George "Gabby" Hayes

George "Gabby" Hayes

Highest Rated: 100% The Plainsman (1936)

Lowest Rated: 100% The Plainsman (1936)

Birthday: May 07, 1885

Birthplace: Wellsville, New York, USA

Iconic cowboy sidekick George 'Gabby' Hayes juggled circus work and semi-professional baseball before running away from home at 17 to join a touring theater troupe. In 1914, he married Olive E. Ireland, and the two took to vaudeville, where they were so successful Hayes retired by his 40s. However, the stock market crash of 1929 forced Hayes to re-enter the job market. At his wife's urging they moved to Los Angeles, where Hayes's comedic timing and grizzled look served him well. By the mid-1930's, Hayes had appeared in numerous films - many of them westerns. (While Hayes played villains and sidekicks, he is best remembered for the latter.) His first claim to fame was as sidekick Windy Halliday in the Hopalong Cassidy films. When Hayes left over a salary dispute, he was legally barred from using "Windy," and so took on the moniker "Gabby," after playing Gabby Whitaker in 1939's "Southward Ho." This particular character would go on to appear in over 30 westerns, and became a noted element of the genre's iconography. Hayes worked opposite western stars like Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and John Wayne, with whom he shared the screen 15 times. In 1956, he left film for television with the western-themed children's program "The Gabby Hayes Show." Hayes retired for good in 1958, and died 11 years later, leaving behind nearly 200 films and a legacy of rootin' tootin' laughter.

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Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 40% Cariboo Trail Grizzly (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet El Paso Pesky (Pescaloosa) Tees (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 28% Return of the Bad Men John J. Pettit (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 43% Albuquerque Juke (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untamed Breed Windy Lucas (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 38% Trail Street Billy (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rainbow Over Texas Sheriff Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of Arizona Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 57% My Pal Trigger Gabby Kendrick (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 50% Badman's Territory Honest Jim Badger/The Coyote Kid (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 33% Home in Oklahoma Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roll on Texas Moon Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Nevada Skies Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 20% Heldorado Gabby (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bells of Rosarita "Gabby" Whittaker (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunset in El Dorado Gabby (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man From Oklahoma Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Utah Gabby Wittaker (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Along the Navajo Trail Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Fence Me In Gabby Whittaker, aka Wildcat Kelly (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 33% The Lights of Old Santa Fe Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hidden Valley Outlaws Gabby Hayes (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 72% Tall in the Saddle Dave (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mojave Firebrand Gabby Hayes (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Thunder River Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 52% In Old Oklahoma Despirit Dean (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bordertown Gunfighters Gabby Hayes (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overland Mail Robbery Gabby (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet War of the Wildcats Despirit Dean (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Calling Wild Bill Elliott Gabby Hayes (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Tracks West Gabby (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Manhunt Gabby Hayes (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ridin' Down the Canyon Gabby (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jesse James at Bay Sheriff Gabby Whitaker (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunset on the Desert Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man From Cheyenne Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunset Serenade Gabby (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart of the Golden West Gabby (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet South of Santa Fe Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sons of the Pioneers Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Romance on the Range Gabby (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Man of Deadwood Prof. Mortimer "Gabby" Blackstone (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red River Valley Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Old Cheyenne Arapaho Brown (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 40% Sheriff of Tombstone Judge Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nevada City Gabby Chapman (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 20% Robin Hood of the Pecos Gabriel Gabby Hornaday (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freedom Radio Policeman (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melody Ranch Pop Laramie (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 57% Young Bill Hickok "Gabby" Whitaker (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet West of the Badlands Honest John Whittaker (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 20% Young Buffalo Bill Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 29% The Carson City Kid Marshal Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1940
100% 72% The Dark Command Doc Grunch (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Border Legion Honest John Whittaker (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ranger and the Lady Texas Ranger Sergeant Gabby (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 0% Colorado Gabby (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Come on George Bannerman (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 22% Days of Jesse James Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saga of Death Valley Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring Jerry `'Pop'` Wilkie (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Southward Ho! Gabby Whitaker (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man of Conquest Lannie Upchurch (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wall Street Cowboy Gabby Whittaker (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 40% The Arizona Kid 'Gabby' Whittaker (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silver on the Sage Windy Halliday (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 0% In Old Caliente 'Gabby' Whitaker (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Trail Marshal Windy Halliday (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bar 20 Justice Windy Halliday (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pride of the West Windy (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Frontiersmen Windy Halliday (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart of Arizona Windy Halliday (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunset Trail Windy Halliday (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Old Mexico Windy Halliday (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 22% Gold Is Where You Find It Enoch Howitt (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Justice Hopalong Cassidy (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Texas Trail Windy Halliday (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Borderland Windy Halliday (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hills of Old Wyoming Windy (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hopalong Rides Again Windy Halliday (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rustlers' Valley Windy (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet North of the Rio Grande Windy Halliday (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Returns Windy Halliday (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trail Dust `'Windy'` Halliday (Character) - 1936
100% 53% The Plainsman Breezy (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call of the Prairie Charlie Shanghai McHenry (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silver Spurs Drag Harlan (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lawless Nineties Major Carter (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart of the West Windy Jenkins (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three on the Trail Windy (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valley of the Lawless Grandpaw Jenkins (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swifty Sheriff Dan Hughes (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married a Doctor Train Station Agent (uncredited) (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tombstone Terror Soupy Baxter (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 35% Rainbow Valley George Hale (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies Crave Excitement Dan McCloskey (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smokey Smith Blaze Bart (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hoosier Schoolmaster Pearson (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 67% Hopalong Cassidy Enters Uncle Ben (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bar 20 Rides Again Windy (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eagle's Brood Bartender Spike (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 17% The Lawless Frontier Dusty (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 26% Texas Terror Sheriff Ed Williams (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guv'nor Dubois (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tumbling Tumbleweeds Dr. Parker (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 35% West of the Divide "Dusty' ' (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 20% The Star Packer Matt Matlock (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 35% Blue Steel Sheriff Jake Withers (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Hell Banker Colonel Campbell (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Old Santa Fe Cactus (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 26% 'Neath the Arizona Skies Matt Downing (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 32% The Lucky Texan Jake "Grandy" Benson (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 36% The Man From Utah Marshal George Higgins (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beggars in Ermine Joe Wilson (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brand of Hate Bill Larkins (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 42% Randy Rides Alone Marvin Black/Mat Mathews/Matt the Mute (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Texans "Pop" Martin (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gallant Fool Dad Denton (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Unknown (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breed of the Border Chuck Wiggins (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Galloping Romeo Grizzly (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 32% Riders of Destiny Charlie Denton (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Casey Jones Timothy Shine (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boiling Point George Duncan (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riders of the Desert Hashknife Brooks (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hidden Valley Gavin Henchman (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadway to Cheyenne Walrus (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost Valley Dave (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Horse Mesa Slack (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night Rider Altoonie (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Honors Texas Ranger (Character) - 1932

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lost City Unknown (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1951

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