Buddy Ebsen

Buddy Ebsen


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 02-04-1908
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Belleville, Illinois, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Christian Ludolf Ebsen, Jr.

  • Popularity: 6.61
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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.




Year Movie Character
1987 Stone Fox as Grandpa
1972 The Daughters of Joshua Cabe as Joshua Cabe
1964 Mail Order Bride as Will Lane
1981 The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies as Jed Clampett
1981 Fire on the Mountain as John Vogelin
1975 The Tiny Tree as Squire Badger (Narrator) (voice)
1973 The President's Plane Is Missing as Vice President Kermit Madigan
1973 Tom Sawyer as Muff Potter
1979 The Paradise Connection as Stuart Douglas
1973 The Horror at 37,000 Feet as Glenn Farlee
1968 The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band as Calvin Bower
1956 Davy Crockett and the River Pirates as George Russel
1954 Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter as George Russel
1960 Mission of Danger as Hunk Marriner
1959 Frontier Rangers as Sergeant Hunk Marriner
1956 Disneyland, U.S.A as Himself - as George Russel
1951 Thunder in God's Country as Happy Hooper
1961 Fury River as Sergeant Hunk Marriner
1951 Silver City Bonanza as Gabe Horne
1955 Davy Crockett at the Alamo as George Russell
1955 Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier as George Russel
1942 Sing Your Worries Away as Tommy Jones
1941 Parachute Battalion as Jeff Hollis
1990 Working Tra$h as Vandevere Lodge
1941 They Met in Argentina as Duke Ferrel
1951 Utah Wagon Train as 'Snooper' Trent
1976 Smash-Up on Interstate 5 as Al Pearson
1978 Leave Yesterday Behind as Doc
1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's as Doc Golightly
1938 The Girl of the Golden West as Alabama
1956 Between Heaven and Hell as Pvt. Willie Crawford
1936 Captain January as Paul Roberts
1936 Banjo on My Knee as Buddy
1950 Under Mexicali Stars as Homer Oglethorpe
1978 The Bastard as Benjamin Edes
1951 Rodeo King and the Senorita as Muscles Benton
1937 Broadway Melody of 1938 as Peter Trot
1939 The Kid From Texas as 'Snifty'
1938 My Lucky Star as Buddy
1956 Attack as Sfc. Tolliver, Fox Co.
1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 as Ted Burke
1954 Night People as M/Sgt. Eddie McColloch
1939 Four Girls in White as Express, an Orderly
1938 Yellow Jack as Jellybeans
1970 The Andersonville Trial as Dr. John Bates
1936 Born to Dance as 'Mush' Tracy
1962 The Interns as Dr. Sidney Wohl
1954 Red Garters as Ginger Pete
1939 Hollywood Hobbies as Himself (uncredited)
1990 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic as Self (archive footage)
2004 Judy Garland: By Myself as Self - Actor (voice)
1993 The Beverly Hillbillies as Barnaby Jones
1988 James Stewart: A Wonderful Life as Self (archive footage)
1985 That's Dancing!
1974 That's Entertainment! as (archive footage)
1994 That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
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1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (274 episode) as Jed "JD" Clampett
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode) as Professor Ambrose Pierce
1971 Alias Smith and Jones (2 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode) as Hannibal
1958 Northwest Passage (26 episode) as Sergeant Hunk Marriner
1961 Bus Stop (2 episode)
1982 Matt Houston (22 episode)
1957 Have Gun, Will Travel (2 episode)
1954 Climax! (1 episode) as Ben
1961 Gunslinger (1 episode)
1956 The Steve Allen Show (1 episode) as Self - Northwest Passage
1959 Johnny Ringo (1 episode) as Sample
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (1 episode) as David Browne
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1983 Hardcastle and McCormick (1 episode)
1997 King of the Hill (1 episode) as Chet Elderson (voice)
1952 Omnibus (1 episode)
1954 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (3 episode)
1970 Night Gallery (1 episode)
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode) as Pa Jericho
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode) as Jimbo Cobb
1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1 episode)
1959 Rawhide (1 episode) as George Stimson
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode) as Rainspout Jones
1959 Adventures in Paradise (1 episode) as Ben Curtis
1965 The Dean Martin Show (3 episode)
1958 Bronco (1 episode)
1959 Black Saddle (1 episode) as Gurney Rhodes
1959 Lock-Up (1 episode)
1959 Riverboat (1 episode) as Niles Cox
1963 Vacation Playhouse (1 episode)
1974 Tony Orlando and Dawn (1 episode)
1954 Studio 57 (1 episode)
1957 Maverick (3 episode)
1954 Davy Crockett (5 episode) as George Russel
1973 Barnaby Jones (178 episode) as Barnaby Jones
1960 Checkmate (1 episode) as Pete O'Mara
1967 The Carol Burnett Show (1 episode) as Self
1956 Tony Awards (1 episode) as Self - Host
1984 Disney Family Album (20 episode) as Narrator
1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (1 episode) as Buddy Tucker
1963 The Danny Kaye Show (3 episode) as Self
1978 The Critical List (2 episode) as Charles Sprague
1983 The Yellow Rose (2 episode) as Toat Gilmore
1971 Cannon (1 episode) as Barnaby Jones
1960 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1 episode) as Dr. Mark Carroll
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode) as Quimby
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode) as Drago
1959 Bonanza (1 episode) as Cactus Murphy
1959 Bonanza (1 episode) as Sheriff Jesse Sanders
1954 Climax! (1 episode) as Gaffney
1984 Finder of Lost Loves (1 episode) as Walter Lewis

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