Joby Baker

Canadian actor Joby Baker broke into television in 1952 with a one-off role on "The Red Skelton Hour", a comedy variety show that starred the beloved clown. By 1959, he had made his way into film with a supporting role ... Read more »
Born: 03/26/1934 in Montreal, Quebec, CA

Filmography

Actor (21)

Stone 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Six O'Clock Follies 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Stone 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Avalanche 1978 (Movie)

TV Director (Actor)

The City 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Superdad 1974 (Movie)

Klutch (Actor)

Self Portrait 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stranded 1966 (Movie)

Pete Patton (Actor)

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin 1966 (Movie)

Bandido Leader (Actor)

Girl Happy 1965 (Movie)

Wilbur (Actor)

When the Boys Meet the Girls 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gidget Goes to Rome 1962 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Gidget Goes Hawaiian 1961 (Movie)

Judge Hamilton (Actor)

Key Witness 1960 (Movie)

'Muggles' (Actor)

The Wackiest Ship in the Army 1960 (Movie)

Josh Davidson (Actor)

Gidget 1958 (Movie)

Stinky (Actor)

The Last Angry Man 1958 (Movie)

Myron Malkin (Actor)

Blackbeard's Ghost (Movie)

Silky Seymour (Actor)

Cry Rape! (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy B. & Andre (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the Single Parent (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Canadian actor Joby Baker broke into television in 1952 with a one-off role on "The Red Skelton Hour", a comedy variety show that starred the beloved clown. By 1959, he had made his way into film with a supporting role in the summer love comedy "Gidget", which starred American sweetheart Sandra Dee. He went on to appear in two more "Gidget" pictures, including the musical comedy sequel "Gidget Goes Hawaiian" and the American abroad rom-com "Gidget Goes to Rome". These years proved fruitful for Baker; he appeared in a long list of popular TV programs, including the terror-inducing anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and the family-man sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show". In 1965 he landed a small role in the Elvis Presley musical romantic comedy "Girl Happy". It was here that he met his first wife, actress Joan Blackman. The pair were married only two years; they parted ways around the time he'd landed the lead in the radio station-set sitcom "Good Morning, World". Sadly, like his marriage, this was not meant to last. The show was cancelled after only one season. After this Baker went back to one-offs and the occasional recurring role on television, on which he was a familiar face until his retirement in early 1984, the same year he married singer/songwriter Dory Previn.

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