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Joe Higgins (I) (1925–1998)

American character actor Joe Higgins was most prominent playing the character of a sheriff in commercials and public service announcements. An actor from the age of nine, he attended the University of Dayton (Ohio) and worked in radio while a student. He entered television and played recurring roles on such television series as The Rifleman (1958)... See full bio »

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 1987 Stingray (TV Series)
Gen. Hart
- Night Maneuvers (1987) ... Gen. Hart
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Anthony
- Blues in the Night (1985) ... Anthony
 1982 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Big Jim Mathers
- Miss Tri-Counties (1982) ... Big Jim Mathers
 1982 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Sherrif Hollis
- Soldiers of Misfortune (1982) ... Sherrif Hollis
 1979 Milo-Milo
Chief
 1978 The Small One (Short)
Guard (voice)
 1978 Record City
Doyle
 1976 Movin' On (TV Series)
Dan Hemmings
- Woman of Steel (1976) ... Dan Hemmings
 1975 The Man from Clover Grove
Sheriff Dodd
 1975 Sixpack Annie
Sheriff Waters
 1973 Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (TV Series)
Sheriff Chuck Bevans
- The Monster Who Came to Dinner (1973) ... Sheriff Chuck Bevans
- Paul Revere Rides Again ... Sheriff Chuck Bevans
- Is There a Doctor in the Cave? ... Sheriff Chuck Bevans
- Happy Birthdaze ... Sheriff Chuck Bevans
- Ghoul School Days ... Sheriff Chuck Bevans
 1972 Arnie (TV Series)
Sheriff
 1970 The George Kirby Show (TV Movie)
 1970 Green Acres (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Apple-Picking Time (1970) ... Sheriff
- The Confrontation (1970) ... Sheriff
- Rest and Relaxation (1970) ... Sheriff
 1969 The Ballad of Andy Crocker (TV Movie)
Mr. Bedecker
 1969 Medical Center (TV Series)
Lambert
- Emergency in Ward E (1969) ... Lambert
 1969 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Sam
- Log 153: Find Me a Needle (1969) ... Sam
 1967-1969 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
George Miller / Smithy
- The Devil's Outpost (1969) ... George Miller
- Fandango (1967) ... Smithy
 1969 Ironside (TV Series)
Salty
- The Tormentor (1969) ... Salty
 1968-1969 That Girl (TV Series)
Staff Sergeant / Noel
- Fly Me to the Moon (1969) ... Staff Sergeant (as Joe Higgens)
- Decision Before Dawn (1968) ... Noel (as Joe Higgens)
 1968-1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Bartender
- Time Is the Rider (1969) ... Bartender
- End of the Rope (1968) ... Bartender
 1968 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Bartender
- A Quiet Weekend in the Country (1968) ... Bartender
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Judge Christie
- The Name of This Game Is Acquittal (1968) ... Judge Christie
 1967-1968 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
Marshal / Boss Gardener
- The House That Needed a Carpenter (1968) ... Marshal
- Remember the Maine (1967) ... Boss Gardener
 1965-1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
The Baker / Piper Morrissey / Railroad Detective / ...
- Guilty (1967) ... The Baker
- Turn of a Card (1967) ... Piper Morrissey
- The Great Safe Robbery (1966) ... Railroad Detective
- Tunnel of Gold (1966) ... Salesman
- Into the Widow's Web (1966) ... Fats Mortenson
 1967 The Perils of Pauline
Pauline's Foster Father (uncredited)
 1967 It's About Time (TV Series)
Sergeant
- Our Brothers' Keepers (1967) ... Sergeant
 1966-1967 The Monkees (TV Series)
Max / Masseur / Guard
- The Prince and the Paupers (1967) ... Max
- Find the Monkees (1967) ... Masseur
- Here Come the Monkees (1966) ... Guard
 1966 Daktari (TV Series)
Eric Lansing
- Clarence the Killer (1966) ... Eric Lansing
- The Man-Eater of Wameru (1966) ... Eric Lansing
 1966 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
First Guard
- Martin Meets His Match (1966) ... First Guard
 1965 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Mr. Finchcliff
- Hooterville Hurricane (1965) ... Mr. Finchcliff
 1965 The Wackiest Ship in the Army (TV Series)
- Boomer McKye (1965)
 1965 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Quest (1965) ... Bartender
 1965 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Second Garbage Man
- The Lady in the Bottle (1965) ... Second Garbage Man
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Magistrate
- The Secret of the Loch (1965) ... Magistrate
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Monty Crippen / Charlie
- Who Killed the Fat Cat? (1965) ... Monty Crippen
- Who Killed the Swinger on a Hook? (1964) ... Charlie
 1964 Flipper's New Adventure
L.C. Porett
 1963 Flipper
Mr. L.C. Porett
 1960-1963 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Nils Swenson / Nils Swenson - Blacksmith / Scotty the Stagecoach Driver / ...
- Suspicion (1963) ... Nils Swenson
 1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Waiter
- The Last Haircut (1963) ... Waiter
 1962 Ensign O'Toole (TV Series)
Chief Henly / Louie
- Operation: Brooklyn (1962) ... Chief Henly
- Operation: Mess (1962) ... Louie
 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Foreman
- Trial at Tablerock (1962) ... Foreman
 1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Joe
- Indian Gold (1962) ... Joe
 1961-1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Archie / Dave Wallace / Service Station Attendant / ...
- Saturday Edition (1962) ... Archie
- The Walls Have Eyes (1962) ... Dave Wallace
- The Outsider (1962) ... Service Station Attendant
- The Jagged Edge (1962) ... Sam
- Song of the Guilty Heart (1961) ... Milo Krueger
 1962 Geronimo
Kincaide
 1962 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Bank Guard
- Person or Persons Unknown (1962) ... Bank Guard
 1961-1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Cafe Owner / Choto
- The Hook (1962)
- A Swiss Affair (1961) ... Cafe Owner
- John J. Diggs (1961) ... Choto
 1961 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
 1961 The Hathaways (TV Series)
Bus Driver
- TV or Not TV (1961) ... Bus Driver
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Jovial George
- The Modus Man (1961) ... Jovial George
 1961 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Junk Dealer
- Soap Box Derby (1961) ... Junk Dealer
 1961 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
The Tavernkeeper
- The Terrible Clockman (1961) ... The Tavernkeeper
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Other Works:

TV commercials: Played a redneck sheriff in a series of commercials for Dodge automobiles (late '60s/early '70s)

Alternate Names:

Joe Higgens

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Children: Brian and Valerie See more »

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Cancer

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