Edgar Buchanan

Edgar Buchanan

Highest Rated: 100% The Comancheros (1961)

Lowest Rated: 14% Any Number Can Play (1949)

Birthday: Mar 20, 1903

Birthplace: Humansville, Missouri, USA

Best known to TV audiences as Uncle Joe Carson on "Petticoat Junction," "Green Acres," and "The Beverly Hillbillies," Edgar Buchanan moved with his family to Oregon not long after his birth, and after studying at the University of Oregon, Buchanan followed in his father's footsteps, and became a dentist. In 1939, Buchanan and him wife moved to Altadena, California, where he got involved with the Pasadena Players. After landing his first film role in 1939's "My Son is Guilty," he left dentistry to pursue acting professionally. Despite his late start, Buchanan had no trouble getting started. He appeared in seven films in 1940, and would go on to appear in more than 90 films and 70 television programs in his career. While he appeared in a number of popular films including "Penny Serenade," "Shane," and "The Talk of the Town," Buchanan made his biggest impact on TV playing Uncle Joe. First cast on "Petticoat Junction" in 1963, Buchanan would go on to play Uncle Joe in more than 240 episodes between the three shows that shared the character, which was retired in 1970 when "Petticoat Junction" was cancelled. Buchanan retired in 1974 after completing "Benji," a family adventure that reunited him with Higgins, the unnamed dog who ran about "Petticoat Junction." Buchanan died April 4, 1979, in Palm Desert, California. He was 76 years old.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
86% 55% Benji Bill (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sam Cade J.J. Jackson (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal of Madrid Unknown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slay Ride Unknown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 44% Yuma Mules McNeil (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 25% The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again Jason Fitch (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 87% Angel in My Pocket Axel Gresham (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 25% The Over-the-Hill Gang Jason Fitch (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something for a Lonely Man Old Man Wolenski (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 39% Welcome to Hard Times Brown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunpoint Bull (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 54% The Rounders Vince Moore (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Button Willow Sorry (Voice) - 1965
55% 77% Donovan's Reef Boston Attorney (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 47% A Ticklish Affair Captain Martin (Character) - 1963
67% 85% McLintock! Bunny Dull (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 77% Move Over, Darling Judge Bryson (Character) - 1963
93% 84% Ride the High Country Judge Tolliver at Coarse Gold (Character) - 1962
100% 75% The Comancheros Circuit Court Judge Thaddeus Jackson Breen (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 0% The Devil's Partner Doc Lucas (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chartroose Caboose Woodrow "Woody" Watts (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 56% Cimarron Judge Neal Hefner (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 25% It Started With a Kiss Congressman Richard Tappe (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet King of the Wild Stallions Idaho (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Fast Guns Dipper (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 58% Edge of Eternity Sheriff Edwards (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hound-Dog Man Doc Cole (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day of the Bad Man Sam Wyckoff (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 59% The Sheepman Milt Masters (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 60% Destry The Honorable Hiram J. Sellers, Mayor (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lonesome Trail Dan Wells (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 44% Rage at Dawn Judge (Character) - 1955
100% 67% Wichita Doc Black (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silver Star Will "Bill" Dowdy (Character) - 1955
53% 71% Human Desire Alec Simmons (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 50% Dawn at Socorro Sheriff Cauthen (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 36% She Couldn't Say No Ed Meeker (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Happens Every Thursday Jake (Character) - 1953
97% 81% Shane Fred Lewis (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Stallion John Wintergreen (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 33% The Big Trees Walter "Yukon" Burns (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cave of Outlaws Dobbs (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toughest Man in Arizona Jim Hadlock (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flaming Feather Sgt. O'Rourke (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 59% Rawhide Sam Todd (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 62% Devil's Doorway Zeke Carmody (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Missouri Raid Dr. Samuels (Character) - 1950
67% 31% The Big Hangover Uncle Fred Mahoney (Character) - 1950
80% 66% Cheaper by the Dozen Dr. Burton (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walking Hills Old Willy (Character) - 1949
14% 58% Any Number Can Play Ed (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Canyon Jonah Johnson (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 71% Lust for Gold Wiser (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 28% The Man From Colorado Doc Merriam (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 75% Coroner Creek Sheriff O'Hea (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wreck of the Hesperus George Lockhart (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best Man Wins Jim Smiley (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untamed Breed John Rambeau (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Swordsman Angus MacArden (Character) - 1947
14% 35% The Sea of Grass Jeff (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 0% The Bandit of Sherwood Forest Friar Tuck (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 58% Abilene Town Sheriff "Bravo" Trimble (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 17% If I'm Lucky Darius J. Magonnagle (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegades Unknown (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fighting Guardsman Pepe (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Impatient Years Judge (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Affair Lt. Washburn (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bride by Mistake Jonathan Connors (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 52% Buffalo Bill Sgt. Chips McGraw (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 52% The Desperadoes Uncle Willie McLeod (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tombstone Curly Bill Brocious (Character) - 1942
94% 84% The Talk of the Town Sam Yates (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 52% Texas Buford "Doc" Thorpe (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 38% You Belong to Me Billings (Character) - 1941
94% 75% Penny Serenade Applejack Carney (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tear Gas Squad Cousin Andy (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 45% Too Many Husbands McDermott (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 56% When the Daltons Rode Narrator/Old-Timer (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 53% Arizona Judge Bogardus (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Partridge Family Judge McElwreath (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cade's County J.J. Jackson (Character) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Hargis (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Uncle Joe Carson (Character) 1963-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Dan Witter (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Doc Lawton (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Judge Edward Daley (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Magistrate Abe Chumley (Guest Star) 1962 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1962
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Doc Bolton (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Henry Wheeler (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Archie Keogh (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Tully Casper (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stagecoach West Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Cactus Charlie (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Doc Dawson (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Tully Saxon (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Sheriff Jeb Barnes (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judge Roy Bean Judge Roy Bean (Character) 1955-1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Unknown (Character) 1952-1954

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