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Frank Cady (1915–2012)

Although Frank Cady's most famous role would be that of general-store owner Sam Drucker, one of the less nutty residents of Hooterville in both Green Acres (1965) and Petticoat Junction (1963), he had a history as a film, stage and television actor long before those shows. Cady also appeared on some radio programs including Gunsmoke. In the 1950s,... See full bio »


(age 96) in Wilsonville, Oregon, USA

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 1984 After MASH (TV Series)
Gus Bell
- Chief of Staff (1984) ... Gus Bell
 1977-1978 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Mr. Sutter / Mr. Minney
- Soup and Me (1978) ... Mr. Sutter
- The Winged Colt (1977) ... Mr. Minney
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
- Hit and Run (1977)
 1976 Monster Squad (TV Series)
The Farmer
- The Astrologer (1976) ... The Farmer
 1975 Hearts of the West
Pa Tater
 1974 These Are the Days (TV Series)
Homer (voice)
 1974 Zandy's Bride
Pa Allan
 1974 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Judge Bergstrom
- Mother's Deadly Helper (1974) ... Judge Bergstrom
 1971 The Million Dollar Duck
 1967 The Gnome-Mobile
Charlie Pettibone (uncredited)
 1965-1966 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Farley Upchurch / Luke
- The Legend of Barney Fife (1966) ... Farley Upchurch
- The Rehabilitation of Otis (1965) ... Luke
 1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Webb Norton
- Aunt Thede (1964) ... Webb Norton
 1953-1964 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Doc Williams / Dr. Williams / Doctor Williams / ...
- The Pennies (1964) ... Doc Williams
- Hayride (1964) ... Doc Williams
 1964 Hazel (TV Series)
Mr. Pincus
- The Flagpole (1964) ... Mr. Pincus
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
- The Henry Bergh Story (1964) ... Drover
 1964 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
Mayor James Sargent
 1963 Grindl (TV Series)
Mr. Burroughs
- The Great Bank Robbery (1963) ... Mr. Burroughs
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
- The Pros and Cons (1963) ... George
 1958-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Hiram - Shopkeeper / Fitch / George Barry
- The Sam Spicer Story (1963) ... Hiram - Shopkeeper
- The Lily Legend Story (1963) ... Fitch
- The Bill Tawnee Story (1958) ... George Barry
 1961-1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Ed Oliver / Cousin Edgar
- The Incorruptibles (1963) ... Ed Oliver
- Fly Away Home (1961) ... Cousin Edgar
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Mr. Hardy
- The Exiles (1963) ... Mr. Hardy
 1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
- The Quick and the Deadly (1962) ... Wayne
 1962 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Dr. Fred Ferguson
- The Club Initiation (1962) ... Dr. Fred Ferguson
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Larry Croft
- Fall Guy (1962) ... Larry Croft
 1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
- The Live-In Couple (1961) ... Teller
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Joe / Hiram Widlock
- The Case of the Pathetic Patient (1961) ... Joe / Hiram Widlock
 1961 Guestward Ho! (TV Series)
Harry Crawford
- Bill, the Fireman (1961) ... Harry Crawford
 1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Harvey Gamson
- The Stanhope Brand (1961) ... Harvey Gamson
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
- Incident of the Big Blowout (1961) ... Storekeeper
 1957-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
George Hanson
- Learn to Say Goodbye (1960) ... George Hanson
 1960 Klondike (TV Series)
- Swoger's Mule (1960) ... Lester
 1960 Markham (TV Series)
- Crash in the Desert (1960) ... Doctor
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
- The Last Bullet (1960) ... Bradshaw
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
- Queen Bea (1960) ... Rickert
 1960 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Will - Town Drunk
- Danny Meets Andy Griffith (1960) ... Will - Town Drunk
 1959 The Man Who Understood Women
John Milstead
 1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Jay Hollis
- The Mysterious Stranger (1959) ... Jay Hollis
 1959 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
- It's Murder My Dear (1959) ... Director
 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Beverly Hills Hotel Clerk
- The Secret of Adam Cain (1959) ... Beverly Hills Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Bob Tail
- The Wedding (1958) ... Bob Tail
 1958 The Missouri Traveler
Willie Poole
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
- Rope of Cards (1958) ... Hamelin
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Thaddeus Parker
- Devil's Eye (1957) ... Thaddeus Parker
 1957 The Tin Star
Abe Pickett (uncredited)
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Usher
- A Dangerous Thing (1957) ... Mr. Usher
 1956 Three Violent People
Dr. Graham (uncredited)
 1956 The Bad Seed
Henry Daigle
 1956 You Are There (TV Series)
John Stark
 1956 Private Secretary (TV Series)
- Passing the Buck (1956) ... Barney
 1956 December Bride (TV Series)
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Peter Ball
- Strange Suspicion (1956) ... Peter Ball
 1955 The Indian Fighter
Trader Joe
 1955 Trial
Canford (uncredited)
 1954 Climax! (TV Series)
- The After House (1954)
 1953 Marry Me Again
Dr. Day
 1953 Half a Hero
Mr. Watts
 1953 Life with Luigi (TV Series)
- The Dance (1953)
 1952 The Sellout
Bennie Amboy
 1952 The Atomic City
F.B.I. Agent George Weinberg
 1951 Let's Make It Legal
 1951 Ace in the Hole
Al Federber
 1951 Dear Brat
 1951 Lightning Strikes Twice
Gas Station Man (uncredited)
 1950 Hunt the Man Down
Showbox Puppeteer (uncredited)
 1950 Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone
Harry (uncredited)
 1950 Experiment Alcatraz
Max Henry
 1950 Emergency Wedding
Mr. Hoff (uncredited)
 1950 Three Husbands
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1950 Dial 1119
Fred Backett, Man on Street (uncredited)
 1950 Pal, Fugitive Dog (Short)
 1950 Pretty Baby
Janitor (uncredited)
 1950 Convicted
Eddie (uncredited)
 1950 The Next Voice You Hear...
Baldy Plant Worker in Locker Room (uncredited)
 1950 Father of the Bride
Timid Engagement Party Guest (uncredited)
 1950 The Asphalt Jungle
Night Clerk (uncredited)
 1950 D.O.A.
Eddie - Bartender (uncredited)
 1950 Perfect Strangers
Geologist (uncredited)
 1950 Young Man with a Horn
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1950 The Great Rupert
Mr. Taney - Tax Investigator
 1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor
Mr. Wentworth (uncredited)
 1949 Prejudice
Pa Hanson (uncredited)
 1949 Abandoned
Nolan - City Editor (uncredited)
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Oculist (uncredited)
 1949 Special Agent
Motorist (uncredited)
 1949 Take One False Step
Reporter (uncredited)
 1949 Flamingo Road
Tom Hill (uncredited)
 1949 The Sky Dragon
Clerk (uncredited)
 1949 The Crooked Way
Barnes - Undercover Man at Bar (uncredited)
 1949 City Across the River
Shirley's Partner (uncredited)
 1948 He Walked by Night
Pete Hammond (uncredited)
 1948 Bungalow 13
Gus Barton
 1948 The Vicious Circle
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1948 The Checkered Coat
 1947 Sarge Goes to College
Prof. Edwards
 1947 Violence
Jepson - United Defenders Committee Member (uncredited)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Ivory Personal Size Cake Of Soap (1963-1965) See more »


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

What's the secret to playing Sam Drucker? I just play myself. Sam Drucker and I are old friends. I played him on Petticoat Junction (1963), Green Acres (1965) and The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) and we were going strong until 1971, when Fred Silverman canceled every show with a tree in it.


Receiving his BA in speech and drama, Frank eventually returned to Stanford for graduate work. He met his future wife, actress Shirley Jones (not The Partridge Family (1970) star), while teaching acting at the university. See more »


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