Jackson, Bill

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Jackson, Bill Gender: M
Bill Ray Jackson
born on 15 September 1935 at 20:05 (= 8:05 PM )
Place Unionville, Missouri, 40n29, 93w00
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 22°17' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 07°51 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 06°46'

Bill Jackson (greeting viewers at a personal appearance at a Chicago area mall, 1969)
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American television personality, cartoonist and educator, best known for having hosted the children's programs The BJ and Dirty Dragon Show (1973-1974) and Gigglesnort Hotel (1975-1978).

In the mid 1990s he donated all his original puppets to Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications. In 2008 he published a memoir called The Only Kid on the Carnival. In 2009, he produced a documentary, Remembering Cartoon Town and B.J. & Dirty Dragon.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2008 (Memoir, "The Only Kid on the Carnival")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from The Only Kid on the Carnival: An Extraordinary Childhood by Bill Jackson (iUniverse, 2008), p. 59: "[At] Unionville ... I, Bill Ray Jackson, entered this world September 15, 1935, at 8:05 PM in the back bedroom of a small white house with peeling paint and worn linoleum floors."


  • Vocation : Art : Cartoonist
  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (Director)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor (Weatherman)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (Children's shows)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Children's shows)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoir, "The Only Kid on the Carnival")