Paul Winchell (born on December 21, 1922 and died on June 24, 2005) was an American ventriloquist, voice actor, comedian, inventor, and humanitarian. Whose entertainment career flourished in the 1950's and 1960's.
From 1950 to 1954, he hosted The Paul Winchell Show, which also used two other titles during its prime time run on NBC, The Speidel Show and What's My Name? From 1965 to 1968, Winchell hosted the children's television series, Winchell Mahoney Time. Winchell, who had medical training, was also an inventor, becoming the first person to build and patent a mechanical artificial heart, implantable in the chest cavity (US Patent #3097366). He has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television. He is also widely known for being the original voice of Tigger in Disney's Winnie the Pooh.
Animated TV Shows
Fender Bender 500 – Dick Dastardly
- The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Tigger
- The Smufs – Gargamel
- Winnie the Pooh A Valentine for You – Tigger
- A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving – Tigger
- Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too – Tigger
- Winnie the Pooh and A Day for Eeyore – Tigger
- The Aristocats – Shun Gon
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Tigger
- The Fox and the Hound – Boomer
- The Smufs Christmas Special – Garamel
Death & Legacy
- His star sign is ???.
- His Chinese Zodiac sign is the Dog.
- Final performance as Tigger in animation was the Valentines Day special of Winnie the Pooh.
- Did Tigger's voice in Disney World after he retired from voicing Tigger in animation format.