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Jesse Pearson (I) (1930–1979)


Jesse Pearson was born on August 18, 1930 in Seminole, Oklahoma, USA as Bobby Wayne Pearson. He was an actor, known for Bye Bye Birdie (1963), Advance to the Rear (1964) and Death Valley Days (1952). He died on December 5, 1979 in Monroe, Louisiana, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Bye Bye Birdie
Bye Bye Birdie Conrad Birdie
(1963)
Advance to the Rear
Advance to the Rear Cpl. Silas Geary
(1964)
Death Valley Days
Death Valley Days Frank Ball / Henry Windsor / Jack Byrd / Jess Ivy / Jim Barnes / Joe Boot
(1964-1970)
The Norseman
The Norseman Narrator
(1978)

Filmography

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 1978 The Norseman
Narrator (voice, as Jess Pearson)
 1964-1970 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Jess Ivy / Frank Ball / Jack Byrd / ...
- The Mezcla Man (1970) ... Jess Ivy (as Jess Pearson)
- The World's Greatest Swimming Horse (1968) ... Frank Ball (as Jess Pearson)
- By the Book (1968) ... Jack Byrd (as Jess Pearson)
- The Courtship of Carrie Huntington (1966) ... Henry Windsor (as Jess Pearson)
- The Rider (1965) ... Jim Barnes (as Jess Pearson)
 1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Ed
- Mrs. Wharton and the Lesser Breeds (1969) ... Ed (as Jess Pearson)
 1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Lieutenant Elder
- Join the Army (1969) ... Lieutenant Elder
 1966 The Road West (TV Series)
Neil Brubaker
- This Dry and Thirsty Land (1966) ... Neil Brubaker (as Jess Pearson)
 1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Sergeant Coleridge
- Mutiny at Ten Thousand Feet (1965) ... Sergeant Coleridge (as Jess Pearson)
 1964 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Johnny Poke
- The Widow Poke Arrives (1964) ... Johnny Poke (voice)
- Teenage Idol (1964) ... Johnny Poke
 1964 Advance to the Rear
Cpl. Silas Geary
 1964 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Harley Hatfield
- The Rage of Taratupa (1964) ... Harley Hatfield
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Tom Jethro
- Teeth of the Lion (1964) ... Tom Jethro
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Other Works:

Album: Narrator of Rod McKuen's "The Sea" LP as recorded by the San Sebastian Strings,

Alternate Names:

A. Fabritzi | Jess Pearson | Jess E. Peer
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Trivia:

Unknown to the public he won the title role as Presley-like singing idol Conrad Birdie in the popular musical film Bye Bye Birdie (1963). He was quite familiar with the role having taken over the part of Birdie from Broadway's Dick Gautier in the national road company. The reviews on him as the movie Birdie were decidedly mixed; as such, his film career ended almost as quickly as it began. See more »

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