10 Fantastic Disney Facts to Fascinate Your Friends

Goofy Smoking

3. What a Bozo

As many Disney historians know, the original voice for Goofy was provided by vaudeville actor, Pinto Colvig. Known for his off key, goof-ball style, Colvig was no stranger to being the man behind the microphone for many cartoon shorts. However, there is one role not many people know he was famous for originating. In 1936, Pinto Colvig assumed the role of Bozo the Clown. He was the first to don the red nose and blue clown suit as Capitol Records’ Children’s mascot. Colvig held on to the role for a solid decade until passing the nose to Frank Avruch, his successor. A clip of Colvig’s performance can be found on YouTube, and there’s no mistaking that Bozo and Goofy share more than a few similarities.


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