Dallas Raymond McKennon (sometimes credited as Dal McKennon) was an American actor with extensive work as a voice actor, in a career that lasted for over 50 years. He is most famous for his role as the voice of Gumby in Art Clokey's stop-motion clay animation TV series, The Gumby Show. His is also most well-known later-life role was the Crooked Old Man in Wee Sing: King Cole's Party, which was released in 1987.

He performed many character voices for Disney. His distinctive voice can be heard in movies such as Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, Donald Duck and His Friends, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Mary Poppins and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

He also did voices for several Disney Attractions, such as the famous Big Thunder Mountain Railroad safety spiel, the laughing hyenas in "it's a small world" (recycled from Lady and the Tramp, and later heard in the 1979 horror film Tourist Trap, and as the original voice of Ripper Roo in the Crash Bandicoot video game series), Ben Franklin in Epcot's The American Adventure, and Zeke in Country Bear Jamboree.

He also played Charlie Cooney in the 1978 live-action Disney film The Cat from Outer Space.

Disney Roles


  • McKennon's hyena laugh from Lady and the Tramp was then used as a stock sound effect for crazy laughter, used in movies such as the 1979 horror film Tourist Trap and Jon Favreau's 2003 Christmas comedy film Elf. It was also known for being the laughing sound of Ripper Roo in the Crash Bandicoot video game franchise, and the hyenas in the "it's a small world" attraction.