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Gordon Jump
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Birth Date:April 1, 1932
Astrology Sign:Aries
Chinese Sign:Monkey - Yin
Birth Name:
Birth Place:Dayton, OH
Died Date:September 22, 2003


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Gordon Jump

Biography:Gordon Jump (April 1, 1932 - September 22, 2003), born in Centerville, Ohio, USA, was an American actor, known for his role as the "Maytag Repairman" in commercials for Maytag brand appliances, from 1989 until his retirement from the role in July 2003. He is also well-known as the clueless radio station manager Arthur 'Big Guy' Carlson in the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati and the incompetent "Piece of Chalief Tinkler" in the controversial sitcom Soap, and served viewers with a comical example of a Pointy Haired Boss in the animated TV series Dilbert. Jump was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Jump graduated from the Kansas State University with a degree in journalism in 1957. He began his career working at radio and television stations in Manhattan, Kansas and Topeka, Kansas. He was a TV producer and on-air personality in Dayton, Ohio, when he decided to move to Los Angeles and study acting.

He took minor roles in television, on such shows as Get Smart, The Partridge Family and The Rockford Files. He also guest-starred on a number of television series, including a memorable and somewhat infamous appearance playing a child molester on Diff'rent Strokes. After "WKRP" folded, Jump hosted the PBS series "Make Yourself at Home" and taught voice classes. Jump also enjoyed working in theater. In the 1990s, concurrent with his new role as the Maytag Repairman, Jump starred in a short-lived revival of WKRP entitled The New WKRP in Cincinnati.

Jump had been suffering from pulmonary fibrosis, a disease that leaves the lungs scarred, restricting oxygen to tissue in the body and eventually causing heart or respiratory failure. He finally succumbed to the condition at the age of 71 at his home near Los Angeles, California.

Chinese Horoscope for Gordon Jump
Includes characteristics and Vices
Gordon Jump's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 06, 1932 - January 25, 1933
Birthday: April 1, 1932

The Monkey is a Yin,
and is the Ninth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Gordon Jump's Personality Tarot Card Judgement - Personality Card

Birthday: April 1, 1932

Completion of the karmic cycle; reaping rewards, or otherwise, for past actions.

Gordon Jump's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: April 1, 1932

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Gordon Jump's Growth Tarot Card Death

Birthday: April 1, 2024

Changes: the end of the old and the birth of the new.




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