1 Biographical Movie |
1 Print Biography |
1 Portrayal |
1 Interview |
1 Article |
6' 3" (1.91 m)
Did You Know?
[Who said in 1963 about his career before starring in The Beverly Hillbillies
(1962)]: "I'm a straight man in the series. Jed is essentially not a comedy character, so my job is to set up the situations and the lines. Occasionally, Jed will make a droll observation and sometimes when the show is slanted toward him, I'll play in a comedy scene. But for the most part I feed lines to the others."
Director Norman Foster
first recommended Ebsen to Walt Disney
to play Davy Crockett, and Disney was "half sold" on the idea. Then Disney saw Fess Parker
in the sci-fi film Them!
(1954) and cast the strapping actor as the famed frontiersman. Ebsen was crestfallen because he knew how big the picture would be. The next day the studio signed Ebsen on as Crockett's weatherbeaten sidekick, Georgie ...
His deep, croaking, commanding voice