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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 34

Birthday 1928-12-17

Day of Death 2012-05-06

Place of Birth Fairfield, Alabama, USA

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Also Known As

  • George Smith Lindsey

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1983 The American Snitch as Zeke
1982 Herbie the Matchmaker(1 episode)
1981 The Nashville Palace(1 episode)
1981 Take This Job and Shove It as Man at Gas Station
1980 Flo(1 episode)
1979 The New Misadventures of Ichabod Crane as Wolf (voice)
1977 CHiPs(1 episode)
1977 The Rescuers as Rabbit (voice)
1976 Treasure of Matecumbe as Coahoma Sheriff
1974 Movin' On(1 episode)
1973 Robin Hood as Trigger (voice)
1973 The Bobby Goldsboro Show(1 episode)
1973 Charley and the Angel as Pete, Handyman
1972 M*A*S*H(1 episode)
1972 Snowball Express as Double L. Dingman
1971 The New Andy Griffith Show(1 episode)
1970 The Aristocats as Lafayette
1969 Hee Haw(1 episode)
1969 The Johnny Cash Show(1 episode)
1969 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour(3 episodes)
1968 Mayberry R.F.D.(75 episodes)
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In(1 episode)
1964 Profiles in Courage(1 episode)
1964 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.(1 episode)
1964 Daniel Boone(1 episode)
1964 Ensign Pulver as Lindstrom
1963 The Great Adventure(1 episode)
1961 The Wonderful World of Disney(1 episode)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show(86 episodes) as Goober
1959 The Twilight Zone(1 episode)
1958 Kraft Music Hall(1 episode)
1958 The Rifleman(1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke(7 episodes)

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