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26 September 1962 (USA) See more »
A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways. Full summary »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Jed Clampett - the greatest character ever created in the history of television sitcoms. See more (42 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 184)

Buddy Ebsen ... Jed Clampett (274 episodes, 1962-1971)

Irene Ryan ... Daisy Moses / ... (274 episodes, 1962-1971)

Donna Douglas ... Elly May Clampett (274 episodes, 1962-1971)

Max Baer Jr. ... Jethro Bodine / ... (274 episodes, 1962-1971)

Raymond Bailey ... Milburn Drysdale (247 episodes, 1962-1971)

Nancy Kulp ... Jane Hathaway (246 episodes, 1962-1971)

Series Directed by
Joseph Depew (145 episodes, 1963-1969)
Richard Whorf (67 episodes, 1962-1964)
Robert M. Leeds (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Guy Scarpitta (8 episodes, 1966-1969)
Ralph Levy (3 episodes, 1962-1968)
Series Writing credits
Paul Henning (274 episodes, 1962-1971)
Mark Tuttle (127 episodes, 1963-1968)
Dick Wesson (61 episodes, 1963-1971)
Buddy Atkinson (52 episodes, 1966-1969)
Deborah Haber (17 episodes, 1967-1968)
Phil Shuken (12 episodes, 1962-1963)
Ronny Pearlman (10 episodes, 1965-1967)
Gene Thompson (4 episodes, 1968)
Eric Freiwald (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Robert Schaefer (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jay Sommers (2 episodes, 1963)
Lou Huston (2 episodes, 1968-1969)

Series Produced by
Paul Henning .... producer / executive producer (273 episodes, 1962-1971)
Al Simon .... executive producer (273 episodes, 1962-1971)
Joseph Depew .... associate producer (237 episodes, 1963-1971)
Mark Tuttle .... associate producer / producer (62 episodes, 1962-1968)
Buddy Atkinson .... producer (26 episodes, 1968-1969)

Martin Ransohoff .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Curt Massey (199 episodes, 1964-1971)
Perry Botkin Sr. (67 episodes, 1962-1964)
Series Cinematography by
Harry L. Wolf (235 episodes, 1963-1971)
Lester Shorr (36 episodes, 1962-1963)
Henry Freulich (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Film Editing by
Robert M. Leeds (116 episodes, 1964-1969)
Ralph Schoenfeld (54 episodes, 1964-1971)
Dann Cahn (28 episodes, 1963-1964)
Stanley Frazen (17 episodes, 1962-1963)
Jerry Young (17 episodes, 1962-1963)
Richard Greer (11 episodes, 1967-1969)
George R. Rohrs (9 episodes, 1964-1965)
Lynn Harrison (9 episodes, 1965-1967)
Douglas Hines (7 episodes, 1962-1964)
Michael Brown (2 episodes, 1968)
Series Casting by
Bill Tinsman (198 episodes, 1964-1971)
Kerwin Coughlin (72 episodes, 1962-1964)
Edward F. Rhine (20 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Art Direction by
Walter McKeegan (201 episodes, 1964-1971)
Howard Campbell (71 episodes, 1962-1964)
Series Set Decoration by
Armor E. Goetten (179 episodes, 1962-1968)
Dorcy Howard (84 episodes, 1964-1971)
Steven Potter (8 episodes, 1965)
Series Makeup Department
Frances Sperry .... hair stylist (270 episodes, 1962-1971)
Roy Stork .... makeup artist (133 episodes, 1966-1971)
John Sylvester .... makeup artist (105 episodes, 1962-1965)
Ernie Young .... makeup artist (33 episodes, 1962-1966)
Series Production Management
George King .... production supervisor (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
Robert Freedman .... post-production supervisor (83 episodes, 1967-1971)
Bill Tinsman .... production manager (36 episodes, 1962-1963)
Russ Tinsley .... post-production supervisor (13 episodes, 1968-1971)
Foster H. Phinney .... unit production manager (9 episodes, 1971)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Foster H. Phinney .... assistant director (123 episodes, 1966-1971)
Thomas F. Kelly .... assistant director (84 episodes, 1963-1967)
Frank Mayer .... assistant director (35 episodes, 1962-1963)
Joseph Depew .... assistant director (32 episodes, 1963-1964)

Lynn Guthrie .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Joe Montenaro .... property master (236 episodes, 1963-1971)
Charles Chicetti .... property master (29 episodes, 1962-1963)
Vinnie Vecchio .... property master (7 episodes, 1962-1963)
Series Sound Department
C.J. 'Mickey' Emerson .... sound recordist / sound mixer (242 episodes, 1963-1971)
Bernard F. Pincus .... sound editor (232 episodes, 1963-1971)
Hugh McDowell Jr. .... sound mixer (134 episodes, 1963-1966)
Lodge Cunningham .... sound mixer / sound recordist (95 episodes, 1966-1970)
George J. Eppich .... sound editor (33 episodes, 1962-1963)
Karl Zint .... sound mixer (16 episodes, 1962-1963)
Robert Pettis .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 1970)
Series Special Effects by
Robert Cole .... special effects (167 episodes, 1965-1971)
Larry Chapman .... special effects (87 episodes, 1963-1965)
Series Stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunt double: Irene Ryan / stunt double (20 episodes, 1963-1970)
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Irene Ryan (2 episodes, 1965-1967)

Dick Durock .... stunt double: Max Baer Jr (unknown episodes, 1967-1971)
Charles Bail .... stunt double: Max Baer, Jr. (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Arvard Wooden .... key grip (234 episodes, 1963-1971)
Gary R. Wostak .... chief electrician (210 episodes, 1963-1970)
James Lloyd .... key grip (37 episodes, 1962-1963)
James V. King .... camera operator (36 episodes, 1962-1963)
George Marquenie .... chief electrician / electrician (36 episodes, 1962-1963)
Al Ledbetter .... chief electrician (24 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Opal Vils .... costumer / costumes (266 episodes, 1962-1971)
William Platt .... costumer (144 episodes, 1964-1969)
John S. Perry .... costumer / costumes (49 episodes, 1969-1971)
Roz Lytle .... costumer (3 episodes, 1962)
Richard Selzer .... fashion costumes (3 episodes, 1964)
Series Editorial Department
Robert Freedman .... editorial coordinator / post-production coordinator (174 episodes, 1962-1969)
Series Music Department
Dave Kahn .... music coordinator (272 episodes, 1962-1971)
Paul Henning .... composer: theme music / composer: theme song (268 episodes, 1962-1971)
Lester Flatt .... musician: theme / musician: theme song / ... (267 episodes, 1962-1971)
Earl Scruggs .... musician: theme / musician: theme song / ... (266 episodes, 1962-1971)
Jerry Scoggins .... singer: theme tune / singer: theme song (261 episodes, 1962-1971)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (242 episodes, 1962-1971)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (35 episodes, 1962-1963)
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (3 episodes, 1969)
Series Other crew
Ulla Bourne .... script supervisor (247 episodes, 1963-1971)
Frank Inn .... animals furnished by (228 episodes, 1963-1971)
Dick Wesson .... script consultant (49 episodes, 1969-1971)
Mai Santacroce .... script supervisor (18 episodes, 1962-1963)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. (10 episodes, 1964-1970)
George Barris .... car designer / production assistant (4 episodes, 1962-1968)
Grace Dubray .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1963)
Ted Langwell .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1970-1971)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mornin' Beverly Hillbillies" - USA (daytime version title)
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30 min (274 episodes) | Argentina:30 min
Black and White (1962-1965) | Color (1965-1971)
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Jed Clampett was originally written as an extremely naive hick, but Buddy Ebsen would only agree to take the role if it was re-written to make Jed smarter. The character of Jethro was written as someone to give all of the to speak all the "dumb" Jed lines.See more »
Continuity: In a majority of season one and season two episodes, location/establisher footage showed Jane Hathaway's first car, a 1962 Plymouth convertible, but in some cases the scene would immediate cut to a close up of her arriving in a 1963 or 1964 Dodge.See more »
Jed Clampett:[Jethro has decided that he'd like to become a Bullfighter, and has asked Jed if they can get a bull, so he can practice. Jed presents the idea to Granny] Granny, I got a idea. Let's get us a bull.
Jed Clampett:Now, hear me out. We been wantin' to have a good ol' fashioned barbecue.
Granny:But, Jethro'll go to fightin' it!
Jed Clampett:Not for long. 'Pears to me they ain't nothin' a man can get his fill of, faster, than scrappin' with a bull.
Granny:Ain'tcha afraid he'll git hurt?
Jed Clampett:Nahh. A good stout bull can take care o' hisself.
Granny:Well, if there's one thing Jethro'd like better than fightin' it, it'd be eatin' it!
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46 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Jed Clampett - the greatest character ever created in the history of television sitcoms., 8 November 2005
Author: PWNYCNY from United States

Normally I don't critique sitcoms because, frankly, it's not worth the effort and are so crassly superficial that they don't require any serious attention. But in the case of "The Beverly Hillbillies" I will make an exception. This is because of one character: Jed Clampett, played by Buddy Ebsen. Jed Clampett is one of the most endearing yet complex characters ever created by the television industry. Superficially, Jed Clamptett doesn't seem to be the type of character that warrants much serious attention. After all he's just a simple, uneducated backwoodsman from the hills who's lived in a shack all of his life, and by pure dumb luck comes into a pile of money which doesn't seem to change him one bit. Which is what makes Jed Clampett such a wonderful character. For Jed Clampett has dignity and integrity and nothing will divert Mr. Clampett from remaining true to himself or altering the way he treats everyone - with openness, honesty and a real desire to be hospitable. Further, Jed Clampett commands respect, and is respected, not only by his immediate family who are utterly devoted to him, but even by that crass and conniving banker who, despite his air of superiority, reveals, episode after episode, what a buffoon he is compared to the calm and self-assured Mr. Clampett. Also, it should be noted the Jed Clampett protects and cares for not only his daughter, but his nephew and mother-in-law, the latter two a constant challenge to Jed's patience, which he never loses. If there were more Jed Clampetts in this world, then maybe we'd all be living in shacks, but at least we'd be getting along with each other and treating each other better.

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