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Pat Buttram (I) (1915–1994)

The son of a circuit-riding Methodist preacher in rural Alabama, Pat Buttram became one of America's best-known comic entertainers. He left Alabama a month before his 18th birthday to attend the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. An announcer from radio station WLS was on hand to interview members of the crowd and settled on Pat as a typical visitor from ... See full bio »

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Green Acres
Green Acres Mr. Haney / Bartender / Buford Wilkins / Prentiss the Peddler
Back to the Future Part III
Back to the Future Part III Jeb, Saloon Old-Timer #3
Robin Hood
Robin Hood Sheriff of Nottingham - A Wolf


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 1995 A Goofy Movie
Possum Park Emcee (voice, as Pat Butrum)
 1992 Rugrats (TV Series)
- Graham Canyon/Stu-Makers' Elves (1992) ... Eddie (voice)
 1989-1991 Garfield and Friends (TV Series)
Cactus Jake / Cactus Joe / Cactus Jimmy / ...
- Hound of the Arbuckles/U.S. Acres: Read Alert/Urban Arbuckle (1990) ... Cactus Jake / Cactus Joe / Cactus Jimmy / ... (voice)
 1991 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series)
Bicycle Bob
- Son of the Wacko World of Sports (1991) ... Bicycle Bob (voice)
 1990 Gravedale High (TV Series) (voice)
 1990 Back to the Future Part III
Jeb, Saloon Old-Timer #3
 1990 Return to Green Acres (TV Movie)
Mr. Haney
 1988 The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound (TV Movie)
Red Eye the Bartender (voice)
 1986 Knight Rider (TV Series)
- Fright Knight (1986) ... Buck
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Pat Buttram
- Happy Trails (1983) ... Pat Buttram
 1982 Father Murphy (TV Series)
 1982 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Jonathan Evans
- Rough Rider Rides Again (1982) ... Jonathan Evans
 1981 Darkroom (TV Series)
Tad Miller
- The Partnership (1981) ... Tad Miller
 1981 Choices
 1981 The Fox and the Hound
Chief (voice)
 1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
- Days of Shine and Roses (1979) ... Sam
 1979 The Sacketts (TV Series)
- Part II (1979) ... Tuthill
- Part I (1979) ... Tuthill
 1979 Angels' Brigade
Van Salesman
 1978 Sam (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Claude
 1977 The Rescuers
Luke (voice)
 1977 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Jeb Gibson
- Gregory Peck Is a Rooster (1977) ... Jeb Gibson
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
- Floor Brigade (1974) ... Hermit
 1970-1974 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Chief Ormie (segment "Love and the Competitors") / Pappy (segment "Love and the Country Girl") / Owen F. Birdwell (segment "Love and the Longest Night")
- Love and the Big Date/Love and the Longest Night (1970) ... Owen F. Birdwell (segment "Love and the Longest Night")
 1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Drunk Man
- Keeping Tabs (1973) ... Drunk Man
 1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
First Sheriff
- Bad Night in Big Butte (1972) ... First Sheriff
 1972 Evil Roy Slade (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1971 The Jimmy Stewart Show (TV Series)
Oscar Pettywhistle
- Luther's Last Love (1971) ... Oscar Pettywhistle
 1971 The Gatling Gun
Tin Pot
 1965-1971 Green Acres (TV Series)
Mr. Haney / Bartender / Prentiss the Peddler / ...
- King Oliver I (1971) ... Mr. Haney
 1970 The AristoCats
Napoleon (voice)
 1970 Howdy (TV Movie)
 1968 The Sweet Ride
Texas Gambler
 1966-1967 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
Jake Turner / Pa Turner
- The Golden Fleece (1967) ... Jake Turner
- A Crooked Line (1966) ... Pa Turner
 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Hardy Madison
- Down Home (1965) ... Hardy Madison
 1965 Sergeant Dead Head
The President
 1965 The Cara Williams Show (TV Series)
Charlie Paradise
- Paradise Freezes Over (1965) ... Charlie Paradise
- Paradise Lost and Found (1965) ... Charlie Paradise
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series)
Pop Mallory
- All-Star Munster (1965) ... Pop Mallory
 1964 The Hanged Man (TV Movie)
Otis Honeywell
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Emery / Charlie Hill
- Lonely Place (1964) ... Emery
- The Jar (1964) ... Charlie Hill
 1964 Roustabout
Harry Carver
 1964 The Tycoon (TV Series)
- The Shotgun Meyer (1964) ... Brian
 1963 Twilight of Honor
Cole Clinton
 1963 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Harvey Bullock
- Here's the $50 Back (1963) ... Harvey Bullock
 1961-1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Pat Clemens / Cousin Carl
- The Partners (1963) ... Pat Clemens
- Luke the Reporter (1962) ... Pat Clemens
- Fly Away Home (1961) ... Cousin Carl
- Back to West Virginny (1961) ... Cousin Carl
 1961 Wild in the Country
Mr. Longstreet (uncredited)
 1961 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series)
Barnaby Bates
- Once Upon a Moose (1961) ... Barnaby Bates
 1950-1955 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Pat Buttram / Pat / Deputy Pat Buttram / ...
- Dynamite (1955) ... Pat Buttram
- Ride Ranchero (1955) ... Pat
- Saddle Up (1955) ... Pat
 1952 Blue Canadian Rockies
 1952 Wagon Team
Deputy Pat Buttram
 1952 Barbed Wire
Buckeye Buttram
 1952 The Old West
Panhandle Gibbs
 1951 Valley of Fire
 1951 The Hills of Utah
Dusty Cosgrove
 1951 Silver Canyon
 1951 Texans Never Cry
Pecos Bates
 1951 Gene Autry and The Mounties
Scat Russell
 1950 The Blazing Sun
 1950 Indian Territory
Shadrach Jones
 1950 Beyond the Purple Hills
Mike Rawley
 1950 Mule Train
Smokey Argyle
 1949 Riders in the Sky
 1948 The Strawberry Roan
 1944 National Barn Dance
Pat Buttram
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Alternate Names:

Patt Butram | Pat Butram | Pat Butrum | Patt Buttram | Pat Buttramm


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[on Ed McMahon] It's good we honor Ed, because I understand that next week a group of Texas businessmen are going to buy him, tear him down, and put up a Ramada Inn. See more »


During the filming of The Rainmaker a prop cannon exploded nearly killing Buttram with a barrage of shrapnel. He suffered a 12-inch long gash in his chest, exposing a punctured lung, a severed artery in his leg, and his chin was nearly blown off. Gene Autry flew in a doctor on his private plane before an ambulance arrived. The doctor, William Ince, was the son of famed silent film director Thomas... See more »


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