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George Lindsey

George Lindsey

  • Born on
    • December 17th, 1928
  • Died on
    • May 6th, 2012
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Smith Lindsey (December 17, 1928 – May 6, 2012) was an American character actor, best known for his role as Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D. and his subsequent tenure on Hee-Haw. In 1964, Lindsey was cast as the slow-witted but kindly "Goober Beasley" on The Andy Griffith Show. His character was later renamed "Goober Pyle" to tie him to his cousin Gomer Pyle, slow-witted country boy played by Jim Nabors, also from Alabama. Goober's antics frequently included his exaggerated "Goober Dance" and his comically bad Cary Grant impression. As Lindsey started his portrayal as Goober, he also had a minor role in the Walter Brennan series The Tycoon on ABC. Lindsey played a sailor in the 1964 film Ensign Pulver, the sequel to Mister Roberts. He also had a role in a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode entitled Submarine Sunk Here. He appeared in six episodes of the television series Gunsmoke. He played a blackmailing taxicab driver in the "Bed of Roses" episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

Filmography

Acting (13 Credits)

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1986Return to Mayberry as Goober Pyle
1984Cannonball Run II as Uncle Cal
1981Take This Job and Shove It as Man at Gas Station
1977The Rescuers as Rabbit (voice)
1976Treasure of Matecumbe as Coahoma Sheriff
1973Charley and the Angel as Pete, Handyman
1973Robin Hood as Trigger (voice)
1972Snowball Express as Double L. Dingman
1970The Aristocats as Lafayette
1969Hee Haw
1968Mayberry R.F.D.
1964Ensign Pulver as Lindstrom
1960The Andy Griffith Show as Goober Pyle

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