Gordon Jump


April 1, 1932 – September 22, 2003

Look.  Let’s just get it out of the way right up front.  Let’s choose to remember Gordon Jump for the lovable characters he created like WKRP in Cincinnati’s Arthur “Big Guy” Carlson or Chief Tinkler on Soap or even the ever-lonely Maytag Repairman from all of those commercials. Or, if we want to dig a little, we can appreciate his early radio career and numerous guest star appearances on dozens of television shows. Or we can even talk about his work in educational films for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Let’s just focus on the good stuff and avoid any conversation whatsoever about THAT episode of Diff’rent Strokes.

Yep. No reason to even bring it up.


El Toro Memorial Park – Lake Forest, CA

Specific Location

Centennial, 90-5; Toward the back of the cemetery in the northwest corner, Gordon’s grave is just under a tree and also by a family bench marked “JUMP”.



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