Mar 14

Dick Jones interview with host Cheryl Rogers Barnett

Here is a wonderful Celebrity Interview with Dick Jones interview with host Cheryl Rogers Barnett

Dick Jones started in movies in Hollywood in 1934. Dick did many western movies and many western TV show episodes guest spots! He also co-starred in The Range Rider with Jock Mahoney and starred in the western television series Buffalo Bill Jr..

Dick was also the voice of Pinocchio in the Walt Disney animated feature Pinocchio. THANK YOU to The Museum of Film History in Lone Pine California for letting us share this video! This interview and many others are available in the museum’s gift shop. Here is the link to their website. http://www.lonepinefilmhistorymuseum.org

I Knew Dick Jones most of my life. I had seen him on screen since I was a very little girl. As a teenager, I babysat for his and Betty’s four children.

When I was asked to interview Dick for the Museum of Western Film History, I was really excited because I knew how wonderful he was and hoped I could ask intelligent questions that would allow our audience and viewers to see what a great guy he was. I forgot what a dreadful tease he was.

For the first 5 minutes or so, I might as well have been the only person on that couch as Dick answered every one of my (well thought out) questions with one word.

As you will see, he finally let me off the hook when he declared that I “looked like a deer in the headlights!”

I absolutely loved Dick. He was a wonderful man, a great husband to his Betty and, from what I observed, a great dad. Of course, he was also a wonderful performer!!

Cheryl Rogers-Barnett


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  1. Kent Pinkerton

    Loved watching such a great interview with Dick Jones!! It was awesome and enjoy this website!!

  2. Richard

    Hi Cheryl. I grew up with all these old Heros, just like you did. I’d like to share a couple of my memories with you. One, is one of my fondest and the other is quite sad. We lived in Tulsa from 1948 to 59. My dad worked for Douglas aircraft. One of dads foremans under him. Bob Bingham., raised coon dogs on the side. He was also a good fishing buddy. He talked my dad into going south somewhere to a big coon hound race. I was about 8 or 9. Your Dad was there and either one of your adopted brothers or a brother, don’t remember his name. I’m sure you will. After the coon dog races, your Dad bought a black an tan from Bob Bingham and your Dad, my Dad, Bob and a couple of other fellows went coon hunting that night. Your brother and I was left trailing behind with some extra dogs. Meeting your Dad was a big highlight of my life, something I’ll never forget. The sad memory is in Germany, winter of 1963, when I met up with your brother again. He remembered me when I mentioned the coon hunt. The next evening I got word that he and another solider had been killed sleeping next to a running 3/4 ton truck. I have never believed that both young men were so dumb to let the exhaust warm their tent. I think they were just too close and someone else got in the truck and started it to stay warm. It was 30 below.

  3. Lillian intartaglia

    Your interview with Dick Jones was absolutely delightful. What a lovely man he is. He had quite a career. Not only quite a career, but a diversified career as well. Thank you again for such a wonderful interview of a wonderful person.

  4. Brad

    Hi Cheryl,
    I have a question that I am sure you can’t answer, but I will still put it out there. I Loved the Range Rider and after watching the Dick Jones interview I went on you tube to find a Range Rider show. O.k. I found a show …”Saga of Silver Town” I was watching the show and all of a sudden Clayton Moore (Lone Ranger) showed up as a character actor. Now this was the time that The Lone Ranger was really popular. Any idea how Clay Moore was hired on the Range Rider. I don’t remember anything about he being friends with Gene Autry or any other production staff. Any idea? Thanks, Brad

    1. Cheryl

      According to Dawn Moore, Clayton’s daughter, her dad just loved to work. Happy trails, Cheryl

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