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Coming from a very modest background in west London, he was discovered while playing football. The lady who discovered him was the theatrical agent June Collins, mother of one Music/PhilCollins (who played on the same team as Wild). She then enrolled him in the Barbara Speak Stage School in Acton, where during his studies he landed bit parts in various television series including ''Out of the Unknown'' and ''Series/ZCars''.

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Coming from a very modest background in west London, he was discovered while playing football. The lady who discovered him was the theatrical agent June Collins, mother of one Music/PhilCollins (who played on the same team as Wild). She then enrolled him in the Barbara Speak Stage School in Acton, where during his studies he landed bit parts in various television series including ''Out of the Unknown'' ''Series/OutOfTheUnknown'' and ''Series/ZCars''.


* DevelopmentHell: At the time of his death, he was writing an autobiography. His wife, Claire Harding, was going to finish it with a publishing date of September 2012, but that never eventuated.

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* DevelopmentHell: At the time of his death, he was writing an autobiography. His wife, Claire Harding, was going to finish it with a publishing date of September 2012, but that never eventuated.it wasn't published for another four years.


Jack Wild (born in Royton, Lancashire, England, 30th September 1952 - 1st March 2006) was an English performer who was best known for playing the Artful Dodger in the film adaptation of ''Theatre/{{Oliver}}'' and for playing Jimmy in the trippy children's series ''Series/HRPufnstuf''.

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Jack Wild (born in Royton, Lancashire, England, 30th (30 September 1952 - 1st 1 March 2006) was an English performer who was best known for playing the Artful Dodger in the film adaptation of ''Theatre/{{Oliver}}'' and for playing Jimmy in the trippy children's series ''Series/HRPufnstuf''.

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* DevelopmentHell: At the time of his death, he was writing an autobiography. His wife, Claire Harding, was going to finish it with a publishing date of September 2012, but that never eventuated.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: A very odd case in that he started out this way (as a teen he could pass as a preteen and his voice didn't change until around 19). Ironically; His alcoholism and heavy smoking would end up making him YoungerThanTheyLook.


Jack Wild (born in Royton, Lancashire, England, 30th of September 1952 - 1st March 2006) was an English performer who was best known for playing the Artful Dodger in the film adaptation of ''Theatre/{{Oliver}}'' and for playing Jimmy in the trippy children's series ''Series/HRPufnstuf''.

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Jack Wild (born in Royton, Lancashire, England, 30th of September 1952 - 1st March 2006) was an English performer who was best known for playing the Artful Dodger in the film adaptation of ''Theatre/{{Oliver}}'' and for playing Jimmy in the trippy children's series ''Series/HRPufnstuf''.



* DevelopmentHell: At the time of his death, he was writing an autobiography. His wife, Claire Harding, was going to finish it with a publishing date of September 2012, but that never eventuated.

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* DevelopmentHell: At the time of his death, he was writing an autobiography. His wife, Claire Harding, was going to finish it with a publishing date of September 2012, but that never eventuated.


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His biography will be released in September 2012.

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His biography will be biography, ''A Dodger's Life'', was released in September 2012.October 2016.


* '''Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actor''' (Winner: Dustin Hoffman, ''TheGraduate'')

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* '''Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actor''' (Winner: Dustin Hoffman, ''TheGraduate'')''Film/TheGraduate'')


* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: His speech pattern -- this coupled with his Cockney accent reportedly made it difficult for American audiences to understand him, so on ''HRPufnstuf'' the Kroffts told him to mediate his accent with American pronunciation.

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* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: His speech pattern -- this coupled with his Cockney accent reportedly made it difficult for American audiences to understand him, so on ''HRPufnstuf'' ''Series/HRPufnstuf'' the Kroffts told him to mediate his accent with American pronunciation.

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Among Jack's purchases in the early '70's was a Moog Minimoog synthesizer, which Wild thought was defective as it only played one note at a time. Because of this, he sold it for very cheap to a session musician named [[Music/{{Yes}} Rick Wakeman]]. This was Wakeman's first Minimoog, upon which helped Wakeman define his multi-keyboard ProgressiveRock sound and popularize synthesizers in rock music.


Jack Wild (born in Royton, Lancashire, England, 30th of September 1952 - 1st March 2006) was an English performer who was best known for playing the Artful Dodger in the film adaptation of ''Theatre/{{Oliver}}'' and for playing Jimmy in the trippy children's series ''HRPufnstuf''.

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Jack Wild (born in Royton, Lancashire, England, 30th of September 1952 - 1st March 2006) was an English performer who was best known for playing the Artful Dodger in the film adaptation of ''Theatre/{{Oliver}}'' and for playing Jimmy in the trippy children's series ''HRPufnstuf''.
''Series/HRPufnstuf''.


* BobHaircut: Was known for this style in the late sixties - early seventies, but he grew it out once his stint on ''Pufnstuf'' was over.


* CoverVersion: His debut record alone boasts renditions of songs from Music/TheBeatles and The Archies. He also dabbled in old British music hall tunes for his later records, as well as more contemporary songs.

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* CoverVersion: His A good half of his debut record alone boasts renditions of songs from the likes of Music/TheBeatles and The Archies. He also dabbled in old British music hall tunes for his later records, as well as more contemporary songs.

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