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Jimmie Dodd (James W. Dodd)

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Biography

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Composer, songwriter ("Mickey Mouse March"), actor, singer, guitarist and conductor, Jimmie Dodd was educated at the University of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Conservatory and Vanderbilt University. He began his career in 1933 as a guitarist and singer on radio, coming to Hollywood in 1937 to play in the Louis Prima orchestra and later become an actor. In World War II he toured the Aleutians and the China-Burma-India area for the USO with wife Ruth Carrell Dodd. He was active in television beginning in 1952 and won the MC role on the new The Mickey Mouse Club (1955) series in 1955. Read more...

Actor

Character: Indignant Patient

Caught in the Draft 1941

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Character: Bellboy with Manager

Kiss the Boys Goodbye 1941

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Character: Paper Boy / Singer

What the Country Needs 1941

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Character: Himself

Dizzy Doings 1941

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Character: Stuttering Boy

My Favorite Blonde 1942

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Character: Earl - Hick Townsman

So This Is Washington 1943

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Character: Pvt. Frank Parker

Janie 1944

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Character: Bopkins

Hey, Rookie 1944

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Character: Office Friend

Young Widow 1946

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Character: Sailor Living at 'The Broken Arms'

Living in a Big Way 1947

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Character: Studsy Nolan

A Kiss in the Dark 1949

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Character: Jake - Fingerprint Man

Adventures of Superman 1952

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