Cliff Edwards

Cliff Edwards

Highest Rated: 100% Pinocchio (1940)

Lowest Rated: 50% The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)

Birthday: Jun 14, 1895

Birthplace: Not Available

American entertainer Cliff Edwards, the son of a Hannibal, Missouri railroad worker, was born early enough to remember seeing Hannibal's own Mark Twain during the eminent author's many visits. Dropping out of school at 14, Edwards tackled several odd jobs before securing work singing for "illustrated slide" shows at the local movie house. He continued picking up small change as an itinerant singer until he teamed with pianist Bobby Carleton; together Edwards and Carleton penned a popular song, "Ja Da," made even more popular by Edwards' scat-singing rendition. While performing at a Chicago cafe, Edwards was given the lasting soubriquet "Ukelele Ike," in honor of Edward's musical instrument of choice. A top recording artist of the late '20s, Edwards--or Ike--made an easy transition to talking pictures; it was he who introduced the tune "Singin' in the Rain" in MGM's Hollywood Revue of 1929. A few Buster Keaton comedies aside, few of Edwards' early movie appearances were as memorable as this one, though he was an efficient comedy relief in several westerns and a popular radio performer. Edwards' latter-day fame rests on his vocal portrayal of Jiminy Cricket in the Disney cartoon feature Pinocchio (1940), a role he'd repeat in theatrical cartoons and on TV's Mickey Mouse Club and Disneyland.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Man from Button Willow (voice) 1965
67% Fun & Fancy Free Jiminy Cricket 1947
No Score Yet Sagebrush Law Ike 1943
No Score Yet The Falcon Strikes Back Goldie 1943
No Score Yet Fighting Frontier Ike 1943
No Score Yet Seven Miles from Alcatraz Stormy 1943
No Score Yet American Empire Runty 1942
No Score Yet Pirates of the Prairie Ukulele Ike 1942
No Score Yet Bandit Ranger Ike 1942
No Score Yet Red River Robin Hood Ike 1942
98% Dumbo Jim Crow 1941
No Score Yet The Monster and the Girl Leon Stokes 1941
No Score Yet Knockout Sleepy 1941
No Score Yet Flowing Gold Hot Rocks 1940
100% Pinocchio Jiminy Cricket 1940
98% His Girl Friday Endicott 1940
91% Gone With the Wind Reminiscent Soldier 1939
No Score Yet The Girl of the Golden West Minstrel Joe 1938
No Score Yet Bad Man of Brimstone Buzz McCreedy 1938
No Score Yet Saratoga Tip O'Brien 1937
No Score Yet They Gave Him a Gun Laro 1937
No Score Yet Bad Guy Hi-Line 1937
No Score Yet The Women Men Marry Jerry Little 1937
No Score Yet Between Two Women Snoopy 1937
No Score Yet Red Salute Rooney 1935
No Score Yet George White's 1935 Scandals Dude Holloway 1935
No Score Yet Take a Chance Louie Webb 1933
No Score Yet Huddle Actor 1932
No Score Yet Hell Divers Baldy 1932
No Score Yet The Sin of Madelon Claudet Victor 1931
No Score Yet Sidewalks of New York Poggie 1931
No Score Yet Dance, Fools, Dance Bert Scranton 1931
No Score Yet The Prodigal Snipe 1931
No Score Yet Parlor, Bedroom and Bath Bell Hop 1931
No Score Yet Laughing Sinners Mike 1931
No Score Yet Doughboys Nescopeck 1930
No Score Yet Montana Moon Froggy 1930
No Score Yet Good News Kearney 1930
No Score Yet Lord Byron Of Broadway Joe Lundeen 1930
50% The Hollywood Revue of 1929 Himself 1929
No Score Yet So This Is College Windy 1929
No Score Yet Marianne Soapy 1929


No Score Yet Playhouse 90
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Jiminy Cricket says: When You Wish Upon A Star.

Jiminy Cricket says: Go Ahead.

Jiminy Cricket says: Go ahead.

Jiminy Cricket says: What They Can't Do These Days.

Jiminy Cricket says: [after Pinocchio is brought to life] What they can't do these days.

Jim Crow says: I think I will have seen everything when I see and elephant fly.

Jim Crow says: I think I will have seen everything. When I see an elephant fly.