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Bumpass is a funny name. Especially combined with Rodger.
The reference to Rodger's 1960s voice work on The Jetsons could be clarified. IMDb, which recently revamped its list format, credits him on that show as "Additional voices" from 1968, which would yield a low age figure of 17. As for the hiatus, it's entirely possible that from then til 1978 he finished highschool, attended college, and then attempted another line of work before re-entering show business. Just my 2¢. knoodelhed 21:26, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
- Funny how every Google search references "The Jetsons" as his earliest work. I bet he was a kid that they used once or twice and he got back in the biz as an adult. Just a thought. I'll try to poke around some more.Schmiteye 05:44, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
- Hanna-Barbera was not hiring 11-year-olds to do voice work on "The Jetsons" in 1962 when Dickie Beals, Don Messick, Daws Butler, Lucille Bliss, and June Foray were readily available. He probably worked on the mid-80s version. SomeRandomGuy;I'mSureThisWillBeDeleted 07:41, 8 May 2013 (Arugula) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:BD1C:5F40:FA1E:DFFF:FEEB:1DFC (talk)
- Rodger Bumpass is an accomplished and very interesting voice actor, born in Jonesboro, AR. It seems his actual age is a subject of some controversy. He is variously depicted as having been born in 1938, 1942, and at other times. Though I suppose it's not impossible that he was born in 1938, it is rather hard to believe, as this would put him at 68 years of age in 2006! I have seen him recently in some behind-the-scenes footage from Nicktoons Network; if he actually is that age, I must say that he is remarkably youthful-looking. There has been much mention of his surname. "Bumpass" is not, in actuality, an extremely unusual name; I've come across it any number of times. In the very popular movie "A Christmas Story", for example, Ralphie's next door neighbors - the ones with the dogs - seem to be called Bumpass. With regard to the pronunciation, I would presume it is spoken as if saying "bump-us."
--Gersen77 16:26, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Like I said there could be two Bumpass' I could be wrong though.
Looks like I was right after all there are two Bumpass' (except the other one's just called "Roger"). Now if only we could find out how old "Bumpy" really is.
The IMDB now says that Bumpass was born in 1951. Maybe it could be a sign (even though they are wrong sometimes).
Looks like someone changed it to 1951. Now we know he *is* younger (not that young, but pretty close given the circumstances).
BTW was there a credit for Rodger during the 80's era on the Jetsons ? I dont remember either, but if there was, I think thats what the IMDB originally meant.
What is the "1987 Bumpass scandal"??? I can find no reference to it with regular internet searches and it's a dead link on wikipedia... Why shouldn't we remove this? The Bob Talbot 05:19, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
The 1987 Bumpass scandal was removed because the user who first put it in has been putting in nonsense about Rodger Bumpass in two different articles, and has been told not to put in nonsense, his edits have been removed from history. If you see past edits in history, you will see that we believed this user, Me and another user, Until I saw that he put that Rodger Bumpass was dead, I found out that he was putting crap that was not true when I looked online for his death and I saw nothing about Rodger Bumpass dying, I later found one that he put that 1987 Bumpass scandal edit. So if you see past edits in history, about the scandal, his death in 2006, or his heart attack, it was not true and Me and other users believed him. The true information about Rodger Bumpass has been corrected. Rodger Bumpass is alive and well. Thank You.--Stco23 08:22, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
- You tell him homeboy ! Seriously though I'm glad Bumpy is still alive. Tony Jay however wasn't so fortunate.
Do we have any proof that says he was a voice actor on Pokemon? I'm 100% sure he has never done work for Pokemon.
- I have found an article where Bumpass completes denies the rumour and points to IMDB as the cause of the incorrect info. The exact quote:
"I'm contacting you due to an annoying inaccuracy that is on the Internet and reported by you today," he wrote. "My friends in Little Rock just told me :of the article. I am NOT, repeat NOT, married to Amy Stiller. I know that this is widely listed throughout the Internet but, just like the report that I :have died - twice - it is completely false." Let me summarize his point thus far: Bumpass is not now, nor has he ever been, married to Amy Stiller :despite what you might have read on the Internet."
- As such, I have removed the info from the article. --Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 17:40, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
I have been doing a bit of a search inre this fellow's film history. He's been voices in a few animated series and animated features past Sponge Bob... going all the way 45 years back to the Jetson's in 1962, as well as voices in a few video games. This fellow has even had a couple actual film roles. Now looking for some sources toward his work. I am not usually impressed with voice actors... but this guy? Quite a history. We'll see. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 07:48, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
I know that IMDB states that Roger Bumpass was born on November 20, 1951, but after some hard research I concluded that his actual D.O.B. was January 2, 1938. The Nickelodeon network, through Television movie/actor/actress profiles, named this information and concluded that Roger Bumpass has a false outgoing D.O.B. for identity purposes. I tried to edit it and reliably cit the source, but it was taken as vandalism and will not be changed. We Wikipedians need to fix this error. Mallen22 (talk) 22:04, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
- The problem is that it sounds like the 1938 date came about through original research you conducted. Unless you can provide a published reliable source that states a 1938 date, there is very little chance of changing the date from 1951. —C.Fred (talk) 22:44, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
- Storey, Michael (November 12, 2009). "Three times a charm for CSI-hopping :doctor". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. pp. Section: Weekend.