Jim Nabors

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Jim Nabors

Nabors in April 2010
Born James Thurston Nabors
June 12, 1930 (1930-06-12) (age 84)
Sylacauga, Alabama, U.S.
Residence Seattle, Washington
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Alabama
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1954–present
Known for Portraying Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Spouse Stan Cadwallader (m. 2013–present) «start: (2013)»"Marriage: Stan Cadwallader to Jim Nabors" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Nabors)
Website
jimnabors.com

James Thurston "Jim" Nabors (born June 12, 1930) is an American singer, television, and movie actor. He is best known for his role as Gomer Pyle on the TV programs The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Nabors was the host of two programs. These were The Jim Nabors Hour and The Jim Nabors Show.

He has also guest starred in The Steve Allen Show, The Danny Kaye Show, The Muppet Show and The Carol Burnett Show. He has won a Golden Raspberry Award for his role as Lugs Harvey in the movie Stroker Ace.

Nabors was born in Sylacauga, Alabama on June 12, 1930. Nabors was educated at the University of Alabama.

There was a rumor that Nabors was married to Rock Hudson, the rumor was later denied.[1] Nabors only said that: "He and Hudson where only special friends".

A month after same-sex marriage became legal, Nabors married Stan Cadwallader on January 29, 2013.[2][3][4] As of January 2013 he lives in Seattle, Washington.

Television works[change | change source]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1961 The Steve Allen Show Himself  
1963 The Danny Kaye Show Himself  
1962–1964 The Andy Griffith Show Gomer Pyle 27 episodes
1964–1969 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Gomer Pyle  
1966 The Lucy Show Pvt. Gomer Pyle One-shot role
1969 The Jim Nabors Hour Himself (host) Was nominated for a Golden Globe (Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy)[5]
1976 The Carol Burnett Show Himself  
The Lost Saucer Fum  
The Muppet Show Himself Episode number 1.06 originally aired September 27, in New York, and October 2, in L.A.[6]
1978 The Jim Nabors Show Himself (host) Nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award (for Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service or Variety Series)[7]
1986 Return to Mayberry Gomer Pyle Television movie
Movies
Year Title Role Notes
1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Deputy Fred movie debut
1983 Stroker Ace Lugs Harvey Won a Golden Raspberry Award for his role.[8]
1984 Cannonball Run II Pvt. Homer Lyle

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