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Pinto Colvig


Dean of Hollywood Voicemen who was simply the original tone of voice of Disney’s Goofy and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and television’s Bozo the Clown. At age group 12, he made a decision to sign up for a Portland road huckster, playing the clarinet within a hobo clown outfit. After he became a member of Disney he proved helpful prolifically in tone of voice work–he was the useful pig in the Three Small Pigs–and some lyrics composing. He co-developed the lyrics to Big Poor Wolf. He was created in Jacksonville, Oregon, among seven kids of Judge William Mason Colvig and his wife, Adelaide Birdseye. Clarence Nash supplied another valued Disney character tone of voice, that of Donald Duck.

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Full Name Pinto Colvig
Date Of Birth September 11, 1892
Place Of Birth Jacksonville, OR
Profession Voice Actor
Education Oregon State University
Nationality American
Spouse Peggy Bernice Allaire, Margaret Bourke Slavin
Children Vance Colvig, William Mason Colvig, Courtney X. Colvig, Bourke L. Colvig, Byington Ford Colvig
Parents William Mason Colvig, Adelaide Birdseye
Siblings Don Colvig
Movies Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Three Little Pigs, Gulliver's Travels, The Practical Pig, Fun and Fancy Free, Disney Learning Adventures: Mickey and the Beanstalk, Mickey's Revue, Clock Cleaners, Lonesome Ghosts, The Big Bad Wolf, Mickey's Amateurs, Hawaiian Holiday, The Grasshopper and the Ants, Moving Day, Sleeping Beauty, Mickey's Fire Brigade, Moose Hunters, Three Little Wolves, Mickey's Nightmare, Mickey and the Seal, The Mad Doctor, The Whalers, The Cookie Carnival, Magician Mickey, Hockey Homicide, Mr. Bug Goes to Town, Goofy Gymnastics, Pluto's Party, Motor Mania, Father's Lion, Two Weeks Vacation, Conrad the Sailor, Polar Trappers, Society Dog Show, Ding Dog Daddy, Mickey's Mellerdrammer, Tea for Two Hundred, No Smoking, How to Play Golf, Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy, Private Pluto, Squatter's Rights, The Wise Little Hen, The Man from Button Willow, Seven Wise Dwarfs, Jeepers Creepers, Buster Be Good, King-Size Canary, Boat Builders, The Cockeyed Family, Santa's Workshop
Star Sign Virgo

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1Portrayed "Bozo the Clown" on KTLA-Channel 5 in Los Angeles, California from 1959 to 1964. Although it wasn't the first "Bozo" TV show (at least a couple preceded it under Capitol Records' ownership), it was the first after Larry Harmon's business partnership purchased the licensing rights from creator Alan Livingston and owner Capitol Records.
2Son of original "Bozo the Clown" Pinto Colvig.



Boris and Natasha1992TV MovieOne-Eyed Man (as Vance Colvig)
The New Adam-121991TV SeriesWino
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme1990TV MovieSpecial Guest Appearance
Night Court1990TV SeriesBum
Hard Time on Planet Earth1989TV SeriesFan #2
All's Fair1989Old Man (as Vance Colvig)
Big Top Pee-wee1988Clownie (as Vance Colvig)
Arizona Heat1988Mr. Gordon
Track 291988Mr. Ennis (as Vance Colvig)
Mortuary Academy1988Uncle Willard (as Vance Colvig)
Crime Story1988TV SeriesBilly Jones
Pass the Ammo1988Fritz
Maid to Order1987Man with Newspapers (as Vance Colvig)
Barfly1987Alcoholic Man (as Vance Colvig)
Odd Jobs1986Chairman
My Chauffeur1986Doolittle (as Vance Colvig)
Amazing Stories1985TV SeriesVaudevillian #1
The Boys Next Door1985Old Man
Three's a Crowd1985TV SeriesWino
St. Elsewhere1982-1984TV SeriesBum / Mr. Pechar
Fred Flintstone and Friends1977TV Series voice
Bozo the Clown1959/ITV SeriesBozo



Dudes1987performer: "If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free", "Mexican Radio" - as Hezekiah



I've Got a Secret1976TV SeriesHimself

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