Pat Buttram

Actor, Comedian, Comedy writer
Lumpy, pear-shaped comedian with an inimitably whiny, rustic drawl, discovered in the audience of a Chicago World Fair and soon thereafter a popular radio personality on "The National Barn Dance" and other shows ... Read more »
Born: 06/19/1915 in Addison, Alabama, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

Gene Autry: The Singing Cowboy 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Rick Moranis in Gravedale High 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Back to the Future III 1990 (Movie)

Saloon Old Timer (Actor)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 (Movie)

of 1st Bullet (Voice)

The Fox and the Hound 1981 (Movie)

of Chief (Voice)

Choices 1980 (Movie)

Pope (Actor)

Louis L'Amour's The Sacketts 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rescuers 1977 (Movie)

of Luke (Voice)

Robin Hood 1973 (Movie)

of Sheriff of Nottingham, a Wolf (Voice)

The Mouse Factory 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gatling Gun 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Green Acres 1965 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Howdy 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Aristocats 1970 (Movie)

of Napoleon (Voice)

I Sailed to Tahiti With an All Girl Crew 1969 (Movie)

Pat (Actor)

The Sweet Ride 1967 (Movie)

Texas Gambler (Actor)

The Hanged Man 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Roustabout 1964 (Movie)

Harry Carver (Actor)

Sergeant Deadhead 1964 (Movie)

The President (Actor)

The Hanged Man 1963 (Movie)

Otis Honeywell (Actor)

Twilight of Honor 1962 (Movie)

Cole Clinton (Actor)

Wagon Team 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Old West 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Strawberry Roan 1948 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

Barbed Wire (Movie)

Buckeye Buttram (Actor)

Evil Roy Slade (TV Show)

Narrator

Night Stage to Galveston (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Return to Green Acres (TV Show)

Actor

Silver Canyon (Movie)

"Cougar" Claggett (Actor)

Biography

Lumpy, pear-shaped comedian with an inimitably whiny, rustic drawl, discovered in the audience of a Chicago World Fair and soon thereafter a popular radio personality on "The National Barn Dance" and other shows. Buttram met singing cowboy star Gene Autry while performing on the air and later became the star's comedy sidekick for the tail end of Autry's silver screen reign. Although Smiley Burnette usually rode alongside the smartly dressed Western hero, Buttram continued Burnette's bumbling antics in "B" Westerns including "The Strawberry Roan" (1949), "Riders in the Sky" (1949), "Indian Territory" (1950) and "Barbed Wire" (1952). Buttram also followed Autry into TV and continued his bumptious antics for six years on "The Gene Autry Show."

Relationships

Father

Brother
survived him

Sister
had two survived him

Kerry Galgano

Daughter
survived him

Sheila Ryan

Wife
acted together in the Gene Autry vehicle, "Mule Train" (1950) born on June 8, 1921 married from 1952 until her death from a lung ailment on November 4, 1975

EDUCATION

Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, Alabama

Milestones

1990

Supplied voices on the NBC children's animated series, "Rick Moranis in Gravedale High"

1990

Reprised the role of Mr. Haney on the CBS TV-movie, "Return to Green Acres"

1990

Last feature film, "Back to the Future III"

1981

Supplied the voices of Washington Irving and Ichabod Crane's horse on the animated children's series, "The New Misadventures of Ichabod Crane"

1972

Wrote for the CBS summer variety series, "The Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour"

1966

Was one of the writers of the NBC variety special, "Danny Thomas Goes Country and Western"

1950

Played Pat, Gene Autry's assistant, on the popular Western TV series, "The Gene Autry Show"

1943

Earliest feature film credits include "The National Barn Dance"

1933

Attended the Chicago World's Fair; was in the audience of the "Barn Dance" and got big laughs when he was interviewed; subsequently hired as a comic

Returned to occasional feature film work in the early 1960s

Made regular appearances on Arthur Godfrey's various radio and TV shows ("Arthur Godfrey and Friends", "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts", etc.) And on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

Began as Gene Autry's sidekick in the late 1940s

Played Eustace Haney on the popular CBS sitcom, "Green Acres"

Guested regularly on KMPC, a Los Angeles radio station

Left college when an Alabama radio station hired him to perform after seeing his work in a college play

First met Gene Autry on the WLS radio program, "The National Barn Dance"

Bonus Trivia

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Most of the obituaries that came out at the time of Buttram's death gave his age as 78 but not his month or date of birth. The one source that does give his full date or birth gives the year as 1917, however.

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