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Dancing and the military were a large part of Ken Berry's life. When he was 13 he attended a carnival at his grade school; the dancers impressed him so much that he decided that's what he wanted to do with his life. His parents were supportive, and his dad even booked Ken into variety type shows. At 16 Ken got to join the Horace Heidt Youth ... See full bio »

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Known For

Mama's Family
Mama's Family Vinton Harper / Carl Harper
(1983-1990)
Mayberry R.F.D.
Mayberry R.F.D. Sam Jones
(1968-1971)
F Troop
F Troop Capt. Wilton Parmenter / Kid Vicious
(1965-1967)

Filmography

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 1999 Maggie Winters (TV Series)
Sheriff Riley
- Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut (1999) ... Sheriff Riley
 1997 The New Batman Adventures (TV Series)
Seymour Grey / Man
- Never Fear (1997) ... Seymour Grey / Man (voice)
 1992 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Thor
- Old Boyfriends (1992) ... Thor
 1983-1990 Mama's Family (TV Series)
Vinton Harper / Carl Harper
- Bye Bye Baby (1990) ... Vinton Harper
- There Is Nothing Like the Dames (1990) ... Vinton Harper
- Look Who's Breathing (1990) ... Vinton Harper
- Guess Who's Going to Dinner (1990) ... Vinton Harper
- Pinup Mama (1990) ... Vinton Harper
 1986 Small Wonder (TV Series)
Buddy O'Connor
- Show Biz (1986) ... Buddy O'Connor
 1985 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Cute Dave
- The Man from Zoron (1985) ... Cute Dave
 1978-1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Ray Tucker / Leo Pomeroy / Stanley Hocker / ...
- Dancing Lady/The Final Round (1982) ... Ray Tucker
- Hard Knocks/Lady Godiva (1981) ... Leo Pomeroy
- With Affection, Jack the Ripper/Gigolo (1980) ... Stanley Hocker
- The Look Alikes/Winemaker (1979) ... Harry Simpson / Vince Brandon
- Birthday Party/Ghostbreaker (1979) ... Elliott Fielding
 1982 Eunice (TV Movie)
Phillip
 1979 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
London
- Annabelle (1979) ... London
 1979 Featherstone's Nest (TV Movie)
Dr. Charlie Featherstone
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Robert Noble
 1978 Apple Pie (TV Series)
 1977 The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (TV Series)
Will Boker
- The Fugitive (1977) ... Will Boker
 1977 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Jimmy Valentine
- Valentine's Second Chance (1977) ... Jimmy Valentine
 1977 The Love Boat II (TV Movie)
Jim Berkley
 1976 Guardian of the Wilderness
Zachary Moore
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
DJ Paul 'Buddy' Parker
- The Adventure of the Tyrant of Tin Pan Alley (1976) ... DJ Paul 'Buddy' Parker
 1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Allan Ronston
- Half a Life (1975) ... Allan Ronston
 1974 Herbie Rides Again
Willoughby Whitfield
 1974 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #4.16 (1974) ... Various Characters
 1974 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Ken Kelly
- Kelly's Kids (1974) ... Ken Kelly
 1973 Letters from Three Lovers (TV Movie)
Jack
 1971-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Lawrence Hill (segment "Love and the Teller's Tale") / Ernie Blair (segment "Love and the Jinx") / Calvin (segment "Love and the Penal Code")
- Love and Formula 26B/Love and the Loud Mouth/Love and the Penal Code (1971) ... Calvin (segment "Love and the Penal Code")
 1972 The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show (TV Series)
Host
 1972 Every Man Needs One (TV Movie)
David Chase
 1972 Once Upon a Mattress (TV Movie)
Prince Dauntless
 1971 The Reluctant Heroes (TV Movie)
Lt. Parnell Murphy
 1971 Li'l Abner (TV Movie)
 1968-1971 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Sam Jones
- Emmett's Invention (1971) ... Sam Jones
- The City Planner (1971) ... Sam Jones
- Goober, the Hero (1971) ... Sam Jones
- Mike's Car (1971) ... Sam Jones
- Howard, the Swinger (1971) ... Sam Jones
 1969 Wake Me When the War Is Over (TV Movie)
Lt. Roger Carrington
 1969 Hello Down There
Mel Cheever
 1968 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Sam Jones
- Mayberry R.F.D. (1968) ... Sam Jones
- A Girl for Goober (1968) ... Sam Jones
- Opie and Mike (1968) ... Sam Jones
- Sam for Town Council (1968) ... Sam Jones
 1968 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Ken Jones
- Lucy Helps Ken Berry (1968) ... Ken Jones
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Skip
- The Royal Follies of 1933 (1967) ... Skip
 1965-1967 F Troop (TV Series)
Capt. Wilton Parmenter / Kid Vicious
- Is This Fort Really Necessary? (1967) ... Capt. Wilton Parmenter
- Our Brave in F Troop (1967) ... Capt. Wilton Parmenter
- The Majority of Wilton (1967) ... Capt. Wilton Parmenter
- Carpetbagging, Anyone? (1967) ... Capt. Wilton Parmenter
- Marriage, Fort Courage Style (1967) ... Capt. Wilton Parmenter
 1964-1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Major Bragg / Captain
- V for Vendetta (1965) ... Major Bragg
- Interlude (1964) ... Captain
 1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Lt. Tendall
- A Time for Waiting (1965) ... Lt. Tendall
 1964-1965 No Time for Sergeants (TV Series)
Joe Dalrymple
- Two for the Show (1965)
- Stockdale's Island (1964) ... Joe Dalrymple
 1964 Calhoun: County Agent (TV Movie)
Otis Sorenson
 1964 The Lively Set
Hotel Room Service Waiter (uncredited)
 1964 Hazel (TV Series)
Phil Merrick
- Marriage Trap (1964) ... Phil Merrick
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
Male Librarian
- The Stefanini Dowry (1964) ... Male Librarian
 1964 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Tony Daniels
- My Mother Can Beat Up My Father (1964) ... Tony Daniels
- The Brave and the Backache (1964) ... Tony Daniels
 1961-1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. John Kapish
- Night of the Beast (1964) ... Dr. John Kapish
- Goodbye, Mr. Jersey (1964) ... Dr. John Kapish
- The Heart, an Imperfect Machine (1963) ... Dr. John Kapish
- If You Can't Believe the Truth... (1963) ... Dr. John Kapish
- The Gift of the Koodjanuk (1963) ... Dr. John Kapish
 1964 Combat! (TV Series)
Motor Sgt.
- The Hostages (1964) ... Motor Sgt.
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Clyde
- Who Killed Billy Jo? (1963) ... Clyde
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
 1962-1963 Ensign O'Toole (TV Series)
Lt. Melton / Melton / Calucci
- Operation Physical (1963) ... Melton
- Operation Casanova (1963) ... Lt. Melton
- Operation: Treasure (1963) ... Lt. Melton
- Operation: Brooklyn (1962) ... Lt. Melton
- Operation: Gaslight (1962) ... Lt. Melton
 1962 Two for the Seesaw
Larry, Mosca's Dance Teacher (uncredited)
 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Fiance
- The Unstoppable Gray Fox (1962) ... Fiance
 1962 The Gertrude Berg Show (TV Series)
Oscar
- Good-bye Mr. Howell (1962) ... Oscar
 1961 Hennesey (TV Series)
Ensign Mayberry
- Shore Patrol Revisited (1961) ... Ensign Mayberry
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Pipsqueak
- The Trouble with Ernie (1961) ... Pipsqueak
 1960-1961 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Woody
- The Wedding (1961) ... Woody
- The Widow (1961) ... Woody
- The Royal Visit (1961) ... Woody
- Mr. Big Shot (1961) ... Woody
- Secret Admirer (1960) ... Woody
 1961 Peter Loves Mary (TV Series)
Robert Fairfield
- The Last Train from Oakdell (1961) ... Robert Fairfield
 1960 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series)
Nephew
- The Nephew (1960) ... Nephew
 1960 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
Curtis Decker
- Young Man's World (1960) ... Curtis Decker
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials/Print Ads for Kinney Shoes (1970s) See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Ken & Jackie

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Mayberry was] a wonderful place to visit and people would fantasize about living there. It's a place like Brigadoon that shows up every hundred years. It's a place you dream about living, but you know it's fantasy and you don't care. I grew up among people very much like that -- a bigger town, but not much bigger -- and the neighborhood was very much like that and the people were very much like ... See more »

Trivia:

Friends with Carol Burnett, and Andy Griffith. See more »

Trademark:

Pratfalls and other physical comedy

Nickname:

Kenny

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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