June 18, 1898
|Died||March 26, 1950 (aged 51)|
Francis "Dink" Trout (June 18, 1898 - March 26, 1950) was an American actor and radio personality.
Much of his career involved playing characters in American radio shows. His most famous radio roles were as Mr. Anderson in The Dennis Day Show and as Luke Spears in Lum and Abner. He was also heard in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, the Cass Daley Show, The Life of Riley, and The Nebbs.
In 1936 Trout made his first (uncredited) film appearance in Under Your Spell. Later in 1941 he appeared in Scattergood Baines as Plinky Pickett. Trout reprised this role for the next two films in the Scattergood Baines chronology. He made several other film appearances throughout his life, though he was generally uncredited. In 1947 he voiced the title character in Disney's Bootle Beetle, a character he continued to voice for the next three years. He also played Phink, the pressure cooker salesman in the unaired Three Stooges TV pilot, Jerks of All Trades. His final performance was as the voice of the King of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, which was released over a year after his death.