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Jesse Pearson (I) (1930–1979)


Born as Bobby Wayne Pearson in Seminole, Oklahoma, on August 18, 1930, singer and comedian Jesse Pearson broke into films in 1963 with a hit, but his success was too ephemeral. After recording two singles on Decca Records that had little airplay, Pearson joined the national company of the stage musical "Bye Bye Birdie", and took the role of ... See full bio »

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Bye Bye Birdie Conrad Birdie
(1963)
(1979)
The Andy Griffith Show Keevy Hazelton
(1966)

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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)
 1966 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Keevy Hazelton
- A Singer in Town (1966) ... Keevy Hazelton
 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
 1963 Bye Bye Birdie
Conrad Birdie
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Personal Details

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

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Jesse Pearson was the narrator of Rod McKuen's The Sea LP as recorded by the San Sebastian Strings in 1966. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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