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Played episodes: 75
Height: 6'
Birth Name: Roy Williams
Date Of Birth: Jul 30, 1907 (113 years)
Place of Birth: Redwood City, CA, USA
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Roy Williams, best known as "Roy" on_"The Mickey Mouse Club" (1955)_ (qv), was born Joseph Roy Williams inColville, Washington, on July 30, 1907. His family moved to Los Angelesin 1920 after his father died and lived with his grandmother. In 1925he was hired by the animation studio Hyperion Studios, which began hislifelong association with the legendary 'Walt Disney' (qv). Disney senthim to the prestigious Choinnard Art Institute, and after graduationhired him as an artist. He worked his way up into the Art Department,eventu ally becoming an animator.In the 1950s Disney moved him out of the Art Department and assigned himas a storyboard artist for its upcoming childrens show "The MickeyMouse Club". 'Walt Disney' (qv) himself picked Roy to be co-host, with'Jimmie Dodd' (qv), of the show because, even though he was big andheavy, he was warm and gentle and very good with children, who took tohim right away.In addition to his co-hosting duties, Roy was also one of those whopicked the children who would appear on the show after they werescreened by the casting directors (for the first season, anyway; in thelater seasons he wasn't). His skill as a sketch artist was incorporatedinto the show, and was used in many of the show's story lines.When the series was finally canceled, all of the cast members were letgo except Roy. He appeared on-camera occasionally in Disney specialsand showed up at various Disneyland parades, but health issues cut downon those appearances. He finally retired in the 1970s, after almost 50years with the Disney organization.He died on November 7, 1976. moreless


Roy Williams in Hard Knocks: Season 14, Episode 5 | TVBuzer

Hard Knocks: Season 14, Episode 5

Aired: Sep 03, 2019

The Raiders head to Seattle to face the Seahawks for their final preseason game and prepare for final cuts as camp comes to an end.... more


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