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Jim Runyon was born on 8 January, 1931, is a jockey. Discover Jim Runyon's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 42 years old?

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Age 42 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 8 January 1931
Birthday 8 January
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Date of death April 13, 1973
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Runyon announced his resignation from WWWE on March 15, 1973, because of health concerns; his health also forced him to resign from WEWS-TV. Runyon had been frequently hospitalized and told WWWE management to look for a replacement, as he doubted he would be able to return to the air. Weeks later, he died of leukemia at the age of 42. He was survived by his wife, actress Jane Roberts, who had performed with him in Chickenman, their daughter Jennifer Runyon (born 1960), a film and television actress, and two sons, David and Scott, from previous marriages.

Runyon's memory was honored at a special Cleveland Indians game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium on May 4, 1973, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Two days before his death, Runyon had agreed to participate in the fund raiser to be held in May.


In 1965, he moved to WCFL in Chicago. Runyon was the narrator (the "weeeellll" voice) of the Chickenman series which began on his program at WCFL in Chicago in 1966; Runyon also played several parts in the show. Runyon left WCFL for WHDH in Boston. He rejoined what became WKYC in October 1969, taking over the morning show, and kept the position when the station became WWWE in 1972. Runyon was also the host of a weekly talent show program, The Gene Carroll Show With Jim Runyon, on WEWS-TV. He had been with the television program since May, 1972.


Runyon worked at several radio stations in West Virginia before serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was initially a correspondent but became a Marine recruiter assigned to the Miami, Florida area. While in Miami as a recruiter, Runyon also became part of a Marine unit there doing radio and television public service announcements. The unit included Ed McMahon, later of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Following his discharge in 1951, he went to work at WLW in Cincinnati. Runyon also worked with Ruth Lyons at WLWT and was the host of "Studio 2", a weekday afternoon variety series. From 1954 to 1961, Runyon worked in Dayton at WLWD and Columbus, Ohio at WTVN, prior to his joining station KYW in Cleveland, Ohio.


Jim Runyon (January 8, 1931 – April 13, 1973) was an American radio announcer, disc jockey, and sometime actor from the late 1950s to 1973. He was in plays at Cain Park in the early ‘70s