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Hank Patterson (1888–1975)


Hank Patterson was born in Springville, Alabama to Green and Mary Newton Patterson. Hank's great-grandfather, James Pearson, was an original settler of St. Clair County, AL as was his mother's great-grandfather, Thomas Newton. Between 1894 & 1897, the family left AL to live in Taylor, Texas, where Hank attempted to work as a serious musician, only... See full bio »

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Green Acres
Green Acres Fred Ziffel
(1965-1971)
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone Freitag / Mr. Gentry / Old Man
(1962-1964)
Petticoat Junction
Petticoat Junction Fred Ziffel
(1963-1966)

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 1959-1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Hank / Hank Miller / Carl Miller / ...
- The Widowmaker (1973) ... Hank
- The Drummer (1972) ... Livery Man
- Yankton (1972) ... Hank
- Lavery (1971) ... Hank Miller
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Farmer (segment "Love and the Return of Raymond")
 1965-1971 Green Acres (TV Series)
Fred Ziffel
- Lisa the Psychologist (1971) ... Fred Ziffel
- The Hole in the Porch (1971) ... Fred Ziffel
- The Carpenter's Ball (1971) ... Fred Ziffel
- King Oliver I (1971) ... Fred Ziffel
- Son of Drobny (1971) ... Fred Ziffel
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Phil
 1969 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Fred Ziffel
- Drysdale and Friend (1969) ... Fred Ziffel
 1968 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Mountain Joe
- The Heady Wine (1968) ... Mountain Joe
 1965-1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Fiddler / Gray / Jed Harper
- The Bait (1968) ... Fiddler
- The Inheritance (1967) ... Gray
- The Reunion (1965) ... Jed Harper (uncredited)
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Pearson
- No Law Against Murder (1968) ... Pearson
 1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Stableman
- First Love (1967) ... Stableman
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Old Will
- The Battle of Bloody Stones (1967) ... Old Will
 1952-1967 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Ike / Caleb / Mike McKenna / ...
- Solid Foundation (1967) ... Ike
- Kate Melville and the Law (1965) ... Caleb
- Three Minutes to Eternity (1963) ... Mike McKenna
- Ten Feet of Nothing (1959) ... Abe
 1964-1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Patient / Old Man
- Doctor Pat (1967) ... Patient (uncredited)
- Smile of a Dragon (1964) ... Old Man
 1967 Custer (TV Series)
Trapper
- Pursued (1967) ... Trapper
 1963-1966 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Fred Ziffel
- Hooterville Valley Project (1966) ... Fred Ziffel
- Kate Sells the Hotel (1966) ... Fred Ziffel
- The Windfall (1966) ... Fred Ziffel
- The Chicken Killer (1965) ... Fred Ziffel
- Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Jinx? (1965) ... Fred Ziffel
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
The Station Master
- A Very Small Assignment (1966) ... The Station Master
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Porter
- Benjamin Bates (1966) ... Porter
 1965 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Porter Richards
- The Night of the Human Trigger (1965) ... Porter Richards
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Godey
- The Reward (1965) ... Godey
 1965 The Loner (TV Series)
The Bartender
- The Sheriff of Fetterman's Crossing (1965) ... The Bartender
 1965 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Hobo
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Lukey Slade
- Who Killed Lenore Wingfield? (1964) ... Lukey Slade
 1962-1964 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Old Man / Mr. Gentry / Freitag
- Come Wander with Me (1964) ... Old Man
- Ring-A-Ding Girl (1963) ... Mr. Gentry (uncredited)
- Kick the Can (1962) ... Freitag
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Hughes
- 65 Miles Is a Long, Long Way (1963) ... Hughes
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Dexter
- The Tyrees of Capitol Hill (1963) ... Dexter
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Justice Of The Peace
- The Wings of the Morning (1963) ... Justice Of The Peace
 1960-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Peterson / Wilkerson / Charlie
- Doublecross (1962) ... Peterson
- The Jamaica Ginger Story (1961) ... Wilkerson
- The Waxey Gordon Story (1960) ... Charlie (uncredited)
 1962 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Quinby Lewis
- The Hippopotamus Foot (1962) ... Quinby Lewis
 1958-1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Mr. Barton - Insurance Agent / Jesse - Old Man / Jess Larker / ...
- Jonah and the Trout (1962) ... Mr. Barton - Insurance Agent
- The Hunt (1962) ... Jesse - Old Man
- Blind Circle (1961) ... Jess Larker
- El Paso Stage (1961) ... Judge Robbins
- The Lady on the Wall (1960) ... Rafe Adams
 1957-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Stage Driver / Benson / Charlie the Stage Driver / ...
- Don't Wake a Tiger (1962) ... Stage Driver
- End of a Minor God (1962) ... Benson
- The Traveler (1962) ... Charlie the Stage Driver
- Hometown Doctor (1962) ... Sid the Stage Driver
- Kelly's Clover Girls (1961) ... Coleman Flagg
 1959-1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Sundown / Stage Driver
- The Replacement (1962) ... Sundown (credit only)
- The Lonesome Gun (1959) ... Stage Driver
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Abe Merar
- The Debt (1962) ... Abe Merar
 1962 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Dr. Evans
- Ed, the Horse Doctor (1962) ... Dr. Evans
 1960-1962 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Amos
- The Hunt (1962) ... Amos
- Garrett and the Kid (1960) ... (credit only)
 1959-1962 Bronco (TV Series)
Railroad Costigan / Chips
- Beginner's Luck (1962) ... Railroad Costigan
- Prairie Skipper (1959) ... Chips
 1962 Ripcord (TV Series)
Henry Travis
- Last Chance (1962) ... Henry Travis
 1961 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Bates
- Delbert, Texas (1961) ... Bates
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Si
- Empty Hours (1961) ... Si
 1961 Miami Undercover (TV Series)
Pete
- Goodbye to Joan (1961) ... Pete
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Leadville Oldtimer
- The Mortal Coil (1961) ... Leadville Oldtimer (uncredited)
 1960-1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Simpson / Dan Simmons
- Incident of the Wager on Payday (1961) ... Simpson (as Hank Paterson)
- Incident of the Last Chance (1960) ... Dan Simmons
 1958-1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Old Man / Horse Dealer / Wagon Train Member
- The Eleanor Culhane Story (1961) ... Old Man
- The Danny Benedict Story (1959) ... Horse Dealer (uncredited)
- The Marie Dupree Story (1958) ... Wagon Train Member
 1956-1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Sunset / Luther, Store owner / Stage Driver / ...
- Massacre at Gunsight Pass (1961) ... Sunset
- Apache Blood (1960) ... Luther, Store owner (uncredited)
- The Dark Rider (1956) ... Stage Driver (uncredited)
- West of the River (1956) ... Jeb (uncredited)
 1959-1961 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Jailer / Prisoner with Swamp Fever / Stableman
- Texas John Slaughter: A Trip to Tucson (1961) ... Jailer (uncredited)
- The Swamp Fox: A Woman's Courage (1961) ... Prisoner with Swamp Fever (uncredited)
- Elfego Baca: Mustang Man, Mustang Maid (1959) ... Stableman (uncredited)
 1961 Lock Up (TV Series)
T. G. Tyler
- Jungle Compound (1961) ... T. G. Tyler
 1960-1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Jonas Mulvey / Slim Baker
- A Warm Day in Heaven (1961) ... Jonas Mulvey
- The Sunday Man (1960) ... Slim Baker
 1961 Klondike (TV Series)
Spunky
- Queen of the Klondike (1961) ... Spunky
 1958-1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Warren T. 'Soda' Smith / Soda Smith / Prospector
- Tempest at Tioga Pass (1961) ... Warren T. 'Soda' Smith
- Deadly Diamonds (1960) ... Soda Smith
- Trail Pirate (1958) ... Prospector
 1961 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Yankee Spy (1961) ... Sheriff
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series)
Sample
- Line Camp (1960) ... Sample
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Davy
- Last Chance (1960) ... Davy
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Manager
- Call for Michael Shayne (1960) ... Manager
 1960 Bonanza (TV Series)
Blacksmith
- The Hopefuls (1960) ... Blacksmith
 1959-1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Clean-up Man / Townsman in Kyle / Hanrahan / ...
- The Town That Wasn't There (1960) ... Clean-up Man (uncredited)
- The Misfortune Teller (1960) ... Townsman in Kyle (uncredited)
- The Cats of Paradise (1959) ... Hanrahan (uncredited)
- The Saga of Waco Williams (1959) ... Perkins (uncredited)
 1959-1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Harrison Lester / Sodbuster
- The Town Boys (1960) ... Harrison Lester
- The Young Toughs (1959) ... Sodbuster (uncredited)
 1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Old Man
- Coffin Sam (1960) ... Old Man
 1960 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series)
Swede
- Highway to Danger (1960) ... Swede
 1960 Tate (TV Series)
Charlie Sims
- Home Town (1960) ... Charlie Sims
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Old Timer in Stagecoach Station
- Westbound Stage (1960) ... Old Timer in Stagecoach Station (uncredited)
 1959-1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Johnny Mullins / Rare
- The Wichita Arrows (1960) ... Johnny Mullins (uncredited)
- About Roger Mowbray (1959) ... Rare (credit only)
 1957-1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Tulsa Jack / Old Timer / Mitchell - Prospector
- Silver Killers (1960) ... Tulsa Jack
- Geronimo (1958) ... Old Timer
- Desert Survival (1957) ... Mitchell - Prospector
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Mr. Phillips
- So Dim the Light (1960) ... Mr. Phillips
 1959 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
Harry Lewis
- The Man Who Believed in Law (1959) ... Harry Lewis
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
Luke Mason
- The Big Four (1959) ... Luke Mason
 1958-1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Webber / Bartender
- Traildust (1959) ... Webber
- Law of the Gun (1958) ... Bartender
 1959 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Tool Bridge Man
- Gold Sled (1959) ... Tool Bridge Man
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Harvey Morgan
- Client: Mowery (1959) ... Harvey Morgan
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Sam Castro
- Gold Is Where You Find It (1959) ... Sam Castro
 1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Old Man
- Desertion (1959) ... Old Man
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Apby
- The Crazy Hunter (1958) ... Apby
 1958 Sky King (TV Series)
Ezzie / Old Ben Poe
- Bullet Bait (1958) ... Ezzie (uncredited)
- Dead Man's Will (1958) ... Old Ben Poe
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Taverner
- Three-Legged Fox (1958) ... Taverner (uncredited)
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Jack Gilly
- The Case of the Terrified Typist (1958) ... Jack Gilly
 1957-1958 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Cookie / Milt Caney / Dunbar
- One (1958) ... Cookie (uncredited)
- Wyatt Earp Rides Shotgun (1958) ... Milt Caney (uncredited)
- Siege at Little Alamo (1957) ... Dunbar (uncredited)
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Milt Hatten / Jonah
- Sheriff Billy (1958) ... Milt Hatten
- A Pressing Engagement (1958) ... Jonah
 1958 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Bill Henderson
- Flooded Mine (1958) ... Bill Henderson
 1957 The New Adventures of Spin and Marty (TV Series)
Pete Duggan (uncredited)
 1956-1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Stagecoach Driver / Stage Driver
- The Teacher (1957) ... Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
- The Conspirators (1956) ... Stage Driver
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
Lester Maple
- Extortion (1957) ... Lester Maple (uncredited)
 1957 The Californians (TV Series)
Prospector
- All That Glitters (1957) ... Prospector
 1952-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
George / Conductor / Manager / ...
- Desperation (1957) ... George
- Fate Travels East (1957) ... Conductor (uncredited)
- Fear Has Many Faces (1957) ... Manager
- The Sermon of the Gun (1953) ... Sam Patterson
- Sunk (1952) ... Drunk (uncredited)
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Attendant
- Vapor Lock (1957) ... Attendant
 1954-1957 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Jake Wilkin / Pots Webber
- Desperate Men (1957) ... Jake Wilkin
- Annie Gets Her Man (1954) ... Pots Webber
 1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Farmer
- Elmer the Aeronaut (1957) ... Farmer (uncredited)
 1955-1957 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Skinner / Truck Driver / George / ...
- Killer Tree (1957) ... Skinner
- The Strange People at Pecos (1955) ... Truck Driver
- The Strange Doctor Lorenz (1955) ... George
- No Food for Thought (1955) ... Joe Green
 1951-1956 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Telegrapher Hank / Jess Morgan / Pop Clancy
- Wild Bill's Odyssey (1956) ... Telegrapher Hank
- Ghost Rider (1952) ... Jess Morgan
- Pony Express vs. Telegraph (1951) ... Pop Clancy
 1956 Navy Log (TV Series)
Pop Foley
- The Plebe (1956) ... Pop Foley
 1956 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Frank Handley
- Dead Patrolman (1956) ... Frank Handley
 1953-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Station Master
- Night Ride to Butte (1954) ... Station Master
- Pursuit (1953)
 1955-1956 The Adventures of Champion (TV Series)
Trem Holt / Hardluck Haggerty
- Brand of the Lawless (1956) ... Trem Holt
- The Golden Hoax (1955) ... Hardluck Haggerty
- Hangman's Noose (1955) ... Trem Holt
 1956 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Lafe Ford
- One Bean Too Many (1956) ... Lafe Ford
 1955 Captain Midnight (TV Series)
Lars Ekberg
- Sunken Sapphires (1955) ... Lars Ekberg
 1955 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (TV Series)
Tinker Jones / Barnacle Barney / Sagebrush Smith
- Fugitive from Injustice (1955) ... Tinker Jones
- Redskin Gap (1955) ... Barnacle Barney
- The Calico Kid (1955) ... Sagebrush Smith
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
- The Norther (1955)
 1953-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Townsman
- The 99th Day (1955)
- The Suitors (1953)
- Man of the Comstock (1953) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1955 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series)
- Joe Black Story (1955)
 1950-1954 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Wind River Bill / Luke Higgins / Jess Fleming / ...
- Pot of Gold (1954) ... Wind River Bill
- The Fire Engine (1953) ... Luke Higgins
- Dead by Proxy (1952) ... Jess Fleming
- Water Rights (1951) ... Jim Lacey
- The Old Bum (1951) ... Silas Bonnard
 1954 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- The Duel (1954)
 1951-1954 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Old Timer Sierra Jack / Sierra Jack
- Renegades at Rejo (1954) ... Old Timer Sierra Jack (uncredited)
- The Wrong Man (1954) ... Old Timer Sierra Jack (uncredited)
- Law of Boot Hill (1953) ... Old Timer Sierra Jack (uncredited)
- The Hero of Hermosa (1951) ... Sierra Jack
 1952-1954 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Hermit / Joe Denton / Hermit Hank Fowler / ...
- The Young Defenders (1954) ... Hermit
- Haunted Mine of Paradise Valley (1952) ... Joe Denton
- The Hermit's Secret (1952) ... Hermit Hank Fowler
- Outlaw's Town (1952) ... Soapy (uncredited)
 1954 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Wagon Driver Idaho
- Outlaw of Blue Mesa (1954) ... Wagon Driver Idaho
 1954 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series)
 1954 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Pop Ashton
- Silent Testimony (1954) ... Pop Ashton
 1954 City Detective (TV Series)
Farmer
- The Glass Thumb (1954) ... Farmer
 1954 Meet Corliss Archer (TV Series)
Locksmith
- Dexter and the Car (1954) ... Locksmith
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- Empty Holster (1953)
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Second Son (1953)
 1951-1953 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
Gus the Milkman / Gus - the Milkman
- Leave It to Stu (1953) ... Gus the Milkman (uncredited)
- Dear Dora (1951) ... Gus - the Milkman
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
The Tramp
- The Pigeon (1953) ... The Tramp
 1952 Gang Busters (TV Series)
Scully Wass
- The Barrow Gang ... Scully Wass
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Tom Taylor
- The Case of the Old Flame (1951) ... Tom Taylor
 1950 The Magnavox Theater (TV Series)
Fisherman
- The Three Musketeers (1950) ... Fisherman
 1949-1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Calico / Old Timer Who Doesn't Know Own Strength
- Gold Train (1950) ... Calico
- The Legion of Old Timers (1949) ... Old Timer Who Doesn't Know Own Strength (uncredited)
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By the time Patterson was doing Green Acres (1965) he was in his late 70s and almost completely deaf, but the producers loved his portrayal so much they worked around his hearing impairment by having the dialogue coach lying on the floor, out-of-shot, tapping Hank's leg with a yardstick as a cue to speak his line. See more »

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