James H. Allen (b. May 15, 1928) portrayed the clown character Rusty Nails and was the host of various children's television shows in the Portland, Oregon, U.S. television market from 1957–1972. His program on KPTV was the second-longest running children's program in Portland, second only to Ramblin' Rod Anders.
Matt Groening, who grew up in Portland watching the shows, loosely based the Krusty the Clown character from The Simpsons on the real-life clown, though Groening says that Krusty's cantankerous nature is nothing like Rusty Nails.
- Official website: archive of last functional update from April 2005
- Rusty's Hour: September 1958 to December 1959
- Rusty Nails and the Three Stooges: January 1960 to March 1962
- The Rusty Nails Cartoon Show: January 1967 to September 1972
- Kids' Comedy Theater: September 1972 to March 1973
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