Dick Orkin (born July 9, 1933) is an award-winning voice actor and commercial radio producer who created the series Chickenman and The Secret Adventures of the Tooth Fairy. His voice has been used in many radio advertisements and public-service announcements. Born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Orkin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Theater from Franklin and Marshall College. He received a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Phillips Graduate Institute, and attended Yale Drama School, studying for a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theater. Orkin began working in advertising in Chicago in 1963. He gained acclaim with his comedy radio commercials for Time Magazine, GMAC, The Gap and other clients. His radio spots, mini dramas dubbed by Newsweek as “The Advertising Theater of the Absurd,” have won many awards. Orkin and Christine Coyle co-wrote two animated specials for CBS, Christmas Every Day and The Canterville Ghost. Orkin and Coyle are the founders of Radio Ranch. Orkin is married and has four children.
The Adventures of Chickenman is a famous syndicated American radio serial that was created by award-winning radio writer, actor Dick Orkin, in the mid-1960's on Chicago's WCFL radio, and has been heard in the states, overseas as well as Armed Forces Radio during the Vietnam War. Each of the 260 zany episodes (two and a half to three minutes in length) wildly spoofs 20th century TV, Movie, and Comic book super-heroes. Story: Benton Harbor, a shoe salesman struggles with his mighty fists to strike terrific terror into the hearts of criminals everywhere as the costumed Fantastic Feathered Fowl, Chickenman. Find the rest of Chickenman on Stitcher Premium! Learn more at http://www.stitcherpremium.com/chickenman