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Jim Nabors (1930–2017)

Tall, spade-jawed, hopelessly genial balladeer/actor Jim Nabors was born in 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 on stage doing a cabaret act at "... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Gomer Pyle: USMC Pvt. Gomer Pyle


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 1991 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
Skit characters
 1991 Hi Honey, I'm Home (TV Series)
Gomer Pyle
- Hi Mom, I'm Not Home (1991) ... Gomer Pyle
 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)
Court Stenographer
- Episode #11.1 (1977)
- Episode #10.1 (1976)
- 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
 1973 The Julie Andrews Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #1.16 (1973) ... Beauregard
 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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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Appeared in a pilot for a sitcom to be called "The Jones Boys". See more »

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

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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I never knifed anybody in the back. It was just not my nature at all and that is why I was so surprised that I made it in show business at all. See more »


In 1971, Jim Nabors was honored at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, LA, by accepting an invitation to be the King of The Bacchus Parade that same year. There are a broad range of recipients of this honor; for example: Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Will Ferrell, James Gandolfini, Val Kilmer, Andy Garcia, Elijah Wood and Hulk Hogan, to name several. See more »


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

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