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Howard McNear (1905–1969)


Although a Los Angeles native Howard McNear had a long career on radio and in films, he will forever be remembered for his memorable - and scene-stealing - portrayal of Floyd the Barber in the long-running The Andy Griffith Show (1960) (actor Don Knotts once said that playing Floyd wasn't much of a stretch for McNear, as his real personality was ... See full bio »

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 1966 The Fortune Cookie
Mr. Cimoli
 1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
Arnold
- The Leaning Tower of Ridgemont (1966) ... Arnold
 1965 Honey West (TV Series)
Insurance Investigator Tweedy
- A Nice Little Till to Tap (1965) ... Insurance Investigator Tweedy
 1965 Love and Kisses
Mr. Frisby
 1965 My Blood Runs Cold
Henry
 1965 Harris Against the World (TV Series)
Clark
 1964 Kiss Me, Stupid
Mr. Pettibone
 1956-1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Howard Rudd / Joe / Pete / ...
- Aunt Thede (1964) ... Howard Rudd
- Anybody Can Kill a Marshal (1963) ... Howard Rudd
- Root Down (1962) ... Howard Rudd
- The Tragedian (1960) ... Joe
- Box O' Rocks (1959) ... Pete
 1963 Fun in Acapulco
Dr John Stevers (uncredited)
 1963 The Wheeler Dealers
Mr. Wilson
 1963 Irma la Douce
Concierge
 1962-1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Bramhoff / Mitchell
- The Bard (1963) ... Bramhoff
- Hocus-Pocus and Frisby (1962) ... Mitchell
 1962 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Prof. Nastington / Posthumus J. Simpson
- Doctor Jekyll and Mister Gillis (1962) ... Prof. Nastington
- Where Is Thy Sting? (1962) ... Posthumus J. Simpson
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Agent Carmody
- Straitjacket for an Indian (1962) ... Agent Carmody
 1960-1962 The Flintstones (TV Series)
Doctor
- Barney the Invisible (1962) ... Doctor (voice)
- The Hypnotist (1961) ... Doctor (voice)
- The Split Personality (1960) ... Doctor (voice)
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Charles Bennett
- The Time of the Tonsils (1962) ... Charles Bennett
 1962 Margie (TV Series)
Selkirk
- Margie, the Gossip Columnist (1962) ... Selkirk
 1958-1962 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
The Nutty Pilot / Prisoner / Mr. Willoughby / ...
- Crazy Airport (1962) ... The Nutty Pilot
- Death Row Sketch (1961) ... Prisoner
- Don's Anniversary (1961) ... Mr. Willoughby
- Slogan Contest (1960)
- Maurice Gosfield/Amateur Show (1960) ... Fletcher Quill
 1962 Calvin and the Colonel (TV Series)
Ernie / Insurance Agent
- Sister Sue's Sweetheart (1962) ... Ernie (voice, uncredited)
- Wheeling and Dealing (1962) ... Insurance Agent (voice, uncredited)
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Judge Stuart
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Jack Passasstroy
- Cousin Tundifer (1962) ... Jack Passasstroy
 1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Professor Sheboyan
- Follow That Skeleton (1962) ... Professor Sheboyan
 1962 Room for One More (TV Series)
Mr. Sommers
- The Anniversary (1962) ... Mr. Sommers
 1958-1962 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Mr. Daggett / Elroy Gardner / Joe Finnerty
- Meeting Hassie's Friends (1962) ... Elroy Gardner
- The Legacy (1960) ... Joe Finnerty
- The Artist (1959) ... Mr. Daggett
- The Gift (1958) ... Mr. Daggett
 1962 Bachelor Flat
Dr. Dylan Bowman
 1961 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Cyrus Skinner
- A Tombstone for Billy (1961) ... Cyrus Skinner
 1961 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
 1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Congressman Llewellyn Parker
 1961 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Harry Sweetzer
- Pine Lake Lodge (1961) ... Harry Sweetzer (uncredited)
 1961 The Last Time I Saw Archie
Gen. Williams
 1957-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Otto Schmidt / Mr. Seeley / Wadleigh / ...
- Louie and the Horseless Buggy (1961) ... Otto Schmidt
- The Man Who Thought for Himself (1960) ... Mr. Seeley
- Father and Son Night (1957) ... Wadleigh
- Angel of Wrath (1957) ... Selk
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Ralph Beale
- Murder at the Convention (1961) ... Ralph Beale
 1960-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Maxwell / Mr. Pickett
- A Crime for Mothers (1961) ... Mr. Maxwell
- One Grave Too Many (1960) ... Mr. Pickett
 1961 Klondike (TV Series)
Augustus Brown
- The Golden Burro (1961) ... Augustus Brown
 1961 Mr. Digit and the Battle of Bubbling Brook (Short)
Mr. Digit (uncredited)
 1959-1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Horatio Smeddler / Barnaby / Charles Quimby
- A Tender Touch (1960) ... Horatio Smeddler
- Slight Touch of Homicide (1960) ... Barnaby
- The Missing Night Watchman (1959) ... Charles Quimby
 1960 Laramie (TV Series)
Waldo
- Duel at Parkison Town (1960) ... Waldo
 1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Dangerfield Sheriff / Copes
- Dodge City or Bust (1960) ... Dangerfield Sheriff
- Hadley's Hunters (1960) ... Copes
 1960 Angel (TV Series)
Mr. Hopkins
- The Maid (1960) ... Mr. Hopkins
 1960 The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series)
Plumber
- The Matchmaker (1960) ... Plumber
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Conductor
- Thirty a Month (1960) ... Conductor
 1960 Tom, Dick and Harry (TV Movie)
Owner
 1960 Happy (TV Series)
Mr. Williams
- The Wedding Anniversary (1960) ... Mr. Williams
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Kramer
- Marked Down for Connie (1960) ... Kramer
 1958-1960 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Mr. Bixby / Jack Lambert
- A Touch of Larceny (1960) ... Mr. Bixby
- The Dog Who Came to Dinner (1960) ... Mr. Bixby
- A New Lease on Life (1958) ... Jack Lambert
 1960 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
George
- Hot Ice Cream (1960) ... George
 1960 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Dr. Braun
- The Fine Art of Murder (1960) ... Dr. Braun
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights
Photographer
 1959 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Parker
- Spanish Souvenir (1959) ... Parker
 1959 -30-
Editor
 1959 Pony Express (TV Series)
Ralph Whitaker
- The Good Samaritan (1959) ... Ralph Whitaker
 1959 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Mr. Fowler
- The Nelsons Decide to Move (1959) ... Mr. Fowler
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Harry
- Tom, Dick, and Harry (1959) ... Harry
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Carl Hoganson
- Murder in C-Sharp Minor (1959) ... Carl Hoganson
 1958-1959 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Mr. Cartwright / Dr. Sperber
- Bentley and the Dog Trainer (1959) ... Mr. Cartwright
- Bentley Leads a Dog's Life (1958) ... Dr. Sperber
 1959 It Started with a Kiss
Emile (uncredited)
 1959 The Big Circus
Mr. Lomax
 1959 Anatomy of a Murder
Dr. Dompierre
 1959 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Wilbur Wilgus
- The Grateful Patient (1959) ... Wilbur Wilgus
- Love Thy Neighbor (1959) ... Wilbur Wilgus
 1954-1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Thomas Lorch
- Ivy League (1959) ... Thomas Lorch
- The Hole Card (1957)
- By-Line (1954)
 1955-1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
Harry Beasley
- The Rorschach Murder Case (1959) ... Harry Beasley
- The T.V. Case (1955)
 1959 Good Day for a Hanging
Olson
 1958 Bell Book and Candle
Andy White - Shep's Co-Publisher
 1958 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Andy the Barber
- The Shave (1958) ... Andy the Barber
 1957-1958 The People's Choice (TV Series)
J.B. Quigley / Quentin Quigley / Dr. Westbrook
- Ladies' Aide (1958) ... J.B. Quigley
- The Wrong Indians (1958) ... Quentin Quigley
- The Ink Blots (1957) ... Dr. Westbrook
 1955-1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
The Mayor / Smitty
- The Thorne Sisters Story (1958) ... The Mayor
- The Amy Moore Story (1955) ... Smitty
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Bertram
- No Time at All (1958) ... Bertram
 1958 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Mr. Bellflower
- Bowling Beauties (1958) ... Mr. Bellflower
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Mr. Dingle
- Unlucky Lucky Number (1958) ... Mr. Dingle
 1956-1957 December Bride (TV Series)
Smedley
- The Microphone Show (1957) ... Smedley
- Jaywalker (1956)
 1957 The George Sanders Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Ben
- The Night I Died (1957) ... Ben
 1957 The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown
John Myers (uncredited)
 1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Dave Carter
- The Idea Man (1957) ... Dave Carter
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Colonel
- Country Cousin (1957) ... Colonel
 1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Phil
- The Last Signer (1957) ... Phil
 1957 Public Pigeon No. One
Warden
 1957 Private Secretary (TV Series)
Eye Doctor
- Thy Name Is Sands (1957) ... Eye Doctor
 1957 Affair in Reno
James T. James
 1956 The Brothers (TV Series)
Captain Sam Box
- The Christmas Story (1956) ... Captain Sam Box
- Captain Sam's Testimonial Dinner (1956) ... Captain Sam Box
 1956 Wire Service (TV Series)
Caldwell
- High Adventure (1956) ... Caldwell
 1956 Bundle of Joy
Mr. Appleby
 1956 You Can't Run Away from It
Vernon, Second proprietor
 1956 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Mr. Crawford
- Little Ricky Gets Stage Fright (1956) ... Mr. Crawford
 1956 Lassie (TV Series)
Professor Scott
- Bone (1956) ... Professor Scott
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
- The Gentle Years (1956)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Curtis / Bill
- The Carroll Formula (1956) ... Dr. Curtis
- One Against Many (1956) ... Bill (uncredited)
 1956 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Mr. Johnson
- The Charity Drive (1956) ... Mr. Johnson
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
Teeples
- The Bequest (1956) ... Teeples
 1952-1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Owens / Mr. Stern
- A Place Full of Strangers (1955) ... Owens
- The Wallet (1954)
- Welcome Home (1952) ... Mr. Stern
 1955 Willy (TV Series)
Sherman / Cora's Beau
- Willy's Painting (1955) ... Sherman
- Willy and Aunt Cora's Beau (1955) ... Cora's Beau
 1955 Waterfront (TV Series)
Mike Baxter
- The Rivals (1955) ... Mike Baxter
 1954 Topper (TV Series)
Judge
- County Fair (1954) ... Judge
 1954 Drums Across the River
Stilwell
 1954 Dragnet (TV Series)
Bertie Simmons
- The Big Threat (1954) ... Bertie Simmons
 1953 The Long, Long Trailer
Joe Hittaway (uncredited)
 1953 Escape from Fort Bravo
Watson (uncredited)
 1950 NBC Comics (TV Series) (voice)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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(12/20/49) Radio: Appeared (as "Mr. Julian Shellhammer") in a "Lux Radio Theater" production of "Miracle on 34th Street". See more »
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Portrayed Charles "Doc" Adams on CBS Radio's "Gunsmoke" (1952-1961). See more »

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