TV commercials (in southern US): Shoney's restaurants
1 Biographical Movie |
1 Print Biography |
1 Interview |
6 Articles |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
6' (1.83 m)
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[on filming a 2-part Matlock
(1986) episode in his hometown]: During all the years of the old Griffith show I tried to talk them into filming something in North Carolina, but they said, 'Why? They already think you're in North Carolina anyway.'
Attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music in 1949. He originally attended school to study to be a Moravian preacher before he changed his major.
His social life in college included: President of UNC Men's Glee Club and membership in Alpha Rho Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the US' oldest music fraternity for men.
Often recounts classic stories and histories with a folksy point of view. These include: Romeo and Juliet, Cleopatra, and Christopher Colombus discovering America