Gordon Jump

Gordon Jump

  • Born on
    • April 1st, 1932
  • Died on
    • September 22nd, 2003
Alexander Gordon Jump was an American actor best known as the clueless yet occasionally wise radio station manager Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson in the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati and the incompetent "Chief of Police Tinkler" in the sitcom Soap. Jump's most memorable guest starring role was on a two-part episode of the 1980s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, in which he portrayed a pedophile who attempts to molest main characters Arnold and his friend, Dudley. He also played the "Maytag Repairman" in commercials for Maytag brand appliances, from 1989 until his retirement from the role in July 2003.

Starring Gordon Jump on Plex


Acting (13 Credits)

2002The Singles Ward as Airline Passenger
2000A Dog's Tale as Professor Thadeus A. Widstone
1988Moving as Simon Eberhart
1984Making the Grade as Mr. Harriman
1981Midnight Offerings as Sherm Sotherland
1980Mr. Krueger's Christmas as Narrator
1978The Small One as Joseph (voice)
1978The Fury as Mr. Nuckells
1978WKRP in Cincinnati as Arthur Carlson
1976Sybil as Tractor farmer
1975The Strongest Man in the World as Krinkle Krunch Executive (uncredited)
1972Trouble Man as Salter
1972Conquest of the Planet of the Apes as Auctioneer


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