From 1950 to 1954, he hosted The Paul Winchell Show, which also used two other titles during its prime time run on NBC, The Speidel Show and What's My Name? From 1965 to 1968, Winchell hosted the children's television series, Winchell Mahoney Time. Winchell, who had medical training, was also an inventor, becoming the first person to build and patent a mechanical artificial heart, implantable in the chest cavity (US Patent #3097366). He has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television. He is also widely known for being the original voice of Tigger in Disney's Winnie the Pooh.
Animated TV Shows
- The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Tigger
- The Smufs – Gargamel
- Winnie the Pooh A Valentine for You – Tigger
- A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving – Tigger
- Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too – Tigger
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Tigger
- The Fox and the Hound – Boomer
- The Smufs Christmas Special – Garamel
Death & Legacy
- Final performance as Tigger in animation was the Valentines Day special of Winnie the Pooh.
- Did Tigger's voice in Disney World after he retired from voicing Tigger in animation format.