainment industry.
Rippy subsequently had guest-roles in many popular television shows, including The Six Million Dollar Man, Marcus Welby, MD, Police Story, and The Odd Couple (where Rodney played the owner of the building where Oscar and Felix lived). He also appeared frequently on talk shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Dinah's Place with Dinah Shore. Rippy also had a co-starring role on the CBS Saturday morning children's show The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine.
Rodney made his big screen debut in the Mel Brooks comedy Blazing Saddles in 1974. Rippy says his only line, "Thank you."
In a Peanuts newspaper comic strip dated July 3, 1974, Snoopy awakens from a dream in which he "had been invited out to dinner by Rodney Allen Rippy!"
Rippy is a partner in the film production company, Bow Tie Productions, and spokesman for Hurricane Housing Relief. He also worked at KABC-TV in Los Angeles, California
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Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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