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Rodney Allen Rippy (b. 1968)

Jack in the Box spokeskid, circa 1970s.

Hurricane Housing Relief spokesman, circa 2006.


  • As a kid, helped Jack in the Box launch the Jumbo Jack.
  • As a thirtysomething, helping Hurricane Housing Relief launch its home-building effort in Katrina-ravaged Gulf Coast.
  • Partner in a film production company, Bow Tie Productions.
  • Ran a new media buying company, Ripped Marketing Group (circa early 2000s).
  • Worked as a news researcher at Los Angeles' KABC-TV (circa mid-1990s).
  • Appeared as himself in both Former Child Star (1997) and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003).
  • Cohosted, at age 4, inaugural American Music Awards in 1973 with Michael Jackson and Donny Osmond, per Wikipedia.
  • Told VH1 that Jackson befriended him in the early 1970s, when he was about 5, and Jackson was about 15. Said Jackson lost interest by the time of Off the Wall's release in 1979.
  • Graduate of Cal State University, Long Beach.


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