New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Art Clokey

1921 - 2010

Photo of Art Clokey

Icon of person Art Clokey

Arthur Clokey (born Arthur Charles Farrington; October 12, 1921 – January 8, 2010) was an American animator, director, producer, screenwriter and voice actor, he was pioneer in the popularization of stop-motion clay animation, best known as the creator of the character Gumby and the original voice of Gumby's sidekick, Pokey. Clokey's career began in 1953 with a film experiment called Gumbasia, which was influenced by his professor, Slavko Vorkapich, at the University of Southern California. Clokey and his wife Ruth subsequently came up with the clay character Gumby and his horse Pokey, who first appeared in the Howdy Doody Show and later got their own series The Adventures of Gumby, from which they became a familiar presence on American television. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Art Clokey has received more than 322,379 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Art Clokey is the 1,384th most popular film director (down from 1,239th in 2019), the 10,418th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,189th in 2019) and the 388th most popular American Film Director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 320k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 40.78

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.85

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.82

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Art Clokeys by language


Among film directors, Art Clokey ranks 1,384 out of 1,581Before him are Gerardo Vera, Rick Rosenthal, Victor Salva, Eytan Fox, Andy Muschietti, and Jan Svěrák. After him are Joe Carnahan, Raja Gosnell, Ken Hughes, Tom Six, Rithy Panh, and H. Bruce Humberstone.

Most Popular Film Directors in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1921, Art Clokey ranks 387Before him are Gilbert Stork, Günther Bechem, Joan Greenwood, Bill Bright, Ion Negoițescu, and Spartaco Bandinelli. After him are Horace Gould, John Lindsay, Harold Camping, Alan Hale Jr., John Aston Sr., and Monty Hall. Among people deceased in 2010, Art Clokey ranks 380Before him are Dorothy Provine, Alex Chilton, Christoph Schlingensief, Franciszek Gągor, Maureen Forrester, and Edwin Valero. After him are Mitch Miller, Jimmy Dean, Helen Wagner, Nodar Kumaritashvili, Nan Martin, and Walter Frederick Morrison.

Others Born in 1921

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2010

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Art Clokey ranks 10,418 out of 18,182Before him are Tyler Bates (1965), Tom Wolf (1948), Ana Ortiz (1971), Terry Farrell (1963), George Saling (1909), and John Russell Pope (1874). After him are Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (1969), Joe Carnahan (1969), Howard Da Silva (1909), Mario Savio (1942), Dallas Roberts (1970), and James Badge Dale (1978).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Art Clokey ranks 388Before him are Hal Hartley (1959), Albert Pyun (1953), Jack Smith (1932), Rick Rosenthal (1949), Victor Salva (1958), and Eytan Fox (1964). After him are Joe Carnahan (1969), Raja Gosnell (1958), H. Bruce Humberstone (1901), Mike Flanagan (1978), Mark Sandrich (1900), and Frank Perry (1930).