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Alan Hale Jr. ACTOR


Alan Hale Jr. was born on March 8th, 1921 in Los Angeles, California with the birth name Alan Hale Mackahan Jr.  His father, Alan Hale was a famous character actor and his mother, Gretchen Hartman, was a silent film actress appearing in over 235 films and therefore, it was only natural that Jr. would follow in his families footsteps and pursue a career as an actor.

His first appearance as an actor was as a baby and had no issues making the transition in the industry from child actor to adult actor.  Some of his more well known film roles he added to his resume over the course of his career included, "The West Point Story" (1950) starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Roland Winters and Jerome Cowan, "The Gunfighter" (1950) starring Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell, Jean Parker, Richard Jaeckel, Ellen Corby, Skip Homeier and Karl Malden, "The Big Trees" (1952) starring alongside Kirk Douglas, Edgar Buchanan, Ellen Corby, Eve Miller, Roy Roberts, John Archer and Patrice Wymore, "The Sea Chase" (1955) starring John Wayne, Lana Turner, David Farrar, Lyle Bettger, Tab Hunter, John Qualen, Claude Akins, Paul Fix and James Arness, "The Indian Fighter" (1955) starring Kirk Douglas, Walter Matthau, Elisha Cook Jr., Lon Chaney Jr., Elsa Martinelli, Hank Worden, Ray Teal, Lane Chandler, Edward Franz and Walter Abel, "Hang 'Em High" (1958) starring Clint Eastwood, Pat Hingle, Ed Begley, Inger Stevens, Ben Johnson, James MacArthur, Bob Steele, Dennis Hopper, James Westerfield, Bruce Dern and Charles McGraw, "Up Periscope" (1959) starring with James Garner, Edmond O'Brien, Andra Martin, Edd Byrnes and Warren Oates, "The Lady Takes a Flyer" (1958) starring Lana Turner, Jeff Chandler, Richard Denning, Andra Martin and Chuck Connors, "Cannon River" (1956), "Thunder in California" (1960) co-starring Rory Calhoun and Connie Hines, "The Long Rope" (1961) starring Donald Houston, Susan Shaw and Robert Brown, "The Crawling Hand" (1963) co-starring starring Rod Lauren, Peter Breck, Allison Hayes, Arline Judge, Richard Arlen and Tristram Coffin and "Bullet for a Badman" (1964) starring Audie Murphy, George Tobias, Darren McGavin, Mort Mills, Ruta Lee, Edward Platt and Skip Homeier.

In the early part of his career he was a member of the Gene Autry's cast of players and would appear in numerous Autry films and later even on the Gene Autry Show.  He also became very well known for his portrayal of the Skipper on the television show, "Gilligan's Island" which aired from 1964 through 1967 and co-starred Bob Denver, Russell Johnson, Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Tina Louise and Dawn Wells and evolving into a movie "Rescue from Gilligan's Island" (1978).  

However successful he was in the film industry he was three times as successful working as a television actor.  He appeared in over 100 television series, some of which included, "Gilligan's Island", "Biff Baker, U.S.A.", "The Lucy Show", "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", "Casey Jones", "Northwest Passage", "Fury", "G.E. True Theater", "The Restless Gun", "Bonanza", "The Alaskans", "Annie Oakley", "The Range Rider", "The Deputy", "Shotgun Slade", "Lock up", "Zane Grey Theatre", "Mister Ed", "Death Valley Days", "The Loretta Young Show", "The Andy Griffith Show", "Wagon Train", "Lassie", "Mister Ed", "Frontier Circus", "The Public Defender", "Wagon Train" and "Passport to Danger" among many others.

Not only did he have a successful career as an actor, he was also the co-owner of a restaurant in Encino, California called, Alan Hale's Lobster Barrel.  Once he closed down the restaurant he then opened a successful travel agency.

Alan Hale Jr. married only once to Naomi Hale is 1964 and they remained together until he passed away on January 2nd, 1990 in Los Angeles, California after suffering from cancer.  His remains were cremated and scattered in the ocean.

Alan Hale Jr. has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the entertainment industry.


1988         The Law and Harry McGraw 
1987         Growing Pains
1987         ALF 
1987         Back to the Beach
1982-1987     Simon & Simon 
1987         Terror Night
1986         Crazy Like a Fox 
1986         Magnum, P.I. 
1986         Murder, She Wrote
1984         Johnny Dangerously
1984         The Red Fury
1983         Hambone and Hillie
1983         Matt Houston 
1982         Gilligan's Planet 
1979-1982     The Love Boat
1978-1982     Fantasy Island 
1981         The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island 
1979         The Littlest Hobo 
1979         ABC Weekend Specials
1979         The Castaways on Gilligan's Island
1979         The Fifth Musketeer
1979         Angels' Brigade
1979         The North Avenue Irregulars
1979         Evidence of Power
1979         The Great Monkey Rip-Off
1978         Flying High 
1978         Rescue from Gilligan's Island 
1975         The Giant Spider Invasion
1959-1975     Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 
1975         The Sky's the Limit
1974         The New Adventures of Gilligan
1974         Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love 
1973         McMillan & Wife
1973         The Paul Lynde Show
1961-1972     Gunsmoke
1971         O'Hara, U.S. Treasury 
1971         The Doris Day Show 
1971         Marcus Welby, M.D. 
1969-1971     The Virginian
1971         Alias Smith and Jones
1970         Ironside 
1970         There Was a Crooked Man...
1970         The Andersonville Trial
1970         Here's Lucy
1970         Tiger by the Tail
1969         Here Come the Brides 
1969         The Good Guys
1969         The Wild Wild West
1969         The Flying Nun
1969         Green Acres
1968         Daktari 
1968         Hang 'Em High
1967         Hondo
1967         Batman 
1964-1967     Gilligan's Island 
1964         Bullet for a Badman
1964         Advance to the Rear
1964         My Favorite Martian 
1964         The New Phil Silvers Show 
1964         Gilligan's Island: Marooned
1961-1963     Perry Mason
1963         The Lucy Show
1962-1963     Hazel
1963         Vacation Playhouse
1963         The Crawling Hand
1963         The Swinging Maiden
1963         Empire
1963         Laramie 
1963         Route 66 
1963         77 Sunset Strip
1962         The Wide Country
1962         The Beachcomber
1962         Target: The Corruptors 
1962         Tales of Wells Fargo 
1960-1962     Maverick 
1962         Frontier Circus 
1956-1962     Lassie
1962         Follow the Sun 
1962         Wagon Train
1962         Rawhide
1959-1962     Bronco 
1962         The Andy Griffith Show 
1961         Death Valley Days
1961         Mister Ed 
1961         Whispering Smith 
1961         Lock Up
1958-1961     G.E. True Theater
1961         Adventures in Paradise
1961         Hawaiian Eye 
1960-1961     Zane Grey Theatre 
1961         The Jack Benny Program
1961         Outlaws
1961         The Long Rope
1960         Assignment: Underwater 
1957-1960     Cheyenne
1960         Thunder in Carolina
1960         Shotgun Slade 
1960         Johnny Ringo 
1960         The Deputy 
1960         M Squad
1960         Wichita Town
1960         The Alaskans
1958-1960     The Texan
1960         The Man from Blackhawk
1959         Tombstone Territory
1959         The Untouchables
1959         Bonanza
1959         Colt .45
1959         The Restless Gun 
1959         Up Periscope
1959         The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
1959         Bat Masterson
1954-1958     The Loretta Young Show
1958         Wanted: Dead or Alive 
1958         Northwest Passage
1958         Alcoa Theatre
1957-1958     Casey Jones
1958         The Lady Takes a Flyer
1957         All Mine to Giv
1957         The True Story of Jesse James
1957         The Alcoa Hour 
1957         Affair in Reno
1957         Battle Hymn
1957         The Millionaire 
1955-1957     The 20th Century-Fox Hour
1956         Crossroads
1956         The Cruel Tower
1956         Canyon River
1956         The Three Outlaws
1956         Screen Directors Playhouse
1956         Fury 
1956         The Killer Is Loose
1956         The Red Skelton Hour 
1956         Passport to Danger 
1956         Chevron Hall of Stars
1955         The Indian Fighter
1955         Navy Log 
1955         Matinee Theatre 
1955         Frontier 
1955         A Man Alone
1955         Fireside Theatre 
1955         Stage 7
1955         The Sea Chase
1955         The Public Defender 
1955         Many Rivers to Cross
1954         Young at Heart
1954         Destry
1952-1954     Biff Baker, U.S.A.
1954         Rogue Cop
1954         The Law vs. Billy the Kid
1954         Silver Lode
1954         Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl
1954         The Iron Glove
1954         Born in Freedom: The Story of Colonel Drake 
1954         Annie Oakley 
1953         Captain John Smith and Pocahontas
1951-1953     Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
1953         Man Against Crime
1953         Trail Blazers
1953         The Man Behind the Gun
1952         Mr. Walkie Talkie
1952         Springfield Rifle
1952         Arctic Flight
1952         Lady in the Iron Mask
1952         Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie
1952         And Now Tomorrow
1952         Gruen Guild Theater
1952         At Sword's Point
1952         The Big Trees
1950-1952     The Gene Autry Show 
1951         Honeychile
1951         Home Town Story
1951         The Bigelow Theatre
1951         The Range Rider 
1950         Sierra Passage
1950         Short Grass
1950         Pulitzer Prize Playhouse 
1950         The West Point Story
1950         The Blazing Sun
1950         The Underworld Story
1950         The Gunfighter
1950         Kill the Umpire
1950         Four Days Leave
1950         When Willie Comes Marching Home
1949         Riders in the Sky
1949         Rim of the Canyon
1949         It Happens Every Spring
1948         One Sunday Afternoon
1948         Music Man
1948         Homecoming
1947         The Spirit of West Point
1947         Sarge Goes to College
1947         It Happened on Fifth Avenue
1946         Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
1946         Monsieur Beaucaire
1943         Watch on the Rhine
1943         Yanks Ahoy
1943         No Time for Love
1942         Two Mugs from Brooklyn
1942         Wake Island
1942         Rubber Racketeers
1942         Eagle Squadron
1942         Top Sergeant
1942         Victory Quiz 
1942         To the Shores of Tripoli
1941         Military Training 
1941         All-American Co-Ed
1941         Dive Bomber
1941         Sweetheart of the Campus
1941         Time Out for Rhythm
1941         I Wanted Wings
1933         Wild Boys of the Road

Matinee Classics - Biff Baker, U.S.A. starring Alan Hale Jr. and Randy Stuart
Matinee Classics - The Big Trees starring Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Edgar Buchanan, Patrice Wymore, John Archer, Alan Hale Jr., Roy Roberts, Ellen Corby, Charles Meredith and Harry Cording
Matinee Classics - Casey Jones starring Alan Hale Jr.
Matinee Classics - The Sea Chase starring John Wayne, Lana Turner, David Farrar, Lyle Bettger, Tab Hunter, James Arness, Richard Davalos, John Qualen, Paul Fix, Lowell Gilmore, Luis Van Rooten, Alan Hale Jr., Wilton Graff, Peter Whitney and Claude Akins
Matinee Classics - The Indian Fighter starring Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas, Walter Abel, Lon Chaney Jr., Eduard Franz, Alan Hale Jr., Elisha Cook Jr., Ray Teal, Frank Cady, Michael Winkelman, William Phipps, Harry Landers and Hank Worden
Matinee Classics - The Big Trees starring Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Edgar Buchanan, Patrice Wymore, John Archer, Alan Hale Jr., Roy Roberts, Ellen Corby, Charles Meredith and Harry Cording
Matinee Classics - Rim of the Canyon starring Gene Autry, Nan Leslie, Thurston Hall, Clem Bevans, Walter Sande, Jock Mahoney, Francis McDonald, Alan Hale Jr. and Champion
Matinee Classics - Many Rivers to Cross starring Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, Victor McLaglen, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, James Arness, Alan Hale Jr., John Hudson, Rhys Williams, Josephine Hutchinson, Sig Ruman, Rosemary DeCamp, Russell Johnson and Abel Fernandez
Matinee Classics - Rescue from Gilligan's Island starring Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Judith Baldwin, Russell Johnson and Dawn Wells
Matinee Classics - Riders in the Sky starring Gene Autry, Gloria Henry, Champion, Pat Buttram, Mary Beth Hughes, Robert Livingston, Steve Darrell, Alan Hale Jr., and Tom London

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