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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 »

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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 Harvey
 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)
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 1972 The Julie Andrews Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #1.16 ... Beauregard
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Pvt. Gomer Pyle
 1963 Take Her, She's Mine
Clancy (uncredited)
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Crew member
- The Hunley (1963) ... Crew member
 1963 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (TV Series)
- 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)
- UCLA (1961) ... Regular
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Guest on "Live on Five". See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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It's pretty obvious that we had no rights as a couple, yet when you've been together 38 years, I think something's got to happen there, you've got to solidify something. And, at my age, it's probably the best thing to do. -- JN, on his same-sex marriage to life partner Stan Cadwallader in 2013 See more »


Friend of Mary Hart, who helped get the word out that he needed a liver transplant. See more »


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

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