Donnie Dunagan Biography
Donnie Dunagan (Donald Roan Dunagan) is an American former child actor and retired United States Marine Corps drill instructor. Dunagan was a voice actor in the Bambi film, providing the voice of young Bambi.
Donnie Dunagan Age
He was born on August 16, 1934 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. He is 88 years old as of 2022.
Donnie Dunagan Height
Dunagan stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch tall.
Donnie Dunagan Family
Dunagan was born during the Depression-era in Texas, he has not revealed the identtity of his parents. His parents got divorced when Dunagan was still young, he was raised by his mother till she passed away and he was placed in an orphanage.
Donnie Dunagan Wife
Dunagan is married to Dana and together they reside in San Angelo, Texas.
Donnie Dunagan Net Worth
Dunagan has an estimated net worth of about $1 million to $5 million.
Donnie Dunagan Salary
He earns an estimated salary of about $10000 to $50000 annually.
Donnie Dunagan Career
He was born in San Antonio, Texas, but his family soon moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where they struggled with poverty. At the age of three-and-a-half, Dunagan won a talent contest prize of $100.
Spotted by a studio talent scout, Dunagan and his family moved to Hollywood, where he appeared in a series of films and soon became his family’s main breadwinner.
Dunagan’s career ended after he provided the voice for the young fawn in Walt Disney’s Bambi.
By the age of 13, he was living in a boarding house and working as a lathe operator. In 1952, at the age of 18, Dunagan enlisted in the Marine Corps, and became the Marines’ youngest-ever drill instructor and served three tours in Vietnam, where he was wounded several times, before finally retiring in 1977 with the rank of Major. For his service, Dunagan received a Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts.
He kept his acting career a secret while serving in the Marines but in 2004 he was located and exhaustively interviewed by horror movie historian Tom Weaver in a special “Donnie Dunagan issue” of “Video Watchdog” magazine. He is currently retired.
Donnie Dunagan Son Of Frankenstine
Dunagan played the role of Peter von Frankenstein, the son of Frankenstein, in on of the greatest Universal’s 1939 classic horror film Son Of Frankestein.
Donnie Dunagan Bambi
Dunagan, a marine who fought in Vietnam, later retired as a major and earned decorations for his service was the voice of young Bambi in Bambi when he was seven years old.
Donnie Dunagan Movies
- Mother Carey’s Chickens (1938) as Peter Carey (film debut)
- Son of Frankenstein (1939) as Peter von Frankenstein
- The Forgotten Woman (1939) as Terry Kennedy Jr.
- Tower of London (1939) as Baby Prince
- Vigil in the Night (1940) as Tommy
- Meet the Chump (1941) as Little Boy
- Bambi (1942) as Young Bambi (voice, final film)