Art Clokey Net Worth

Art Clokey Net Worth is
$1 Million

Art Clokey Biography

Art Clokey Net Well worth: Artwork Clokey was an American animator who had a net well worth of $1 million. Born Arthur Clokey (October 12, 1921 – January 8, 2010), he became most widely known as the co-creator of the childrens favourite Gumby, along with the pioneer in the popularization of end motion clay computer animation in the USA. it had been a task that got extremely influenced by his professor, Slavko Vorkapich, who trained at the University of Southern California. Clokey began his profession with a film experiment referred to as Gumbasia; Down the road, he and his wife Ruth produced the clay personality Gumby and his equine Pokey, who first made an appearance in the Howdy Doody Display. Ten years later, a film called “Gumby: The Film” found light too, sparking a lot more interest. Actually, they truly became iconic and loved a renewal of curiosity in the 1980s as American comedian and actor Eddie Murphy parodied Gumby in a skit on Saturday Night time Live. Ultimately, Gumby and Pokey got their personal series known as The Adventures of Gumby, with that they earned their existence on American television.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameArt Clokey
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 12, 1921
DiedJanuary 8, 2010, Los Osos, California, United States
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film director, Animator
EducationMiami University, The Webb Schools, Pomona College, University of Southern California
SpouseGloria Clokey, Ruth Clokey
ChildrenJoe Clokey, Ann Clokey
ParentsJoseph W. Clokey
MoviesGumby: The Movie, Gumbasia, The Puppetoon Movie, Gumby Dharma, Davey and Goliath: Vol. 4: Helping Each Other
TV ShowsDavey and Goliath, Gumby Adventures, The Gumby Show

Interesting Facts

1 He and his then-wife Ruth Clokey created Gumby, which made its debut on The Howdy Doody Show in August 1956 while Clokey was studying under Slavko Vorkapich at USC. The Clokeys also created Davey and Goliath.
2 Adopted by Joseph Clokey, a musician, a composer and dean of music department at Pomona College in California, after being sent by his mother to a home for abandoned boys.
3 Father of Ann Clokey and video producer Joe Clokey.


1 Works almost exclusively in clay animation

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990 Annie Annie Awards Distinguished Contribution to the Art of Animation



Gumby: The Movie 1995
Gumby Adventures 1988 TV Series
Mandala 1977 Short uncredited
The Gumby Show 1957-1968 TV Series 7 episodes
Davey and Goliath 1960-1967 TV Series 41 episodes
Gumbasia 1955 Short


Gumby: The Movie 1995 producer
Gumby Adventures 1988 TV Series producer - 1988
Mandala 1977 Short producer
Davey and Goliath 1960-1967 TV Series producer - 40 episodes
The Gumby Show 1957 TV Series producer - 1 episode
Gumbasia 1955 Short producer - uncredited


Gumby: The Movie 1995 script / written by
Gumby Adventures 1988 TV Series characters / head writer
The Gumby Show 1966 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Davey and Goliath TV Series story - 3 episodes, 1961 - 1962 script - 1 episode, 1962


Gumby: The Movie 1995 Pokey Prickle Gumbo (voice)
Gumby Adventures 1988 TV Series Worm
The Puppetoon Movie 1987 Pokey (voice)
The Gumby Show 1968 TV Series Pokey


The Puppetoon Movie 1987 advisor: Gumby
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine 1965 title designer: main titles
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini 1965 title designer: main titles


Gumby: The Movie 1995
Gumbasia 1955 Short uncredited

Animation Department

Gumby: The Movie 1995 animator

Art Department

Gumby: The Movie 1995 storyboard artist

Camera Department

Mandala 1977 Short camera operator


Gumbasia 1955 Short uncredited


Wash Dry and Spin Out 2003 special thanks
The Puppetoon Movie 1987 special thanks


Gumby Dharma 2006 Documentary

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