Hal Smith (actor)

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Hal Smith
Born
Harold John Smith

(1916-08-24)August 24, 1916
DiedJanuary 28, 1994(1994-01-28) (aged 77)
Cause of deathHeart attack
Resting placeWoodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Santa Monica
NationalityAmerican
Other namesHal J. Smith
Hal John Smith
EducationMassena Central High School
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1936–1994
Known forOtis Campbell in The Andy Griffith Show
Owl in the Winnie the Pooh franchise
Spouse(s)
Louise C. Smith (m. 1936–1992)
(her death)
ChildrenTerry Smith

Harold John Smith, known as Hal Smith (August 24, 1916 – January 28, 1994) was an American actor and voice actor who was best known for his role as Otis Campbell, the town drunk on CBS's The Andy Griffith Show. He served in the US Army Air Corps in World War II.[1] Before the Air Corps he was a band singer, a disc jockey, and a writer. After the war he moved to Hollywood. He was a voice actor for several cartoon shows. He also acted in various television roles.[1] Smith appeared in several movies in the 1960s. During the 70s and 80s he worked for Disney and others, providing voices for cartoons.[1] In 1994 he died of a heart attack at the age of 77.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Hal Smith Biography". Fandango. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  2. Randy McDaniel (10 January 2014). "Otis Campbell Was Our All Time Favorite Town Drunk!". Taste of Country Network. Retrieved 31 August 2015.

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