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Alan Hale Jr.

Biography

Performing veteran that experienced a popular part because the Skipper on TV’s Gilligan’s Isle and whose job beside that mostly contains guest places on shows. He previously his first performing role as a child and produced his Broadway debut in the early age of 10. He also experienced roles in lots of feature movies, including Biff Baker, U.S.A. (1952) and Suspend ‘Em Large (1968). He previously four kids with 1st wife Bettina Hale and later on wedded Naomi Hale in 1964. He distributed many unforgettable on-screen occasions with Bob Denver on Gilligan’s Isle.

Quick Facts


Full Name Alan Hale Jr.
Date Of Birth March 8, 1921
Died January 2, 1990, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.88 m
Profession TV Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Naomi Hale, Bettina Hale
Children Dorian Hale, Alan Brian Hale, Chris Hale, Lana Hale
Parents Alan Hale Sr., Gretchen Hartman
Siblings Karen Hale, Jeanne Hale
Movies The Giant Spider Invasion, Rescue from Gilligan's Island, Hang 'Em High, Up Periscope, The Castaways on Gilligan's Island, The Fifth Musketeer, It Happened on Fifth Avenue, The True Story of Jesse James, The West Point Story, Back to the Beach, Silver Lode, Rogue Cop, Johnny Dangerously, The Killer Is Loose, The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island, The Big Trees, Bullet for a Badman, The North Avenue Irregulars, To the Shores of Tripoli, Battle Hymn, Young at Heart, Terror Night, The Sea Chase, The Indian Fighter, The Crawling Hand, Home Town Story, Thunder in Carolina, The Lady Takes a Flyer, A Man Alone, The Iron Maiden, Destry, It Happens Every Spring, Captain John Smith and Pocahontas, Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl, Red Fury, Springfield Rifle, The Long Rope, The Spirit of West Point, Affair in Reno, Rubber Racketeers, Rim of the Canyon, Riders in the Sky, The Andersonville Trial, Lady in the Iron Mask, The Law vs. Billy the Kid, Arctic Flight, Sierra Passage, The Iron Glove, The Blazing Sun, The Cruel Tower, Swiss Tour
TV Shows Gilligan's Planet, The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island, The Castaways on Gilligan's Island, Rescue from Gilligan's Island, The New Adventures of Gilligan, Gilligan's Island, Casey Jones, Biff Baker, U.S.A.
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#Fact
1During his final days of life in the hospital while very sick from cancer, he still took time to visit the children in the cancer ward.
2He was known to be a social butterfly.
3Was a spokesperson for Chrysler Cars in the 1980s.
4Was regarded as one of the busiest actors on television, who had continuing roles in at least 3 series, which, combined with his guest appearances, amounted to hundreds of episodes.
5Had worn a fake mustache during the filming of At Sword's Point (1952).
6Childhood friend of William Schallert, Nanette Fabray, Alexis Smith, Joseph Wapner and Mickey Rooney.
7His family lived across the street from the Garden of Allah, then the home of the Hale Sr.'s friend, Nazimova, named after the exotic hostelry made famous by F. Scott Fitzgerald and his old cronies.
8Prior to selling vacuums, he and his partner would descend on an unwary housewife, get a friendly-but-insistent foot in the door and take over.
9During an episode of Gilligan's Island (1964), Hale accidentally ripped his pants straight down the seat -- into the camera. Co-star Bob Denver wanted the shot to be used, but Hale insisted not, since he wasn't wearing the Skipper's trademark boxer shorts with the hearts on them.
10Much to his character on Gilligan's Island (1964), he even called his second wife, Naomi, "Little Buddy," in real-life.
11Was a Democrat.
12He was never intimidated by his father, or his father's reputation, nor the fact that he resembles him.
13Began acting when he was only 12.
14Of course, he was not the first choice for "The Skipper" on Gilligan's Island (1964). It was producer Sherwood Schwartz who saw him in the movie Bullet for a Badman (1964), that Hale was to audition for a co-starring role in Gilligan's Island (1964), and he couldn't arrange for a flight. He hitchhiked on the highway, auditioned and won the role.
15The catchphrase "Little Buddy," was taken from one of his real-life father's school friends.
16The film The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) in which his father had appeared in it, already premiered in the movies, just 2 days before Hale Jr. was born.
17His former Gilligan's Island (1964) co-star, Dawn Wells, went to one of the restaurants with him, especially the one he owned.
18His former Gilligan's Island (1964) co-star, Dawn Wells, was the only surviving cast member to attend his funeral.
19He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6653 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
20Alan Hale Jr. passed away on January 2, 1990, two months away from what would have been his 69th birthday on March 8.
21Alan Hale Jr. passed away on January 2, 1990, six months after his Gilligan's Island (1964) co-star Jim Backus's death.
22Lived not too far from his former Gilligan's Island (1964) co-star, Dawn Wells. He also played golf and went out to lunch with her.
23Hale Jr. contributed a family recipe ("Kansas Chicken and Dumplings") to former Gilligan's Island (1964) co-star, Dawn Wells's 1993 cookbook, "Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook". Hale, whose character was the inspiration behind such included concoctions as, "Skipper's Coconut Pie", "Skipper's Navy Bean Soup" and "Skipper's Goodbye Ribeye", can be seen depicted as Skipper Jonas Grumby, in numerous photographs throughout the book.
24He and his father, Alan Hale, were both scheduled to do an RKO movie together called At Sword's Point (1952), but Alan's father suddenly died just before production began in 1950. Hale Jr. did the movie without his father.
25Was reunited with classmate William Schallert on an episode of The New Gidget (1986), where he reprised his role as "The Skipper".
26Through one of Allen Funt's sons, his granddaughter Samantha Hale met his former ex-Gilligan's Island (1964) co-star, Dawn Wells, and they became friends.
27One of his sons, Brian Alan Hale, died in 2005.
28His granddaughter, Samantha Hale, did not attend his father's funeral, because she was too young.
29Her sister Karen Hale Wookey lived in a Spanish-style mansion behind the Grauman's Chinese Theater, until her passing in 1998. That house was originally his father's, and was actually the main family's house where everyone came together and connected as a family.
30According to former Gilligan's Island (1964) co-star, Bob Denver, he said that Hale broke his wrist and did not tell anyone on the set until the following year, because he did not want to shut down production.
31Attended the funeral of Jim Davis, when the actor passed away in 1981.
32Acting ran in his family.
33Father of Alan Brian Hale, Chris Hale, Lana Hale and Dorian Hale. Grandfather of Samantha Hale.
34In the 1970s, he had suffered and survived a blood clot in his leg. At that time, the doctors ordered him to quit smoking and lose weight.
35Had never worked with his father in any of the films.
36His sister, Karen Hale Wookey, died on September 4, 1998, who lived to be 74.
37His widow, Naomi Hale, died on April 5, 2008, who lived to be 85.
38His father is from Washington, D.C., his mother is from Chicago, Illinois.
39Attended high school with Mickey Rooney, Nanette Fabray, Joseph Wapner, Alexis Smith and William Schallert.
40Began his career as a contract player for Monogram in 1946.
41Was not related to Barbara Hale.
42He was a cowboy buff.
43Referred to his second wife Naomi Hale as a "Trinket".
44Was very good friends with: Robert Fuller, James Drury, Denny Miller, James Arness, Harry Morgan, Bob Denver, Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Russell Johnson, Cameron Mitchell, Shirley Booth, Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, Sherwood Schwartz, Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ray Walston, Bill Bixby, Robert Conrad, Larry Manetti, Ricardo Montalban, Joanna Pettet, Lucille Ball, Loretta Young, Kirk Douglas, Clint Walker, Jack Kelly, June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly, Jock Mahoney, Gerald McRaney, William Schallert, Jim Davis, Mickey Rooney, Nanette Fabray, James Garner, Beverly Garland, James Arness, Ken Curtis, Alexis Smith, Joseph Wapner, Lorne Greene and Rory Calhoun.
45Lived not too far from where he grew up.
46His ex-wife, Bettina Reed Doerr, died on December 7, 2000, just 13 days before her 80th birthday.
47He played supporting roles in over 70 films.
48Before he was a successful actor, he used to be a member of Gene Autry's group of actors, whom Hale worked with.
49On an episode of Gilligan's Island (1964), his character said the ring belonged to his "pop" and was over 200 years old, which was exactly the ring he wore in real-life, which belonged to his father.
50Was a member of "Hollywood Hackers", a showbiz group that plays anywhere fancy dictates, the same place where his father was a member of, years earlier.
51Met Raymond Burr on a movie A Man Alone (1955), and became friends for 35 years, until Hale Jr.'s death early in 1990.
52Was reunited with former Gilligan's Island (1964) co-star, Bob Denver, for three episodes of The Good Guys (1968), where Hale played a truck driver.
53Was only 14 years older than Bob Denver, who played Gilligan.
54His parents, Alan Hale and Gretchen Hartman, were also actors.
55Was a heavy smoker.
56The house where Hale Jr. grew up, was also directly in back of what is now Schwab's Drugstore, another now-very-famous Hollywood landmark.
57The United States Coast Guard offered to give him a funeral with full military honors but his second wife politely declined.
58Had been battling thymus cancer for a year before his death.
59After his death, the day of his memorial service tabloid helicopters swarmed the area to take pictures. His family was not pleased.
60His hobbies are golfing, fishing, cooking, eating out, philanthropy, traveling, spending time with his family, storytelling, and of course, sailing.
61One of a handful of actors to work on two series at the same time (Casey Jones (1957) and The Texan (1958)).
62Survived by his sister, his wife, four children and three grandchildren.
63Before he was a successful actor and a restaurant owner, he was a vacuum cleaner salesman.
64Through the course of his five decade career, Alan appeared in more than 200 television and film roles.
65Worked with Harry Morgan, twice, in the movie To the Shores of Tripoli (1942) and on an episode of the short-lived series Blacke's Magic (1986).
66Like his fellow classmate Mickey Rooney, Hale began his acting career as child actor.
67On Gilligan's Island (1964), he played the Captain of the ship, in real-life, he was the Captain of the Navy.
68Made his Broadway debut in "Caught Wet" and had appeared in seven plays.
69Began his television series Gilligan's Island (1964) at age 43.
70He attended Blacke-Fox Military School in Los Angeles, California.
71Created the catchphrase "Little Buddy" for Gilligan's Island (1964).
72His father died 40 years, before he died himself.
73His father Alan Hale married Gretchen Hartman, in 1914, at the beginning of World War I. The couple had Alan Jr. seven years later.
74Knew Bettina Reed Doerr since childhood, who would become his wife, for 20 years, until his divorce in 1963.
75Never retired from acting.
76Attended and graduated from Hollywood High School, in Hollywood, California in 1938.
77He frequently visited children in the hospital, who was also dressed as "The Skipper".
78Had not minded being closely identified with his role on Gilligan's Island (1964).
79Had played the same character (Skipper Jonas Grumby) on four different series: Gilligan's Island (1964), The New Adventures of Gilligan (1974), Gilligan's Planet (1982) and ALF (1986).
80Acting mentor and friends with Dawn Wells.
81It was while filming Bullet for a Badman (1964) that he got his casting call for Gilligan's Island (1964). He had to ride out of Zions National Park in St. George, Utah, on horseback to the highway and hitchhike to Las Vegas to fly out to the interview.
82While playing Ned Brown in The Wild Wild West (1965) episode "The Night of the Sabatini Death", he told a cast member he was going to "relax on my own private desert island", which was followed by a snippet of the Gilligan's Island (1964) theme song.
83While battling cancer, he lost a lot of weight. When a child inquired about his weight loss, Hale simply told him that he was going to be playing Gilligan in a new Gilligan's Island show.
84He addressed Barney Fife as "Little Buddy" in January 1962 guest appearance as Jeff Pruitt on The Andy Griffith Show (1960) episode "The Farmer Takes a Wife". He used the same nickname for Gilligan two years later.
85Had played a character called "Gilligan" on an episode of the television series Batman (1966).
86Brother of Karen Hale Wookey
87Used to own a travel agency after he closed his restaurant.
88Used to own and operate a popular restaurant "Alan Hale's Lobster Barrel" on La Cienega Blvd's "Restaurant Row" in Los Angeles. He would often greet guests dressed as "The Skipper".
89Served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II.
90According to Gilligan's Island (1964) creator Sherwood Schwartz, he was having trouble casting the right actor for the role of the Skipper. Several had auditioned (including Carroll O'Connor) but Schwartz could not find the right guy. While he was having dinner in a Hollywood restaurant, he noticed Alan Hale Jr. dressed in a Civil War uniform, having dinner. Schwartz liked what he saw in Hale and began planning on casting him for the Skipper.
91Ashes scattered at sea.
92Unlike other cast members of Gilligan's Island (1964), he enjoyed the image that his role on the show gave him. This included usually wearing a skipper's cap at most times, donating his used ones for charity purposes.
93Best remembered by the public for his co-starring role as Skipper Jonas Grumby on Gilligan's Island (1964).
94Sometime after his father's death, 'Alan Hale Jr.' dropped the "Jr" and became professionally known as Alan Hale.
95Son of Alan Hale and Gretchen Hartman.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Annie Oakley1954TV SeriesMoose Bosco / Eli Gorham
Biff Baker, U.S.A.1952-1954TV SeriesBiff Baker
Captain John Smith and Pocahontas1953Fleming
Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok1951-1953TV SeriesJake / George Shannon / Johnny Deuce
Man Against Crime1953TV SeriesLt. Olmstead
Chevron Theatre1952-1953TV SeriesBiff Baker
Trail Blazers1953Roger Stone
The Man Behind the Gun1953Cpl. Olaf Swenson
Mr. Walkie Talkie1952Tiny
Springfield Rifle1952Mizzell
Arctic Flight1952John W. Wetherby
Lady in the Iron Mask1952Porthos
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie1952George Oliphant
And Now Tomorrow1952
The Big Trees1952Tiny
At Sword's Point1952Porthos Jr.
The Gene Autry Show1950-1952TV SeriesTiny - Sidekick / Trader Adams / Henchman Bart / ...
Honeychile1951Joe Boyd
Home Town Story1951Slim Haskins
The Bigelow Theatre1951TV Series
The Range Rider1951TV SeriesHenchman / Henchman Barstow / Henchman Bart / ...
Sierra Passage1950Yance Carter
Captain Video and His Video Rangers1950TV SeriesGallegher
Short Grass1950Chris Christofferson
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse1950TV Series
The West Point Story1950Bull Gilbert
The Blazing Sun1950Ben Luber
The Underworld Story1950Shaeffer
The Gunfighter1950First Brother (uncredited)
Kill the Umpire1950Harry Shea (uncredited)
Four Days Leave1950Joe
When Willie Comes Marching Home1950Laughing Sergeant at Dance (uncredited)
Riders in the Sky1949Marshal Riggs
Rim of the Canyon1949Matt Kimbrough
It Happens Every Spring1949Schmidt
One Sunday Afternoon1948Marty
Music Man1948Joe
Homecoming1948Military Policeman (uncredited)
The Spirit of West Point1947Oklahoma Cutter
The Circus Horse1947ShortThe Young Prospector
Sarge Goes to College1947Sarge
It Happened on Fifth Avenue1947Whitey Temple
Sweetheart of Sigma Chi1946Mike Mitchell
Monsieur Beaucaire1946Courtier (uncredited)
Watch on the Rhine1943Boy (uncredited)
Yanks Ahoy1943Colonel's Orderly (uncredited)
No Time for Love1943Union Checker (uncredited)
Two Mugs from Brooklyn1942Alan, gym attendant
Wake Island1942Sight Setter (uncredited)
Rubber Racketeers1942Red
Eagle Squadron1942Olsen
Top Sergeant1942Cruxton
Victory Quiz1942ShortK. P. Soldier (uncredited)
To the Shores of Tripoli1942Tom Hall
Military Training1941ShortPoor Instructor (uncredited)
All-American Co-Ed1941Tiny
Dive Bomber1941Pilot Trainee (uncredited)
Sweetheart of the Campus1941Quarterback Football Player (uncredited)
Time Out for Rhythm1941College Boy (uncredited)
I Wanted Wings1941Cadet (uncredited)
Wild Boys of the Road1933One of the Boys (uncredited)
Gilligan's Island1964-1992TV SeriesJonas 'The Skipper' Grumby
The Law and Harry McGraw1988TV SeriesPatrick Gilhooley
Terror Night1987Jake Nelson
Growing Pains1987TV SeriesThe Cabbie
ALF1987TV SeriesSkipper Jonas Grumby
The New Gidget1987TV SeriesCaptain Hale
Back to the Beach1987Bartender's Buddy (as Alan Hale)
Simon & Simon1982-1987TV SeriesSilk McNabb / Bartender
Crazy Like a Fox1986TV Series
Blacke's Magic1986TV SeriesVern
Magnum, P.I.1986TV SeriesRussell Tate
Murder, She Wrote1986TV SeriesFenton Harris
The Red Fury1984Doc Kaminsky
Johnny Dangerously1984Desk Sergeant
Hambone and Hillie1983Mc Vickers (as Alan Hale)
Matt Houston1983TV SeriesRawson Harmon IV
Gilligan's Planet1982TV SeriesSkipper
The Love Boat1979-1982TV SeriesGus Dolan / Jack McTigue
Fantasy Island1978-1982TV SeriesAl Bond / Judge Winston / Corky
The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island1981TV MovieSkipper Jonas Grumby
Evidence of Power1979
The Great Monkey Rip-Off1979Chowkidar
The Littlest Hobo1979TV SeriesHarry
ABC Weekend Specials1979TV SeriesMayor
The Castaways on Gilligan's Island1979TV MovieSkipper Jonas Grumby
The Fifth Musketeer1979Porthos
The North Avenue Irregulars1979Harry, the Hat (as Alan Hale)
Angels' Brigade1979Manny (as Alan Hale)
Flying High1978TV Series
Rescue from Gilligan's Island1978TV MovieSkipper Jonas Grumby
Sammy1977Mike (as Alan Hale)
The New Adventures of Gilligan1974-1975TV SeriesSkipper Jonas Grumby
The Giant Spider Invasion1975Sheriff (as Alan Hale)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1959-1975TV SeriesFred Preston / Cholly / Bill Minters
The Sky's the Limit1975Cholly
Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love1974TV MovieWalter
McMillan & Wife1973TV SeriesPort Captain
The Paul Lynde Show1973TV SeriesDr. Colton
Gunsmoke1961-1972TV SeriesDave Chaney / Bull Bannock / Jake
George1972TV SeriesHarry Tucker
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury1971TV SeriesMr. Tidwell
The Doris Day Show1971TV SeriesCharlie Dinser
Marcus Welby, M.D.1971TV SeriesDan Kiley
The Virginian1969-1971TV SeriesSam Donner / Sergeant O'Rourke
Alias Smith and Jones1971TV SeriesAndrew J. Greer
Ironside1970TV SeriesLaurence Drescher
There Was a Crooked Man...1970Tobaccy (as Alan Hale)
The Andersonville Trial1970TV MovieThe Board of Military Judges (as Alan Hale)
Here's Lucy1970TV SeriesMoose Manley
Tiger by the Tail1970Billy Jack Whitehorn
Land of the Giants1969TV SeriesO'Reilly
Here Come the Brides1969TV SeriesBig Luther Coyle
The Good Guys1969TV SeriesBig Tom
The Wild Wild West1969TV SeriesNed Brown
The Flying Nun1969TV SeriesUncle Reggie Overton Perkins
Green Acres1969TV SeriesSheriff
Daktari1968TV SeriesBig Joe Wonder
Hang 'Em High1968Matt Stone (blacksmith)
Hondo1967TV SeriesBen Cobb
Batman1967TV SeriesGilligan
Bullet for a Badman1964Leach (as Alan Hale)
Advance to the Rear1964Sgt. Beauregard Davis
My Favorite Martian1964TV SeriesOmar M. Keck
The New Phil Silvers Show1964TV SeriesCharlie
Perry Mason1961-1963TV SeriesNelson Barclift / Lon Snyder
The Lucy Show1963TV SeriesCaptain Burke
Hazel1962-1963TV SeriesCoach Murphy / Peter Warren
Vacation Playhouse1963TV SeriesDavid Watson
The Crawling Hand1963Sheriff Townsend (as Alan Hale)
Empire1963TV SeriesFletcher
Laramie1963TV SeriesRoger Canby
Route 661963TV SeriesMr. Nickerson
77 Sunset Strip1963TV SeriesBaxter
Wide Country1962TV SeriesWilbur Yort
The Swingin' Maiden1962Paul Fisher
The Beachcomber1962TV SeriesMcBride / Pete Harbaugh
Target: The Corruptors1962TV SeriesGorman
Tales of Wells Fargo1962TV SeriesPaul Denning
Maverick1960-1962TV SeriesBig Jim Watson / Capt. Jim Pattishall
Frontier Circus1962TV SeriesLait
Lassie1956-1962TV SeriesHunter / Joe Franklin
Follow the Sun1962TV SeriesCharlie
Wagon Train1962TV SeriesKirby
Rawhide1962TV SeriesWagon Master
Bronco1959-1962TV SeriesSquire / Dan Flood
The Andy Griffith Show1962TV SeriesJeff Pruitt
Death Valley Days1961TV Series
Mister Ed1961TV SeriesKarl Dickinson
The Real McCoys1961TV SeriesHarry Keller
Whispering Smith1961TV SeriesOle Brindessen
Lock Up1961TV SeriesRoger
General Electric Theater1958-1961TV SeriesHugo Schmidt / Anthony Mullins
Adventures in Paradise1961TV SeriesCaptain Butcher / Captain Arthur Butcher
Hawaiian Eye1961TV SeriesBig Mac
The Long Rope1961Sheriff John Millard
Acapulco1961TV SeriesMissing Messenger
Zane Grey Theater1960-1961TV SeriesCal / Malloy - Outlaw
The Jack Benny Program1961TV SeriesMcGuire
Outlaws1961TV SeriesCharlie Blunden
Assignment: Underwater1960TV SeriesJ.L. Simmons
Cheyenne1957-1960TV SeriesTuk / Les Bridgeman
Shotgun Slade1960TV SeriesSheriff Sloan
Thunder in Carolina1960Buddy Schaeffer
Johnny Ringo1960TV SeriesCoffin Sam Sabine
The Deputy1960TV SeriesFrank Engle
M Squad1960TV SeriesWilly Nichols
Wichita Town1960TV SeriesWally
The Alaskans1960TV SeriesHap Johnson
The Texan1958-1960TV SeriesSculley / Jake Bricker
The Man from Blackhawk1960TV SeriesMiles Mackenzie
Tombstone Territory1959TV SeriesBen Rycker
The Untouchables1959TV Series'Big' Bill Phillips
Bonanza1959TV SeriesSwede Lundberg
Colt .451959TV SeriesSam Bass
The Restless Gun1959TV SeriesSheriff Clark
Up Periscope1959Lt. Pat Malone (as Alan Hale)
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1959TV SeriesHarry
Bat Masterson1959TV SeriesBailey Harper
The Loretta Young Show1954-1958TV SeriesHarris / Bob / Leon
Wanted: Dead or Alive1958TV SeriesDan Poe
Northwest Passage1958TV SeriesSam Beal
Alcoa Theatre1958TV SeriesSven
Casey Jones1957-1958TV SeriesCasey Jones
The Lady Takes a Flyer1957Frank Henshaw
All Mine to Give1957Tom Cullen (as Alan Hale)
The Alcoa Hour1957TV SeriesRed Regan
The Millionaire1957TV SeriesBill
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1955-1957TV SeriesPalmer Cass / Boyle
The True Story of Jesse James1957Cole Younger (as Alan Hale)
The O. Henry Playhouse1957TV Series
Battle Hymn1957Mess Sergeant (as Alan Hale)
Affair in Reno1956Deke (as Alan Hale)
Crossroads1956TV SeriesBert Uhlam
The Cruel Tower1956Rocky Milliken (as Alan Hale)
Canyon River1956George Lynch
Chevron Hall of Stars1956TV Series
The Three Outlaws1956Sundance Kid (as Alan Hale)
Screen Directors Playhouse1956TV SeriesBowen
Fury1956TV Series
Matinee Theatre1955-1956TV SeriesDuke
The Killer Is Loose1956Denny (as Alan Hale)
The Red Skelton Hour1956TV SeriesMuldoon
Passport to Danger1956TV SeriesDanforth Brown
The Indian Fighter1955Will Crabtree (as Alan Hale)
Navy Log1955TV SeriesBeartracks
Frontier1955TV SeriesKane
A Man Alone1955Jim Anderson (as Alan Hale)
Fireside Theatre1955TV Series
Stage 71955TV SeriesHerb Loftus
The Sea Chase1955Wentz (as Alan Hale)
Public Defender1955TV SeriesSparky Albright
Many Rivers to Cross1955Luke Radford
Destry1954Jack Larson
Young at Heart1954Bob Neary
Rogue Cop1954Johnny Stark
The Law vs. Billy the Kid1954Bob Ollinger
Silver Lode1954Kirk
Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl1954Jay Simpson
The Iron Glove1954Patrick Gaydon
Born in Freedom: The Story of Colonel Drake1954ShortCrew Foreman

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Untouchables1959TV Series performer - 1 episode
The West Point Story1950performer: "By the Kissing Rock" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mystery Science Theater 30001990TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The New Hollywood Squares1988TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show1988TV SeriesHimself
Solid Gold1986TV SeriesHimself
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHimself
When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Troy Cory Evening Show1974TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Benny Program1952TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Falling Skies2014TV SeriesSkipper Jonas Grumby
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryJonas 'The Skipper' Grumby
Map the Music2010DocumentaryHimself
Before the Three-Hour Tour2004Video documentary shortSkipper Jonas Grumby
ET in TV Land2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History2001TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Gilligan's Island - The Untold Tales2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 22000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mission of Danger1960Sam Beal
The Yellow Haired Kid1952Johny Deuces
Two Knights from Brooklyn1949Gym Man Alan

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 6653 Hollywood Blvd.


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#Quote
1My father's real name was Rufus Edward MacKahan. He changed his changed to Alan Hale on the advice of numerologist.
2[In 1978]: Everywhere, we were asked the same question - 'When are you going to get off the island?' It's nice to pick up right where we left off. It's as though we worked last week and not 14 years ago.
3[In 1952]: It's risky and difficulty to try and substitute for a legend, because any star who has passed on is glowingly remembered. If the studios want me for the same type of roles my father did, I'll give it a whirl.
4[In 1979]: I've never enjoyed a picture I didn't enjoy doing. I've worked on big budget and small budget films, and I've liked them all.
5[About the restaurant he once owned]: Through the years, it's been known as 'The Skipper's Restaurant,' so I've been 'The Skipper,' for these many years. All through the years, it [the series] has been my ticket to instant identification. It really pleases me.
6I love the irony - I've spent over 400 hours of my life looking for comets, and haven't found anything, and now, suddenly, when I'm not looking for one, I get one dumped in my lap.
7[on his popularity while playing the forty-something "The Skipper" on Gilligan's Island (1964):] I don't think there was a message at all. I think it was just a misnomer, "deserted island." We were there; it wasn't deserted. And who deserted it? Nobody was there... The big thing about it was nonsense. Everybody has to have nonsense in their lives.
8[Addressing the creator of Gilligan's Island (1964)]: Thank you, Sherwood Schwartz, for our great fun in doing the show, and for giving me the best friend I ever had, the Skipper.
9[Who revealed his injuries on the set of Gilligan's Island (1964)]: There was a branch that was supposed to kind of break a little and throw me in and so forth in song, well, it broke a little, but it broke at the wrong time. And so, I was 12 ft. up in the air and I fell down, fell out of the tree, backwards and of course, broke my right wrist, so to speak and if fractured my wrist ... I finished the season, then, I went to see the Churchill Downs; as it be the Kentucky Derby and I had this big cast on my arm and of course, my dear little lady had to wear a football helmet at night, because everytime it rolled over. So she was doing 'Gilligan,' all over again!
10Our reception has been overwhelming. The Iranian people have been extremely warm.
11[About his character on Gilligan's Island (1964) and the relationship he shared with fellow cast member Bob Denver's character]: The Skipper lent himself to certainly being a nice fellow, a bumbling fellow, of course. He had a perfect foil in Gilligan, but dearly loved Gilligan. They were really good friends. Between the two of them, nothing ever seemed to dovetail. The only thing that did dovetail was their lasting friendship. They really were fond of each other.
12[In 1985]: I'm just delighted to say people all over the world, whether I have my cap or not, 'Hello, Skipper, Hello Skipper,' it's like standing in-front of the fireplace, it's a lot of warmth.
13Reality is determined not by what scientists or anyone else says or believes, but by what the evidence reveals to us.
14[When asked about his success of selling vacuum cleaners]: It's like feeling out an audience. You gotta make 'em feel it's their machine from the moment you walk in.
15[Who said in 1983]: I must say it has been a gratifying thing, and certainly, I'm in the West Coast now and I have a place that I call "Lobster Barrel", and I'm so delighted about it that again it's "The Skipper", every knock is a boost. And the more payroll read about the fact as to how bad it was, the more they liked it.
16I've got to say, my Goodness sakes.
17[Who said in 1988 about his best remembered role]: I must say, "The Skipper" has become my alter ego. I'm one in the same now.
18[As to how he got into show business]: Well, I've got to say, it was certainly, yesteryear, my parents (of course) ... my mother was on the boards, before any of us. She drives the boards, a long time ago; this was way out of yesterday. Henry Dicksey and all, if you recall, the early Motion Picture, and certainly, early stage and all that sort of thing. She was doing 10 shows, one-night stands, as long ago as that. She was probably like the Shirley Temple of her day, her name was: Gretchen Hartman, and (of course), segued a few years, dad (Alan Hale Sr.) came into the business (of course), and a picture, out of yesterday. D.W. Griffith and all that.
19I don't so much enter it, I put it on.
20[Who said of his long career]: I was making a movie in India and they called me "Skipper Sahib".
21[Who said if the cast of Gilligan's Island (1964) will ever get rescued]: I'll go straight to an Italian restaurant and have 8 or 10 pizzas, 6 dozen meatballs, and 2 miles of spaghetti, and then, I'll have dinner.
22Of course, I never met a man who didn't like dad.

#Trademark
1Gruff resonant voice
2Gray hair and blue eyes
3The catchphrase "Little Buddy"
4Always wore his Captain's (Skipper) hat

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