Jim Nabors

Jim Nabors

Highest Rated: 50% The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)

Lowest Rated: 13% Cannonball Run II (1984)

Birthday: Jun 12, 1930

Birthplace: Sylacauga, Alabama, USA

Few actors epitomized the aw-shucks country boy persona better than Emmy-nominated actor and singer Jim Nabors. He won over television audiences in the early 1960s with a unique dual talent - wide-eyed, rural-based comedy that occasionally gave way to a rich, florid baritone singing voice. Nabors parlayed his skills on countless variety programs before Andy Griffith tapped him to play naïve gas pump jockey Gomer Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show" (CBS, 1960-68). The character proved so popular with viewers that Nabors was granted his own sitcom, "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." (CBS, 1964-69), which pitted the Mayberry favorite against a hard-nosed drill instructor (Frank Sutton). After "Pyle" was discharged from the airwaves, he remained a popular guest star on variety programs, most notably "The Carol Burnett Show" (CBS, 1967-1978) and occasional features starring his good friend Burt Reynolds. Although Nabors maintained a lucrative career as a nightclub singer and dinner theater performer in his later years, for a generation of television fans he would forever remain that hilariously gullible, well-intentioned yokel with the golden voice. Jim Nabors died in his adopted home of Hawaii on November 30, 2017. He was 87.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return to Mayberry Gomer Pyle (Character) - 1986
13% 45% Cannonball Run II Pvt. Homer Lyle (Character) - 1984
20% 51% Stroker Ace Lugs Harvey (Character) - 1983
50% 68% The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Deputy Fred (Character) - 1982

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop Guest 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jim Nabors Show Host 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1967-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sonny and Cher Show Guest 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour Guest 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Pvt. Gomer Pyle (Character) 1964-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Gomer Pyle (Guest Star) 1962-1964

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