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Junior Samples (1926–1983)


One of the most unlikely TV stars in history, Alvin Samples, Jr., was a carpenter by vocation and avid fisherman and teller of tall tales by avocation. A recording of Junior's tall tales, originally made for a radio program, was heard by Chet Atkins, who, in turn, introduced him to country music comedian Archie Campbell. The album the two men made,... See full bio »

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(age 57)

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Known For

Hee Haw
Hee Haw Himself
(1969-1983)
The Perry Como Sunshine Show
(1974)
The Merv Griffin Show
The Merv Griffin Show Himself - Guest
(1970)
The Mike Douglas Show
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Comedian
(1970)

Filmography

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 1969-1983 Hee Haw (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #14.20 (1983) ... Himself (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
- Episode #14.14 (1982) ... Himself (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
- Episode #14.8 (1982) ... Himself (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
- Episode #14.7 (1982) ... Himself (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
- Episode #14.3 (1982) ... Himself (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
 1974 The Perry Como Sunshine Show (TV Movie)
Himself - Cameo
 1971 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
Himself
- Junior Samples (1971) ... Himself
 1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series)
Himself - Comedian
- Episode #2.19 (1971) ... Himself - Comedian (as Alvin 'Junior' Samples)
 1970 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 6 April 1970 (1970) ... Himself - Guest
 1970 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Comedian
- Episode #9.92 (1970) ... Himself - Comedian
- Episode #9.91 (1970) ... Himself - Comedian
 1969 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series)
Himself - Comedian
- Episode #7.5 (1969) ... Himself - Comedian
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Alternate Names:

Alvin 'Junior' Samples
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Trivia:

The phone number for Junior Samples' used car sales skit on Hee Haw was "BR-549" and he held up a crude white sign at the end of the skit with the number painted on it, which later in real life became the name of a country music group. When DVDs of the show were marketed on TV in the '90s, the number to call to purchase them was 1-800-BR54949. See more »

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