Joby Baker

Joby Baker

Highest Rated: 82% Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)

Lowest Rated: 55% Gidget (1959)

Birthday: Mar 26, 1934

Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canadian actor Joby Baker broke into television in 1952 with a one-off role on "The Red Skelton Hour," a comedy variety show that starred the beloved clown. By 1959, he had made his way into film with a supporting role in the summer love comedy "Gidget," which starred American sweetheart Sandra Dee. He went on to appear in two more "Gidget" pictures, including the musical comedy sequel "Gidget Goes Hawaiian" and the American abroad rom-com "Gidget Goes to Rome." These years proved fruitful for Baker; he appeared in a long list of popular TV programs, including the terror-inducing anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and the family-man sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show." In 1965 he landed a small role in the Elvis Presley musical romantic comedy "Girl Happy." It was here that he met his first wife, actress Joan Blackman. The pair were married only two years; they parted ways around the time he'd landed the lead in the radio station-set sitcom "Good Morning, World." Sadly, like his marriage, this was not meant to last. The show was cancelled after only one season. After this Baker went back to one-offs and the occasional recurring role on television, on which he was a familiar face until his retirement in early 1984, the same year he married singer/songwriter Dory Previn.

Highest rated movies

Blackbeard's Ghost
Gidget

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stone Murray Weinstock (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Avalanche TV Director (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 29% The City Mel Greenwall (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 37% Superdad Klutch (Character) - 1974
82% 72% Blackbeard's Ghost Silky Seymour (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 17% When the Boys Meet the Girls Sam (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 67% Girl Happy Wilbur (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Looking for Love Cuz Rickover (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 53% Gidget Goes to Rome Judge (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hootenanny Hoot Steve Laughlin (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 45% The Wackiest Ship in the Army Josh Davidson (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 66% Gidget Goes Hawaiian Judge Hamilton (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Key Witness Muggles (Character) - 1960
55% 86% Gidget Stinky (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 50% The Last Angry Man Myron Malkin (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Macon (Character) 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assignment: Vienna Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Jamie Lane (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Rudy Marin (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning World David Lewis (Character) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet F Troop Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet 100% The Dick Van Dyke Show Manuel Luis Rodriguez (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loner Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Harry Martin (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Kenneth Carter (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Ky Blessing (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1960