Jim Nabors (1930–2017)

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Tall, spade-jawed, hopelessly genial balladeer/actor Jim Nabors was born in James Thurston Nabors on June 12,1930, in Alabama and raised there, graduating from the University of Alabama. A typing clerk at the UN in his salad days, he eventually moved to Los Angeles due to his asthmatic condition and became a film cutter for NBC. Jim was discovered ... See full bio »

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Known For

Gomer Pyle: USMC Pvt. Gomer Pyle


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 1991 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
Skit Characters
- Episode dated 8 November 1991 (1991) ... Skit Characters
 1991 Hi Honey, I'm Home (TV Series)
Gomer Pyle
- Hi Mom, I'm Not Home (1991) ... Gomer Pyle
 1986 Easy Street (TV Series)
Jim Nabors
- Charity Begins at Home (1986) ... Jim Nabors
 1986 Sylvan in Paradise (TV Movie)
Sylvan Sprayberry
 1986 Return to Mayberry (TV Movie)
Gomer Pyle
 1984 Cannonball Run II
Pvt. Homer Lyle
 1983 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Passerby / motorist
- Soul Survivor (1983) ... Passerby / motorist (uncredited)
 1983 Stroker Ace
 1969-1977 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
Guest - Various Characters / Court Stenographer
- Episode #11.1 (1977)
- Episode #5.1 (1971) ... Guest - Various Characters
- Episode #3.11 (1969) ... Court Stenographer (uncredited)
 1976 The Krofft Supershow (TV Series)
Fum (in 'The Lost Saucer')
 1975 The Lost Saucer (TV Series)
- Valley of the Chickaphants (1975) ... Fum
- The Tiny Years (1975) ... Fum
- The Laughing Years (1975) ... Fum
- Polka Dot Years (1975) ... Fum
 1974 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Aired Feb 6, 1974 (1974) ... Various Characters
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Corley Curlew
- Down Home Boy (1973) ... Corley Curlew
 1964-1969 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Pvt. Gomer Pyle
- Goodbye Camp Henderson, Hello Sergeant Carter (1969) ... Pvt. Gomer Pyle
- My Fair Sister (1969) ... Pvt. Gomer Pyle
- Showtime with Sgt. Carol (1969) ... Pvt. Gomer Pyle
- Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow (1969) ... Pvt. Gomer Pyle
- Flower Power (1969) ... Pvt. Gomer Pyle
 1967 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series)
Wee Willie Winkie / Ronnie Long
- Who's Afraid of Mother Goose? (1967) ... Wee Willie Winkie
- Rhino (1967) ... Ronnie Long
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Pvt. Gomer Pyle
- Lucy Gets Caught Up in the Draft (1966) ... Pvt. Gomer Pyle (uncredited)
 1964-1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Hank Smith / Goofy Movie Patron
- Climb Upon My Knee, Sonny Boy (1965) ... Hank Smith
- I'll Cry at My Wedding (1965) ... Hank Smith
- A Muffin Is Not a Tart (1965) ... Hank Smith
- Farrow's Fling (1965) ... Hank Smith
- Tell Me in English (1965) ... Hank Smith
 1962-1964 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Gomer Pyle
- Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964) ... Gomer Pyle
- Back to Nature (1964) ... Gomer Pyle
- Barney and Thelma Lou, Phfftt (1964) ... Gomer Pyle
- The Rumor (1964) ... Gomer Pyle
- Fun Girls (1964) ... Gomer Pyle
 1963 Take Her, She's Mine
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Crew Member
- The Hunley (1963) ... Crew Member
 1963 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (TV Series)
- To Be or Not to Be (1963) ... Claude
- Grand Ol' Opry (1963) ... Claude
 1963 I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (TV Series)
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Show Show Soundtrack (15 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (90 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (14 credits)

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Other Works:

(Summer 1986) "Jim Nabors Concert," was performed in a Cherry County Playhouse production under the Dome at the Park Palace Hotel in Traverse City, Michigan with him in the cast. Pat Paulsen and Neil Rosen were artistic directors. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Official Site


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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I think this story sums up my career the best. One time I was walking in an airport somewhere and I saw this woman with her young son. The son looked up at me and it was obvious that he recognized me. He thought for a second and he said 'Mom, there goes an old Gomer!' See more »


Sang "Back Home Again in Indiana" for 42 years during opening ceremonies of the "Indianapolis 500" , located in Speedway, In., from 1972 till ill health forced him to discontinue appearing. His final performance was May 25th, 2014. However his first appearance in 1972 was a confusing one. He thought he was invited to sing the National Anthem. But a scant few minutes before he was to perform he ... See more »


The role of Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964).

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