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Jim Nabors


Tall, spade-jawed, hopelessly genial balladeer/actor Jim Nabors was born in 1930 in Alabama and raised there, graduating from the University of Alabama. A typing clerk at the UN in his salad days, he eventually moved to Los Angeles due to his asthmatic condition and became a film cutter for NBC. Jim was discovered on stage doing a cabaret act at "... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Gomer Pyle: USMC
Gomer Pyle: USMC Pvt. Gomer Pyle
(1964-1969)
The Jim Nabors Hour
The Jim Nabors Hour Himself - Host
(1969-1971)
The Jim Nabors Show
The Jim Nabors Show Himself - Host / Himself
(1978)

Filmography

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 1991 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
Skit characters
 1986 Sylvan in Paradise (TV Movie)
Sylvan Sprayberry
 1986 Return to Mayberry (TV Movie)
Gomer Pyle
 1983 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Passerby / motorist
- Soul Survivor (1983) ... Passerby / motorist (uncredited)
 1983 Stroker Ace
Lugs
 1976-1977 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
- Episode #11.1 (1977)
- Episode #10.1 (1976)
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Corley Curlew
- Down Home Boy (1973) ... Corley Curlew
 1973 The Addams Family Fun House (TV Movie)
Jim Nabors
 1972 The Julie Andrews Hour (TV Series)
Beauregard
- Episode #1.16 ... Beauregard
 1967 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series)
Wee Willie Winkie / Ronnie Long
- Who's Afraid of Mother Goose? (1967) ... Wee Willie Winkie
- Rhino (1967) ... Ronnie Long
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Pvt. Gomer Pyle
 1964-1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Henry Campbell / Hank Smith / Goofy Movie Patron
- Tell Me in English (1965) ... Henry Campbell
- Which Witch? (1965) ... Hank Smith
- All Through the Night (1964) ... Goofy Movie Patron
 1963 Take Her, She's Mine
Clancy
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Crew Member
- The Hunley (1963) ... Crew Member
 1963 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (TV Series)
Claude
- To Be or Not to Be (1963) ... Claude
- Grand Ol' Opry (1963) ... Claude
 1963 I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (TV Series)
 1961 The New Steve Allen Show (TV Series)
Regular
- UCLA (1961) ... Regular
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Appeared in a pilot for a sitcom to be called "The Jones Boys". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I think this story sums up my career the best. One time I was walking in an airport somewhere and I saw this woman with her young son. The son looked up at me and it was obvious that he recognized me. He thought for a second and he said 'Mom, there goes an old Gomer!' See more »

Trivia:

A foundation that awards grants to teachers every year named a grant in honor of Jim Nabors in 2003. The foundation is based in Sylacauga, Alabama, his home town. See more »

Trademark:

The role of Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964).

Star Sign:

Gemini

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