Jimmy Ray Dean is an American country music singer, television presenter, actor, and businessman. He is the creator of the Jimmy Dean sausage brand as well as the spokesperson for its television commercials. He became a national television personality from CBS in 1957. He is best known for his 1961 country rock and roll track with "Big Bad John" and the television series The Jimmy Dean Show in 1963, the film has brought puppeteer Jim Henson his first national media exposure. His acting career included an appearance in the early seasons of the Daniel Boone television series as the famous Border Guard aide played by star Fess Parker. Then he appeared on the big screen with a supporting role as billionaire Willard Whyte in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever. He lives near Richmond, Virginia, and was nominated for the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, although he died before making his debut that year at the age of 81
|Birth name||Jimmy Ray Dean|
|Born||August 10, 1928, Plainview, Texas, U.S.|
|Died||June 13, 2010, Varina, Virginia, U.S.|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, television host, actor, businessman, philanthropist|
|Instruments||Vocals, accordian, piano|
|Labels||Columbia Records, RCA Victor|
Big Bad John singer who turned actor, television host, and businessman. He created the Jimmy Dean sausage brand.
He was an entertainer for the United States Air Force. He never completed high school.
He gave puppeteer Jim Henson his first national media exposure on The Jimmy Dean Show. He was inducted posthumously into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
He married his first wife Mary Sue at the age of 22. He had three children: Robert, Connie and Garry.
He was in Diamonds are Forever, the 1971 James Bond movie with Sean Connery.
Businessman in meat packaging industry. Country musicians from New Jersey. Artists from Four Star Records. Members of the Country Music Association. Artists from Starday Records. Apex Records Artists. The founders of an American food company. Participants in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Musicians of Virginia. The Baptists of the 20th Century TM_VZ! Country musicians from Texas. Mercury Records artists. Texas singer. RCA artist Victor