Alexander Gordon Jump was an American actor. He was born April 1, 1932, in Dayton, OH. He was best known for his role as the lonely Maytag repairman and for his role as Arthur Carlson on WKRP in Cincinnati. (In real life, he was a radio and TV personality.) Gordon worked with future Seinfeld director Andy Ackerman during his time on WKRP. Gordon appeared in two episodes of Season Nine: “The Butter Shave” and “The Voice”. He was Mr. Thomassoulo, George Costanza’s boss at Play Now. Gordon passed away in Los Angeles on September 22, 2003, as a result of pulmonary fibrosis and respiratory failure.