James Wall, who played Mr. Baxter on “Captain Kangaroo” during the 1960s and '70s, died in his sleep on October 27. He was 92.
When Wall ended his run as Captain Kangaroo’s smart neighbor on the popular children’s program in 1978, he became a stage manager at CBS, where he worked up until last year.
A fixture at the network, The Director’s Guild of America presented Wall with the Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award in 1994.
Wall is survived by his wife.
Captain kangaroos mr baxter dies at 92.. Bully :)
Mr. Green Jeans and the painter I remember well. I must have not paid as much attention while watching as I thought.
I looked at a picture on USA today and I really don't remember the girl either.
He was on the show from 1968-1978 which explains why many boomers may not remember him – we were beyond watching Captain Kangaroo at that point.
I think I would have remembered hearing something about a Mr Baxter character throughout the years, even if only in clips and such... NOTHING
seriously.... how about a %$#5% photo when you tell a story like this?... cause it's kind of retarded w/o one.
Say hi to the Capm and Mr Green Jeans.
I guess you know you're getting old when the people who used to entertain you as a kid start dying....RIP I can't remember his character.....and can't find anything on youtube. I remember Bill Cosby being on the show a lot, Captain Kangaroo, The Bunny Rabbit with is carrot, Mr. Moose, Mr. Green Jeans..... Anyway....it was a good show....longest running too.
That will always bring back memories of the morning of the world,of summer journeys and innocence. Godspeed!
I was a faithful viewer of the Captain, but don't remember this man at all.
one starts to see time pass as the mainstays of our lives move on, RIP,
i could not have said it better,thats how i feel but i could not find the words toexpress what you said.great thought.
I guess there were no photos of someone in show business for years.
A childhood without Captain Kangaroo and Hobo Kelly would not be the same.
You'll be remembered by entire generations of children/adults....blessings and God Speed my friend.
HE WILL BE WELL MISS I ALWAYS LOVE THAT SHOW WHEN I WAS A KID BACK IN THE 60'S
Speaking of Captain Kangaroo, you'd think after all those years he would've become General Kangaroo or at least Colonel Kangaroo...Senator Kangaroo, Governor Kangaroo...We'll get their pop, we'll get there.
Capt. K was a decorated Navy vet. His replacement in my kids lives was Mr. Rogers ex- Special Forces. Military types make the best people in later life, they know dedication to something bigger than they are.
actually this is a long-running urban legend, false – although it would be admittedly cool if it was true.
talking about Mr. Rogers..
Thank you for being part of my childhood. God Bless You! A life well lived and such a warm, gentle contribution to humanity.
Say hi to Mr Rogers and you will forever be in my memories,
Ya know, there are life memories that bring back the wonderful feeling of simple truths and trust...and of a protectful arem around the shoulders...
I am 60 and I enjoyed the show very much. You will be missed along with The Captain and Mr. Greenjeans.
I'm 59 and I watched the show a lot but I can't recall Mr.Baxter. I wish they had posted a pic.
I remember that show,and loved it as a kid.
Fare thee well, traveller. May the stars guide thy path.
Thanks Mr Baxter for all the wonderful and wholesome memories. I watched Captain Kangaroo as a child and I'm 63 yrs old. My children soon followed in my footsteps and enjoyed Mr Baxter too. God Bless.
Why wasn't "Mr.Baxter"'s photo shown on the site?
"A fixture at the network, The Director’s Guild of America presented Wall with the Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award in 1994."
This suggests the Guild was a fixture at the network...
I've always known that even on days such as this, good far outweighs evil. Thank all of you who take part of the good side of our planet!
We will all miss you rest in peace:[
I loved that show. THank you, Mr. Baxter.
Thank you for all your wonderful CLEAN WHOLESOME memories and joys you provided the world. And will be remembered by thousands. GODSPEED to you Mr. Baxter see you in heaven.....
Thanks for all the find memories, Mr. Baxter. Enjoy eternity – I hope to see you soon!
That's a strange thing to say. Hope to see you soon? Are you going to off yourself?
OK Mo – wonder what his wife of 58 years thinks.
Demm> Look who's talking!
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