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Shug Fisher (1907–1984)

This country singing-and-playing perennial earned the nickname of "Shug" early in life from his mother, who used to call him "sugar" as an infant. The native Oklahoman was born George Clinton Fisher in 1907, the son of a Scots-Irish father and part Choctaw mother. He learned how to play the mandolin, fiddle and guitar by the time he went on the ... See full bio »

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 1982 Harper Valley P.T.A. (TV Series)
Harry Haldeen
- Grizzly Gap (1982) ... Harry Haldeen
 1981 The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies (TV Movie)
Judge Gillum (as George 'Shug' Fisher)
 1979-1980 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Newtie / Homer
- Return of the Ridge Raiders (1980) ... Newtie
- Days of Shine and Roses (1979) ... Homer
 1979 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Farmer #2
- The Revenge of Red Chief (1979) ... Farmer #2
 1979 The Sacketts (TV Movie)
Purgatorie Barkeep
 1978 Lucan (TV Series)
Prospector
- Thunder God Gold (1978) ... Prospector
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Sam Ivers
- Moonshine (1978) ... Sam Ivers
 1978 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Ziggy
 1977 The 3,000 Mile Chase (TV Movie)
Biker (as George 'Shug' Fisher)
 1977 The Ghost of Cypress Swamp (TV Movie)
Sherman Prather
 1970-1977 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Ropejon / Leroy / Sherman Prather / ...
- The Ghost of Cypress Swamp (1977) ... Sherman Prather
- Hog Wild: Part 2 (1974) ... Ropejon
- Hog Wild: Part 1 (1974) ... Ropejon
- The High Flying Spy: Part 1 (1972) ... Capt. Rob
- Smoke: Part 2 (1970) ... Leroy
 1976 City of Angels (TV Series)
Whitey Hedges
- The House on Orange Grove Avenue (1976) ... Whitey Hedges
 1975 Huckleberry Finn (TV Movie)
Old Doc (as George 'Shug' Fisher)
 1975 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Toot Gannon
- Four the Hard Way (1975) ... Toot Gannon
 1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Pop Stenvold
- The Knightly Murders (1975) ... Pop Stenvold
 1962-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Obie / Mule Skinner / Jed Rascoe / ...
- The Guns of Cibola Blanca: Part 2 (1974) ... Mule Skinner
- The Guns of Cibola Blanca: Part 1 (1974) ... Mule Skinner
- A Quiet Day in Dodge (1973) ... Dobie Crimps
- Waste: Part 2 (1971) ... Jed Rascoe
- Waste: Part 1 (1971) ... Jed Rascoe
 1974 The Castaway Cowboy
Capt. Cary
 1974 Hog Wild (TV Movie)
Ropejon
 1973 Key West (TV Movie)
Sam Olsen (as George 'Shug' Fisher)
 1973 Guns of a Stranger
Shug Meadows
 1965-1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Tinker / Desk Clerk / Telegrapher / ...
- The Animal (1971) ... Tinker
- The Fortress (1967) ... Desk Clerk
- An Echo of Thunder (1966) ... Telegrapher
- The Laramie Road (1965) ... Mr. Peterson
- Legend for a Lawman (1965) ... Pony Bill Steele
 1969-1970 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Shorty Kellems / Scraggly Farmer
- Shorty to the Rescue (1970) ... Shorty Kellems (as George 'Shug' Fisher)
- Welcome to the Family (1970) ... Shorty Kellems (as George 'Shug' Fisher)
- Hotel for Women (1970) ... Shorty Kellems (as George 'Shug' Fisher)
- Annul That Marriage (1970) ... Shorty Kellems (as George 'Shug' Fisher)
- The Wedding (1970) ... Shorty Kellems (as George 'Shug' Fisher)
 1961-1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Toler / Driver / Gibson's Partner / ...
- El Jefe (1970) ... Toler
- Stage Door Johnnies (1968) ... Driver
- Square Deal Sam (1964) ... Gibson's Partner (uncredited)
- The Infernal Machine (1961) ... Jeff
 1970 Cutter's Trail (TV Movie)
Tuttle
 1970 Smoke (TV Movie)
Leroy
 1967-1968 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Pinky / Smitty
- The Greeners (1968) ... Pinky
- Journey to a Hanging (1967) ... Smitty
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Amos
- Steel Chain to a Music Box (1967) ... Amos
 1966-1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Jeremiah / Sheriff Blayne Cord
- The Night of the Cut-Throats (1967) ... Jeremiah
- The Night of the Poisonous Posey (1966) ... Sheriff Blayne Cord
 1965-1967 Laredo (TV Series)
Old Charlie / Old Prospector / 1st Fighter
- The Small Chance Ghost (1967) ... Old Charlie
- A Double Shot of Nepenthe (1966) ... Old Prospector
- The Land Grabbers (1965) ... 1st Fighter
 1967 The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
Short Cowboy (uncredited)
 1966 The Monroes (TV Series)
Zeph
- Lost in the Wilderness (1966) ... Zeph (as George C. Fisher)
 1965-1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Jake Tench / Blacksmith / Tolliver / ...
- Goliath (1966) ... Tolliver
- The Fifth Man (1966) ... Jake Tench (as George C. 'Shug' Fisher)
- Perilous Journey (1965) ... Blacksmith (as George 'Shug' Fisher)
- The Thanksgiving Story (1965) ... Second Man
- The Tortoise and the Hare (1965) ... Blacksmith
 1966 The Cat
Bill Krim (as George 'Shug' Fisher)
 1965 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Barber
- The Celebrity (1965) ... Barber
 1965 Tammy (TV Series)
Uncle Cully
- Still Waters (1965) ... Uncle Cully
 1965 Git!
Sam Lewis
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Skinny (uncredited)
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Augie Wren
- The Siege at Thayer's Bluff (1963) ... Augie Wren
 1961-1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Kroll / Harry Kessler - Hotel Clerk / Wilhoit / ...
- Brotherhood (1963) ... Kroll
- The Fifth Bullet (1962) ... Harry Kessler - Hotel Clerk
- Silent Death, Secret Death (1962) ... Wilhoit
- The Revenger (1961) ... Altman - Insurance Agent
 1961-1963 Ripcord (TV Series)
Charlie Kern
- Man on a Mountain (1963) ... Charlie Kern
- The Suicide Club (1963) ... Charlie Kern
- The Proud Little Man (1963) ... Charlie Kern
- The Lost Tribe (1963) ... Charlie Kern
- The Lost Ones (1963) ... Charlie Kern
 1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Kaintuck (uncredited)
 1960 Sergeant Rutledge
Mr. Owens (uncredited)
 1959 The Giant Gila Monster
Old Man Harris
 1955 Pecos Pest (Short)
Uncle Pecos (uncredited)
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
'Shug' - Member Sons of the Pioneers
 1951 Silver City Bonanza
Bassist (uncredited)
 1950 Rio Grande
Regimental Singer / Bugler (uncredited)
 1950 Everybody's Dancin'
'Shug' - Member Sons of the Pioneers (as Sons of the Pioneers)
 1949 Stallion Canyon
Red
 1949 Riders of the Pony Express
'Doc' Baker (as 'Shug' Fisher)
 1949 Susanna Pass
Jailbird with Guitar (uncredited)
 1947 The Last Round-up
Marvin (uncredited)
 1947 On the Old Spanish Trail
Spectator (uncredited)
 1947 Springtime in the Sierras
Musician (uncredited)
 1946 Heldorado
Stable Foreman (uncredited)
 1946 Roll on Texas Moon
Bass Player - Sons of the Pioneers (uncredited)
 1946 Under Nevada Skies
Bass Player (as Sons of the Pioneers)
 1946 My Pal Trigger
Shug - Member Sons of the Pioneers (uncredited)
 1946 Rainbow Over Texas
Bass Player (as Sons of the Pioneers)
 1946 Ding Dong Williams
'Shug' - Member Sons of the Pioneers (uncredited)
 1945 Sunset in El Dorado
Shug - Member Sons of the Pioneers (uncredited)
 1945/I Along the Navajo Trail
'Shug' - Member Sons of the Pioneers (uncredited)
 1945 Utah
Bass Player - Sons of the Pioneers (uncredited)
 1944 San Fernando Valley
Bass Player - Sons of the Pioneers (uncredited)
 1944 Jamboree
George 'Shug' Fisher (as George 'Shug' Fisher)
 1943 Hoosier Holiday
Shug' Fishet (as George 'Shug' Fisher)
 1943/I Swing Your Partner
Shug (as George 'Shug' Fisher)
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Member of the band Sons of the Pioneers

Alternate Names:

'Shug' Fisher | George 'Shug' Fisher | George C. 'Shug' Fisher | George C. Fisher | George Shug Fisher | Leroy Fisher | Sons of the Pioneers
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Appeared on several of the Sons of the Pioneers' RCA Victor recordings. One of Shug's songs "Forgive and Forget" showed up on an early album. See more »

Trademark:

Chronic stutter, bemused expression

Star Sign:

Libra

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