George 'Gabby' Hayes

Highest Rated: 100% Great Expectations (1947)
Birthday: May 7, 1885
Birthplace: Wellsville, New York
Virtually the prototype of all grizzled old-codger western sidekicks, George "Gabby" Hayes professed in real life to hate westerns, complaining that they all looked and sounded alike. For his first few decades in show business, he appeared in everything but westerns, including travelling stock companies, vaudeville, and musical comedy. He began appearing in films in 1928, just in time to benefit from the talkie explosion. In contrast to his later unshaven, toothless screen persona, George Hayes (not yet Gabby) frequently showed up in clean-faced, well groomed articulate characterizations, sometimes as the villain. In 1933 he appeared in several of the Lone Star westerns featuring young John Wayne, alternating between heavies and comedy roles. Wayne is among the many cowboy stars who has credited Hayes with giving them valuable acting tips in their formative days. In 1935, Hayes replaced an ailing Al St. John in a supporting role in the first Hopalong Cassidy film, costarring with William Boyd; Hayes' character died halfway through this film, but audience response was so strong that he was later brought back into the Hoppy series as a regular. It was while sidekicking for Roy Rogers at Republic that Hayes, who by now never appeared in pictures with his store-bought teeth, earned the soubriquet "Gabby", peppering the soundtrack with such slurred epithets as "Why, you goldurned whipersnapper" and "Consarn it!" He would occasionally enjoy an A-picture assignment in films like Dark Command (1940) and Tall in the Saddle (1944), but from the moment he became "Gabby", Hayes was more or less consigned exclusively to "B"s. After making his last film appearance in 1952, Hayes turned his attentions to television, where he starred in the popular Saturday-morning Gabby Hayes Show ("Hullo out thar in televisium land!") and for a while was the corporate spokesman for Popsicles. Retiring after a round of personal appearance tours, Hayes settled down on his Nevada ranch, overseeing his many business holdings until his death at age 83.

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No Score Yet Klondike Tom Ross 2014
No Score Yet The Cariboo Trail Oscar 'Grizzly' Winters 1950
No Score Yet El Paso Pesky 1949
No Score Yet Return of the Bad Men John J. Pettit - Bank President 1948
No Score Yet Albuquerque Juke 1948
100% Great Expectations Compeyson 1947
No Score Yet Trail Street Deputy Billy Burns 1947
No Score Yet Wyoming Windy Gibson 1947
No Score Yet Out California Way Actor 1946
No Score Yet Home in Oklahoma Gabby Whitaker 1946
No Score Yet Badman's Territory Honest Jim Badger / The Coyote Kid 1946
No Score Yet Song of Arizona Gabby Whittaker 1946
No Score Yet My Pal Trigger Gabby Kendrick 1946
No Score Yet Under Nevada Skies Gabby Whittaker 1946
No Score Yet Heldorado Gabby 1946
No Score Yet Roll on Texas Moon Gabby Whittaker 1946
No Score Yet Rainbow Over Texas Gabby Whitaker 1946
No Score Yet Sunset in El Dorado Gabby 1945
No Score Yet Along the Navajo Trail Gabby Whittaker 1945
No Score Yet Where Do We Go from Here? Actor 1945
No Score Yet Utah Gabby 1945
No Score Yet Bells of Rosarita Baggy Whittaker 1945
No Score Yet Don't Fence Me In Wildcat Kelly 1945
No Score Yet The Big Bonanza Hap Selby 1944
No Score Yet Lights of Old Santa Fe Gabby 1944
No Score Yet Tall in the Saddle Dave 1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats) Desprit Dan 1943
No Score Yet Calling Wild Bill Elliott Gabby 1943
No Score Yet Ridin' Down the Canyon Gabby 1942
No Score Yet Sunset Serenade Gabby 1942
No Score Yet Sons of the Pioneers Gabby Whittaker 1942
No Score Yet Sunset on the Desert Gabby Whittaker 1942
No Score Yet Man from Cheyenne Gabby 1942
No Score Yet South of Santa Fe Mayor Whittaker 1942
No Score Yet Romance on the Range Gabby 1942
No Score Yet Heart of the Golden West Gabby 1942
No Score Yet Jesse James at Bay Sheriff 1941
No Score Yet Bad Man of Deadwood Prof. Mortimer 'Gabby' Blackstone 1941
No Score Yet Nevada City "Gabby" Chapman 1941
No Score Yet Sheriff of Tombstone Judge Gabby Whittaker 1941
No Score Yet Freedom Radio (A Voice in the Night) Policeman 1941
No Score Yet Robin Hood of the Pecos 'Gabby' Hornaday 1941
No Score Yet In Old Cheyenne Arapahoe Brown 1941
No Score Yet Red River Valley Gabby Whittaker 1941
No Score Yet Young Bill Hickok 'Gabby' Whitaker 1940
No Score Yet Colorado Gabby 1940
No Score Yet The Ranger and the Lady Sgt. Whitaker 1940
No Score Yet The Carson City Kid Gabby 1940
No Score Yet Young Buffalo Bill Gabby Whittaker 1940
No Score Yet The Dark Command Doc Grunch 1940
No Score Yet West of the Badlands Honest John Whittaker 1940
No Score Yet Wagons Westward Hardtack 1940
No Score Yet Melody Ranch Pop 1940
No Score Yet Days of Jesse James Gabby 1939
No Score Yet Come on George Bannerman 1939
No Score Yet The Arizona Kid 'Gabby' Whittaker 1939
No Score Yet Renegade Trail Windy 1939
No Score Yet In Old Caliente Gabby 1939
No Score Yet Man of Conquest Lannie Upchurch 1939
No Score Yet Southward, Ho! Gabby Whitaker 1939
No Score Yet The Night Riders Actor 1939
No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring `Pop' Wilkie 1939
No Score Yet The Case of the Frightened Lady Brooks 1939
No Score Yet Saga of Death Valley Gabby 1939
No Score Yet Silver on the Sage Windy Halliday 1939
No Score Yet Wall Street Cowboy Gabby 1939
No Score Yet Come On, Rangers Actor 1938
No Score Yet Pride of the West Windy Halliday 1938
No Score Yet Gold Is Where You Find It Enoch Howitt 1938
No Score Yet Heart of Arizona Windy 1938
No Score Yet Bar 20 Justice Windy Halliday 1938
No Score Yet The Frontiersman Windy 1938
No Score Yet In Old Mexico Windy Halliday 1938
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Returns Actor 1938
No Score Yet Sunset Trail Windy 1938
No Score Yet Hopalong Rides Again Windy Halliday 1937
No Score Yet Rustler's Valley Windy Halliday 1937
No Score Yet North of the Rio Grande Windy 1937
No Score Yet Texas Trail Windy Halliday 1937
No Score Yet Hills of Old Wyoming Windy 1937
No Score Yet Borderland Windy Halliday 1937
No Score Yet The Plainsman Breezy 1936
No Score Yet Forbidden Music Capt. Strozzi 1936
No Score Yet Valiant Is the Word for Carrie Bearded Man (as George F. Hayes) 1936
No Score Yet The Texas Rangers Judge 1936
89% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Farmers' Spokesman 1936
No Score Yet Heart of the West Windy 1936
No Score Yet The Lawless Nineties Major Carter 1936
No Score Yet Swifty Dan Hughes 1936
No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Returns Windy Halliday 1936
No Score Yet Call of the Prairie Shanghai 1936
No Score Yet Three on the Trail Windy 1936
No Score Yet Trail Dust 'Windy' Halliday 1936
No Score Yet Bar 20 Rides Again Windy 1936
No Score Yet Hearts in Bondage Ezra 1936
No Score Yet Song of the Trail Hobson 1936
No Score Yet The Eagle's Brood Spike 1935
No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Enters Uncle Ben 1935
No Score Yet The Hoosier Schoolmaster Pearson 1935
No Score Yet Rainbow Valley George 1935
No Score Yet Texas Terror Sheriff Ed Williams 1935
No Score Yet Old Roses Simes 1935
No Score Yet Tumbling Tumbleweeds Dr. Parker 1935
No Score Yet 'Neath Arizona Skies Matt Downing 1934
No Score Yet The Lawless Frontier Dusty 1934
No Score Yet In Old Santa Fe Cactus 1934
No Score Yet The Brand of Hate Bill Orkin 1934
No Score Yet The Man from Hell Col. Campbell 1934
No Score Yet The Star Packer (He Wore a Star) Matt Matlock 1934
No Score Yet Randy Rides Alone Matt the Mute/Marvin Black 1934
No Score Yet Monte Carlo Nights Inspector Nick Gunby 1934
No Score Yet The Man from Utah George Higgins 1934
No Score Yet Blue Steel Sheriff Jake 1934
No Score Yet Mystery Liner Watchman 1934
No Score Yet Beggars in Ermine Joe Wilson 1934
No Score Yet Lucky Texan Jake Benson 1934
No Score Yet West of the Divide Dusty Rhodes 1934
No Score Yet The House of Mystery David Fells 1934
No Score Yet Stolen Goods Actor 1934
No Score Yet Return of Casey Jones Actor 1934
No Score Yet Gold Strike Fever Actor 1934
No Score Yet Riders of Destiny Charlie Denton 1933
No Score Yet Galloping Romeo Grizzly 1933
No Score Yet The Sphinx Casey 1933
No Score Yet The Gallant Fool Charles Denton 1933
No Score Yet The Phantom Broadcast Police Lieutenant 1933
No Score Yet Breed of the Border Chuck Wiggins 1933
No Score Yet Fighting Texans Old Man Martin 1933
No Score Yet The Fugitive Actor 1933
No Score Yet The Fighting Champ Actor 1933
No Score Yet Outlaw Tamer Cactus Barnes 1933
No Score Yet Texas Buddies Si Haller 1932
No Score Yet Hidden Valley Gavin Henchman (Dark Hat) 1932
No Score Yet Broadway to Cheyenne Walrus 1932
100% Love Me Tonight Grocer 1932
No Score Yet Dragnet Patrol Private Detective 1932
No Score Yet Riders of the Desert Hashknife 1932
No Score Yet Man from Hell's Edges Shamrock 1932
No Score Yet Without Honors Actor 1932
No Score Yet The Boiling Point Uncle George Duncan 1932
No Score Yet Nevada Buckaroo Cherokee 1931
No Score Yet The Stolen Jools Actor 1931
No Score Yet For the Defense Ben, the waiter 1930
No Score Yet Cavalier of the West Actor 1930
No Score Yet Big News Reporter 1929

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