Dick Jones who was the voice of Pinocchio in the 1940 Walt Disney movie has passed away in California aged 87. Born in Texas on 25 February 1927, Jones was famous by the age of four being billed as the "World's Youngest Trick Rider and Trick Roper", appearing in rodeo shows owned by Western star Hoot Gibson, who also convinced Jones' parents that the youngster could make it in Hollywood. He wasn't wrong - and by 1934 Dick Jones was appearing in a number or low-budget movies and as a bit player in several of Hal Roach's Our Gang (Little Rascals) shorts. In 1939 he appeared with Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and the following year was hired by Disney to supply the voice Pinocchio in the animated feature film. In the Second World War Jones served in the US Army before carving out a career for himself in numerous television shows. Throughout the 1950s he regularly turned up on TV Westerns before landing the part of Dick West, sidekick to the titular character in The Range Rider made by Gene Autry's company. In 1955 Autry awarded Jones his own series; Buffalo Bill, Jr. In 2000, Dick Jones was named one of the Disney Legends. Jones died at his home on July 7, 2014 from natural causes.