Biography

Jack Alvin "Alvy" Moore (December 5, 1921 – May 4, 1997) was an American light comic actor best known for his role as scatterbrained county agricultural agent Hank Kimball on the CBS television series Green Acres. His character would often make a statement, only to immediately negate the statement himself and then negate the corrected statement until his stream of statements was interrupted by a frustrated Oliver Wendell Douglas portrayed by Eddie Albert. One such statement was, "Good morning, Mr. Douglas! Well, it's not a good morning ... but it's not a bad morning either!"

He became an actor and furthered his training at the Pasadena Playhouse, succeeding David Wayne in the role of Ensign Pulver opposite Henry Fonda's Mister Roberts on Broadway, and later toured with the play for 14 months. He made his screen debut playing the quartermaster in Okinawa (1952).[4]

Moore appeared in guest and supporting roles in a number of movies and television shows, including "My Little Margie" in 1952, as Dillard Crumbly, an efficiency expert fresh out of Efficiency College, The Mickey Mouse Club, where he hosted "What I Want to Be" segments as the Roving Reporter. He had a small role as a member of Marlon Brando's motorcycle gang in the 1953 film The Wild One, and a similar bit part the same year as one of the Linda Rosa townspeople in The War of the Worlds. Moore co-starred with Dick Powell and Debbie Reynolds in the 1954 film Susan Slept Here, in which he displayed his natural gift for physical comedy. In 1955 he co-starred with Brian Keith and Kim Novak in 5 Against the House. In the early 1960s he was cast in the recurring role of Howie in 11 episodes of the CBS sitcom Pete and Gladys, with Harry Morgan and Cara Williams.[4]

In 1962 Moore was cast as the Swiss-American botanist David Douglas, for whom the Douglas fir tree is named, in an episode of the western anthology series Death Valley Days. Keenan Wynn co-starred as Douglas' friend Josh Tavers, and Iron Eyes Cody played an Indian chief who threatens to kill the two men.[6]

Moore made a brief appearance as a cab driver in the 1964 Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Wednesday Woman." He also appeared in two episodes of another CBS sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show, "The Impractical Joke" and "The Case Of The Pillow." He was also a guest star on The Andy Griffith Show and later on Little House on the Prairie (TV series). He was an actor, producer, and uncredited scriptwriter for A Boy and His Dog. He attended DisCon II, the 1974 World Science Fiction Convention, to help promote the film. One of his last television appearances was a brief guest shot on the sitcom Frasier.

In the 1980s Moore appeared in many cult horror films, including Scream (1981), Mortuary (1983), They're Playing With Fire (1984), Intruder (1989), and The Horror Show (1989).

Jack Alvin "Alvy" Moore (December 5, 1921 – May 4, 1997) was an American light comic actor best known for his role as scatterbrained county agricultural agent Hank Kimball on the CBS television series Green Acres. His character would often make a statement, only to immediately negate the statement himself and then negate the corrected statement until his stream of statements was interrupted by a frustrated Oliver Wendell Douglas portrayed by Eddie Albert. One such statement was, "Good morning, Mr. Douglas! Well, it's not a good morning ... but it's not a bad morning either!"

He became an actor and furthered his training at the Pasadena Playhouse, succeeding David Wayne in the role of Ensign Pulver opposite Henry Fonda's Mister Roberts on Broadway, and later toured with the play for 14 months. He made his screen debut playing the quartermaster in Okinawa (1952).[4]

Moore appeared in guest and supporting roles in a number of movies and television shows, including "My Little Margie" in 1952, as Dillard Crumbly, an efficiency expert fresh out of Efficiency College, The Mickey Mouse Club, where he hosted "What I Want to Be" segments as the Roving Reporter. He had a small role as a member of Marlon Brando's motorcycle gang in the 1953 film The Wild One, and a similar bit part the same year as one of the Linda Rosa townspeople in The War of the Worlds. Moore co-starred with Dick Powell and Debbie Reynolds in the 1954 film Susan Slept Here, in which he displayed his natural gift for physical comedy. In 1955 he co-starred with Brian Keith and Kim Novak in 5 Against the House. In the early 1960s he was cast in the recurring role of Howie in 11 episodes of the CBS sitcom Pete and Gladys, with Harry Morgan and Cara Williams.[4]

In 1962 Moore was cast as the Swiss-American botanist David Douglas, for whom the Douglas fir tree is named, in an episode of the western anthology series Death Valley Days. Keenan Wynn co-starred as Douglas' friend Josh Tavers, and Iron Eyes Cody played an Indian chief who threatens to kill the two men.[6]

Moore made a brief appearance as a cab driver in the 1964 Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Wednesday Woman." He also appeared in two episodes of another CBS sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show, "The Impractical Joke" and "The Case Of The Pillow." He was also a guest star on The Andy Griffith Show and later on Little House on the Prairie (TV series). He was an actor, producer, and uncredited scriptwriter for A Boy and His Dog. He attended DisCon II, the 1974 World Science Fiction Convention, to help promote the film. One of his last television appearances was a brief guest shot on the sitcom Frasier.

In the 1980s Moore appeared in many cult horror films, including Scream (1981), Mortuary (1983), They're Playing With Fire (1984), Intruder (1989), and The Horror Show (1989).

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 71

Birthday 1921-12-05

Day of Death 1997-05-04

Place of Birth Vincennes, Indiana, USA

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Also Known As

  • Jack Moore

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1993 Frasier (1 episode) as Putnam
1990 Return to Green Acres as Hank Kimball
1989 Intruder as Officer Dalton
1984 They're Playing with Fire as Jimbo
1983 The Littles (33 episodes)
1983 Mortuary as Bob Stevens
1982 Newhart (1 episode)
1981 Hill Street Blues (1 episode)
1981 Superbman: The Other Movie as Perry Blight
1981 Scream as Allen
1976 How the West Was Won (2 episodes)
1975 A Boy and His Dog as Dr. Moore
1975 The Specialist as Bailiff Humbolt
1974 Little House on the Prairie (3 episodes)
1974 Herbie Rides Again as Angry Taxi Driver
1974 Mrs. Sundance as Mr. Spence
1972 The Waltons (1 episode)
1971 The Late Liz as Bill Morris
1970 Nanny and the Professor (1 episode)
1969 The Witchmaker as Dr. Ralph Hayes
1965 Green Acres (45 episodes)
1965 My Mother the Car (2 episodes)
1965 The Legend of Jesse James (1 episode)
1965 Love and Kisses as Officer Jones
1964 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1 episode)
1964 Daniel Boone (1 episode)
1964 The Munsters (1 episode)
1964 3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt as Sutter T. Finley
1963 Move Over, Darling as Room Service Waiter
1963 Burke's Law (5 episodes)
1963 Arrest and Trial (1 episode)
1963 For Love or Money as George
1963 Vacation Playhouse (1 episode)
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (1 episode)
1962 The Virginian (3 episodes)
1961 Everything's Ducky as Lipscott
1961 87th Precinct (2 episodes)
1960 Peter Loves Mary (1 episode)
1960 Surfside 6 (1 episode)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (1 episode)
1960 Pete and Gladys (11 episodes)
1959 Johnny Ringo (2 episodes)
1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1958 The Perfect Furlough as Pvt. Marvin Brewer
1958 The Donna Reed Show (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1957 Designing Woman as Luke Coslow
1957 The Persuader as Willy Williams
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1956 Screaming Eagles as Pvt. Grimes
1955 The Mickey Mouse Club (101 episodes)
1955 Navy Log (2 episodes)
1955 5 Against the House as Roy
1955 An Annapolis Story as Willie Warren
1954 There's No Business Like Show Business as Katy's Date (uncredited)
1954 Return from the Sea as Smitty
1954 Susan Slept Here as Virgil, Mark's Gofer
1954 Secret of the Incas as Uncredited
1954 Riot in Cell Block 11 as Gator
1953 The Wild One as Pigeon
1953 The War of the Worlds as Zippy (uncredited)
1953 The Glory Brigade as Pvt. 'Stoney' Stone
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 Off Limits as Staff Sgt. Wagner (uncredited)
1952 Battle Zone as Marine
1952 Fearless Fagan as Thomson
1952 Skirts Ahoy! as French-Speaking Sailor (uncredited)
1951 Dragnet (1 episode)

Directing

1979 A Christmas Carol Director

Production

1971 The Brotherhood of Satan Producer

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