Alan Hale Jr.
Alan Hale Jr. was an American actor and restaurateur. His television career spanned four decades, but he was best known for his co-starring role on the 1960s series Gilligan’s Island. Hale appeared in more than 200 films and television roles from 1941 to 1967.
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Alan Hale Jr. was an American actor and restaurateur. His television career spanned four decades, but he was best known for his co-starring role on the 1960s series Gilligan’s Island. Hale appeared in more than 200 films and television roles from 1941 to 1967. His father was character actor Rufus Edward MacKahan, who used the stage name of Alan Hale, and his mother was silent film actress Gretchen Hartman. Hale served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. He dropped the \”Junior\” from his name after his father died in 1950. He made his screen debut in Wild Boys of the Road which was released in 1933. He later appeared in roles in To the Shores of Tripoli, Yanks Ahoy, Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, and When Willie Comes Marching Home. He frequently appeared in Gene Autry films and also had a recurring role from 1950 to 1952 on TheGene Autry Show. Hale continued his career on the small screen by appearing in guest spots on a variety of other series, such as The Range Rider, Annie Oakley, Fireside Theater, Frontier, Matinee Theater, Fury, Northwest Passage, and The Man from Blackhawk.
He was featured in two episodes of Bomer Boomer, first as murderer Lon Snyder in the 1961 episode \”The Case of the Unwelcome Bride of the Boomer\”, and then in 1963 as Nelson Barclift in the episode of the same name. Hale also appeared in episodes of Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Rawhide, The Real McCoys, Mister Ed, Underwater, Adventures in Paradise, Lock Up, The Andy Griffith Show, Lassie, Tales of Wells Fargo, Route 66 and Hazel. His most prominent role to be the character of Skipper on the CBS sitcom The series for a total of 98 episodes from 1964 to 1967 was in the 1964 episode “The True Story of Jesse James” In 1964, Hale played the role of Shawnee Bill on the Western Wanted Dead or Alive, with Clint Walker in the title role.
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