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Buddy Ebsen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Christian Ludolf "Buddy" Ebsen Jr. (April 2, 1908 – July 6, 2003) was an American actor and dancer, whose career spanned seven decades, including the role of Jed Clampett in the CBS television sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971) and the title character in the television detective drama Barnaby Jones (1973–1980), also on CBS.[3] The SAG-AFTRA records also show him as Frank "Buddy" Ebsen. A performer for seven decades, he had starring roles as Jed Clampett in the long-running television series "The Beverly Hillbillies" and as the title character in the 1970s detective series "Barnaby Jones". Ebsen was cast as the original Tin Man in 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz", but fell ill, reacting to the aluminum dust in his makeup, and was forced to drop out of the film. Ebsen made his television debut on an episode of The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre in 1949. This led to television appearances in: Stars Over Hollywood, Gruen Guild Playhouse, four episodes of Broadway Television Theatre, Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, Corky and White Shadow, the H.J. Heinz Company's Studio 57, Screen Directors Playhouse, two episodes of Climax!, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Martha Raye Show, Playhouse 90, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, Johnny Ringo, two episodes of Bonanza, three episodes of Maverick (in which he portrayed assorted homicidal villains), and 77 Sunset Strip. Ebsen received wide television exposure when he played Georgie Russel, a role based on a historical person and companion to frontiersman Davy Crockett, in the Disneyland television miniseries Davy Crockett (1954–1955). In the 1958–1959 season, Ebsen co-starred in the 26-episode half-hour NBC television adventure series Northwest Passage. This series was a fictionalized account of Major Robert Rogers, a colonial American fighter for the British in the French and Indian War. Ebsen played the role of Sergeant Hunk Marriner; Keith Larsen played Rogers. In 1960, Ebsen appeared in episodes of the television series Rawhide, in the episodes "The Pitchwagon" and Tales of Wells Fargo, which he reprised in episodes of both series during 1962 in the roles of different characters. Also in 1960, Ebsen played in season 4 episode 30 of Have Gun, Will Travel called "El Paso Stage", as a corrupt marshal. From 1961 to 1962, Ebsen had a recurring role as Virge Blessing in the ABC drama series Bus Stop, the story of travelers passing through the bus station and diner in the fictitious town of Sunrise, Colorado. Robert Altman directed several episodes. Arthur O'Connell had played Virge Blessing in the earlier film version on which the series was loosely based. Ebsen also appeared as "Mr. Dave" Browne, a homeless hobo, on The Andy Griffith Show opposite Ron Howard, and as Jimbo Cobb in The Twilight Zone episode "The Prime Mover" (season 2, episode 21) in 1961.

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Apr 2, 1908 In Belleville, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Broadway Melody of 1936 1935-09-20
Latest Project:
Movie Judy Garland: By Myself 2004-02-25
Known For
Poster of Tom Sawyer
Poster of Barnaby Jones
Poster of Northwest Passage
Poster of Davy Crockett
Movie Judy Garland: By Myself Himself 2004-02-25
Series King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie Working Tra$h Vandevere Lodge 1990-11-26
Movie James Stewart's Wonderful Life (archive footage) 1988-11-22
Movie Stone Fox Grandpa 1987-03-30
Movie That's Dancing! 1985-01-01
Series Hardcastle and McCormick Unknown 1983-09-18
Series Matt Houston 1982-09-26
Movie Fire on the Mountain John Vogelin 1981-11-23
Movie The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies 1981-10-06
Movie The Paradise Connection Stuart Douglas 1979-09-15
Movie The Bastard Benjamin Edes 1978-05-22
Movie Leave Yesterday Behind Doc 1978-01-11
Movie Smash-Up on Interstate 5 Al Pearson 1976-02-02
Movie The Tiny Tree Squire Badger (Narrator) (voice) 1975-12-14
Series Tony Orlando and Dawn Unknown 1974-12-04
Movie That's Entertainment! (archive footage) 1974-06-21
Movie The President's Plane Is Missing Vice President Kermit Madigan 1973-10-23
Movie Tom Sawyer Muff Potter 1973-03-23
Movie The Horror at 37,000 Feet Glenn Farlee 1973-02-13
Series Barnaby Jones Barnaby Jones 1973-01-28
Movie The Daughters of Joshua Cabe Joshua Cabe 1972-09-13
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Series Night Gallery Unknown 1970-12-16
Movie The Andersonville Trial Dr. John Bates 1970-05-17
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band Calvin Bower 1968-04-19
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Series The Dean Martin Show Unknown 1965-09-16
Movie Mail Order Bride Will Lane 1964-03-10
Series Vacation Playhouse Unknown 1963-07-22
Movie The Interns Dr. Sidney Wohl 1962-08-08
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Jed "JD" Clampett 1962-09-26
Movie Breakfast at Tiffany's Doc Golightly 1961-10-06
Series Bus Stop Unknown 1961-10-01
Movie Fury River Sergeant Hunk Marriner 1961-09-14
Series Gunslinger Unknown 1961-02-09
Series The Andy Griffith Show Unknown 1960-10-03
Series Checkmate Pete O'Mara 1960-09-17
Movie Mission of Danger Hunk Marriner 1960-01-01
Movie Frontier Rangers Sergeant Hunk Marriner 1959-01-01
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series Riverboat Unknown 1959-09-13
Series Black Saddle Unknown 1959-01-10
Series Lock-Up Unknown 1959-09-28
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Series Johnny Ringo Unknown 1959-10-02
Series The Twilight Zone Jimbo Cobb 1959-10-02
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Series Northwest Passage Sergeant Hunk Marriner 1958-09-14
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Series Tony Awards Herself - Host 1956-04-01
Movie Between Heaven and Hell Pvt. Willie Crawford 1956-10-11
Movie Davy Crockett and the River Pirates George Russel 1956-07-18
Movie Attack Sfc. Tolliver, Fox Co. 1956-09-19
Movie Disneyland, U.S.A Himself - as George Russel 1956-12-20
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier George Russel 1955-05-25
Series Studio 57 Unknown 1954-09-21
Movie Red Garters Ginger Pete 1954-02-09
Movie Night People M/Sgt. Eddie McColloch 1954-03-11
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Unknown 1954-10-27
Series Davy Crockett George Russel 1954-12-15
Movie Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter George Russel 1954-12-15
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Movie Utah Wagon Train 'Snooper' Trent 1951-10-14
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Rodeo King and the Senorita Muscles Benton 1951-07-15
Movie Thunder in God's Country Happy Hooper 1951-04-07
Movie Silver City Bonanza Gabe Horne 1951-03-01
Movie Under Mexicali Stars Homer Oglethorpe 1950-11-20
Movie Sing Your Worries Away Tommy Jones 1942-03-06
Movie Parachute Battalion Jeff Hollis 1941-09-12
Movie They Met in Argentina Duke Ferrel 1941-04-25
Movie Hollywood Hobbies Himself 1939-05-03
Movie The Kid From Texas 'Snifty' 1939-04-14
Movie Four Girls in White Express, an Orderly 1939-01-27
Movie My Lucky Star Buddy 1938-09-09
Movie Yellow Jack Jellybeans 1938-05-19
Movie The Girl of the Golden West Alabama 1938-03-18
Movie Broadway Melody of 1938 Peter Trot 1937-08-20
Movie Banjo on My Knee Buddy 1936-12-11
Movie Born to Dance 'Mush' Tracy 1936-11-27
Movie Captain January Paul Roberts 1936-04-17
Movie Broadway Melody of 1936 Ted Burke 1935-09-20