Edgar Buchanan

Actor, Dentist
Best known to TV audiences as Uncle Joe Carson on "Petticoat Junction", "Green Acres", and "The Beverly Hillbillies", Edgar Buchanan moved with his family to Oregon not long after his birth, and after studying at the ... Read more »
Born: 03/20/1903 in Humansville, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (67)

Benji 1974 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Cade's County 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Green Acres 1965 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beverly Hillbillies 1962 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Yuma 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Petticoat Junction 1963 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel in My Pocket 1968 (Movie)

Axel Gresham (Actor)

Welcome to Hard Times 1967 (Movie)

Brown (Actor)

Gunpoint 1965 (Movie)

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The Rounders 1964 (Movie)

Vince Moore (Actor)

A Ticklish Affair 1963 (Movie)

Gramps Martin (Actor)

Leave It to Beaver 1957 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lloyd Bridges Show 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rifleman 1958 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

McLintock! 1962 (Movie)

Bunny Dull (Actor)

Move Over, Darling 1962 (Movie)

Judge Bryson (Actor)

Ride the High Country 1962 (Movie)

Judge Tolliver (Actor)

Sam Hill 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comancheros 1961 (Movie)

Judge Bean (Actor)

Cimarron 1960 (Movie)

Mr Johnson (Actor)

Tammy Tell Me True 1960 (Movie)

Judge Carver (Actor)

Day of the Badman 1958 (Movie)

Sam Wyckoff (Actor)

Edge of Eternity 1958 (Movie)

Sheriff Edwards (Actor)

Hound Dog Man 1958 (Movie)

Doc Cole (Actor)

It Started With a Kiss 1958 (Movie)

Congressman Tappe (Actor)

Telephone Time 1955 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sheepman 1958 (Movie)

Milt Masters (Actor)

Crossroads 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Come Next Spring 1956 (Movie)

Mr Canary (Actor)

Screen Director's Playhouse 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

Rage at Dawn 1955 (Movie)

Judge Hawkins (Actor)

Wichita 1955 (Movie)

Doc Black (Actor)

Crown Theater With Gloria Swanson 1953 - 1954 (TV Show)

Actor

Destry 1954 (Movie)

Mayor Hiram Sellers (Actor)

Human Desire 1954 (Movie)

Alec Simmons (Actor)

Shane 1953 (Movie)

Lewis (Actor)

She Couldn't Say No 1953 (Movie)

Ad Meeker (Actor)

The Big Trees 1951 (Movie)

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Cheaper by the Dozen 1950 (Movie)

Dr Burton (Actor)

Any Number Can Play 1949 (Movie)

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Coroner Creek 1948 (Movie)

Sheriff O'Hea (Actor)

Sea of Grass 1947 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

Buffalo Bill 1943 (Movie)

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The Desperadoes 1942 (Movie)

Uncle Willie McLeod (Actor)

Penny Serenade 1940 (Movie)

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Too Many Husbands 1939 (Movie)

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Abilene Town (Movie)

Sheriff Bravo Trimble (Actor)

Arizona (Movie)

Judge Bogardus (Actor)

Bride by Mistake (Movie)

Connors (Actor)

City without Men (Movie)

Michael T. Mallory (Actor)

Devil's Doorway (Movie)

Zake Carmody (Actor)

Four Fast Guns (Movie)

Dipper (Actor)

Lust for Gold (Movie)

Wiser (Actor)

Something For a Lonely Man (TV Show)

Actor

Strange Affair (Movie)

Lt. Washburn (Actor)

Tear Gas Squad (Movie)

Cousin Andy (Actor)

The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (Movie)

Friar Tuck (Actor)

The Big Hangover (Movie)

Uncle Fred Mahoney (Actor)

The Black Arrow (Movie)

Lawless (Actor)

The Doctor Takes a Wife (Movie)

Doorman (Actor)

The Impatient Years (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

The Over-the-Hill Gang (TV Show)

Actor

The Sea Hawk (Movie)

Ben Rollins (Actor)

The Toughest Man in Arizona (Movie)

Jim Hadlock (Actor)

Three Cheers for the Irish (Movie)

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You Belong To Me (Movie)

Billings (Actor)

Biography

Best known to TV audiences as Uncle Joe Carson on "Petticoat Junction", "Green Acres", and "The Beverly Hillbillies", Edgar Buchanan moved with his family to Oregon not long after his birth, and after studying at the University of Oregon, Buchanan followed in his father's footsteps, and became a dentist. In 1939, Buchanan and him wife moved to Altadena, California, where he got involved with the Pasadena Players. After landing his first film role in 1939's "My Son is Guilty", he left dentistry to pursue acting professionally. Despite his late start, Buchanan had no trouble getting started. He appeared in seven films in 1940, and would go on to appear in more than 90 films and 70 television programs in his career. While he appeared in a number of popular films including "Penny Serenade", "Shane", and "The Talk of the Town", Buchanan made his biggest impact on TV playing Uncle Joe. First cast on "Petticoat Junction" in 1963, Buchanan would go on to play Uncle Joe in more than 240 episodes between the three shows that shared the character, which was retired in 1970 when "Petticoat Junction" was cancelled. Buchanan retired in 1974 after completing "Benji", a family adventure that reunited him with Higgins, the unnamed dog who ran about "Petticoat Junction". Buchanan died April 4, 1979, in Palm Desert, California. He was 76 years old.

EDUCATION

University of Oregon

Eugene , Oregon

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