Person Details

Birthday: 1908-04-02 21:47:11

Death: 2003-07-06 21:47:11

Aliases: Christian Ludolf Ebsen, Jr.

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Belleville, Illinois, USA

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 39

TV Involvements: 8


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Christian Ludolf "Buddy" Ebsen Jr. (April 2, 1908 – July 6, 2003) was an American actor and dancer, whose career spanned seven decades, including the role of Jed Clampett in the CBS television sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971) and the title character in the television detective drama Barnaby Jones (1973–1980), also on CBS.[3] The SAG-AFTRA records also show him as Frank "Buddy" Ebsen. A performer for seven decades, he had starring roles as Jed Clampett in the long-running television series "The Beverly Hillbillies" and as the title character in the 1970s detective series "Barnaby Jones". Ebsen was cast as the original Tin Man in 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz", but fell ill, reacting to the aluminum dust in his makeup, and was forced to drop out of the film. Ebsen made his television debut on an episode of The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre in 1949. This led to television appearances in: Stars Over Hollywood, Gruen Guild Playhouse, four episodes of Broadway Television Theatre, Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, Corky and White Shadow, the H.J. Heinz Company's Studio 57, Screen Directors Playhouse, two episodes of Climax!, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Martha Raye Show, Playhouse 90, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, Johnny Ringo, two episodes of Bonanza, three episodes of Maverick (in which he portrayed assorted homicidal villains), and 77 Sunset Strip. Ebsen received wide television exposure when he played Georgie Russel, a role based on a historical person and companion to frontiersman Davy Crockett, in the Disneyland television miniseries Davy Crockett (1954–1955). In the 1958–1959 season, Ebsen co-starred in the 26-episode half-hour NBC television adventure series Northwest Passage. This series was a fictionalized account of Major Robert Rogers, a colonial American fighter for the British in the French and Indian War. Ebsen played the role of Sergeant Hunk Marriner; Keith Larsen played Rogers. In 1960, Ebsen appeared in episodes of the television series Rawhide, in the episodes "The Pitchwagon" and Tales of Wells Fargo, which he reprised in episodes of both series during 1962 in the roles of different characters. Also in 1960, Ebsen played in season 4 episode 30 of Have Gun, Will Travel called "El Paso Stage", as a corrupt marshal. From 1961 to 1962, Ebsen had a recurring role as Virge Blessing in the ABC drama series Bus Stop, the story of travelers passing through the bus station and diner in the fictitious town of Sunrise, Colorado. Robert Altman directed several episodes. Arthur O'Connell had played Virge Blessing in the earlier film version on which the series was loosely based. Ebsen also appeared as "Mr. Dave" Browne, a homeless hobo, on The Andy Griffith Show opposite Ron Howard, and as Jimbo Cobb in The Twilight Zone episode "The Prime Mover" (season 2, episode 21) in 1961.

Most Famous Work

The Twilight Zone
Average
8

The Twilight Zone

(1959) Jimbo Cobb
Tony Awards
Average
7

Tony Awards

(1956) Herself - Host
Checkmate
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0

Checkmate

(1960) Pete O'Mara
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
Average
7
Attack
Average
7

Attack

(1956) Sfc. Tolliver, Fox Co.
Davy Crockett
Average
6

Davy Crockett

(1954) George Russel
Barnaby Jones
Average
8

Barnaby Jones

(1973) Barnaby Jones
That's Entertainment!
Average
8

That's Entertainment!

(1974) (archive footage)

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2004 Himself
1997 N/A
1994 (archive footage)
1990 Vandevere Lodge
Self (archive footage)
1988 (archive footage)
1987 Buddy Tucker
Grandpa
1985 N/A
1984 Narrator
1983 N/A
1982 N/A
1981 John Vogelin
N/A
1979 Stuart Douglas
1978 Benjamin Edes
Doc
1976 Al Pearson
1975 Squire Badger (Narrator) (voice)
1974 N/A
(archive footage)
1973 Vice President Kermit Madigan
Muff Potter
Glenn Farlee
Barnaby Jones
1972 Joshua Cabe
1971 N/A
1970 N/A
Dr. John Bates
1968 N/A
Calvin Bower
1967 N/A
1965 N/A
1964 Will Lane
1963 N/A
1962 Jed "JD" Clampett
Dr. Sidney Wohl
1961 Doc Golightly
N/A
Sergeant Hunk Marriner
N/A
1960 N/A
Pete O'Mara
Hunk Marriner
1959 N/A
N/A
Jimbo Cobb
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Sergeant Hunk Marriner
1958 N/A
N/A
N/A
Sergeant Hunk Marriner
1957 N/A
N/A
1956 Himself - as George Russel
Pvt. Willie Crawford
Sfc. Tolliver, Fox Co.
George Russel
N/A
Herself - Host
1955 N/A
George Russel
1954 George Russel
George Russel
N/A
N/A
N/A
M/Sgt. Eddie McColloch
Ginger Pete
1953 N/A
1952 N/A
1951 'Snooper' Trent
N/A
Muscles Benton
Happy Hooper
Gabe Horne
1950 Homer Oglethorpe
1942 Tommy Jones
1941 Jeff Hollis
Duke Ferrel
1939 Himself
'Snifty'
Express, an Orderly
1938 Buddy
Jellybeans
Alabama
1937 Peter Trot
1936 Buddy
'Mush' Tracy
Paul Roberts
1935 Ted Burke
Year Character Movie/Tv

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