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Alan Hale Jr.



One look at Alan Hale Jr. and no one could ever assume he was adopted; Hale Jr. so closely resembled his father, veteran character actor Alan Hale Sr., that at times it appeared that the older fellow had returned to the land of the living. In films from 1933, Alan Jr. was originally cast in beefy, athletic good-guy roles (at 6'3", he could hardly play hen-pecked husbands). After the death of his father in 1950, Alan dropped the "Junior" from his professional name. He starred in a brace of TV action series, Biff Baker USA (1953) and Casey Jones (1957), before his he-man image melted into comedy parts. From 1964 through 1967, Hale played The Skipper (aka Jonas Grumby) on the low-brow but high-rated Gilligan's Island. Though he worked steadily after Gilligan's cancellation, he found that the blustery, slow-burning Skipper had typed him to the extent that he lost more roles than he won. In his last two decades, Alan Hale supplemented his acting income as the owner of a successful West Hollywood restaurant, the Lobster Barrel.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Terror Night
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Surviving Gilligan's Island
  • Actor
2002
71% Back to the Beach
  • Bartender's Buddy
1987
No Score Yet Terror Night
  • Jake Nelson
1987
No Score Yet Bloody Movie
  • Actor
1987
47% Johnny Dangerously
  • Desk Sergeant
1984
No Score Yet Hambone and Hillie
  • McVicker
1984
No Score Yet The Red Fury
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island
  • The Skipper
1981
75% The North Avenue Irregulars
  • Harry the Hat
1979
No Score Yet Angels Brigade
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Evidence of Power
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Rescue from Gilligan's Island
  • Skipper
1978
No Score Yet Successful From Gilligan's Island
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Giant Spider Invasion
  • Sheriff
1975
No Score Yet Ransom of Red Chief
  • Actor
1975
100% There Was a Crooked Man
  • Tobaccy
1970
92% Hang 'em High
  • Stone
1968
No Score Yet Advance to the Rear
  • Sgt. Beauregard Davis
1964
No Score Yet The Crawling Hand (Don't Cry Wolf) (The Creeping Hand)
  • Sheriff Townsend
1963
No Score Yet Thunder in Carolina
  • Buddy Schaeffer
1960
No Score Yet Hard Drivin'
  • Actor
1960
No Score Yet Up Periscope
  • Lt. Pat Malone
1959
No Score Yet Battle Hymn
  • Mess Sergeant
1957
86% The True Story of Jesse James
  • Cole Younger
1957
No Score Yet Canyon River
  • Lynch
1956
No Score Yet All Mine to Give
  • Tom Cullen
1956
60% The Killer Is Loose
  • Denny
1956
No Score Yet The Indian Fighter
  • Will Crabtree
1955
No Score Yet Many Rivers to Cross
  • Luke Radford
1955
No Score Yet A Man Alone
  • Anderson
1955
No Score Yet Rogue Cop
  • Johnny Stark
1955
No Score Yet The Sea Chase
  • Wentz
1955
86% Young at Heart
  • Robert Neary
1954
No Score Yet The Law vs. Billy the Kid
  • Bob Ollinger
1954
No Score Yet Silver Lode
  • Kirk
1954
No Score Yet Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl
  • Jerry Simpson
1954
No Score Yet Captain John Smith and Pocahontas
  • Fleming
1953
No Score Yet The Man Behind the Gun
  • Olof
1953
No Score Yet Springfield Rifle
  • Mizzell
1952
No Score Yet The Big Trees
  • Tiny
1952
No Score Yet At Sword's Point
  • Porthos Jr.
1952
No Score Yet Home Town Story
  • Slim Haskins
1951
No Score Yet The West Point Story
  • Bull Gilbert
1950
No Score Yet Kill the Umpire
  • Harry Shay
1950
No Score Yet The Blazing Sun
  • Ben Luber
1950
No Score Yet The Underworld Story
  • Schaeffer
1950
No Score Yet Riders in the Sky
  • Marshal Riggs
1949
100% It Happens Every Spring
  • Schmidt
1949
No Score Yet Rim of the Canyon
  • Matt
1949
No Score Yet Homecoming
  • M.P.
1948
No Score Yet It Happened on 5th Avenue
  • Whitey
1947
No Score Yet Monsieur Beaucaire
  • Courier
1946
80% Watch on the Rhine
  • Boy
1943
No Score Yet No Time for Love
  • Union checker
1943
83% Wake Island
  • Sight Setter
1942
No Score Yet To the Shores of Tripoli
  • Tom Hall
1942
No Score Yet Dive Bomber
  • Pilot
1941
No Score Yet All-American Co-Ed
  • Tiny
1941

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Growing Pains
1985-1992
  • Actor
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Mike

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