Hal Smith

Birthday: Aug 24, 1916
Birthplace: Not Available
Character actor Hal Smith (born Harold John Smith) cut his acting teeth in various touring road companies. Before serving in the Air Force during World War II, he had amassed impressive credits as a band singer, radio disc jockey, and writer. In the postwar years, he decided to try his luck in Hollywood, although holding down a real-estate job so he'd have a financial cushion between acting jobs. His first recurring TV role was on the vintage sitcom I Married Joan (1952-53). (It was a different actor who appeared in the bit role of Anne Baxter's suitor in O. Henry's Full House [1952].) He spent most of the '50s playing guest stints and providing voice-overs for cartoon characters, and was briefly Hal the Bartender, a commercial spokesman for a popular brand of beer. In 1960, he was signed for the semi-regular role of town drunk Otis Campbell on The Andy Griffith Show, essaying this hilarious (if politically incorrect) characterization with expertise, although he often insisted, "I don't think I've ever really been drunk in my whole life." Since Otis did not appear in every Griffith episode, Smith had time aplenty to free-lance, playing such film roles as a drunken Santa in Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960) and an effeminate Roman emperor in The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962), and supplying voices for such cartoon programs as Davey and Goliath and The Flintstones. By 1962, he was making 50,000 dollars per year, a tidy sum in those days. During the 1970s and '80s, Smith was most closely associated with Disney, replacing the late Vance "Pinto" Colvig as the voice of Goofy and providing voices for series ranging from Winnie the Pooh and Friends to Ducktales. Smith died in 1994.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Here Comes the Littles Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Town Santa Forgot Santa Claus 1993
No Score Yet Switched at Birth Apartment Manager 1991
No Score Yet Bad Cat Gordon 1991
29% 18 Again! Irv 1988
70% An American Tail Moe 1986
No Score Yet Return to Mayberry Otis Campbell 1986
No Score Yet The Adventures of the American Rabbit Mentor 1986
No Score Yet Here Come the Littles Uncle Augustus 1985
No Score Yet Winnie the Pooh: A Day for Eeyore Owl 1983
No Score Yet Yogi's First Christmas Otto the Chef 1980
No Score Yet A Flintstone Christmas Santa Claus 1977
No Score Yet Halloween Is Grinch Night Actor 1977
100% Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Owl 1977
No Score Yet Oklahoma Crude C.R. Miller 1973
89% Fantastic Planet Actor 1973
No Score Yet Shinbone Alley Freddie the Rat/Prissy Cat 1971
0% The $1,000,000 Duck Courthouse Guard 1971
No Score Yet Santa and the Three Bears Actor 1970
No Score Yet Santa and the Three Bears Actor 1970
No Score Yet Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day Owl 1968
67% The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Calver Weems 1966
No Score Yet The Ugly Dachshund Actor 1966
74% The Great Race Mayor of Boracho 1965
No Score Yet Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree Owl 1965
No Score Yet Hey There, It's Yogi Bear Corn Pone. 1964
86% Son of Flubber Bartender 1963
No Score Yet The Three Stooges Meet Hercules Thesus 1962
94% The Apartment Santa Claus 1960
No Score Yet There's Always Tomorrow Bartender 1956
No Score Yet O. Henry's Full House Dandy 1952
No Score Yet You for Me Malcolm 1952
No Score Yet Stars Over Texas Tucker 1946

TV

CREDIT
100% DuckTales
2017
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Guest Otis Campbell
  • 2019
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet The Little Mermaid
1992-1994
Voice
  • 1992
No Score Yet DuckTales
1987-1990
Voice
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Martin
  • 1987
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
  • 1986
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Pop Durham
  • 1984
  • 1980
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Trumble
  • 1981
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Arthur O'Reilly Clown
  • 1972
  • 1971
77% The Brady Bunch
1969-1974
Santa Kartoon King
  • 1971
  • 1969
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
Colby Horace Colby Sheriff Motel Clerk Harry Bleedwell
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1966
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
Hans
  • 1967
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
1963-1966
Barnaby
  • 1966
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Flintstones
1960-1966
Voice
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
Restaurant Manager
  • 1960
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Durwood Watkyns
  • 1959
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
1952-1966
Mr. Wilson Baker Charlie Driver Gates
  • 1959
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
No Score Yet The Flintstones (inactive)

QUOTES FROM Hal Smith CHARACTERS