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Nabors, James Thurston

Born: 1930 AD
Currently alive, at 92 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Comedians, Comics, Singer

US television actor and singer


Born- 1930- Sylacauga, AL


High School- Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga, AL (1947)

University- BS Business Administration, University of Alabama


1962-1964- "The Andy Griffith Show" …. Gomer Pyle (17 episodes )


1962- He was discovered, singing at a Santa Monica nightspot called The Horn, when Andy Griffith came in for drinks. Griffith, though, was more impressed by Nabors’ banter between songs than with his singing, and he asked Nabors to audition for a one-time appearance on his top-rated Andy Griffith Show.


1964-1969- "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." …. Pvt. Gomer Pyle


1964- Nabors’ appearance on Griffith’s show was very well received, and Pyle became a recurring character on the show. He was eventually spun off to his own sitcom, Gomer Pyle USMC.


1969-1971- "The Jim Nabors Hour"


Nabors, now in his 70s, lives in Hawaii, where he owns a macadamia nut farm.


Jim Nabor’s has been in TV specials and many TV sitcoms as a guest, in the 1970’s to the 1990’s.


2006- He did commentary on the new "Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C" DVD release.