George Lindsey - biography

Actor from United States of America

George Lindsey George Lindsey (December 17, 1928 – May 6, 2012) was an American character actor, best known for his role as "Goober Pyle" on The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D. and his subsequent tenure on Hee-Haw. George Smith Lindsey was born in Fairfield in populous Jefferson County, Alabama, and grew up in the small town of Jasper. Lindsey graduated from Walker High School in 1946 and then attended Kemper Military School in Boonville, Missouri, and Florence State College in Florence (now the University of North Alabama), where he majored in physical education and biology, played quarterback on the football team, and received a Bachelor of Science in 1952. After graduating from college he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Ramey AFB in Puerto Rico. After his discharge, he taught for a year at Hazel Green High School in Hazel Green, Alabama, while waiting to be accepted by the American Theater Wing in New York City in 1956. After graduating from the American Theater Wing and performing in two Broadway plays, "Wonderful Town" and "All American", he moved to Los Angeles in 1962. He got parts in TV series of the day with bit parts in The Rifleman, The Real McCoys, The Twilight  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
George 'Goober' Lindsey
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Actor, Writer


Institution From To
University of North Alabama
Walker High School
American Theatre Wing
Kemper Military School


Year Performance Character
2009 Larry the Cable Guy's Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau Great Grandpa George
2006 When I Find the Ocean
1983 The American Snitch
1973 Robin Hood Trigger
1973 Charley and the Angel


Date of death
Place of death

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