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Jim Nabors

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. James Thurston "Jim" Nabors (born June 12, 1930) is an American actor and singer. Born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama, Nabors moved to Southern California due to his asthma. While working at a Santa Monica nightclub, The Horn, he was discovered by Andy Griffith and later joined The Andy Griffith Show, playing Gomer Pyle, a gas station attendant who some described as dim-witted. Nabors himself has stated that the Gomer character was not so much dim-witted; he just wanted to see the good in people. The character proved popular, and Nabors was given his own spin-off show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Though best known for his portrayal of Gomer Pyle, Nabors became a popular guest on variety shows in the 1960s and 1970s (including two specials of his own in 1969 and 1974) after revealing a rich baritone voice. He subsequently recorded numerous albums and singles, most of them containing romantic ballads. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jim Nabors, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jun 12, 1930 In Sylacauga, Alabama, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
15
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie Return to Mayberry 1986-04-13
Known For
Poster of The Andy Griffith Show
Filmography
Movie Return to Mayberry Gomer Pyle 1986-04-13
Movie Cannonball Run II Pvt. Homer Lyle 1984-06-29
Movie Stroker Ace Lugs Harvey 1983-07-01
Movie The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Deputy Fred 1982-07-23
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-09-24
Series Donny & Marie Unknown 1976-01-23
Series The Muppet Show Himself 1976-09-18
Series The Lost Saucer Fum 1975-09-06
Series Tony Orlando and Dawn Unknown 1974-12-04
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Movie Take Her, She's Mine Clancy, Sleeping Pill Coffee Shop Manager (uncredited) 1963-01-01
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Andy Griffith Show Gomer Pyle 1960-10-03
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20