Ken Berry

Actor + Dancer and Singer
Born Nov 3, 1933

Ken Berry is an American actor, dancer and singer. As a "triple threat" (dancer/actor/singer), Berry has had success in multiple television shows, one being with his friend and mentor, Andy Griffith. Berry starred in the successful comedies F-Troop, The Andy Griffith Show spin-off Mayberry RFD, and The Carol Burnett Show spin-off Mama's Family.… Read More

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1933 Birth Born on November 3, 1933.


1956 22 Years Old In 1956, after being released from Universal, Berry returned to Las Vegas where he opened for and joined Abbott & Costello in their stage act, performing sketches and song and dance routines at the Sahara Hotel and Casino. … Read More
1957 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Then, in 1957, Berry was asked by Ken Murray, a well-known vaudeville performer, to join his stage variety show, "The Ken Murray Blackouts". … Read More
1960 26 Years Old 1 More Event
After returning from New York in 1960, Berry was brought back to Desilu to play Woody, a bell hop, in ten episodes of CBS's The Ann Sothern Show which was set in a New York hotel called the Bartley House. … Read More
1961 27 Years Old After numerous smaller roles, Berry was cast as one of three comic relief characters on Dr. Kildare, from 1961 to 1966. … Read More


1967 - 1968 2 More Events
1970 36 Years Old On the 1970 Mayberry R.F.D. episode "The Charity", he and co-star Paul Hartman performed a soft shoe routine. … Read More
1972 38 Years Old After Mayberry R.F.D., Berry starred in several made for TV movies, and his own summer replacement variety show on ABC called The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show in 1972, which ran for five episodes. … Read More
1973 39 Years Old In 1973 Sherwood Schwartz wrote a Brady Bunch spin-off called Kelly's Kids, which featured Berry as the adoptive father of three diverse boys (black, white, and Asian). … Read More


1983 49 Years Old In 1983, Berry was cast as Vinton Harper in Mama's Family, a spin-off from The Carol Burnett Show with comic-actors including Vicki Lawrence, Dorothy Lyman, Rue McClanahan, Betty White, and Beverly Archer during six seasons of the show. … Read More


1993 59 Years Old His collaboration with Carol Burnett continued with the 1993 Long Beach theatrical production of From the Top. … Read More
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