Paul Hartman

Paul Hartman was a dance and stage performer and later a character actor known especially for his role as the handyman Emmett Clark on the classic sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show" and its spin-off, "Mayberry R. F.D. ." ... Read more »
Born: 03/01/1904

Filmography

Actor (19)

American Anthem 1986 (Movie)

Competition Gymnast (Actor)

The Andy Griffith Show 1960 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Luv 1966 (Movie)

Doyle (Actor)

The Reluctant Astronaut 1966 (Movie)

Rush (Actor)

Those Calloways 1963 (Movie)

Charley Evans (Actor)

Soldier in the Rain 1962 (Movie)

Chief of Police (Actor)

The Thrill of It All 1962 (Movie)

Dr Taylor (Actor)

Inherit the Wind 1960 (Movie)

Meeker (Actor)

Hansel and Gretel 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Our Town 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

Gulf Playhouse 1952 - 1953 (TV Show)

Actor

Man on a Tightrope 1953 (Movie)

Jaromir (Actor)

Hollywood Star Revue 1948 - 1949 (TV Show)

Actor

Getting Away From It All (TV Show)

Actor

Higher and Higher (Movie)

Byngham (Actor)

Of Thee I Sing (TV Show)

Actor

Sunny (Movie)

Egghead (Actor)

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Paul Hartman was a dance and stage performer and later a character actor known especially for his role as the handyman Emmett Clark on the classic sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show" and its spin-off, "Mayberry R. F.D. ." Hartman first began working with his eventual wife, Grace Hartman, in a dance and comedy vaudeville act in the 1920s. By the '30s, the two hit Broadway and became successful enough to venture for the coast and television. In 1949, they landed their own sitcom, "The Hartmans," a very short-lived affair that left them back-pedaling to Broadway. Just before his wife's death in 1955, Hartman began making more successful inroads in Hollywood. In 1953, he co-starred, alongside Fay Wray, the legendary "King Kong" heroine, and Natalie Wood in the TV comedy "The Pride of the Family." He also had a supporting part in the Elia Kazan drama "Man on a Tightrope." In 1960, Hartman worked with dance legend Gene Kelly, Spencer Tracy, and "Man on a Tightrope" star Fredric March in the historical drama "Inherit the Wind." Hartman made several more films until 1967, the year that his career took off on television. In 1967 and 1968, he made frequent appearances as Emmett Clark on "Andy Griffith" and then reprised the role as a lead character on "Mayberry R.F.D. ," which starred Ken Berry. Hartman's Clark stuck around for all three seasons of the series, ending in 1971. Hartman passed away from a heart attack at age 69

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