Jim Nabors

Actor and Singer
Born Jun 12, 1932

James Thurston "Jim" Nabors is an American actor and singer. Born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama, Nabors moved to Southern California because of his asthma. While working at a Santa Monica nightclub, The Horn, he was discovered by Andy Griffith and later joined The Andy Griffith Show, playing Gomer Pyle. The character proved popular, and Nabors was given his own spin-off show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C..… Read More

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1930 Birth Born in 1930.


1964 34 Years Old Nabors revealed his rich baritone voice first on the February 24, 1964, episode of The Andy Griffith Show and on April 8, 1964, on The Danny Kaye Show, and subsequently capitalized on it with numerous successful recordings and live performances. … Read More


1973 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In a 1973 episode of The Rookies, he played his first "serious" role, a man called on to be an assassin after the death of his sister.
1977 47 Years Old From 1977 to 1978, Nabors hosted another variety show, The Jim Nabors Show. … Read More


1983 53 Years Old In 1983, he was cast as an auto mechanic in Stroker Ace, starring Burt Reynods as a race car driver who fights a fried-chicken chain entrepreneur. … Read More
1986 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1986, Nabors returned to television, reprising his role as Gomer Pyle in the television movie Return to Mayberry, in which the cast of The Andy Griffith Show reunited.


1994 64 Years Old In 1994, Nabors suffered from a near-fatal case of hepatitis B. … Read More
1997 67 Years Old Shortly after recovering from his transplant, Nabors embarked on another tour, with stops in Phoenix, St. Louis and Washington. From 1997 to 2006, Nabors starred in the Burton White-produced A Merry Christmas with Friends and Nabors, a live performance at the Hawaii Theatre Center in Honolulu. … Read More
2013 83 Years Old Nabors married his partner of 38 years, Stan Cadwallader, at Seattle, Washington's Fairmont Olympic Hotel on January 15, 2013, a month after same-sex marriage became legal in Washington. … Read More
2014 84 Years Old In March 2014, Nabors announced that the 2014 Indianapolis 500 would be his final appearance, saying that his health was limiting his ability to travel. … Read More
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