Country of origin
Final episode date
12 December 1957
See Episode List
First episode date
23 September 1956
George ArchainbaudWilliam BeaudineFred Jackman, Jr.Robert G. WalkerDouglas HeyesLew Landers
Theme music composer
Hal Hopper andVictor McLeod
NBC, American Broadcasting Company
Circus boy television show beginning and end mickey braddock micky dolenz
- Circus boy television show beginning and end mickey braddock micky dolenz
- First episode guest stars
Set in the late 1890s, the title of the series refers to a boy named Corky. After his parents, "The Flying Falcons," were killed in a trapeze accident, young Corky (Micky Dolenz – billed at the time as Mickey Braddock) was adopted by Joey the Clown (Noah Beery, Jr.), and the whole Burke and Walsh Circus family.
The young boy quickly found a role with the circus as water boy to Bimbo, a baby elephant whom Corky would come to consider his pet. Riding Bimbo's back, Corky dealt with adolescent problems, and helped the show's adults including Joey, owner/promoter Big Tim Champion (Robert Lowery). and head canvasman Pete (Guinn Williams), keep the circus successful as the traveling show moved from town to town each week.
Outside of an elephant being the animal companion, the series was similar to popular "boy and his dog" shows of the time, such as Lassie/Jeff's Collie, and The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.
First episode guest stars
The following cast appeared in the debut episode only. Several sources erroneously list these three, as well as Billy Barty from Episodes 1 and 2, as series regulars.
Between 1956 and 1957 Dan Spiegle adapted the show into a comic book, published by Dell Comics.