Alan Hale Jr.

Actor, Restauranteur, Businessman
A prolific character actor in film and on television for over four decades, Alan Hale, Jr. appeared in nearly every genre imaginable, but was largely remembered as the genial Skipper on "Gilligan's Island" (CBS ... Read more »
Born: 03/07/1921

Filmography

Actor (39)

Back to the Beach 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Johnny Dangerously 1984 (Movie)

Desk Sergeant (Actor)

Gilligan's Planet 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Voice

Hambone and Hillie 1983 (Movie)

McVicker (Actor)

The North Avenue Irregulars 1979 (Movie)

Harry the Hat (Actor)

The 5th Musketeer 1978 (Movie)

Porthos (Actor)

The New Adventures of Gilligan 1974 - 1977 (TV Show)

Voice

Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Giant Spider Invasion 1974 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

There Was a Crooked Man 1970 (Movie)

Tobaccy (Actor)

Tiger By the Tail 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hang 'Em High 1968 (Movie)

Stone (Actor)

Gilligan's Island 1964 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

The Loretta Young Theater 1953 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Matinee Theater 1955 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lady Takes a Flyer 1958 (Movie)

Frank Henshaw (Actor)

Up Periscope 1958 (Movie)

Ensign Pat Malone (Actor)

All Mine to Give 1957 (Movie)

Tom Cullen (Actor)

Battle Hymn 1957 (Movie)

Mess Sergeant (Actor)

Crossroads 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Killer Is Loose 1956 (Movie)

Denny (Actor)

The True Story of Jesse James 1956 (Movie)

Cole Younger (Actor)

A Man Alone 1955 (Movie)

Anderson (Actor)

Many Rivers to Cross 1955 (Movie)

Luke Radford (Actor)

The Indian Fighter 1955 (Movie)

Will Crabtree (Actor)

The Sea Chase 1955 (Movie)

Wentz (Actor)

Destry 1954 (Movie)

Jack Larson (Actor)

Rogue Cop 1954 (Movie)

Johnny Stark (Actor)

The Iron Glove 1954 (Movie)

Patrick Gaydon (Actor)

Young at Heart 1954 (Movie)

Robert Neary (Actor)

Home Town Story 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Big Trees 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

It Happens Every Spring 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

It Happened on Fifth Avenue 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

A prolific character actor in film and on television for over four decades, Alan Hale, Jr. appeared in nearly every genre imaginable, but was largely remembered as the genial Skipper on "Gilligan's Island" (CBS, 1964-67). The son of actor Alan Hale, he was best used as imposing tough guys or folksy, easily amused sidekicks; both of these qualities were put to use as the Skipper, who could be counted on as the castaways' strong man, while at the same time, fluster apoplectically over Gilligan's shenanigans. When the iconic series came to an end, Hale had no ill will towards those who typecast him as the Skipper, as the role had extended his career another two decades. He continued to play overgrown teddy bears of one stripe or another until his death in 1990, which was mourned by two generations of TV kids who had grown up on that tropical island with Hale.

Relationships

Naomi Hale

Wife
second wife married until his death in 1990

Alan Hale

Father
died in 1950

Gretchen Hartman

Mother
died in 1979

Karen Wookey

Sister
died on September 9, 1998 at age 74

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