Eddie Carroll

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Eddie Carroll
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Born Edward Eleniak
(1933-09-05)September 5, 1933
Smoky Lake, Alberta, Canada
Died April 6, 2010(2010-04-06) (aged 76)
Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1963–2008
Spouse(s) Carolyn Carroll
(m. 1963-2010; his death)
2 children

Eddie Carroll (September 5, 1933 – April 6, 2010) was a Canadian voice actor who is best known as the second performer to provide the voice for Jiminy Cricket, a role he played for over 35 years.

In Canada he studied at the Orion theater. After moving to Hollywood in 1956, he was drafted into the US Army. He performed with the Armed Forces Radio Service and the 6th Army Chorus. In 1959 he took the professional name Eddie Carroll. In 1960 Carroll released a comedy album, "On Fraternity Row." In 1962 he co-wrote the song "How Is Julie?" which was recorded by The Lettermen. Starting in the early 1960s Carroll appeared in numerous television programs and commercials. In 1970, he and business partner Jamie Farr syndicated a sports-talk program "Man to Man" through MGM Television.

He took over the role of Jiminy Cricket for Walt Disney Productions in 1973[1] after the death of original voice actor Cliff Edwards in 1971. From 1983 until his death in 2010 Carroll traveled with two one-man shows portraying comedian Jack Benny: "A Small Eternity with Jack Benny" and "Jack Benny: Laughter in Bloom." In 1995-96 he toured with a production of The Odd Couple. In later years, he attended numerous conventions and gatherings for both Disney fans and devotees of old-time radio. Eddie Carroll died April 6, 2010 of a brain tumor at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.

Eddie Carroll was sometimes billed as Eddy Carroll.

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  1. ^ Obituary Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2010; page A37.

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