Francis Xavier Aloysuis James Jeremiah Keenan Wynn was an American character actor, whose successful career matched that of his father, Ed Wynn. Like his father, he also lent his talents to Disney where he prominently portrayed the character Alonzo Hawk in three different movies (The Absent-Minded Professor, Son of Flubber, Herbie Rides Again) as well as John Slade in The Shaggy D.A., Martin Ridgeway in Snowball Express, Vince Heber in Smith!, and served as the narrator and the voice of The Contagion Corps Sergeant in the 1973 animated short, VD Attack Plan.
He was considered to voice the March Hare in Alice in Wonderland while his father voiced the Mad Hatter and later considered for the role of Barnaby in Babes in Toyland, but both parts went to Jerry Colonna and Ray Bolger respectively.
His expressive face became his stock-in-trade. Encouraged by his father, Wynn became an actor and appeared on Broadway and radio productions before making movie appearances in films, such as Angels in the Outfield, Neptune's Daughter, Three Little Words, Annie Get Your Gun, The Glass Slipper, Tennessee Champ, Dr. Strangelove, Kiss Me, Kate, The Clock, Royal Wedding, Easy to Wed, Battle Circus, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, A Hole in the Head, Finian's Rainbow, Point Blank Once Upon a Time in the West, The Great Race, Bikini Beach, Nashville, and Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. He also appeared in television shows, like The Troubleshooters, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, Alias Smith and Jones, The Twilight Zone, House Calls, and Dallas as Digger Barnes.
During his last years, Wynn suffered from pancreatic cancer, which caused his death on October 14, 1986.